The Sims

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It's "people simulation" on the PS2 as the most popular PC title in the history of the industry moves to the realm of console gaming. Perhaps the most obvious difference, as the game moves from computer monitors to television screens, is the new graphics engine. The Sims for PlayStation 2 is completely 3D. There are several other changes as well though, focused on making the game engaging and appropriate for console-style play, with a controller instead of a keyboard. Unlike the gradated progression of the PC's Sims, the PS2 version of the game offers level-based play, in which new objects and houses are earned by reaching certain "life's big moments" goals. Many items must be "unlocked," instead of being available (but unaffordable) from the start of the game. The Sims for PS2 also offers new characters and objects that have never been featured in the home computer version of the game or its many expansion packs.

Game Controls


D-Pad Up or Down = highlight menu items
D-Pad Left or Right = cycle choices, move slider
X Button = select, go to next screen
Triangle Button = return to previous screen


X Button = select action
Triangle Button = cancel action
Square Button = follow sim
Left Analog Stick = move cursor
Select Button = edit or cancel action
L2 or R2 Button = change sim


Right Analog Stick = zoom, rotate
L1 or R1 Button = change game speed
Circle Button = walls up or down


D-Pad Left = access career panel
D-Pad Right = access relationship panel
D-Pad Up = access motives panel
D-Pad Down = access personality panel
Start Button = access modes menu ~ Keith Adams, All Game Guide