Bust Out mode is the game's story mode. Like The Sims, there are goals that the player must complete in order to proceed through the story.
Free Play mode allows the player free reign over the sims. Unlike the previous game, there isn't a neighborhood. Instead, each house lot is located on three different streets.
The PlayStation 2 version of the game had an online mode called Online Weekend. However, it was eventually shut down on August 1, 2008.