The Sims: Bustin' Out

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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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Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Jan, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy GameCube Dec 18, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone GameCube Jan 09, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 21, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox Dec 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 18, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play Xbox Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70 (UK) GameCube Jan 23, 2004 7 out of 10 70
X-Power Xbox Feb 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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