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The Sims 2 Cheats, Codes & Guides

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The Sims 2 Cheats

  • Master Cheat

    Entry location: During gameplay
    L, R, D-Pad Up, A, Black
    (master code must be entered first to make cheat gnome appear at street, go up to the gnome and press A to activate)
    Submitted by michael do
  • Unlock All Story Mode Locations

    B, White, D-Pad Left, B, D-Pad Up, B
    Submitted by Michael Richard
  • Unlock All Clothes

    X, Black, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Right, X
    Submitted by Ethan Munoz
  • Unlock All Objects

    White, B, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Left, D-Pad Up
    Submitted by Michael Richard
  • Unlock All Recipes

    Black, X, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Right, A
    Submitted by Ethan Munoz
  • Max All Motives

    D-Pad Up, B, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Right, White
    Submitted by Ethan Munoz
  • Changes Any SimÂ’s Skill

    Y, B, X, Black, D-Pad Left
    Submitted by Ethan Munoz
  • Gives the Household §10,000

    R, L, Black, D-Pad Right, D-Pad Left
    Submitted by michael do
  • Go 6 Hours Forward in Time

    B, X, L, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Down
    Submitted by Ethan Munoz
  • Download Mods and Patches

    Check out FileRadar's The Sims 2 section for all of the latest Sims downloads.
    Submitted by None
  • Sims 2 Cheats

    Entry location: Pause game to enter the cheats. You must enter the gnome cheat first!
    L1, R1, Up, X, R2 - Unlock Gnome (enter first)
    R1, L1, R2, Right, Left - Give Money (9,999)
    Circle, L2, Left, Circle, Up, Circle - Unlock All Lots
    Circle, Square, L1, Up, Down - Advance clock 6 hrs
    Triangle, Circle, Square, R2, Left - Set Skill Level
    Up, Circle, Up, Right, L2 - Fill All Motives
    R2, Square, Up, Down, Right, X - Unlock All Recipes
    Square, R2, Down, Right, Square - Unlock All Clothing
    L2, Circle, Down, Left, Up - Unlock all objects
    R1, L1, R1, L1, Triangle - Horn Audio
    Submitted by Tom Shea
  • Cheat Trophy

    Entry location: Top
    While playing the game, press L, R, UP, A, Z. The cheat trophy will appear and the following cheats may now be enabled.


    9,999 Simoleons


    R, L, Z, Right, Left. Now select the cheat trophy and press give simoleons.


    All Objects

    This might not work but it worked for me. Press B, X, Down, Left, Up.
    Editor's Note: Also recorded as Z, X, Down, Left, Up.


    Set Skill Level

    Press Y, X, B, Z, Left. Select the cheat trophy and select the skill you want to set.
    Submitted by Jester1134
  • Max all Attributes

    Entry location: Goal screen
    Hold down the L, R and Square buttons and wait about 30 seconds.

    (ed. note: Careful, there isn't much left to do in the game once everything is maxed out. This is unverified.)
    Submitted by rat
  • Haunted Hotel

    Entry location: Lobby
    To get a haunted hotel first, buy a Cute Ghost Picture (1000 dollars). Then put it in the manager suite and admire it. Finally go out to the lobby there should be a ghost flying around. (look everywhere: on the stairs, in the walls)
    Submitted by dustmaster
  • Cheat Gnome

    L, R, Up, A, Z
    Submitted by jeff
  • Refill the Alien-Killing Super-Drencher

    Don't refill the super drencher with regular water - go to the desert and go to the strange glowing water in the very back. Load this into your Drencher and the gun will definitely kill aliens.
    Submitted by Courtney Phillips
  • Alien Attack

    First off, save your game, and turn your DS off. Then, turn it back on. Go to the menu on your DS and switch the time FORWARDS, say a couple of hours. Then play it again. The Concierge will pop up and say something like "You time-traveling idiot! The aliens are attacking! Run!"

    DO NOT go near the aliens - they will get HUNGRY signs over their heads and try to eat you. Spraying them with your water pistol won't work either, because they will still try to eat you. Ouch.
    Submitted by Dizzy
  • Cheat Perk

    Entry location: Buy perk screen
    At any time in the game press select button and go to the perk screen and go to buy perks. you will see a selection of perks that you can buy. hold down the L, R and Square buttons for 3 seconds. A new perk will appear with a picture of a purple heart called cheat.
    Submitted by sam5959
  • Cheats by the Book

    These cheats are definitely correct because they came from the official game guide.

    To open cheat window: ctrl + Shift + C ...but you already knew that right?!

    1.) AddneighbortoFamilycheat [on/off]: With this cheat activated you can Shift + left click on an NPC to add one to the current household. This won't work on service NPCs engaged in their jobs, like the maid cleaning and what not, but it will work if that same NPC is visiting socially or hanging out after work. You can even add sims in excess of the customary 8 sim limit on families. This cheat doesn't work on NPCs like the Grim Reaper or Mrs. Crumplebottom.

    2.) Forcetwins: With a pregnant sim selected, using this cheat transforms the pregnancy into a twin birth. (unlike twinsr2cute/twinzr2cute which, in my expirience, rarely works)

    3.) Plumbobtoggle [on/off]: Makes the overhead plumb bob (the diamond thingy above their heads) invisible.

    PS: Typing exit into the cheat window doesn't actually exit the game, it simply exits the cheat window.

    PSS: The creator of the Sims is named Will Wright (sp?) and you can see a picture of him in sim form at the back of the create a sim room...ish place where you first make a family.
    Submitted by Madame Sims Simmer (my last name is Sims
  • Cheat Code Instructions

    To open the cheat box, hold down Ctrl, SHIFT and C and press Enter. When on/off is specified only use one at a time.
    Submitted by johnson
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  • Autopatch

    Autopatch on/off
    This allows the game to automatically look for game patches.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Move Objects

    Moveobjects on/off
    Submitted by johnson
  • Aging

    aging on/off
    Submitted by johnson
  • Improve Graphics

    Vsync on/off
    Turning it off improves game performance but with graphical errors.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Delete Neighborhood

    deleteallcharacters
    Submitted by johnson
  • Submitted by johnson
  • Exit Game

    exit
    Submitted by johnson
  • Submitted by johnson
  • Get Twins

    Entry location: Type in while giving birth to get twins
    twinzr2cute or twinsr2cute
    Submitted by johnson
  • Tall Sims

    StretchSkeleton [number]
    Stretch sim size to number. 1.0 is normal size
    Submitted by johnson
  • Change Terrain

    Entry location: This can only be used in neighborhood view and toggles between 2 terrain types.
    terraintype desert/temperate
    Submitted by johnson
  • Filmmaking Help

    boolprop enablepostprocessing true/false
    Must be true for all filmic cheats to function.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Slow Motion

    Slowmotion [0-8]
    0 is normal speed and 8 is slowest.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Bloom Effect

    bloom (r g b x)
    Computers video card must be able to handle pixel shaders. Creates a filmic look in which everything's so bright it blurs together (a la sitcom flashbacks) "r" "g" and "b" are color values (0-255) and "x" is the amount of blooming from 0 to 255.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Alter Focus

    vignette (centerx centery X)
    Computers video card must be able to handle pixel shaders. Creates a filmic look in which a focal point is clear but everything around it is blurry. Must first enter "boolprop enablepostprocessing true" cheat.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Film Grain

    filmgrain (0-1)
    Computers video card must be able to handle pixel shaders. Creates a film graininess. Must first enter "boolprop enablepostprocessing true" cheat.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Letterbox

    letterbox (0.0-0.4)
    Computers video card must be able to handle pixel shaders. Creates a letterbox view of size specified. Must first enter "boolprop enablepostprocessing true."
    Submitted by johnson
  • Submitted by johnson
  • No censor

    intprop censorgridsize 0
    Set to 8 to return to normal.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Remove all Sims

    Entry location: Use in neighborhood view.
    deleteAllCharacters
    Submitted by johnson
  • Turn off DNA Blending

    BlendLimits on/off
    Submitted by johnson
  • Max Party Invites

    Entry location: Use in neighborhood screen to invite more guests with a party
    intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims [number]
    Submitted by johnson
  • Snap to Grid

    boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true or false]
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Props

    Entry location: Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood
    boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps [true or false]
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Roads

    boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads [true or false]
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Plants

    boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora [true or false]
    Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Water

    boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater [true or false]
    Set to false to remove water from neighborhood.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Houses

    boolprop displayLotImposters [true or false]
    Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Neighborhood Bridges

    boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel [true or false]
    Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Lot Lighting

    boolprop lotTerrainLighting [true or false]
    Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Lot Water

    boolprop lotWater [true or false]
    Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Lot Terrain Paints

    boolprop lotTerrainPaints [true or false]
    Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot.
    Submitted by johnson
  • Development Team Picture

    At the title screen, press Right, Down, Right, Down, Right. A Sim voice will indicate correct entry.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Unknown Code

    During gameplay, press Right, Up, Right, Down, Right, Up, Down, Right. A Sim voice will indicate correct entry.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Unknown Code 2

    While playing a game, press Left, Right, Down, Right, Left, Right, Down. A Sim voice will indicate correct entry.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Free Harvested Food

    Use the following trick if you are in need of food and have very little money. Buy an item that can have food harvested from it. Harvest the food from it, sell it back, then buy another. This will keep you from having to spend money on food. Unless there is more than one sim in your house, you do not have to worry about the other Sim wasting money buying non-harvested foods.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Save Money

    If you have an objective that requires buying furniture, just buy it to complete the goal, then delete it to get your money back.
    Submitted by cody rodgers

The Sims 2 Easter Eggs

  • Mmmmm... Milkshake

    At the cow's hangout, walk up to a cow and press "Tip" and your sim will push it over. When it is still on the ground, press "Milk" and you will get a milkshake instead of a plain old glass of milk. You can drink it or sell it to the Saloon lady. Pretty yummy, huh?
    Submitted by GamerGirl
  • Secret Room

    There is a secret room in your hotel! And you don't have to build it. Go down into the basement of the hotel. Go into the room where the door to the Alien Autotrospy is. In the back of the room is a pile of wood and stuff. Direct your sim to the RIGHT SIDE of the wood. It should flip open. Walk into the hole that appears. You have now saved Big Foot from his imprisionment. You need to feed him some food EVERY DAY. It makes your people happy. Otherwise, he might get upset and your people will go crazy.
    Submitted by Emily
  • Chocolate!

    First you have to have the Lion Lounge or the Jazz Lounge, then when you have one go buy a bar of chocolate. Go to the farm where the cows are and feed one of the cows the chocolate! (DON'T GIVE IT TO THE BULL, HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING) After you give it to the cow it should turn brown, then tip it and milk it and you get a chocolate milkshake!!! Also just milk it to get regular chocolate milk.
    Submitted by Katy
  • Space man

    Entry location: Dessert
    Go to the dessert. If you far enough out, you should come to a pool with loads of trees! behind that is a load of sand, as well as a space pod! (you can't travel to space in it).
    Submitted by Jolly Josh

The Sims 2 Glitches

  • 40000 Starting Cash in Free Play

    Go to free play, choose the second familly and evict them. Now edit it. Delete them and create a new family. Now you have 40000$ as starting cash.
    Submitted by distilledsaltnumb1

The Sims 2 Hints

  • Cool Car

    When you get to level 7 on your sim job you can ride in a limo when you get to level 9 you get to ride in a helicopter
    Submitted by tori the cheat master
  • Raising Your Energy

    Entry location: On a couch
    To get your energy up quick use or buy a sofa.Then use power nap. It should raise it half way or more.
    Submitted by the boss
  • Free Harvested Food

    Use the following trick if you are in need of food and have very little money. Buy an item that can have food harvested from it. Harvest the food from it, sell it back, then buy another. This will keep you from having to spend money on food. Unless there is more than one sim in your house, you do not have to worry about the other Sim wasting money buying non-harvested foods.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Hunger Satisfaction

    More expensive refrigerators hold more food. They also add a bonus to hunger satisfaction. The more cooking skill you have, the higher the hunger satisfaction. Remember, hunger is the one need that can kill your Sim.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Controlling Dead Sims

    Kill your Sim however you think is best--fires are easy. Once your Sim is dead, switch to direct control. As a dead Sim you can walk through walls and talk to living Sims. Terrorize, Wail, and Possess are the social options for dead Sims. However, you can only possess Sims in Social mode. You can also challenge the Grim Reaper to a Fiddle Challenge. If you win, your Sim will come back to life. You can also buy a Back To Life Ticket from the Grim Reaper for 100 Simoleons.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Food Locations


    Dangleberries can be harvested in Sproutch Couch.
    Other fruits are harvested on a Frood Tree.
    Golden eggs can be won in the Chicken Checkers game.
    Fish can be caught at the Manilla 1000 Aquarium
    Some vegetables can be harvested in the GenoLife Garden Hutch.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • How To Get Your Sanity Bar Stronger

    Entry location: Anywhere....
    If you have the FORTUNE Aspiration this is a easier way to get your sanity bar stronger....First you must have an SUPER DRENCHER (water gun) and spray people then calm them down each time you do that your sanity bar gets stronger.
    Submitted by Andrew
  • The Freezer Teaser

    Entry location: The freezer in the basement
    Ever wondered what the freezer in the basement's for?? No, it not just to save people...the meat makes your stamina go up. To do this you have to select to punch the meat like Rocky.
    Submitted by Child Wonder
  • Fuel Rods and Squirt Guns

    Don't use the water in your water gun, not on fires or aliens or anything, cause you'll need it to squirt Lord Mole

    Start collecting feul rods fom day 1, try and make sure you have at least 20 by the time Optium Alfread Comes.

    Build all rooms fast as possible to save money, you will get a lot because you won't have to spend on building rooms.
    Submitted by Anonymous
  • Bruin' while you're pooin'!

    Do you want to unlock recipies without having to waste time? Well you can multi-task. When you go poo and press A there are 2 options: 1. Play Video Game; or 2. Read Magazine. If you choose magazine, after a little bit of pooing, sometimes you can unlock a recipe.
    Submitted by Ace
  • Selling Paintings

    Build up your creativity skills and do a few paintings. They'll sell for 500 Simoleons a piece and you can sell as many as you want!
    Submitted by rattolla
  • Easy Money

    Start painting until you get your crafting up to full. Then your player will paint by him/herself, and each time you will get $500 for selling your painting. Keep doing it until you have as much money as you want.
    Submitted by ilya
  • How to Get the Estate Cheap!

    In the first level, when Bella asks you for all your money, say you will come back later. Then go to Mambo Loa, buy all the energy bars they have, and return to her. She takes all the money you have - which is about seven dollars - and you have all the food you need when you get hungry!
    Submitted by baseball 324
  • Getting Rid of the Second Ghost

    After you get rid of the first ghost in your house, talk to your maid and she will tell you about the ghost in your master bedroom. To get rid of him, go to Deadtree and go into the Meeting House. Go out back and find the tombstone without words on it. Dig up the charm. Now go to the Nightowl and talk to the girl with the blonde pigtails.
    *note*- when you are out in the graveyard, try to avoid the zombies!
    Submitted by lilrugratlamelle
  • To Kill Sims

    There are many ways sims die, and also there are many ways to kill them on purpose. Here are two ways to kill them. One way is to have a small room with nothig inside. Make sure there is one door. Instruct the sims or sims that you want to kill to "go here" inside the room. If you are waiting for alot of sims to get in the room, and some of them try to leave, keep telling them to go here, and X off what they are going to do. Once they are all inside, and the door is closed, go into build mode and delete the door. Another way to kill sims is to make a pool with only one ladder, and nothing else. Tell a sim to get in the pool, and once they are all the way in, delete the ladder!
    Submitted by Anna B.
  • Free Books

    In the Sims 2 buy a book case and then pull out a book then select put down. then sell the book case and there will be a book you will be able to read :D
    Submitted by Mbishop540
  • Twins Secret

    if you want to have twins get one of the female sims pregnet, once she is pregnet... have her "try for a baby" or "woohoo" again with her husband. once she is about to have her baby(/babies), it will tell you if the cheat worked or not by saying "two babies are on the way..."
    Submitted by Sims luver
  • Keep your money!

    Entry location: curio shoppe
    When you buy the house of Bella Goth do this to keep some of your money instead of giving it all away: Go to the cash register in curio shoppe and buy food until you can not buy anymore. Then go buy the house of Bella Goth. Go back to the cash register and sell all your items in inventory you won't have as much money back but you will still have some.
    Submitted by freak876
  • Angry People Give You Gifts and Money

    To make big bucks, all you have to do is make someone angry and then calm them down. Usually when you calm someone down or restrain them, they will give you money or items such as fuel rods or gourds.

    To make people angry, you can squirt your water gun at them. If you calm them down and then repeat the process over and over, you will have many gourds and fuel rods. And you might get some cash, too - out of all the characters, Jebediah S. Jerky is most likely to give you those dollas.
    Submitted by Skillet Head
  • Become the Alien-Killing Rattinator

    Go over to town hall and talk to the guy at the booth about building the Rat Cave. After 8 hours (yes, this is real time) Tristan Legend will have built the Rat Cave. He will call you down to the basement on your cell, and when you're down there, he will show you the Rat Cave. He'll explain how he was once the "Rattinator," but he gave it up. So now YOU get to be the Rattinator. Oh joy. Rat Man. LUCKY you. >snicker<
    Submitted by Dizzy
  • Jungen House

    Fulfill Larry and Chantal's wants to put them in a platinum mood. When both are in a platinum mood they'll tell you the location of Jungen House.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Shoreline Trails

    Buy a Foosball Table. When "Beat Torin at Foosball" appears as a Want, look for Torin playing the game, then click "Challenge" and beat him.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Sunset Canyon

    Bring Helga, Billy, and Sheila back to life, build a kitchen, clean up the mess, build a bathroom, and give them beds to sleep in. They will then tell you the next location.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Tranquillity Falls

    Become friends with Red S, then serve him some food. Then, move back to Sunset Canyon and make Red S and Helga fall in love and get married. Red S will now live there, and you can control him. When you get Red S into a platinum mood, he will tell you how to get to Tranquillity Falls.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Food Locations

    Dangleberries can be harvested in Sproutch Couch.
    Other fruits are harvested on a Frood Tree.
    Golden eggs can be won in the Chicken Checkers game.
    Fish can be caught at the Manilla 1000 Aquarium
    Some vegetables can be harvested in the GenoLife Garden Hutch.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Grim Reaper

    Entry location: Gameplay
    In order to find(or get) the Grim Reaper you must kill one of the characters. My method is to bring the person outside and trap them(Objects, Walls, Fence)! For other ways, test different recipes. Puking is a sign of death, but not always.
    Submitted by mrandrew01002

The Sims 2 Unlockables

  • Unlock Clothes

    Each time you raise a relationship to 100, you will unlock a new item of clothing.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Unlock Locations

    Cliffside Retreat - Fulfill Isabella's Wants and make her happy.

    HMS Amore - Fulfill Betty's Wants until she is platinum. Then she will tell you where the next location is. One of her wants is to marry Captain Nelson.

    Jungen House - Fulfill Larry and Chantal's wants to put them in a platinum mood. When both are in a platinum mood they'll tell you the location of Jungen House.

    Shoreline Trails - Buy a Foosball Table. When "Beat Torin at Foosball" appears as a Want, look for Torin playing the game, then click "Challenge" and beat him.

    Sunset Canyon - Bring Helga, Billy, and Sheila back to life, build a kitchen, clean up the mess, build a bathroom, and give them beds to sleep in. They will then tell you the next location.

    Tranquillity Falls - Become friends with Red S, then serve him some food. Then, move back to Sunset Canyon and make Red S and Helga fall in love and get married. Red S will now live there, and you can control him. When you get Red S into a platinum mood, he will tell you how to get to Tranquillity Falls.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Aliens!

    Buy the expensive telescope (FarStar E3 Telescope), and make your male adult sim stargaze in it every night until they turn into an elder. There's a 4% chance that your sim will get abucted and become alien pregnant!
    Submitted by SimStar
  • Unlock Clothes

    Each time you raise a relationship to 100, you will unlock a new item of clothing.
    Submitted by princess mel
  • Unlock HMS Amore

    Fulfill Betty's Wants until she is Platinum. Then she will tell you where the next location is. One of her wants is to marry Captain Nelson.
    Submitted by Snakeye
  • Golden Egg

    To get the golden egg buy "Prof. Feathers Chicken Checkers" in the "Skill" category and beat Professor Feathers.
    Submitted by Abby C
  • Unlock Cliffside Retreat

    Fulfill Isabella's Wants and make her happy.
    Submitted by cody rodgers
  • Unlock HMS Amore

    Fulfill Betty's Wants until she is platinum. Then she will tell you where the next location is. One of her wants is to marry Captain Nelson.
    Submitted by cody rodgers

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More Info

Release date: Oct 24 2005 - PS2, Xbox
Sep 14 2004 - PC (US)
Available Platforms: PS2, PSP, Xbox, PC, DS, GameCube, GBA
Genre: Other Games/Compilations
Published by: EA GAMES, Electronic Arts
Developed by: Maxis
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence
PEGI Rating:
12+