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|The Sims 2 Holiday Edition is a festive re-release of the 2004 people simulator sequel. Along with a full version of the main game, the package includes more than 40 previously unreleased, holiday-themed objects, such as wreaths, mistletoe, colored lights, Santa Claus costumes, fireworks, and lawn decorations. Also included are previously available objects of Easter, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Halloween themes.|
The Sims 2, the first full sequel to Maxis best-selling original, updates nearly every aspect of the Sims experience, from opening presentations to deep-down gameplay. The sequel features full 3D graphics, extensive new building and decorating options, and characters who are far more realistically complex than those of the first game. The original Sims earned unprecedented success by encouraging players to be creative and set their own goals, instead of asking them to follow a script or work toward some ultimate conquest. Most Sims fans eventually created entire neighborhoods full of unique little virtual people -- not to "win" the game, but simply for the fun in doing so. Above all else, this sequel is designed to encourage players to create their characters, houses, and neighborhoods with even more imagination, and in greater detail than ever before.
Characters in Sims 2 lead fuller, more complicated lives, and they are not immortal; they grow up, grow old, and eventually die (though gamers who would prefer their characters did not age can enter a code to turn this feature off). Sims have an average lifespan of about 20 hours of playing time, though characters who lead especially happy, successful lives may live to be older. For many, this mortality makes families even more important, since in a sense, characters can live on through their offspring. Sim children inherit some of their parents' physical and emotional traits, so a notable characteristic in an aging Sim may reappear later, in his or her children or grandchildren. Inheritance goes beyond mere genetics, however, and characters can share special interests and encourage positive traits in their children. Of course, homes and other material possessions are also passed down and kept in the family.
Since Sims now have a lifespan, perhaps it is fitting that they also have life goals. Concerns such as empty stomachs, full bladders, or a lack of entertainment still influence day-to-day activities, but each Sim is now more fundamentally motivated by one of five overall, lifelong Aspirations: Family, Fortune, Knowledge, Popularity, or Romance. A Sim's particular Aspiration is chosen when the character is created. Success is determined by a running tally of important moments and events that move the character toward (or against) his or her particular goal. Fortune-seeking Sims may get points for earning a promotion at work, for example, while Family-oriented Sims might score for spending some quality time with their children. If a Fortune-aspired Sim is fired from his or her job, however, points are subtracted, just as if a Family-motivated Sim were to catch his or her spouse having an affair. Successful Sims enjoy long, fulfilled lives, while those who lose too many points may spiral into nervous breakdowns.
Although it is likely that new expansion packages were being planned before The Sims 2 even hit store shelves, certain favorite features introduced in add-ons for the previous game are reprised in the sequel's main game. Since different Sims players have different content preferences, three separate starting neighborhoods are included, to accommodate different themes. Pleasantville presents the height of suburban living, where Americana ambles along at a comfortable pace. Eerie extraterrestrials still watch over the neighborhood of Strangeville, however, and they may interact with its player-controlled inhabitants, abducting stargazing Sims or even joining with them to produce hybrid offspring characters. Meanwhile, in the soap-o
|Game||Sims 2: Holiday Edition|
|ESRB Descriptor||Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||The Sims Series|
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This is a great game! I really liked the first Sims and when I saw how much more detailed the Sims 2 was I knew I just had to have it. I gave it a good rating only because it is very difficult. That is not a bad thing, but keep in mind that you have to continuely pay attention to many different details than in the first Sims. One thing that is really cool is how you get older as the game progresses. The only problem that I have with it is that I think 24 days from a young adult to elderly is too short. My feelings is that it should be longer. If you were to play quite often you could easily see your character get older and die within a short period of time. What a bummer!! I would recommend this game to anyone that is in for a challange and micro manage. However, you don't have to micro manage everything. Just sitting back and watching what your character does is fun, too!! There are just so many choices from what you are going to make to eat, how you are going to kiss someone, whether you want to call in to work, (speaking of work, you are not having to constantly do that anymore, you get days off), the list goes on. If you add expansions, well, that is a whole different matter and more stuff to add to what you are already doing. Great game!!
I absolutely love this game, it is very fun, and there's a lot of exciting features on it with Christmas add-on content, and fun new costumes and hairstyles. I decided to buy this game because it was the original and the add-on that I wanted, it is a great game.
I wanted to buy it cause I never seen to many on ebay. Well I found out it's a full blown sims 2 game with christmas. In order for me to use it I would have to uninstall my game and then load this one. But I would lose to much so I'm out the money I paid for this but that's okay ... I just learned something to watch for the next games I purchase. But I do Love the SIMS .... can't stop playing that game .... !!!!!
Product was in excellent condition. I received it in just a couple of days, alot earlier than I even expected. It's a great game to play and I'm loving it. I got interested in the Sims games when I saw the Sims Pets because I like animals so much. It was close to the holidays and I saw the Holiday Edition at the department store. I searched e-bay and there is was. Sims 2 is exciting and very addicting plus a lot of fun.
I deceided to buy this game because I am a fan of the Sims and I also have the Sims2. As the Holidays are just around the corner I decided that it would be fun if my Sims could enjoy the holidays too. I have found it to be The Sims 2 but with a bit more of a punch. I have been playing the game for only a week and I enjoy it alot. Plus to my delight windows and doors come with Chrismas decorations and you get items for the 4th of July and a whole lot more. I can't wait to get the University Edition.