The Sims 2 - PlayStation 2
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
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In the The Sims 2, you direct your Sims over a lifetime and mix their genes from one generation to the next. You set your Sims' goals in life; fame, fortune, family, romance or knowledge. Give them a long, successful existence or leave their lives in shambles. Take them to extremes, from getting busted to seeing a ghost, from marrying an alien to writing a great novel. Unleash your creativity with the all-new Create-A-Sim feature, new building options, and the new in-game movie camera. Get ready to mix their genes, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes. What do you want to do with your Sims' lives?
- Mix Genes: Your Sims have DNA and inherit physical and personality traits. Take your Sims through an infinite number of generations as you evolve their family tree.
- Fulfill Dreams: Your Sims now have purpose in life. Do they aspire to a life of fame, fortune, family, knowledge, or romance? It's up to you to decide if they will be a lover or a loser, a prince or a pauper, a fool or a mastermind, and many other choices. Give them what they want and they'll lead a long, successful existence; indulge their fears and risk ruining their lives. It's all in your hands.
- Push The Extremes: Will your Sims be left at the altar and need a shrink, or inherit a fortune and become filthy rich? Witness the big moments that make every Sim's life uniquely memorable.
- Unlimited Creativity: Generate unique Sims with the new Create-A-Sim, packed with a vast selection of facial features, hairstyles, and outfits. Build dream homes and design neighborhoods with new building, design, and home furnishing options.
- Revolutionary Movie-making: Make your own Sim films with the all-new movie-making feature. Create the cast, set the stage, take control of the camera, and capture your own screenplay in action. Zoom in close to record every detail as your very own Sims sitcom unfolds.
- Interviews with The Sims 2 game designers
- The Sims 2 Film School 101
- The Sims 2 Movies and Outtakes
- Exclusive Digital Goodies, such as a variety of desktop wallpapers, exclusive instant messaging kit and a fansite kit to create your own website
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The only thing I don't like is that you can NO LONGER have children in the game. The PC version of the Sims 2 does have that option. And it is terrific - from the morning sickness to the baby's arrival. You can even hire a Nanny! But it is sorely missing here in the PS2 version.
It's a great game for a rainy day or when the snow comes and your indoors. But don't be like me and play on a weeknight, when you've got a meeting the next morning at 8AM! As I said earlier, this game is highly addictive, but still a lot of fun. If the developers read this, and I hope they do, I enjoyed the game a lot. But leaving out the children option was a big mistake. You can still marry, but no visit from the stork.
A great game however, and I highly recommend it to all! Hopefully, if there is a Sims 3 for PS2, they'll be wise enough to put the children back into the game -- morning sickness and all.
But the Playstation 2 version? Guess what? This is NOT the Sims2.
No matter what the title may be, this is an unbelievable farce.
Let me tell you this for a fact; Sims 2 on PS2 is complete rubbish. There have been plenty of products that I have ridiculed on Amazon but I have always been aware that they are only my opinions and everyone has different tastes.
But I want anyone who is considering this game to know that what I am telling you about it is not an opinion.It is a straight fact.This game is... (a word Amazon will probably block, that starts with c and ends with p and has 4 letters)
It is nothing like the real Sims 2, and it is less interesting than any other SIms game ever.
The Create A Sim area involves a few small drawings of tops, skirts and pants.Apparently you can be a fashion designer!Oh sure, long sleeves or short sleeves?Collar up or collar down?How exciting.
The body and face maker is lesser than even the first Sims, you won't be able to see what you are doing anyway and no matter how you "morph" them, they stay looking the same.Plus, they don't even look real.They are ugly.
Story mode?Forget it. How fun it is to fulfill your sims needs that include Take A Shower. (Not!)
All while your ridiculous looking sim runs around like a lunatic as the useless creation that it is.
Free play mode?What the hell?? The SIms 2 is supposed to be about creating family trees.They can not even have children!!!
There are about 2 familes (but they aren't really families, there are no actual families) and there's space for you to create two more lots of roommates.
The build mode looked like a migrainne, while the buy mode was absolutely pathetic, with teensy child-like drawings.Very few too.
Thsi game is expensive but reeks of amateurishness. You will have more fun with a 2 dollar toy.
(And please note that this review is coming from an extreme Sims fan)
Maxis needs to aplogize to anyone who waited for The Sims 2 to come to console, and anyone who spent money for or recieved this ghastly piece of cow dung.
I have really really liked the Maxis gang for a while, very grateful for what they have done with the original Sims 2.
But now, Maxis, you owe us. Big time. To start with, can I have my money back?
It baffles me why they have made such an honestly horrible game.Do not buy it!
If you have been dying to play the Sims 2, I suggest the computer game.I know it has steep system requirements but I managed to purchase a new computer and I don't have much money.SO it can be done, if you want the (real) SIms 2 as badly as I did.
The computer game is truly fantastic but the console version is a nightmare created in the bowels of Hell.
The houses are much more versatile and the wall papers and floors have an attractive selection. My favorite part of the previous Sims PS2 game was designing the houses, so this new feature is a big plus for me. The house designing holds you back with fire codes. Can't spend too much simoleons in one house.
The default characters are hotter this go round. I think maybe the game mfg was looking to reach a Baywatch type audience. You can make same sex couples 'make out', which I get a big kick out of. I was able to get Felicity and Farrah to 'cuddle' and make 'woo hoo'.
New socializing options are added, but you have to get the Sim in the right mood, and you never know when you'll be rejected. "boo hoo".
I married Felicity, but she decided to be my best friend instead, the romance options stopped being available to make-out with her.
So, I started the whole game over and I'm not marrying Felicity this time, even though she keeps weeping around the house. I married Timmy this time. He's pretty easy going, so I'm happy in my new marriage. The first character you marry follows with you through all the locations. Timmy is in the Law Enforcement career track and he brings in a comfy simoleon paycheck.
The game gives the characters 'Aspirations' to achieve to unlock Buy objects and locations. I have an aspiration to 'Propose' to Ossie, but the option never comes up in the menu. The 'Aspiration' generator is somewhat aware of the choices you make. It keeps telling me to 'Hire' a maid, even though I've already hired her, so I have to Fire her to Hire her, or I could wait for the next location to open up. Keep the lass working. Though sometimes I catch her falling asleep on her feet. Work, maven, work!
The Buy catalog has interesting new 'fun' objects. I've gone through half of them, remember Air Hockey? The Jukebox has some trendy pop songs, sung in Sims language. "yoesh" "un shack boney"
My biggest complaint with this game is that there is a couple 'Bugs' in the program. Once I unlocked the second location my group meals disappear 80 percent of the time. I keep it on the screen to watch it and it still disappears. I don't know if it supposed to be a ghost stealing the food? But its soooo annoying. I want my cooking to be appreciated by my guests.
Preparing meals is greatly enhanced in this version. The better frigerators have more food options and you can buy plants to grow fruit and vegetables and you can now fish for dinner in the fish tank. Sometimes characters throw up and/or go running for the toilet. It's funny to see them do the pee pee walk.
So, far I've restarted the game 3 times, when the story line locked me in, supposedly you can get divorced, but I haven't managed to make it happen. I had a 100pt relationship with Torin, but then I was supposed to make him my arch enemy. I like Torin!
It takes much longer to build up skills. So, I started over to max out all my skills before getting a job.
Missing from this version: I miss Mom, in the last game I had her building Gnomes like crazy, they erected a statue in her honour. And I miss the Pizza delivery guy. I'm rather happy there are no kids this time. And I miss the swimming pool!
Is Maxis going to read this? Suggestion: add pets to the next game. What's a Sim without a doggy companion? apirations, sleep, eat, chew shoes.
A couple of new addendums (as of Dec 15 2006)
I'm married to Timmy and he was following me to all the locales. We were on the HMS Amore and Betty kicked him out. He no longer travels with me.
At the Mesa Canyon, Ossie was hanging out. I asked him to move in with me , so now he follows me through locations.
I've encountered a bug. Jasmine in Mesa Canyon has a gold want of gaining a Creativity Skill point, But; her Creative Skills are maxed out. I don't how to unlock the next location. I've tried calling the Therapist, it hasn't helped. What's a Sim to do now?
Graphical quality and sound (Fancy speak for graphics ans sound):
Who couldn't remember the simple and repetitive environment on Sims 1, The one-dimensional walls-with-some-doors-and-windows of Bustin Out and the 'gritty', 'urban' and 'cool' setting of *cough*theurbz*cough*. This game featured full on buildings with 15 floors and 16 rooms on each floor complete with 40 HD TVs and... okay, if you're looking for the truth then get this: TS2's houses do NOT look like actual buildings but more like Monica and Chandler's apartment from 'Friends' turned into a building. THe wallpaper options are shallow, the floors are -uhm, what's the word again... oh yes- crap and the items all feel a bit one dimensional to me. But hey, the real fun is createasim which rock now to the sound. I've got some serius smashing to do... MWhahahahahhahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
How is the sound of a typical Sims game? Great music, great effects and nonsense voices. TS2 has all of this escept for the fist one. Let's face it: The Sims 2 has horrible, horrible, horrible music. With the possible exception of the main menu/opening song, the in-game music ism terrible. Now to the voices. You know The Sims always had complete nonsense for voices. This is even worse. Get this. You click on the 'compliment'social move and if you are playing as a woman, you will hear this: "Whizza, oodikass, scarro, thancslot." If you are a male, this is what you get: "Loiru, garo, bobobo." Sucks, eh? What about 'tell joke? Instead of humourus sounds like in *cough*theurbz*cough* there is just mumbling like this: "mbhmbmbnmbmhmhmhmhmhmhmhnhnhnhnhuhuhuhuhumumumunununun". What great voice quality. At least it's not as bad as
Controlling element of console entertainment disc (Gameplay):
Direct control, huh? Ingredient selection system? What haven't they changed? The gameplay is very different to the other instalments... heck with all that. You really want to know about two sims in bed engegint the physical act of love (So I watch "Friends" and I am a 12 year old boy. Big deal), right? It goes like this:
How to do WooHoo in 8 easy steps:
1. Walk into the bedroom.
2. Select the double bed and select relax.
3. Select Call Over... and call over a crush or a lover.
4. When the item of your, ahem, 'nterest' has entered the 'area' that the 'event' will take place, follow these steps.
5. Select cuddle, just to keep them in bed for longer. Works every time.
6. Select WooHoo.
7. Watch the bed shake and the controller vibrates. Note the music in the backround.
8. CONGRATULATIONS: You have just done WooHoo. Now watch the effects it does to your sims. Look closely... nothing has changed. Oh well. At leats your controller gets a workout from all that vibration.
Another cool but useless extra is getting married. It can be done with every... single... sim... in... the... game... Here it is... explained in a 8 step form.
1. Socialize a lot with one person until you have a lover relationship.
2. Enter socialize mode.
3. Select purpose.
4. The sims hug.
6. The sims pop up in a dress/tux.
7. The sims pose.
8. Congratualations. You are now married. What next?
Since time is running so fast, I have to quit now. Part. 2 will be posted later.