The Sims 2: Castaway preview video for Wii, DS, PS2 and PSP. Survive being stranded on a tropical island with your Sims
The Sims 2: Castaway has a release date of this October for all territories (22nd in US, 25th in Australia and 26th in Europe) and the game is a brand new adventure for fans of The Sims. In the game your group of Sims are on a pleasure cruise when they get hit by a storm. They crash and are washed ashore on different tropical islands, and it’s your task to bring the group together again. You start off controlling one Sim, and you are tasked with finding food and taking care of your Sims all on his lonesome.
This includes such survival methods as chopping trees for wood, starting fires, and gathering edible fruits to keep alive. You’ll also have to build bridges, find tools, construct boats to move from island to island, move obstacles and find clues. As you play you’ll discover new items and tools and using the crafting system you’ll eventually be able to build items that allow you to make a new life from scratch, including building a home and creating items to not only make your life easier but allow you to live in this new environment and eventually get off the island, if you so desire.
Using the map-screen you can keep track of the new areas you’ve discovered and quickly get to different places on your map. The Sims however are not alone, you’ll run into wildlife and be able to train them and use their specialties to help you in your adventure. There is a breadth of things to do in The Sims 2: Castaway, from growing veggies to making clothes and objects to raising chickens. If you’re smart enough you’ll even discover the origin of the island, follow clues and eventually uncover a lost civilization with secrets that will change the world . . .