The Complete Sims 2 Cheat Sheet

The Complete Sims 2 Cheat Sheet

The Sims 2 is one of the stand-out games in its franchise. The game originally released in 2004 on PC before coming to Mac and consoles the following year. Developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, the game arrived to universal acclaim. The game is rated 90 on Metacritic placing it on Metacritic’s must-play list.

The Sims 2 Premise

The Sims 2 allows players to create and dress characters called “Sims”. The player has a surprising amount of control over these characters’ lives. You can design neighborhoods and houses. You can control them from birth to death and pair them with or against each other. The Sims have life goals all under the control of the player. The Sims 2 is a fan favorite in the series and is a wonderful entry point.

Sims 2 Main Characters

This is a series of games that don’t have main and side characters in the same way other games would. However, each game does introduce NPC families for player-made sims to interact with. I wouldn’t consider these main characters since you can play the entire game without interacting with them at all but for those who’re interested, you can find a definitive list here.

Sims 2 Titles In The Series

The Sims series is a very popular franchise spawning many mainline and spinoff games for your enjoyment. Here is an extensive list of every game and expansion in the series.

  • The Sims (2000; Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, macOS)
  • The Sims: Livin’ Large (The Sims: Livin’ It Up in the UK, Ireland and Portugal)
  • The Sims: House Party
  • The Sims: Hot Date
  • The Sims: Vacation (The Sims: On Holiday in the UK, Ireland, China and Portugal)
  • The Sims: Unleashed
  • The Sims: Superstar
  • The Sims: Makin’ Magic
  • The Sims Deluxe Edition
  • The Sims Double Deluxe
  • The Sims Mega Deluxe
  • The Sims Triple Deluxe (UK and Ireland only)
  • The Sims Complete Collection (The Sims: Full House in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa)
  • The Sims Expansion Collection
  • The Sims Expansion Three-Pack
  • The Sims (PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox)
  • The Sims Online (2002)
  • The Sims Bustin’ Out (2003; PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, N-Gage, Game Boy Advance)
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004; GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS)
  • The Sims 2 (2004; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims 2: University
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife
  • The Sims 2: Open for Business
  • The Sims 2: Pets
  • The Sims 2: Seasons
  • The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
  • The Sims 2: FreeTime
  • The Sims 2: Apartment Life
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack (The Sims 2: Christmas Party Pack in the UK and Ireland)
  • The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff’
  • The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff (The Sims 2: Festive Holiday Stuff in the UK and Ireland)
  • The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff
  • The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
  • The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff
  • The Sims 2: Special DVD Edition
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2005)
  • The Sims 2: Holiday Edition (2006)
  • The Sims 2: Deluxe
  • The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
  • The Sims 2: University Life Collection
  • The Sims 2: Best of Business Collection
  • The Sims 2: Fun with Pets Collection
  • The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection
  • The Sims 2 (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Mobile)
  • The Sims 2: Pets (Wii, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable)
  • The Sims 2: Castaway (2007; Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 2: Apartment Pets (2008; Nintendo DS)
  • The Sims DJ (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Bowling (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Pool (2008; iPod)
  • The Sims Stories
  • The Sims Life Stories (2007; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Pet Stories (2007; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Castaway Stories (2008; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • MySims (2008; Microsoft Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Kingdom (2008; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Party (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Racing (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims Agents (2009; Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • MySims SkyHeroes (2010; Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • The Sims 3 (2009; Microsoft Windows, macOS
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures
  • The Sims 3: Ambitions
  • The Sims 3: Late Night
  • The Sims 3: Generations
  • The Sims 3: Pets
  • The Sims 3: Showtime
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural
  • The Sims 3: Seasons
  • The Sims 3: University Life
  • The Sims 3: Island Paradise
  • The Sims 3: Into the Future
  • The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats
  • The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff
  • The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff
  • The Sims 3: Movie Stuf
  • The Sims 3: Riverview
  • The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay
  • The Sims 3: Hidden Springs
  • The Sims 3: Lunar Lakes
  • The Sims 3: Lucky Palms
  • The Sims 3: Sunlit Tides
  • The Sims 3: Monte Vista
  • The Sims 3: Aurora Skies
  • The Sims 3: Dragon Valley
  • The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow
  • The Sims 3: Roaring Heights
  • The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 3 Holiday Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 3 Commemorative Edition
  • The Sims 3 Deluxe
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack
  • The Sims 3 (iOS, Android, Mobile, Blackberry Curve)
  • The Sims 3 (Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Sims 3: World Adventures (iOS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 3: Ambitions (iOS, Mobile)
  • The Sims 3: Pets (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Sims 3: Supernatural (Blackberry Curve)
  • The Sims Medieval (2011; Microsoft Windows, macOS)
  • The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles
  • The Sims Medieval Deluxe Edition
  • The Sims Medieval (iOS, Windows Phone)
  • The Sims Social (2011)
  • The Sims FreePlay (2011; iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10)
  • The Sims 4 (2014; Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • The Sims 4: Get to Work
  • The Sims 4: Get Together
  • The Sims 4: City Living
  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  • The Sims 4: Seasons
  • The Sims 4: Get Famous
  • The Sims 4: Island Living
  • The Sims 4: Discover University
  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
  • The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
  • The Sims 4: Cottage Living
  • The Sims 4: High School Years
  • The Sims 4: Growing Together
  • The Sims 4: Horse Ranch
  • The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat
  • The Sims 4: Spa Day
  • The Sims 4: Dine Out
  • The Sims 4: Vampires
  • The Sims 4: Parenthood
  • The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure
  • The Sims 4: StrangerVille
  • The Sims 4: Realm of Magic
  • The Sims 4: Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
  • The Sims 4: Dream Home Decorator
  • The Sims 4: My Wedding Stories
  • The Sims 4: Werewolves
  • The Sims 4: Luxury Party Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Cool Kitchen Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Backyard Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Bowling Night Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Fitness Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Laundry Day Stuff
  • The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Home Chef Hustle Stuff
  • The Sims 4: Throwback Fit Kit
  • The Sims 4: Country Kitchen Kit
  • The Sims 4: Bust the Dust Kit
  • The Sims 4: Courtyard Oasis Kit
  • The Sims 4: Industrial Loft Kit
  • The Sims 4: Fashion Street Kit
  • The Sims 4: Incheon Arrivals Kit
  • The Sims 4: Blooming Rooms Kit
  • The Sims 4: Modern Menswear Kit
  • The Sims 4: Carnaval Streetwear Kit
  • The Sims 4: Decor to the Max Kit
  • The Sims 4: Moonlight Chic Kit
  • The Sims 4: Little Campers Kit
  • The Sims 4: First Fits Kit
  • The Sims 4: Desert Luxe Kit
  • The Sims 4: Pastel Pop Kit
  • The Sims 4: Everyday Clutter Kit
  • The Sims 4: Bathroom Clutter Kit
  • The Sims 4: Simtimates Collection Kit
  • The Sims 4: Greenhouse Haven Kit
  • The Sims 4: Basement Treasures Kit
  • The Sims 4: Book Nook Kit
  • The Sims 4: Grunge Revival Kit
  • The Sims 4: Modern Luxe Kit
  • The Sims 4: Poolside Splash Kit
  • The Sims 4: Holiday Celebration Pack
  • The Sims 4: Limited Edition
  • The Sims 4: Digital Deluxe
  • The Sims 4: Premium Edition
  • The Sims 4: Collector’s Edition
  • The Sims 4: Legacy Edition
  • The Sims 4: EA Play Edition
  • The Sims Mobile
  • The Sims Mobile (2017; iOS, Android)

The Sims 2 Cheat Codes

This series is known for the freedom it provides the player. Every entry of the series has a long list of cheatcodes allowing the player to play in the way they chose. Below is an extensive list of every cheat available in The Sims 2 regardless of platform.

Codes for Gamecube

The codes can be entered anytime during gameplay but the Cheat Gnome code must be entered first. This applies to every platform.

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Unlock Cheat GnomeL, R, Up, A and Zx
Unlock all recipesZ, B, Up, Down, Right, A
Unlock all objectsZ, X, Down, Left, Up
Unlock All LotsX, Z, Left, X, Up and X
Unlock all fashionsB, Z, Down, Right, B
Team picture (This cheat doesn’t require the cheat gnome)Right, Down, Right, Down, Right
Set Skill LevelY, X, B, Z and Left
Max All MotivesUp, X, Up, Right, Z
Horn SoundR, L, R, L, Y
Give MoneyR, L, Z, Right and Left
Advance Time 6 HoursX, B, L, Up and Down


In order to use PS2 cheats you must pause game and the cheat gnome.

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Unlock Cheat GnomeL1 R1 Up X R2
Unlock all recipesR2 Square Up Down Right X
Unlock all objectsL2 Circle Down Left Up
Unlock All LotsCircle L2 Left Circle Up Circle
Unlock all fashionsSquare R2 Down Right Square
Set Skill LevelTriangle Circle Square R2 Left
Max All MotivesUp,Circle,Up,Right,L2
Horn SoundR1 L1 R1 L1 Triangle
Give MoneyR1 L1 R2 Right Left
Advance Time 6 HoursCircle Square L1 Up Down


Entering codes on PC and Mac are different since instead of using the cheat gnome you put in a combination of keys to display the cheat console. You enter the codes in the console to active their effect. To open the cheat console press CTRL + SHIFT+ C, on macs the control key is instead the command key but it does the exact same thing.

Cheat EffectCheat Code
1000 simoleanskaching
50000 simoleansmotherlode
Exit consoleexit
Code informationhelp [code]
List codeshelp

Debug Mode

After opening the cheat menu enter the following: boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true.

While creating a sim using the combination Shift + N before creating your first sim to enable skin tones, clothes, and hair styles that can usually only be used by NPCS. Shift + M disables it.

While in Live mode, you can Shift click on a sim to bring up the debug menu.

Miscellaneous Codes for PC and Mac

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Allows you to change elevation of floor tiles.boolprop constrainFloorElevation falsekaching
Alots any amount of money you desire to any sim familyfamilyfunds (Family’s last name) XXXX
Changes the slope angle of a roofRoofSlopeAngle (15-75)
Clears all cheat codes on the screen, but codes are still in effect.clear
Disables the ability to change elevation of floor tiles.boolprop constrainFloorElevation true
expands or contracts cheat windowexpand
if set to true ALL other cheats work.boolProp testingcheatsenabled true/false
In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlightedboolprop ShowLotPackageFilename (True/False)
increases game performance but lowers graphicsvsync (on/off)
lets you know if theres a patchautopatch (on/off)
List all cheatshelp -all
makes your sims larger or smallerStretchSkeleton
moves objects and deletes you couldnt beforemoveobjects (on/off)
Puts the game in slow motion. Enter any number that 0 through 8 (0=fastest and 8=slowest)slowmotion
Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhoodboolprop lotTerrainLighting (True/False)
Set to false to place floor tiles outside lotboolprop locktiles (True/False)
Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel (True/False)
Set to false to remove floorpainting on lotboolprop lotTerrainPaints (True/False)
Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodProps (True/False)
Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside houseboolprop objectShadows (True/False)
Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lotsboolprop lotWater (True/False)
Set to false to remove roads from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads (True/False)
Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside houseboolProp guob (True/False)
Set to false to remove water from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodWater (True/False)
Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhoodboolprop displayLotImposters (True/False)
Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora (True/False)
Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look atboolprop displayLookAtBoxes (True/False)
Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhoodboolprop carsCompact (True/False)
Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Simboolprop renderSelectedSimLevel (True/False)
Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when usedboolprop allObjectLightsOn (True/False)
Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks toboolProp displayPaths (True/False)
Set to true to show lot informationboolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode (True/False)
Toggle shadows on/off for SimsboolProp simShadows (True/False)
turn off agingaging off
turn on agingaging on
turns off facial bounding limitations. It prevents the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.faceBlendLimits (on/off)
unlocks career rewards.unlockcareerrewards
Version in the cheat box.gameVersion
You can invite more people to your parties.intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 8
You can place objects outside the grid.boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true/false
Turns Postprocessing on.boolProp enablePostProcessing true
Turns Postprocessing off.boolProp enablePostProcessing false
Sitcom flashback blur effect (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)bloom rgb #
Makes the screen grainy. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)filmGrain #
Blurry bits at the edge of the screen. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)vignette # # #
Adds a letterbox effect to the view. (# = 0.0 to 0.4) (require postprocessing on)letterBox #
At neighborhood view only, removes every Sim from the neighborhood.deleteAllCharacters
Only for use in neighborhood view, toggles between the two terrain types.TerrainType (desert/temperate)

Cheats specific to University Expansion

Cheat EffectCheat Code
While in a property you with yo make a dorm, this code makes the existing lot a dorm.changelotzoning dorm
Disables some building mode toolsboolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled true
Enables all building mode toolsboolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled false

Cheats specific to Double Deluxe

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Make pregnant sim have twinsforcetwins
Puts selected character in a perfect moodmaxmotives


The codes for original Xbox are similar to the other console codes. However, instead of unlocking a cheat gnome you just have to enter the master code first.

Cheat EffectCheat Code
Master codeL, R, D-Pad Up, A, Black
Max All MotivesD-Pad Up, B, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Right, White
remove messagesPress Right, Up, Right, Down, Right, Up, Down, Right
This changes any Sim’s skill.Y, B, X, Black, D-Pad Left
This gives the household 10,000 simoleans.R, L, Black, D-Pad Right, D-Pad Left
This goes six hours forward in time.B, X, L, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Down
This unlocks all of the Story Mode locations.B, White, D-Pad Left, B, D-Pad Up, B
Unlock All ClothesX, Black, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Right, X
Unlock All ObjectsWhite, B, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Left, D-Pad Up
Unlock All RecipesBlack, X, D-Pad Up, D-Pad Down, D-Pad Right, A
Unlocks All Lots/LocationsB, White, Left, B, Up, B

The Sims 2 Cheat Code FAQ

How do you use cheats in Sims 2?:

Depending on the platform you’re playing the game on, the way you enable cheats is different. On Gamecube and PS2 you need to enter a specific cheat to unlock the cheat gnome which allows you to enable other cheat codes. If you’re playing on original xbox instead of unlocking a cheat gnome you will enter a master code that does the same thing. If you’re playing on PC or Mac all you have to do is open the cheat console by pressing CTRL + SHIFT+ C, on macs the control key is instead the command key but it does the exact same thing.

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