Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. The only two things that don’t fly in House Party are illegal substances and Robert Downey Jr., which is too bad since there aren’t any Sim Cops on patrol.
  2. Not only does it introduce a host of new objects, carpeting tiles and wallpaper schemes for you to use in your perpetual quest for the perfect theme or feel, but it also revolutionizes the entire party dynamic.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    Get your soiree (not to mention your freak) on with this great addition to the Sims amazing stable of add-on packs. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  4. Actually the only deterrents to partying all the time are comfort points, energy levels, work schedules and NPC Sims that sometimes don’t like to be called late at night.
  5. A pack for Sims addicts who love the first two installments, but still want more.
  6. House Party's new features, which focus primarily on social interaction, enhance the basic game considerably, since they let you throw wild parties and make building houses even more enjoyable.
  7. There is one thing, typical for most parties, missing - there is no spirits. I never saw any of the Sims getting drunk and imbarising themselves however hard I tried to make them do so.
  8. 77
    Some of the new additions that House Party brings are fun, but it doesn't change the game all that much.
  9. For the rest of us, the expansion pack really isn't practical, essential, or even ever-entertaining.
  10. GamePower
    75
    But hey, if your party is good enough, Drew Carey himself may come over and hang for awhile. What a goal, eh?
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Drea
    Mar 12, 2005
    10
    Awesome game!!!!! If uv played the sims then u no this game is so much better. We all know we need money to buy things so we should all know Awesome game!!!!! If uv played the sims then u no this game is so much better. We all know we need money to buy things so we should all know about the secret code (Press shift ctrl and c at the same time then you'll get a box at the top uv the screen there u type "rosebud") Full Review »
  2. ElliotB.
    Mar 11, 2005
    10
    This game is awesome
  3. Irisdevries
    Apr 2, 2003
    10
    This game rocks.