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The Sims was one of the most popular games ever made. In it, players micromanage the lives of a family of virtual people, or Sims, and influence their paths toward success or something akin to a nervous breakdown. Its open-ended blend of cartoonish behavior and everyday living is unique in an art form otherwise obsessed with carnage and sports. With The Sims 2, longtime fans now have a deeper game with lots of ways to customize and share their experiences. The game will also attract first-timers because the goal-oriented gameplay and the luridly fun starter families make it easier to get into the action right out of the box.
Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents, families grow, and Sims grow old.
|Create your own Sim (above) or your own house (below) from scratch with advanced tools.|
What Else Is New?
Of course, you wouldn't be able to juggle all that if it weren't for the improved "Free Will" option, which makes it easier for Sims to fulfill their basic needs. The artificial intelligence of the game is noticeably improved; they won't turn on radios just as a family member is going to bed but, strangely, they do occasionally put their dishes on the floor.
Another big change in the series is the concept of the lifespan. Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents, families grow, and Sims grow old. Not only does this go hand in hand with aspirations (growing up is the first aspiration that a baby Sim will have), it provides a limited time with which your Sims can achieve their goals.
|The Universal Control Panel helps you manage your Sim family.|
The makers have included some nice tools to help share the universe you've created. For example, you can capture in-game stills and video to show friends the private moments, family interactions, and house parties of your Sims. You can even package a household to share as a blog or an album on a special Web site.
The Sims 2 is for patient gamers. Like life itself, the game is filled with mundane details, like getting ready for work and doing dishes. The game also demands a level of creativity from its players that the run-and-gun game genres wouldn't know what to do with. But those who stick with it will be rewarded with an absorbing, amusing diversion and a virtual family history that they've created themselves. --Porter B. Hall
Set Up a Sims 2 Machinima Studio
Amazon.com contributor Porter Hall reveals how you can make movies using the Sims as your actors. See his guide to setting up a Sims 2 Machinima Studio.
item does not work on an ipad - found out later that this is a common problem with this product.Published 5 months ago by Harold Steven Bayar
I ordered the used one. It's VERY clean and works perfectly fine. The deli ray was super fast revived it within 2 days ! Thanx!Published 7 months ago by hailah Fahem
My 11 year old daughter has been playing this version at a friend's house for years. We researched the newer versions and unfortunately they all got rid of the aspects that she... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Travel Queen
Great service! There is nothing that needs to be improved at all. Will buy from again sometime in the near future.Published 19 months ago by Heather
Sometimes I wish I had never bought this game becasue I sometimes spend hours building houses and creating families, only to let them destroy themselves.Published 19 months ago by Alex Weiss
This was at a good price. It shipped relatively fast and the box and disks were in GREAT condition. I mean excellent condition. But a WARNING to any other buyers. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kashmir
Thank you for sending it to me. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on my new Mac. But thanks again. It's really very kindPublished 22 months ago by susana osorno
I got hooked on this game when it first appeared on the market. I have since purchased each new version that they have produced and am still hooked.Published 22 months ago by Gregory M Scalzo