The Sims 2

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The Sims 2

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Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Contains sexual references

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4.4 out of 5 stars Based on 85 Customer Ratings

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"MUCH better!"
5 stars"

The graphics, I must stress, are what I believe to be the biggest change. No more pixellated “I can't really see whats happening” moments, and everything runs VERY smooth. The animation video-like moments are great when your sim gets engaged, married or any other big ceremony.

Another big plus is that your sims no longer stay an adult/child their whole life. With the new system, they are born, become children, teens, adults, elders and then finally die. Did they lead a happy and fufilling life? It's up to you.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 stars"

I bought The Sims 1 6 months before I got The Sims 2. I liked The Sims 1 but it was basic with the start up only. The Sims 2 is much better.

With The Sims 2, You can install 17 other expansion and stuff packs.

The Create-a-Family is much much better. You can choose your Sims hair style and colour (red, blonde, brown or black) and skin tone (even aliens!!!). There are 5 aspirations (Fortune, Romance, Family, Knowledge or Popularity) (12 Star Signs) Much bettter.

The Object range is huge with furniture modern or old.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Worth the wait"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The sims 2 was totally worth the wait and i'm already excited thinking about the cool expansions they can come up with.

The whole ageing process is a plus and I can't get over some of the weird things that the sims do.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Guiding your Sims through "Life's Big Moments" takes on new importance, as players now get a "Life Score" to measure how well they are playing each individual Sim. The decisions that players make throughout the lifetime of their Sims now have an impact on their long-term success or failure. A choice made as a toddler has a direct effect on the teen and adult Sim they become. Will players be able to successfully lead their Sims through such important events as a first step, first crush, or marriage proposal, all while the clock is ticking?

The Sims in The Sims 2 are more aware and responsive to both other Sims and their surroundings. Sims truly come to life expressing moods and feelings through more realistic body animations and for the first time facial animations. They form complex relationships and are able to distinguish between family and friends, platonic friendships and romantic love. Sims in The Sims 2 now have DNA. Passing along physical characteristics and traits to their offspring, Sims both resemble and behave like their ancestors. As in real life, the appearance of the Sims now changes over time. In addition to getting older, a Sim that spends too much time on the couch will develop a paunch and a Sim that works out will enjoy rock solid abs.

An entirely new 3-D engine makes the world of The Sims 2 more life-like and dynamic. The Sims 2 will also introduce an all-new "Create-A-Sim" feature. This allows you to customize the facial features of your Sim with a few simple clicks, to a level of detail never realized before. In The Sims 2, players are now able to build dwellings over two stories and have the ability to coordinate and customize the homes of their Sims to a new degree of design with all-new furniture, lighting and objects.

System Requirements:

600 MHz P3 processor; 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000; At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space; Nvidia GeForce 2 / ATI Radeon 7000 or better.
Release date NZ
September 16th, 2004
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  • PC Games
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