Does The Sims 2 work on Windows 10?
Yes! The game runs just fine on Windows 10 on new hardware (Such as a AMD Ryzen and a GeForce RTX)
So then what's the problem?
The problem is updating the Sims 2.
It's hard to picture now, but when the Sims 2 came out EA knew that not everybody had reliable internet, if they even had internet at all. The Sims 2 base game was for many people the ONLY version of the game they could get.