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This page lists all compilation packs released for The Sims 2.

The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2005)Edit

The Sims 2: Holiday Edition
The Sims 2 Holiday Edition
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) NA November 15, 2005
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings ESRB: T
Media CD-ROM, Digital download
Input methods Keyboard, mouse
Creature Alien, Ghost
Neighborhood Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville

Available for a limited time only, The Sims 2: Holiday Edition contains The Sims 2, plus 40 new holiday-themed items that allow Sims to celebrate their holidays in style. With this bonus content, Sims can decorate their house, serve a festive holiday dinner, engineer a visit from Santa himself, even host a rollicking New Year's party!

The Sims 2 Holiday Edition includes the full version of The Sims 2 plus new holiday-themed items for four holidays.

The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2006)Edit

The Sims 2: Holiday Edition
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Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) NA November 7, 2006
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings ESRB: T
Media CD-ROM
Input methods Keyboard, mouse
Creature Alien, Ghost
Neighborhood Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville

The Sims 2: Holiday Edition is a limited edition of The Sims 2 which includes The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff. It was released on November 7, 2006, along with the release of The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff as a separate stuff pack. It can be considered a re-release of The Sims 2 Holiday Edition (2005), as The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff is a re-release of The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack with some additional items.

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The Sims 2: Deluxe EditionEdit

The Sims 2: Deluxe Edition
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Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) NA May 8, 2007
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings ESRB: T
Media DVD, Digital download
Input methods Keyboard, mouse
Creature Alien, Ghost, Vampire
Neighborhood Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville, Downtown
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The Sims 2: Deluxe Edition (also known as The Sims 2: Deluxe) is a compilation which contains The Sims 2 base game, The Sims 2: Nightlife expansion pack, and some Maxis-made downloadable content from The Sims 2 exchange, such as the race car decor. It also includes a bonus DVD which has tutorials, tips, and etc.

The Sims 2: Deluxe Edition is the second compilation for The Sims 2, after the 2005 and 2006 releases of The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, which added holiday decorations to the game. It was the first compilation that was not a limited release, and after its release, it became difficult to get either The Sims 2 or Nightlife as separate products.

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The Sims 2: Double DeluxeEdit

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The Sims 2: Double Deluxe is the third compilation of The Sims 2 released in 2008, which contains The Sims 2 base game, The Sims 2: Nightlife and Celebration Stuff. A DVD is also featured in some of the boxes, there is a version that comes with the three games, and a version that comes with a bonus DVD. The bonus DVD provides tips and tricks on how to play the game and shows interviews with the makers.

NoteEdit

If users have The Sims 2 or The Sims 2: Deluxe Edition installed, it must be uninstalled before installing The Sims 2: Double Deluxe.

There has been some minor issues with the game including not being able to work with Body Shop. This is minor however and should only concern people who like to customize their games.

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The Sims 2: FreeTime Limited CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: FreeTime Limited Collection
The Sims 2 FreeTime Limited Collection Cover
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) NA February 26, 2008
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings ESRB: T
Media CD-ROM
Input methods Keyboard, mouse
Creature Alien, Ghost, Vampire, Genie
Neighborhood Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville, Downtown, Desiderata Valley

The Sims 2: FreeTime Limited Collection includes The Sims 2: Deluxe Edition and The Sims 2: FreeTime.

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The Sims 2: Apartment Life Limited CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: Apartment Life Limited Collection
The Sims 2 Apartment Life Limited Collection Cover
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Will Wright
Series The Sims series
Engine The Sims 2
Aspect ratio 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10
Native resolution 800x600 x 1600x1200
Ratings ESRB: Teen
PEGI: 12+
Media 1 DVD
System requirements The Sims 2
Input methods Mouse, Keyboard
Creature Vampire, Witch
Neighborhood Downtown, Belladonna Cove

The Sims 2: Apartment Life Limited Collection includes The Sims 2: Double Deluxe and The Sims 2: Apartment Life.

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The Sims 2: University Life CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: University Life Collection
University Life front
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Will Wright
Series The Sims series
Engine The Sims 2
Aspect ratio 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10
Native resolution 800x600 x 1600x1200
Release date(s) NA August 24, 2009
Ratings ESRB: Teen
PEGI: 12+
Media DVD, Digital download
System requirements The Sims 2
Input methods Mouse, Keyboard
Creature Zombie
Neighborhood Sim State University, La Fiesta Tech, Académie Le Tour

The Sims 2: University Life Collection includes The Sims 2: University, The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff and The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff. A PC version was announced on TheSims2.com website on July 8, 2009, and released in North America on August 24, 2009. Although some promotional images suggested that it was available for Mac, this version has not been released yet.

Many players became frustrated that the collection came with Teen Style Stuff because the new college students could not use these new items. There were rumors and speculation that a new, bona fide version of University Life Collection would be released in late 2010, with a new stuff pack for Young Adults included, but that did not happen. There were other rumors that EA had promised some form of special gift for their apparent slip-up.

When installing this product, the player will be able to choose which parts to install. A player who already has one or two of the included Packs can—and should—simply choose not to install them. There is also an option to install The Sims 2: Store Edition, but players should note that, as of March 31, 2011, The Sims 2 Store is closed.

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The Sims 2: Best of Business CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: Best of Business Collection
Best of Business
Series The Sims series
Engine The Sims 2
Aspect ratio 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 16:10
Native resolution 800x600 x 1600x1200
Release date(s) NA October 6, 2009
Ratings ESRB: Teen
PEGI: 12+
Media DVD, Digital download
System requirements The Sims 2
Input methods Mouse, Keyboard
Creature Servo
Neighborhood Bluewater Village

The Sims 2: Best of Business Collection contains the original The Sims 2: Open for Business expansion pack, The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff, and The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff. It contains a total of 265 new items for Sims to use and interact with.

When installing this product, the player will be able to choose which parts to install. A player who already has one or two of the included Packs can—and should—simply choose not to install them. There is also an option to install The Sims 2: Store Edition, but players should note that The Sims 2 Store closed after March 31, 2011.

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The Sims 2: Fun with Pets CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: Fun with Pets Collection
Fun with Pets cover
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts (PC)
Designer(s) Will Wright
Series The Sims
Native resolution 800x600 to 1600x1200
Release date(s) NA January 12, 2010
Genre(s) Life simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings ESRB: T
OFLC: M
PEGI: 12+
Media DVD, Digital download
Input methods Mouse, keyboard
Creature Werewolf

The Sims 2: Fun with Pets Collection includes The Sims 2: Pets, The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff and The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff. There is no added or bonus content included in the pack. The Sims 2 base game is required in order to install or run this product.

The collection was released in North America on January 12, 2010, and is so far the last The Sims 2 product sold by Electronic Arts.

When installing this product, the player will be able to choose which parts to install. A player who already has one or two of the included Packs can—and should—simply choose not to install them. There is also an option to install The Sims 2: Store Edition, but players should note that The Sims 2 Store closed after March 31, 2011.

The Sims 2: Ultimate CollectionEdit

On July 15, 2014, an email was sent out to people who had registered a copy of The Sims 2 on Origin, which announced the creation of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, intended to replace previous installations of The Sims 2 for Origin users. The text of the e-mail is:

Dear Origin gamer,

Your current version of The Sims 2 will lose technical support on July 22, 2014. We want you to have the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 in your collection, so you will see a brand new addition to your Origin library: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.

This is the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 and the version that is still supported by Origin. It also features a lot more content than you may already have in your current version of The Sims 2.

The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection will appear in your Origin library automatically. You'll need to download and install it to your computer to play it.

You're free to continue playing your existing version of The Sims 2, but please note that it is an older edition of the game that will soon lose technical support. To continue receiving support on your progress of The Sims 2 — including Sims characters, houses, etc. — you will need to transfer your save files of The Sims 2 to the Ultimate Edition. To learn more about backing up your data, please visit http://help.ea.com/en/article/backing-up-your-sims-2-files/.

Once you've migrated your Sims' lives to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, you can better organize your Origin game library by hiding your previous version of The Sims 2. Click on the tile for The Sims 2 in your Game Library for the option to hide it. If you need additional directions, we've got you covered.

Thanks for your continuing passion for The Sims.

— Team Origin

The Ultimate Collection includes all expansions and stuff packs for The Sims 2, regardless of whether or not the player owned them before. There is no information about when the collection will be released to non-Origin players.

A Tweet was sent out on July 16, 2014 releasing information from a chat with a producer. The chat conversation talked about The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection and whether it was going to be purchasable. It has been confirmed that The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection will be available for purchase by the public, although if The Sims 2 is in the Origin library it will come for free.

From July 23, 2014 to July 31, 2014, the game can be permanently added to anyone's Origin account for free, whether or not they have the base game, by redeeming the product code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS.[1]

The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection uses the icon for The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff, launches from "Sims2EP9.exe" (the same as Mansion & Garden Stuff), and the main menu uses the Mansion & Garden Stuff logo. However, the initial loading screen shows the logo for The Sims 2: Fun with Pets Collection. This is because Ultimate Collection is largely a compilation of compilations. It includes Double Deluxe and the University Life, Best of Business, and Fun with Pets collections, as well as the expansion and stuff packs that are not part of these collections.[2]

One difference in Ultimate Collection is that it does not have a "The Sims 2" folder. Its install folder is considered to be
\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\ .

The Sims 2: Super CollectionEdit

The Sims 2: Super Collection
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Aspyr Media (OS X)
Designer(s) Will Wright
Series The Sims series
Release date(s) WW August 7, 2014
Genre(s) Life simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings Mac App Store: 12+
Media Download
System requirements OS X 10.9.2

The Sims 2: Super Collection is a compilation released by Aspyr for OS X on August 7, 2014. It includes University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons and Bon Voyage as well as Happy Holiday Stuff, Family Fun Stuff and Glamour Life Stuff.

It differs from The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection as it's a new, unique product[3] with some changes being released for OS X exclusively on the Mac App Store while the Ultimate Collection is a copy of the original The Sims 2 with all EPs/SPs included with no changes, was released for Windows and could be obtained from Origin until July 31, 2014.

DescriptionEdit

The ground breaking classic returns to the Mac, exclusively on the Mac App Store!

This updated version of The Sims™ 2 includes several enhancements exclusively for Mac:

  • Native resolution support, including Retina!
  • Drastically improved performance, thanks to an all new renderer
  • Tons of bug fixes and tweaks

In The Sims™ 2: Super Collection, take your Sim from cradle to grave through life’s greatest moments. Create your own houses, neighborhoods, Sims, and even family dynasties—then watch it all come to life! You may choose to manage your Sims so they experience the rewards of a life well lived. Of course, you may also choose to neglect their needs, indulge in their fears, and see what happens… The possibilities are endless!

ChangesEdit

The Sims 2: Super Collection has some changes such as higher resolution support.

Custom content and saves created for newer expansion and stuff packs such as FreeTime and later will not work with the Super Collection.

TriviaEdit

  • The Sims 2: Super Collection is the only legal way to get The Sims 2 as of August 2014 since EA no longer sells the game. Before July 31, 2014, it was possible to get Ultimate Collection for free through Origin but now this is no longer possible.

LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to-get-the-sims-2-ultimate-collection/
  2. The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection – Info & Facts! at Sims Community
  3. Sims 2: Super Collection FAQ

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