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The Sims 2

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
74
3.6
PlayStation 2
69
3.2
Xbox
76
2.1

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    A NEW WAY
    TO PLAY WITH LIFE

    Create Your Sims

    Choose from over 10,000 fashion styles and
    pursue fortune, popularity, knowledge,
    romance or creativity life aspirations.

    Directly Control Every Move

    Explore open-ended or story-based
    gameplay, interacting with 60 story
    characters - each with their own
    memories, awareness and agendas.

    Design Dream Homes

    Build your world in 16 unique locations using
    over 400 options. Customize everything
    including your own food and recipes.

    More than 350 Objects

    Fulfill more than 200 Wants and
    Fears as you build skills, maintain
    careers, make friends and foes.

    eagames.co.uk/thesims

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (832) on Jun 16, 2012.

www.playstation.com:
    The Sims come to life on PlayStation 2.

    The fastest selling PC game of 2004 finds new life on PlayStation 2. Create your own Sims, picking personalities, life goals and style from over 10,000 fashion choices.

    Take direct or Classic control of you Sims, as your creations pursue their fortunes and romances, while you fulfil their wants and ease their fears. Be the architect of your Sims' fantasy home, with over 16 locations and 400 buildings to choose from, creating the perfect base from which to explore the 12 Story Modes and 60 new story characters.

    • Take charge of the life of your Sims

    • Explore thousands of options as you progress through the 12 Story Modes

    • Take direct control of your Sims, exploring their world from a new perspective

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15011) on Jun 14, 2010.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005 - GameCube:

    Live Virtually

    Create your Sims, give them personalities, and see what trouble they get themselves into. Directly control every move they make, customize their world, build their homes, create their food, and design their fashions! Guide their careers and fulfill their aspirations as you build their social network. Savor the peaks of pleasure and witness the pain in your Sims' lives. How will you play with life?

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    Simmering

    The Sims 2 gives you more control over your virtual life.

    Take control of your Sims and their world when the #1 PC game of 2004 arrives on Nintendo GameCube.

    Features

    • Console controls let you directly influence every move your Sims make
    • Create thousands of food recipes and clothing designs from items you acquire
    • Sims now have memories, adding a new dimension to managing your Sims' relationships
    • Play cooperatively with a friend in new split-screen 2-player mode

    The console version was re-invented from the ground-up to capitalize on the unique capabilities of a console while maintaining that classic Sims creativity, customization and open-ended gameplay.

    The two top features that jump out are the two-player and direct control features. In either Story Mode or the free-play Sims Mode, two players can live together and control their Sims by way of a split-screen. Because you share your house with some computer-generated strangers (who knew The Sims would merge with The Real World?), you can control your own Sim as well as those sharing your abode.

    Now, instead of lining up a series of commands you want your Sim to perform, you can be more active in your Sim's daily life. Press A to interact with people or items. When you're done, just press the B Button to cancel out and get on with your life. This is especially useful with conversations. If the conversation is going well, you don't want your chat disrupted by your cued-up need to go to the bathroom.

    In addition to these two new features, you'll be able to customize your Sim's fashions, food, home decor and construction. Naturally, it wouldn't be a Sims game if you didn't help your Sim achieve their goals and avoid their fears as they build a network of friends (while acquiring a few enemies in the process, natch). You might find a few bad apples in Story Mode where there's 60 new characters and 16 locations to visit.

    Bottom Line

    The latest Sims game shares the feel of its predecessors, and the direct control feature is most welcome.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54461) on Dec 16, 2005.