Game Expansions for The Sims 2
The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff
Simulation 17 November 2008
The ninth and the last pack of additional accessories for the bestselling life simulation game The Sims 2 by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff offers content dedicated to gardens that surround houses of the virtual people. It is divided into three styles: the Arabian style of Morocco that features architecturally sophisticated palaces, the Art Deco which is characterized by a combination of classicism and modernism, and the 19th-century France style that is distinguished by romanticism and elegance. The pack includes, among other things, exotic columns, monumental staircases, solar collectors, classical sculptures and fountains, as well as original windows, doors, and fences. Our garden can be decorated with ornamental shrubs, new types of flowers — including irises, lilies, and sunflowers — and even giant mushrooms. Moreover, The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff features three premade houses, one for every style. Another useful novelty is the enhanced building tool that lets us adjust the roof pitch.
The Sims 2: Apartment Life
Simulation 26 August 2008
The eighth and the last major expansion for The Sims 2, a humorous life simulation game by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Apartment Life lets virtual characters move into a luxurious apartment in a skyscraper or a cozy flat in a block. The new living format translates into more frequent interaction with neighbors who can be visited and invited over. The other challenge is to get along with AI-controlled flatmates — relationships with them are largely dependent on the player character’s behavior. The Sims 2: Apartment Life also lets us visit various places in town and a park where we can see breakdancers boasting their skills or watch over children playing in the playground. Traditionally, the add-on introduces a myriad of new elements of furnishing and social interaction. Another interesting feature is magic — Sims can become good or bad wizards and master the arcane arts.
The Sims 2: IKEA Stuff
Simulation 24 June 2008
The eighth pack of additional accessories for the bestselling The Sims 2 by Electronic Arts. The player’s task is to create virtual characters and then to take care of them: organize their time, satisfy their needs, and furnish their apartments. The Sims 2: IKEA Stuff is the second pack to introduces items with real-life brand name (the previous one implemented H&M clothes). This time around, Sims can furnish their houses with appliances, decorations, and furniture by the Swedish IKEA. The Sims 2: IKEA Stuff offers more than 70 objects meant mostly for the living room, bedroom and home office. Sims can put a plush Ektorp sofa into their living room, a unique Expedia TV, a tasteful Leksvik coffee table, or a big Vanna mirror. To make our bedroom even more comfortable, we can furnish it with a Malm bed and matching cupboards, a Storm lamp, and a bright IKEA PS carpet to top it off. The office, in turn, will be enriched with an elegant Vika Hyattan desks, a Kila lamp, and a Lack wall cabinet.
The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
Simulation 15 April 2008
The seventh accessory pack for the bestselling game The Sims 2 that simulates the life of virtual characters. The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff accessory pack allows the player to decorate the said rooms in one of two styles: romantic or modern. Many decoration pieces can be bought for the kitchen: wallpapers, granite countertops, wooden cupboards and shelves for jars and relishes. The player can also buy devices like a toaster, a microwave, an old fashioned cooker and a stove. The bathroom can be enriched with romantic lamps, glass showers, luxury tiles and washers, as well as traditional bathtubs. The Sims can now wear male and female wrappers, aprons, cashmere sweaters and other clothes. They can also use cosmetics and masks. In total, The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff accessory pack offers more than 100 new items.
The Sims 2: FreeTime
Simulation 29 February 2008
The seventh expansion to The Sims 2, a very popular life simulator published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: FreeTime enables the virtual characters to develop their passions and hobbies or simply to take a rest from the daily routine. Among the areas in which player’s followers can realize themselves are both physical and intellectual activities. The former include soccer, basketball and football, as well as the possibility to attend ballet school and to have fun at the disco. The fans of nature can catch butterflies, observe the night sky through a telescope or birds in the morning sun. Art connoisseurs can learn how to play violin and tinkers can repair old cars or tailor teddy bears. The youngest Sims can play with an electric toy train, paint or build something. The Sims 2: FreeTime offers a few new career paths related to entertainment, dance, architecture, spy craft and oceanography.
The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
Simulation 06 November 2007
The sixth pack of additional accessories for the bestselling game The Sims 2 that was published by Electronic Arts. The base title revolves around taking care of virtual characters – organizing their time, taking care of their needs and designing their houses. The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff pack offers large variety of items that allow the teenage Sims to show their individuality. The accessories are assigned to three groups. The so called socialities like to surround themselves with expensive items and wear brand clothes. Trashers are eager to fill their rooms with unusual decorations like skateboards and surfing boards. Goths prefer dark tunes and they can express their grim nature with masks and black coats and by keeping their rooms in dark colors. The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff offers a few hundred various items. In addition to the aforementioned theme items, the title also offers general-use items like new models of stereo systems, TVs or cell phones.
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
Simulation 04 September 2007
The sixth expansion pack for the second installment in the best-selling life simulation game series, in which you control the lives of virtual characters. Like the Vacation expansion for the first installment, Bon Voyage allows your Sims to go on holiday. The expansion adds three locations: a luxurious resort on a tropical island, a mountain camping, and exotic Far East. In each of these places your Sims can see unique landscapes, commune with different cultures, get to know the locals, ans try new cuisine. Your Sims can also go on tours and experience many attractions, such as going by a glass-bottom boat, trailer trips, or relaxing in a spa. Depending on the locations and funds, they can sleep in comfortable rooms with room service, cozy huts o tents, and also bring souvenirs from their holiday — bought in a shop or found. You can also build your own hotel, teach your Sims how to teleport, and create a photo album.
The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff
Simulation 08 June 2007
The fifth item add-on for The Sims 2, a best-selling life simulator created by Electronic Arts. The gameplay consists of taking care of virtual characters. This includes planning their day, taking care of their needs, and creating living spaces for them. Contents of The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff allows your Sims to wear fashionable clothes from the stands of H&M, a popular Swedish brand. Having the female needs in mind, a wide range of casual clothes and shoes was introduced, including airy tunics, strapped sandals, and elegant extras. Men can choose from, among others, classic shirts, trainers, and stylish ties. Both groups can wear track suits, as well as more formal attire. The player can also create his own H&M shop, with all decisions regarding the design are left to him – we can choose from a number of accessories, including mannequins, essential furniture, cash registers, and changing rooms. To encourage clients to visit our shop, we can arrange a fashion show starring clothes designed by Margaret van den Bosh, H&M’s main designer.
The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff
Simulation 03 April 2007
The fourth item add-on for The Sims 2, an incredibly popular life simulator developed by Electronic Arts. In The Sims 2, the gameplay focuses on creating one or several virtual characters, and taking care of them. This includes planning their daily schedule, taking care of their needs, and creating a living space for them. Aside from big expansions, The Sims 2 received a number of smaller add-ons with themed content. The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff is one of these add-ons. The DLC offers over sixty different decorations, furniture, and clothes for events such as wedding receptions, parties, family meetings, or barbecues. Among the decorative and utility objects, we can find banners, balloons, tablecloths, napkins, candles, and other similar items. Our Sims can wear outfits for special occasions, and taste unusual dishes and cakes. The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff also contains two houses created by the developers.
The Sims 2: Seasons
Simulation 27 February 2007
The fifth expansion pack for the best-selling life simulation game The Sims 2. This time the expansion adds four changing seasons to the Sims' world, together with variable weather: snowstorms, hailstorms, downpours, thunderstorms and others. The weather affects the Sims' moods and needs. Every season gives you a set of unique actions. In winter, you can participate in a snowball fight or build a snowman, while in summer you can take a swim in a pond. You also can get a weather-controlling device, so you can change the weather conditions as you please. The weather also affects your garden, as some plants can only be planted at the right time of the year. Of course, the expansion also includes a range of new clothes for different weather conditions, as well as six new career choices: education, law, video games, music, journalism, and adventuring.
The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff
Simulation 07 November 2006
The third item pack for The Sims 2, a wildly popular modern daily life simulation game by Electronic Arts, in which your task is to take care of virtual characters, manage their time and furnish their houses. The Happy Holiday Stuff pack expands the Christmas Party Pack, adding 20 new items — 60 in total. Like the previous pack, Happy Holiday Stuff allows your Sims to celebrate Christmas, as well as Halloween, Hanukkah, or New Year's Eve. To ensure an appropriate atmosphere, you can use such elements as mistletoe, Christmas stockings, wreaths, lights, Jack-o-lanterns, etc. After the release of Happy Holiday Stuff, the Christmas edition of the game was updated, and its previous owners were gifted 20 new elements.
The Sims 2: Pets
Simulation 17 October 2006
The fourth expansion for the popular game The Sims 2, in which you control the daily lives of player-created characters. As the title suggests, the expansion adds various pets to the game: from dogs and cats to guinea pigs, fish, hamsters and birds. You can design your pets just like your human Sims. They can also wear many accessories, such as scarves and collars. You have to remember, however, that the pets don't live forever and you have to take care of their basic needs, such as hunger and the need to relieve themselves. Dogs and cats in particular require quite a lot of entertainment, care, and training. The Sims 2: Pets includes a reward and punishment system, which allows you to better train your animal companion — otherwise, you risk mischief and collateral damage. Curiously, the well-cared-for pets can become show-business stars, which earns you a monthly reward.
The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff
Simulation 29 August 2006
The second item pack for The Sims 2, a wildly popular life simulation game by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff allows your Sims to get a taste of a lavish lifestyle and includes luxurious furniture, fashionable clothes and exquisite accessories. The pack includes 60 new objects divided into three categories: Dazzling Home Décor, Stylish Outfits and Charming Accessories. The first category includes many furnishing options: elegant bookshelves, ultra-modern stereo equipment, antique chairs, unique lamps, etc. There are also many suits, tailcoats, evening dresses and similar outfits available. Moreover, the pack adds such items as Egyptian bas-reliefs, paintings, antique busts, modern art pieces and other objects, which will make a proper impression on your Sims' friends.
The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff
Simulation 11 April 2006
An accessory pack for The Sims 2, a wildly popular modern life simulation game by Electronic Arts, in which you have to manage the free time of virtual characters, take care of their needs and furnish their houses. Apart from the larger expansion packs, several smaller so-called accessory packs have also been released for the game. Family Fun Stuff adds objects, clothes, furniture and accessories, which can make your Sim family house more attractive. The packs includes 60 new objects, such as a castle-shaped bed, a tree-shaped hanger or a unique lamp. There are three furniture themes to choose from: Hawaiian, Underwater, and Fantasy, each of them including appropriate objects. Your Sims themselves may want to change their outfits and dress up as fairy-tale characters, pirates, dragons or mermaids to better fit their chosen furniture style.
The Sims 2: Open for Business
Simulation 28 February 2006
The third expansion for the popular life simulation game series. As the name suggests, in Open for Business you start and manage your own business. You can go to the new shopping district and visit a shop or service center of your choice — you can choose from a variety of flower shops, beauty parlors, boutiques, clothing shops, Hi-Fi centers, restaurants, etc. You have to furnish your place, set the prices for your products and services, and hire the right employees. Training your staff is worth it, since well-trained employees help you earn more money. Apart from selling things, The Sims 2: Open for Business allows you to produce your own goods, e.g. bouquets, toys or robots. The expansion features 125 new objects, such as beauty parlor chairs, production workshop and checkouts. Open for Business also adds new outfits for your employees.
The Sims 2: Christmas Party Pack
Simulation 18 November 2005
A seasonal expansion pack for The Sims 2, a bestselling life simulator developed by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Christmas Party Pack introduces over 40 thematic items and decorations, including: mistletoe, nutcracker, snowman, Christmas socks, various wreaths, winter-themed paintings, poinsettias, lights, hoarfrost covered windows, a garden reindeer, jack-o-lantern, and many more. Thanks to these items, our Sims can feel the Christmas atmosphere, decorate their homes, prepare a feast, or even hold a crazy New Year’s Eve party, or have a Halloween celebration. If that is your whim, you can orchestrate a Santa Claus visit by disguising one of your Sims, or say goodbye to the old year with a great spectacle of fireworks.
The Sims 2: Nightlife
Simulation 15 September 2005
The second expansion for the Sims 2, the sequel to the best-selling life simulation game. Nightlife adds a wide range of features, allowing your Sims to have an unforgettable party after a whole week of hard work, or simply to meet their significant other for a romantic candlelit dinner. In the evening, the Sims can do downtown and have a great time in night clubs or try their hand at gambling in casinos. The Sims 2: Nightlife features over 100 new objects, including a poker table, DJ's mixing console and colorful lights. The content allows you not only to have fun downtown, but also to have your own club with many entertainment options available. The expansion also includes a date system, in which you earn points, and a new life aspiration: Pleasure — the Sims with this aspiration want to first and foremost have fun in a good company.
The Sims 2: University
Simulation 01 March 2005
The first expansion for the second installment in the best-selling life simulation game series. The Sims 2: University allows your Sims to pursue higher education and get a taste of the university life. Your Sims can go to college and earn specialist knowledge and new colleagues, as well as have fun at parties. There are eleven areas of study to choose from, and four careers to pursue after getting a degree. University also offers a wide range of new interactions, objects and locations, including coffee shops, sports halls, football pitches and swimming pools. However, you also have to remember that students are often short on money. To earn more of it, your Sims can try a variety of part-time jobs or try some less licit ways of getting rich. The main objective in the expansion is reaching the highest possible social status on campus.