Sims 4 can be a lot of fun, but it can also get pretty boring after a while. The good news is that there are tons of great mods out there that can make your game more interesting and realistic. 

MUST-HAVE MODS FOR SIMS 4

We’ve compiled a list of the must-have mods that will make your game more fun, realistic, and interesting. Whether you are a new player or have been playing Sims for years, these mods are sure to enhance your experience.

With these mods, you can make your Sims more realistic, give them new abilities, or just change the way the game looks and feels. There’s something for everyone here, so dive in and start downloading today!

I’ll try to keep this post regularly. If you find any broken mods on this list, please let me know in the comments below.

Also, here’s a blog article with detailed instructions on how to install mods if you’re having difficulties. How To Install Custom Content and Mods in the Sims 4

This Post Is All About Must-Have Mods Sims 4

1. MC Command Center: creator Deaderpool

MC Command Center

MC Command Center is a great mod, that is a must-have in my game. It allows you to really customize anything you want in the game, from your Sims’ relationships to their careers.

You can also use it to make your Sims have children even if they’re not supposed to, or to make them get married even if they don’t want to. There are tons of options with this mod, and it’s sure to enhance your gameplay.

2.  UI Cheats Extension: creator weerbesu

UI Cheats Extension

 If you’re anything like me, then you probably spend a good chunk of your time in The Sims 4 opening up the cheat console and typing in a few codes here and there.

Well, this mod by weerbesu is an absolute must-have if that’s the case! The UI Cheats Extension mod makes it so that you can access all of the cheats in The Sims 4 directly from the UI, without having to open up the cheat console.

All you have to do is right-click on any section of the UI and you’ll be given cheat options like

This mod is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves using cheats in The Sims 4!

3. Wonderful Whims: creator TurboDriver

sims 4 bank mod

Wonderful whims are the PG version of Wicked Whims. It includes the options for menstrual cycle, birth control, woohoo options, and much more.

This is a great mod for players who want to add more realism to their game, but don’t want the explicit content that comes with Wicked Whims.

4. Slice of Life Mod: creator kawaiistacie

life decider mod

The Slice of Life mod is one of the most popular mods for Sims 4. It adds a ton of new features and gameplay elements that make the game more realistic and interesting.

Some of the things that this mod adds include are sims getting illness, more personality, menstrual cycles, and much more. This mod is great for players who want to add more realism to their game.

5. SNBank: creator SimRealist

sims 4 bank mod

The SNBank mod adds a new financial system to The Sims 4, so each of your sims can have a bank account and direct deposit their pay into their accounts, and more.

This mod also includes a new gameplay element that adds a whole new billing system. It’s too much to explain here so I recommend clicking on the download link and reading through it.

This is one of my favorite mods and a feature that EA should have included in the base game a long time ago. As It’s great for storylines and players who want to have more control over their sim’s finances.

6. More CAS Columns: creator Weerbesu

more CAS columns

With this mod, you can add more columns to the Create-a-Sim screen, so you can see more of your sim’s clothing and accessory options at once.

This is perfect if you have loads of custom content as you won’t have to spend forever keep scrolling. You can also change the number of columns that are displayed, so you can really customize this mod to your own needs.

7. Life insurance: Creator nickyclem1

Life insurance mod sims 4

This mod allows you to get rid of the boring blue CAS background and pick a new colour.

8. Sim Spawn Overhaul: creator Lotharihoe

The Sim Spawn Overhaul mod changes the way that sims are spawned into the world.

When in a world you’ll only see sims from that world waking by not sims from other words walking by, which makes it a bit more realistic.

The feature I like the best from this mod though is the venue sims as it means that celebrity sims will only spawn in lots in Del Sol Vally meaning that you don’t have to worry about them turning up at random places in other neighbourhoods

This also means that sims from Sulani and Strangerville neighbourhoods will stay in their neighbourhoods as well.

This is great as in real life unless you live in a celebrity hot spot like California how often do you go down to your local gym or coffee shop and see celebrities

9. Education System Bundle: creator KawaiiStacie

This mod adds a whole new education system to The Sims 4.

The features I like the most about this mod are the preschool mod as you can finally send your toddlers to preschool Mon-Fri.

This is great if your sims work as you don’t have to hire a babysitter or if you want them to get help mastering their skills.

Another cool feature that it includes is allowing your sim to do school online. So all you have to do is buy the special computer and your sim can now do homeschooling, which would make for some great storylines.

10. SimDa Dating App: creator LittleMsSam

Remember in the past sims games when your sim could go on a blind date? Well, this was another great feature that has yet to be remanded for the sims 4.

Well with this mod your sim can finally join a dating app. Once installed all you have to do is have your sim open their phone and the SimDa Dating App will appear.

You’ll have the option of a specific date, blind date, or one-night stand. It also includes a few other options as well so I recommend reading the download page to get the full details.

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11. Toddlers at Park: Creator flauschtrud 

Toddlers at Park

Do you take your toddler sims to the park and never see any other toddlers?  This mod adds toddlers to the park, so your sim toddler will see other toddlers to interact with.

This is such a small thing but I love it as your toddler can finally start making some friends. Which means they can then have playdates and then when your sim ages to a child you can also have them age as well and then your sim will already have a friend.

12. First Impressions: Creator Lumpinou 

This overhauls the first interaction between two sims, depending on their traits.

This is a great mod for anyone who wants to add more depth to their stories and gameplay.

First Impressions mod sims 4

13. Sims 4 Playable Pets Mod: creator andrew

Do you miss being able to control your pets, like you could with previous Sims games?

That functionality has been restored in this mod, allowing you to fully control your pets and have them look after their own needs or simply see what their needs are.

14. Have Some Personality Please!: creator PolarBearSims

One thing missing from the sims 4 is that your sims don’t really have any personality, this mod changes all that.

It adds in a bunch of new personality options for your sims as well as your cats and dogs. Which makes for some great gameplay and storytelling.

15. University Costs More: creator Zero’s Sims 4 Mods

event planner career mod

This mod simply makes it so that university costs more.

The Sims 4 University expansion pack is great but one thing that I didn’t like was how cheap university cost compared to real life.

With this mod, the prices of all the courses/classes will change to be more in line with what they would actually cost.

16. Wedding Cakes as Birthday Cakes: creator  JaneSimsten

Wedding Cakes as Birthday Cakes

Don’t you just adore the cakes in the my wedding stories pack and wish you could use them as birthday cakes? Well with this mod you can!

17. Homework at Desk Mod: Creator  BosseladyTV

One my pet hates in the game is that mine sims get out there homework does it in a random place and then never ends up back in their inventory. Well this mod stops that from happening as now when you click on do homework it will make them go to a desk first.

18. Let Friends Age Up: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Don’t you find it annoying when you age your sim toddler, child or teen sim, but their friends never age? This mod changes that by allowing you to age up their friends as well.

When you add candles to a cake, click on it and a new menu option will come up allowing you to age up to 20 sims.

19. Meaningful Stories: creator RoBurky

This mod is a MUST HAVE if you want your sims 4 game to be more interesting and realistic.

It adds in a bunch of new features that make your sims react more realistically to the events that happen in their lives.

With this mod they won’t just switch from a happy emotion to a sad emotion instead they’ll go through all the emotions between happy and sad.

With other emotions you’ll also have different stages of that emotion instead of just being happy you’ll have different levels of being happy

There are too many features to list here so I highly recommend checking out the mod page for full details.

20. Mortem: creator SimRealist

The Mortem Mod is another one which can allow for more life-like play. If your Sim dies, you’ll need to call for a medical examiner to come out to the scene and record the details of the death and take photos of the body for further examination.

The body will be transported to the mortuary for more testing to be carried out. Other Sims, family and friends, are allowed to come and see the body and pay their respects. You can also make funeral arrangements for your Sim.

The examiner will give you the option of having your Sim buried or cremated. Follow this process correctly and you can be assured your Sim will rest in peace.

The examiner will give you the option of having your Sim buried or cremated. Follow this process correctly and you can be assured your Sim will rest in peace.

21. Choose leftovers: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Isn’t it annoying when you tell your sims to get leftovers for breakfast and they pick the mac and cheese over the pancakes. Well now you can choose what leftovers your sims have for their meal.

When you head to the download page you will need to use the search box or scroll down the page to find the mod.

22. Sul Sul Weather App: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Sul Sul Weather Ap

This mod adds a new app to your sims called Sul Sul Weather. With this you can check the weather for any of the worlds

23. Simulation Unclogger: creator SrslySims

When you experience lag time with the game, it can become very frustrating. The Simulation Unclogger allows many of these lags to be fixed such as your Sim’s head bobbing up and down or them freezing, both of which can become very annoying when you’re trying to play.

24. Woohoo Wellness and Pregnancy Overhaul: creator Lumpinou

Pregnancy preferences & interactions

Fertility pregnancy risk & protection & fertility,

Woohoo transmittable diseases,

Paternity testing,

Teen pregnancy module,

Unwanted pregnancy aceptence,

Cheating & being faithful,

Alternative pregnancy,

Adoption overhaul,

Tempoary & perminate seperation.

Then also includes add on features there are two so far, but according to the website more will be added in the future.

The 1st add ons are the option to terminate pregnancy and the options to have more pregnancy side effects.

This mod alone can really change up the way you tell your stories in the game.

25. Online Learning System: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Online Learning System

Are you sick and tired of having to buy books or expensive equipment that takes up space in your sims home for your sim to learn a skill? Well this mod adds an online learning system that can be used to learn 41 skills.

There is a cost of $75 for children and $150 for teens and upwards and will required a computer or laptop to access it.

To find the mod you will need to scroll down the page or use the search box.

26. No Autonomous Cooking: creator Eunola

This is a great little mod that stops your Sims from cooking autonomously.

I don’t know about you but I HATE it when my sims just decide to start cooking without me telling them too.

With this mod, they won’t be able to do that anymore and you’ll have full control over when and what they cook.

27.  Holiday Home Standalone Version: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Holiday Home Standalone Version

The mod we’ve all been dreaming off. A mod that allows your sim to finally buy a holdiay home.

All that’s required is the Get To Work packs. Then all you need to do is go into the lot you want your holiday home to be change the lot time and then go to your household and buy it just as you would a business.

28.  More Buyable Venues and new Venue Types: Creator LittleMsSam’s

This mod is the same as above, but with this version you can buy all sorts of lots, like gyms, bars etc? This mod includes the holiday home option so you won’t need to download both.

28. IR Divorce: creator Zero’s Sims 4 Mods

Do you find the EA version of a divorce a bit too clean-cut and simple? Well, IR Divorce is a mod that will change the way divorces work in your game.

Now when a Sim gets divorced, it won’t be all sunshine and rainbows.

Your Sim will have to first ask for a divorce, then once they’ve done that you’ll then get a new option on the mailbox or computer where you can send divorce papers. Then a few days later the divorce papers will arrive, just as they would in real life and they’ll also be a cost involved.

29. Know Your Co-Workers and Classmates: creator Simulated Flowers

Does your sim attend work and school and never seem to meet anyone? With mod you finally get to Know Your Co-Workers and Classmates.

When you send your sim off to work or school there slowly start building a relationship with there co-workers and classmates.

30. T.O.O.L : creator Twisted Mexi’s

Take objects off the lot (T.O.O.L), modify them, and place them in locations that are not allowed by the Lot Rules.

This Mod allows you to do much more than simply put items on the lot. It’s difficult to describe all of T.O.O.L.’s capabilities in words, so I recommend you watch the video below by its developer to see its full capabilities.

31. Resorts/Hotels: creator Kawaiistacie

Have you ever wanted your sim to own their own resort? With this mod they finally can.

This mod has quite a few features so I’ll just share a video explaining everything.

32. Better Build/Buy: creator Twisted Mexi

There are several flaws with Build mode in The Sims 4, and Twisted Mexi created a wonderful mod to help repair many of them. The expandable build catalog, which allows you to view more than two columns at once, is one of my favorite modifications. Clone objects in debugging is also a fantastic feature.

The final impressive thing is that it enables tab mode free camera in build mode, allowing you to snap shots without having to move a sim into the lot.

33. Explore Mod: creator Kawaii Stacie

Do you wish you could send your sims off to do something, by themselves? With this mod you can send your sims off to do a bunch of different activities.

You can send them off to learn new skills, go on day trips, go to movies or the zoo and more.

These do all have a cost involved, but I loved that you can finally send your sim off for a few hours or the day to do something fun.

34. Roommates: Creator LittleMsSam’s

Roommates

Is your sim lonely and broke? Would they love to have a roommate to keep them company and help them to pay the bills? Well this mod allows you to add roommates to your sims home.

You can just apply for one via the computer, you can have up 20, but I wouldn’t advice unless you have a fast computer. Although they do each pay $500 rent every Friday, so it could make for an interesting storyline.

You can just apply for one via the computer, you can have up 20, but I wouldn’t advice unless you have a fast computer. Although they do each pay $500 rent every Friday, so it could make for an interesting storyline.

35. Better Butler (and Hire more Butler) : Creator LittleMsSam’s

Don’t you find it annoying when you hire a butler and they just stand their staring into sims space? Well this mod makes them actually do some work and you can also hire up to 4 butlers.

The butlers will now actually do things such as cleaning, taking care of kids and repairs.

This mod also adds some other butler adds on as well, so if you’ve had some other annoying bugs with the butler this mod might fix those for you.

36. Chores (Parenthood and/or Discover University) : Creator LittleMsSam’s

Chores mod sims 4

Do you sometimes wish that you could assign chores to different sims? Well this mod makes it so that sims can now be assigned chores to do around the house such as taking out the trash, mopping and doing laundry.

37. Miscarriage Chance: creator LittleMsSam

A miscarriage can be a very traumatizing experience, so it’s to be expected that not everyone would want to play with the Miscarriage Chance feature.

However, for those that want to add a more real-life play to the game, this will be a Mod that’s available and offers that. 

Before downloading this mod, I’d recommend reading the description on the download page as it this mod does include a few different options

What are your got mods? Let me know in the comments below.

This post was All About Must-Have Mods Sims 4

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