Honestly, I did not know this existed until today. I was messing around with EA’s Download site for when they store huge files. Looks like they had a Demo for The Sims 2 right under our noses for 2 years. It’s a Create-A-Sim Sampler which was released in 2006. This is not the Bodyshop program that was released before TS2 came out, it’s a whole new program. It took me by surprise. Here’s what the demo says:

Sample The Sims 2 on your PC! Try out The Sims 2, the best selling PC game that lets you create and control a cast of characters throughout a lifetime! Jumpstart your Sims experience with this new, playable sample of The Sims 2 Create-A-Sim feature.

Design your Sim the way you want by choosing from a vast selection of facial features, hairstyles, outfits and more. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own, unique Sims!

With the full version of The Sims 2 game, you can use the Sims created with this sampler, bring them into the full game, and decide how their entire lives will unfold!

Download it from our The Sims 2 – Character Editors Programs Section.