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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of newThe Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all-new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two-player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    Even the addition of crazy new Social moves like Break Dance and Booty Tease make interactions with other Sims much more fun than they were in previous titles.
  2. 90
    Of the three versions, this is clearly the sharpest.
  3. The multitude of careers and social interactions provide plenty of longevity, and the new format of the two player split-screen play is a nice touch.
  4. 80
    It adds just enough to keep fans interested, but doesn't fix all the flaws or reinvent the game. With that said, the game has more focus, a bit more style, a lot more to do, and a definite ending if you choose to pursue it.
  5. 80
    Without any gameplay advancements, I can't say this is really an improvement over the original.
  6. For those who have never played The Sims, I encourage you to rent the title and try it out...if it is your type of game, this one is better than the original console version with only a few 'lead weights' to hold it down.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. BobB.
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    Great Fun!
  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. Expand
  3. LueyJ.
    Jan 18, 2005
    10
    Awesome game.
  4. DavidB.
    Jan 7, 2004
    9
    Addictive. I can't stop playing this bloody game. Now I never really got into the PC versions, for some reason I go against the norm and Addictive. I can't stop playing this bloody game. Now I never really got into the PC versions, for some reason I go against the norm and prefer the XBOX version. the only thing that stops me from giving this a 10 is that sometimes there are truly some frustrating scenarios - trying to get a room full of people out of the can before you wet yourself is impossible sometimes (funny but annoying). The timelines are not realistic, and the social interaction is more difficult than I think it should be. But I can't argue with the fact that I can't stop playing this cursed game - so while I can't give it a 10 - I have to give it a 9. GET IT! Expand
  5. Uter
    Jan 6, 2004
    8
    I like the game, and think it's worth owning. But it is a bit tedious and repetitive. Sometimes the sim you control is stubborn and I like the game, and think it's worth owning. But it is a bit tedious and repetitive. Sometimes the sim you control is stubborn and doesn't do what you ask which can be annoying. I dreamed about the sims last night. Expand
  6. ChrisH.
    Jan 1, 2004
    8
    A good game that will eat your free time. Some framerate issues but this in no way spoils the game.
  7. KatieY.
    Dec 26, 2003
    7
    It was alright but there isnt any cheats for the game that works or it would have got a better rating. so try harder next time.

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#79 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#37 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003