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The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP
48 customer reviews

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  • Move into the perfect apartment: a spacious loft, a cozy place for a young couple, or a multi-bedroom flat-share with friends
  • Mingle with Sims from all-new social groups: stylish socialites, artsy bohemians, sports jocks, gadget-collecting techies, or edgy gearheads
  • Take advantage of apartment life: form social networks to make new friends, advance their careers, or look for love
  • Build your Sim's new reputation meter: with a good reputation, your Sim can find the right friends to help them achieve their goals!
  • Control multiple households: will you make your Sims live in happy harmony or comical conflict?
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: CD-ROM

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  • ASIN: B00197YSHO
  • Release Date: 29 Aug. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,910 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Manufacturer's Description

Your Sims are moving into a brand-new apartment, and their lives will never be the same! Adventure, fun, and drama await them as they meet new people and explore their new neighbourhood. Will they take their kids to the local playground, mingle in coffee shops, or hit the park to learn from the breakdancers? Close quarters mean new opportunities-move in with compatible roomies for a thriving social life, advance your career with the right social network, or find true love just down the hall. Whether they live in artsy converted lofts, the ultimate studio bachelor pads, or luxury apartments with their own butler, your Sims will experience all of the excitement of apartment life!

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Olivia Stanley on 30 Nov. 2008
I was unsure whether or not to purchase this expansion as I was aware that the Sims 3 was coming out. However I am really glad I did buy it! I have all the other expansions and most of the stuff packs, and The Sims 2 Apartment Life is a great addition to the game. I do not feel this way about all the expansions, I feel that with many of the expansions availible you rarely experience them in the game unless you play particuluar actions such as 'going downtown' or 'creating a pet'. I feel the same way about the Sims 2 Seasons as I do this expansion. They both add things to the game, without you having to think about it or put in too much extra effort. I automatically find myself putting a family in an apartment or hiring a butler for any family, whether or not they live in an apartment. The element of having witches in the game is also very enjoyable, you do have to go to extra efforts to find witches or make your sims a witch but I do not feel this lets the game down. There are some elements in the game which fall naturally into game play, others that require a bit of effort to happpen and some which require a longer amount of time spent playing and fiddling with interactions. I find this is good and entertains me in all moods. I can put as little or as much effort into the game, depending on my mood, and still really enjoy the time I spend playing. Overall I love this game and I'm delighted that I purchased it. I think it's a great final addition to any sims collection and you shouldn't be put off by the fact that the Sims 3 is coming out soon.
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By O. Marshall on 31 Aug. 2008
Like The Sims 2 Seasons, this expanision has a major impact on the game, whereas packs like Pets only enhance the experience. I've had this pack for a couple of days and I'm hooked. The Sims 2 tends to slow down after a while and this just totally refreshed it. The apartments are cleverly designed and great fun to customize! Now your sims have neighbours who they can interact with and form strong relationships.

Kick start your sims apartmenting lives with a swanky pad, or go budget and have your sims work their way up.
One of the best aspects of the pack is raising the Sim children in an apartment, they make tons of friends and have fun in the playground.

This game is auesome, it offers a variety of funky clothes and a few wicked hairstyles along with dozens of new objects and a whole new take on the game.

One point, the Sims 3 is coming out in April next year, this could be one of the last ever exp for the Sims 2. Buy It!
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Jenesis on 10 Sept. 2008
As opposed to the waste-of-money, product-placement-up-the-arse "Stuff Packs", most of the Sims 2 Expansion Packs actually add useful functionality and gameplay elements to an already decent game, and this is one of the best ones. If I had to recommend just one expansion, it would probably be this one (or Seasons), as it adds exciting and new, yet realistic, gameplay.

Apartment living is easy to get into. Either pick one of the premade families in the new neighbourhood, Belladonna Cove, or make your own Sims and move them into apartments. If you're really adventurous you can build your own apartment buildings, but this is very difficult due to the complexity needed in apartments, and you have to use a cheat to zone the apartment correctly (I think the official website has a tutorial). Apartment building is only recommended for experienced builders.

I had no problems installing or running this. One tiny complaint is the load time on game startup; if you have all the expansions or lots of custom content, or both, be prepared to stare at a blank screen for 10+ minutes while the game starts up. I run the Sims 2 in a window for this exact reason - I can watch a video or browse the internet or something while the game is loading.

Overall I recommend this expansion pack. If you only have the base Sims 2 and want to add that little bit extra before the release of Sims 3, get this pack. It's the last pack that will come out and it adds (in my opinion) the most varied and useful gameplay elements. If you have all the previous packs, then why are you reading this review? You're going to buy it anyway :-)

Oh, and one final quibble: It's not an apartment. It's a FLAT. Bloody Americanisation strikes again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By HotBovrilStuff on 15 April 2009
Considering this is the last expansion pack for the Sims 2, I think EA Games has made a tidy finale game for their second part in one of their most popular creations ever; The Sims.

To put it simply, your sims can now shack up together in pansy penthouses and affable apartments, all with an eccentric scotsman down the hallway (at least I think he is...). It's a play out of the ultimate teenage fantasy; to clear off to the city, eat chinese food, disipline the room-mate, and make friends and enemies in a place where there are people just like you.

But let's not get too carried away (don't worry; I'm not really a Sims 2 jockey, going at six hours apiece); I will compile a list below of my opinion on the main pointers of a sims game.

NPC characters: 4/5 (witches are a pretty good idea. Yes, there are broomsticks, but no, there isn't the lightning scar brethen)
Socials: Another 4/5 (Make friends with anybody, and they will network with you, which can mean a promotion, or a rise in your reputation)
Objects: Probably 4 and a half out of 5 (there is a massive new fish tank, five new theme packs, a mysterious bookcase, winding staircases, etc)

The only flaw I can really see in this game is that it takes some swearing before one figures out how to make your own appartment block. I believe you have to use changeLotZoning Apartment, which works on most people's games, but not mine. Probably because of my spelling, but there it is.

So, in conclusion to this disjointed review, Apartment Life makes a worthy addition to the Sims 2 collection, and will entertain you for hours on end (but not for six hour marathons. That's a bad idea, especially when you feel the need to set fire to the Scotman's appartment)
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