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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 Shipwreck Lagoon is not called Shipwreck Lagoon for nothing
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 We now have a fire and a home so we can start taking on jobs
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 Good to know that eating clam meat satisfies the Sim's bladder requirements
The Sims 2: Castaway PlayStation 2 The Right joystick controls the camera angle and zoom. Here's a long shot of the beach showing the Sim up a tree

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

Softpedia PSP Nov 01, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
AceGamez Wii Nov 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Wii Jan 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Wii Oct 27, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GamesRadar PSP Oct 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 09, 2009 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
IGN PSP Oct 30, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Nov 12, 2007 9 out of 20 45

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