Parents' Guide to

The Sims 2 University

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sims game is short on class time, but addictive.

Game Windows 2005
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As always, it's the amount of options that make this game so fascinating -- and addictive. Players may get frustrated by how long it takes to make friends, or have enough energy to hit the town. There is fun stuff to do outside of your dorm -- you can run on the treadmill at the gym, buy new outfits at the shopping center, or study at the library -- but you have to make sure your energy and hunger levels are high enough before heading out and this can take several Sim days.

Other familiar glitches still exist here: If you're eating and go to answer the phone, you may leave the food on the floor. If you are talking to a friend, but go to get something to eat, there is no guarantee that your friend will sit at the table with you. In the end, this game is probably best enjoyed by college students or alums, who will get the joke when student Sims play hacky sack, do the school cheer, or try to impress the Greeks. This expansion pack requires THE SIMS 2 to play.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: March 1, 2005
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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