The Sims 2: Free Time helps you manage a slight problem all we sim players deal with in our games: how to spend your sims' spare time.
With The Sims 2: Free Time, your sims can choose a hobby from a selection of ten (cooking, nature, science, gaming, sports, films and literature, arts and crafts, music and dance, fitness, and finally tinkering) and develop it over time, which in turn will enable you to join five new professional careers: dance, entertainment, architecture, oceanography and intelligence.
Every sim in The Sims 2: Free Time has a preferred hobby that players can't change - one that will make them feel fulfilled. You'll notice it the first time your sim starts that hobby, because your meter will turn to platinum. Hobbies can also be practiced by kids - what's more, they can help kids develop certain skills that will be useful for them later on when they become adults.
Besides the concept of hobbies, The Sims 2: Free Time brings many other new elements to the game: you'll get a new neighborhood (Desiderata Valley), new unlockable lots, and a special character (the Genie), as well as a bunch of new objects.
Make the most of your sims' spare time with The Sims 2: Free Time!