The Sims 2 DS

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  • Summary: Explore the wide-open world of The Sims 2 while trying to gain fame and fortune for your own custom created Sims. Become a real estate mogul building, customizing and running a hotel in Strangetown. Bring in the cash by keeping everyone happy and keeping the hotel in good condition. DesignExplore the wide-open world of The Sims 2 while trying to gain fame and fortune for your own custom created Sims. Become a real estate mogul building, customizing and running a hotel in Strangetown. Bring in the cash by keeping everyone happy and keeping the hotel in good condition. Design the paintings on the walls of the gallery and record the music in the lounge though touch screen mini-games. Keep Strangetown's Sims happy to uncover their hidden secrets. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. A pretty compelling game on the Nintendo DS. It is structured enough to give you some purpose in what you’re doing but contains enough of the more open-endedness of the other modes to keep things interesting.
  2. 82
    It's a little clumsy in control in some places (the Alien Invasion and Ratticator missions are particularly cumbersome), but the interface works well in others, and even with the departure from some more traditional Sims elements, the game still feels a part of the same world.
  3. There is enough micro-management (keeping your hotel clean, your guests happy, and your sanity intact) that when you get things accomplished you feel good about it, but the game never overwhelms you.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    The best case for Sims in you pocket is on the DS where the conceit is that you’re running a hotel. [Mar 2006, p.89]
  5. AceGamez
    70
    The storyline is DS-exclusive and contains a lot of tie-ins, but if you're looking for the authentic Sims experience then you'll have to stick with the PC version.
  6. Game Informer
    68
    The content that's there can occasionally be fun, but there just wasn't enough of it to keep me engaged. [Feb 2006, p.112]
  7. I believe EA could have created a very nice 2D/Top down view version of the game to suit the DS but instead it thought that a liner mission based structure would be more fun for the player and in my opinion they could not have been more wrong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. ShaunaG.
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    it is a good game i mean it is way better on the nintendo DS beacause you could play on it where when ever you want ! There should be more it is a good game i mean it is way better on the nintendo DS beacause you could play on it where when ever you want ! There should be more games that are only for game cube, xbox, ps2..... that should have the same game on the nintendo DS! Expand
  2. MacaelaW.
    Apr 8, 2007
    8
    Well, this game is quite fun, actually, i think its quite amuzing. but, however, there are some things, that dissapoint me. The fact that it Well, this game is quite fun, actually, i think its quite amuzing. but, however, there are some things, that dissapoint me. The fact that it is too short, in 4 weeks im on the very last level. there is nothing to do in some places, they should make it more interesting. and the fact that when you talk to somebody you do what THEY want you to do. after you have bought all the places, whats the city hall for? nothing ! the saloon, BORRRING!! i think its great that they added places like, the gym and the casino is quite amuzing. tho, it could use ALOT of work! and i mean alot! this game is really fun, and i recomend it. Expand
  3. JamesC.
    Aug 10, 2006
    7
    This game (although I did not complete it all the way through) is very fun and addictive, the missions although a bit odd make you feel happy This game (although I did not complete it all the way through) is very fun and addictive, the missions although a bit odd make you feel happy and accomplished upon finishing them despite replacing the basic needs (hunger, bladder etc.) with a sanity bar? It is quite a good adaption of the sims 2 for a handheld console that you can't seem to put down. Expand
  4. ClaireD.
    Apr 30, 2006
    6
    Disappointing game. It's just way too short - you're finished before you know it. A few of the locations in the game are hardly Disappointing game. It's just way too short - you're finished before you know it. A few of the locations in the game are hardly used and could have been made more interesting. Nothing happens in City Hall aside from asking to build rooms or going to the toilet. More fun features could have been added all over the place. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think its pretty weird to have a criminal running around and when it goes near you, you pass out and return to your room. Anyway, you run a hotel and you try to keep your guests happy by cleaning up the rooms, fighting aliens, etc. Expand
  6. CicelySmith
    Mar 27, 2007
    3
    IT SUCKS!!!!!! You cant do anything!!!! All you do is get stranded....help the strange town people with aliens....keep the hotelIT SUCKS!!!!!! You cant do anything!!!! All you do is get stranded....help the strange town people with aliens....keep the hotel running....and try to keep ur persons needs up!!! There are NO families, NO real interaction, and NO chance to live on your own. Your just stuck!!!! I guess I was blinded by the thought of Sims being on DS with its new enhancements on gaming. But its all a lie!!!! DONT BUY IT!!!!!!! TRUST ME!!!!! By the time you see for yourself...it will be to late to return it. Stores wont let you....even if you trade it in at a place like gamestop, they'll maybe give you $8, if your lucky!!! So dont waste your money!!! The only reason I have it a '3' was because it was one of my favorite number thats was low enought to be considered 'bad'. This game should get an F- !!!!!!! Expand
  7. AhmedG.
    Jun 18, 2006
    0
    The game is completely rubbish it is VERY hard to control and why do you want to watch people walk around reading newspapers.

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#22 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2005