The Sims 2 DS

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Despite feeling -- and looking -- somewhat limited in scope and ambition on the Nintendo DS, The Sims 2 offers a reasonable measure of fun if you’re willing to forego the pleasures of simulation for a more narrative-oriented experience.
  2. There are still the variables in the game, like how you choose to interact with other people, but the game is fairly limited.
  3. 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.
  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. 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]
  6. 60
    The mundane is an integral part of any Sims game but so is having control over your character. In this title, that vital ingredient is absent and the game suffers, lacking fun and purpose.
  7. Nintendo Power
    55
    A great curiosity for a day, but it's not a place you'd want to stay. [Jan 2006, p.114]
  8. It is absolutely impossible to recommend this game to anyone, and indeed adherents to the Sims franchise will probably like it less than the average joe for its cavalier disregard for franchise staples.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2005
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Jun 24, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  2. 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! Full Review »
  3. Jun 14, 2015
    0
    Why can't we have a console version of the computer Sims? The computer Sims are always superior. You can do whatever you want on the computerWhy can't we have a console version of the computer Sims? The computer Sims are always superior. You can do whatever you want on the computer version and good around. These console games make you do missions and it's weird and it's totally everything but a Sims game. Doesn't even deserve the title. Full Review »