Parents' Guide to

The Sims 2 Pets

By Anise Hollingshead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cuddly but unsubstantial Sims 2 add-on.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 8+

Cute and Fuzzy!

My son and my husband both like playing it! They make pet's and, mostly, my son's grades got higher and he cares more about animals thanks to this fun and fuzzy game! there is a posibilaty that if your kids play this, they can smoke, drink and have "wohoo". My son promesed to stay away from that stuff. He has not yet, but he loves how his grades rised from this fun cute game!

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Sims are great! now even better!

Pets. What can be better. I love this game so much! My son loved his dog so much that he wanted the same dog in real life! When kids go to 6th grade, it is the best year to show them how to care for pet's also their siblings! My son loves our new baby, Lizzy even more then I thought he would! His grades have even gone up since last month! (i don't know if it is because of this game)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (12):

Unlike the Sims, these pets cannot be directed. They serve more as an added method for Sims to improve various areas of their lives through their interactions with the pets. The Sims can train, play, feed, and take care of their pets in myriad ways. The more the Sims interact with their pets, the more the pets evolve.

These pets are not only cute and sociable; they can also be moneymakers. Sims can earn money through their pets by hiring out their services for careers such as acting, or by selling them. However, the money earned is relatively small. This is an entertaining addition to the Sims 2 world, but the $30 price tag seems a little steep considering the small amount of actual content.

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