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The Sims: Bustin' Out is the console sequel to The Sims and the second Sims game to appear on the major consoles. Sims can now leave their house and visit all different kinds of locations.

In the mission-based Bust Out mode, the player starts at Mom's house learning that evil Malcolm Langrabb is repossessing items from all the Sims homes. Your job is to make enough money to buy back all the goods and eventually evict him from his own mansion. The game also features an open-ended Freeplay mode.

Bustin' Out's big new features are the ability to visit and move between houses through the single player progression as well as an online multi-player mode for 2 people on the PS2. The servers for the online mode have since been shut down.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Les Sims: Permis De Sortir " -- French title
  • "Die Sims brechen aus" -- German title
  • "De Sims: Erop uit!" -- Dutch title

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Xbox Dec 16, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot GameCube Dec 16, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Apr 03, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Dec, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Gamesdog Xbox Jan 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox Dec 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Shark PlayStation 2 Feb 05, 2004 B 75
contactmusic.com GameCube Jan 16, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing GameCube Jan 29, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Nintendo Difference GameCube Mar 09, 2004 12 out of 20 60


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