THE SIMS 3: PETS (M)
Ps3/xbox 360, $99.95 ★★★ The virtual household simulator returns, this time with a focus on the furrier residents. The powerful character creator means you can craft puppies and kittens as you want them (adorable or sickeningly adorable), and new mystery-based quests require your pets to dig for hidden treasure or chase ghosts. It’s still not as fully featured as the PC version and there are too many loading screens, but this is an otherwise solid addition to the franchise. Out now.