The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game to date, The Sims. It was released on 2004-09-17 and sold a record one million copies in its first ten days. The Sims 2 has been released for Windows, Mac OS X, and several game consoles. Along with the core game, Electronic Arts has released five expansion packs and four stuff packs. Mark Mothersbaugh composed the music. The game builds on its predecessor by allowing Sims, the simulated human characters, to age through six stages of life and incorporating a more powerful 3D graphics engine. A sequel,The Sims 3, was announced in November 2006 by EA. - Wikipedia.