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The Sims 2: Open for Business Expansion Pack - Mac

by Aspyr
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac
  • Create Unique Businesses
  • Turn Talents into Cash: Go from tinkerer to master, making toys, flower arrangements, or zany robots.
  • Learn the Tricks of the Trade: Train employees, promote the best, and fire the rest!
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Product Details

Platform: Mac
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GW55ES
  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 4, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,202 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Mac

Get Down to Business with your Sims! Set your Sims up in their own businesses. Create a variety of new, unique businesses, such as bakeries, boutiques, salons, and countless other thriving shops. Hire a staff to stock the shop and sell the goods. Will they build the neighborhood's favorite shop or the next entrepreneurial empire?

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good, not great January 4, 2007
Platform for Display:Mac
i thought that this was a good game to play, it was fairly inexpensive and you get to make a living off your own store, that you either get to run, or work at, instead of sending your sim away for the day then to come back with a pay check... you actually earned the money that you recieve. I think that some things are really annoying though, because you end up spending much more on your employees and such, and barly make any money at all cause no one will buy your items if they are too expensive, so you have to have another job inorder to make enough to live. And the days go by so fast, you barely have any time to run the store, in between your sims other needs such as hunger and hygene etc.. Also, the customers get mad at really stupid things and end up never coming back and give your store a bad reputation. When i was playing, one of my lawn decorations (a flamingo) was tipped over, and they kept going into histerics about that, or if your trash is full they get really annoyed.

this also is very entertaining though because you are able to run a restaurant, a salon/hair dresser place, an entertainment spot, and pretty much any type of store you want. you can sell anything that is available in the buy mode. this expantion pack also comes with a lot of new objects, clothing, and hair styles, which are fun to use, such as costumes they can wear, a lot of shelving to put goods on, etc.

over all i think that this game was fun, being able to run your own business, but there were a few things that could be better.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adds the most to the game November 14, 2006
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This EP adds more options to the Sims2 than the others so far (not including Pets, which came after OFB). Player can create almost any business they can imagine. There are many challenges and rewards when running a Sims businness, as well as humorous things that can go wrong. In University, once a player figures out how to get a student through college, there's only so much left to do. OFB, on the other hand, offers virtually endless possibilities. I plan to get Pets, but will continue to play OFB, maybe even incorporating pets into some businesses.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with newer Macs June 19, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
My review has nothing to do with the game itself, since I never got a chance to play it. Just wanted to let the less computer-savvy people know that this game doesn't run on newer versions of Mac computers. The new MacBooks use Lion as their operating system, and apparently you can't install these games with Lion because "PowerPC applications are no longer supported." Basically what I got out of my research is that Apple used to use a program called Rosetta, which made it possible for the older software to work with an intel processor, but Apple dropped that with newer operating systems. Maybe this is obvious to some people, but I didn't know, so I thought I'd mention it. As far as I know, the base Sims 2 game, Seasons, and Pets are the only Sims 2 games that will work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun if you are tired of home life November 5, 2007
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I find it difficult to run a business and also manage my home, but if you have single sims, or are just tired of being home everyday, you would probably find business ownership fun! If you really want to stay home, you can open a home business, but it's kind of annoying to have strangers popping in when you really need a shower and the baby just barfed everywhere. My sims are very domesticated;-) However, I have opened a flower shop, a day spa, and a home food service business, and have found them fun to operate:-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun! May 13, 2010
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As always the Sims games are super fun! I now own Sims 3 but I still have a place in my heart for Sims 2 as it seems to me a bit easier to play and has a lot less glitches and loads a lot faster. The Open for Business expansion is great, own a business, run and build your own restaurant or bar - it's loads of fun!
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sims 2 Open For Business December 5, 2006
By Jeff G.
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Now your Sims can run their own business. The Sims 2 open for business is a great expansion pack for the Sims 2 game. It adds new objects and interactions to the game that were not their previously. The people at Aspyr did an excellent job of converting it over for the Macintosh system. If you would like to try your hand at owning and running a business in the Sims 2 universe, then this is a great expansion pack to consider.

If you have the opportunity, get all the expansion packs you can. There is lots of custom fan made content that is created out on the internet and some of that content is expansion pack specific. As long as Aspyr keeps doing a great job of bring games to the Macintosh system, I'll keep buying.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Love Sims, OfB is ok August 9, 2008
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
It's a little harder to get going in Open for Business than I expected. I own Sims and several expansions and I didn't feel this one was as intuitive as the others to get started. Once I got going, it became easier. It seems to take a while to earn badges and I wasn't entirely sure at first how to earn them, but again, once I got going it wasn't too bad. Remember that if you open a business on your home lot, LOCK the house doors so that customers are not coming in whenever they please (very annoying). Also remember to buy an Open/Closed sign or people will always be coming over. In my neighborhood with 10 families, I only have 1 with a home business. It's taken time to figure it out, but it's working out. I wish there were a few more things I could do with the business, but this is a neat dimension to add to the Sims.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Challenging
Good game.
Pretty good expansion. There aren't that many new objects, but there a lot of different business you can buy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Zoe
3.0 out of 5 stars Not For Lion
Came as described, but doesn't work on newer Macs (10.7+). Buyer beware!
Published 4 months ago by Kasey Bray
3.0 out of 5 stars Attn : New Mac Users!!!
While the game is enjoyable, I unfortunately updated my computer to Maverick, and now the game is too old to be installed! Just a heads up for all Mac users!
Published 8 months ago by A. Mollman
4.0 out of 5 stars no new life goals, lots of cool items and some new skills
lots of new opportunities, but I wish shop ownership were a life goal, so that Sims enjoy the new career choices a bit more....
Published 13 months ago by D. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars So Glad I bought this!
I purchased the expansion for a super great price! The game was shipped the next morning so I received it 2 business days after purchase. It also came with a tracking number. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ursula
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't know
I haven't played it, the new Mac update doesn't allow me to, so it's useless. It really sucks it just took forever to get to me if it got to me quicker I would know how fun it was... Read more
Published 24 months ago by lexa
1.0 out of 5 stars unhappy
We can not get out to download at all. We purchased 3 different ones at the same time and this one will not work. Read more
Published on October 7, 2012 by kat
5.0 out of 5 stars It Was A Gift
I don't play these video games but the person I bought it for loves it! Service was great and I received it in time to wrap it for Christmas, even though I ordered very late!
Published on January 24, 2010 by Carol Hagerman
5.0 out of 5 stars We Love Pets
I bought this after christmas for myself (I am a college student) and my sisters (twin 11-year-old girls) immediately fell in love with it. Read more
Published on January 10, 2007 by Kelly Botteron
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