The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. It may not be the best simulation ever or even in the series itself, but it makes for a rather lengthy adventure with plenty of charm.
  2. Die-hard Sims 2 fans might do well to avoid this, while those looking to enjoy the challenge of surviving on a deserted island – and who do not mind a bit of redundant tasks – should find this a decent escape.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    While the game's concept and execution are commendable, the horrendous load times constantly interrupt your experience--but if you don't mind waiting five second to access your inventory (or twenty to change zones), you'll find some humorous sandbox fun. [Holiday 2007, p.77]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    Sadly, the best Sims game for a long time is almost crippled by tiresome loading times that hobble the action. [Christmas 2007, p.111]
  5. 60
    It's hard to say whether you'll have the patience to create a life of virtual luxury, or lose your sanity and find yourself seeking the quickest way out of the life of a castaway.
  6. It took the stressful stat management that made Lost in Blue ulcer inducing and turned it into a funky, fun, “Lost” kind of experience.
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    55
    Simply one long fetch quest. [Christmas 2007, p.82]
  8. I love the concept, and applaud the idea of using the Sims framework to create something more hands-on in nature...But the game is undeniably patchy and full of scrappy design decisions that push the player away rather than drawing them in. It's so rough around the edges that I even ejected the disc to check it said review code.

Awards & Rankings

#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 17, 2014
    10
    Fenomenal um dos melhores jogos que joguei no ps2 muito divertido,montar as casas com madeiras pegar comida na floresta, ir em varios lugaresFenomenal um dos melhores jogos que joguei no ps2 muito divertido,montar as casas com madeiras pegar comida na floresta, ir em varios lugares diferentes,fazer instrumentos pra ouvir musica kkkkk e muito bom. Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    9
    This game I played it to death and even to this day I play it for hours. Must have. You need to ban together with other sims to make a smallThis game I played it to death and even to this day I play it for hours. Must have. You need to ban together with other sims to make a small comunity of sims on the island and givd them jobs to assist the rest of the groups The only thing that holds it back are the loading screens they are so long but it is a great game. Full Review »
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    8
    Sims 2 Castaway is a very fun game! While a lot of the Sims games focus is building relationships between your characters and decorating, it'sSims 2 Castaway is a very fun game! While a lot of the Sims games focus is building relationships between your characters and decorating, it's fun to see a Sims game where your focus is about survival, while still having the option to do normal Sims-game type stuff like relationships and decoration, even if it isn't in as much depth as the other games. Definitely recommended. Full Review »