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"The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff" Review (PC)

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"The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" Stuff Pack

Box Cover © Electronic Arts.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Maxis
Genre: Life
Release Date: June 5, 2007
ESRB Rating: T for Teen

The Bottom Line: "The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" stuff pack offers up new stores, retail objects, and stylish clothing. While the majority of clothing is for women and some of the objects don't work quite as advertised, it's still a good pickup for gamers who want new clothes. Pros:

  • Trendy clothes
  • 3 clothing stores
  • Retail store objects


  • Majority of clothes for women
  • Jeans are too low for older Maxis shirts
  • Runway is just for show, no modeling
  • No separate shirts, only jeans and complete outfits

"The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" Stuff Pack Features

  • H&M, an international fashion store, has worked with Electronic Arts to bring us "The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" pack.
  • New themed retail objects to recreate H&M stores in Sim neighborhoods.
  • 3 new store lots decorated with new objects.
  • New clothing for women, men, and a few for teens.
  • Build a fashion runway.
  • Requires "The Sims 2," "The Sims 2 Holiday Edition," or "The Sims 2 DVD Edition"

"The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" Stuff Pack Review

"The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" Stuff

Screenshot © Electronic Arts.
Stuff packs are known for giving us, well more "stuff." They typically add new hair, clothes, and objects for a specific theme. "The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" pack comes with new trendy clothes and objects to create H&M stores.

The majority of the clothes are for adult women. Men get a few along with the teens. I would have liked to have seen clothes for all ages - toddlers and up. The clothes that are available do some issues. The jeans are low rise and leave the stomach exposed when combined with existing shirts. For some shirts it's fine. With the majority of shirts I have installed, the H&M jeans are unusable. If only they had included a few shirts.

If you have clothes from a well known store, you should have the objects to make the store, right? The objects are store related. Some are functional, others are not. A new cash register, store signs, rug, lights, counter, and clothes racks are all there. Plus the tools to make a runway. The runway does not come with any special interaction that makes a Sim model or other Sims watch the fashion show. You can tell Sims to walk up and down the runway, but that's it.

Three new store lots are ready to be plopped down in your neighborhoods. One fit for Pleasantville, one for the city, and one for Veronavilla. It's always nice to get some new stores in town, without the work of building them.

New Dress in "The Sims 2 H&M Fashion" Stuff

Screenshot © Electronic Arts.
I'd get this new pack just for the new store objects. If you don't download custom content, the clothes in this pack are trendier than what previous stuff packs have come with. My suggestion is to wait and buy the stuff pack on sale. You'll feel much better about your purchase if you do.
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