Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. When you take on lousy controls that require you to alternate constantly between the Control Pad and buttons and the touch screen, it's clear that The Sims 2 Pets needs a serious check-up. [Jan. 2007, p.116]
  2. This tries to pull off so much but it's neither as compelling and varied as "The Sims" nor as loveable as "Nintendogs." Plus it's so blocky it's like someone invented an 8-bit DS. [Dec 2006, p.87]
  3. 51
    The design itself lacks focus in both its Sims model as well as its Pet simulation -- it's just so overwhelmingly bland, boring, tedious, and unrewarding that it fails to hold the interest level that the Sims series has been known for.
  4. The Sims 2: Pets for the DS feels limited and repetitive, and it lacks the heart that any good pet-care sim must have.
  5. Basically, you're getting a half-baked version of The Sims with an even less-baked version of Nintendogs grafted onto it.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. MartinW.
    Jan 13, 2007
    This game is boring and repetitive if you are a sims fan this will sure be a let down.
  2. GemmaN.
    Nov 6, 2006
    Not at all impressed with this game. The Sims being a big selling product, I thought this game was well worth the £30 I spent on it, but very dissapointed with the overall concept. The graphics are not up to scratch (the dogs sometimes look google eyed and ugly!), the game play is very repetitive and there is not much scope to keep on playing the game. Thumbs down for what, with the DS touch screen, could have been excellent but turned out below par Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2011
    There is little to do in this Sims game that is even a little interesting. This is one of the least enjoyable Sims because of a lack of content. I recommend the Sims 2 for PSP more than this. Full Review »