The Sims 2 has the same concept as its predecessor. Players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships in a manner similar to real life. The Sims 2, like its predecessor, The Sims, does not have a defined final goal; gameplay is open-ended. Sims have life goals, wants and fears, the fulfillment of which can produce both positive or negative outcomes. All Sims age, and can live to 90 sim days depending on the degree to which their aspirations are fulfilled. The Sims 2 builds on its predecessor by allowing Sims to age through six stages of life and incorporating a 3D graphics engine. Although gameplay is not linear, storylines exist in the game's pre-built neighborhoods. Pleasantview is based 25 years after the town in the original The Sims. Strangetown's storyline is based on the supernatural, and is loosely connected with Pleasantview. Veronaville's characters are based on Shakespearian characters
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 6200 LE/Radeon 7000 64mb and it should be paired with either a Athlon MP/Pentium III CPU to match the The Sims 2 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. 512 MB will also be needed to achieve the The Sims 2 rec specs and get 60FPS. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 9 or The Sims 2 won’t run. We suggest a 14 year old PC to play smoothly.