gamers (93%) found this review helpful
Sims 2 Castaway is an interesting take on the Sims series. You take your custom crew of six on a leisurely boat ride, only to wind up stranded all across deserted islands. Here, you will collect driftwood, coconuts and fish, as well as craft some tools to harvest wood, palm fronds, banana leaves, etc. Your first character will have to work his way off the first island, mostly so he can find his other party members, which theoretically should make things easier. As you progress, you can give your sims jobs and set up settlements as you uncover the mysteries of the islands, complete a bunch of goals set forth for you and, ultimately, get rescued. It must be said that this is probably the easiest survival quest you could ask for. Every fruit, vegetable and spice imaginable is strewn about the island and you can fish to your heart's content. There are also boars and chickens to catch. Harvesting resources will eat up much more of your time. Getting wood, vines, bamboo, clay, metal ore, etc. are taxing on the old watch and you'll need them to build basically everything. The game is not particularly long, but you can keep playing as long as you wish, make new clothes and accomplish all your goals to keep things interesting. There are some annoying things about this game though. Sometimes your sims will get into an argument for no good reason and take their stellar relationship back down to 0. Sometimes you'll come back to camp and find the buildings you last made are mysteriously gone. Your clothes will keep tattering and, of course, the sims will continually want you to fulfill several different motives. Basically, this game will give you one of two reactions. Either you'll be addicted to it until it's over or you'll get bored really quick. It's worth playing through to see which side you're on.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
As my name says I am a Sim Freak so when i rented Sims Castaway I was expecting so simastic fun. What i got was three days worth of game play.If I had bought this game i would be royally upset. Thank God for small favors. What you get is unlike regular sim games you are on a island.Unlike the sims you cant set the sim to do multiple things. Instead its tiresome clicking to do things. The relationship between you and any other sim you create goes from friend to best friend and if your lucky you can ask the sim to marry you. No going steady,no bf gf stuff straight to the alter which I found boring. I didnt try to stay on the island once i Complete the main goals,Which are boring and pretty easy. So im not sure you can have kids, woohoo or anything.Like I said it was pretty lame compared to the pc version of sims.