Which packs must you put money into?
The Sims 4 has numerous downloadable content material within the types of Enlargement Packs, Sport Packs, Stuff Packs, and extra lately, Kits. These are all paid packages that add a plethora of recent content material to the sport, whether or not it’s the power to have a scorching tub in your yard or the addition of magic and spells. Our The Sims 4 DLC information particulars the most effective Enlargement Packs, Sport Packs, and Stuff Packs, in response to the largest Sims followers at Polygon.
The Sims 4 DLC, defined and priced
Expansion Packs sometimes add new gameplay methods, like seasons or the power to personal retail shops, whereas additionally including tons of hairstyles, clothes, and furnishing objects. They price $39.99.
Sport Packs are smaller than Enlargement Packs, however they will additionally add methods like magic. In addition they embody hairstyles, clothes, and furnishings, however a lot lower than Enlargement Packs. Sport Packs price $19.99.
Stuff Packs are even smaller and normally solely embody a handful of hairstyles, clothes, and furnishings objects. Stuff Packs price $9.99.
Kits are even tinier than Stuff Packs and solely embody a number of objects, a few of which add a brand new small mechanic to the sport, like vacuuming. Kits are $4.99.
Under we’ll discuss our favourite Enlargement, Sport, and Stuff Packs that add our favourite parts to The Sims 4. In fact, you don’t want all (or any) of those to play the video games, however these are those we like essentially the most.
The Sims 4: Metropolis Dwelling Enlargement Pack
I have no idea why, however the Condo and Metropolis-themed Sims packs are all the time my favourite (**blows a kiss to The Sims 2: Condo Life, my buggy beloved**). I like having NPC Sims stay shut by to my very own Sims, and I just like the immersion of getting the world straight accessible for interplay — my Sims can get up within the morning and order a espresso on the stand, identical to I do!
Metropolis Dwelling provides a bunch of distinctive neighborhoods within the metropolis of San Myshuno, every with its personal aesthetic and quirks, in addition to some cool furnishings and garments. You may as well attend Sim Comedian-Con, which I believe is hilarious. — Petrana Radulovic
The Sims 4: Cats and Canines Enlargement Pack
The power to present your Sims pets is a recreation changer (actually), due to Cats and Canines. Including animals to your family is enjoyable, and it might be the factor your Sim household is lacking. There’s additionally the welcome addition of Brindleton Bay, an exquisite cape city.
Whereas the sport is technically restricted to cats and canines, there’s a fox throughout the canine breeds and a raccoon within the cat breeds, if you need one thing just a little bit extra spicy. — Julia Lee
The Sims 4: Seasons Enlargement Pack
Along with including the titular seasons to the sport, the Seasons Enlargement Pack provides numerous enjoyable vegetation and holidays. The change in temperature and seasons additionally offers you an excuse to hook your Sim up with a number of outfits, slightly than simply having them swap from profession garments to their common garments every single day. — JL
The Sims 4: Cottage Dwelling Enlargement Pack
There isn’t any cozier Enlargement Pack for The Sims 4 than Cottage Living. It pulls the most effective components of The Sims 4 and makes them higher. There are extra animals to pet and befriend, like cows, foxes, and chickens. Gardening has been expanded, and I can do extra than simply are inclined to my flowers. I can develop pumpkins and different greens, and share the delights with a brand new neighborhood in Henford-on-Bagley.
Cottage Dwelling has additionally finished one thing that different Enlargement Packs have did not do for me. Primarily, I play The Sims 4 as a builder, and it’s much less frequent that I let the households and houses I’ve constructed play out as tales in-game. However in Cottage Dwelling, the neighborhood parts of the sport added some construction to The Sims 4 that made gameplay really feel as approachable as constructing. I needed to discover the world, to choose mushrooms and meet locals, as a method of finishing the given quests and facet duties. The small favors in Cottage Dwelling don’t overwhelm the sport with construction or directions — they’re straightforward to disregard, if that’s your name — however create sufficient of a wireframe round my world that I wish to interact in it extra.
Specializing in constructing, Cottage Dwelling additionally simply has a whole lot of dang cute issues so as to add to the house. Who doesn’t love a cottagecore cabin? — Nicole Carpenter
The Sims 4: Vampires Sport Pack
I’m a sucker for the supernatural, and The Sims 4: Vampires delivers in spades. Vampire Sims have a novel array of powers that make them higher, stronger, and scarier than different Sims. The trade-off is that they require plasma, which is most simply obtained by dazing and ingesting from their pals and neighbors. Add in a enjoyable array of dramatic make-up, stone gargoyles, and different haunting props to maintain round your vampire mansion, and it’s a strong pack.
Supernatural Sims are all the time a blast, and the vampires have some very cool powers that they will unlock over time. Manipulate the feelings of these round you, or just teleport to work. Every Vampire additionally has a darkish type, which is twice as a lot dolly gown up per Sim. It’s a successful formulation that solely will get higher when mixed with different items of DLC. — Cass Marshall
The Sims 4: Parenthood Sport Pack
I’ve already gone on file about how a lot I hate raising toddlers in The Sims 4, however the Parenthood pack makes the entire course of … dare I say, gratifying? Parenthood provides a ton of cute objects, centered round household and children. As a Sims participant who prefers recreating realism versus occurring funky supernatural adventures (don’t get me improper — I nonetheless love funky supernatural adventures), packs that add the additional oomf of realism all the time do it for me.
Parenthood actually provides some cute particular issues, like youngsters going by way of phases, household tasks, and just a little household memo board to set curfews on! It’s the type of life simulation that actually will get me going with the Sims. — PR
The Sims 4: Tiny Dwelling Stuff Pack
That is the one Stuff Pack that actually tickles my fancy. The Sims 4: Tiny Dwelling Stuff permits you to make Tiny Properties, a particular sort of Residential Lot that comes with perks in case you’re capable of make it sufficiently small. It additionally contains numerous space-saving objects, like a Murphy mattress and bookshelves that even have TVs. — JL
The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack
The Sims 4’s Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack is likely one of the necessities for me — I need my Sims to have the ability to do the stuff that I love to do. It’s an ideal interest for a Sim, as a result of it’s a method to go the time and achieve a ability, nevertheless it’s additionally one other method to earn a living within the recreation. (Sims can promote their knitting undertaking on an Esty-like store known as Plopsy.) When it got here out in July 2020, I used to be additionally very impressed with the knitting animation within the recreation; knitting is notoriously difficult to get right in media.
Alongside the act of knitting, the Stuff Pack additionally added, to place it merely, a whole lot of cozy stuff — yarn balls, crochet and embroidery decorations, and an entire bunch of knitted sweaters. — NC