The Sims 2 Cheat Codes and Tips for PlayStation 2

Activate cheat codes to improve a Sim's lot in life on the PS2

The Sims 2 is part of the popular life-simulation video game series published by Electronic Arts in 2004. Just like the PC version, the PS2 edition of The Sims 2 has cheat codes and secret locations that can only be discovered by completing certain tasks. Learn how to keep your Sims alive and happy for as long as possible.

These cheats are exclusively for the PlayStation 2 version. There are separate cheat codes for The Sims 2 on PC.

How to Unlock the Sims 2 Cheat Gnome

To use cheat codes, activate the Cheat Gnome. To do so, pause the game and enter L1, R1, Up, X, R2 on the PS2 controller. The Cheat Gnome appears by your mailbox outside your home. After you input additional codes, you can talk to him to activate the corresponding cheats.

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Cheat Codes for The Sims 2 on PS2

After activating the Cheat Gnome, input these codes using the PS2 controller.

Effect Cheat Code
Advance Clock Six Hours Circle, Square, L1, Up, Down
All Motives Filled Up, Circle, Up, Right, L2
Give Money — 9,999 Simoleons R1, L1, R2, Right, Left
Horn Audio R1, L1, R1, L1, Triangle
Set Skill Level for Any Sim Triangle, Circle, Square, R2, Left
Unlock All Clothing / Fashions Square, R2, Down, Right, Square
Unlock All Lots / Locations Circle, L2, Left, Circle, Up, Circle
Unlock All Objects L2, Circle, Down, Left, Up
Unlock All Recipes R2, Square, Up, Down, Right, X

The Sims 2 Team Photo

To see a photo of the development team, enter Right, Down, Right, Down, Right at the title screen.

How to Live Alone

If you like your alone time, get a job for all the Sims that live with you, then use the cheat that advances the clock when they are about to come home from work to throw off their schedules. If exploited correctly, this cheat can help you avoid your roommates as much as possible.

Unlock Secret Locations in The Sims 2 on PS2

Follow these steps to unlock secret locations:

Where to Go What to Do
Alien Crash Site To find the Bio Dome lot, make the alien XY-XY Smith friends with Jonas and complete all of his requests.
Cliffside Retreat Make Isabella Monty happy and fulfill any of her wishes.
HMS Amore Fulfill Betty Buttercup's requests (like to marry Captain Nelson) until she's Platinum so that she'll tell you the next location.
Jugen House To find Alien Crash Site, fulfill Toothless Joe's dreams until the Sim gets an aspiration called Visit New Location. Return to Tranquility Falls so that your aspiration changes to Help Chantal. Keep completing her desires until she's Platinum.
Orbit Room To find Tranquility Falls, befriend Red S and give him some food. Move back to Sunset Canyon and make Helga fall in love with and marry Red S. With Red S now living there, do whatever is necessary to boost his mood to Platinum so that he'll tell you where to find Tranquility Falls.
Shoreline Trails Purchase a foosball table and beat Torin to complete the Beat Torin at Foosball request when it becomes available.
Sunset Canyon Resurrect Sheila, Billy, and Helga, then build a kitchen, clean up the mess, construct a bathroom, and give all three of them beds. They'll tell you the next location.
Tranquility Falls To find Jugen House, fulfill all of Chantal's and Larry's wants to push them into a Platinum mood.

How to Satisfy Hunger

Hunger is the one need that can kill your Sim if it's not satisfied. To get free food, buy an item that can have food harvested from it, harvest the food, then sell it back so that you can buy another.

If you're low on money, sell some of your kitchen supplies such as the refrigerator and stove. From that money, buy a Fruit Punch Barrel to satisfy your hunger.

Here are more tips to find food and fulfill hunger:

  • The Frood Tree harvests some fruits.
  • The GenoLife Garden Hutch harvests some vegetables.
  • The Sproutch Couch harvests dangleberries.
  • The Manilla 1000 Aquarium harvests fish.
  • Make a meal with beef, pork, potatoes, and lamb to quickly fulfill hunger even with a low cooking skill.
  • The Chicken Checkers game gives golden eggs.
  • More expensive refrigerators carry more food and add more hunger satisfaction.

Adding llama to any meal will make your Sim sick, so do your best to avoid this food.