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The Sims 2: Pets (Windows)

Teen
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Misc
76
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
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Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 4.2


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90
Armchair Empire, The
No, it doesn’t tread new territory that hasn’t been explored in a previous expansion, but nonetheless The Sims 2 Pets turns out to surprisingly be the most engaging and addictive expansion yet for The Sims 2. How engaging and addictive? This reviewer needed to buy a second copy of the game so that all The Sims 2 Pets players in the family could get equal opportunity playing the game on one of our two PCs. Spending time bonding with Sims pets was that popular in my domicile. For those that love the domesticated animal kingdom, The Sims 2 Pets expansion brings the new dimension of delightful animal interactivity into the lives of Sims 2 gamers.
89
PC Powerplay
Beagle-Dame Dakota zerkaut meinen Lieblingssessel, pinkelt in die Blumenbeete, schmeißt meine Mülltonne um, verbellt mein Rendezvous. Ja und? Pfeif auf die heiße Nachbarin - Dakota geht vor! Denn wenn sich meine Tiere so schön animiert freuen, sobald ich abends durch die Tür komme, bin ich schlagartig für all den Stress mit Baden, Füttern, Erziehen entschädigt. Für mich ist dieses tierische Addon die beste Erweiterung - zusammen mit der Studentensimulation Wilde Campus-Jahre.
85
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
De huisdieren zetten het leven van je Sims op stelten! Een leuke uitbreiding voor alle dierenvrienden, jong en oud.
83
Gaming Age
Overall, if you are a Sim nut and love pets, how can you turn down this cuddly ball of video game preciousness? For an expansion pack, there is plenty to do and see and it adds a completely new level of variety to your Sims' already busy life.
83
PC Action
Einsame Damen streicheln gern ihre Muschi, Herren greifen derweil zum Knüppel und lassen den Spitz von Nachbar Lumpi dran schnüffeln. Damit auch Ihre virtuellen Persönlichkeiten in Die Sims 2 tierischen Bedürfnissen nachkommen können, schmiss EA Ende Oktober das mittlerweile vierte Add-on zur Lebenssimulation auf den Markt. Für 30 Tacken basteln Sie im Familieneditor aus 36 Katzen- und 73 Hunderassen den ultimativen Flohzirkus.
83
PC Games (Germany)
Hund und Katz sind zurück: Add-on Nummer 4 führt Haustiere in Sims 2 ein - mit motivierenden Tierkarrieren und faszinierendem "Design dein Tier"-Modus. Jeden Tag um 18:00 Uhr fährt die Fahrgemeinschaft vor und setzt Schorsch zu Hause in Sim City ab - 240 Simoleons für die Familienkasse. Das Kuriose: Schorsch ist ein Hund, ein prächtiger Golden Retriever. Dass Hunde und Katzen arbeiten gehen, ist in Die Sims 2: Haustiere ganz normal - und eine der spannendsten Neuerungen im vierten Add-on.
82
GameZone
Fans of The Sims 2 have no doubt already added this to their collection, but if you’re still on the fence, your decision should be based upon whether or not you love animals. If you do, Pets is a dream come true. It will allow you to become a virtual breeder, a superb master, or the ultimate pet guru without the real-life hassle and responsibility of owning a living creature.
80
Good Game
If you’re a Sims 2 Fan you’ll get a lot of fun out of the new furry friends.. I’m going to give it 8 Rubber chooks for enjoyability…
80
Hooked Gamers
If you are a Sims 2 fan that can appreciate those words, give Pets a look, it adds an interesting new dynamic to the core Sims gameplay. Just be sure to watch where you place those food dishes!
80
Gameplanet
So getting this is a definite must for Sims fans out there. Because of the lack of content, however, it is probably advisable for beginners to grab some of the previous expansions, like Nightlife, Open for Business or University, simply because they include a far greater amount of Sim-altering content. But once you have those, Pets should definitely be your next stop.
80
GameDaily
For anyone who's already addicted to the 'The Sims 2,' 'Pets' is an engaging add-on that keeps the game fresh. Who knows -- adding a virtual menagerie of pets to a Sims family just might offer the same mood-enhancement as a real-life pet, minus the shedding and allergies.
80
Game Chronicles
Like the previous Sims 2 expansions, Pets seamlessly improves upon and adds to the existing gameplay by allowing your Sims to experience a lifelike caricature of yet another facet of everyday life. While this newest expansion isn’t likely to persuade new converts to jump onto the Sims 2 bandwagon, it’s bound to be a satisfying purchase for fans of the series. If you enjoy The Sims 2, and if you’re excited by the prospect of designing and caring for digital pets, you’ll probably enjoy this expansion, too.
80
UOL Jogos
"The Sims 2: Bichos de Estimação" não é o melhor pacote de expansão para o jogo, tampouco apresenta idéias totalmente novas, mas o apelo dos animaizinhos é praticamente irresistível, e o desafio é osso duro de roer, com o perdão do trocadilho. Enfim, tem conteúdo de sobra para se divertir, ao menos até a chegada da próxima expansão.
80
Worth Playing
The Sims 2: Pets is a very entertaining, exciting expansion pack filled with curious critters and adorable pets, so if you loved the last pets expansion, you will be sure to love this one. At times, it may be difficult to manage the many things your Sims can do, but you will quickly get a hold of the situation and become better at scheduling.
78
GameStar (Germany)
Erster Kommentar der Kollegen: Ooh, ist der putzig! Der zweite: Naja, viel kann dein Ballo aber nicht! Okay, vielleicht habe ich die Erziehung etwas vernachlässigt, weil es einfach zu niedlich ausschaut, wenn Ballo meinen Sessel in Einzelteile zerlegt. Aber mir fehlte auch die Motivation: Warum soll ich so viel Mühe in die Dressur von Ballo investieren, wenn mich das Addon so wenig dafür belohnt? Knuddelig, aber seicht.
75
JeuxVideoPC.com
Au final, prenez soin de bien vous occuper de vos animaux, et vous ne serez pas déçus. Mais n’en délaissez aucun, car si la Police débarque chez vous pour maltraitance sur un animal, il reprendront tous ceux que vous possédez. Ce qui serait fort dommage…
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Nous tenons là une très bonne extension qui saura rajouter des heures de plaisir au jeu de base. Il s'agit sans conteste d'un indispensable pour les fans des Sims, voir même les autres, pour peu qu'ils adorent bichonner tout ce qui est poilu et qui marche à quatre pattes. Notre seul petit regret, c'est que les animaux que l'on peut créer se limitent aux chiens et aux chats. Un peu plus de variété dans les espèces n'aurait pas été de trop.
75
Gameguru Mania
Overall, The Sims 2 Pets is a very good addition to the game play and will offer a rich experience to the fans of the series. If you are a dedicated Sims 2 player then this is a must, if you are a Sims 2 hater I doubt 'Pets' will change your mind :-)
74
IGN
And now, the tradition continues with The Sims 2: Pets, which on paper adds all the functionality of the Unleashed expansion for the original series, and gives me something new to torture. I left my mark on that one by obliterating Tester the Cat in at least a dozen different ways, so I looked forward to seeing what kind of mayhem I could unleash (get it? HA!!!) on the new one.
72
NZGamer
Ultimately, The Sims 2 Pets is an expansion for people who have exhausted the regular human gameplay and want to add a new dimension to the main game. It’s also, rather obviously, for animal lovers, although they should be aware that cats and dogs require plenty of attention and managing everything can prove taxing. However, if you’re just looking for new items and clothing, you might be better off with one of the cheaper item packs.
71
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Hoewel De Sims 2: Huisdieren een heleboel nieuwe content introduceert in het originele spel, kunnen we toch niet spreken van een vernieuwende Sims-ervaring. Daarenboven zal deze expansie er niet in slagen om nieuwe Sims-adepten voor zich te winnen. Voor de fans van De Sims 2 is het echter een leuke toevoeging aan het luizenleventje van de Sims. Maar zorg er wel voor dat je tijd weet vrij te maken voor je nieuwe vriendjes!
71
GameSpot
The Pets expansion adds an interesting wrinkle to The Sims 2 but won't set the world, or even your sims' house, on fire.
65
Good Game
I know a few people who ARE heavily into the Sims and I can see them really enjoying this expansion… but at the same time, it just doesn’t add enough to the game, and I think they could’ve taken the idea further. 6.5 out of 10 for me.
65
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
The Sims 2: Pets expansion pack is one of the smallest expansion packs released yet, you now have pets running around your house but the lack of human additions is a little disappointing. Despite this the game is still a lot of fun and Sims fans will lap this title up.
60
GameSpy
All that said, The Sims 2 Pets may only pale because the other expansions set the bar so high. The animals are cute and fun to tinker around with. If you're a hardcore Sims 2 fan and you've greedily gobbled up all the expansions to date, Pets is a great way to give your neighborhood some variety. For players who are just coming into the game fresh, though, the other expansions provide a lot more substance.
50
Gamekult
Au final, Les Sims 2 : Animaux & Cie se contente du minimum syndical : cet add-on rajoute un excellent éditeur d'animaux, quelques maigres gadgets pour les occuper, et c'est à peu près tout. A moins d'être un amoureux désespéré de nos amis les bêtes, on ne peut vraiment pas dire que cette extension au simulateur de vie soit franchement indispensable. Les différentes bestioles ajoutant bien trop peu de piment au gameplay pour vraiment le faire avancer, tout en demandant un investissement très important en temps de jeu. Difficile de concilier les vies déjà surbookées des Sims avec les séances de dressage intensives nécessaires pour éduquer nos nouveaux compagnons.
50
Eurogamer.de
Mein erster Eindruck von Die Sims 2: Haustiere war eigentlich noch recht optimistisch. Nach einigen Stunden kam sie aber dann doch, die Ernüchterung. Ist das etwa alles? Warum ist das Gameplay hier vergleichsweise so begrenzt? Mit dem Umfang der PC-Version würde mir das Spiel wohl wesentlich besser gefallen, weil es dort deutlich mehr Interaktionsmöglichkeiten mit den Sims und ihren Tieren gibt. Wenn das beim nächsten Versuch gegeben ist, dann verbringe auch ich gerne mehr Zeit in der Welt der Sims. Und an weiteren Umsetzungen wird es, so wie ich Electronic Arts kenne, garantiert nicht mangeln.