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Finally, the chance to be your own boss! In this third expansion pack for the award-winning The Sims 2, your Sims can finally break out of the rat race and become entrepreneurs! With a whole new range of business possibilities, from clothing boutiques and beauty salons to electronics stores or fancy restaurants, the number of ways for your Sims to make their fortune has just become virtually limitless!

With more than 125 new items for your Sims 2 game - a standard Maxis seems to be setting with each of their expansion packs! - you have the freedom to set up your new place of business any way you choose. Decorate your new storefront, hire and fire staff, and lure those customers in to close those sales!

With the option to hire minimum wage workers and sell bargain basement goods, or attract master craftsmen with your high business reputation and sell only the highest value merchandise, or anywhere in between, self-employment has never been more fun!

Requires The Sims 2, The Sims 2 (Special DVD Edition) or The Sims 2 (Holiday Edition) to play.


The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows And as your reputation and customer loyalty grows, earn perks to improve your sales skills and your business!
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The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows Neighborhood Menu
The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows Or go all out and dedicate their lives to making the big money as entrepreneurs!

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Alternate Titles

  • "模拟人生2:商业生活" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "TS2:OfB" -- Common abbreviation
  • "TS2:EP3" -- Alternate abbreviation
  • "The Sims 2: Бизнес" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Sims 2: עושים עסקים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "The Sims 2: Własny Biznes" -- Polish title
  • "The Sims 2: Vár az Üzlet" -- Hungarian title
  • "The Sims 2: Kauppa auki" -- Finnish title
  • "The Sims 2: Funky Business" -- Italian title
  • "The Sims 2: Arbetsliv" -- Swedish title
  • "The Sims 2: Aberto para negócios" -- Portugese title
  • "Los Sims 2: Abren negocios" -- Spanish title
  • "Les Sims 2: La bonne affaire" -- French title
  • "Die Sims 2: Open for Business" -- German title
  • "De Sims 2: Gaan het maken" -- Dutch title

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Critic Reviews PC Gaming Windows Mar 13, 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamernode Windows May 09, 2006 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 20, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Worth Playing Windows May 29, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Game Chronicles Windows Mar 26, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Nov 29, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Mar 14, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78 Windows Mar 03, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Windows Apr 12, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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Although there is a chef on the cover, this has a bit of inaccuracy, since restaurants can only be run if you have the Nightlife expansion pack.

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