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The Sims 2: Double Deluxe package includes the main Sims 2 game, its Nightlife expansion pack, and the Celebration Stuff collection of add-on objects.
For fans of the original, The Sims 2 updates nearly every aspect of the Sims experience, featuring full 3D graphics, extensive new building and decorating options, and characters who are far more realistically complex than those of the first game. Characters in Sims 2 lead fuller, more complicated lives, and they are not immortal; they grow up, grow old, and eventually die (though gamers who would prefer their characters did not age can enter a code to turn this feature off). Since Sims now have a lifespan, perhaps it is fitting that they also have life goals. Concerns such as empty stomachs, full bladders, or a lack of entertainment still influence day-to-day activities, but each Sim is now more fundamentally motivated by one overall, lifelong aspirations.
With Nightlife, Sims 2 characters can go on dates in a new downtown area, full of restaurants and nightclubs that players can edit or rebuild as they desire. The success of a date is tracked, from moment to moment, and two Sims who hit it off will soon find new social interactions available to them, to help them develop their romantic relationships even further. Many of the expansion's new objects, such as the dining booth and the bowling alley, can be used to help Sims improve their relationships with one another while they have fun and quell other needs at the same time.
The Celebration Stuff package brings a large collection of party-themed objects, decorations, and clothing items into the game. Sims are equipped to throw gala weddings, memorable birthday parties, Southwestern style fiestas, and casual, fashionable yard parties. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide