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  • Summary: Sims Have New Friends - Pets! Sims can share their lives with their new pets and add more fun to the Sims experience. From dogs, cats, caged animals and more, your Sims share new friends to experience life's precious moments. With so many different animals to choose from, there's no telling what unpredictable experiences could occur. Create-A-Pet: Choose from dozens of dog and cat breeds or customize features for a one-of-a-kind pet. You can even modify your pet's body shape by choosing from specific colors and unique markings. Don't like the way they act? Change their personality - from smart and sweet to silly and sloppy - anyone can create their ideal animal friend in The Sims 2 Pets. Your Sims can encourage and discipline pets, training them to shake, roll over, play dead, and more. Unruly pets might dig in the yard, claw the sofa, or topple the trash. Thankfully, a little training can go a long way. Create and control digital characters over a lifetime, setting their goals in life from popularity and romance, to fortune and family- their stories are in your hands. Use special codes to share unlockable pet accessories, fur types or markings with other The Sims 2 Pets players. Take your Sims and their pet for a romp at any of the nearby park areas, or head to the Central Town Park which is a favorite of pet owners. While there, watch your pet play well with others while your Sim can meet others and socialize with fellow animal lovers. Visit the adjoining Town Center, a great gathering spot for Sims that evolves over time. Once you've seen the latest styles and decided on a purchase, deck your pet out in the latest clothing and accessories around. From geek to chic and cool to casual, your Sim can customize their pet's look with one stop in the Town Center. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. For an expansion pack, there is plenty to do and see and it adds a completely new level of variety to your Sims' already busy life.
  2. Rarely does an expansion (or companion, in the case of the PS2 and GameCube) see content integrated so well into an existing game. After a few minutes playing Pets, you'll feel as if the animals have always been a part of your gaming life.
  3. This isn't the best buy for those who have played the series to death. But if you haven't, then get on board with this animal update.
  4. 70
    Maxis hasn't changed the game drastically and shouldn't have to for an expansion pack that is adding a new (and cute!) perspective to an already solid game.
  5. The addition of pets has made Sims 2 marginally cuter, but the novelty quickly wears off as you still spend the majority of your time making sure the toilet is regularly cleaned. [Nov 2006, p.65]
  6. The question is, would you rather simulate real life or just live it? [Jan. 2007, p.110]
  7. If you want to play The Sims, go out and buy a PC and the game too. It may be a lot more expensive this way but for the true Sims experience I would recommend it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. AlexC.
    Nov 16, 2006
    This game rocks! Although I wish the dogs did not dig holes and that you can still get a job when your mad.
  2. ghbergnc!!!#%%^%
    Jul 12, 2007
    This game is very fun to play sometimes, some features from some of the previews games of sims have been taken away.
  3. RiverT.
    Nov 5, 2006
    It's a pretty cool game except some of the regular features are no longer there. Like having kids. (Which I couldn't even do in the first "Sims 2" So please help me with this. Expand