User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Mac Gamer (Aug 30, 2005)
If I were to be completely thorough about the Sims 2 and touch on every aspect of gameplay, this review would be about four times as long and remove a great deal of the wow factor for you. Part of my enjoyment with this game was discovering just how many ways your sims could interact with their world and each other. Should you tire of the core gaming experience, expansion packs are already on their way, and they should add all kinds of dimensions to the game, if the expansions for the original Sims are any indication. I hate to use phrases like "instant classic" but sometimes such accolades are apt. The Sims 2 is an amazing gaming experience that should appeal to most anyone who tries it.
Mac Observer (Jul 13, 2005)
ven with a few bugs to deal witht, The Sims 2 is the sequel Sims fans have been waiting for. Beautiful graphics, capable sound and the same incredibly fun gameplay that draws the player in and makes them interested in whatis happening with their Sim as well as wanting to push their Sims further by boosting their skills and talents. After three weeks of gameplay, I still felt as if Iid barely scratched the surface as to what I could do or ways to play. Decently priced at US$44.99, this is everything fans of the series could want and itis addictive enough to hook anyone with even a mild interest in the title.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Jul 08, 2005)
Quite often a sequel fails to capture the greatness of its predecessor. It's difficult to evoke the magic of the original game, while making enough changes to keep things interesting. It's possible, but it is indeed a tricksy endeavor. So how does The Sims 2 live up to the game which was an industry leading bestseller? The best way to find out is to read on as I detail this hotly anticipated sequel.
NowGamer (Jun 17, 2005)
It’s the sheer diversity that can arise in the relationships between characters that makes The Sims games so endlessly entertaining, and The Sims 2 certainly takes that rich diversity to another level. It’s a shame that, like many Mac games, The Sims 2 is priced at a rather wallet-busting £39.99, but the game’s almost endless variety provides plenty of entertainment so it should certainly keep you playing for months to come. And it’s got to be better than watching any more of those brain-dead reality TV programmes.
80 (Sep, 2005)
Les Sims 2 se révèle être un jeu de très bonne facture. Il est à recommander sans hésitations aucunes aux fans du premier, et à ceux qui ont été attirés par le premier opus sans trop y jouer. Les seuls qui peuvent éviter cet investissement, ce sont les joueurs des Sims qui ont été un peu lassé du concept au bout de quelques parties, le gameplay fondamental n'a pas évolué, et les actions sont un peu répétitives et mécaniques au bout d'un certain nombre de parties.
AppleLinks.Com (Sep 09, 2005)
If this had been my first exposure to The Sims, I would've been all over this game. It's well done, it can certainly be entertaining, and it allows you play the game the way you want to: Donna Reed or Desperate Housewives, get married and raise a family or party with aliens and burn down your neighbor's house. As it stands, though, The Sims 2 really feels to me like yet another expansion pack, albeit one in a prettier shell with great new features that actually warrant an expansion pack. Fans of The Sims should certainly be pleased with The Sims 2 (provided they're not still playing on their Flower Power iMac), while those who got into the original but avoided its expansions may want to take this opportunity to give the franchise another look.
Macworld (Nov 29, 2005)
I thought I’d follow up on my earlier first look at The Sims 2 with a final review of this sequel to the very popular Mac game. The Sims 2 follows the same ground rules as the original: you must guide simulated people called sims through their daily lives, helping them make decisions that will affect their careers, emotional well-being, and relationships.