This Prima guide really doesn't have enough information on game cheats and strategy in my opinion for the money. Why don't they just give these away with the purchase of the game.?! Don't let the size of this book fool you! Half of it is for PC Sims Pets and the other half is for Sims Pets for Playstation/console version. I found 99% of what was in this book for free online at many Sims 2 sites. The only redeeming part of this guide for me was the very small section on house building.
Also, this book has no index which really makes it difficult to find specific information. This was the first guide I've bought for my Sims 2 games and will be the last.
I love these guides. I've been playing the Sims since the original game first came out and every time I look through a guide I find something I didn't know about the game.
If you're new to The Sims 2 I would recommend using these guides, they are so helpful and they'll explain everything you need to know to play and understand the games. If you've been playing the Sims 2 for years I'm sure there's going to be something in these guides that you didn't know. I think they are worth reading.