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  • Summary: Explore the wide-open world of The Sims 2 while trying to gain fame and fortune for your own custom created Sims. Become a real estate mogul building, customizing and running a hotel in Strangetown. Bring in the cash by keeping everyone happy and keeping the hotel in good condition. DesignExplore the wide-open world of The Sims 2 while trying to gain fame and fortune for your own custom created Sims. Become a real estate mogul building, customizing and running a hotel in Strangetown. Bring in the cash by keeping everyone happy and keeping the hotel in good condition. Design the paintings on the walls of the gallery and record the music in the lounge though touch screen mini-games. Keep Strangetown's Sims happy to uncover their hidden secrets. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. A pretty compelling game on the Nintendo DS. It is structured enough to give you some purpose in what you’re doing but contains enough of the more open-endedness of the other modes to keep things interesting.
  2. 82
    It's a little clumsy in control in some places (the Alien Invasion and Ratticator missions are particularly cumbersome), but the interface works well in others, and even with the departure from some more traditional Sims elements, the game still feels a part of the same world.
  3. There is enough micro-management (keeping your hotel clean, your guests happy, and your sanity intact) that when you get things accomplished you feel good about it, but the game never overwhelms you.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    The best case for Sims in you pocket is on the DS where the conceit is that you’re running a hotel. [Mar 2006, p.89]
  5. AceGamez
    70
    The storyline is DS-exclusive and contains a lot of tie-ins, but if you're looking for the authentic Sims experience then you'll have to stick with the PC version.
  6. Game Informer
    68
    The content that's there can occasionally be fun, but there just wasn't enough of it to keep me engaged. [Feb 2006, p.112]
  7. I believe EA could have created a very nice 2D/Top down view version of the game to suit the DS but instead it thought that a liner mission based structure would be more fun for the player and in my opinion they could not have been more wrong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Dec 23, 2021
    10
    Maybe it's the nostalgia, but this is genuinely one of my favorite games that I've ever played. I spent so much time playing this game as aMaybe it's the nostalgia, but this is genuinely one of my favorite games that I've ever played. I spent so much time playing this game as a kid, and I loved every minute of it. Even after finishing the main storyline, I found the hotel maintenance and minigames so fun that I have never been bored playing this game. The lack of positive reviews here genuinely surprised me, because this game is so bizarre and full of heart that I can't imagine anyone disliking it. Expand
  2. ShaunaG.
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    it is a good game i mean it is way better on the nintendo DS beacause you could play on it where when ever you want ! There should be more it is a good game i mean it is way better on the nintendo DS beacause you could play on it where when ever you want ! There should be more games that are only for game cube, xbox, ps2..... that should have the same game on the nintendo DS! Expand
  3. MacaelaW.
    Apr 8, 2007
    8
    Well, this game is quite fun, actually, i think its quite amuzing. but, however, there are some things, that dissapoint me. The fact that it Well, this game is quite fun, actually, i think its quite amuzing. but, however, there are some things, that dissapoint me. The fact that it is too short, in 4 weeks im on the very last level. there is nothing to do in some places, they should make it more interesting. and the fact that when you talk to somebody you do what THEY want you to do. after you have bought all the places, whats the city hall for? nothing ! the saloon, BORRRING!! i think its great that they added places like, the gym and the casino is quite amuzing. tho, it could use ALOT of work! and i mean alot! this game is really fun, and i recomend it. Expand
  4. ClaireD.
    Apr 30, 2006
    6
    Disappointing game. It's just way too short - you're finished before you know it. A few of the locations in the game are hardly Disappointing game. It's just way too short - you're finished before you know it. A few of the locations in the game are hardly used and could have been made more interesting. Nothing happens in City Hall aside from asking to build rooms or going to the toilet. More fun features could have been added all over the place. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think its pretty weird to have a criminal running around and when it goes near you, you pass out and return to your room. Anyway, you run a hotel and you try to keep your guests happy by cleaning up the rooms, fighting aliens, etc. Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2019
    3
    I hate this game. The Sims should have no set story, yet in this game, you get stranded in a town that gets invaded by aliens and you willI hate this game. The Sims should have no set story, yet in this game, you get stranded in a town that gets invaded by aliens and you will either, die from thirst trying to get water from a nearby oasis, or die because an alien touched you. Expand
  7. AhmedG.
    Jun 18, 2006
    0
    The game is completely rubbish it is VERY hard to control and why do you want to watch people walk around reading newspapers.

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