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90

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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 740 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Sims 2 is the first entirely-new generation of The Sims, the ground-breaking game that allowed players to create and control people. The Sims 2 challenges you to direct the journey of your Sims' lives as they grow from infancy through childhood, teenage life and adulthood. Starting withThe Sims 2 is the first entirely-new generation of The Sims, the ground-breaking game that allowed players to create and control people. The Sims 2 challenges you to direct the journey of your Sims' lives as they grow from infancy through childhood, teenage life and adulthood. Starting with a personality that you give them (or that they inherit from their parents), your Sims will develop in unique ways based on your choices and influence. As they progress through life, your Sims will collect memories which shape who they are, what options they have and how they behave. These experiences can have a short or long-term effect on relationships between family members and friends. Experiences between Sims when they are children can affect their relationships as teens and adults. Your Sims can have casual friendships or make life-long enemies. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
  3. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. 100
    Far more than the original, this truly is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone, and should be tried by everyone.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    100
    A phenomenal game that deserves every penny of its inevitable commercial success. In fact, it's far too big for the simple word "game." [Dec 2004, p.90]
  3. As much fun as the original game and its family of expansion packs were, Sims 2’s gameplay is an incredible leap forward that veteran Sims players and newcomers alike will thoroughly enjoy.
  4. It's the circle of virtual life -- and it's insanely addictive.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    90
    Whatever magic that was used to create the original Sims, the most popular computer game of all time, has not only been recaptured but the dosage has been cranked to lethal proportions...It's better than the original and all of the expansion packs combined.
  6. PC Gamer
    85
    May not be the most ambitious follow-up ever, but it does fix most of what was broken in the first game while introducing an attractive, badly needed, 3D makeover. [Dec 2004, p.108]
  7. A game sequel done right, with only the blatant and unabashed commercialism working against it...or for it, depending on how you look at the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 145
  1. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    Amazing , This game is one of THE BEST P.C Games out. Far more enjoyable then Sims 3. Its simple to play and the options are endless ! Im gladAmazing , This game is one of THE BEST P.C Games out. Far more enjoyable then Sims 3. Its simple to play and the options are endless ! Im glad with how fast the sims grow up , if it was any longer ide be forwarding . I actually wished the 'teen' stage was shorter . But eh , What the hell :) Expand
  2. SpikeNox
    Oct 28, 2005
    10
    The Sims 2 has superior graphics and has a lot more options then the original Sims.
  3. BrontyPoos
    Oct 13, 2004
    10
    AhhH! this game is so good u just want to squeeze it 2 death! luv it luv it luv it luv it! graphics are good, sound is good, making people AhhH! this game is so good u just want to squeeze it 2 death! luv it luv it luv it luv it! graphics are good, sound is good, making people are cool too! just make sure u have above the requirements for the game settings because we only just had the requirements and it ran rather slowly - but updte a few things and WA LAA! all is great!!! Expand
  4. ClaireK.
    May 7, 2008
    10
    This game is the best the only people who are dumb enought to give it less than 9 is because they are too ignorant to buy a faster computer This game is the best the only people who are dumb enought to give it less than 9 is because they are too ignorant to buy a faster computer and are screwing their selves over Expand
  5. JaimeH.
    Jan 21, 2005
    9
    It is an awesome game, I just wish that it ran faster.
  6. Jan 3, 2017
    9
    Nekem ez a legjobb Sims játék. Sokkal több mindent tartalmaz, mint társai és sokkal élvezetesebb is számomra. Bár a grafika egy kicsitNekem ez a legjobb Sims játék. Sokkal több mindent tartalmaz, mint társai és sokkal élvezetesebb is számomra. Bár a grafika egy kicsit megkopott mostanra, de a hangulata a régi Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Nov 6, 2004
    0
    I hate it... it really has bad graphics and the big speaker stereo thingy wouldnt click on next song...

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