Parents' Guide to

The Sims 2 (PSP)

By Aaron Lazenby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Bad behavior, long loads -- patient teens only.

Game PSP 2005
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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 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Great Game!

I am a big fan of the Sims (PC and PSP version) my parents got this when I was 15. sure it has some flirting and kissing scenes BUT it's nothing like the PC version. This version you go along with the story. of course you can always disobey the story and find out secrets from your friends. This story actually has a problem that problem is that Dr. Dominon is trying to ruin sim lives and it's up to you to stop it.

This title has:

Great messages
age 17+

What Parents Should Know About Sims 2

I think that sims 2 psp is a violent but agreeable for kids above 17. It is not agreeable for kids under 16.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (8 ):

What the portable Sims trades in freedom (there are no jobs or families, no ability to write your own back story or let your Sim wander on its own) it makes up for in story. Strangetown is built on an amalgam of paranormal myths and feels like a lighthearted X-Files. Settings and graphics are nice enough, and the sound does an excellent job of setting the mood -- something along the lines of a campy 1950s B-movie.

The Sims 2 loads game features on an ongoing basis -- players spend as much time waiting for something to happen as they do playing. On top of that, success in the social game -- and in various Mini games -- comes down to well-timed button pushing. When the game hangs for several seconds as data loads, timing gets thrown off, Mini games are lost, and frustration ensues.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: November 16, 2005
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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