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 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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  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. 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: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AndyM.
    Nov 7, 2005
    Ive never played anything like this its the ultumate never ending game.
  2. Andrew
    Nov 4, 2005
    It rocks, it really does. GREAT multiplayer action!
  3. Amanda
    Mar 13, 2006
    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