The FreeTime expansion pack for Sims 2 is all about hobbies. The add-on introduces various activites that have potential to bring happiness, new friendships, and even a profit of cold hard simoleans to Sims characters with idle hands. New pastime activities include sports such as basketball and soccer, dancing, hiking, and other physical activities, arts and crafts such as pottery or cooking, and even recreations such as stargazing or video gaming. A Sim's dedication to a chosen hobby can unlock new aspirations and life goals, reveal new "secret" lots in the neighborhood, and may even lead to new career paths.
As with other Sims 2 skills and activities, part of the fun is in watching characters develop and improve. The first few tries at pottery may yield ugly, lopsided vessels, or the rookie hiker may accidentally wander into a patch of poison ivy, but such early setbacks only serve to make later successes sweeter. Accomplished artists and craftspeople can sell their works for good money, amateur chefs can enter their signature dishes in cook-off contests, and even dedicated video gamers can join tournaments to prove their pixelated prowess.
As with other expansion packs in the blockbuster sequel series, The Sims 2: FreeTime requires a full installation of the main Sims 2 game. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
1.5GB Hard Disk Space
64MB ATI Radeon 8500/Nvidia GeForce2 GTS Video Card
DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound Card
8X CD/DVD-ROM Drive
|Number of CDs||2|
|Tech Support Phone||(650) 628-1001|
|Tech Support URL||support.ea.com|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©2008 Electronic Arts Inc.|
|Included in Package||16-page Instruction Manual|
|Official Product Website URL||www.thesims2.com/freetime|
|Feature 1||Includes five new career paths in dance, entertainment, intelligence, oceanography, and architecture|
|Feature 2||Master one of ten different hobbies, from fitness and cooking to science and gaming|
|Feature 3||Unlock the secret genie who will grant your Sim three special wishes|