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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 There's often treasure inside the clams. No use to a single Sim as yet but good to know
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 Title screen.
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 Menu screen.
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 Once the Sim creation phase is complete there's a short sequence which leads up to them being cast away on the island

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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GameSpy Oct 25, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Oct 30, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
ZTGameDomain 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Oct 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
DarkZero Nov 09, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP Jan 05, 2008 C+ 58
Gaming Age Nov 15, 2007 C+ 58
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 24, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Nov 02, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.fr Nov 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50

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Big John WV (25482) added The Sims 2: Castaway (PlayStation 2) on Oct 11, 2008
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