If you’ve played The Sims 4 on PC, then there’s a good chance you’re aware of how huge the modding scene is for the game. It’s pretty much unavoidable, and an integral part of the experience on PC. However, if you’ve only ever played The Sims 4 on console, boy – we’re about to change your life.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best Sims 4 mods out there right now – read to find out more!
First up is Wonderful Whims for The Sims 4, created by mod author TURBODRIVER. This incredible mod puts the focus on romantic interactions in the game, expanding them in a variety of interesting ways. With Wonderful Whims, every Sim has their own ‘type’, and finds specific things attractive in both looks and personality. It even adds birth control, with each Sim having their own opinion on the matter.
Despite how it sounds, the mod is totally safe for work! Yes, there is a NSFW version titled Wicked Whims, but that’s not what we’re focusing on. Wonderful Whims is a great way to expand upon the pretty flat romance found in The Sims 4‘s base game.
You can get Wonderful Whims for The Sims 4 from its website, here.
MC Command Center
What can you do in the MC Command Center mod? What can’t you do in the MC Command Center mod? Seriously, this Sims 4 mod by Deaderpool is enormous, giving you a huge amount of control over pretty much every aspect of your Sims’ lives. If you want to restrict your Sims from wearing certain clothes, you can do it in an instant. Activating cheats is easier than ever with the MC Command Center. Add as many skill points as you’d like, or give your Sims as much cash as you want.
Perhaps best of all, it doesn’t just apply to your own Sims. There are a ton of settings that give more autonomy to NPCs, allowing them to live their lives outside of your own bubble. They can get married, start a family, all in the background without you even noticing. This massively increases the storytelling potential of The Sims 4.
Ultimately, MC Command Center is so wide-ranging that it’s hard to think of things you can’t affect with it. It’s the ultimate quality-of-life mod for The Sims 4, and if you’re grabbing just one from this list, this is it.
More Columns in CAS
Arguably the smallest Sims 4 mod on this list, More Columns in CAS does exactly what it says on the tin. While in Create-a-Sim, you’ll have more columns available to view at any one time. This makes creating a new Sim much faster, which is especially useful if you’ve got a ton of custom content cluttering your feed.
If you’re someone who spends most of your time in The Sims 4 in Create-a-Sim, then More Columns in CAS will likely save you hours over a long period. It’s a no-brainer for anyone.
You can find it over on the author weerbesu’s Patreon.
Even the most accomplished builders in The Sims 4 will admit the base game mechanics aren’t brilliant. They’re clunky at the best of times, with plenty of room for improvement. That’s where Better BuildBuy from TwistedMexi comes in. With this mod, you have an expanded amount of rows for build objects, and the debug objects that are usually cheats-only are now fully integrated into the game, complete with color swatches.
It even offers new filters while searching for build objects, so if you’re someone who installs a lot of item mods, you won’t be scouring for ages looking for one specific item. Most useful is probably the color filter, which allows you to keep your rooms looking consistent with ease.
Better Build/Buy for The Sims 4 is currently only available via TwistedMexi’s Patreon.
Slice of Life
The Slice of Life mod for The Sims 4 is an expansion of everything that makes the base game great. Any level of realism that Maxis missed, Slice of Life attempts to pick up in its stead. For example, you can finally get drunk in The Sims 4! Experience the high highs, and the low lows of the hangover a day later.
New emotions are also key to Slice of Life, and the existing ones are reworked to be more context-appropriate. Your Sims also have memories, which they can recall throughout the rest of their life. They can get specific illnesses that affect them in different ways. If your Sim loses a fight, they get a bruised face. They can be insecure, confident, and everything in between. There are even a few added WooHoo options for good measure.
The biggest compliment that The Sims 4 Slice of Life mod can be paid is that it feels as though it should all be part of the base game. It’s just seamless, with all the content feeling right for the series. If there’s anything in particular that you don’t like in the mod, there are even options to delete each piece of content, so it’s fully customizable!
The mod, developed by Kawaiistacie, can be found on her website.
At this point, weerbesu is pretty much a Sims 4 modding wizard. First, it was More Columns in CAS, and now it’s UI Cheats. This mod gives you a ton of new cheat options when right-clicking your Sim. You can give them a ton of money, promote them in their career, or instantly satisfy their needs among plenty of other options.
UI Cheats is perfect if you hate the grind in The Sims 4. Sometimes, you want to relax and have a little fun, without worrying about the peskier parts of life – especially in a life simulator!
Like More Columns in CAS, UI Cheats can be downloaded on weerbesu’s Patreon account.