Ever since The Sims first launched, the franchise has been producing expansion packs to enhance the gaming experience. It’s a way for the company to make more money out of a game that’s been out several years, but the packs don’t usually skimp on content. From different career and skill options to brand new locations to explore, these expansions offer many more exciting hours of play for people heavily invested in their sims’ lives. If you’re thinking about getting an expansion pack for The Sims 4, this is what you can expect.
Get to Work
Released in spring 2015, Get to Work is the first expansion pack that came to The Sims 4. It allows you the opportunity to do something that has been so heavily neglected in the franchise before – go to work. It might be something we dread doing in real life, but when it comes to The Sims, it’s something we’ve been curious about for years. If you give your character a profession as a doctor, detective or scientist, you can go with them to their job and help them complete their tasks for the day.
The pack also unlocked the baking and photography skills, alongside a new neighborhood to move into. If that wasn’t all, it also adds aliens into the game, and who doesn’t love playing as them?
The second expansion pack introduced to The Sims 4 is Get Together. It adds the ability to form clubs with others where you can customize the interests and style of people who join. The pack is all about partying, so there’s the addition of a new neighborhood – Windenburg – which features nightclubs and places to hang out. You can also gain skills in dancing and being a D.J., with the opportunity for personality traits designed around being a party animal.
Another new expansion pack, another new neighborhood. Four, in fact. City Living is all about keeping up with the times, which is why it adds the option to work in social media or as a critic. You can now live in apartments in the city, a place where there’s a whole host of new activities to do. Why not visit the flea market or romance festival when they’re on, or spend your day exploring the Arts Quarter? After Get to Work, this is the expansion pack that offers the best bang for your buck. If you’re running low on things to do in The Sims 4, this changes things.
Cats & Dogs
Does your game have a distinct lack of animals? Maybe you should invest in the Cats & Dogs expansion pack, then. With this addition, you can become a veterinarian in Brindleton Bay, as well as welcome cats and dogs into your own home. They’re not just random animals, though, because you get to create them yourself and have the exact virtual pets you’ve always wanted. Both cats and dogs come with a variety of different personality traits that will affect how they interact with your sims.
The first expansion pack not to introduce a new world, Seasons is the latest addition to The Sims 4. Launched in June 2018, it brings the four seasons to the game, as well as holidays associated with the time of year. Weather variety is another feature now available, as is a career as a gardener. You can also die in a new way too, thanks to the addition of the thermostat item.
It’s been four years since The Sims 4 launched, and we’re still getting plenty of new content added to the game. Who knows how long it’ll be until we see The Sims 5, but we’ve got enough to keep us going until that day. Plus, on top of all these expansion packs, there are many smaller packs which are cheaper to buy and add a multitude of new items and experiences to the game.