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The Sims 2: Pets (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
Misc
76
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Electronic Arts site (Polish distributor) - www.ea.pl:
    Obdarz je miłością...

    Od beztroskich szczeniaków po urocze kociaki – najwyższa pora urozmaicić codzienne życie Simów! Zdecyduj się na jedną z popularnych ras lub dla odmiany stwórz nowego zwierzaka. Wybierz sylwetkę, mordkę, kolor sierści i znaki szczególne, a następnie określ jego osobowość. Niech będzie sprytny, słodki, głupiutki lub niechlujny. Decyzja należy do Ciebie.

    Simy mogą tresować i uczyć zwierzaki rozmaitych sztuczek. Wspólna zabawa w parku to tylko jeden z pomysłów na spędzenie wolnego czasu i pogłębienie więzi z ukochanym czworonogiem. Nie zapomnij, że Twój kompan rozumuje w trochę inny sposób. Nie zdziw się, jeśli zniszczy ulubioną kanapę, rozkopie trawnik przed domem lub zaśnie na łóżku.

    Przygotuj się na niespodzianki!

    Najważniejsze cechy:

    Simy i ich zwierzaki
    Twoje Simy będą spędzać czas z psami, kotami, ptakami i innymi zwierzątkami. Życie w takim towarzystwie nie może być nudne.

    Stwórz przyjaciela
    Specjalna opcja umożliwia projektowanie wymarzonych, wiernych przyjaciół poprzez wybór sylwetki, znaków szczególnych, a nawet osobowości.

    Genetyka
    Krzyżuj rasy i twórz zwierzaki z rodowodem.

    Siad, leżeć, podaj łapę
    Tresując zwierzątka nie zapominaj, że wymagają one także troskliwej opieki. Zlekceważony kot rozszarpie pazurkami nową kanapę, a pozostawienie psa obok świeżo posadzonych kwiatów może okazać się wyjątkowo nierozsądne. Musisz nad tym panować ucząc je odpowiednich zachowań.

    Do pracy!
    Zdolne zwierzaki pomogą Tobie zarobić pieniądze. Wyślij je np. do pracy w przemyśle rozrywkowym lub służbie ochrony. Niech zdobywają doświadczenie!

    Wierni przez całe życie
    Patrz jak dzieci bawią się ze szczeniakami, dorośli oglądają telewizję w towarzystwie kotów, a starsi przechadzają się ze swoimi kompanami po parku.

    Pochwal się
    Pokaż innym graczom swoje ulubione zwierzaki. Gra oferuje przyjazny system wymiany.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Mar 03, 2007.

Press Release (Nov. 7, 2006):

    ASPYR MEDIA, INC. SHIPS THE SIMS™ 2 PETS FOR POWERPC- AND INTEL-BASED MACINTOSH

    November 7, 2006 - Aspyr Media, Inc. today announced that the Mac version of The Sims™ 2 Pets from Electronic Arts has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The Sims 2 Pets is the fourth expansion pack for The Sims 2 and is set to land on retail shelves nationwide for Mac within weeks of the title’s release for PCs and consoles. The Sims 2 Pets was developed for the Mac by Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s internal development team, under license from EA.

    The addition of a new friend is guaranteed to enrich the daily lives of your Sims! Not only will players have the opportunity to choose from a variety of existing breeds, and hot designer mixes, but they’ll also be able to personally design their new friend with the Create-a-Pet feature. The ability to customize gives fans the opportunity to create their ideal pet by choosing their body shape, unique markings, even their pet’s personalities! With so many different animals to choose from, there’s no telling what unpredictable experiences could occur!

    Players will also be able to teach their pet new tricks, take them for a romp in the park, outfit them with new pet accessories and even give them a job! As in real life, your Sims’ pet will require care and training. A neglected cat with an urge to scratch might claw up your new couch if you aren’t careful, and leaving your dog unattended near a freshly planted flower bed probably isn’t wise!

    The Sims 2 Pets is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB and is available for the Mac at $34.99 at www.aspyr.com. For more information, fans can visit Aspyr’s site, http://www.aspyr.com/product/info/59, or The Sims 2 Pets official Web site, http://thesims2.ea.com/about/ep4_index.php.

    Requires The Sims™ 2 to play.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 01, 2007.

Aspyr.com:
    Create the perfect pet for your Sims to train, play with, and love throughout a lifetime.

    Requires The Sims™ 2 for Mac OS X to play

    The addition of a new friend is guaranteed to enrich the daily lives of your Sims! Not only will players have the opportunity to choose from a variety of existing breeds, and hot designer mixes, but they’ll also be able to personally design their new friend with the Create-a-Pet feature. Choose your Sims pet’s body shape, unique markings, even the pet’s personality! With so many different animals to choose from, there’s no telling what unpredictable experiences could occur!

    GAMEPLAY FEATURES
    • Your Sims Have Pets – Add dogs, cats, birds, or guinea pigs to your Sims family. Whether it’s kids cuddling kittens, adults watching TV with a drowsy Calico, or elders spending a sunny day in the park with their faithful German Shepherd, your Sims will share a lifetime of special moments with their pets.
    • Create Pets – Choose from dozens of dog and cat breeds including Pug and Persian. Or, create your own unique cat or dog by modifying its body type, face shape, fur color, markings, and more. Then pick a personality! Is your Boxer gifted or goofy, your Burmese hyper or lazy?
    • Pets Have Genetics – Cross different breeds to create designer pets or make new ones and register them to appear in Create-A-Family as a unique breed.
    • Sit, Spike, Sit – Your Sims can teach their pets tricks like shake, fetch, roll over, and more. Unruly pets might topple the trash or scratch the sofa, but Sims can change their pets’ ways with the right training.
    • Pets Have Jobs – Skilled pets can have careers of their own and earn a living as Movie Stars, Rescue pets, or members of an elite Security Pet Corps.
    Your Sims can teach their pets tricks, take them for a romp in the park to meet other furry friends, or buy them toys, beds, and much more. But pets have minds of their own – so expect the unexpected!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 01, 2007.

Macworld:

    Sims 2 Pets coming to Mac, soon after PC release

    Aspyr Media — which recently overhauled its Web site with a fresh new look and lots more media content — announced Thursday plans to publish a Mac version of the expansion pack “The Sims 2 Pets,” and should have it on store shelves within about two weeks or so of the Windows version’s release. EA plans the Windows release in late October, Aspyr plans the Mac release in early November.

    The Sims 2 Pets is the fourth expansion pack available to Mac users of the popular game, which puts you in charge of virtual people — Sims — as they make lives for themselves, having friendships and relationships, getting jobs, earning money, decorating their homes and trying to achieve life goals and aspirations.

    The Sims 2 Pets lets Sims 2 players create the perfect pet for their Sims to train, play with and love. Players can choose from dozens of popular dog and cat breeds, or create a unique dog or cat that truly reflects their Sim owner’s personality. You can teach them tricks, take them out for walks in the park, and buy them toys and accessories. It doesn’t just stop at dogs and cats, too — you can choose from birds and guinea pigs too.

    Like the Sims themselves, Sims Pets have genetics — you can cross different breeds to create “designer” pets or make new ones all together. And pets can have jobs as movie stars, rescue pets or members of the Security Pet Corps.

    More general information about The Sims 2 Pets is available from EA’s Web site — Aspyr’s site is expected to be updated soon, as well.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 01, 2007.