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Sims 2 Pets review

Haven't we lived here before?

Pros

  • The same Sims you know and love
  • Fostering the love of God's creatures
  • Playing interior decorator with a wand

Cons

  • Nothing new here
  • Cats and dogs only - no monkeys
  • Dying in fire

Ten years ago, if you would’ve told us that as games continue to innovate ways to defy the laws of physics, redefine societal boundaries and violently break the protocol of human decency, an unending simulation of household chores would materialize as the most successful PC game series of all time, we would’ve charitably filled your hand with loose change and been on our way.

But here we are. And we’re not immune to the to The Sims’ irony either. Many of us at the Radar have stepped over piles of soiled laundry and avoided friends’ phone calls to nestle up to our respected consoles to take out garbage, scrub dishes and speak bubbly gibberish to in-game neighbors for hours on end. Publisher EA knows this better than anyone, and The Sims 2 Pets has come to the Nintendo Wii.

More Info

GenreStrategy
DescriptionEA's cat and dog-training simulator will be running on Nintendo's motion-sensing hardware.
PlatformWii, PC, PS2, GameCube, PSP, DS
US censor ratingTeen
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 20 October 2006 (UK)