The best Sims 4 Expansion Packs
The Sims 4 has great deals of downloadable material in the types of Growth Loads, Video Game Packs, Things Packs, and more just recently, Sets. These are all paid plans that include a huge selection of brand-new material to the video game, whether it’s the capability to have a jacuzzi in your backyard or the addition of magic and spells. Our The Sims 4 DLC guide information the very best Growth Loads, Video Game Packs, and Things Loads, according to the most significant Sims fans at Polygon.
The Sims 4 DLC, discussed and priced
Growth Loads normally include brand-new gameplay systems, like seasons or the capability to own retailers, while likewise including lots of hairdos, clothes, and providing items. They cost $39.99.
Video Game Packs are smaller sized than Growth Loads, however they can likewise include systems like magic. They likewise consist of hairdos, clothes, and home furnishings, however much less than Growth Loads. Video game Packs expense $19.99.
Things Loads are even smaller sized and typically just consist of a handful of hairdos, clothes, and furnishings products. Things Loads expense $9.99.
Sets are even tinier than Things Loads and just consist of a couple of products, a few of which include a brand-new little mechanic to the video game, like vacuuming. Sets are $4.99.
Listed below we’ll speak about our preferred Growth, Video game, and Things Loads that include our preferred components to The Sims 4. Naturally, you don’t require all (or any) of these to play the video games, however these are the ones we like one of the most.
The Sims 4: City Living Growth Load
I do not understand why, however the Apartment Or Condo and City-themed Sims packs are constantly my preferred (**blows a kiss to The Sims 2: Apartment Or Condo Life, my buggy cherished**). I like having NPC Sims live nearby to my own Sims, and I like the immersion of having the world straight offered for interaction — my Sims can awaken in the early morning and order a coffee at the stand, similar to I do!
City Living includes a lot of distinct communities in the city of San Myshuno, each with its own visual and peculiarities, along with some cool furnishings and clothing. You can likewise go to Sim Comic-Con, which I believe is funny. — Petrana Radulovic
The Sims 4: Felines and Canines Growth Load
The capability to offer your Sims animals is a video game changer (actually), thanks to Felines and Canines. Including animals to your family is enjoyable, and it might be the important things your Sim household is missing out on. There’s likewise the welcome addition of Brindleton Bay, a stunning cape town.
While the video game is technically restricted to felines and canines, there’s a fox within the pet types and a raccoon in the feline types, if you desire something a bit more hot. — Julia Lee
The Sims 4: Seasons Growth Load
In addition to including the titular seasons to the video game, the Seasons Growth Load includes great deals of enjoyable plants and vacations. The modification in temperature level and seasons likewise offers you a reason to hook your Sim up with numerous attire, instead of simply having them change from profession clothing to their routine clothing every day. — JL
The Sims 4: Home Living Growth Load
There is no cozier Growth Load for The Sims 4 than Home Living. It pulls the very best parts of The Sims 4 and makes them much better. There are more animals to family pet and befriend, like cows, foxes, and chickens. Gardening has actually been broadened, and I can do more than simply tend to my flowers. I can grow pumpkins and other veggies, and share the thrills with a brand-new neighborhood in Henford-on-Bagley.
Home Living has actually likewise done something that other Growth Loads have actually stopped working to do for me. Mostly, I play The Sims 4 as a contractor, and it’s less regular that I let the households and houses I’ve constructed play out as stories in-game. However in Home Living, the neighborhood components of the video game included some structure to The Sims 4 that made gameplay feel as friendly as structure. I wanted to explore the world, to pick mushrooms and meet locals, as a means of completing the given quests and side tasks. The small favors in Home Living don’t overwhelm the game with structure or instructions — they’re easy to ignore, if that’s your call — but create enough of a wireframe around my world that I want to engage in it more.
Focusing on building, Cottage Living also just has a lot of dang cute things to add to the home. Who doesn’t love a cottagecore cabin? — Nicole Carpenter
The Sims 4: Vampires Game Pack
I’m a sucker for the supernatural, and The Sims 4: Vampires delivers in spades. Vampire Sims have a unique array of powers that make them better, stronger, and scarier than other Sims. The trade-off is that they require plasma, which is most easily obtained by dazing and drinking from their friends and neighbors. Add in a fun array of dramatic makeup, stone gargoyles, and other haunting props to keep around your vampire mansion, and it’s a solid pack.
Supernatural Sims are always a blast, and the vampires have some very cool powers that they can unlock over time. Manipulate the emotions of those around you, or simply teleport to work. Each Vampire also has a dark form, which is twice as much dolly dress up per Sim. It’s a winning formula that only gets better when combined with other pieces of DLC. — Cass Marshall
The Sims 4: Parenthood Game Pack
I have already gone on record about how much I hate raising toddlers in The Sims 4, but the Parenthood pack makes the whole process … dare I say, enjoyable? Parenthood adds a ton of cute items, centered around family and kids. As a Sims player who prefers recreating realism versus going on funky supernatural adventures (don’t get me wrong — I still love funky supernatural adventures), packs that add the extra oomf of realism always do it for me.
Parenthood really adds some cute specific things, like kids going through phases, family projects, and a little family memo board to set curfews on! It’s the sort of life simulation that really gets me going with the Sims. — PR
The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff Pack
This is the only Stuff Pack that really tickles my fancy. The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff lets you make Tiny Homes, a special type of Residential Lot that comes with perks if you’re able to make it small enough. It also includes lots of space-saving objects, like a Murphy bed and bookshelves that also have TVs. — JL
The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack
The Sims 4’s Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack is one of the essentials for me — I want my Sims to be able to do the stuff that I like to do. It’s a perfect hobby for a Sim, because it’s a way to pass the time and gain a skill, but it’s also another way to make money in the video game. (Sims can sell their knitting project on an Esty-like shop called Plopsy.) When it came out in July 2020, I was also very impressed with the knitting animation in the game; knitting is notoriously difficult to get right in media.
Alongside the act of knitting, the Stuff Pack also included, to put it simply, a great deal of cozy things — yarn balls, crochet and embroidery decorations, and a whole bunch of knitted sweaters. — NC
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