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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.

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The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows Neighborhood Menu
The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows Use your dazzling sales techniques to wow your customers into parting with their hard earned cash.
The Sims 2: Open for Business Windows Loading Screen
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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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

Gameguru Mania Mar 28, 2006 85 out of 100 85
PC Action Mar 08, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Game Chronicles Mar 26, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Gameplanet Apr 24, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 09, 2006 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Feb 23, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 03, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2006 6.75 out of 10 68
Joystick (French) Mar, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

It's not uncommon to have known music inside games, but for Open for Business, the English synthpop band Depeche Mode recorded a version of their song "Suffer Well", using the the Simlish language from the game for the lyrics.

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Vaelor (372) added The Sims 2: Open for Business (Windows) on Mar 02, 2006
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