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

Based off of The Sims 2 engine, this updated version of The Sims Life 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

Play through the life story of Riley as she returns home to start a new life with new friends, new experiences, and unexpected surprises. A bonus second story lets you sort out the love life of Vince, a love-struck high-tech whiz who’s been unlucky in love so far.

You create your Sims, design their dream homes, fulfill their desires (or dash their hopes), and tell their stories as they experience life’s biggest moments.

The Sims 2: Life Stories offers two fun ways to play, directed Story mode and open-ended Classic 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: Life 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

3.2 out of 5
76 Ratings
76 Ratings
Dee Cee Gee ,

It’s Good

I am just so used to playing it on my tablet that it does get some getting used to with the keys. I wanted to reinstall it to give it another chance since I can’t get the Sims 4 on my laptop. My MacBook is about four or five years old so unfortunately I can’t download it but this one is okay. I haven’t played any other Sims besides the Sims Freeplay and loved it! So lets see about this.

babbylove_2 ,

Only 2 Life Stories

You know, I was actually enjoying the game and the drama untill I realized there were only two of the sims life stories. I just with that there were 5 sims, with a longer storie line. It was fun don’t get me wrong but, I love these games and I sit at work bored so I need more stories. I was thinking about the Pet stories but then I thought that maybe there’s only two stories also. Turned me away from the game.

Benjamingames18 ,

The Sims 2 Life Stories Review

Great first sims game to get for a computer…but before i bought this i was planning on buying sims 3 for the computer (I bought this from the app store)…i wish they would’ve kept sims 3 on the mac book app store!!!


Aspyr Media (iDP)
2.1 GB

OS X 10.9.5 or later


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
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