Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings
BeckaD.Jun 26, 2006it is so awesome you will spend hours solving mysteries!
RyanB.Nov 6, 2005A nice effort to improve on last year's Sims: Bustin' Out, The Sims 2 falls flat when the game strays too far from it's source material and weakens some of the factors that strengthened Bustin' Out. The game is less "The Sims", now, and more "Grand Theft Auto: Child Safe Edition". Some nice ideas in this one are squandered because they're attached to something that is only "The Sims" in name alone. For example: Rather than a detailed listing of the emotional range of your Sim (showing you when he needs to shower, go to the bathroom, etc.), the only indicator you get now is when a dialog bubble appears over your Sim's head with a certain need; the worst part about this is it is random - less than 30 seconds after my Sim had lunch, an icon appeared above his head claiming he was dying of thirst despite consuming 2 sodas prior. Ah well, there's always next year...… Full Review »