The Sims 4 has a lot of DLC. They have so many DLCs, in fact, that they split them into three categories: Expansions, Game Packs, and Stuff Packs. These packs will be divided in order in terms of the content they offer and their price tag. It can be somewhat overwhelming to delve through all these packs to decide what you want to grab and what you can do without, so we've made some handy guides to help you decide! All the information you need on the expansions can be found here, and all of the info on the Stuff Packs can be found here, as well.
With that out of the way, let's take a look at the six Game Packs available for The Sims 4. The preference for each Game Pack is entirely subjective; I have them ranked to my own personal taste. But I'll be listing enough info on each of them to hopefully help you decide whether or not they're worth your time!
7 The Sims 4: Vampires First
This comes as no surprise to people who know me, but the first Game Pack that I would recommend taking a look at is the Vampires Game Pack. First and foremost, this Game Pack allows you to create your own vampire Sims to play as. And if that wasn't already enough (I mean, that should be enough, what more do you want?), it unlocks a whole new gothic-style neighborhood.
Your Sim doesn't even need to be a vampire for this Game Pack to change the way your game plays; keep an eye out at night for vampires on the prowl, though!
Playing as a vampire adds an incredible amount of new options and interactions within the world of The Sims 4. Your vampire Sim will level up in their vampirism over time, unlocking new abilities (and weaknesses). You'll need to make sure you're feeding on other Sims pretty consistently to avoid negative effects, and your schedule will likely need to change in order to keep your Sim out of the sunlight for too long.
What I've listed so far barely scratches the surface of this Game Pack; it's well worth the price tag.
6 The Sims 4: Dine Out
Looking for a night out at a nice restaurant? Or, maybe you want to own your own hot-spot in town? Either way, the Dine Out Game Pack has you covered. If you're not looking to run your own restaurant, then this Game Pack might not be worth the full price of admission, but being able to actually go to restaurants does flesh out the game-world a bit.
If you are looking to run your own place, however, then you'll probably love this Game Pack. You can build your entire restaurant from scratch (design and all), which for me, is a huge draw. You get to manage your staff, customize your menu, get reviewed by critics, and a lot more. This Game Pack feels a bit like a game in and of itself and fits beautifully into the Sims world.
5 The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat
Your Sim(s) work hard. Really hard. Why not give them a hard-earned vacation? In the Outdoor Retreat Game Pack, you can rent one of five lots in Granite Falls National Park and give your Sim a vacation they'll remember forever. There's a whole forest to explore here, rife with activities and beautiful scenery. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can try to find the secret area: the Deep Woods, where you can meet the Hermit that resides therein.
This Game Pack is honestly a really fun addition that adds a pretty cool new way for your Sims to, well, live life! I would especially recommend it to outdoor enthusiasts.
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4 The Sims 4: Parenthood
If you think familial relationships and parenting are severely lacking in the base game, then the Parenthood Game Pack is made for you. Parenthood adds a whole slew of new options for raising your little human. There are a ton of important decisions to make that are going to help shape your kid, from conversation options to different disciplinary tactics. You'll need to upgrade your parenting skill in order to do the absolute best by your child, or you can go completely the other way and raise your own little monster to terrorize the world with. There are way too many additions in this pack to list; things like setting curfews, dealing with sibling rivalries, and so on.
If you're interested in raising a family in The Sims 4, this Game Pack is likely a necessary addition.
3 The Sims 4: Strangerville
Feel like the grass is greener in other pastures? Pack up and move to the rural, desert town of StrangerVille! But be warned, not everything here is as it seems. There's something going on in StrangerVille, but exactly what is only heard in the faintest whispers and in the wildest conspiracy theories.
Are you being paranoid, or is the unmarked van parked outside suspicious? And do your neighbors seem a little... off? It's up to you to uncover the mystery in StrangerVille, but it would be wise to exercise caution.
2 The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure
If the Outdoor Retreat Game Pack doesn't do enough to scratch the itch of adventure, then you'll probably want to take a look at the Jungle Adventure Game Pack. You'll want to keep your wits about you when you take a trip to Selvadorada, but don't forget to take all of the necessary supplies. There's a sizable and dangerous jungle to explore out there, with quite a few ways in which your Sim can legitimately lose their life while running about. Preparation here is absolutely key. Travel far enough, and you'll make it to the Jungle Temple...
It's especially helpful to become friendly with the locals. They have plenty of supplies to help you on your way; you'll just need to upgrade your culture skill during your stay.
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1 The Sims 4: Spa Day
If you want to give your Sim a nice, relaxing time but don't necessarily want to go on a full-blown vacation to do so, then you can pick up the Spa Day Game Pack. This will add a spa to your local town that you can visit at your leisure. There are a ton of things you can do at the spa, possibly the most useful of which is help upgrade your new Wellness Skill, helping get your Sim through a particularly rough day.
Take yoga classes, go for a rest in the sauna, learn to meditate, grab a massage, or pick up an aquarium for your home. There's quite a few nice additions in this pack for the peaceful minded, and your Sim is probably going to live a happier life for it.