The Sims Bustin' Out Xbox

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. A fairly unremarkable Sims expansion pack on the same disc as a new cut of the original game.
  2. While it's true that it doesn't really breath a whole lot of new life into the series, it still should be able to conjour up enough interest in Sims fans.
  3. The Xbox has clearly the best graphics, the PS2 has an exclusive online option where you can trade items with other players. The GameCube and GBA versions have possibly the most exciting exclusive option.
  4. games(TM)
    60
    Despite a veritable host of respectable changes and additions, this still can't live up to the standards of the original game. An improvement over the last console effort, but with so much more potential than is actually realised, Bustin' Out still disappoints a little. [Christmas 2003, p.126]
  5. There is more freedom in career choices, less intense caretaking, plus a few console specific features. But the gameplay is old hat for previous console players.

Awards & Rankings

#77 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#17 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. LueyJ.
    Jan 18, 2005
    10
    Awesome game.
  2. Casanova
    Mar 15, 2004
    10
    It is a cool game, nothing more better then this sims. Me and my wife play it for hours and hours, that is the only game she will play It is a cool game, nothing more better then this sims. Me and my wife play it for hours and hours, that is the only game she will play besides Elders Scrolls. GOOD JOB. Full Review »
  3. BobB.
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    Great Fun!