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  • Summary: Experiencing all four seasons for the first time – from seasonal activities to all-new outerwear for unpredictable weather – provides a whole new level of excitement for your Sims. Not only will your Sims experience the seasons changing in winter, spring, summer and fall, but each season will deliver unique benefits, impacting your Sims relationships, mood, skills, careers and more. And be sure to dress your Sims appropriately for the weather -- freezing, sunburn and other unexpected weather effects can occur. Whether you're strengthening family ties in winter, letting romance bloom in spring, deepening the bonds of friendship in summer, or fast-tracking your career in fall, the seasons have a whole new impact on your Sims' lives throughout the year. Avoid the heat; take a dip in the pool and play Marco Polo. Go skating on an ice rink; have snowball fights, build snowmen or make snow angels. Each season unfolds differently delivering stunning visuals of weather effects and seasonal changes including snow, rain, hail, lightning and more ensuring a unique gameplay experience for many seasons to come. Show Off Your Sims' Green Thumb; make your garden blossom and reap the rewards. And as an added bonus, crops that harvest at the peak time can produce varying juices that reap special benefits, from love potions and energy boosts to cold fighters and smart juices. Time to drink up! [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  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. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 75
    Adding new careers, farming, fishing and seasons makes Seasons one of the biggest expansion packs yet.
  7. 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]

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  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. Expand
  2. MethaneT.
    Feb 5, 2007
    The Sims 2 Seasons is a great game to play. It is appearantly Maxis best and last expansion pack for the sims 2. I enjoyed playing this game a lot, I found it more interesting than nightlife, more entertaining than Pets and OFB, and a lot more funner than University. My Favorite season in the game was spring. I thought it was very amusing experimenting with hail and thunder storms. Winter would come second. It seemed to me that Maxis made winter to be the highlight of the seasons. As there are more objects and events for the winter than there is for any other season. But anyway, the seasons are a great add-on for the sims 2, I feel like my sims 2 collection is finally complete. Expand
  3. 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! Expand
  4. BillG.
    Jan 6, 2007
    The Sims 2 Seasons is a great new expansion pack. It now allows you to have snowball fights, go fishing build snowman and new clothing. There is now new weather such as thunder storms, hail storms and very hot, so dress for the unexpected weather! Expand
  5. 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 Expand