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The Sims 2: Castaway is a continuation of the Sims 2 universe. This time around the player takes control of a Sim washed ashore on a deserted island and must help him/her to survive and find a way home.

The game has the player explore the island, collecting supplies and materials for food and shelter while exploring for clues to help them home while trying to survive the many obstacles scattered throughout the island including the forces of nature. Exploring and finding treasures can also teach their Sims many useful skills, including fashioning better shelters and making meals that their Sim can stomach.

Players can also create their own Sim much like the other versions, customizing from the hair and skin color to height and weight. The games are almost identical, excluding the graphics and control scheme (the Wii utilizes the Wii remote while the PSP and PS2 are almost identical).

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The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 Exploring the island. One of the first locations to be found is Shipwreck Lagoon
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 My current crew: up to 6 Sims can be included.
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 When customising a Sim you can change all the usual things such as hair, clothes, jewellery, body shape, face etc. Personality is determined by their star sign
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 A basic survival skill is making fire to cook food and stay warm. All building activities are controlled by plans that are accessed via the pause menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Sims 2: Skeppsbruten" -- Swedish title
  • "Les Sims 2: Naufrag├ęs" -- French title
  • "Die Sims 2: Gestrandet" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Deeko Nov 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Oct 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Fragland.net Dec 24, 2007 74 out of 100 74
GameZone Oct 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 24, 2007 12 out of 20 60
1UP Jan 05, 2008 C+ 58
Gamekult Nov 02, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 24, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Video Games Daily Jan 27, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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Big John WV (25477) added The Sims 2: Castaway (PlayStation 2) on Oct 11, 2008
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