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  • Summary: A world created, customized and controlled by you is in your hands now that the Sims 2 is coming to the PSP! Explore Strangetown and uncover the secrets of this classic Sims destination as you work to build out your mansion. Keep your Sanity Meter high by fulfilling your wants and fears soA world created, customized and controlled by you is in your hands now that the Sims 2 is coming to the PSP! Explore Strangetown and uncover the secrets of this classic Sims destination as you work to build out your mansion. Keep your Sanity Meter high by fulfilling your wants and fears so that you don't have a nervous breakdown. Take advantage of the capabilities of the PSP to participate in the evolution of Reality Gaming. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. With a great system of matching symbols in order to chat and flirt and a world in which a different life can be dictated for your Sim each time you start a new game, The Sims 2 is great fun and game that'll last you ages.
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    Rather than port the PS2 game, The Sims 2 on PSP is a tailor-made experience that hooks you early on and doesn't let go. A superb game. [Jan 2006, p.112]
  3. 75
    The addition of perks and secrets, not to mention mini-games and the sanity meter, help keeps things fresh. The coolest change blends a focused, genuinely funny story with the open-ended gameplay that fans have come to love.
  4. I can't get over the load times and freeze-ups. Even as good as the graphics are I would take a blue screen background if the damn game would just play for fifteen minutes without a hiccup.
  5. The worst and most obvious problem with the game is the constant loading. Performing just about any action--going indoors or outdoors, playing a minigame, beginning a conversation with someone, ending a conversation with someone--causes the game to load for a good second or two.
  6. 60
    The Sims 2 feels a little scaled back on the PSP and even though there are a few extras added in the experience isn't as free roaming as before. The loading really makes the game hard to recommend as a portable title.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    The PSP version is similarly structured as a set of constrictive quests through three areas that are tied together by a contrived collecting game in which you gather coins, here called “secrets”. [Mar 2006, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. May 14, 2021
    10
    the game is so unique and there's so much things to do! that i can even pardon the loading times taking so long,also im gonna try later thethe game is so unique and there's so much things to do! that i can even pardon the loading times taking so long,also im gonna try later the cooperative to see if it is worth it and this is the game that got me into the SIms games i love it so much !! Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2020
    10
    This game has remained one of my favourite games of all time and I'm 22 as of reviewing this. The Sims has always been more about starting aThis game has remained one of my favourite games of all time and I'm 22 as of reviewing this. The Sims has always been more about starting a family and doing impromptu activities without much of a story but I really like this rendition of a Sims game. I like that it has a story because it gives the opportunity to learn about the environment that the game is set in. The characters you meet are mostly quite memorable, except for a few characters that are on the streets that aren't tied to missions. I feel like the controls work well considering the limited buttons and whatever that the PSP has. I urge anybody to try the game if you want a change-up from the normal Sims style of gameplay. If you aren't a fan of The Sims style of gameplay, this might interest you since it has goals and a full-length story. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    9
    The sims 2 PSP, I think its safe to say that I was surprised with this handheld port from the series. I think the game did extremely well byThe sims 2 PSP, I think its safe to say that I was surprised with this handheld port from the series. I think the game did extremely well by having the charm to the fans of the series. The story was dark at points which was not done yet in the franchise. Everytime the story progressed, I wanted to see more and more of the game until it was done. I also love the idea that Bella Goth, A character who was in the Sims PC and consoles (Including Busting Out) Sims 2 and now Sims 3 reveals that she only married Mortimer for the money but she does give you his mansion to stay...But this does bring up a plot hole in the story. Where is Motimer, even Cassandra. TBH it doesnt really matter, I didnt really use the house that much anyway. As I owned this game when I was a kid, Think how scared I was when I saw that monster is the third area of the town you unlock. It was harder to relise who this person was because I only went outside during the day, not the night. I havmt re-visited the game in a while but I can say that this game is way more superior to the DS. Not as superior to the PS2/XBox port and definatly not the PC versoin but it is still a game that is worth playing. If you see the game and your curious, pick it up. wont regret it. Expand
  4. MarkT.
    Dec 25, 2005
    7
    Yes, the loading is a pain. But I still enjoy playing this for the odd few minutes here or there, because it's funny, and funny is too Yes, the loading is a pain. But I still enjoy playing this for the odd few minutes here or there, because it's funny, and funny is too rare in games. Expand
  5. PoopdeckP.
    Mar 21, 2009
    6
    This game was entertaining, but only took me about 30minutes-1hour 30minutes- to complete. Yes, the loading was very unacceptable. And I amThis game was entertaining, but only took me about 30minutes-1hour 30minutes- to complete. Yes, the loading was very unacceptable. And I am very dissappointed because it got boring easily, I really wish their was some kind of cheat to unlock free play, because now that I have finished it, finding all the secrets just seems pointless and a time waister. Expand
  6. JanH.
    Dec 15, 2005
    6
    This could have been an easy 8 or 9. But as you've heard a million times by now, loading times make it virtually unplayable. Don't This could have been an easy 8 or 9. But as you've heard a million times by now, loading times make it virtually unplayable. Don't think that you wil be the one person to find the loading times acceptable =( If there's one positive, it's that this purchase (and subsequent ebay sale) has pushed me to buy the pc version. Oowee. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2011
    1
    Even know the game is good it like terrible for me the pc is better than the pc. The Sims 2 for psp i played a couple years ago and still iEven know the game is good it like terrible for me the pc is better than the pc. The Sims 2 for psp i played a couple years ago and still i think it ain,t a good game cause of weird stuff. Expand

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