My Favourite Sims 4 Expansion Packs
During lockdown, I’ve really got back into playing The Sims 4, mostly because it’s the only chance I had for ‘getting out’. How sad is that? However, because I’ve been playing the Sims so much now I have a strong opinion as to which Sims 4 Expansion Packs are best. This list doesn’t include extra packs such as Game Packs, Kits, or Stuff Packs.
My Favourite Sims 4 Expansion Packs
Here are my favourite Sims 4 Expansions Pack in order of preference.
The Sims 4 City-Living
So my favourite expansion pack surprisingly is The Sims 4: City Life. This is a fairly new expansion pack for me, but I can’t get enough. Not only do we have apartments back in the game, but a fantastic new world with different themes for each area. The extras that come with the pack, such as the furniture and clothing are fantastic as well and the cherry on the top is the outdoor festivals. I particularly love the Geeks Festival.
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
My second favorite is The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle. As an eco-warrior (on sabbatical as a result of lockdown!) I was very excited when I heard this pack was coming. It’s the first pack I’ve ever bought the day it came out, as I just couldn’t wait to play it and it didn’t disappoint. My favourite element of this pack is actually the dumpster diving – odd right? You can furnish an entire house for FREE. Plus, the items you can collect include retro items that call back to Sims 1 and Sims 2. Love it.
The Sims 4 Seasons
Seasons is a must-have in The Sims in general, I think. It was my favourite pack for The Sims 2 and it’s one of my favourites for Seasons. Yes, having to jump over muddy puddles and snow is a bit of a faff, but the garden career and seasonal furniture are great.
The Sims 4 Get Famous
When I heard about Get Famous I couldn’t wait to see what it would entail. It was the first time I ever got to ‘go to work’ with my Sims, and the acting career is brilliant. I had so much building up one of my favourites into a Global Superstar, earning megabucks and winning awards. Plus the music and freelance careers were great fun to play with as well. The only downside was the difficulty of ‘raising a family’ whilst going to work with your Sims.
The Sims 4 Get to Work
Much like Get Famous, Get to Work gave us the opportunity to go to work with our Sims and become either a Doctor, Scientist, or Police Officer. This was actually the first game pack that made me say ‘The Sims is hard!’ unlike acting and the other careers which are skill-based, these three careers depend a lot on time and mood. If you’re Sim is hungry or tired it can take away from getting things done and blocking those all-important promotions. But it is a lot of fun. Again, quite hard to ‘raise a family’ when you’re constantly away from the characters.
The Sims 4 Discover University
Discover University gets a lot of things right, and a lot of things wrong. I really dislike playing University on the University campus, and I much prefer to have the student remain at home so I can build skills and a family. Also, there’s a fault built-in, as you can’t work and be a student unless you only have a low-paying weekend job, which affects your mood and ability to grow your skills. But also funding university?! I love the furniture and clothing options, and the careers you can expand on, but it’s not my favourite expansion pack.
The Sims 4 Get Together
My most recent Sims 4 purchase is Get Together and honestly, I don’t like it at all. The clothes and furniture are great, but the gameplay isn’t that great. I’m not a fan of having my Sims have loads of friends and being outgoing, as it’s really hard to maintain so having an expansion purely focused on joining clubs is not my cuppa. However, I love the world of Windenburg that comes with this game – it’s very Tudor and I adore that.
The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs
And finally, my least favorite Sims 4 expansion pack is Cats & Dogs. I disliked this pack on The Sims 2 as well, and I have the same issues with The Sims 4 version. The pets are boring. Is that mean of me? The world of Brindleton Bay is lovely and the furniture is a plus, but I don’t enjoy playing with the pets in Sims 4.
There are a few Sims 4 expansion packs I’ve yet to buy and try, but I can’t wait to have a go.
The Sims 4 has been really useful and fun to play with during lockdown and I really recommend it, if you need a distraction and a bit of fun.