The Sims 3: University Life introduced a fourth sub-neighborhood named Sims University, where Young Adult or older Sims can go to college.The Sims 3: Island Paradise comes with Isla Paradiso.Lucky Palms, a desert-themed neighborhood, has two versions: standard and gold; the standard version costs 2,450 Sim Points, while the gold version costs 4,350.In December 2012, Monte Vista was available to download from The Sims 3 Store, and only came in a standard version.The Sims 3: Into the Future introduced a fifth sub-neighborhood named Oasis Landing.Aside from Riverview, more downloadable neighborhoods are available for sale from The Sims 3 Store.
This was done in response to consumer complaints with EA's other games that made use of Secu ROM DRM, such as Spore.
The description of this neighborhood reveals that The Sims 3 is indeed a prequel to The Sims and The Sims 2 (Although The Sims 3 is the successor to both games), as Sunset Valley was apparently built before Pleasantview, and founded by the Goth family.
A second neighborhood named Riverview The Sims 3: World Adventures introduced three sub-neighborhoods, Champs Les Sims, Shang Simla and Al Simhara.
Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams.
Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood.