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The Sims 2 (Windows)

88
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

The Sims 2 Credits

Production and Design Team

Executive ProducerLucy Bradshaw
Director of Product DevelopmentBrian Deppiesse
Senior ProducerTim LeTourneau
Technical Direction and DesignMatthew M. Brown
Lead ProducersJonathan Knight, Margaret Ng
Technical Development DirectorDavid Gregory
Development DirectorsMelissa Bachman-Wood, Ed Nanale, Wendy Bliss
Creative DirectorCharles London
Art DirectorDavid Patch
Animation DirectorGoopy Rossi
Technical Art DirectorLeo Hourvitz
Audio LeadRobert Kauker
Voice DirectorClaire Curtin
Web LeadCaryl D. Shaw
Production and DesignPatrick J. Barrett III, Cooper Buckingham, Kacper Centkowski, Jenna Chalmers, Mary Jean Chun, Shannon Copur, Michael Cox, Amy Dallas, Destry Davison, Sarah Jenny Fuchs, Darren Futa, Kevin Gibson, Gabriel Gils Carbó, Jack Greaves, Brooke Harris, Daniel Hiatt, Kevin Hogan, Hunter Howe, Creighton Hurt, Steve Hutchins, Trevor Jalowitz, Amy Kalson, Lyndsay McGaw, Ashley Monif, Seth Olshfski, Solveig M. Pederson, Todd Reamon, Kana Ryan, Thomas Vu, Lauren Wheeler, Marc Wilhelm, Jeannie Yang
Production and Design InternsIra Fay, Lakshmi Jayapalan, Melanie J. Lam, Nolan Lichti, Charley Price, Mayhew Seavey, Shanna Tellerman, Sarah Walter

Engineering Team

Lead Graphics EngineerMark Langerak
Lead Animation EngineerDavid Miller
Graphics EngineeringVenkat Ajjanagadde, Alec Miller, Andrzej Rusewicz, Abhijeet Vijayakar, Andrew Willmott, Timothy Wilson, Irfan Zaidi
Simulation EngineeringDavid Benson, Cleve Cheng, Eric Grundstrom, Jake Simpson
UI EngineeringAmin Ebadi, Blazej Stompel, Talin , Paul Wilkinson
Audio EngineeringJustin Graham
Systems EngineeringAvery Lee, Patrick McCarthy, Griff McClellan, Benjamin Thompson, Vasyl Tsvirkunov
Features EngineeringColin Andrews, Tom Bui, Bruce Wilkie
Additional EngineeringAlex Fennell, Komei Harada, Cory Nott, Roland Vilette
Engineering InternsScott Dods, Rocco Balsamo

Object Engineering Team

Object EngineeringVictor Andersen, Paul Boyle, Gretchen Carlson, Juan Custer, Vicki Fairchild, Rodney Fleig II, Charles Gast, Matthew Michael Goss, Jason Kim, Michael Lawson, Ray Mazza, Vincent Sartor, Greg Thayer, Mitch Traver, Cory Tsang, Waylon Wilsonoff, Corey Dale Johnson
Additional Object EngineeringDaniel Schwartz
Object Engineering InternsRavi Goorah, Craig Howard

Art Team

Additional Art DirectionMary Beth Haggerty, Ocean Quigley, Chuck Eyler
Lead AnimatorJohn Brown
AnimatorsAllyn Bruty, Sandra B. Christensen, Patrick Danaher, Marion Gothier, Juan Carlos Larrea, Tara Packard, Scot Phelps, Don Phillips, Mark Rauscher, Kelly Riley, Mark Roennigke, Michael Shahan, Anthony Wong
Lead ModelersSteve Kody, Tim Lajoie
Object ModelersKevin Byall, Valerie Couderc, Shannon Galvin, Alvin Go, Leonid Korostyshevskiy, Don Livingston, Michael Long, William Mendoza, Emmy Toyonaga, B. J. West, John Kim
Lead Skin ModelerEric Chin
Skin ModelersRon Collins, Pao Jitmakusol, Ferby Miguel
Technical ArtistsKenneth Tan
Additional ArtCharlie Aquilina, Ian Brauner, Curtis Collins, Sylvain Doreau, Jihoon Kim, Jamie Kirschenbaum, Michael Midlock, Jason Osipa, Ted Pratt, Paul Vernon, Alon Wolf
Art InternsMichael Gold, Morgan Kelly, Sam Yip

User Interface Team

Lead User Interface DesignerChristian Stratton
User Interface ArtistsJason Leong, Renaud Ternynck

Audio/Video Team

Audio SpecialistsMichael Cormier, Thomas Day
Audio Asset SpecialistsBill Cameron, Jeff Lillard
Audio InternsElise Baldwin, David Swenson
Additional AudioChris Chikes
Voice ActorsDavid Boat, Jack Conte, Zoe Galvez, Roger Labon Jackson, Stephen Kearin, Gerri Lawlor, Thessaly Lerner, Donna LeTourneau, Liz Mamorsky, Nicki Rapp, Phil Sheridan
Voice EditorsJohn Baker, Mark Gergis, Jason Kanter, Robert James Sell
Video Editing & Post ProductionKerie Kimbrell

Development Testing Team

Lead Release TestingBlair Hamilton
Release TestingDan Alioto, Paul Bertino, Forrest Schehl, Andy Tang
Lead Automated TestingBerjes Enriquez, Larry Mellon
Automated TestingMerlin Andrews, Weldon Chen, Zeeshan Shaikh, Conrad Tse

Configuration Management Team

Development DirectorLee Fancey
Technical DirectorGreg Kearney
Configuration Management LeadMark Waller
Configuration Management EngineersDickson Cho, Ratna Raha
Automated LeadChris Kosmakos
Automation EngineersVamsi Prakhya, Lisa Zhang

Web Team

Website ProductionDaniel Grove, Anna McMillan, Emily Modde, Craig Schwartz
Website EngineersNoel Molon, Amar Pai, Jeff Roberts, Wren Weburg

External Contributors

External Art Development TeamNew Pencil Inc., TOSE, Liquid Development, Mondo Media, Renaud Garnier Creative Design

Testing Team

Quality Assurance DirectorJoanne Colgrove, David Steele
Quality Assurance ManagerAlan Gutherz
Quality Assurance SupervisorDerek Wong, Robert Ivey
Lead TestersSean Hugunin, Kip Katsarelis, Jim Larimore, Johnson Lee, Mark MacVicar
Assistant Lead TestersTom Fong, Alan Hsu, Adrian Majkrzak, Steven Schmidt, Calvin Tsai, Meng-huan Brandon Wu, John Yu
Core TestersThadd Abernathy, Luis Altamirano Jr., Philip Bailey, Ramelle Ballesca, Matt Bautista, Brian Bellinger, Brad Bennett, Richard Campbell, Christopher Charles, Derrick Chin, Curtis Chiu, Danielle Churchill, Ryan Cohen, Steve Cohrs, Greg Dirrenberger, Noel Dodds, Samuel Dupont, Eric Feldman, Koko Fung, Karl Gallagher, Justin Goldstein, Samuel Gonzalez, Andy Grossberg, Ian Grutze, Gerard Gust, Paul Harris, Doi Hayashi, Jenric Herrara, David Holt, John Hsia, Joel Ishler, Ryan Jackson, Ronald D. Jones, Carl Kam, Will Keen, La Shawn King, Mike King, Andrew Klose, Elle Ko, Nick Lam, Brett Layton, Marylena LeBlanc, Chester Lee, Thomas Lee, David Leighton, Joel Leon, Herman Li, John MacIntosh IV, Blake Mason, Armando McClain, Sean McCloskey, Kyle McGrath, Jack Meeks, Jeffrey Mei, Ulysses Melendres, Mario Sarahi Melgar-Vargas, Rick Mendez, Aaron Miller, Paresh Navlakha, Soloman Norman, Daniel Nunez, Omar Nuñez, Peter Panayotopoulos, Russell Perkins, Nestor Protacio Jr., Avri Rahamim, Shymal Raj, Nery Ramos, Jason Reed, Josh Riemersma, Casey Rodarmor, Mike Rogers, Greg Sakakura, Cyndi Sardella, Suzanne Sargentini, Ken Saunders, Jeremy Saxby, Ben Seto, Henry Shao, Laura Lee Skinner, Carl Smith, Grayson Smith, Steven Spahn, Michael Sundblom, Marsha Thayer, Matthew Toellner, Brandon Tomyoy, Johnny Trenh, Thomas Wai, Gary Ward, Randy Watkins, Peter Wik, Kinh Williams, William Wolcott, Kitty Wong, Claire Woods, Jess Yang, Eric Yeung, Nerissa Ying, Eric Young
Tuning TestersSamuel Chen, Greg Hines, Christopher Lew, Manuel Mendez, Goodwin Ogbuehi, Ramin Rouya, Robert Wong
Functionality Language TestersDanny Cheung, Anton De Jesus, Garry Kwan, Pong Lau, Robert Leong, Mathew McGrath, Tarek Nijmeh, Guillaume Pierre, Andrew Poon, Jackie Poon, Timothy Smith, Ted Tomasko, Felicia Whitehouse, Stephen Yee

CatLab and CQC Teams

Compatibility and Technology LabAngelo Bayan, Dave Caron, Nicolas Field, Mark Gonzales, John Hanley, David Koerner, Peter Reik
North American Customer Quality ControlTravis Alger, Anthony Barbagallo, Jason Collins, Eron Garcia, Darryl Jenkins, Dave Knudson, Joe Lee, Russell Medeiros, Adam Rivera, Robert Stiasny
North American Customer Quality Control ManagementBenjamin Crick, Simon Steel

Localization Team

Localization ManagerDagmar Bruenig
Localization CoordinationMateus Andrade, Frédéric Aubrun, Joel Börjel, Elena Carballido, Rebecka Carlsson, Carlos Cassemiro, David Courtin, Erik D'Engelbronner, Alejandro Gómez, Andreas Grabner, Kasia Gryglewska-Cebrat, Natasja Hagemeier, Janne Britt Halling, Inés Hernández, Chong Ho Lee, Angela Hufschmidt, Junetsu Kakuta, Christine Kong, Nadine Monschau, Noriyuki Ohsawa, Mia Opancar, Alessandro Paglia, Maxwell Peng, Nusorn Photpipat, Pichanut Photpipat, Sandra Picaper, Pisit Pluempatanakij, Yuxi Ren, Thomas Rönnberg, Cláudia Serafim, Chatarina Stamblewski, Dominika Szot, Marco van der Toorn, Dirk Vojtilo, Tae Woon Yoon, Ivy Wu
Localization SupportCheunghee Ahn, Claudio Almeida, Peter Barkentin, Grzegorz Bonikowski, Christine Bokdam, Stefano Buffoli, Fausto Ceccarelli, Betty Chang, Mini Chang, Ni Yu Chang, Haitao Chen, Eun Ae Cho, Eunkyung Cho, Nicolas Danière, Audrey Demanget, Thibault Dévigne, Gus Díaz, Kay Dresen, Daisuke Endoh, Nuno Fernandes, Saskia Helbach, Inés Hernández, Kayoko Hikime, Esther Jansen, Ronald Jensen, Daniel Johansson, Sonja Karvonen, Tuomo Karvonen, Reika Kazume, Jae Hee Kim, Takayuki Konta, Jari Laine, Kiwi Lee, Shiho Minowa, Nuno Miranda, Takeshi Miyazoe, Jan Moravec, Liliana Morosini, Yuko Murayama, Seiichi Nakamura, Takahiro Nanba, Andres Ojea, Carlos Oliveras, Jérôme Peter, Issaraporn Prompriengpun, Aurora Ramírez, Jens Regenberg, Patraporn Rukrien, Takuya Sato, Tore Sand, Morten Skovgaard, Jan Skricek, Arsisakarn Srilatanart, Nami Takada, Yohei Takeuchi, Salvador Tintore, Sandra Vos, Anna Wojewódzka, Yi Ching Wu, Yoshio Yamanaka, Edward Yeh, LingSheng Yue, Around The World, MTTW. SL, TIME Co. LTD., Words of Magic

Audio

MusicMark Mothersbaugh
Stereo Object MusicAshley Adams, Kirk Casey, John Cobbett, Rock Hendricks, Jon Herbst, The Humble Brothers, Anna Karney, Jerry Martin, Jacen Touchstone, Chris Vrenna
Additional MusicAlbert Fox, Silas Hite, Musaic, Mutato Muzika
MusiciansDan Alvarez, Glenn Appell, Sunshine Becker, David Belove, Ruth Davis, Chewy the Drummer, John Enroth, Stefanie Fife, Derek James, Robert Mixon III, Paul Morin, Jamie Myers, Karl Perazzo, Eddie Ramariz, Mike Scalzi, Ross Sewage, Laurie Sue Shanaman, Mahan Safiyah Shuabe, John Vigran, Marty Wehner, Dave Worm
Audio External DevelopmentChristopher Davidson, Chris Seifert
Audio Contracted ServicesOmni Interactive Audio, Skywalker Sound Foley, Spark Stuidios

Maxis Studio

Maxis Studio General ManagerNeil Young
Maxis Chief Technology OfficerDominique Philippine
Maxis Chief LISHLuc Barthelet
Special Maxis/Electronic Arts ContributorsJ. Arcadia Kim, Sinjin Bain, Bing Gordon, Donald A. Mattrick, Bruce E. McMillan, Steven Schnur, Richard Taylor
Administrative SupportRenee Almassizadeh, Debbie Carlin, Lisa del Toro, Nancy DuBois, Tammy Sauer, Renee Scott, Jana Wilson
Technical SupportJohn Dolan, Darryl Huie, D. W. Neuman, James LaVine, Agustin Panares, Bill Phelon, Toby Roberts, Mike Sundy

Marketing and Public Relations Team

Senior Director of MarketingPatrick Buechner
Senior Product ManagerJulie Kanarowski
Marketing AssistantMatt Bendett, Jerry Chantemsin
Public Relations DirectorRobin Chandler
Public Relations TeamDesiree Baldwin, Brooke Cahalane, Barbara Gamlen, Robyn Rodota, Alex Skillman
Package DesignVyn Arnold, Cole Bronn, Lauren Siegel
Documentation WriterDorothy Bradshaw
Documentation EditorJessica Poorée
Documentation Layout ManagementChristopher Held
Documentation LayoutThe Big Idea Group

Studio Operations

VP, WW Studio OpsPaulette Doudell
Director Studio OpsJoel Knutson
Studio OperationsDawn Harris, Ryan Nero, Rosalie Vivanco
Special ThanksBoris Amchislavsky, Sean Baity, Lisa Bell, Lisa Dennis, Peter Farago, Frank Gibeau, Mike Gold, Brad Herbert, Kent Jolly, Bob King, Maureen Klier, Lori McAdams, Marisa Ong, Alex Perelman, Joe Pinney, Cheryl Platz, JF Prata, Michael Quigley, Anthony Royce, Stephanie Sheehy, John Stacey, Glen Steinberg, Chris Trottier, Amy Treadwell, Christopher Wren, The Mastering Lab, European Certification Group, The Tiburon Testers, Maxis
The Sims 2 Team Would Like To ThankDenise Alioto, Cathrine Alioto, Nicolas Alioto, Farshid Almassizadeh, Caprice Carter, Avery Andrews, Georgina Boyle, Kathy Garcia, Nick Bruty, Allison Grimmett, Morgan Grimmett, Julie Cheng, Suzanne Sargentini, Amy Reese, Rebecca Houliston, Verlin Chalmers, Jason Cho, Sean-Michael Lewis, Serdar Copur, John Loose, Keith Temple, Suzie Buss, Celine Deppiesse, Owen Deppiesse, Blair Mullen, Alberto Enriquez, Jason Weiner, Heather Fancey, Matthew Fancey, Scott Fancey, Dan Moskowitz, Annie Wong Futa, Lila and Nicolas, The Go Family, Dillinger Lee Heermann, Renee Gregory, Melissa McDonald, Dave Stanton, Jodi Belsito, Cody Hamilton, Mackenzie Hamilton, Susie Fong-Hiatt, Lulabel and Max, Merry Howe, Tim Howe, My Pook, Robin and Nicholas, Lisa Ruff, Kurt Sample, Theresa Kauker, Zoli Kauker, Christine Touchstone, Michael Kim, Tiffanie Quan, Sarah Ricchiuti Knight, Alyssa Kody, Dave Culyba, Joel Lawson, Liana Kishi, Tyler Leong, Heather Lettus, Donna LeTourneau, Brendan LeTourneau, Renee LeTourneau, Noelle LeTourneau, Tyler LeTourneau, Lori Orson, Nicole Requenez, Gina V. McCarthy, Landon McClellan, Laura Thomasson, Michelle Mellon, Deepi Brar, Ross Chan, Cody Nott, Bale Branson, Tina Kane, Linda Patch, David Zarubin, Sean Jonz, Mandy Johan Thibault and Matthias, Mayukh Majumdar, Courteney Reamon Coolidge, Tennessee James Reamon, Vincent Riley, Brittany Manchester, Jodi Nishimura, Kaipo Rossi, Iwona Rusewicz, Warren and Trevor, Georgia Lacono, Ali Shaikh, Staz and The Engineer, Kristina Rojas, Shin-Yi Hsieh, Victor Tang, Rachel Tellerman, Rachel Oliver and Seby, Marsha Thayer, Jessica Hilberman, The Toyonaga Family, Sejal Modi-Vijayakar, Rebecca Tran, Java the Mutt, Adrienne Wilkie, The Wong Family, David Tsai, Imran Raza Zaidi, Raymond Won, Patrice Sartor
Licensed TechnologyOn2 Technologies Inc.
Contracted ServicesAmelia Barrett, Tom Bentley, Victor Cross, Steve Olsen

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Roger Labon Jackson, 189 other games
Darryl Jenkins, 186 other games
Benjamin Crick, 148 other games
Dave Knudson, 131 other games
Steven Schnur, 131 other games
Russell Medeiros, 112 other games
Anthony Barbagallo, 109 other games
Frank Gibeau, 106 other games
David Steele, 99 other games
Jason Collins, 93 other games
Eron Garcia, 89 other games
Paulette Doudell, 81 other games
Donald A. Mattrick, 80 other games
Neil Young, 78 other games
Bing Gordon, 78 other games
Dirk Vojtilo, 72 other games
Rosalie Vivanco, 71 other games
Simon Steel, 69 other games
David Koerner, 68 other games
Bruce E. McMillan, 65 other games
Robert Stiasny, 63 other games
Joel Knutson, 59 other games
Adam Rivera, 58 other games
Sandra Picaper, 58 other games
David Boat, 56 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

The Sims 2: Nightlife, a group of 195 people
The Sims 2: Open for Business, a group of 158 people
The Sims 2: Pets, a group of 136 people
SimCity 4: Rush Hour, a group of 126 people
The Sims: Bustin' Out, a group of 120 people
The Sims 3, a group of 112 people
The Sims: Makin' Magic, a group of 110 people
The Urbz: Sims in the City, a group of 108 people
The Sims: Superstar, a group of 96 people
SimCity 4, a group of 90 people
The Sims: Life Stories, a group of 88 people
The Sims 2, a group of 83 people
The Sims: Online, a group of 81 people
The Sims 2: FreeTime, a group of 79 people
The Sims: Castaway Stories, a group of 75 people
MySims, a group of 73 people
The Sims: Deluxe Edition, a group of 70 people
The Sims: Mega Deluxe, a group of 67 people
Spore, a group of 62 people
The Sims, a group of 59 people
Spore Creature Creator, a group of 54 people
The Sims 3: World Adventures, a group of 52 people
The Sims 2: Castaway, a group of 51 people
The Sims 2, a group of 50 people
The Sims 2, a group of 49 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Kurt Sample (963)