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

3.5 out of 5

42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Awesome game but buggy and no cheats allowed


I was playing story mode and got to a point where I’m supposed to obtain 3 objects to place somewhere after encountering 3 NPCS (I don’t want to give too much away). However, I checked all of the walkthroughs and message boards as I could and I did everything CORRECTLY. The NPCs will not reappear no matter what I’ve tried and the objects they were supposed to leave me are nowhere to be found and I was hoping I could reset my sim but cheats aren’t allowed in story mode.

The worst part? Although I didn’t manually save my game since MUCH earlier in the story, the game apparently decided to save itself so when I closed and opened the game back up, I was right where I was before so I couldn’t even reattempt.

Unfortunately I’ve searched far and wide on Google and can’t find anyone who’s had the EXACT problem - similar, yes, but not exact. It seems to be specific to this release. Everything else is awesome, but it’s unfortunate that I can’t finish my story because of this glitch :(



The game was going great up until recently. My characters goes to work and doesn’t come home… when gets stuck and stands on the screen where I can see him while he should be at work. He stands there and sways until he’s almost dead when the ‘at work’ funciton is active. Then I have to cancel out of it… where I don’t get money for the time he was at work. The same thing happens with the monkey, he almost died twice because I forgot.

I’ve used the shell to call girls I have a good relationship probably 20 different times, and none of them will respond. I always get the answering machine. I keep going to their location and flirting with them but I can’t get the bar to max out or the get to a ‘crush’ status.

Developer Response

Sorry you are having problems with Castaway Stories.
Please contact us here so we can look into the issue for you.

Overall I am happy with this game


I have not had any issues running this game on a 2015 Macbook Pro, latest IOS… however I wish the game had a little more depth. That is why I rated it a 4 out of 5. For example, You can only play so long before you run out of things to do with your sims after the story mode is complete.

I do love how different this sims game is than the others I have played. So overall I am really happy with this game purchase.


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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