Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 85
    FreeTime is so rich with content and gameplay features that I rate it right up there with Seasons as one of my must-have expansion pack titles.
  2. Overall, from its equal treatment of Sims in different stages of life to its smooth integration with all previous expansion packs, FreeTime is very well-rounded and better thought-out than many of the previous expansions.
  3. 83
    Free Time will go down as one of the most significant expansions for The Sims 2. It definitely blows away "Bon Voyage," and is arguably even slightly better than "Seasons" simply because of the new content.
  4. A quality add-on to revive your habit. [May 2008, p.88]
  5. Free Time is an expansion pack that goes beyond what it at first appears. Far from limiting itself to the 10 new activities, it adds quite a few touches not immediately noticeable, that manage to deepen the experience.
  6. Yet another add-on for the somewhat tired franchise. However, for an add-on it's well made and brimming with content, so the target audience should be pleased with it. [Mar 2008]
  7. For the Sims 2 fan whose enthusiasm has been decaying in the six months since Bon Voyage, prepare to be bombarded by new things. And for those gamers who haven’t yet experienced the world’s highest grossing game series, perhaps The Sims 2 is now exhaustive enough to deserve a second glance. [May 2008, p.61]
  8. What FreeTime offers is good stuff. The clubs are nice but the real benefit is linking neighborhoods and terrain modification.
  9. FreeTime isn't bad. Actually, it's very good. [June 2008, p.80]
  10. The existence of sims comprised mostly of the same actions repeated over and over again gains some more colour now that cooking and cleaning up can be taken up as hobbies. Career and romance become even easier thanks to a new batch of options directed at starting and improving the relationships. There is nothing revolutionary in this rather utilitarian add-on, but if I can have a good time fixing the microwave, why not? [March 2008]
  11. Free Time is more a gap filler than anything else. It gives a few more things to do and smoothes some rough edges, but there’s a sense that EA is playing out the string here.
  12. A worthwhile addition to any Sims fan's expansion collection.
  13. Free Time is so uninspiring compared to some other Sims add-ons. The combination of developing your hobbies, making a career and maintaining your Sims is a difficult one. The add-on adds little to the concept. Only for Sims-addicts.

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