The Sims 2

GameCube
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 60
    Sims 2 for consoles is definitely not on par with the depth and ingenuity that its PC sibling offers but it's refreshing to play a relaxed version of the game that doesn't require as much surveying and emotional input.
  2. AceGamez
    70
    The type of player who will enjoy this game is the one who plays to unlock things. This is your type of game, because there are hundreds of items to unlock and use, which you will have to work for.
  3. You'll notice such things removed from the game as the ability to create a child Sim, while new things like a partially locked catalogue and cooperative play were added.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Left unattended, they are pale shadows of their more vibrant PC counterparts. They seem more vacant and literally dispossessed. [Feb 2006, p.91]
  5. I'm ready for this series to advance its gameplay, rather than just continuing to add new objects and locations to interact with.
  6. But the underlying gameplay and A.I. that made the PC version such a cohesive package is lost on this new generation of sexless sims, who care only for new rugs, expensive coffee tables, and balanced meals. They're perfect yuppies, and perfectly boring.
  7. If you've played the PC version and are looking for something new, you are likely to be disappointed as some of the newer and richer features have been stripped away to fit it onto the console.
  8. The Sims 2 loses something in translation from PC to consoles. Namely, its addictive, entertaining gameplay.
  9. 70
    There's still something addictive about this game once you get past the initially slow start. There are dozens and dozens of things to unlock, and charting your progress through the title really sucks you in.
  10. It's a marked improvement over the original Sims port, and "Urbz: Sims in the City," and you might find it to be right up your alley.
  11. The replay in any of these titles is much less than what you would find with the PC version. The linear storyline, and structured game flow really cut down on the nearly limitless options that are at your disposal in the computer version of the Sims games.

Awards & Rankings

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35
#35 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
6
#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 28, 2016
    9
    The sims 2 on the gamecube is not a fail of porting a classic game cause this game is very fun and enjoyable and another plus is...its on theThe sims 2 on the gamecube is not a fail of porting a classic game cause this game is very fun and enjoyable and another plus is...its on the gamecube! Full Review »
  2. Amanda
    Mar 13, 2006
    2
    This game seems fun at first, but with no Sim children or Sim ageing, the game soon feels a bit lackluster and sad, like it could have been This game seems fun at first, but with no Sim children or Sim ageing, the game soon feels a bit lackluster and sad, like it could have been so much better. It's not much different from the Urbz, except for being set in suburbia. Quite frankly the game leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. I feel like Maxis sort of ripped off us console gamers. Full Review »
  3. AndyM.
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Ive never played anything like this its the ultumate never ending game.