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The Sims 2

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSP, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts

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'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2004 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT

Next Generation Simulation:

Starting with a personality that you give them or they inherit from their parents, your Sims will develop in unique ways based on your choices and influence. As they grow, your Sims will collect memories that shape who they are, their options and their behaviors. Guiding your Sims through "Life's Big Moments" takes on new importance but still maintains a sense of humor. Will players be able to successfully lead their Sims through such important events as a first step, first crush, or marriage proposal, all while the clock is ticking?

Next Generation Sims:

The Sims in The Sims 2 are more intelligent, and more aware and responsive to both other Sims and their surroundings. Sims truly come to life expressing moods and feelings through more realistic body animations and, for the first time, life-like facial animations. They form complex relationships and are able to distinguish between family and friends, platonic friendships and romantic love. Sims in The Sims 2 now have DNA and pass along physical characteristics and traits to their offspring. Sims both resemble and behave like their ancestors. Mirroring real life, the appearance of the Sims now change over time. In addition to getting older, Sims that spend too much time on the couch will develop a paunch and Sims that work out will enjoy rock solid abs.

Next Generation 3D:

An entirely new 3-D engine makes the world of The Sims 2 more life-like and dynamic. Zoom in close to see every detail from the food in the fridge to the expression on your Sims' faces.

Next Generation Customization:

An all-new "Create A Sim" lets you make unique Sims from a vast selection of facial features, hairstyles, and outfits. Easy access to player made content, opens up endless customization options. In The Sims 2 players create dream homes both inside and out. Now you can build decks, attics, hillside foundations and three stories. Perfect the interior of your home with hundreds of new objects and a new design mode.

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