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Simulation/Life Development Sim
EVERYONE 10 AND OLDER, Crude Humor, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
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Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-2--castaway-nintendo-ds, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-2--castaway-playstation-portable, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-2--castaway-playstation-2
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The Sims franchise embarks on an island-themed adventure with The Sims 2: Castaway. Players can create one to six characters, customizing their appearance, personality type, occupation, and more before setting sail, getting caught in a storm, and becoming shipwrecked on an uncharted island. After awakening on a deserted beach, your character (or party) must attempt to survive and eventually explore three adjacent islands. Specific goals to complete are documented in books strewn across beaches, jungles, caves, mountains, and other areas. Tasks range from making fires and acquiring tools to building structures and finding lost treasure.
Along the way characters will learn new skills and gradually change in appearance. If not properly cared for, characters can lose weight, wear out clothes, grow scraggly beards, and more. While the bulk of play involves gathering resources needed for survival, including fruits, shells, plants, wood, chickens, and other items, characters are encouraged to learn more about the islands and their inhabitants by venturing out into the unknown. Dangers include wild pigs, storms, starvation, and other surprises. Offering a more open-ended design than in previous Sims games on consoles, Castaway grants players the freedom to either live on the island or to escape to the familiarity and comforts of modern civilization. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide