The Sims 4 Expansion Packs

List of Features for DLC: Expansion, Game & Stuff Packs

The Sims 4 Expansion Packs in EA Origin

The Sims 4 offers a solid base game with plenty to do, but we all know the best gameplay is ahead when the number of Expansion and other DLC increase the amount of features, and seeing those come together to give us all more to do in the game. Currently, The Sims 4 is on track to compete with The Sims 3's Expansions and Stuff Packs in price and value. We have two categories of addons for TS4 that add actual gameplay: full-blown Expansions and smaller, cheaper Game Packs.

Expansion Packs, Game Packs and Stuff Packs List

The following packs are listed in chronological order. You can see we've received content every couple months since The Sims 4's release date in 2014.

DLC NameType of AddonRelease Date
Outdoor RetreatGame PackJan 13, 2015
Get to WorkExpansionMar 31, 2015
Luxury PartyStuff PackMay 19, 2015
Perfect PatioStuff PackJun 16, 2015
Spa DayGame PackJul 6, 2015
Cool KitchenStuff PackAug 11, 2015
SpookyStuff PackSep 29, 2015
Get TogetherExpansionDec 8, 2015
Movie HangoutStuff PackJan 12, 2016
Romantic GardenStuff PackFeb 9, 2016
Dine OutGame PackJun 7, 2016
Kids RoomStuff PackJun 28, 2016
Backyard StuffStuff PackJul 19, 2016
City LivingExpansionNov 1, 2016
Vintage GlamourStuff PackDec 6, 2016
VampiresGame PackJan 24, 2017
Bowling NightStuff PackMar 29, 2017
ParenthoodGame PackMay 30, 2017
Fitness StuffStuff PackJun 20, 2017
Toddler StuffStuff PackAug 24, 2017
Cats and DogsExpansionNov 10, 2017
Jungle AdventureGame PackFeb 27, 2018
Laundry DayStuff PackJan 16, 2018
My first PetStuff PackMar 13, 2018
SeasonsExpansionJun 22, 2018
Get FamousExpansionNov 16, 2018
StrangervilleGame PackFeb 26, 2019
Island LivingExpansion PackJun 21, 2019
Moschino StuffStuff PackAug 13, 2019
Realm of MagicGame PackSep 10, 2019
Discover UniversityExpansionNov 15, 2019
Tiny Living StuffStuff PackJan 21, 2020
Eco LifestyleExpansion PackJun 5, 2020
Nifty KnittingStuff PackJul 28, 2020
A Star Wars PackGame PackSeptember 8, 2020
Snowy EscapeExpansion PackNov 13, 2020
  • Players who know about the types of packs already can jump to read gameplay features of Expansions, Game Packs, and Stuff Packs.

    How to Install The Sims 4 Expansion Packs
    How to Install Expansions and Game Packs: Click the 'i' for more information to see the addons you've purchased. You can install them individually from there.

    Installing DLC
    EA Origin can sometimes be unintuitive. It's a good platform for downloading games, but the method for installing new GP/EP offerings is a little too... minimal, compared to the past. Each Sims 3 Expansion is listed individually, but Sims 4 DLC is listed under 'more info' (the i you see when clicking The Sims 4). Installing them is easy once you know how to access the list. You'll note that your time played is likely only counting time from when you launched the game from Origin. There's no way I've played only 18 hours.

    The Sims 4 Expansion Packs

    Expansion Packs for The Sims 4 typically provide a large amount of new gameplay content, revolving around a central theme. Expansion Packs primarily provide new game systems to add on to our existing selections. For example, Sims 4 Get to Work lets us control Sims at work, while the Sims 3 Pets gives the ability to have Cats, Dogs, and Horses. Many players expect this to eventually occur with The Sims 4 - but it's not guaranteed. Same with Weather, ala Sims 2 or 3 Seasons. In general, new types of buy mode objects, Skills and Careers are to be expected. Many will give us new Traits and Aspirations, as well as clothing and hair styles to help us customize our Sims. New neighborhoods give us new places for our Sims to reside and explore. Not all Expansions are created equal and what excites one player may be lackluster to another. Even day one, many players feel they get a lot of bang for their buck from an Expansion purchase, but many would prefer to buy the Expansion Pack when it is on sale.

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    The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Pack Click for Guide
    Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
    Major Gameplay Features:

    • Retail - Operate your own business. You can hire and promote, or even fire employees, accumulate points to buy retail perks, and sell just about anything in the game for a profit - even food!
    • Magnolia Promenade - The new area, which features four lots. It's perfect for setting up a retail store, and you can purchase/operate those that are already placed.
    • Active Careers - Explore three active career tracks, which allow you to follow your Sim at work. There, you'll complete objectives to raise your work performance and get promoted. Each Career features new objects for the home, so you can make areas fit your Sim's personality.
      • Detective - Solve crimes. You'll take on cases, and narrow down your suspect. Once you're ready to interrogate them, you can get them to cough up a confession. It's a fun Career with a lot of unique interactions.
      • Doctor - Diagnose, treat, and perform surgeries on patients after analyzing their symptoms to determine the illness. The Hospital is also where Sims can optionally go to have babies.
      • Scientist - Work in a lab, using the invention constructor to create new gadgetry. You'll have access to features that impact gameplay the most, allowing you to make loads of Simoleons easily. Plus, you can clone and transform many objects, along with Sims!
      • Two New Skills: Baking and Photography compliment the pack. You can sell baked goods along with other foods.
      • Aliens - The new life form introduced with the EP are Aliens. Sims can be abducted and males might have an Alien child. If you're friends with one, you can ask them to move in. You may just enjoy their powers of transmutation for collectibles, and their ability to read minds.
      • Sixam - the Alien homeworld of Sixam is beautiful, if a bit creepy. Collect Geodes, and some new miscellaneous collectibles (metals, crystals, plants, and an element) as well.

      The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: December 8, 2015
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Clubs - Sims from child and up can form clubs and decide the activities those clubs will focus on, who can be involved by setting requirements ("No girls allowed!"), and even the clothing that will be worn. This will allow for hobby clubs for adults and kid clubs. What retail and active careers are to Get to Work, clubs are to Get Together. This is a major feature and sounds amazing!
      • Dance 'Clubs' - Obviously, Sims will get to visit clubs based on the screenshots already released. So both types of clubs you might imagine are in this pack.
      • DJ Skill - What would a dance club be without a DJ? Your Sim can level this skill and pump up the crowd.
      • Dance Skill - Dancing is now a skill, and Sims will get better at it naturally.
      • A New Town - Windenburg is a new town for Sims to live in, and will naturally feature the new types of hangouts included in the Expansion.
      • And more... - More is yet to be known, and there are many little details not appropriate for this list. Visit our thread on the Forum to learn more about Get Together and its features, as our members share information that they have gathered from official sources around the web.

      The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: November 1, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New City: San Myshuno - A new city setting, with several districts, tall buildings, and great scenery.
      • Apartments - You can't buy a home here, but you can rent an apartment. Apartments start low-priced, but huge luxurious penthouses are available to the wealthy.
      • Lot Traits - Lots now have traits, which can boost skill gains, and produce supernatural effects in the apartment. You can customize these traits to suit your needs. This feature was included in the base game via a patch preceding the Expansion's release.
      • Festivals - Festivals take place every Sim week, on various days and in various districts in the City. Compete in some festivals, learn new recipes by tasting dishes, and meet new Sims. If a Festival is in the same neighborhood, there is no loading screen.
      • Three New Careers - Sims can be Politicians, Critics, or earn money from Social Networking. These Careers have a work from home ability, which gives you a couple of tasks to complete while you work on their moderately difficult promotion requirements.
      • Singing Skill - The new singing skill works much like the guitar/piano skills. You can serenade Sims, license songs to make money, and watch your Sim progress from awful head-splitting noise to spot-on pitch and great tunes. The Expansion allows Sims to sing at least a dozen songs. Some of which are very catchy.

      The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: November 10, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Play with Cats and Dogs! - These two main types of pets are very fleshed out in the expansion. Create-a-Pet is part of the CAS system and will let you select from many types of breeds, or or make a mixed breed.
      • Pet Traits - Customize your furry companions with traits just as you would Sims, making them hyper, independent, or smart. Dozens of traits are available for each type of animal.
      • Veterinarian Career - Run your own veterinary practice, by hiring employees, leveling up your vet skill, and trying to cure sick puppies and kittens.
      • Train Animals - the new animal training skill will let you teach your pets tricks and to be more household friendly, such as going outside instead of on the floor. As you level up, you learn to teach new tricks.
      • New Aspirations and Traits - Make your Sim a cat or dog lover, or pursue the friend of the animals aspiration.

      The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: June 22, 2018
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
      • Weather - Rain, thunderstorms and snow accumulates on the ground.
      • Holidays - Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's are all present in the game trailer.
      • Flower Arranging Skill - Make money selling flowers, or open a florist shop via Get to Work Retail.
      • Seasonal Activities - Outdoor things like snowball fights, ice skating, jumping in leaves, and water balloon fights are all present.
      • Gardening Career - A new Gardening career is present in the EP
      • Beekeeping - Making money with honey!
      • Weather Machine - Sims can control the weather if they buy (or invent?) a Weather Machine.

      The Sims 4 Get Famous Expansion Pack
      Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Celebrity Fame System - Make your Sims famous with the all-new fame system, which allows fame to develop from activities related to careers and skills.
      • Acting Career and Skill - Take charge in a new acting career and skill, allowing you to control your Sims while on the set.
      • Money Vaults - And many other ways to play with money. Stockpile your cash and woohoo in it, or flaunt your wealth in public
      • Del Sol Valley - A new town with nearly a dozen lots, not quite as big as we wanted but it is a new location based on Hollywood.

      The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack
      Release Date: Jun 21, 2019
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New Location - The island of Sulani is yours to explore. You can also live and work there, with some new career opportunities.
      • Beach Life - Beach-going activities are aplenty, with sand castles, seashell collecting, sun tanning and sunburns.
      • Ocean Life - Watch sea turtle babies hatch, feed a dolphin, visit the lively reef and snorkel was that a Mermaid?
      • A Living Ecosystem - The beaches will be in much better shape if they're kept tidy. Butterflies and other life will be present when Sims have not been littering all over the beach like some kind of jerks. Please don't litter.
      • Mermaids - A fully-fleshed out Occult, the new Mermaid has powers and two forms - one for land and one for sea that are both customizable in CAS.
      • New Careers - Fishing gets pushed toward a valid-career choice direction. You can be a dive instructor or partake in the new Conservationist Career that rewards you for keeping the beaches clean.

      Discover University
      Release Date: November 15, 2019 (PC/Mac) and December 17, 2019 (Xbox/Playstation 4)
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Two Campuses and Britechester - Two campuses - rival schools - with their own student hangouts in the town of Britechester
      • Earn a Degree - Pursue Scholarships, take out student loans, and attend university to earn a degree. This will grant incrased career performance and higher base pay. Plus, more time off!
      • School Organizations - There are three campus organizations at each school. Join Robotics club, or debate guild, or join a spirit club to root for your school's fictitious sports team.
      • Robotics and Research and Debate Skills - Two new skills are available in this pack. The first teaches your Sim to make Robots, including the one listed below. The second teaches them to learn really, really well. They can use the debate side of this to learn to convince others to do things for them.
      • The Return of Servo - the classic Robot is back, this time upgradeable in various stages. Do not get them wet!

      Eco Lifestyle
      Release Date: June 5, 2020 (Pc/Mac/Xbox One/Playstation 4)
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Evergreen Harbor - A new world with 3 neighborhoods to live in. This world has a unique mechanic that displays trash based on whether it's modern or not.
      • A Changing Environment - Industrial objects cause the neighborhood to be more polluted, while those Green energy and build mode objects contribute to a smaller Eco Footprint
      • New Skills - Fabricate furniture and craft candles with the new Fabrication Skill, or create fizzy juices at the new brewing station with Juice Fizzing (this is a minor skill with only 5 levels).
      • Green Energy - Take advantage of recent changes to The Sims 4's Bills System to let your Sims live while Off the Grid, or put down a generator and burn regular fossil fuels to pollute. You can collect water, too.

      Snowy Escape
      Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Mt. Komorebi - A Japan-inspired world with 3 neighborhoods and over a dozen lots. Mt. Komorebi is the star of this pack.
      • Winter Sports - Ski, Snowboard, and Rock Climbing skills are all new in this pack.
      • Summit the Mountain - You can not only hike, but also use Rock Climbing to form a mountain expedition to attempt to summit Mt. Komorebi
      • Festivals - Each of the three neighborhoods in Mt. Komorebi has its own unique festival.

      The Sims 4 Game Packs

      Game Packs are a new concept for Sims 4, and to a player who will own nearly everything the Sims Studio releases, GPs should be an exciting concept. Game Packs are smaller, cheaper bundles that again revolve around a central theme. Stuff Packs featured cars, clothing, hair, and miscellaneous household objects but not many new features that expanded upon how you play the game. What is different about Game Packs, is that we expect them to offer real gameplay content, something that was lacking in Sims 3's Stuff Packs, with the hair and clothing being a side attraction. We can already download hair and clothes from custom content creators, but new gameplay features are harder to come by. This may potentially lead to The Sims 4 having the most diverse gameplay options of any title in the franchise, provided Maxis continues down this route and release as many of them as they did in the past.

      The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Vacation in Granite Falls - Granite falls functions as a new travel destination. It's a natural park with three zones and several lots, but contains a lot of big open forest for your Sims to enjoy.
      • Camp - or rent a lodge. It's up to you. Sims can sing campfire songs, do a weenie roast, and all kinds of camp-y activities that would be expected in this game pack.
      • Herbalism - A new Herbalism Skill awaits you, with herbs to collect and make potions with.
      • Collect Insects - Sims venturing in Granite Falls can collect Insects, including the Will-o-the-Wisp and the Dragon Dragonfly.
      • Fish and Enjoy the Outdoors - Several new types of fish are introduced, which is expected given the content of the Game Pack. The waterfalls and areas you can venture to are absolutely gorgeous, with wildlife skittering through the forest and vistas in abundance.
      • Hermit - The big forest of Granite Falls is home to a Hermit, hidden deep in the woods. Exploring this area and finding them in their beautiful area is part of the fun.

      The Sims 4 Spa Day Game Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: Jul 6, 2015

      • Spas: A new type of venue, which can be placed in any town. This type of lot has yoga instructors that regularly visit. They are available with the pack or from the gallery, so there are many choices.
      • Wellness Skill: The Wellness Skill is for the pursuit of meditation, yoga, and massages. Sims can get better at these things, though at the moment the benefits are unknown.
      • Yoga: Let your Sim learn Yoga through the Wellness skill. Yoga provides exercise (meaning fat reduction and muscle building) while also providing long-lasting moodlets. You can learn yoga from an instructor, or on your own.
      • Massage: Two types of objects are available for Sims to get massages - tables and massage chairs. Both of these have a set of different massages for different moodlets, all are long-lasting and powerful for keeping Sims happy. Sims skilled in Wellness can give massages, a masseuse can be called to come over, and you can of course pay for one at the Spa.
      • Meditation: As your Sim gains skill in wellness, they can become better at meditation, allowing them to instantly teleport anywhere in the neighborhood, freeze needs, and relieve stress.
      • Aquariums: Two aquariums are available with the game pack, both of which can be stocked with fish your Sim has caught!
      • Incense: Sims can burn incense to gain moodlets when nearby.
      • See the Spa Day Guide to see how incense, etc. affect your Sims as well as some of the new objects.

      The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: Jun 7, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Restaurants are the main feature of the pack. Sims are of course able to visit them, but it's more interesting to..
      • Own and Run Restaurants - Build your own restaurant or select one from the gallery, only certain objects are required.
      • Customize Menu - Cooking Skills, both homestyle and gourmet, may play heavily in the Addon. You may go from serving up grilled cheese to baked alaska and lobster thermidor. Maybe you don't need it at all as a restaurant manager, but the chef sure will.
      • Customize Staff Uniforms, Pay, and Help Them Improve in Skills - We are able to fully customize employee uniforms, while also helping them to level up and get better at their jobs.
      • Star Ratings will attract more customers to your restaurant, collect perk points, and allow you to..
      • Buy Restaurant Perks which improve various aspects of your business. This makes Dine Out a well-constructed restaurant management simulator.
      • Fine-dining Themed Objects - The trailer features some objects that are new, and it's obvious we can probably design restaurants from simple diners, to expensive fine-dining establishments. This is an exciting development for people who use the gallery, as I'm sure some amazing themed restaurants will pop up.

      The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack
      Release Date: January 24, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Play as a Vampire - Sims can be turned into vampires and enjoy eternal life. In order to survive, they've got to have plasma (blood) which can be had by feeding on Sims, growing plasma fruit, or simply ordering some Plasma.
      • New World - Forgotten Hollow is a new neighborhood with a long night cycle. The new area looks great and perfectly matches the theme of the pack.
      • New Objects and Organ Skill - There's a new organ skill, because creepy music fits right in with this pack. Naturally there are many Gothic looking items with which to decorate and build.
      • Supernatural Powers - Sims who become vampires have access to special powers. One of which is a darker form that has extra or different vampire abilities.
      • Customize Your Look - Your Sim's regular vampire and dark forms can be customized in Create-a-Sim. To facilitate that, Sims Studio have added dozens of new hair styles, clothes, and even body features (glowing eyes and fangs) that let you customize the vampire's look.

      You can buy the Vampires DLC from Origin when it is released in January 2017.

      The Sims 4 Parenthood Game Pack
      Release Date: May 30, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Character Values - Toddlers, Children, and Teens all gain and lose experience in 5 categories of values. These values determine the people they grow up to become.
      • New Traits - Based up on very high or very low character values, Sims may get rewarded with a good or bad trait when they age up to adults. These traits directly impact autonomous behavior and how Sims will react to life situations.
      • Parenting Skill - Sims can learn the new Parenting Skill, which teaches them to better interact with children. Directing autonomous kids is a viable gameplay type now, because you can teach the kids to be better Sims. The skill increases your success at doing those things and unlocks new abilities for parents.
      • New Activities - There are tons of new activities available for families to do as a group, and many new socials for kids and adults. There's a lot of little things in this pack, more so than usual, including new decor and clothing.

      The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure Game Pack
      Release Date: February 27, 2018
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New World - Selvadorada is a large travel destination with a Central-American style culture
      • Explore the Jungle - Brave the dangers and seek adventure, relics, and treasure
      • Archaeology Skill - The new archaeology skill lets Sims appraise relics, designate dig sites and explore ancient ruins
      • New Recipes, Dance Moves and More - Learn the Selvadoradian Culture Skill to learn new dance moves, cooking recipes, and helpful knowledge about the surrounding jungle
      • Build, Buy, and CAS Assets - Dozens of new assets can be found - decorate your home and dress your Sims for adventure!

      The Sims 4 Strangerville Game Pack
      Release Date: February 26, 2019
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New Town and Setting - Clearly based on Stranger Things, the Area 51 conspiracies, etc. Features 11 lots that are all customizable. Learn about the new town in StrangerVille.
      • A new Military Career - This is not a rabbit hole career, but more like gardening and allows you to take some control over the Sim's advancement.
      • A Mystery to Solve - Hunting down clues about what's up with townies is a big part of this pack. It features a storyline of sorts, and will reward you for getting to the bottom of why your pals are mind controlled and there are dozens of CIA/NSA type around this small town. Learn more about the Getting Started in the StrangerVille Mystery (with minimum spoilers).

      The Sims 4 Realm of Magic Game Pack
      Release Date: September 10, 2019
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Spellcasters - A new life state which can learn magic. Can be inherited from parents, or learned via a quest.
      • Magic - 24 Spells are available to learn and will be kept in your Sim's spellbook
      • Alchemy - 15 different types of potions can be crafted.
      • Brooms, Wands, and Cauldrons - All functional items. Everything you'd expect for a witch-y wizardy pack.
      • A new Realm - One regular town with 5 lots, one massive magical lot (ie, the Realm of Magic).

      And something about Star Wars.

      The Sims 4 Stuff Pack DLC

      The returning Stuff Packs are also available in Sims 4, and they're priced nicely at $10. They are a much greater value than Stuff Packs in the past, comparing release prices and the amount of items. Each item costs about half as much. Stuff packs are generally light on the gameplay, but feature new objects, hair and clothing styles for Sims. In this incarnation, they also have styled rooms sometimes.

      The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: May 19, 2015

      • Fountain of Mirth - serve foods and drinks through this fountain, which can heavily influence mood when used by a skilled chef or mixologist.
      • Buffet Tables - serve food, while offering a place to set the fountain.
      • New Clothing and Hair - It features primarily female items, but men are not left out. There are about 30 new items here, with which to decorate your Sims.
      • New Objects - a new type of wall light, ottoman, bar, dining chair, and standing light. All are very elegant.
      • 2 Styled Rooms - that incorporate the objects nicely, allowing you to make an indoor or outdoor party area easily.

      The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: Jun 16, 2015

      • Hot Tubs - Relax in, Woohoo in, and upgrade two types of Hot Tub that come in a variety of colors to suit your decorating needs.
      • Patio Stuff - Lots of chairs, tables, sofas, a new bar, and several outfits to enjoy relaxing on the patio.

      The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: August 11, 2015
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New Appliances - New kitchen appliances are available, and a dishwasher was added free from a patch for all players to enjoy.
      • Ice Cream - Use the ice cream maker to create some unique (and unpredictable) desserts for the family. Be careful no one bursts into flames!
      • Stuff - This one is very targeted at the kitchen as you can tell - there are a number of new objects aside from appliances, so you can make the kitchen of your dreams. As far as gameplay, it is a bit sparse but some players want to have it all!

      The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: September 29, 2015
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Costumes - Fairy, Superhero, Pirate and more..
      • Pumpkin Carving - Sims can carve pumpkins, ghosts can wear them on their heads, and some Sims can get mischievous and stomp them.
      • Costume Party & Spooky Decorations - New types of decorations await, in order to prepare the house for Halloween

      The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: January 12, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New Televisions - An outdoor television and large indoor TV are included
      • Movies - Sims can watch movies with family and friends and get a happiness boost from doing so.
      • Popcorn Maker - A movie pack wouldn't be complete without popcorn!
      • Objects and clothing - A scattering of new objects and clothing to decorate your Sims and their homes.

      The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: February 9, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Lost Garden of Healing - a new community lot, where Sims can visit which features many of the new decorative items in Romantic Garden Stuff. It's a great place for a date!
      • Whispering Wishing Well - A well which Sims can wish upon, producing either wonderfully positive, dull, or outrageously negative effects depending upon the well's mood.
      • Baroque Music Channel - A new radio station that will let you play romantic music for dates.
      • New Objects and Clothing - Great new decor to setup a beautiful area for your couples to enjoy, as well as generally pretty items for use around the home.

      The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff Pack Click for Guide
      Release Date: June 28, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • New Collectible - Voidcritter trading cards will be collectible, and kids will get to train them to
      • Do Battle - Battle other kids' voidcritters with the voidcritter battlestation toy.
      • Puppet Shows - Kids unlock new types of puppet shows as they raise their social skill
      • New Objects and Clothing - Of course, it's a stuff pack so there are plenty of new objects and clothing.

      The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff Pack
      Release Date: July 19, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Lawn Water Slides - slip and slides allow Sims to perform tricks and have fun in the sun.
      • Outdoor Decor - New types of potted plants and outdoor lighting, patio furniture, wind chimes, and bird feeders
      • Outdoor Clothing - Laid back clothes for Sims chilling in the sun

      Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack
      Release Date: December 6, 2016
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Butler NPC - Hire and manage your own live-in Butler. These NPCs can be assigned a bed to live within your home, cook meals, repair and clean, and help to raise the kids -- or a garden! Check the guide for more information on using this new feature.
      • Art Deco Objects - Fancy art deco paintings, sculptures,
      • Vanity Table - Lets Sims primp before going out on the town or hosting a party

      Bowling Night Stuff Pack
      Release Date: Mar 29, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Bowling lanes! - Different types of bowling lanes
      • Bowling skill - Sims will eventually learn to strike with style.
      • Decor for a Bowling Alley - Make bowling alleys (or download them from others) to give Sims a place to hang out and play

      Fitness Stuff Pack
      Release Date: Jun 20, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Climbing wall - Get better at climbing a rock climbing practice wall (several varieties and difficulties)
      • New fitness apparel - Get Sims in shape with style, new clothes and outfits.
      • Decor for a Gym - Gym-themed items for setting up a fitness center

      Toddler Stuff Pack
      Release Date: Aug 24, 2017
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Toddler Toys - Lots of little toys for toddlers
      • Toddler Clothing - New looks for toddlers
      • Make a Playground - Includes items that will let you make a realistic playground - ball pits, slides, etc.

      Laundry Day Stuff Pack
      Release Date: Jan 16, 2018
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Washers and Dryers - A few varieties for different incomes are available. These add a dose of realism to the game.
      • Laundry builds Up - Gather and load your machines to clean laundry, get a hamper, else the bathroom will get a bit messy!
      • Clean Clothes - Sims are happy with fresh clothes!
      • Player Requested - This was chosen by the Sims community and is one of the highest rated packs in terms of satisfaction.
      See a Video Guide to Laundry Day's Main Features.

      My First Pet Stuff Pack
      Release Date: Mar 13, 2018
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Hamster - A new hamster pet that children will love.
      • New Death - Don't contract a disease from your angry rodent!
      • Items for Cats and Dogs - There was some backlash over this pack as it feels like things that could've been included for Cats and Dogs, such as outfits for pets.

      Moschino Stuff Pack
      Release Date: August 13, 2019 (PC/Mac), September 3, 2019 (Xbox/PS4)
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Clothing - Tons of new fashion for your Sims. You can't afford this shirt!
      • Objects - A new three-photo frame is available in the pack.
      • Fashion Photography Freelancer - A fashion photography freelance career is included in the pack.
      • Collect Magazine Covers - as a fashion freelancer, you'll get magazine covers to hang on your wall when you complete certain jobs.

      Tiny Living Stuff Pack
      Release Date: January 21, 2020 (PC/Mac), February 4, 2020 (Xbox/PS4)
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Tiny Home Lot Type - The new Tiny Home lot Type allows you to build within size constraints and receive bonuses based on the size classification of your lot. See the guide for more details.
      • Murphy Beds - A new way for your Sims to die, crushed by a bed while being yelled at by their God to not be so stupid as to pull down on it with all their body weight. Or, a space saving place to store a bed while having a loveseat during the day. Don't recommend without Handiness.
      • TV/Stereo/Bookshelf Combo - The ultimate combo device that allows you to fit these 3 features into one small area, helping with tiny building.
      • Hygge style items - Warm, comforting Hygge style items to build out your cozy home.

      Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack
      Release Date: July 28, 2020
      Major Gameplay Features:

      • Knitting Skill - A prime feature of this pack is the new knitting skill, a full 10-level skill featuring dozens of craftable objects.
      • Unlock Clothing - As your Sim levels Knitting, you'll unlock new clothing and objects. Sweaters and other knitted clothing are unlocked one by one in CAS as your Sim makes each new color variant.
      • Rocking Chairs - Sims of all ages can enjoy the new rocking chairs, and Elder Sims can use Reminisce.
      • Plant Hangers - Plant Hangers, poofs to sit on, and various toys can be knitted.

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      Comments (97)

      Plenty to do? You MUST be joking! Scared

      Like, The Sims 1 had more stuff to do in just the base game.
      Carl has a good guide to the packs. Have a read, you might be surprised.
      Carl's Guide to Expansion Packs
      ok I am new to sims and I really want sims 4, but I am not sure if I should spend money on expansions or get the sims 4, what one is better sims 3 or sims 4. and how do the expansions work can you have more than one at a time please help me.
      All the DLC (Stuff, Game and Expansion Packs) play with the base game. So each bit of new content you buy basically adds to your game. Smile
      i was new to the sims 4 and i bought it and loved it. you should definitely get it and the expansion packs! also you can use all of them at once they all work in sync with each other
      Omg the sims 4 needs pets and seasons that would make the game perfect. for me at least :)
      I don't actually have the Sims 4 but I'm getting it cos it seems like a really fun gameSmile
      sims 4 is worst game in sims series i don`t recommend anyone to buy this game you just burn your money . the sims 3 is much much much more better than this i don`t know why they release this game while it`s lacking so many basic Features of previous sims ! ,very low graphic , no patterns ,no color wheel!!! no car no toddler no town!(seriously there is a doodle map you can teleport just four place ) fewer traits , no life time wish! your sims do whatever they want like 'yell at' during a romantic conversation! fewer buffs no sliders in CAS no architectural Features in Build mode the game is to simple but there are a few new things like walk style ,emotions/mood ,changing wall height , more social interactions , more animations but overall it`s like a serious joke comparing with sims 3
      I think the monthly free content patches have added a lot to the game especially the last few patches. I enjoy playing The Sims 4 and as I spend more time with my sims I really appreciate the differences between the prior versions. After all, I wouldn't pay money just to get what I already had before. Smile
      A fishsays...
      Look as much as I loved the older sims games, I don't really understand what your on about, sims 4 has aspirations, better graphics (from what I've seen) to past sims (do you remember sims 2 graphics?), yes they don't have pets, seasons etc. But did sims 3 come with those features straight away? Look I'm not trying to be nasty I was just saying that sims 4 will eventually live up to sims 3 when it comes to expansions etc.
      Please dont make this awesome game to a money making machine cuz we already are buying it on demand ... no need to go for all green here otherwise many of us will abandon it ... and for the love of god keep the CORE Expansions faster and cheaper so all could afford them I am not saying that lightly due to your large players base! Season is a must and the more you feel us natural and with real world effect in the game the more fun it will be as history has shown it :) Keep rocking MAXIS :)
      I love the sims 4 .
      I wish that the sims 4 would have included some of the things that the sims 3 had. Like I wish when purchasing the Sims 4 it would have came with seasons and the apartments pack. I don't think we should have to just start back from the ground up.
      I like the idea of having all of these dlc but it's so expensive Mad
      The packs always come on sale so wait until that happens. Often they are half price. Smile
      skylar monciersays...
      i will be happy if i can get into this
      is there a sims 4 alien abduction expansion pack?
      Have a read through Carl's Guide to Get To Work as aliens were the featured life state in this pack.
      Get To Work Guide
      Also the Guide to Aliens
      Hi, Sims Maniacs So , I want to buy one of these and I don’t know which is the best. Could you please help me. What would you suggest ?
      1.Get Together
      2.Bundle: Perfect Ratio , Spa Day and Luxury Stuff
      3.Bundle: Cool Kitchen stuff , Outdoor Retreat and Spooky Staff

      Pls help me Sad Sad
      All comes down to personal opinion! I seriously could suggest them all! What you could do is have a read through the various guides and comments on the forum about each pack and see if that helps you to make a decision. Smile
      Thank you Playalot !! Smile
      get together adds more gameplay and content so i recommend that one!
      I think get to work is the best out of all these but,my favourites university life,seasons,supernatural should be brought back
      I agree, supernaturals are my fav life state. I hope they come back too.
      I hope we get a pets expansion with bullmastiffs and birds like macaws and conures etc
      Perfect gamepacks!!! Grin This is the fav game ever Tongue
      Does anyone know anything about the next dlc? Huh
      Best place to keep an eye on to find out is EA's blog. Smile just navigate around the site from the link below.
      The Sims -News- Official Site

      Okay thank you. I will give it a look.Smile
      Thanks for the information!! I'm gonna get the Get Together Expansion Pack soon, I know I'm late, but oh well :)
      catty niorsays...
      Tongue this is so anoing im want to blom up Scared
      Can you imagine Sims on online gaming?? Blush it can be soo fun if your friend can be your neighboor in Sims and Everybody is playing together, Like in gta v for example Blush
      Budi Hartinahsays...
      I already play this game without expansion pack. Is the expansion pack working during I continue my sims before?
      All expansions add to the game so you will play the base game plus have all the new features the expansion brings as well.
      Loving sims 4, but missing the todlersCrying please add them in sims 4 aswell..
      Unfortunately Carl has no input in how the game is made, he just writes awesome guides. Smile
      Since the teens can babysit as a job they should allow you to join them. Not only that sims 4 should also have colleges and universities so that when sims are done high school they are able to apply to colleges or universities...there should always be a teaching job on sims as well where you can teach from elementary to university
      He forgot one thing on get to work, the baking skill, to create yummy goods and open a bakery and the photography skill, to be able to take selfies and photos on a camera and phone, but this is still a good article Wink Blush Grin
      Thanks Playalot. This made me realize I should link to some of those areas of the guide from here. If someone's interested in a pack, they may want to know more about the skills etc. that come with it and navigating to that from here requires knowledge of the site. Some of the guides may serve to show how a skill works for someone trying to decide if they want the pack, because just hearing photography is in one, you don't know how well it functions within the game and may be disappointed it's not a major skill. So, I'll make some more links in this when I'm done with Dine Out coverage.
      Can i install both get to work and get together? Answer pls, thanks.

Make Seasons Better!

Sims 4 Seasons CheatsThe Sims 4 Seasons expansion now has options! Want to disable weather or make plants in season year-round? You can do so with my new Seasons Tuner Mod

  • Disable Seasons individually
  • Always Sunny! Set to Base Game Weather
  • Grow Year Round - Make Plants Always in Season!
  • Healthy Year Round - No more Winter twigs
  • Disable Color Changes - on ALL Plants & Trees
  • Disable Fall Leaves
  • Disable Ground Snow
  • Keep the Stuff You Paid For!

A Deeper Game

The past month, I've spent every day tinkering The Sims 4, making quality of life improvements, gameplay changes, and new difficulty settings for the game. If you'd like to learn more about my project, visit the post on Patreon where you can download it now.

Cottage living

The Sims 4 Cottage LivingCottage Living Guide! Here is my guide to new features in the Sims 4 Cottage Living Expansion

You can also find handy Cottage Living Cheats

I have much more to come, since you can actually write a few guides about this pack!

Calling all Blender Users

Blender has been incredibly useful in video production, so I made my own Physics and Simulation Improvement Addon that lumps a ton of unique tools into one compact interface.

Sims 4 Snowy Escape

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape launches November 13, 2020 and my coverage has started. Until I get my review ready, you can learn about the following:

Snowy Escape Cheats
Lifestyles in Snowy Escape
Climb Mt. Komorebi
Sentiments in Snowy Escape
Rock Climbing
Skiing Skill
Snowboarding Skill

Sentiments & Platforms (Free Patch!)

I've released a guide to Sentiments in The Sims 4 & Snowy Escape.

There is a new platform tool in The Sims 4. There's also a new Sentiments system, but it'll take some time to create a guide to that. Players can also use rental lots in any world now by changing lot types of builds in manage worlds.

Best Mods in Sims 4

I've created a massive List of The Best Mods in The Sims 4 that should be very helpful to new players and those who have not yet explored modding and how much it can do for your gameplay.

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Super Sim Checklist + Other News

Super Sim Text + Checklist and Video Guide! Here is my Super Sim Challenge Guide and Checklist to accompany my video guide to making Super Sims in The Sims 4 that you can view on Youtube.

This is inspired by a new series in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to the full playlist!

I now have a guide page to Tiny Living Stuff where you can learn about Murphy Beds, the new death, as well as the lot bonuses you'll receive if you manage to keep the size of your lot down with this new pack's Tiny Home Lot Type.

Let's Play Playlist

Super Sim Gameplay in The Sims 4

New I now have a guide to Making Super Sims in The Sims 4. Look for a text version within the next 72h. It won't have THAT much more info but it will help out as a checklist.

This was inspired by a series, "Let's Play a Super Sim" in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to each part for people who are interested. You can also see the Let's Play as a Playlist on Youtube.