The Sims 2 GameCube

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  • Summary: In The Sims 2, you can control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the addition of genetics, the game lets your Sims pass their DNA down through generations. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. Now it's up to youIn The Sims 2, you can control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the addition of genetics, the game lets your Sims pass their DNA down through generations. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. Now it's up to you to take your Sims from the cradle to the grave, while fulfilling their dreams and pushing them to extremes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. It may not be as deep as the PC version but compared to most console games, this one is a bottomless pit.
  2. This is the perfect date game on two-player mode, and if you have a soft spot for the wonders of domestic tranquility, you'll have a great time playing this game.
  3. 85
    It's a fun, funny and truly engrossing entry in the series.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Just stay away; this game isn't worth your hard earned cash. Go buy something decent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. AndyM.
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Ive never played anything like this its the ultumate never ending game.
  2. Andrew
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    It rocks, it really does. GREAT multiplayer action!
  3. May 23, 2016
    8
    This has the same addictiveness as the PC version, but is lacking many features. This game takes a different approach, allowing you to controlThis has the same addictiveness as the PC version, but is lacking many features. This game takes a different approach, allowing you to control your Sim with the analog stick rather than clicking on an object for it to walk to. I actually like this approach, but it makes it tough to multi-task. The best feature of this game is definitely the multiplayer. It is great to be able to play this game on split-screen mode with a friend. It is fun to build a house and create a Sim, but this game has many problems compared to the PC version. First, there is a limit to how many objects you can put in your house because of the GameCube's hardware limitations. You also can't have a house with more than 1 floor. The bright side is, there are lots of different wallpapers, and a lot of furniture and objects as well. The second issue, and this is a big one, Sims don't age and can't have children. A Sim can go to work, but the camera doesn't leave the house and it feels locked down compared to the PC version. Despite these flaws, The Sims 2 for GameCube is still a good game, but doesn't compare to the PC version. Expand
  4. 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. Collapse

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#39 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
#5 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005