The Sims: Bustin' Out (Xbox)

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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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GameSpy Dec 18, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TeamXbox Dec 16, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Armchair Empire, The Feb 01, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84 Jan 03, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Gamesdog Jan 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 08, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play (Sweden) Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence Apr 09, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65 Dec 18, 2003 12 out of 20 60
Boomtown Mar 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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