The Sims Bustin' Out PlayStation 2

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
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  1. AngelaJ.
    Jan 2, 2004
    6
    Its average.
  2. Dec 28, 2010
    7
    It's a fun game in the beginning. You visit, move into other areas of the residential area, and build skills and make friends to get promoted. You do this to defeat the filthy rich Macolm who steals people's things for not paying the high rent he set. You get to choose your career of your choice. Once you finished one, you get to choose another. You would notice when you progress halfwayIt's a fun game in the beginning. You visit, move into other areas of the residential area, and build skills and make friends to get promoted. You do this to defeat the filthy rich Macolm who steals people's things for not paying the high rent he set. You get to choose your career of your choice. Once you finished one, you get to choose another. You would notice when you progress halfway through the game, it gets too easy because you are so rich and get so many friends. Too bad really. Expand

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#98 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#54 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    80
    7 / 9 / 8 / 8 - 32 gold [Vol 788; 23 Jan 2004]
  2. 80
    Of the three, only the PS2 version seems prone to annoying split-second jitters and pauses that break up the animation.
  3. Game Informer
    93
    The reason that I liked this edition of The Sims, in particular, is that the missions move along quicker than the real world or past versions of the game have offered. [Jan 2004, p.130]