The Sims 2: Apartment Life

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Sims move on up, gain good/evil magical powers.

Windows 2008

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

A great game for teens and adults

This is arguably the best game ever invented. I wouldn't let kids under 13 play due to some more mature themes, but safety is not at all a problem and it's easy to figure out. Most of the objectionable content is entirely user-dictated and does not have to be an issue depending on how the game is played.
age 12+

good for mature 12 year-olds

This game is fun and easy to play.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: August 26, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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