The Full Wiki

More info on The Sims Bustin' Out

The Sims Bustin' Out: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sims Bustin' Out
The Sims Bustin' Out for Xbox North American box art
North American Xbox box art
Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, N-Gage, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
NA December 2, 2003
PAL December 19, 2003
GC, PS2, & Xbox
NA December 15, 2003
PAL December 19, 2003
PAL May 10, 2004
NA May 12, 2004
Genre(s) Life simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: T / EGBA
PEGI: 7+ / 3+GBA, N-G

The Sims Bustin' Out is the second title in The Sims console series. Bustin' Out was released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and N-Gage in the fourth quarter of 2003. As the title suggests, the Sims can get out of the house to visit other locations such as Shiny Things Lab or Casa Caliente. There are two modes. Bust Out Mode which has mission based gameplay and Freeplay Mode which is open-ended gameplay very much like the original The Sims PC game. It was the first Sims game to not be on the PC. The PlayStation 2 version also features the option to play online, though EA no longer supports it.


In the console version, Malcolm Landgraab is going around his neighbourhood, stealing items in return for unpaid rent. The player's objective is to complete each career track, unlock and buy back everyone's many possessions, and become rich enough to evict Malcolm from his mansion and move their own Sim in.

The Game Boy Advance and N-Gage version puts the player's Sim in a place called "SimValley" for summer holiday. Like the console version, GBA/N-Gage version gameplay is objective-based - every time the player completes a series of tasks, the game is allowed to progress. In this game, there are no furnishing objects to unlock. Instead, the player must complete all tasks to unlock new houses. Deviating from the "point-and-click" selection process heretofore used in every Sims title, this version allows the user to control their Sim directly, using the GBA's directional pad.

In both versions, there are various locations that Sims may visit throughout the course of the game. As Sims advance through the game, new areas become accessible. In the GBA version, new mini-games may be unlocked in certain areas. In the N-Gage version, new mini-games (jobs for the Sims) are unlocked progressively when certain tasks are done. Also, Sims can collect three cartridges from various locations and play classic games such as Snakes on the Sims' mobile phones.

See also

External links


Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

The Sims: Bustin' Out

Developer(s) Maxis
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Release date December 16, 2003
Genre Life simulation game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: T

PEGI: 7+
OFLC: G (N-Gage)

Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, N-Gage, Game Boy Advance
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

The Sims: Bustin' Out is another installment in the grand life simulation game series known as The Sims.

Alternate boxart

This article uses material from the "The Sims Bustin' Out" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English

The Sims Bustin' Out is a 2003 Life simulation game and is part of The Sims game series and is the second sims game to be released on a console.


The Sims Bustin' Out Official EA page

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address