The Sims 2 Nightlife PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. Dating is another significant aspect of play added to The Sims 2, and it certainly throws in an element of challenge and intrigue to the base game.
  2. If dating is your game and "partying" is your middle name, then dance on downtown with Nightlife, where the nighttime is the right time for loving and partying hearty all night until the sun rises in the morning.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    86
    A nice romance and party oriented add-on for The Sims 2. Does not add to the basic concept as much as University did, but at least it gives a lot of new things to do with your little computer people. [Sept. 05]
  4. The good news is that it has an abundance of new features that, rather than taking over the basic goals, instead complements them. It's an expansion that actually expands on the core game, so if you're getting a little bored with the basic package it's a good bet.
  5. There aren’t any big enough changes in Nightlife to change your mind about the game if you’re not a The Sims 2 fan to begin with, and certain issues such as long load times still persist in the game. However, if you’re looking to add some fun to your sims’ lives, Nightlife fits the bill quite nicely.
  6. This is as replayable as it gets. Nightlife--as is the Sims 2--is completely open-ended.
  7. 82
    Nightlife is certainly worth the money if you're the kind of player that loves the social aspect more than the house aspect of the game, but it's doesn't seem as dense an addition as "University" was.
  8. 80
    Unlike Sims 2 "University," which added a whole new age, new careers, and new ways to radically change your Sims, Nightlife doesn't change Sims 2 with any bold strokes. Still, just about every feature added in the expansion works and works well, enhancing if not revolutionizing the game.
  9. The expansion adds a few things that help make the game seem more goal-oriented and a few things that are just plain weird--but it does have some neat new tricks to keep fans of The Sims interested.
  10. 80
    Nightlife makes a challenging game more challenging and an amusing game all the more amusing.
  11. There are countless appealing touches about the 100 or so additions here, such as the chance to take pictures that you can then hang up at home. Absorbing fun.
  12. The numerous entertainment options in the downtown area are a real treat, as are the new items and activities.
  13. AceGamez
    80
    Possibly the best feature of Nightlife is its integration with University.
  14. 80
    Unlike "University," which takes you completely out of the Sim’s home environment for long stretches of time, Nightlife is expertly integrated into the core game.
  15. PC Format
    80
    Exactly what you'd expect, and full of good ideas. [Nov 2005, p.92]
  16. Wisely focuses on humankind's hedonistic tendencies, with less emphasis on acquisition and more on enjoying life outside the house.
  17. PC Gamer
    75
    Enough new features to keep Sims 2 fans sated 'till the next expansion. [Dec 2005, p.84]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    Dating is another significant aspect of play added to The Sims 2, and it certainly throws in an element of challenge and intrigue to the baseDating is another significant aspect of play added to The Sims 2, and it certainly throws in an element of challenge and intrigue to the base game. It's the coolest, Tim Laurence is the best produser!!!!!! Really game is amazing so as his ideas, there would never be our favourite sims if not him. We all shall thank him. And besides game cost only 35 dollars that's the cheepest thing for such a cool game. He is my star.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love from Russia! Full Review »
  2. HaleyK.
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    This is the BEST game ever. Do not deny it, you know it is... So awesome, and the person you aren't playing on can actually propose to you!
  3. BenJ.
    Aug 4, 2006
    10
    I think it is excellent because you can finaly drive cars go to bowling alleys nightclubs and restaraunts.