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  • Summary: In The Sims 2 University, the first expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed The Sims 2 PC game, players for the first time will play through the new "young adult" life stage as their Sims head off to college and join the campus crowd. Whether they live in the dorms or rush a fraternity or sorority that's just the beginning...Sims can choose from one of 11 majors and by keeping their grades on track, they?ll secure a final degree and open up 4 new career paths. Players will enjoy all-new college based wants and fears that are tied to their Sims? social life and academic goals which will lead to new rewards and powers that will help them achieve their goals and aspirations in college and beyond. Pranks, parties and college social interactions add to the excitement while your Sims explore campus locations such as college lounges, pool halls, gyms and coffee houses. As in real life, if your Sims start running low on funds, they can earn Simoleans by picking up a part time job, like tutoring, or engaging in riskier affairs like printing money as a member of the "secret society." Of course, making the right decisions can lead to your Sim to the ultimate goal of becoming "Big Sim on Campus" in The Sims 2 University. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The developers behind the game have done an excellent job with their first expansion for The Sims 2. They already had a brilliant game to begin with, and the aspects they have added with University only work to increase that brilliance.
  2. 90
    As a complete package, then, Sims 2 University delivers in a big way. There's a staggering number of new things to do and new ways to interact with your Sims. While bugs occasionally crop up, they're not quite enough to spoil to party.
  3. The Sims do college right, with all of the fun but none of the pressure of the university experience.
  4. The whole thing is animated by a catchy faux indie rock soundtrack. [July 2005, p.58]
  5. You'll always be busy and it can be a lot of fun if you don't take it too seriously - just like your real life which you waste playing computer games.
  6. 80
    A fine expansion with fun locations and seductive opportunities, but it needs a bit more gameplay balance before graduating to the "real" world.
  7. 60
    The increased emphasis on exploring different lots on campus serves to exacerbate the tedium involved in getting your sims from point A to point B, and the time traveling logic it entails.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. LaurensdeJ.
    Oct 12, 2005
    The best sim game ever!
  2. DickB.
    Jun 2, 2005
    The sims 2 university is the best sims game ever. And I do own all the sims games.
  3. IdharthB.
    Feb 27, 2005
    Gr8 wat can i say, I've been looking forward for this Expansion Pack since quite some time now and honestly speaking time's passing by at a snails pace can't wait my hands on this piece of gold. Expand
  4. CalS.
    Jun 6, 2005
    It was the best game ever it was amazing.
  5. TayB.
    Mar 14, 2005
    This game is good but like I find it hard to get the other sims in and I wish the sims could drive to their own house for the weekends.
  6. GemmaH.
    Oct 10, 2005
    This game is really good but it doesn't look as good as it has advertised. I had to uninstall the game for quite some time, when i finally got it back on again i realised how much i missed it. Fantastic so it gets a 9 from me! Expand
  7. Tyler
    Mar 13, 2005
    It was nothing but another stuped sim game. It made my computer slow wich is the best computer for games on the market!

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