The Sims 2 Open for Business

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The Sims 2 Open for Business

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"The Best Sims 2 Expansion Pack!!!"
5 stars"

I loved this expansion pack. It was the most creative yet, and there were different options for it; you could either set up a business at home, or buy a downtown plot and start there. Personally i prefered the home business as then your sims can rest while their employees work, and it is just a lot easier. It is also nice feeling in control of a business, and feeling the rewards when your business gradually gains stars. There are new items such as tills and shelves which also add to the experience. Your sims can sell anything they want, and they are also able to craft their own toys and flower displays, so there is a personal feel to it.

If you like Sims 2 – buy it!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"The Best Sims 2 Expansion Packs"
5 stars"

If you have bought The Sims 2. As I'm sure this is the case – You loved it!!! This is a great expansion pack as (a first expansion).

This game includes the elevator, although it is gray on the outside it reduces enviroment score. To fix that place a wall around it. (No extra door required and do a paint job on it reccommend nice wallpaper.

You can create stores from Hairdressers, Toy Shops, Clothing Shops, Malls, Furnitiure Stores, Grocery Stores, Kitchen Shops.

With The Sims 2 Seasons you can create a garden or fishing shop.

With The Sims 2 Bon Voyage you can create a jewallary shop

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Another great Sims game." Purchased on Mighty Ape

My 7yr old loves the Sims so saved his pocket money for this game and he loves it. In saying that older members of our family have played it too and throughly enjoyed creating Sims and then creating their businesses. Great game, easy to install and a great price too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Now your Sims can create their own businesses. They can design their own clothing boutique, beauty salon, florist, high-end electronics shop, bustling restaurant chain, or virtually any other type of business. Hire your staff as the business grows and put talented Sims to work making toys, running the register, crafting floral bouquets, giving sales pitches, or manufacturing robots. But watch out for slacker employees and be prepared to fire them on the spot. From clever tinkerer to master craftsman, develop your Sim's talents to best suit your business needs. Will they build a thriving business empire or become eccentric entrepreneurs designing the next big thing?

The Sims 2: Open for Business features:

  • Create Thriving Businesses: Open up shops selling just about anything from clothing, electronics, and toys to flowers, baked goods, robots and more. Customize any business to your choosing by tailoring the store theme, layout and prices. Hire employees with high sales skills and employ independent managers to run things while your Sim is away. Watch as your business grows from a mom and pop shop into a booming empire.
  • Be The Boss: Train employees, promote the best, and fire the rest. Cater to different customers including browsers and loyal shoppers. Mess with your Sims and dress them in outrageous mascot outfits that resemble Knights, Ninjas, Gorillas, and more. Reward the staff to boost morale but beware of slacker workers and be prepared to lay them off without hesitation!
  • Learn The Tricks Of The Trade: Customer is king. Develop your Sims’ sales skills and determine if your employees should use a hard sell or drop the price to close the deal. Win the Best-of-the-Best Award to establish your Sim’s business rep. Will your Sim’s business make more money selling low quality products at basement rates or luxurious goods at scale-tipping prices?
  • Turn Talents Into Cash: Arrange flowers, make toys, and create robots to catch thieves at home or clean up the shop. Develop master-skilled Sims to make the most prized and expensive goods. Settle for an entry-level crafter and churn out pet bricks or faulty toy robots. Just bring home the bacon any way you can!
  • More Than 125 New Items: Stock up on essentials for your Sims’ business, including display cases, a beauty salon chair, a toy workbench, a floral station, cash registers, and more. Complete your shop atmosphere with awnings and elevators for easy store navigation, or matching uniforms for all employees. With all the new items, there will never be another dull day building a business!

System Requirements:

MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS 1GHz Processor 256MB RAM The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition or The Sims Holiday Edition 8X CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive 1.5GB Hard Disk Space 32MB ATi Radeon 8500 or nVidia GeForce2 GTS with Hardware T&L Capability DirectX compatible Sound Card
Release date Australia
March 9th, 2006
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  • PC Games
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Top 5000
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