Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. But as Wii-makes go, Pets is as solid as the best of them, and in some ways perhaps better, by virtue of presenting loads of open-ended content with a powerful gaming interface.
  2. The AI doesn't allow people to enter the house unless you greet them, sort of like vampires, but they can still ring the door bell or call the phone a plenty.
  3. There is plenty to do and see and it adds a completely new level of variety to your Sims' already busy life.
  4. As a port, The Sims 2: Pets isn’t anything out of the ordinary. But for a new audience, there has never been a better time to try EA’s mammoth sim series. It’s just as deep and addictive as before – and now comes with a superior control style that only Wii can deliver.
  5. 72
    The actual “pets” portion of the game is really more of an add-on to the basic Sims structure, but couple that with the other elements of the franchise and you’ve got a game that’s deep, free-form, and about as “go at your own pace” as possible. Just know there’s a stronger, Wii-specific Sims product on the way in the next few months.
  6. The Sims 2: Pets may not be a new title for us to devote our Sims loving selves to, but it is at least a nice addition to hold us over until the Wii exclusive MySims comes out.
  7. The Sims 2: Pets offers good AI and challenging pet gameplay, but the Wii control scheme isn't ideal.
  8. I liked the game and did become semi-addicted to it. However the game does loose it pizzazz the further you get into it.
  9. It's exactly the same as the GC game. [Sept 2007, p.41]
  10. If you haven’t spoken Similish in a few years, or are head over heels enamored with motion controls, this Sims 2 Pets could be a right neighborly slice of homemade pie. But for anyone else with a Wii and $50 bucks, we suggest you hold out for the upcoming "MySims."
  11. You'll find the Wii Remote almost perfectly suited to lifting the toilet seat. [Sept 2007, p.86]
  12. The Sims 2: Pets for Wii is nothing more than slapdash and second-rate. There’s enough left for it to be enjoyable, but with a lack of content and an overabundance of bugs, players are better off getting the PC version or waiting to see if MySims can pick up the slack.
  13. 50
    What we didn't expect is a game asking for $50 and giving you nothing new.
  14. 40
    But you know what? Big deal. We already know the Wii can do this. This console has been out long enough to warrant something that takes better advantage of its strengths. Frankly, these “Wii-makes” are really starting to wear thin.
  15. Compared to the PC version, the game is awful. But, as policy here at The Wiire, the game is entirely evaluated and graded without a thought of the PC version. So let me take this moment to say this: buy the PC version, as the Wii version is nothing more than a mouse simulation in the air with an additional analog stick.

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