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
  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. It’s a more linear experience, but it hasn’t lost touch with what makes The Sims unique and appealing.
  5. 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. A great curiosity for a day, but it's not a place you'd want to stay. [Jan 2006, p.114]
  7. 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.
  8. 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]
  9. 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.
  10. There are still the variables in the game, like how you choose to interact with other people, but the game is fairly limited.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  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. Apr 12, 2015
    6
    Uma jogabilidade mediana e um gráfico bacana para essa época, só o fato de ser para DS já é um ponto positivo, pois antigamente só tinha jogosUma jogabilidade mediana e um gráfico bacana para essa época, só o fato de ser para DS já é um ponto positivo, pois antigamente só tinha jogos para PC, e hoje em dia existe jogos para praticamente todas as plataformas. Full Review »