The Sims is the iconic and massively popular life-management sim that needs no introduction. It’s been incredibly popular since its first entry in 2000, and has only been getting more and more popular with each entry. The Sims 4 is no exception, and it’s been getting the same surge of post-release expansions and DLCs that the rest of the games get. Naturally, though, these expansions can’t cover everything, and there a lot of things fans want that hasn’t yet been covered by expansions and DLC.
The Sims 4 has gotten the mod treatment by its avid and dedicated community, though, so there is hope. The Sims 4 is a fun game anyway, but with the huge amount of mods available you can make it something amazing and endlessly replayable.
Here are 15 Sims 4 Best Mods for PC
Want to have your Sim(s) live in a boat? Well, now you can. This mod allows you to turn the decorative houseboats into fully-fledged houseboats. They’re small and compact, which creates an interesting design challenge. Find the best way to fit as much (or as little) furniture into your boat as you can and enjoy your new life on the water!
2. Candle Making
Candles are pretty cool. They’re fun, charming, and moody. Why not fill your home with them? Or make your Sims date nights’ extra romantic with these hand-crafted candles? This mod lets you create your own stylish candles and place them around your home to create your own mood.
3. Young Adults Can Have Kids
Why can’t young adults easily have and raise children in The Sims? If that’s something that interests you, this sims 4 adult mod might be for you. This mod essentially makes it easier for young adults to have and raise kids on campus. Neat!
4. Old French Village
A cool and charming little settlement inspired by old-fashioned French villages. It offers 10 places to live, including that sweet mansion for Sims who like grandiosity, and a pub and café. Naturally, there will be some style clashes once you start decorating, but it’s still just a nice place to live. Impressively enough, modder catdenny put together the whole thing using assets that were already in the game.
5. True Happiness
This mod, created by roBurky, aims to make your Sims’ happiness more “fleeting, meaningful, and personal”. By default, Sims’ native mood is happy, and let’s be honest, nobody is happy 100% of the time. It’s just no realistic. This mod changes the default mood to be “fine”, and makes it so that Sims only become “happy” when something good happens, like starting a relationship, eating a good meal, working out, etc. The default state won’t make your Sims unhappy, though, so don’t worry, it simply “fine” the default positive mood.
6. Get To College
One thing long-time Sims fans know is sorely missing from The Sims 4 is the ability to take your Sim to college/university. The Sims 2 and 3 had University expansions, but 4 is yet to get the same treatment. Until that expansion is released, this is the best way to get your Sim a higher education.
7. Playable Pets
The semi-recently released pet-centric expansion, Cats and Dogs, is a great add-on for animal lovers. You get to make your own cats and/or dogs and have your Sims love and nurture them! What could be better? Well, what if you could play as these pets, too. That’s exactly what this amazing little mod does. A must-install for pet lovers!
8. Become a Sorcerer
A cool, weird, and wonderful mod that lets you turn your Sims into magic-wielding sorcerers that possess a variety of abilities. You can also choose your Sims’ alignment, using your powers for good or for evil. The choice is yours, and there’s plenty you can do with this fun little mod.
9. Tropical Getaway
This Tropico-esque mod allows you to relocate your Sims to a sunny and beautiful tropical island. You’ll need the Outdoor Retreat pack for this to work, but once you do, this warm, warm paradise is yours to own!
10. Custom Food Interactions
This awesome mod lets you add a plethora of food and food types that the base game doesn’t include. From mini pizzas to dumplings, soups, and canned foods, this mod is a great way to increase the variety of food on offer to your Sims. You can also browse for specific food mods, but you’ll need the base Custom Food Interactions mod first.
11. Less Musical Chairs
It might not seem all that interesting for some, but if you’re someone who hates how much Sims move around mid-conversation then you’ll get the appeal of this mod. Less Musical Chairs aims to make Sims do exactly that: it stops Sims acting they’re playing musical chairs so much! A simple mod that may be of little interest to some but huge interest to others.
12. Height Slider
Oddly enough, when creating your Sims, you can alter their width but not their height. This simple mod changes that. You can now change the height of your Sims, so that not everyone is the exact same size. Makes sense to me! Now not everybody will be the same height and won’t look so… samey.
13. Replacement Paintings
Once your Sim has been an artist for longer than two days, you’ll start to see the same paintings again and again. The lack of variety can really get dull. This mod allows you to pull in a huge number of abstract and classical paintings in from the web and put them up in your home once your Sim has painted them. Awesome stuff!
14. Gender Preference
This mod may not be what you think. Gender preferences refer to the gender that your Sim is attracted to. You can make it a slider out of 100, meaning that you can make your Sims completely attracted to men and not women, completely attracted to both men and women, or partially attracted to one gender and entirely to another. There’s a lot you could do with this simple mod, and it’ll spice up your Sims romantic life.
15. MC Command Center
This huge sims 4 pregnancy mod allows you control almost every aspect of your Sims’ lives, their world, and the people around them. You can scan a Sim to see if they’re pregnant (and even choose to terminate that pregnancy if you so wish), blacklist clothing items that you never see them on anyone, make it so your Sims have a shower and breakfast closer to when they get up, and much more. It’s a huge mod that could change the way you play dramatically. Only recommended for experienced Sims players that are looking for a drastically different experience.
These are 15 of the best mods available for The Sims 4 on PC. There are plenty more out there, but these are just some of the best to get you started.
Let us know if you think we missed anything!