The Sims 2 Xbox

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. You'll notice such things removed from the game as the ability to create a child Sim, while new things like a partially locked catalogue and cooperative play were added.
  2. It tends to follow a point A to B concept and the story needed more depth overall. Enjoyable and at times, very funny but mainly geared for fans of the series.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    The type of player who will enjoy this game is the one who plays to unlock things. This is your type of game, because there are hundreds of items to unlock and use, which you will have to work for.
  4. I'm ready for this series to advance its gameplay, rather than just continuing to add new objects and locations to interact with.
  5. The replay in any of these titles is much less than what you would find with the PC version. The linear storyline, and structured game flow really cut down on the nearly limitless options that are at your disposal in the computer version of the Sims games.
  6. 70
    There's still something addictive about this game once you get past the initially slow start. There are dozens and dozens of things to unlock, and charting your progress through the title really sucks you in.
  7. It is presented well, but it has some gameplay, and computer intelligence issues that might hinder your experience.
  8. If you've already got this game for the PC or even have had your fill of the earlier games in this series, The Sims 2 might not offer enough new to really get you excited about it.
  9. It's a marked improvement over the original Sims port, and "Urbz: Sims in the City," and you might find it to be right up your alley.
  10. The Sims 2 loses something in translation from PC to consoles. Namely, its addictive, entertaining gameplay.
  11. 60
    Sims 2 for consoles is definitely not on par with the depth and ingenuity that its PC sibling offers but it's refreshing to play a relaxed version of the game that doesn't require as much surveying and emotional input.
  12. Fun for a while but lacks the madcap pace of previous incarnations. Why change it so much for consoles? [Xbox World 360]
  13. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Left unattended, they are pale shadows of their more vibrant PC counterparts. They seem more vacant and literally dispossessed. [Feb 2006, p.91]
  14. But the underlying gameplay and A.I. that made the PC version such a cohesive package is lost on this new generation of sexless sims, who care only for new rugs, expensive coffee tables, and balanced meals. They're perfect yuppies, and perfectly boring.

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