Game guide:The Sims 2 (console) walkthrough

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Walkthrough for The Sims 2 (console).

The player progresses through the game by fulfilling the characters' wants at each location. Fulfilling their platinum want unlocks a new site.

Rockwell Acres[edit | edit source]

Rockwell Acres is a tutorial and introduces the player to wants and how to fulfill them. By fulfilling all of the player's Gold and Platinum wants Shoreline Trails will be unlocked.

Player's Wants
Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Fill Hygiene Want.png Fill Hygiene Need It's important to take care of Sims. +50 Use the shower in the house to fill the need.
Use Trampoline Want.png Use Trampoline Sims now have unique "wants" you need to satisfy to keep them happy and progress through the game. +50 The trampoline is located in the backyard of the house.
Met -Sim-.png Meet Someone New Variety is the spice of life, go socialize with a fresh Sim. +50 Interact in any way with Felicity or Ossie.
Friend.png Get a New Friend It's time to expand your social network. +300 Bring relationship points up to a 40 or higher with either Felicity or Ossie.
Learned to Talk from -Sim-.png Use 'Talk' Social on a Sim Talking is a great way to learn another Sim's interests. +50
Skill Cleaning.png Take out Trash How could any Sim live in this filth? A clean space makes all the Sims happier +50
Buy A Bed Want.png Buy a Single Bed Worth at Least §50 A Sim needs somewhere to sleep! +100 Go to the Buy Catalog and purchase any single bed under the Seating & Beds tab. Unlocks Shoreline Trails.
Visit Different Location Want.png Visit a Different Location A big Sim in a small pond needs to explore the world sometimes. +100 Use the Call Box in front of the house to call a taxi.

Shoreline Trails[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling all of the player's Gold and Platinum wants the Cliffside Retreat will be unlocked.

Player's Wants
Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Got a Job.png Get a Job It's time to start a career! Where's that newspaper? +50 Normally the newspaper arrives every morning at 7am, but it will arrive no matter what time it is for this want in particular. Pick it up and select 'Find A Job' or purchase a computer from the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab for a few more job options.
Got a Job.png Go to Work in (Chosen Career) The best way to make simoleons is to go to work in a good mood. +70 Go to Career, Skills, & Personality in the menu to check the work hours. The carpool will arrive 75 minutes before work.
Gain a Skill Point.png Gain a Skill Point To gain promotions and be successful, Sims need high skills. +100 Use the bookshelf, chess table, or exercise bench to learn a new skill or purchase a new skill object in the Buy Catalog.
Buy An Object.png Buy an Object Sims have needs that only Simoleons can fulfill. +100 Purchase any object in the Buy Catalog.
Made Enemies with -Sim-.png Become Enemies With Torin Torin is a mean and nasty Sim. +300 Run over to Torin Namaste and socialize with them. Bring relationship points down to -11 or lower.
Skill TS2C Body.png Reach Body Skill Level 3 Higher skills can allow Sims to use objects in new and exciting ways. +140 Locate the exercise bench at the back of the house and do some light weightlifting.
Perform Surf Trick.png Perform Surf Trick That surfing simulator looks cool. +120 Next to the exercise bench is a surfing simulator, hop on the wave machine by selecting 'Surf'. A low Energy need will decrease the chances of successfully performing a trick.
Change into Everyday Outfit.png Change Clothes These threads are getting stale. Look for a wardrobe. +200 Find a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms and select 'Change Clothes'. Hint: You don't have to change clothes. Enter and exit the Fashion menu is all that's needed.
Friend.png Become Friends with Timmy Torin may always be mean to him but Timmy is actually a nice guy. +300 Run over to Timmy Tool and socialize with them. Bring relationship points up to a 40 or higher.
Got a Promotion.png Reach Career Level 2 in any Career More skill, more Simoleons, more excitement. +200 Check skill and friend requirements in the Career menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Win a Game Against (Sim).png Beat Torin at Foosball. If you teach him a lesson, he will give you directions to the Cliffside Retreat. +600 Purchase a Tournament Foosball Table from the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab. Select 'Practice Foosball' then call over Torin to challenge him. Torin has 2 Body skills, so if the challenger also has 2 then the chances are 50/50. The possibility of winning increases by 5% depending on the Sims Body skill. Get more Body skill to increase the odds.
Unlocks Cliffside Retreat
Visit Different Location Want.png Visit a Different Location A big Sim in a small pond needs to explore the world sometimes. +100 Use the Call Box in front of the house to call a taxi.

Cliffside Retreat[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling all of Isabella Monty's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants the HMS Amore will be unlocked.

Player's Wants[edit | edit source]

Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Learned to Talk from -Sim-.png Use 'Talk' Social on Isabella Whenever a Sim moves to a new location they should first chat with their new neighbors. +50 Run over to Isabella Monty and socialize with her.
Buy A Dishwasher.png Buy a Dishwasher Cliffside Retreat needs to refurbish the kitchen! +100 Purchase the Iterative Dishwasher in the Buy Catalog under the Appliances tab.
Buy Appliances.png Repair a Stove A broken appliance is a health hazard. +80 Locate the broken stove in the kitchen and select 'Repair'.
Got a Promotion.png Reach Level 3 in any Career Higher promotions mean more simoleons and cool new uniforms. +200 Check skill and friend requirements in the Career menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Buy A Fire Extinguisher.png Buy a Fire Extinguisher Kitchens can be fire prone, especially when inexperienced chefs are involved. +100 Purchase the Snuffit Fire Destroyer in the Buy Catalog under the Appliances tab.
Build A Room Want.png Build Walls And not just walls, fences too. Let's start redecorating! +100 Build any number of walls in the Build Catalog.
Got a Promotion.png Reach Level 4 in any Career There are new uniforms and new vehicles as rewards for hardworking Sims. +200 Check skill and friend requirements in the Career menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Service.png Help Isabella Fulfill her dream of redesigning Cliffside Retreat and making delicious meals. Switch to her and complete her gold wants! +500 Switch control over Isabella and complete all of her Gold wants.
Unlocks HMS Amore
Visit Different Location Want.png Visit a Different Location A big Sim in a small pond needs to explore the world sometimes. +100 Use the Call Box in front of the house to call a taxi.


Isabella's Wants[edit | edit source]

Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Buy Surfaces.png Buy a Table Isabella's dream is to turn Cliffside Retreat into a world class bed and breakfast! +100 Purchase any table in the Buy Catalog under the Surfaces tab.
Buy Comfort.png Buy 3 Chairs Isabella also needs new dining chairs. +500 Purchase 3 chairs of any kind in the Buy Catalog under the Seating & Beds tab.
Give Food to Sim Want.png Gain a Cooking Point Sims learn new recipes with every Cooking skill point. +100 Use the bookshelf to study in one of the bedrooms or cook several meals to gain a Cooking skill point. Isabella already has 7 points so it may take some time.
Aquarium Fish.png Harvest Squid Sea food is hot amongst the Sim community right now. Remember to keep the aquarium clean. +90 Locate the aquarium in the living room and select 'Harvest Seafood'.
Give Food to Sim Want.png Make a Sandwich Nothing like freshly baked bread, better use some dough. Check your recipe book for details! +120 Head to the fridge and select 'Get Ingredients'. From this menu the recipe book can be selected. Open it to view the sandwich recipe.
Friend.png Become Friends with Patrizio It's time for Isabella to make peace with the bed and breakfast's financier, Patrizio. +300 Run over to Patrizio Monty and socialize with him. Bring relationship points up to a 40 or higher.
Buy Ingredient Source Want.png Buy Ingredient Source Isabella wants to continue their culinary experiments! +100 Purchase either the "Frood" Tree, "Manila 1000" Marine Aquarium, or the GenoLife Garden Hutch in the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab.
Create Group Meal.png Create a Group Meal Cooking can be a rewarding activity, especially when a Sim makes enough for everyone. +200 Head to the fridge and select 'Get Group Meal Ingredients'. Make any recipe or something creative.
Give Food to Sim Want.png Give Food to Patrizio Sims will accept food based on their relationship and personal tastes. +100 Grab a serving of the group meal that was just made and give it to Patrizio.

HMS Amore[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling Betty Buttercup's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants, Sunset Canyon will be unlocked. Hector Fromagero also resides here, by fulfilling his Gold wants the bonus location Mesa Gallery will be unlocked.

Sunset Canyon[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling Red S. Hirt's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants, Tranquility Falls will be unlocked. Billy Specter also resides here, by fulfilling his Gold wants the bonus location The Orbit Room will be unlocked.

Tranquility Falls[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling Chantal Leer's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants the Alien Crash Site will be unlocked. Larry Liu also resides here, by fulfilling his Gold wants the bonus location Jugen House will be unlocked.

Alien Crash Site[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling XY-XY Smith's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants the Bio Dome will be unlocked. XHT-F Smith also resides here, by fulfilling her Gold wants the bonus location Andromeda Arms will be unlocked.

Player's Wants[edit | edit source]

Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Alien.png Meet an Alien Strangeville has always been a little out of the ordinary. +140 Run over to either XY-XY Smith or XHT-F Smith and socialize with them.
Got a Promotion.png Reach Level 9 in any Career Almost at the top and the big simoleons! +800 Check skill and friend requirements in the menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Buy A Computer Want.png Buy a Computer Useful for all kinds of experiments. +100 Purchase any computer in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Write A Blog Want.png Write a Blog The outside world needs to know about life amongst the aliens. +300 Run over to any computer in the home and select 'Blog'.
Build A Room Want.png Build Walls And not just walls, fences too. Let's start redecorating! +100 Go to the Build Catalog and place down any number of walls.
Service.png Help XY-XY The war with paranoid neighbour needs to stop and maybe then XY-XY will divulge the location of the Biodome. +500 Unlocks Bio Dome.
Visit Different Location Want.png Visit a Different Location A big Sim in a small pond needs to explore the world sometimes. +100 Use the Call Box in front of the house to call a taxi.


XY-XY's Wants[edit | edit source]

Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Friend.png Make Friends with Jonas It's time to go over and make friends. +300 Run over to Jonas Bragg and socialize with them. Bring relationship points up to a 40 or higher.
Change into Everyday Outfit.png Change Clothes Maybe he'd like me more if I dressed a little more... human. +200 This place doesn't own a wardrobe. Purchase any wardrobe in the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab. Then, select 'Change Clothes'. Hint: You don't have to change clothes. Enter and exit the Create-A-Sim is all that's needed.
Buy Ingredient Source Want.png Buy Ingredient Source Buying Ingredient Source would allow XY-XY to make new types of meals. A 'Frood' Tree or a Garden Hutch would be great! +100 Purchase either the "Frood" Tree, "Manila 1000" Marine Aquarium, or the GenoLife Garden Hutch in the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab.
Give Food to Sim Want.png Give Food to Jonas A good meal always cheers up an unfriendly neighbour. +100 Run over to the fridge and grab food. This can be given to Jonas either cooked or raw, but he may reject it.
Party (want).png Throw a Party Relations seem to be getting back to normal. Throw a party to celebrate! +150 This place doesn't own a phone. Purchase a phone in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab. Then, select 'Throw Party'.


XHT-F's Wants[edit | edit source]

Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Got a Job.png Get a Job Even an alien needs a career. +50 Find the newspaper or use a computer and select 'Find A Job'.
Earned Money.png Earn §200 With some cash this crash site could be a home! +200 Go to work to earn §200. If the paycheck isn't §200 or more, then consider preparing for a promotion. Check the menu to see the skill and friend requirements.
Buy A Hot Tub Want.png Buy a Hot Tub A game could liven up this place. +100 Purchase any hot tub in the Buy Catalog under the Plumbing tab.
Play Chess Want.png Play Chess A good game of chess can improve the mind. +150 Run over to the chess table in the living room and select 'Play Chess'.
Got a Promotion.png Get a Promotion Improving a Sim's skills and relationships will lubricate the wheels of progress. +150 Check skill and friend requirements in the menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Earned Money.png Earn §400 With some cash this crash site could be a home! +200 Go to work to earn §400. If the paycheck isn't §400 or more, then consider preparing for a promotion. Check the menu to see the skill and friend requirements.
Buy A Burglar Alarm Want.png Buy a Burglar Alarm An alien cannot live on bread alone. +100 Purchase a burglar alarm in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Read A Book Want.png Read a Book Sim culture can be so strange.... Maybe a reading book would help. +130 This place doesn't own a bookcase. Purchase any Bookcase in the Buy Catalog under the Skills tab. Then, select 'Grab Book' followed by 'Read Book'.
Got a Promotion.png Get a Promotion Improving a Sim's skills and relationships will lubricate the wheels of progress. +150 Check skill and friend requirements in the menu to make sure everything is set for a promotion.
Buy A Rug Want.png Buy a Rug There's nothing less fashionable than bare floor. +100 Purchase any rug in the Buy Catalog under the Decorative tab. Unlocks Andromeda Arms.

Bio Dome[edit | edit source]

By fulfilling Noel Howard's and the player's Gold and Platinum wants the final cut-scene of the game will be unlocked. You can continue playing afterwards. Jessica Jones also resides here, fulfilling her wants doesn't unlock anything, but it does count towards your progress for 'Sims Helped' if you're striving to 100% the game.

Mesa Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mesa Gallery is unlocked by doing Hector Fromagero's Gold wants at HMS Amore. Jasmine Yves has Gold wants here, but fulfilling them doesn't unlock anything. Although, it does count towards the achievement for 'Sims Helped' to 100% complete the game.

Jasmine Yves's Wants
Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Paint A Picture.png Paint a Picture Before Jasmine can organize a community of artists, she's got to be an artist herself. +150 Head over to the back building and paint a picture on an easel.
Paint A Picture.png Sell a Great Painting Jasmine may dislike the commoditization of art, but she needs to get her work noticed. +300 To produce a great painting a Sim must have 9 Creativity skill points, but Jasmine only has 8. Head back over to the back building and paint a picture on an easel to increase her skill. Once she has 9 Creativity points paint a new picture and sell it.
Paint an Easel.png Reach Level 5 in Art Career Jasmine needs her own studio before Sims will start taking her ideas seriously. +200 Jasmine is already level 4, she's not too far behind in terms of requirements. Help her move up in the Art career.
Write A Blog Want.png Write a Blog What's the fastest way for Jasmine to spread her idea to as many Sims as possible, using the least amount of effort? The internet of course! +300 This place doesn't own a computer. Purchase a computer in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab. Then, use it to write a blog.
Friend.png Get 6 Friends Organizing over the internet isn't enough, Sims are content to sit at their computers and make snide, anonomous comments. Jasmine will have to grow her social network the old fashioned way. +500 Jasmine already has a couple friends. Go around and socialize to get at least 40 relationship points with 4 others.
Earned Money.png Have at least §10,000 Building a stable economy made entirely of starving artists is more difficult than Jasmine imagined. She's going to need some cash! +500 Go to work to earn simoleons until the family funds has reached §10,000.
Buy A Sculpture.png Buy a Sculpture Now that Jasmine has enough simoleons to fund her alternative, utopian vision (at least for a few days), it's time to start decorating. +100 Purchase any sculpture in the Buy Catalog under the Decorative tab.
Buy A Painting.png Buy a Painting worth at least §500 Don't deny a Sim the finer things in life. +150 Purchase any painting worth at least §500 in the Buy Catalog under the Decorative tab.
Party (want).png Throw a Party Now that everything is set up the only things missing from this party are Sims! +150 This place doesn't own a phone. Purchase a phone in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab. Then, select 'Throw Party'. Make sure it's not too late in the night!
Wear A Costume.png Wear a Costume Jasmine wants to let loose her inner party spirit, and wear something out of the costume trunk... or nothing at all! +200 Purchase a Pathologie Costume Trunk in the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab. Then, select any costume.
Get Four Sims Dancing.png Get Four Sims Dancing Play the right music and all Sims will cast aside their chains and dance. +300 Head over to the stereo in the back building and select 'Play Music', then 'Dance'. Switch to other Sims and have them join.
Crush.png Play Spin the Bottle Jasmine has the urge to play kissing games. +180 Purchase the Spin the Bottle in the Buy Catalog under the Miscellaneous tab. Then, select 'Play'.
Fell in Love with -Sim-.png Have 3 Lovers Jasmine feels confined by the social construct of monogamy. +500 Socialize with 3 different Sims and get at least 75 relationship points with each by doing flirty interactions to become lovers. Be careful about getting caught.

The Orbit Room[edit | edit source]

The Orbit Room is unlocked by doing Billy Specter's Gold wants at Sunset Canyon. Phil Phantasm has Gold wants here, but fulfilling them doesn't unlock anything. Although, it does count towards the achievement for 'Sims Helped' to 100% complete the game.

Phil Phantasm's Wants
Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Build A Room Want.png Build a Recording Studio Room For Phil to become a successful record producer, he'll need a space to record manufactured boy bands and flavor-of-the-month singers. +750 Go to the Build Catalog and build a room of any size.
Buy A Stereo Want.png Buy a Stereo That 'Plastic Parent' tape recorder might be good enough for recording demo tapes, but Phil needs something with a little more bass. +100 Purchase a stereo in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Invite A Sim Over Want.png Invite a Sim over Call a Sim on the phone and invite them over. +120 This place doesn't own a phone. Purchase a phone in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab. Then, call up Noel Howard and try to get him to come over.
Buy A Computer Want.png Buy a Computer worth over §2,000 Phil will need a nice setup to digitally add lip-syncing, pitch-correction, and uh... talent, if he wants to see his music videos on SimTV. +150 Purchase an expensive computer worth at least §2,000 in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Buy A Metal Detector Want.png Buy a Metal Detector What better tool to allow Phil to look through all the "false metal" bands and find the next impaled Celtic Moon Funeral Throne Lords...of Death +100 Purchase the Metal Detector in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Business career.png Reach career level 6 in the Business career More skill, more Simoleons, more excitement. +200 Despite being an Executive at level 5, Phil is quite behind in terms of requirements. Help him move up in his Business career.
Buy An Arcade Game Want.png Buy an Arcade Game A retro arcade game should provide Phil with the inspiraitonal mix of nostalgia and electronic music that are all the rage these days. +100 Purchase any Arcade Game in the Buy Catalog under the Electronics tab.
Party (want).png Throw a Party Industry parties are the best way to maintain and expand your social network. +150 Head over to the phone and throw a party, but make sure it's not too late in the night.
Fun Motive.png Dance Sometimes a Sim needs to have some fun. +100 Go to the stereo or DJ Booth and have a dance.
Business career.png Master the Business career Every Sim wants to be the boss eventually. +2000 Phil wants to go for it and master his career. He's quite a few promotions away since he's only a Senior Manager level 6. He'll need a few friends and skills. Help him move up in his Business career.

Jugen House[edit | edit source]

The Jugen House is unlocked by doing Larry Liu's Gold wants at Tranquility Falls. Toothless Joe has Gold wants here, but fulfilling them doesn't unlock anything. Although, it does count towards the achievement for 'Sims Helped' to 100% complete the game.

Toothless Joe's Wants
Image Want Description Aspiration Points Notes
Learned to Talk from -Sim-.png Use 'Talk' Social on a Sim Talking is a great way to learn another Sim's interests. +50 Socialize with any Sim and select 'Talk'.
Buy A Fruit Punch Barrel.png Buy a Fruit Punch Barrel Purchasing the right objects can improve the life of any Sim. +100 Purchase the Fruit Punch Barrel in the Buy Catalog under the Appliances tab.
Made Enemies with -Sim-.png Get a New Enemy It's time to expand your social network. +300 Bring relationship points down to -11 or lower with any Sim.
Made Enemies with -Sim-.png Get Enemy Status with 3 Sims Sims with different personalities like to focus on specific relationship types. +500 Bring relationship points down to -11 or lower with any 3 Sims.
Get A New Arch Enemy.png Get a New Arch Enemy It's time to expand your social network. +300 Bring relationship points down to -31 or lower with any Sim.
Won a Fight with -Sim-.png Win Fight with a Sim Sometimes words just won't do. +300 Socialize with an Arch Enemy and select 'Fight'.

Andromeda Arms[edit | edit source]

Andromeda Arms is unlocked by doing XHT-F Smith's Gold wants at the Alien Crash Site. John Gray has Gold wants here, but fulfilling them doesn't unlock anything. Although, it does count towards your progress for 'Sims Helped' if you're striving to 100% the game.