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The Sims 2

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

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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 2 3.6
PlayStation 2 5 3.2
Xbox 2 2.1
Combined MobyScore 9 3.0


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XboxCheat Code Central
There's nothing not to like in The Sims 2. Since it's all up to you the only thing you can complain about is how you played the game. If this is your cup of tea then you can expect weeks and months of game play. For the right consumer this game will provide unrivaled replay value.
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GameCubeGamePro (US)
As with the predecessor and its innumerable add-ons, many will find themselves drawn into a web of social interactions and daily micro-managing, while others will look on with disbelief, unable to fathom the appeal. Whatever side of the fence you find yourself on, The Sims 2 is unlikely to change your mind; but if playing the divine hand to a house full of simulated people appeals to you, this is as good as it gets.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
As with the predecessor and its innumerable add-ons, many will find themselves drawn into a web of social interactions and daily micro-managing, while others will look on with disbelief, unable to fathom the appeal. Whatever side of the fence you find yourself on, The Sims 2 is unlikely to change your mind; but if playing the divine hand to a house full of simulated people appeals to you, this is as good as it gets.
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XboxArmchair Empire, The
While Sims 2 PC players will be able to notice what’s missing from the game’s PC inspiration, console-only Simmers will find The Sims 2 to be the best console rendition of the series yet. Better graphics, animations and gameplay (both free-roam and story-driven single-player and split-screen two-player) combine with the usual Sims God game goodness for a respectable console version of a very good PC game.
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GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
This game will charm your pants off. Certainly, if you’re not a Sims fan, this game won’t change your mind, but for those who enjoy sim games, this one provides endless fun and hilarity (particularly if they have a special someone to play with).
85
XboxIGN
In summary, the console edition of The Sims 2 marks a definite improvement over the Urbz: Sims in the City in terms of visual presentation, sound and gameplay. It tweaks the PC formula enough to attract the console crowd, yet keeps enough of the traditional Sims formula to warrant a look from fans of the original. It's a fun, funny and truly engrossing entry in the series.
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XboxPGNx Media
The Sims 2 is a fun little game. It does a great job of keeping everything that made The Sims so interesting on the PC. However, the game isn’t as well suited for consoles as previous Sims games were. The removal of a real story mode is certainly a detriment. The actual gameplay is top-notch as always, though. If you want to experience The Sims 2, you’d be best served by playing the PC version. Nonetheless, the console versions are good and gripping just not as much.
85
XboxGameZone
The Sims 2 is, by far, the best console version of a PC great. It doesn’t quite capture the overall beauty of its older brother but then again there are improvements for those who have enjoyed past console versions of The Sims. If you’re a returning fan you might want to consider this one right away but if you’re a loyal fan of the PC games this one isn’t bad at all. Either way, you’re going to like this game.
85
GameCubeGame Chronicles
The Sims 2 is one of those games that, like its predecessor, appeals to almost everyone and practically never gets old. By updating the graphics and sound from the first Sims game, and adding in a simpler contextual control scheme (the classic queue-style controls are still available for purists), EA has on its hands what is sure to be another big hit. I for one am certainly glad that I gave The Sims a second chance. It's been an awful long time since I gave a Maxis simulation a whirl.
85
GameCubeIGN
The Sims series has always teased us with the ability to play God. That's what makes the entire series fun, and as fate would have it, very profitable. But for the longest time the Sims was a strictly PC affair. Until one day it finally hopped over to consoles. Numerous releases and iterations later, the most recent of which was the Urbz: Sims in the City, EA is set to release the latest console-specific chapter in the series, The Sims 2. Originally, The Sims 2 shipped for PC in September 2004 but now, as is tradition, it's headed for console land.
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PlayStation 2IGN
In summary, the console edition of The Sims 2 marks a definite improvement over the Urbz: Sims in the City in terms of visual presentation, sound and gameplay. It tweaks the PC formula enough to attract the console crowd, yet keeps enough of the traditional Sims formula to warrant a look from fans of the original. It's a fun, funny and truly engrossing entry in the series.
84
XboxXBox Front
Die Sims sind wie eine Soap. Nicht jeder mag sie. Doch wer einmal dran Gefallen gefunden hat, kommt so schnell nicht mehr davon los. Trotz kleinerer Performance-Schwächen hat Sims Vater Will Whright wieder ganze Arbeit geleistet und beschert euch so manche unterhaltsame Stunden mit euren Lieblingen und beweist zugleich, dass das Leben komplexer sein kann, als man denkt...
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GameCubeN-Zone
Wenn es im wahren Leben doch auch so einfach wäre: Da hat man Die Sims 2 keine Viertelstunde gespielt und schon findet man sich als Bräutigam auf dem Bildschirm wieder. Auf manches der Alltags-Sim könnte ich dagegen verzichten - wenn ich den Abwasch machen oder Toiletten reinigen möchte, dann finde ich in meiner eigenen Wohnung Arbeit genug! Trotzdem: Für Fans der Vorgänger ist Die Sims 2 eine grandiose Fortsetzung mit einer Steuerung, die perfekt auf Konsolen-Controller zugeschnitten ist.
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XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
The Sims 2 is a vastly improved game over previous Xbox Sims games and represents one of the deepest titles around. For those like action in there games The Sims 2 may be a title worth avoiding, as it takes quite a bit of time and effort to see the games best parts. The only issue really with the Xbox version is not being able to have or play as kids in the game but it makes up for that loss with the new story mode and it stands up pretty well otherwise.
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XboxTeamXbox
While the game still can’t stand up to its big brother on the PC, the console version is making leeway in closing the gap between the two. The Sims 2 brings all of the depth and fun that we’ve come to expect from the series, and delivers it in a fairly succinct package to the Xbox. The advent of two separate control schemes may be perplexing at first, but players will soon realize that there’s no other way to stay true to both the PC and the console audience without splitting the controller options into separate groups. The list of accessible items is as expansive as ever, and now that the Sims have the ability to travel to different locations, there’s no telling how long or how deep The Sims 2 truly is. For those who don’t have the processing power to handle The Sims 2 on their PC, the console rendition is finally a viable replacement. But for those who have already ventured into the latest installment, you needn’t shell out the dough for a second trip around the neighborhood.
80
XboxX-Power
Ik geef het toe, ik had zo mijn twijfels bij de consoleversie van The Sims 2. Na het zwaar tegenvallende The Urbz, fronste ik mijn wenkbrauwen wel eens bij het horen van het vierletterwoord S-i-m-s. Eenmaal de game echter een uurtje in de dvd-lade zat, was er geen houden meer aan. Vooral de gedetailleerde features, zoals bijvoorbeeld het samenstellen van eigen gerechten, vielen bij mij in de smaak. Kortom, The Sims 2 is een amusante game voor jong en oud, die tijdens de komende wintermaanden wel eens een leuke tijdsbesteding kan zijn.
80
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The Xbox version in particular looks amazing and the speedy play is a great achievement for a series historically known as having a high learning curve.
80
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
As an avid player of all Sims variants, it's easy as pie for me to point at the "new" features in Sims 2's console release and know exactly where they came from. The direct control is from the handheld editions, the wants/fears idea is from the PC, the goal progression is from Bustin' Out. The list could, in theory, go on and on. But, to my mind, making a big list is missing the point.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
As an avid player of all Sims variants, it's easy as pie for me to point at the "new" features in Sims 2's console release and know exactly where they came from. The direct control is from the handheld editions, the wants/fears idea is from the PC, the goal progression is from Bustin' Out. The list could, in theory, go on and on. But, to my mind, making a big list is missing the point.
80
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
Sims-fanatics will likely mutter some kind of derisive comment (probably in Simlish gibberish) when faced with the idea of playing a mere port on their console. Consoles aren't supposed to be good at these kinds of "god games." But the good news is that this game is no mere port; The Sims 2 is different enough to appeal to new and old players alike.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
The Sims has been quite a hit on the PC, having constantly evolved the series through various expansion packs as well as sequels that fans of the gibberish-speaking beings we create and unleash in created environment. The consoles have seen three The Sims titles so far and each strayed from the award-winning formula of the PC versions in good (The Sims: Bustin’ Out) and so-so ways (The Urbz: Sims in the City). The Sims 2 is here and, much like the other games, it too deviates from its PC original to offer a game with plenty to do.
78
GameCubeWorth Playing
The Sims 2 for consoles is, well, a disappointment, but it's a solid, well-crafted disappointment. Fans will still like it; nobody will be angered by it. But, when looking at the great work done on the PC version, which has positioned itself on a very different path than the original (thanks to the generation hopping), there really isn't enough in this GameCube version to warrant a release past Livin' Large. Things are cleaned up, and this is the definitive console Sims experience, but I cannot help but stay firm that more of the new features from the PC version should have been retained. Steel Battalion was released for the Xbox, was it not? Perhaps more developers — especially condescending American PC publishers — need to realize that complexity on consoles is not necessarily a bad thing.
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PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den)
There have now been a grand total of 100 Sims games released into the arms of their adoring fans since the series’ inception. That number is, of course, an exaggeration, but not an obvious one (counting expansion packs, compilations, etc.). As a celebration of the series’ centennial milestone, I’d planned on reviewing the game in the form of a treatise on the non-existence of free will and the delicate balance between our aspirations and fears as it relates to major furniture purchases, but then esteemed editors Dan and Jake stepped in and threatened to set my knees on fire. You have them to thank.
78
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
The Sims 2 isn't solely comprised of used components; the new cooking mechanic is fun once you figure it out and there are some truly hilarious new object interactions (more games need a "fart on the phone" prank call option). Even with these elements, the game isnt' as dynamic or addictive as others in the series, but it does manage to find some identity amid its more familiar features that Sims fans will certainly appreciate.
78
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The Sims 2 isn't solely comprised of used components; the new cooking mechanic is fun once you figure it out and there are some truly hilarious new object interactions (more games need a "fart on the phone" prank call option). Even with these elements, the game isnt' as dynamic or addictive as others in the series, but it does manage to find some identity amid its more familiar features that Sims fans will certainly appreciate.
78
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
The Sims 2 isn't solely comprised of used components; the new cooking mechanic is fun once you figure it out and there are some truly hilarious new object interactions (more games need a "fart on the phone" prank call option). Even with these elements, the game isnt' as dynamic or addictive as others in the series, but it does manage to find some identity amid its more familiar features that Sims fans will certainly appreciate.
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XboxX-Box Gamer
Plus beau que son prédécesseur, les Sims 2 n’amène malheureusement qu’un nombre très limité de nouveautés. Malgré cela, la recette fonctionne plutôt bien et les amateurs de simulations de vie risquent bien d’y rester scotchés durant bon nombre d’heures. Vous hésitez encore ?
75
XboxLawrence
The Sims 2 comes at us as a solid sequel and one that most Sims fans will enjoy. Even if you are new, this is the perfect game to become familiarized with the series. The game does hurt from tedious repetition, but the end reward of incredible unlockables of items, buildings, locations, and friends is worth the effort. The two-player co-op also brings additional fun as you and a friend will be able to control separate Sims and go about your daily activities. So with high scores in longevity and unlockables, you’ll be enjoying this title for a while.
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PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
In all honesty, I want to see this franchise locked away for crimes against humanity. Grand Theft Auto responsible for murder? Pfff...The Sims is responsible for insanity, which can lead to murder. Take that GTA! It has had to set records for most expansions in a certain time frame. There is not much originality involved in controlling a person's life and for whatever reason, people keep thinking they will get a new experience out of these games, thus buying them. If The Sims is your thing, this should be a good investment for you this holiday. For people like me, who entered that Sims rehab center five years ago, run from this and call help for your friends.
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GameCubeGame Freaks 365
The Sims is your thing, this should be a good investment for you this holiday. For people like me, who entered that Sims rehab center five years ago, run from this and call help for your friends.
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XboxGames Master
The Sims 2 goes one step further in its quest to be more console-friendly by introducing direct control. The option to use a cursor to select items for your Sims to use is still there if you want it, but direct control proves to be far easier. You can still flick control from one Sim to another. But instead of lining up things for them to do, you walk them to an item, press "A" and choose from a pop-up menu what you want them to do. Another bonus of this control method is that your Sims can multi-task. So you can get them to read a book while on the toilet to fill up their toilet and entertainment needs bars simultaneously. How handy.
70
GameCubevideogamer.com
The Sims 2 on consoles isn't for everyone. It does itself no favours with its incredibly dull first impression, but give it time and you'll start to see just why these virtual people have sold so many videogames. It's got its problems (which could have quite easily been ironed out before release), but if you can get past them you may well end up spending all of your free time trying to create some free time for virtual people. It's not sad. Honest.
70
XboxAceGamez
This version of The Sims 2 doesn't do the PC version any justice whatsoever; it really is a poor adaptation. The type of player who will enjoy this game is the one who plays to unlock things. This is your type of game, because there are hundreds of items to unlock and use, which you will have to work for. Other console Sims games are probably better than this, because they actually have a proper story - such as the quest to become a renowned celebrity, or to move out of your mother's house and to become a successful Sim.
70
Xboxvideogamer.com
The Sims 2 on consoles isn't for everyone. It does itself no favours with its incredibly dull first impression, but give it time and you'll start to see just why these virtual people have sold so many videogames. It's got its problems (which could have quite easily been ironed out before release), but if you can get past them you may well end up spending all of your free time trying to create some free time for virtual people. It's not sad. Honest.
70
XboxGameSpy
Two players can play simultaneously on the same console. Each one steps into the role of a Sim and you play together. (In story mode, only the main Sim has any game-advancing goals -- the other one is open season.) This mode can be slow-going, since both players have to hold down the fast-forward key in order to speed up time, but it is enjoyable to be able to share the same game space with a friend.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Fidèle à elle-même, la série des Sims continue d'enthousiasmer son public avec son concept sans équivalent et son atmosphère détendue. Les Sims 2 n'innove toutefois pas assez pour marquer une véritable évolution, mais ceux qui adhéraient déjà peuvent se laisser tenter une nouvelle fois.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Fidèle à elle-même, la série des Sims continue d'enthousiasmer son public avec son concept sans équivalent et son atmosphère détendue. Les Sims 2 n'innove toutefois pas assez pour marquer une véritable évolution, mais ceux qui adhéraient déjà peuvent se laisser tenter une nouvelle fois.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Fidèle à elle-même, la série des Sims continue d'enthousiasmer son public avec son concept sans équivalent et son atmosphère détendue. Les Sims 2 n'innove toutefois pas assez pour marquer une véritable évolution, mais ceux qui adhéraient déjà peuvent se laisser tenter une nouvelle fois.
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GameCubeGameSpy
While the object is to complete all the goals in a stage to move on to the next level, one great thing about Sims 2 is that you're not tied down to that. You can linger in a stage as long as you want, or visit old homes to hang out. In the meantime, you can work on whatever goals you set for yourself -- like discovering new recipes with the food system or maxing out your career so that you can rake in the big bucks. Meeting your Sim's wants will dish out rewards to you over time, unlocking nicer furniture, cooler toys, or new fashions. The pacing of the game feels about right: it seems like every few minutes you get some sort of new reward, which keeps you glued to the controller.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
EA and Maxis managed to capture lightning in a bottle with The Sims franchise for the PC, where the game exploded into the mainstream to become the best-selling series on that platform, ever. Since then, developers have been trying to capture the same magic on consoles, with varying mixes of free-form or directed gameplay. Sims 2 veers more in the direction of the PC title, with tons of open-ended customization. This will be the last time we mention the PC version in the review: the console titles need to stand on their own merit.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
On the whole, the PS2 version of The Sims 2 retains the basic gameplay of the PC version, but it's a very different game thanks to all of the additions and subtractions that were made to cram it into a console. Aside from being very streamlined, the PS2 game is primarily focused on the central Sim (instead of neighbors and other housemates). That isn't necessarily a bad thing, since there's still plenty to do between making friends, holding parties, getting to work, expanding the house, buying all sorts of clothing and furniture, and wasting time with dozens of mini-games. Even so, it's impossible to deny that the PS2 game would've turned out much better if some of the nutty neighbors from the PC game, along with the ability to raise kids, were left in. PC players shouldn't give up that version of the game for this one, that's for sure, but if you have a hankering to control the lives of fake people in front of your TV, then The Sims 2 for PS2 should fulfill that need.
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XboxGame Chronicles
What kind of gamer does it take to find appealing a game about doing the mundane aspects of daily life among a set of simulated people? Perhaps this game is aiming for a more casual gaming market, and no one can deny the popularity of the Sims franchise. If you think you might be this kind of gamer, then I don't think there is anything terribly wrong about this version of the Sims that would turn you away, especially if you have a high-definition TV and HD cables for your Xbox. If you've already got this game for the PC or even have had your fill of the earlier games in this series, The Sims 2 might not offer enough new to really get you excited about it.
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XboxGameSpot
You won't be distracted by much in the way of surprising and unique AI behavior along the way, because here The Sims 2's AI just isn't that great when left to its own devices. What's left is a game that offers a fairly good presentation and improved control, but it ultimately holds the most appeal for obsessive collectors with its many unlockable objects, unlockable clothing sets, and hidden cooking recipes. Unless you fit that fairly niche description, The Sims 2 on consoles probably isn't for you.
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GameCubeGameSpot
After six years and numerous games on the PC, home consoles, and handheld game machines, the self-aware little computer people known as the Sims may be wearing out their welcome if the console version of The Sims 2 is any indication. The original game of the same name appeared on the PC in 2004, and that game had a lot to offer. The Sims 2 featured a genetics system that let you create long family trees with aliens from outer space, many new objects to collect, expanded house- and lot-building options, more-focused "aspiration" gameplay, and most importantly, better-developed artificial intelligence, leading to even more of the series' well-known and surprising character behavior. The Sims 2 for consoles has only some of these features, and it attempts to swap in a marginally interesting new cooking recipe system in exchange for the fascinating, advanced AI of its PC cousin. What's left is a game that's long on collecting and unlocking objects and short on truly compelling gameplay.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
After six years and numerous games on the PC, home consoles, and handheld game machines, the self-aware little computer people known as the Sims may be wearing out their welcome if the console version of The Sims 2 is any indication. The original game of the same name appeared on the PC in 2004, and that game had a lot to offer. The Sims 2 featured a genetics system that let you create long family trees with aliens from outer space, many new objects to collect, expanded house- and lot-building options, more-focused "aspiration" gameplay, and most importantly, better-developed artificial intelligence, leading to even more of the series' well-known and surprising character behavior. The Sims 2 for consoles has only some of these features, and it attempts to swap in a marginally interesting new cooking recipe system in exchange for the fascinating, advanced AI of its PC cousin. What's left is a game that's long on collecting and unlocking objects and short on truly compelling gameplay.
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XboxFragland.net
The Sims 2 may be a feel good game for some but it didn’t really give me a good feeling. My first gaming minutes couldn’t help but remind me of the first Sims game. Ten minutes later, when I fixed the sink and made out with my roommate, I started to feel a little better. A little later however I was already getting married so bye bye love and bye bye good feeling. You know what irritates me most in The Sims 2? Not the fact that you can marry faster than take a shit but the constant pressure of keeping your character happy.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
Se a experimentação com "The Urbz", comparado ao "The Sims" original, deu certo, infelizmente o mesmo não pode ser dito agora, pois a conversão das novidades de "The Sims 2" para computador se perdeu quase que totalmente no GameCube, PlayStation 2 e Xbox. E aí temos praticamente um retrocesso.
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GameCubeGamekult
Bien qu'ayant oublié le fameux système d'âge et de générations de la version PC, Les Sims 2 sur consoles réservent son petit lot de nouveautés, plus discrètes, mais tout aussi efficaces dans les faits. Désormais, le gameplay est placé sous le signe d'une interactivité accrue, notamment grâce à la possibilité d'incarner directement son Sim qui fait définitivement oublier l'absence de souris et donne au jeu une dimension plus intuitive et immersive. Dans l'ensemble, les innovations restent certes assez timides et finalement sans grande surprise tant au niveau du contenu que de la réalisation, mais ce Sims 2 comblera sans doute les acharnés du genre, et plus si affinités.
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GameCube1UP
Maxis' sophomore debut of the Sims franchise is just now getting to the meaty part in the stage of expansions galore. Sims 2 for consoles is definitely not on par with the depth and ingenuity that its PC sibling offers but it's refreshing to play a relaxed version of the game that doesn't require as much surveying and emotional input. There's always going to be that one twin who's lower-maintenance than the other.
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PlayStation 21UP
Maxis' sophomore debut of the Sims franchise is just now getting to the meaty part in the stage of expansions galore. Sims 2 for consoles is definitely not on par with the depth and ingenuity that its PC sibling offers but it's refreshing to play a relaxed version of the game that doesn't require as much surveying and emotional input. There's always going to be that one twin who's lower-maintenance than the other.
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Xbox1UP
Maxis' sophomore debut of the Sims franchise is just now getting to the meaty part in the stage of expansions galore. Sims 2 for consoles is definitely not on par with the depth and ingenuity that its PC sibling offers but it's refreshing to play a relaxed version of the game that doesn't require as much surveying and emotional input. There's always going to be that one twin who's lower-maintenance than the other.
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PlayStation 2FOK!games
De Sims 2 laat mij met een dubbel gevoel achter. Aan de ene kant is het gewoon een steengoede titel die je uren zoet kan houden. Aan de andere kant is het nog steeds dezelfde game die een paar jaar geleden uitgebracht werd, alleen dan hevig uitgebreid met allerlei poespas. Afhankelijk van je voorkeuren is deze game pas echt vernieuwend als je van keuze houdt. Het is alleen weinig vernieuwend op simulatie gebied. Je kan nog steeds bouwen, werken en voortplanten, maar er is geen verouderingssysteem of iets in die trant. Mensen die de Sims 2 nog nooit voor de PC hebben gespeeld kan ik deze titel zeker aanraden. PC-bezitters die hopen dat deze titel voor de Playstation 2 veel nieuws met zich meebrengt komen bedrogen uit. Leuke game voor je zusjes/vriendins verlanglijstje, maar mij niet gezien.
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GameCubeGame Revolution
However, we aren't used to making fun of an entire Sims game. Then again, when a title tries to juggle massive content with console limitations and comes up with in-depth cooking, the best thing you can do is laugh. Admittedly, there's more here than just a kitchen – you can still decorate your house and your sim with tons of purchasable items, and Direct Control is a good (if often boring) idea. But the underlying gameplay and A.I. that made the PC version such a cohesive package is lost on this new generation of sexless sims, who care only for new rugs, expensive coffee tables, and balanced meals. They're perfect yuppies, and perfectly boring.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
The Sims 2 is the type of game that defies easy classification. Part god sim, part RPG, it's a digital dollhouse in which you attend to the needs and wants of your Sims, maintaining their happiness and health by encouraging them to interact with an environment you can incrementally improve. As so much of your time is spent ordering a Sim to perform chores to maintain their wellbeing - particularly cleaning, cooking, ablutions and bathroom breaks - the challenge is, broadly speaking, time management. If you plan your Sim's day-to-day activities carefully, topping up meters as required, you gain little windows of opportunity where you can experiment with new items, forge new relationships with other Sims, or work on enhancing skill levels.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
However, we aren't used to making fun of an entire Sims game. Then again, when a title tries to juggle massive content with console limitations and comes up with in-depth cooking, the best thing you can do is laugh. Admittedly, there's more here than just a kitchen – you can still decorate your house and your sim with tons of purchasable items, and Direct Control is a good (if often boring) idea. But the underlying gameplay and A.I. that made the PC version such a cohesive package is lost on this new generation of sexless sims, who care only for new rugs, expensive coffee tables, and balanced meals. They're perfect yuppies, and perfectly boring.
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PlayStation 2EL33TONLINE
For what it is, and the genre it is appealing to, it is a great game, but not one that will last for very long. Eventually you would have bought all the most expensive stuff, have the biggest house in the hood and the best job in your community, yet still the game does not end. However, there is a story mode in which you are set goals to accomplish and this is, in my honest opinion, more fun then just having free range.