Sims 2 work retail

Open for Business expansion is...open for business; add-on lets Sims trudge off to work, manage store, hire, and fire employees.

With more than 58 million units moved, the people behind The Sims franchise know a thing or two about a successful business. Using their entrepreneurial know-how, Electronic Arts today announced that the latest expansion for The Sims 2, Open for Business, has shipped to stores. The pack is the third for the life-simulator sequel, following the collegiate-themed University and hedonistic Nightlife.

As the expansion's name implies, Open for Business lets gamers take their Sims out of their homes and off to work. A variety of commercial business options are available for users, such as opening a restaurant or a clothing store, all in the name of making some serious simoleans.

As with their homes, players will be able to create their store's layout and will have more than 125 new items with which to do so. As manager, the Sims will be responsible for not only hiring employees, but also handing out pink slips and setting prices for their wares.

The Sims 2 Open for Business is rated T for Teen and retails for $34.99. To see if The Sims 2 Open for Business is a good deal or destined for liquidation, check back later this week for GameSpot's full review, or check out our previous coverage.

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20 comments
jonnyjd
jonnyjd

The Sims are great but I'm kinda getting burnt out on them. Might get it and might not. Maybe someone will buy it for me. Any takers?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

how bout you get a real job.......that's virtual reality at its best!

wokisan
wokisan

As always I'll say "No I will not buy anymore expansion packs...." and then a week or so later I'll see it somewhere and buy it. Vicious cycle....

Socomnewbie
Socomnewbie

Yet another installment of the sims woo hoo like i will find myself buying this... yeah sure.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

The Sims absolutely rock, can't wait to get my hands on this expansion pack.

Bawishe
Bawishe

About time. Anybody know what expansion pack is revealed within the manual of the expansion. They always first reveal a pack in that way.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

It actually looks cool. I might be interested in it if they were to bundle it

AlexWills
AlexWills

Woah how inovative can one guy be, he just dont put out the same crap, he makes it new, except for Urbz that was crap.

GunstarBlue7
GunstarBlue7

Sweet, i've been waiting for this for a long time.

pearcer
pearcer

woot now to make a shop and call it "con-men 'r' us" lol

DragonAshX
DragonAshX

buying this = good loving from Fiancee. someone find me a copy now

pnoy_dude25
pnoy_dude25

hmmm...i stopped playing the sims after the sims 2...but this looks interesting... then again...$35!?

tatu2004
tatu2004

man i gota wait untill the 3rd march that's when it Hits the UK...

Legend_O_Dragon
Legend_O_Dragon

When Sim 2 was released didnt someone say their was no use or expansions because Sim 2 was gonna have everything you need?

astarnamedrin
astarnamedrin

I really want to get this. I think it looks good. You can't go wrong with a Sims game.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i have a job... and i have acorner shop... and i have to fish and catch bugs and get friut... and i have to farm... i have enough game jobs lol.

koho17
koho17

I think it looks interesting. I might see if I can find it in store today, but probably won't find it until tomorrow.