The Sims: Pet Stories (DVD-ROM)

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Create the perfect pet for your Sims to train, play with, and love throughout a lifetime. Pick everything from their paws to their personality. Choose from dozens of popular dog and cat breeds like Schnauzer and Siamese. Or create a unique cat or dog by modifying their features and body type. Your Sims can teach their pets tricks, take them for a romp in the park to meet other furry friends, or buy them toys, beds, and much more. But pets have minds of their own--so expect the unexpected!


Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Mfg Part# 15365
SKU 204090629
UPC 014633153651
UPC 14 00014633153651
Format PC
ReviewSource Armchair Empire
Review The fur is finally flying for the Sims in The Sims 2 Pets, the latest expansion for The Sims 2 franchise. Surprisingly, it took four expansions for Maxis to instill furry and feathered friends into the Sims' household. There was a similar expansion for the original Sims franchise in The Sims Unleashed, and The Sims 2 Pets follows much of the same formula as that expansion did in bringing felines, canines, birds and a Womrat into Sims' households. Many may be asking what a Womrat is: it's a completely fictitious hybrid, described as a genetically engineered rodent-like creature. It's basically a guinea pig-looking furball of fun...No, it doesn't tread new territory that hasn't been explored in a previous expansion, but nonetheless The Sims 2 Pets turns out to surprisingly be the most engaging and addictive expansion yet for The Sims 2.
ReviewRating 9
Adopt dogs, cats, birds, and guinea pigs for your Sims to play with.
Your Sims' pets have their own genetics. Cross different breeds to create designer pets or make new ones and register them to appear in Create-A-Pet as a unique pedigree.
Pick your Sims' pet's personality! Is your pet gifted or goofy, hyper or lazy? You decide!
Choose career tracks for your Sims' pets. Skilled pets can work their way up to be Pet Show Biz Stars, part of an elite security Pet Corps, or a heroic Rescue pet.
Show off your pets! Share your favorite Sim pets with other players through an online exchange.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 15365
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name The Sims Pet Stories
Brand Name EA
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Platform Support PC
Features Two complete stories in Directed Story mode:Play as Alice who needs to win the local Dog Show competition (and the large cash prize) with her loveable dog Sam in order to save her house. Or follow Stephen, an executive chef whose highly predictable life is thrown into chaos when he's forced to take care of his cousin's spoiled cat, Diva. Brand-new Pet Show:Your Sims can train their pets to strut their stuff and earn rewards by getting them to navigate an agility course including walking along a see-saw, running through tunnels, and jumping over obstacles. Open-ended Freeplay mode:You create your Sims and their pets (choose from 70 dog and 30 cat breeds), fulfill their desires or dash their hopes, and tell their stories. It's never been easier to play on your laptop:Featuring simple shortcuts and an all-new auto-pause that lets you start and stop easily when opening/closing your laptop. Be creative while staying connected:Easily stay in touch with your friends by using your own IM and email while playing the game in its own window.
Package Type Retail
Software Name The Sims Pet Stories
Software Sub Type Simulation Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
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