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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 545 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Sims 2 is the first entirely-new generation of The Sims, the ground-breaking game that allowed players to create and control people. The Sims 2 challenges you to direct the journey of your Sims' lives as they grow from infancy through childhood, teenage life and adulthood. Starting withThe Sims 2 is the first entirely-new generation of The Sims, the ground-breaking game that allowed players to create and control people. The Sims 2 challenges you to direct the journey of your Sims' lives as they grow from infancy through childhood, teenage life and adulthood. Starting with a personality that you give them (or that they inherit from their parents), your Sims will develop in unique ways based on your choices and influence. As they progress through life, your Sims will collect memories which shape who they are, what options they have and how they behave. These experiences can have a short or long-term effect on relationships between family members and friends. Experiences between Sims when they are children can affect their relationships as teens and adults. Your Sims can have casual friendships or make life-long enemies. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
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  1. 100
    Far more than the original, this truly is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone, and should be tried by everyone.
  2. A phenomenal game that deserves every penny of its inevitable commercial success. In fact, it's far too big for the simple word "game." [Dec 2004, p.90]
  3. As much fun as the original game and its family of expansion packs were, Sims 2’s gameplay is an incredible leap forward that veteran Sims players and newcomers alike will thoroughly enjoy.
  4. It's the circle of virtual life -- and it's insanely addictive.
  5. Whatever magic that was used to create the original Sims, the most popular computer game of all time, has not only been recaptured but the dosage has been cranked to lethal proportions...It's better than the original and all of the expansion packs combined.
  6. May not be the most ambitious follow-up ever, but it does fix most of what was broken in the first game while introducing an attractive, badly needed, 3D makeover. [Dec 2004, p.108]
  7. A game sequel done right, with only the blatant and unabashed commercialism working against it...or for it, depending on how you look at the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 134
  1. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    Amazing , This game is one of THE BEST P.C Games out. Far more enjoyable then Sims 3. Its simple to play and the options are endless ! Im gladAmazing , This game is one of THE BEST P.C Games out. Far more enjoyable then Sims 3. Its simple to play and the options are endless ! Im glad with how fast the sims grow up , if it was any longer ide be forwarding . I actually wished the 'teen' stage was shorter . But eh , What the hell :) Expand
  2. AprilC.
    Aug 28, 2005
    10
    Great game.
  3. JeffB.
    Sep 25, 2004
    10
    This game comes as close to real life as you could get.
  4. JenniferL.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    I have been Playing the Sims since SIms 1 & I have loved everything they have done since then!
  5. JaimeH.
    Jan 21, 2005
    9
    It is an awesome game, I just wish that it ran faster.
  6. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    Great game! Very fun to play, with lots of details. It's truly a masterpiece to the series. The base game didn't have that much of content,Great game! Very fun to play, with lots of details. It's truly a masterpiece to the series. The base game didn't have that much of content, but you could really enjoy playing it for weeks! The animations were great, the Sims had life, they were funny! I love this game.

    The only thing i didn't like was the very limited CAS. If you wanted to create beautiful Sims, they would all look the same. Besides that, The Sims 2 was perfect!
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  7. [Anonymous]
    Nov 6, 2004
    0
    I hate it... it really has bad graphics and the big speaker stereo thingy wouldnt click on next song...

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