Parents' Guide to

The Sims 2

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Even more realistic, but not for kids and tweens.

Game Windows 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 11+
I remember when i was a kid one of my cousins was playing it and i was curious but i wasn't allowed to play or watch them play. I feel this was right because when i eventually did play it i remember being shocked at the fact the sim actually became pregnant instead of the baby just appearing like in sims. At the moment i have a stepsister and she is around 8 and with how much i mess around with my sims theres no way id let her watch me play. Its bad enough she looked at my screen and saw a man in his underwear and commented on it.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 11+

Great game sims 2

Great game sims 2 is mod the sims has some Addons and packs and stuff that are scary violent and skimpy clothing for women characters Which some may not like but the game it’s sel is good

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (95):

Sims do much more stuff, now. They can interact with each other in more specific ways, telling dirty jokes, giving a tender kiss, or reading to a kid. They let out gassy burps, can be messy eaters -- and if they've got a baby in the house, you'll see the stink coming off those dirty diapers.

This is definitely not a game for younger players. Characters can have sex with limbs poking out under the covers -- and even their make-out sessions get pretty steamy. And the characters can be cruel or materialistic, too. Mature players, though, will surely spend many hours developing cleaning and cooking skills, attempting to win over the headmaster -- or luring a lover under the covers.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: September 30, 2004
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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