The Sims 2 (PSP)
|The Sims 2 for PSP|
|US Box Art for the PSP Version|
|Series||The Sims series|
|Release date(s)||NA December 7, 2005|
PAL January 13, 2006
|Engine||Modified PC/Mac Sims 2 Engine|
|Aspect ratio||16:9 (actually 30:17)|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita|
|Mode(s)||Single-player and Multi-player (Sim trade only)|
|Media||Universal Media Disc, digital download (cannot be purchased after 2014)|
|System requirements||PSP (firmware version 2.00 or later), Memory Stick with at least 596 KB of free space.|
The Sims 2 (PSP) is the first of The Sims series for the PlayStation Portable system. It takes place in Strangetown, but unlike the GBA and DS versions, the PSP version is based on the Windows version; the graphics are similar. This is the only PSP Sims game that is minigame as well as mission based. (The Sims 2: Pets is not mission based).
It could be purchased from the PlayStation Network and downloaded on the both Sony's PSP and PS Vita handheld video game console. However, this game has been removed from the store in the 2014 by EA as The Sims 2 is no longer supported. Luckily, people whose purchased game before the discontinuation on the original UMD or from the PSN can still play/download the game on the PSP or PS Vita (digital only). On the PS Vita game has enabled double texture filtering and scaling to the HD resolution.
The Sims 2 features 6 minigames (the other 2 are skill building and socializing). Players can only have 3 Sims per Memory Stick regardless of capacity, and 4 saves per Sim.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The Sims 2 for PSP has combined control style from both the GBA and DS versions for example L and R rotates the camera and "Circle" is used for Perks (similar to the Tools from the GBA version)
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Differences between The Sims 2 PSP, GBA and DS[edit | edit source]
- ESRB Rating: The Sims 2 for PSP is rated Teen while The Sims 2 for GBA and DS is rated E10+.
- Start and Select: Unlike the GBA version of The Sims 2, Start brings the menu whereas in the GBA version Start shows Goals, Pockets, Relationships, etc.
Create a Sim[edit | edit source]
Create-A-Sim in The Sims 2 for PlayStation Portable is controlled using the , , and buttons. The first phase of creating a Sim is gender, color, hair, hair color, and face. The second phase has eyes, nose, facial hair, lower and upper parts of the face. The third and fourth phase has clothes, glasses (optional, includes sunglasses), and a name. will continue or start the game (in the fourth phase), while will either cancel the phase (for improvements) or cancel everything (during the first phase). Players can also customize neighbors, but cannot change their names.
Game Locations[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
Returning Characters[edit | edit source]
New Characters[edit | edit source]
Deceased Sims[edit | edit source]
Townies[edit | edit source]
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
Country[edit | edit source]
- Downs and the Dirty - 'Ribeye Rodeo'
- Jim Arlen - 'You Could Have Left the Dog'
- Rusty and Dusty Parker - 'You Don't Even Have To Ask'
- Sophie West - 'Love's Having It's Way With Me'
Hip-hop[edit | edit source]
- Gen-3-FI - 'Park It There'
- Grass Roots - 'Baddown'
- Pantera Y Nicco - 'Wia Wia'
- Pe-Erre and Kyntero - 'Chunklingtung'
Pop[edit | edit source]
- Ashton Felt - 'Girl You Know'
- Elastic Rocket - 'Duck Low'
- Kitty Shack - 'Another World'
- Reggie and The Full Effect - 'Take Me Home Please'
- Tina Mansfield - 'Rub Me Right'
Rock[edit | edit source]
- Carbon 14 - 'Out of Date'
- Crackotage - 'Rock Rock On'
- Paramore - 'Pressure'
- Ryan Ferguson - 'Suddenly'
- The Kine - 'Asleep on My Feet'
Techno[edit | edit source]
- Fischerspooner - 'Just Let Go'
- Junkie XL - 'Sims Theme Remix'
- Simulakron - 'Phonographic'
- Waist of Thyme - 'Monkeysphere'
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- The Sims 2 PSP HD Gameplay
See also[edit | edit source]