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  • Summary: The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two-player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off. Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    Fans of the series will lap it up whilst those that find The Sims to be boring and pointless will not be in any way swayed.
  2. A vast improvement to an aging franchise, breathing a little more life into a concept that's days may be numbered.
  3. It's monotonous, mundane, and frightfully addictive - just the way I like 'em. [Jan 2004, p.132]
  4. Slow, often frustrating, but frighteningly engrossing at the same time. If you're after a leisurely, open-ended experience then it's highly recommended. [NGC]
  5. Worth a look-see, but memory card requirements effectively banish this one to the realm of "Either buy it, or don't bother."
  6. Despite some flaws and relatively few improvements (on the PC this would be just another expansion pack), it still may be worth a purchase.
  7. There is more freedom in career choices, less intense caretaking, plus a few console specific features. But the gameplay is old hat for previous console players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 7