TheSims2.com was the official site for The Sims 2 games and expansions. Game patches were available there, and it offered free downloads of custom content including lots, neighborhoods, items, and Sims. Other features included: Community Chat, Community Boards (BBS), PodCasts, The Sims 2 Store, LOLSims (a parody of LOLCats) and information about upcoming events (or game releases). TheSims2.com was monitored by Maxoids.
On February 1, 2011, EA announced that The Sims 2 Store would close as of March 31, 2011 and therefore, support of The Sims 2 Store Edition had ended.
On July 20, 2011, there was a link for The Sims 2 on The Sims 3 Website, but that link was replaced by The Sims Social. MySims was also been replaced by The Sims Medieval and SimAnimals with The Sims 3 (console) (Later The Sims 3 Pets).
As of July 17, 2011, attempts to visit TheSims2.com resulted in a screen with color bars and a message saying that the site was closed for maintenance but as of August, an error page similar to The Sims 3 website appeared. Attempts to visit sub-sections such as the BBS or the Exchange failed.
The site did eventually return in December 2012 but EA permanently shut down TheSims2.com on January 14, 2013. If player try to access it, the page will be redirected to TheSims.com.