🐳 Check out #guessing-game in our Discord to play a new game that uses our database of screenshots!

atari kombinera
Not an American user?


Welcome to Strangetown! In the Nintendo DS version of the Sims 2, players take on the role of the custodian of a broken down hotel in the middle of a strange, UFO-infested desert town.

The game is entirely real-time, meaning that as the clock advances in the real world, time will flow in the game. Guests check in and out after several (real) days, you'll see holidays come and go, and night and day will cycle depending when you choose to play the game.

In addition to the hotel management portion of the game, you'll be constantly improving your hotel, adding new rooms, and decorating them. Each new room usually offers a different touchscreen activities, so you'll find yourself composing music in the lounges, painting art in the gallery, dissecting aliens in the secret laboratory, and playing a pirate-themed card game in the casino (Moogoo Monkey, the card game from the Urbz DS also makes an appearance here if you can find it!).

Finally, there's a simple story running through the game, as different VIP guests check themselves in and refuse to leave. First you'll have to deal with the local mob boss, then a strange Goth girl with a fascination for magic, and finally a megalomaniacal robot.

If you can balance your own Sim's wants and needs (and sanity) with all your guests' requirements, you'll find Strangetown a happy, healthy place to live.


The Sims 2 Nintendo DS Create-a-Sim
The Sims 2 Nintendo DS Play some music
The Sims 2 Nintendo DS Vacuuming the Strangetown hotel
The Sims 2 Nintendo DS Welcome to Strangetown

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Alternate Titles

  • "Sims 2: Hacha Mecha Hotel Life" -- Japanese title
  • "Les Sims 2" -- French title
  • "Die Sims 2" -- German title
  • "De Sims 2" -- Dutch title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

IGN Oct 26, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
NintendoWorldReport Feb 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Game Chronicles Nov 17, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Pocket Gamer UK Nov 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 6.75 out of 10 68
games xtreme Dec 08, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
Lawrence Nov 03, 2005 C+ 58
Nintendo Vision Aug 12, 2006 11 out of 20 55
Boomtown Dec 14, 2005 4 out of 10 40


There are currently no topics for this game.


One of the arcade games in Strangetown is Space Armada, which originally appeared on the Intellivision.
thalcos (1556) added The Sims 2 (Nintendo DS) on Dec 15, 2005
atari 50th