Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Every bit as addictive and charming as "The Sims" ever were. Degg-degg! [Dec 2005, p.91]
  2. It may not be as deep as the PC version but compared to most console games, this one is a bottomless pit.
  3. As fascinating as ever with new and improved possibilities. Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Sims' lives tend to get more exciting and interesting than your own? [Nov 2005]
  4. 90
    If playing the divine hand to a house full of simulated people appeals to you, this is as good as it gets.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 81
  2. Negative: 48 out of 81
  1. MatttMayo
    Nov 2, 2005
    This game is cool but i really need some cheats of some sort!!
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    I've had so many great memories and nights of staying up until 4 in the morning with this game. Although it may not be as great as the PC version and has multiple bugs, it doesn't take away from the charm and laughs that this game delivers. But if I were to buy another Sims game, I wouldn't think about buying any other port for it but for the PC. Full Review »
  3. Jan 15, 2014
    The port on the ps2 is tragic! Starting with the ever-problematic graphics hopeless ending soundtrack ... Really it is hopeless ... How did this game came from EA? I'm a fan of the Sims but this game is ... so ... fatal.I give this game 3 just because I like the Sims (pc) Full Review »