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The Sims 2: Pets review

Needs to be put down


  • Cat lovers no longer left out
  • Lots of gear to buy
  • Great to trade items


  • Extremely limited game play
  • Nintendogs does everything better
  • Frightening character and pet models

Imagine if The Sims and Nintendogs made sweet, sweet love. The result would be... well, it wouldn’t be pretty. A big, polygonal mess. But with a bit of massaging and fine tuning, it would be this game - just a few steps above a big, polygonal mess. In The Sims 2: Pets, your sim takes the role of a veterinarian who, naturally, happens to be a pet owner.

So on top of the general maintenance normally required of a Sims game, you also have to take care of your pet, as well as diagnose and treat other people's pets on a daily basis.

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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)