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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of newThe Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two-player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Even the addition of crazy new Social moves like Break Dance and Booty Tease make interactions with other Sims much more fun than they were in previous titles.
  2. It's somehow mind-numbingly mundane and brilliantly addictive at the same time. [Jan 2004, p.92]
  3. It's monotonous, mundane, and frightfully addictive - just the way I like 'em. [Jan 2004, p.132]
  4. Wilder and more addictive than the original. There are plenty of modes here to satisfy everyone and the fact that you can go out to different locations is just the icing on an already sweet cake.
  5. It's not the "best" version, but it's the most complete. If that makes any sense.
  6. We would have loved some additional competitive online options. [Jan 2004, p.29]
  7. I’m going to go have Sara shag a few more sims, then I’m calling it a night.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. KutD.
    Sep 5, 2005
    10
    It is a brilliant game it is one of the best ive played although it would be even better if you could make the blurry bits go away.
  2. SamanthaL.
    Nov 19, 2004
    10
    The origanal game was crap!Im adicted to the game.the graphics are better and theres more to every thing like social or clothes and decorations.
  3. TonyaJ.
    Apr 22, 2005
    10
    I love the Sims, and I started this game cheerful and intent on unlocking everything (which I have). I finished after starting over a second I love the Sims, and I started this game cheerful and intent on unlocking everything (which I have). I finished after starting over a second time (I was eaten by a mutant plant and killed in a fire in my bedroom.) I finished after with a husband and three of my four kids sent to prep school, and I came to understand the "Sim Speak." If you like Sim games, you'll love this game, and if is the first Sim game you've played, pick up a strategy guide. Expand
  4. FonzoB.
    Dec 17, 2003
    9
    Its kool. They done a lot of improvement.
  5. JennaS.
    Jan 6, 2008
    9
    I loved everything about this game. I have completed every goal and played through every scenerio and spent countless hours playing and I loved everything about this game. I have completed every goal and played through every scenerio and spent countless hours playing and having a blast. The only reason for rating it a 9 instead of a 10 is because they discontinued online play. :( I wanted to try that so badly and the game box still says it's available but then when you try to connect it won't so we searched online and found out it was discontinued years ago. Major Bummer. But other than that, it's my favorite edition of SIMS of all time! Instead of just trying to keep them alive and happy which gets old, fast, I LOVED having actual goals to work towards in order to unlock the next level. Kept the game interesting!! :) Expand
  6. RozettaL.
    Dec 17, 2003
    8
    I got the game the day it came out. It is way better than the first one. I just wish I could drive through the neighborhood yourself and have I got the game the day it came out. It is way better than the first one. I just wish I could drive through the neighborhood yourself and have more people live in the house and a second floor. Other than that the game is the best. Expand
  7. TyB.
    Aug 27, 2005
    1
    This game is awful and should be taken off the shelves, it is so boring after like 3 minutes of playing.

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