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The Sims 2: Castaway (Nintendo DS)

by Electronic Arts
Nintendo DS
 Ages 12 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years 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: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000RO5JH8
  • Release Date: 26 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,053 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

THE SIMS 2 :CASTAWAY BY EA FOR THE DS. HELP YOUR SIMS CRAFT ITMS FOR SURVIVAL AND UNRAVEL THE ISLANDS MYSTERIES

Amazon.co.uk Review

With still not a peep out of The Sims 3 on PC, Electronic Arts are certainly keen to keep reinventing the franchise on consoles. This all new game is not for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and, as you might guess from the name, involves you being shipwrecked on a desert island. The concept is basically the same as Konami’s Stranded Kids/Lost in Blue series although you start off completely alone with each of the different sims you create washed up on a different part of the island. Obviously your first task is to find something to eat and drink and a place to sleep, with the initial parts of the game recalling the early episodes of Lost (except without the smoke monster).

Soon enough you’re fashioning fish harpooning spears out of bits of bamboo, planting edible plants, weaving your own clothes and making giant tree houses and huts that would shame the average holiday camp. Most importantly you can train your very own monkey butlers to perform your every menial task for you (up to a point). Soon enough your fellow strandees turn up and the game’s more traditional social elements come into play as it becomes less Lost and more Survivor. Once you’re living in some degree of comfort you can then venture out and explore the island and try and find a way back to civilisation (or stay where you are – the game leaves it up to you). In fact it’s probably the most interesting thing to happen to The Sims in years.


Harrison Dent


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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but will eventually being tiresome. 11 Nov 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good game, and provides many many hours of gameplay (I have played for 15 hours and have completed 75%), more than a lot of other games I have. It is fairly easy, but not so that you feel you are wasting your time. The challenge comes not in perfecting skills at fishing or bug catching, but being patient and waiting for what feels like hours until you have found that one rare item that will allow you to make that tool that will allow you to make this item to trade with this person, to allow you to continue with the game. It is an inventive game, and is set so you play it at your own pace, and there is no time restriction on any of it, although time does come into play, as there is day and night, where different things happen. Overall a very fun game, but you will eventually tire of it. However easy for children, and will provide many hours of fun.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good......but a bit short 12 Feb 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
At first this game seems very good and quite challanging ,the graphics are impressive and the game flows quite well I would not recommend this for younger children as it is tricky in some places.However when the tasks are completed set by the other castaways there isn't much more to do so there is not much point of playing I would check out other ds games before buying as this game as it is very short.
So a ok game,but very short.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sims 2: Castaway (Nintendo DS) 5 Dec 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've found this game very enjoyable. It was my first DS game and confirmed I'd made the right choice. I like all the little mini games - spear fishing, rod finishing, collecting bugs - and trying to find things, make things, grow things, etc. Its similar to the regular Sims format, although some differences, but it is nice to have an objective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By kdizzle
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game to play on a 28 hour flight to NZ - thinking I would get straight into and be hooked - but I only played it for maybe 45 minutes before getting frustrated and putting it down.

It wasn't until about 2 months later I picked it up again determined to get the most out of my money, and now I am really hooked! So, safe to say, it does take some perserverance and patience but once you've got the hang of it, its so addictive. You have to find lots of different items around the island to trade with the other sims for different things that help you progress through the game. You also have to help the other sims out by collecting things or doing tasks for them, they will then reward you with little bits and pieces you can use to make vital tools. It's very much a 'do it at your own pace' type game which I love too with lots of mini games. I like growing things and then picking the fruit once it grows, and exploring the temple and usually coming out with something new each time. Even my 30yo boyfriend really gets into it!

I think it's really good value for money, I'm 25 and definitely think it's a good game for the 'older' DS players out there.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wilson? Wilson!! 23 July 2009
By Gemma TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Sims Castaway DS involves your Sim, you choose a male or female character, dress them, choose their hair style and name them right at the very start. From there a short amusing clip plays showing you how your Sims ends up on an island. The game is very helpful from the start, it explains things as you come to them and before you know it you're building your first shelter, fire and exploring the island to figure out a way to get off it. There's lots of little fun things to do, for example your sim makes a fire, this involves you rubbing the DS across a plank of wood, then blowing into your DS to get the fire to light. Don't play this game on the bus, you will get weird looks.

Your Sim needs to eat, you find coconut tree's to shake, and rocks to hunt bugs under. You soon gain a spear and go fishing in the sea, trying frantically to stab your DS at tiny fish that swim around so fast. You can find bushes for your Sim to go to the toilet... and small streams for your Sim to have a wash in. The usual Sims style indicators are on the top screen, explaining how low each area is. There is:

- Hunger
- Comfort
- Social
- Bladder
- Hygiene
- Energy

The game has a night and day, but I wouldn't recommend just sending your Sim to bed at night, as there's long of things you can only obtain during the night on this game! Your Sim has a little home camp with their shelter and a campfire, you can send them to the shelter to sleep when they're tired, and also to save the game.

The game does have goals all the way through it. To unlock the next part of the island you may have to do certain tasks. For example, some vines are blocking the path and your sim needs something sharp to cut them down...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 19 Jan 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I loved this game and highly recommend it.
Only flaws are:
1 - It was a wee bit too tricky sometimes (I had to go online to look for help).
2 - After you have completed 50% the game is effectivley over. Just continuous play after that, no missions. (Like ordinary Sim game)
These should not put you off buying what is still an excellent game.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good But Short 19 Jan 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I thought this game was really good in many ways, firstly the way you can craft different tools with different objects you find on the island. Secondly the way you can spear fish and squish bugs on the touch screen. this game is really fun and addictive. There are some periods in the game when i got stuck, but after i worked out how to do it i just wanted to keep playing to see what would hapen next! the bad thing about this game is its very short and once youve completed it, theres not much point going back on it, as all you need to do is craft all of the objects and trade all of the items with other sims you meet which gets boring after a while as the sims you meet have no more things they want you to do for them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
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Published 1 month ago by Sarah Richards
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, not the most exciting game
The game is really simple and easy to play, but not that exciting. I haven't got that far into it yet, but is quite a good game when you're wanting something easy and no fuss to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sammy Field
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed
Not worth the money and most certainly not a good buy. The graphic aren't very good and the game isn't fun; it's extremely hard to enjoy.
Published 9 months ago by Pearl HUnte
5.0 out of 5 stars game
Seeing the little girl how she loves it, what else can I write, that's why I have bought for her.
Published 9 months ago by byvike
5.0 out of 5 stars sims 2: castaway nintendo ds game
best game ever, can't put it down, its that good I had to get another for my nephew who also can't get enough of it
Published 10 months ago by Ms. H. Main
4.0 out of 5 stars The sims castaway
It is a Very enjoyable game, great service arrived quicker than was stated I am very pleased with my game I would like to say thank you.
Published 15 months ago by Ms. D. L. Bateson
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
found this a really good game in the sims series for consoles and handheld games. One of the better ones in my opinion but Im a real fan of the sims
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars every sims out there is good..IN FACT..AMAZING!
apart from sims3 for nintendo wii {ive seen the reviews]

AND this sims castaway.

SIMS CASTAWAY is the most amazinggg game that i own for NINTENDO WII. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Georgina Lazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Sims cast away
The sims castaway is a really good game, this game is worth the money I paid for it, it is a must buy
Published 18 months ago by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
I collect all the sims games...could say i'm a HUGE fan lol. Graphics aren't great but it's on the ds so wasn't expecting too much. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Lucy
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