Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
Buy On
  1. The developers totally misunderstood what makes The Sims so appealing. There is little opportunity for creativity (furnishing your apartment is tedious), no drama and a mistaken emphasis on conservative conformity.

Awards & Rankings

#93 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#31 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. EmilyC.
    Feb 20, 2005
    10
    This game is so awesome!!! rock on!
  2. AngelaR.
    Feb 14, 2005
    10
    It's really fun but I hope the next sims game for ps2 will be able to have the sims grow up, like the sims 2 for pc. I found it really It's really fun but I hope the next sims game for ps2 will be able to have the sims grow up, like the sims 2 for pc. I found it really hard to fall in love with another sim. Full Review »
  3. AmyJ.
    Dec 8, 2004
    3
    Too easy, In the first day I made it to the big house. Is there anything else to do?