This walkthrough was originally written for The Sims
on the PS2, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the Xbox version of the game.
The Sims -PS2- Guide/FAQ ｩ AntHrt 2004
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17:48 13/02/03 - Finished the Guide 100%
21:02 12/02/03 - Updates, updates, updates, corrected most spellings.
19:24 11/02/03 - Added new levels, updated some stuff, submitted to some Guide
23:16 10/02/03 - Many sites have now accepted, and I am trying to get as updated
as possible so you don't have a half completed Guide.
21:09 10/02/03 - Added some Bonus Levels, did a brief spell/punctuation check,
added some more "Get A Life" levels.
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1 - The Game
a - Money from Mom
b - Reality Bites
c - Party Animals
d - Hot To Trot
e - Who Loves Ya Baby
f - The Last Simolean
2 - Bonus Levels
a - The Motel
b - The Handyman's House
c - The Maid's House
d - Club Abhi
e - The Frat House
f - The Museum
g - Taylor's Place
h - The Park
After you load your game, you will need to choose a language. Do that.
Little trailers, then titles come up.
Then, choose "Get A Life". Build your very first Sim here.
-The Sims Introduction
You can use this mini type game to get to know the game, and your Sim.
You can play on the various different items around the house also. Ignore
the girl if she wants you to get in, but you do have to get in. Don't leave
it too long.
If you feel like exploring, go ahead.
I would suggest trying: Vibrating Bed, Snooker Table, Pool, Hydro-Shower and
maybe the Pinball. Hurry back after though, because if you don't then the
girl will leave and the game is over.
"Buy" and "Build" modes are disabled here.
a - Money From Mom
This level is quite easy, and can be quite fun, if you know what you're
doing. Do all the things from collecting mail, building up your knowledge
database, repairs and occasional sleeping.
Borrow $800 from Mom
This is quite easy. Just keep her happy, and keep asking her whenever
she's in a good mood (do this by switching to mom and press R2)
Mom needs her shows! You can't buy a new TV, that won't work. When
you're in a good mood, nip over to the bookcase and catch up on your
mechanical skills. 1 Point is fine to repair the TV, but have a read
whenever you can because those points are valuable in coming levels.
Have a read whenever you can.
Cook Dinner Without Starting A Fire
Self explanatory, really. Just the same as above, go to the bookcase
and read a cooking book. Press R1 to Fast Forward if you're getting
Maintain House Value
Keep your house in good condition, maybe put a few things in. If the
house value drops while you're living there, your mom will charge you
the amount the value decreased in.
Get a Job
You can only do this after you've done all the above goals. After
you've done them, grab the newspaper from outside, and have a look for
a job. Pick one, then someone will pick you up.
Aroma Machine: Unlocked when you cook your first meal.
Vanity Table: Unlocked after you fix the television.
Running Machine: Unlocked when you get your first job.
The Museum: This bonus 2 player mission is unlocked when you borrow
800 simoleons from mom. Can be found in the Bonus section in "Get a
Beejaphone Electric Guitar: Unlocked if you get through the house in
24 hours or less.
b -Reality Bites
Well, you're finally getting somewhere. You're living in a bigger house, on
your own. But the only catch is that the place is a mess, and the electrical
appliances are broken. This is where those extra mechanical points come in.
Cooking skills are also important here.
Clean The Place Up
As you would normally do to clean, get all the junk up from around the
house. Don't forget the ash at the back of the house, it is easy to
Fix The Broken Stuff
As I've said before, you can't just buy new stuff. Read the book to get
at least 3 Mechanical Skill Points. Then, just repair the stuff.
Upgrade Your Abode When You Go To Buy Mode
Self explanatory. But in some fencing, do a tad of decorating,
whatever it takes to get your house value up from $34,561 to $35,711.
Get Promoted To Career Level 2
Go to work in a good mood, also check you skills menu, and any more
skill points you need will be highlighted in yellow.
Get Promoted To Career Level 3
Same as above
Complete All The Goals So You Can Move Out
Drinks Cooler: Unlocked after getting promoted to Level 2.
Teppanyaki Table: Unlocked after getting promoted to career level 3.
Fly Killer: Unlocked after you upgrade your abode
The Frat House: Unlocked after you move out of the house. Can be found
in the Bonus section under Get A Life.
Handyman: Unlocked after you fix all the appliances.
Maid: Unlocked after you clean the place up.
Coat of Arms: Unlocked if you get through the game in 4 Sim days or
c -Party Animals
You've moved in with Mimi or Dudley, depending on the sex of your Sim.
You're gradually climbing the career ladder and working your way up the scale,
or so to speak. Social elements are the main goals here, you must get promoted
levels, throw a party and hopefully find a roommate via the party.
I would suggest you work on your promotion before you throw your party and find
Throw a raging party
Use the phone to call up some mates. Get the hot-tub going, get a
beverage bar and call up for some pizza.
Upgrade your abode when you go to buy mode
Do what you can to get your house level from $53,180 to $54,680.
Get promoted to career level 4
Go to work in good moods, and check you skills menu to see what points
Get promoted to career level 5
Same as above
Move Out With Someone from The Party
Keep your guests happy, and ask one of them if they are willing to
shack up with you.
Strip Poker Table: Unlocked after you get your promotion to career
Master Suite Tub: Unlocked after you get promoted to career level 5.
Tree Swing: Unlocked after you increase house value.
The Motel: Unlocked when you throw a raging party. Can be found in the
bonus menu in Get A Life.
The Park: Unlocked when you greet and feed Bobo the tramp. Can be found
in the bonus menu in Get A Life.
Head In Curio Jar (?): Unlocked if you get through the house in eight
d -Hot to Trot
The ladder is nearly coming to an end! You're near the end of the game now,
no doubt you'd have guessed that.
Dudley/Mimi hates you now cause you moved out, and this level is all about
Building up all your skills here will be nice and useful.
Nearly there now!
Throw a raging party
Self explanatory. Get some pizza, get the hot-tub going, and put on
Upgrade you abode
Pretty simple really. Get it up from $46,050 to $48,050. Upgrade your
telly, stereo, stuff like that.
Get promoted to Career Level 6
Go to work in good moods and check your skills bar to see what you
need to top up.
Get promoted to Career Level 7
Same as above, really.
Get luck with someone at the party
Try and get in their good books by giving them back rubs, telling jokes,
Sonic Shower - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 6
Carving Block - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 7
Vibrating Bed - Unlocked after you increase the house's value
Club Abhi } Unlocked after you throw a raging party
Taylor's Place} " " " "
The Park - Unlocked if you greet and feed Bobo the tramp
Jukebox - Unlocked if you get through the house/level in eight days or
e -Who Loves Ya Baby
In my opinion, this is the hardest level. You are having kids and getting
Some fun available to have though, concentrate on making babies here.
You will only have to do this is you have had a divorce.
Upgrade your abode
Pretty simple, new TV, stereo, computer, stuff like that.
Get promoted to Career Level 8
Pretty easy, just keep fit, eat and remember to talk a lot. Check your
career menu to see what you need to top up on.
Get promoted to Career Level 9
Same as above, really
Take good care of your baby
Feed it, play with it and just generally keep it amused.
Keep kids in school
Do what it takes. Keep them in good moods, stuff like that.
Have two babies
Basic reproduction skills. Get comfy with your partner and get jiggy.
Sandbox - Unlocked after you raise your first child from a baby
Lawn Sprinkler - Unlocked after you raise your second child from a
The Maid's House - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 8.
Can be found in the Bonus section of "Get A LIfe"
Two Swimming Pools - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 9
The Park - Unlocked after you greet and feed Bobo the tramp.
Can be found in the bonus section of "Get A Life"
Bearskin Rug - Unlocked if you get through the house in 8 days or less
f -The Last Simolean
Well, you've made it my friend. The last level.
Cool things to look out for here are the Monkey Butler, also a pretty nifty
Get promoted to Career Level 10
Just the same tactics as above, keep fit, and keep your social skills
Send kids off to prep school
You must have $3000 available to do this, $1500 for each kid
Save some cash to buy a yacht for retirement
These yachts are $20000, so keep tight fisted here
Throw one last killer party before you retire
Keep everyone in a good mood so your party can go with a bang
Monkey Butler - Unlocked after both your kids go off to prep school and
get straight A's.
The Park - Unlocked after you reach Career Level 10 (You can only
unlock this if you have previously not unlocked it.
Rhino Trophy - Unlocked if you get through the house in eight days or
2 - Bonus Levels
Bonus Levels are levels that are unlockable after completion of a certain goal
"Get A Life" mode.
The bonus levels require you to complete a certain goal in a set amount of time.
These vary from pulling birds, (English slang for getting lucky with that
to stuffing your face till you explode.
a - The Motel - Unlocked after you enter "Party M" on the Cheat
(Press all shoulder buttons on the start screen
[Get a Life, Credits etc] ). Keep your raving party
going longer than
b - The Handyman's House - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 8 on
"Who Loves Ya Baby".
Clean up his house and look after his kid
c - The Maid's House - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 8 on
"Who Loves Ya Baby".
Clean up her house and look after her kid
d - Club Abhi - Unlocked after you throw a raving party in "Hot to
Trot". Fall in love
with as many more female Sims than your opponent in
e - The Frat House - Unlocked after you complete all goals in "Reality
Bites". Make some friends,
then use your lying skills to their full potential to
sabotage your enemy's
f - The Museum - Unlocked after you borrow $800 from mom. Make some
friends, then steal their
money (to put it plainly).
g - Taylor's Place - Unlocked after you throw a raving party in "Hot to
Trot". Get more hearts
from your ladies than your opponent.
h - The Park - Unlocked after you are promoted to Career Level 8 in
"Who Loves Ya Baby".
Attempt to "seduce" the maid by keeping her house
clean, keeping her kid happy,
Well, that's the whole kaboodle. If you need some help, and it's not in here,
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