Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sure it looks the same, sounds the same, and plays about the same, but it's a whole new world out there, a world where nature reigns supreme and your sims must bow to its forces or suffer the consequences.
  2. 89
    There is no question that the previous expansion packs (especially "University" and "Pets") wore out their welcome after a while. However, you’ll be playing with the effects of Seasons probably for the rest of your life – or if/until a "The Sims 3" comes out.
  3. If nothing else, the changing of the seasons and their impact on your quirky Sims add even more variety and life to an already amusing people simulator.
  4. It has well-balanced gameplay, and the fishing and gardening allow your Sims to finally relax and enjoy the great outdoors instead of constantly being in motion. Unfortunately, with all of these new features come even longer loading times.
  5. The Sims 2: Seasons isn't anything groundbreaking, but weather effects, gardening and other new stuff are fun enough to make it worthwhile for any Sims fan. [Nov 2007]
  6. Another small genesis for the franchise, which is now scarily ever closer to being as true a life simulation as it could possibly be.
  7. One of the more expansive expansions and easily one worth your time and money.
  8. Fishing, kissing, catching fireflies at night, building snowmen, wishing down the well and socialising around a campfire singing songs when the sun is setting is the back to basics gameplay that we were after this time around.
  9. Changing seasons provide great visuals for the passage of time, as sims grow up and mature. The effect is subtle, but it makes raising a sim family a more enjoyable and memorable experience.
  10. Seasons certainly takes the title in an entertaining direction, and does what any good expansion should – it builds on the experience. While not without a few errant cloudbursts, the expansion still manages to soak up the sun and provide a bright gaming experience.
  11. 80
    The fun comes from watching how differently each season unfolds and how it affects your Sims: Winter helps with family bonding, spring brings romance, summer builds friendships, and fall quickens learning new skills.
  12. It includes weather, gardening, fishing, and a few new career paths. These features may not sound like much, but they're enough to make this one of the best expansion packs in the series...The main drawback to The Sims 2: Seasons is the price.
  13. 80
    A great expansion pack to The Sims 2. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s the best one out there. No, it doesn’t have the volume of changes and additions that some of the other ones have, but everything in Seasons fits so very well with The Sims 2 that it’s hard to imagine playing the game without it.
  14. The new additions made the game that much better.
  15. 75
    Adding new careers, farming, fishing and seasons makes Seasons one of the biggest expansion packs yet.
  16. It adds seasonal weather, crop farming, and some new group activities that can actually make the challenging gameplay of Sims 2 a more relaxed pastime. For players looking for a slower-paced experience that doesn't require you to keep track of the ins and outs of an in-game business--or constantly watch a hyperactive pet--this is a good thing.
  17. The weather effects are quite wonderful, and there's something perfectly cosy about having a snowstorm fluttering outside the window, but they only change the game as much as you want them to. After the tenth rainstorm, the novelty starts to wane.
  18. Some nice cosmetic effects, new jobs and, er clothes await you the, Sims fans. If you really have to. And we know that some of you do. You sickos. [Apr 2007, p.73]
  19. All of which leaves this expansion pack as probably the least essential yet. It won't disappoint any fans, sure, but there's little to make lapsed devotees come in from the cold. [May 2007, p.89]
  20. As far as Sims expansions go though, it's mediocre. I mean, come on, it's bloody weather...And gardening. What's next? "The Sims 2: Picking Your Arse?" [June 2007, p.86]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 11, 2012
    Sure it looks the same, sounds the same, and plays about the same, but it's a whole new world out there, a world where nature reigns supreme and your sims must bow to its forces or suffer the consequences. Full Review »
  2. RobD.
    Mar 17, 2007
    Thank you Seasons! This expansion offers so much that I was hoping for, and so much more that I didn't expect! Great fun, the snow is so cool! (I want to use all caps there!). You should see the pool that I built on my lot, and snowball fights are the best. Thank you Seasons! Full Review »
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    Seasons is a really good expansion for The Sims 2, that adds seasons and new stuff. The new objects are really creative, and adds some special things to The Sims 2. And, we can't forget, the seasons. Changing weather is a really nice feature, but it doesn't change the game that much. Sure, weathers features some enjoyable possibilities, but the point is, it feels the same as the original game. Still, worth it. 76 out of 100 Full Review »