The Sims 2: Seasons review

  • Gardening your cares away
  • Season-related items
  • Different weather effects
  • Pretty mediocre expansion
  • Doesn't really shake things up
  • Gardening

Back when we reviewed the last Christmas-themed expansion for The Sims 2, you may have noticed a screenshot showing some decorative reindeer in some snow.

Well, that wasn't snow; it was actually just sand flooring we found in the build menu. It looked a bit like snow, but it wasn't. It was a secret we were prepared to take to our grave, but now that The Sims 2: Seasons has arrived, we can safely admit our fraudulent ways and frolic in real virtual snow instead.

To say that The Sims 2: Seasons merely adds four different weather effects and switches between them at certain intervals would only be mostly accurate. It actually adds, as these expansions always seem to, a load of extra things vaguely related to the theme of seasons. This time it's gardening, and a special gardening club you can join and have rate your garden. It's actually kind-of nice, with some decent new content such as new careers and actions, and all our nasty cynicism was gently eroded by the mere act of growing and tending to a tomato plant.

As far as Sims expansions go though, it's mediocre. Come on, it's weather… And gardening. What's next? The Sims 2: Picking Your Ass? We can only hope.

More Info

Release date: Feb 27 2007 - PC (US)
Mar 02 2007 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Simulation
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: EA Redwood Shores
Franchise: The Sims
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending

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