The Sims 4 has so much to do in the game. Between the base game and the additional Stuff Packs, Expansion Packs, and Game Packs that have been released to add even more content and more fun for players, it's basically impossible to get bored while enjoying a game of The Sims 4.
While the game has a ton of content for players, there are some players that still like to get a little more out of their game. Luckily, the Sims community is full of talented people that create custom hairstyles, clothing, furniture, and even gameplay tweaks. Some of these are just for cosmetic purposes, some add some silly fun, and some make your game even more realistic.
To see 10 of the best mods to make The Sims 4 even more realistic, keep reading!
10 Meaningful Stories
Meaningful Stories is a mod that's perfect for anyone that really gets into the storytelling aspect of playing The Sims 4. Although the game already has a lot of different moodlets that can change the way your Sim's day is going based on things that happen to them, there are a lot of things that Sims just don't react to the way that we would hope they would.
Thanks to this mod, Sims react more realistically to different life events. Along with adding new moodlets, this mod also changes the way some other events can impact your Sim's mood in a more realistic way.
9 Height Slider
This mod is one that changes the way Create a Sim works. While it's already possible to change just about everything about your Sim's physical appearance (including the size of their feet!), the one thing that we can't change is your Sim's height. Because of this, every Sim is the exact same height.
While this is a completely aesthetic mod, it's still definitely a fun and unique one that can change your gameplay up and make your game a lot more realistic. This mod will allow you to make your Sims taller or shorter, making it a lot more realistic than having everyone be the exact same height.
8 More Best Friends
More Best Friends is a mod that changes the way your Sim's friendships work. In the game as it currently is, your Sim can become best friends with a single other Sim. It can be their spouse, a friend, or a family member.
While that's great, it's not exactly realistic to only have a single best friend. Most people have multiple best friends and, if you're looking to make their relationships with other Sims more realistic, this mod is the perfect one to put into your game.
7 Slice Of Life
This popular mod is a go-to for many people that are looking to make their game slightly more realistic. This mod is a mostly aesthetic one that changes the way your Sim looks slightly, depending on the mood or state that they're in.
If your Sim has been at a nightclub enjoying some drinks, they'll have a little redness in their cheeks. If they've recently gotten into a physical fight with another Sim, they'll have bruises on their face, and they'll blush when they're feeling flirty or embarrassed. Along with these physical changes, this mod adds a lot of new emotions like shy, ambitious, hurt, and insecure.
6 True Happiness
True Happiness is a mod that changes the way your Sim's moods work in a more realistic way. Currently, Sims are basically always some kind of positive mood like happy. It's pretty easy to keep your Sims feeling good as the game is right now, which is fine but not all that realistic.
If you're looking for a more realistic way to manage your Sim's moods, check out the True Happiness mod! This mod changes the way that events impact your Sim's mood. Now, becoming truly "happy" for your Sims involves having something really special happen to them.
5 Invisible Fence
Invisible Fence is a mod that changes the way your Sims interact with the world around them. If you've ever spent a ton of time on a house and perfectly landscaped the outside of your Sim's home, you'll know how frustrating it can be to have them completely ignore the pathways that you've created in order to cut through the grass.
This mod is one that makes their behavior with things like sidewalks and pathways more realistic. With this mod, you can fence off your pathway and force your Sim to walk along it instead of randomly cutting through the grass. The best part is, it's completely invisible, so you won't be able to see it!
4 50% Lower Salaries
Let's be honest, Sims get paid really well. As they move up through the ranks of their careers, they get all kinds of bonuses, rewards, and raises in their pay. While that's great for people that want to buy their Sims all the coolest gadgets and most comfortable pieces of furniture, it's just not entirely realistic. With this mod, the salaries are cut down to a more realistic place. Time to get frugal!
3 SimDa Dating App
SimDa Dating App is a mod that gives your Sims a whole new way to find lasting love... Or not. This mod is one that adds a dating app into your Sim's mobile phone and gives them a few different options for the dates they can find on the app.
After opening the SimDa menu, Sims are able to search the app for something specific, like another Sim that wants a serious relationship, get matched up for a blind date, or just find someone who's also looking for a one-night fling.
2 Better Romance
Better Romance is a mod that changes the way romantic relationships work between Sims. Currently, it's pretty easy to get a romantic relationship between two Sims. Even if they don't have a romantic relationship, all the romantic interactions are available for a player to choose when they're interacting with another Sim.
While that's fine, it's not that realistic of an aspect of the game. With this mod, players are able to make the romantic relationships with their Sim and the Sims around them more realistic. This mod will make certain romantic interactions only possible after different points in their romantic relationship.
1 Nintendo Game Replacements
This mod and the creator's second version are mods that make a small part of the game more realistic, but are definitely fun for people that have Sims that are really into gaming. Currently, playing a game on a gaming console or a computer allows the player to choose from a variety of different games, including MySims Go!, a game inspired by the real-world game MySims.
These two mods from this talented creator change the games that are available for your Sim to play when they sit down to start gaming. Instead of the games that are unlocked as they level up their gaming skill, the games available will now include real games, like Animal Crossing, Resident Evil 7, and Grand Theft Auto 5.