User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. PatD.
    Oct 26, 2007
    8
    Awesome game, a nice departure from the previous ones in the series. Solid control scheme, lots of fun exploring the islands and the world are simply gorgeous. The audio is fantastic. Some performance issues here and there. Really enjoyed this version!
  2. MK
    Jan 14, 2008
    4
    I can't believe I bought this...I think the visuals are ugly, completely last gen, the sound is okay but in no way great, and the gameplay...is mostly boring. you just gather, gather, gather...and the zones arent big enough, too many load times...another unecessary sims game on the consoles. This series has seriously gone down the tank.
  3. Nov 2, 2014
    8
    The Sims 2: Castaway really has a twist on the Sims series. It's has a real objection! Instead of wandering aimlessly in a house, in an open free world, or in a neighbourhood, you are working toward something. And with that their are mysteries to be uncovered. Minus the loading screens, this is a really great game.
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The only thing I think the developers could have improved on would have been the diversity of the animals in which you hunt. They could have also added some island natives for you to interact with.
  2. Survive like Ray Mears while fretting over how good you look in a grass skirt. It's a whole news Sims experience. [Christmas 2007, p.50]
  3. 80
    In the end, Sims 2: Castaway is one of the more entertaining Sim titles to come out in a while and you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not giving it a shot. It's certainly not a stereotypical Sim title and almost anyone can pick this game up and give it a whirl.