The Sims 2: Free Time

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

age 16+

After years of toil, Sims finally get to kick back

Windows 2008

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 12+

Age

The amount of sex is very minimal, and doesn't happen unless initiated by the player,referred to as 'woohoo'. Children younger than 16 can play this.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 18+

Sims 2 appropriate for age 16+

Going by reports of others, I thought that this would be ok for a mature 11 yo girl. I had no problems with simulated sex as it was "under the covers" and pixilated. However I have become concerned over the past two days, and am now trying to work out how to remove access to this "game". The first issue (that I didn't think about till afterwards ) was the father interacting with a neighbor . . . and there was a "heart" option. Thinking this through, I realised that it was an option for an "extra-marital" relationship, and offered in a very casual manner. This is not the sort of thing I want for a child to experiment with when starting out on the road of real-life relationships. The second issue arose today when I found out there can be a prelude to the pixel-obscured, under-the-sheet Wooo-Hooo. When a woman is kneeling down in front of a man, with his waist and her head pixelated, it's not hard to guess what foreplay is going on. This is not the sex ed that I want for my daughter. Finally, the "aspirations" of sims can include Threesomes. This is considered the same importance as any other "aspiration", such as getting a job or having a family. The program allows for moral ambiguity, and the options are not suitable for children who have no real-world experience, and so are unable to put these concepts into context. In summing up . . . . NOT for children. Mid teens at the earliest. I believe that those who think otherwise are like I was a couple of days ago, and have not been exposed to all that this program has to offer.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Game Details

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

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