88 of 93 people found the following review helpful
Not just an excellent game, but a brilliant architects tool!,
This review is from: The Sims 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
What can I say? The game is even better than all the hype made it out to be!! Ok, the controls might be difficult for some to master, but the ability to build three floors, decks, re-colour objects to fit a theme, and the ageing and "genetics" features make this so much better - obviously those who aren't hardcore Sims fans may be unaware that there is a cheat to turn off ageing (Ctrl+Shift+C, type AGING OFF)
Incidentally, the powerful building and landscaping tools may serve another use if you plan to remodel your house(!) and may even spark an entire generation of young architects! The ability to completely customise how your Sims look is inspired by player feedback from the original Sims and allows you to recreate - if you so wish - your friends & family, and transplant them into a virtual reality! Also, the compatibility with SimCity 4 allows you to easily customise new neighbourhoods, but the in-game neighbourhood tools are pretty good too.
Five stars does NOT do this masterpiece justice - lets just hope Maxis and EA don't let the quality slip when it comes to the expansion packs (Superstar and Makin' Magic spring to mind...)
BUY THIS GAME!!