How a Sims 2 Port Turned Into a Silent Hill Game for Kids

The 2000s was the Wild West for wacky spin-offs. Atlantis: The Lost Empire became an FPS, Eragon was adapted into a hack-and-slash, and a 2005 port of The Sims 2 for Nintendo DS felt more like Silent Hill than a social simulator. From aquaphobic aliens to cow-worshipping super cults, it certainly wasn’t what my parents expected when they naively bought it for me in an EB Games in rural Australia. Nevertheless, I was excited to play a Sims game completely uninterrupted by my siblings. Set in the aptly-named Strangetown, a location seen across each iteration of The Sims 2, the player is left to run a hotel in the middle … Continue reading How a Sims 2 Port Turned Into a Silent Hill Game for Kids