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It's time to go to work, in this third retail expansion pack for The Sims 2. While occupational settings have been highlighted in handheld editions of the title (and celebrity Sims were expected on the set in the original game's Superstar add-on), Open for Business is the first home computer Sims game designed to focus on "the daily grind." Players who once wondered what their favorite characters were doing for those six or eight hours they spent away from the house each day can now find out, first-hand, by following their Sims to work.
Not all of the traditional Sims careers are represented in the add-on's new features, but a number of new employment opportunities are presented. Sims can open their own shops and restaurants, and lead their business to great success (or dismal failure!) through careful management and competent customer service. As the boss of their new businesses, players' Sims are responsible for hiring and firing. Some employees are dedicated to their duties while others just put in time for a paycheck, so grooming an efficient staff can be a rewarding challenge.
Like earlier Sims expansion packs, Open for Business adds over 100 new objects to the game, many of which can be used at home as well as at work. Cash registers and service counters, awnings and elevators, and a wide selection of costumes and uniforms become available with the add-on. As in University and Nightlife, new areas are offered for builders, where they can custom-create the retail shop of their Sims' dreams. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide