"The Sims 3: Pets is an expansion to the base Sims 3 game that released on consoles in 2009. This version of the game, as the name implies, revolves heavily around Sim Pets, creatures that can not only inhabit your dwelling space but can also be directly controlled, just like a normal sim. There's also a new town hub involved, along with the ability to become a Mysteriologist, and track down different mysteries hidden around the town. There are a few new jobs and other minor additions included as well. But the core gameplay of Sims 3 remains pretty much the same."