Reddit might be the home of online conspiracy theories, but these claims regarding The Sims 2 for Nintendo DS might just take the cake.
Over on Reddit’s r/creepygaming sub, a user by the name of sundays89 started a discussion about the handheld The Sims game, inviting others to share their less-than-wholesome experiences with the 2005 title, which Reddit seems to believe is actually a horror game.
The Redditor kicked off the post, writing: “Even back in the day when I got this game for my ninth birthday, I immediately felt like there was something extremely off about it. The atmosphere felt genuinely spooky at times and, of course, there was the threat of alien invasion…I also remember there being mummies in the desert.
“The ambiance was strange in general, too. The Sims would speak in a weird jumbled way that didn’t even really resemble typical simlish.”
It seems sundays89 isn’t the only person to have their concerns over the DS game, as the post was quickly picked up on by other Sims 2 players. One user responded: “It’s like Strangetown is just a weird representation of Sim Purgatory where all of these sims are trapped in this fancy hotel, surrounded by nothing but sand. It’s like Hotel California. They can check out anytime, but they can never leave. They’re always coming back, stuck there, just milling around and wallowing in despair and/or insanity.”
The post was quickly flooded with similarly creeped-out players, with many people admitted they’d found the game too scary to play as a child.
“I remember loving this game. Yet sometimes it was too scary for me, especially when there was alien invasion with this music,” said another Redditor. “I would immediately turn of the volume of my DS. Can we talk about the fact you can dissect dead alien with lasers in your basement to sell their organs?”
The post is still attracting lots of players’ experience of The Sims 2 on DS. If you found it equally as terrifying, you can go and share your story right here.
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