Summary: I normally don't write reviews, but this time I felt it was important. The Sims 2 is a GREAT concept, I really enjoy playing the game, but the minimum system requirements listed on the box are completely made up. If you want to be able to enjoy this game, you need at least 512MB of RAM and a GeForce 3 or better or Radeon 7200 or better video card with at least 128MB of RAM. You should also have a fast CPU.
Summary: Buyer beware is the message here. I absolutely love this game and am totally addicted to it but be forewarned it is FULL of bugs. There is a jumping bug that develops that makes your sims unable to interact with each other and objects without "jumping out" of them. This is happening to players after playing and working perfectly for awhile. If you go to a Sims message boards it is jammed full of people with this problem.
Summary: The Sims 2 does give promise of a remarkable evolution of the original game. The thought and detail that went into the development of this game certainly does merit all of the stellar reviews given by game publications and web sites. The graphics and animation... superb. With all that said I cannot recommend this game for purchase at the present time, as this game is perhaps the buggiest game release that I have ever played.
Summary: I'd like to begin by saying that this game is great to play. It's entertaining, addictive, and better than the original. I especially appreciate the quirky humor and minute details that were given so much thought by the designers. Just be aware that you need much more than the minimum requirements to have the game run smoothly. However, it seems that the game was released without proper testing, and has a MAJOR bug problem.
The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff (PC): Celebrate good times
23 August 2012
Summary: I have played the Sims for years now and absolutely love the game. I first played the original Sims when I was about 9 years old and fell in love with the concept and the gaming potential. I've never really enjoyed any other game in quite the same way and it is one I still play to this day (though now I've moved onto Sims 2). After trying Sims 3 and deciding I much preferred Sims 2 I decided to invest in a few expansions packs.
Pros: fun, gets your sims a better party rating, nice wedding dresses, versatile items
Summary: The sims 2 is a fairly unique game. You play a more passive role, simply affecting peoples lives from a 3rd person style of view, and by making your "sims" do certain things, such as use a stove etc. Ok, so the gameplay. There is a story mode, or a do your own thing mode. Both a pretty similar though.
The Sims 2: University Expansion Pack (PC): Universit-ally Disappointing
5 January 2011
Summary: Sims 2 is one of my all-time favourite games, so I was really looking forward to their expansion packs (EP), and one of the first I got was University. New Gameplay In addition to all of the base game stuff, University adds a new area for University life, where your 'young adult' sims, a brand new age which isn't included in the base game, can figure out what they want to study, enjoy the social life and hopefully gain a degree at the end.
Pros: New areas, new life stage, some new objects/interactions.
Cons: Longer load times, not the most interesting or value for money EP.