Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. No, it doesn’t tread new territory that hasn’t been explored in a previous expansion, but nonetheless The Sims 2 Pets turns out to surprisingly be the most engaging and addictive expansion yet for The Sims 2.
  2. EA finally brings long-awaited family pets into the game. The surprisingly realistic-looking animals are fun to train and play with, and make the add-on yet another must-have for The Sims fans. [Oct 2006, p.82]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. WillE.
    Dec 17, 2006
    The Sims 2 Pets is great, as it offers many new options and items, although mostly animal related. The Create a Pet is very flexible and can create amazing breeds of cats and dogs. It also offers things that are different from Unleashed, such as wrecking furniture, getting on beds and couches, being able to make pets in Create a Pet, you can see the puppies and kittens, and this time they have breeds and such. In closing, this is an amazing expansion pack, well done Maxis. Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2013
    I think that the Sims 2 Pets is another great expansion pack for the Sims 2 game. This game adds a major component as we see pets become a part of the family. This game adds more fun with the addition of pets to the already fun simulation game. Full Review »
  3. NicholasY.
    Nov 16, 2007
    Although it doesn't give a wider range than others,Sims 2 Pets adds pets to the gaming experience. This pack lets you expand your imagination with the wide range of method you can make your own unique pet. Its the fun of raising your pets from their puppy days to their old dog days that makes this game fun. Its realistic in a way how you can take care of your pets and how pets really act but it doesn't let you do much with your pets, raising, teaching and bringing your pets out are what usually it revolves around. Full Review »