In addition several console versions have been released.
The Sims 2 is offered on mobile platforms, with manufacturers such as Nokia offering The Sims 2 from the Ovi Store. There are both residential and community lots, but Sims can only live in residential lots.
Various other expansion packs introduce supernatural characters which Sims can be turned into, such as Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Plantsims, and Witches.
The main part of the game is to lead a Sim from the start of life to death.
Clicking the button labeled "Create A Sim" will expand a tab which has the "Create a Sim" and "Make a Child" icons.
"Make a Child" will be grayed out unless the family contains an adult male and adult female.
Veronaville's characters are based on Shakespearean characters.
The Sims 2 was released on September 14, 2004 for Microsoft Windows. Eight expansion packs and nine stuff packs were subsequently released.
The player can choose between playing a pre-made inhabited lot, moving a household into an unoccupied pre-built lot, or constructing a building on an empty lot. The player switches among the "live" mode (default) to control Sims, the "buy" mode to add, move or delete furniture, or the "build" mode to rebuild the house.Sims have life goals, wants and fears, the fulfillment of which can produce both positive or negative outcomes.All Sims age, and can live to 90 sim days depending on the degree to which their aspirations are fulfilled.The game has the same concept as its predecessor: players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships in a manner similar to real life.The Sims 2, like its predecessor, does not have a defined final goal; gameplay is open-ended.Buy and build mode cannot be accessed when on a community lot, but can be opened by using the neighborhood view.