The classic The Sims 2: Castaway Stories returns to the Mac, exclusively on the Mac App Store!

Based off of The Sims 2 engine, this updated version of The Sims Castaways Stories includes several enhancements available for the first time on Mac:
• Native resolution support, including 4K and Retina!
• Drastically improved performance, thanks to an all new renderer
• Gesture Support for zoom and rotate
• Tons of bug fixes and tweaks

Help your Sims build a life from scratch after washing ashore on a deserted tropical island. Overcome the forces of nature to help them become the ultimate survivors and thrive in this undiscovered paradise while unearthing clues that will lead them back to civilization. Build shelters, craft unique items, and discover many useful treasures and ancient mysteries hidden deep within a diverse jungle environment filled with plants, fruits, and even wildlife. Your Sims change as they take on the challenges of island life and learn to survive in style. Create a new life for your Sims on an uncharted island in The Sims Castaway Stories.

Brand New Environment to Play In - Play exciting new story adventures as a castaway on a desert island who needs to survive and thrive. Create and customize your Sims and play through 24 whole new dynamic chapters. Adopt an orangutan, fight off wolves, and choose your own romantic interest, taking on an adventure that is completely your own.

Tell Your Own Story, Over and Over Again - Create multiple profiles and tell a new, unique story every time.

Two New Fun Ways to Play - all new directed Story mode and classic Free-play mode

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In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 2.2 GHz CPU Speed | 4 GB RAM | 10 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 3870; (NVidia): GeForce 8800 | (Intel): HD 3000 | 256 MB VRam

NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for The Sims 2: Castaway Stories:

•ATI RADEON HD 2600 and older
•NVIDIA 8600m, 9400 and older
•Intel Integrated GMA 950
•Intel Integrated x3100

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

The Best Game in the Sims 2 Stories series ever!

Mercedes G.

I absolutley adored this game when it was installed on my PC computer, and I was starting to think that I would have to install Bootcamp on my mac to once again revisit those happy times. So when Aspyr announced that they had ported Castaway Stories much like Life Stories to Intel macs, I was over the moon and brought the game straight away. It is truly worth it’s money in gold, as this game, even though it follows the general outline of most other sims games. It adds a distinctive twist the the notion of life simulation by taking place on an island away from modern civilsation and all of the modern appliciances such as TVs, computers etc. However the player quickly comes to appreciate the exploring of the island, and of course finds joy when their stoway finds their one and only in what they soon come to realise is as being their very own paradise. So buy the game, you wouldn’t regret it, as I know that I haven’t. Even if I managed to get more then a third of my way through the story in the first two hours!

Great Game


This game is a really fun and different interpretation of the original Sims 2 series. The story mode element is interesting and helps to develop characters and get to know the island. Would really recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing the Sims 2 but would like to try something a little different.

Fantastic until it glitches

Cassie Ellie

The Sims Castaway is undoubtably brilliant. Great graphics, great plotline, great characters however whenever I go to complete one particular task the game always freezes and I can’t continue (I even have to shut down my computer to get out of it). If this bug gets fixed it will be brilliant.


Aspyr Media (iDP)
2.3 GB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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