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The Sims: Bustin' Out is the console sequel to The Sims and the second Sims game to appear on the major consoles. Sims can now leave their house and visit all different kinds of locations.

In the mission-based Bust Out mode, the player starts at Mom's house learning that evil Malcolm Langrabb is repossessing items from all the Sims homes. Your job is to make enough money to buy back all the goods and eventually evict him from his own mansion. The game also features an open-ended Freeplay mode.

Bustin' Out's big new features are the ability to visit and move between houses through the single player progression as well as an online multi-player mode for 2 people on the PS2. The servers for the online mode have since been shut down.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Les Sims: Permis De Sortir " -- French title
  • "Die Sims brechen aus" -- German title
  • "De Sims: Erop uit!" -- Dutch title

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GameSpy Dec 18, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers' Temple, The 2003 85 out of 100 85
Nintendojo 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Feb 28, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Unlimited Dec, 2003 82 out of 100 82
IGN Dec 12, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GamePro (US) Dec 16, 2003 4 out of 5 80 (UK) Jan 23, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Dec 18, 2003 12 out of 20 60
Nintendo Difference Mar 09, 2004 12 out of 20 60


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