The Sims has become a staple game in the last two decades, transcending the boundaries between first-time gamers, casual gamers, and hardcore gamers. So, by now if you’re unfamiliar with The Sims franchise, you’re in the minority!
We’re currently on the fourth iteration of The Sims and just like all the previous games, The Sims 4 comes with a variety of expansion packs. From city living to becoming a superstar, anything is possible with The Sims 4 expansion packs. Fancy real seasons? Want it to rain cats and dogs? Do you want literal cats and dogs? Don’t fear, The Sims 4 expansion packs have you covered.
Whilst fun, all these expansion packs can stack up a hefty bill, so we took the time to rank all The Sims 4 expansion packs so you know what to get first.
6 The Sims 4: Seasons
Ever since The Sims 2, the Seasons Expansion Pack has always been a favorite, bringing the world around your Sim to life. Whilst creating the best life for your Sim through aspirations, and career goals are fulfilling, sometimes the outside environment can seem a little stale. I understand why expansion packs exist, of course; I hope that The Sims 5 will finally include seasons in the base game.
With The Sims 4: Seasons Expansion Pack, you introduce impactful weather and drastically different seasons to your Sim’s life. From white snowy winters to the warm colors of autumn, experience it all with your Sims. As well as the seasons, seasonal activities and holidays are introduced in this pack. Your Sim can have that white Christmas they’ve always dreamed of!
The Seasons Expansion Pack also introduces plenty of other content to go along with the weather, including seasonal outfits and activities, such as ice skating and fall harvest. One particularly fun part of the Seasons expansion is that you can garden! Gardening in The Sims brings an entirely new level of care and responsibility to your Sim’s life.
5 Sims 4: City Living
Sometimes suburbia can become a little drab, and your adolescent Sim will be yearning for more. The big lights and bustling life of city living could be just the thing to quench you and your Sim’s thirst for a change.
The Sims 4: City Living Expansion Pack provides an entirely new city (San Myshuno), where younger Sims come to slum it in a cheap apartment, working their way up to their dream penthouse. You and your Sims can now experience the struggles of big city living, from apartment mishaps to the oversaturated populations.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom! With the right touch, you can make your apartment a cozy home or an all-out party den; become the life of the party with all your city friends or live on your couch with your besties.
As well as finding your city identity, you and your Sim can venture into San Myshuno to discover new neighbourhoods and festivals.
4 Sims 4: Get Together
If city living isn’t your thing, but you still crave more of a social life, The Sims 4: Get Together Expansion Pack is the one for you. The Get Together Expansion brings the new world of Windenburg to The Sims 4, where you and your Sim’s friends can create and join clubs no matter however niche they may be!
With this expansion, you and your Sim can create their own club, join another, and contribute to a group of like-minded Sims. Whatever the club, you have the power to define what attire they should wear and where the club meetings take place.
If you want a more social life for your Sim, then this is the expansion pack for you.
3 Sims 4: Get To Work
Sending your Sim off to work for those hard earned Simoleons can become tedious after a while. Once the house is empty, you end up sitting there with the fast forward button held down, watching your Sims needs become ever so desperate before they finally get home. While it's an important part of The Sims franchise, it can become monotonous.
Well, fear no more because The Sims 4: Get to Work Expansion Pack solves this problem! With the Get to Work Expansion Pack, you can now follow your Sim to work and help them get the job done. Choose from four career paths: doctor, detective, scientist, or own a retail business.
Help your Sims work up the career ladder and become a doctor saving lives, a daring detective solving crimes, or even a mad scientist creating crazy inventions! The fourth career path you can choose is becoming a business savvy retail expert. Create and build your retail business from the ground up and watch as the Simolenons flood in.
2 Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
No Sims life is complete without their trusty companion. Dogs are a Sim’s best friend, after all! The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack does exactly what it says on the tin, bringing the cute and cuddly to the world of your Sims.
With the godly power The Sims franchise grants you, you can create all kinds of cats and dogs for your Sims. Add them to your household and watch as your Sims bond with their new best friends. With the distinct behaviors and even outfits, no two pets will be the same, providing for a fun and varied experience.
This expansion pack also brings something else new to The Sims 4. With pets come animal ailments, so you’re going to need a vet! Your Sim can now become the local veterinarian and run a clinic for the neighbourhoods’ furry friends.
1 Sims 4: Get Famous
We all want to be famous. If you say haven’t practiced your Oscar/Grammy acceptance speech in front of the mirror with a shampoo bottle, you’re probably lying. Well, now you can live out all the fame and drama vicariously through your Sims with the Get Famous Expansion Pack.
Sometimes, a simple life isn’t enough for your Sims, so why not follow their dreams? Become a famous actor, a best-selling writer, or a social media influencer. Take your Sims on a journey to the rocky road of fame through hard work and trendy outfits.
This expansion pack introduces the glamorous world of Del Sol Valley, where you can work your way up the ladder of fame and even score a legendary diamond on Starlight Boulevard. The expansion pack adds a lot of new content to The Sims 4 and a new way of playing an already massively expansive game.