The Sims 4 Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

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The Sims 4 Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

The Sims 4 is a social simulation game developed by Maxis, released in 2014. The game is renowned for the freedom it gives players to create their Sims, houses, and careers. Following the release, The Sims 4 become a commercial success with over 70 million players. In 2022 Electronic Arts, the publisher of The Sims 4, made the base game free to play. This brought in more players and created an incentive to buy expansion packs that added more features and options to the base game. Although the base game has received mixed reviews, it is undeniably the most popular Sims game to this date and has generated over $1 billion in revenue. 

The Sims 4 Premise

The Sims 4 is all about your Sims lives. Players create, manage, and expand on their Sims lives, simulating day-to-day activities. Sims start out alone in a house and slowly meet new people, get a job, and relax with hobbies. These choices are completely up to the player and can drastically affect what happens. For example, players need to maintain their Sims hygiene, or else it will affect how other Sims view and interact with them. Not relaxing or performing hobbies can make your Sim upset.

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The other aspect of The Sims 4 is building and decorating houses. While your Sims house may start small and cozy, it will slowly expand with more options becoming available. You can add swimming pools, swing sets, gaming rooms, customize the kitchen or have a bedroom for each child. The sky’s the limit on possibilities. 

Key art from EA for The Sims 4.

©Electronic Arts – Original

The Sims 4 Main Characters

While The Sims 4 has characters from past installments in-game, the main character is the player’s Sims. Players create and customize their own characters. They can create more characters or meet NPCs and have them move into the same house together. Some NPCs you can meet in-game are recurring characters but are optional to interact with. 

  • Bella Goth
  • Lia Hauata
  • Oliana Ngata
  • Bob Pancakes
  • Don Lothario
  • Akira Kibo 

The Sims 4 Titles in the Series

The Sims 4 is well-known for having dozens of expansion add-ons to choose from. It also is one of the most popular life simulation games. While many games try to replicate their success, with some coming close, there is no better experience than The Sims. This iconic franchise dates back to the early 2000s, and they have released games and expansions regularly for over 20 years. The titles in the series are as follows:  

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  • The Sims (2000)
  • The Sims Online (2002)
  • The Sims Bustin’ Out (2003)
  • The Sims 2 (2004)
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004)
  • The Sims Life Stories (2007)
  • The Sims Pet Stories (2007)
  • The Sims Castaway Stories (2008)
  • The Sims 3 (2009)
  • The Sims Medieval (2011)
  • The Sims Social (2011)
  • The Sims FreePlay (2011)
  • The Sims 4 (2014)
  • The Sims Mobile (2018)
Screenshot of a typical house in The Sims 4: Cottage Living

The Sims 4 Cheat Codes

Enabling cheats is a simple process in The Sims 4. Press Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard to open the search bar. Once the search bar is open, type “testingcheats on” (make sure to leave out the apostrophes). When enabling the cheats, press Ctrl + Shift + C again and type the code you wish to have. Note that achievements and trophies will be disabled when cheats are activated, so any achievement hunters should avoid using these.

Money Cheats

kaching Gain 1000 simoleons
rosebud Gain 1000 simoleons
motherlode Gain 50000 simoleons
MoneyType any number after the word money to receive that amount
FreeRealEstate on or off very property in the area becomes free
household.autopay_bills true or false Toggle monthly bill payments

Building Cheats

modebb.moveobjects Allows you to put items wherever you wish
bb.showhiddenobjects Shows hidden objects and lets you purchase them
bb.enablefreebuild Allows you to build wherever you want
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement Allows you to get items that are usually locked into specific careers

Skill Cheats

stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 1-10Sets your skill level in Logic
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 1-10Sets your skill level in Homestyle Cooking
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 1-10Sets your skill level in Gourmet Cooking
stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 1-10Sets your skill level in Bartending 
stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 1-10Sets your skill level in Charisma 
stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 1-10Sets your skill level in Comedy
stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 1-10Sets your skill level in Fishing
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 1-10Sets your skill level in Fitness
stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 1-10Sets your skill level in Gardening
stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 1-10Sets your skill level in Guitar
stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 1-10Sets your skill level in Piano
stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 1-10Sets your skill level in Violin
stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 1-10Sets your skill level in Handiness
stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 1-10Sets your skill level in Mischief
stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 1-10Sets your skill level in Painting
stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 1-10Sets your skill level in Photography 
stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 1-10Sets your skill level in Programming
stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 1-10Sets your skill level in Rocket Science
stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 1-10Sets your skill level in Video Gaming
stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 1-10Sets your skill level in Writing

Child Skills

stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Creativity 1-10Sets your child’s skill in Creativity 
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Social 1-10Sets your child’s skill in Social
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Mental 1-10Sets your child’s skill in Mental
stats.set_skill_level Skill_Child_Motor 1-10Sets your child’s skill in Motor
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Communication 1-5Sets your child’s skill in Communication
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Imagination 1-5Sets your child’s skill in Imagination 
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Movement 1-5Sets your child’s skill in Movement
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Thinking 1-5Sets your child’s skill in Thinking 
stats.set_skill_level_Toddler_Potty 1-3Sets your child’s skill in Potty

Career Cheats

careers.promote Your Sim gets a promotion
careers.add_career Gives your Sim a new career
careers.remove_career Removes a career from your Sim
careers.retire Your Sims retires and will get a weekly pension instead

Relationship Cheats

relationship.introduce_sim_to_all_others Your Sim is instantly introduced to every neighbor
relationships.create_friends_for_sim Spawn a friend for your Sim
modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] 100 LTR_Friendship_Main Your Sim and the target Sim will have maximum friendship
modifyrelationship [YourSimFirstName] [YourSimLastName] [TargetSimFirstName] [TargetSimLastName] 100 LTR_Romance_Main Your Sim and the target Sim will have maximum romance

Death Cheats

death.toggle true Kill your Sim
death.toggle false Revive your sim
sims.add_buff Ghostly Your Sim becomes a ghost for four in-game hours

UI Cheats

headlineeffects on or off Controls headline effects 
hovereffects on or off Controls the hover effect when you move over a Sim
fullscreenToggle Will make the game either full-screen or windowed
fps on or off Will show or hide frames per second on the screen

Live Mode Cheats

resetsim [firstname lastname] Reset a stuck Sim
aspirations.complete_current_milestone Completes the Sim’s current aspirational goal
sims.give_satisfaction_points [#] Type a number you want, your Sim will get that many satisfaction points
fillmotive motive_Bladder or Energy or Fun or Hunger or Hygiene or Social Fulfills a specific motive
sims.fill_all_commodities Fulfils every motive in the household

Interaction Cheats

Cheat Need > Make Happy Makes all your Sim’s motives full and sets their mood to Happy
Cheat Need > Enable Need Decay or Disable Need Decay Toggle your Sims from Need changes
Reset Object Reset the status of objects
Add to Family Add a Sim to your family
Modify in CAS Allows you to alter Sim’s in Create
Make Dirty or Make Clean Cleans an object or makes it dirty
Teleport Sim Move your Sim to a place of your choosing
Make head Make any item your Sim’s new head

The Sims 4 Cheat Code FAQ

What are all the cheat codes for Sims 4?

The Sims 4 has dozens of cheat codes for players to choose from. Simply open up the command console and choose from the list of cheat codes you wish to have.

How do I enable cheats in Sims 4?

Enabling cheats in The Sims 4 is simple. On PC, press Ctrl + Shift + C on your keyboard to open the search bar. Once the search bar is open, type “testingcheats on.” On Xbox, press and hold LT + RT + LB + RB. And on PlayStation, press and hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2.

How to get unlimited money in Sims 4?

Open the command console and type “money #.” Type any number you want in “#” with a maximum limit of 9,999,999. 

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