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Best Sims 4 Mods (2024)

Simming with best of the best!

Due to the dedication and hard work of the Sims fanbase, the series continues to thrive with the numerous creations from modders. So, to commemorate their builds, we’ve put together the best Sims 4 mods you need to download now.

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How to Install Sims 4 Mods

When it comes to actually using Sims 4 mods, you’re going to have to install them first. You can check out our handy guide for How to Install Mods and Custom Content in The Sims 4. That’s all there is to it!

MC Command Center

MC Command Center
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First up for this post, I had to hit you guys with this one. This is hands-down one of the best Sims 4 mods. No, it’s one of the greatest Sims mods of all time period.

The Master Controller mod isn’t a new one to this long-running series. Longtime modders are well aware of it, and it’s been tweaked and officially added into TS4 by Deaderpool. Download it here.

For those unaware of what goes down with this mod, it’s more apt to ask what it DOESN’T do. Here are just some of the features that will definitely enhance your gameplay:

  • Story progression for households you’re not even playing. That is to say that people will get pregnant, married, divorced, change jobs, have to get on child support, and more.
  • All cheats are right at your fingertips. No more typing stuff in; you can just click through the menus and easily get whatever cheat you want. This includes pregnancy, careers, relationships, and more.
  • Clean up! It allows cleaning up any stuck characters or stuff like that super quickly.
  • Comes with Woohoo changes that add a lot more depth to pregnancy within the game.

Higher Education

Higher Education Mod
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If you ever wanted a career in Education, then you should definitely use this mod. You’ll need the Discover University and Get to Work expansion packs for it to work, allowing you to start your job at a postsecondary school.

Once accepted as a Higher Education Program Specialist, you must earn a degree and pass the certificate exam via your Sim’s phone. You’ll then get to choose between the Administration or Faculty branch, which can offer a variety of jobs. For example, the Administration career includes the Dean of Students path, while the Faculty showcases Professor-based titles.

It all depends on how you want to play, and you can see how far you can go in this new pathway.

Functional Bottle Warmer

Functional Bottle Warmer Sims 4 Mod
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The Infant update introduced plenty of new features for the Sim’s family, expanding the classic life stages for a more realistic experience. And now, you can enhance it even further with the Functional Baby Warmer mod from Somik_Severinka.

Players can choose from five different colors, which are found in the small appliances section of the Build Mode’s Kitchen section. The warmer includes water, milk, milk formula, and three types of tea.

In return, your bottle will be ready for your (virtual) child, using the ‘Warm up the bottle’ interaction. It makes for a more genuine parenting experience, given that this feature was left out in the base version.

New Sim Traits

Sims 4 new trait mod
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To go along with the additional trait slots your Sim can now hold, you should search out the new traits modders are coming up with for our families!

Vicky Sims 100 base game traits add-on is a go-to for every Sims 4 mod user. You’ll see new additions like Absent-Minded, Daredevil, Humble, and Timid. Longtime players will recognize some from the fan-favorite Sims 3, so if you love this particular entry, you should give it a try.

It makes your experience a lot more realistic since the base version can be relatively limiting. Gifts can also be earned to make your playthrough much more rewarding.

Automate Chores Mods

Automatic Repairs Sims 4 Mod
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In The Sims 4, all the dirty aspects plaguing your households (like puddles, trash, etc.) will give them a negative moodlet. While you could just tell them to clean it up, it’s annoying that they don’t just automate it themselves, right?

Well, this mod helps out with that! It makes it so they’ll be prone to autonomously want to clean up their disgusting squalor. Additionally, if there’s a lot of gardening to do, consider getting this one for some auto-green thumb work!

If your Sims are stressed out, you can also make them automatically go for a jog to clear their minds with this. Plus, whenever someone is “focused,” it’s a prime time to upgrade some objects! Use this mod to make them do that automatically.

Unlimited Jobs

Unlimited Jobs Mod in Sims 4
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This is really another example of a mod that should be in the game right from the beginning. With it, your Sims will be able to have multiple jobs in different careers, including freelance jobs and side gigs.

This is perfect for roleplaying a struggling family that’s just trying to make ends meet with multiple jobs or, you know, for any Sim family that wants to make mega money at the cost of their needs being actually met. It’s nice to know the retirement checks will be nice and big, too, right?

Any mod that makes us go, “Wow, why isn’t that already in the game?” is worthy of being in any of our posts about the best Sims 4 mods.

Private Practice

Private Practices Mod in Sims 4
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This mod comes from SimRealist, allowing you to basically rework the game’s health system. The mechanic makes it easier for your Sim to receive medical assistance, differing from the base game.

You can set up an appointment on your phone, where you can choose the type of services your Sim requires. Players will then decide on a clinic and immediately earn a Vacation day at their job to make some time for the appointment.

Sicknesses like allergies, cold influenza, infections, and other viruses can occur with this mod. Thus, you can expect health emergencies in dire situations, but you can at least pick up prescriptions for preventative measures.

SNBank

SNBank Mod in Sims 4
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This SNBank mod also comes from SimRealist, and it creates an extensive financial system that allows your Sim to have banking accounts just like you do in real life.

The mod includes a checking and savings account, a transfer system, credit cards, loans, checkbooks, and even a budget system. Thanks to all of these new functions, you can create storylines that involve paying money back or taking out a loan to purchase a home.

You can let your imagination run wild with the SNBank mod and add more realism to your Sims game.

More Sims In The World

Adding more Sims mod
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Ever feel like maybe all of the Sim lots are kind of empty? Like it’s really easy to get through everybody new in one evening? Well, then, this mod adds far more Sims to every lot using fancy mathematics, perfect for your social self.

Now, the world can feel much more vast within your tiny Sim town. Look, anything that makes the world more alive and breathing is an A plus in our books.

Control Pets

Sims 4 Pets
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Having pets to play with is awesome in TS4, but with this mod, you can actually control them, turning them into playable characters.

The dogs and cats will have their own needs and behaviors to choose from. So, if you’re tired of playing as a boring ‘ole human, why not try living the life of a pet?

You can download this mod right here if you’re interested.

Walk Your Cats

Walking a cat in Sims 4
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Don’t let people’s judgments decide your life for you. Listen, if you want to put a leash on your cat and take them outside, then you should be allowed to without being judged.

If people can take their dogs outside, why can’t you take your cat for a little walk in the sun? Thanks to this mod, you can show off your cute kitty and take them out for a walk.

Walking Dog to Fill Needs

Playing with dog in Sims 4
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LittleMsSam has yet another dog mod for us that lets you fill your pet’s needs by simply walking them around.

Your dog’s affection, play, bowel, and bladder needs will all be met if you take them on a walk. No longer will you have to do anything else for your pet besides walking them –we wish it were this easy in real life.

Walk More Pets

Sims 4 animals
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It can be super annoying to have to take your pets on a walk separately from one another, especially if you have three pets or more. But thanks to this mod from LittleMsSam, there is a method to take care of these tasks all at once.

With this mod, you will now be able to take more than one pet out for a walk at the same time, leaving you extra time in your day to work on other things.

People can sometimes walk three dogs at once in real life, so this mod is one to download if you want to try it out for yourself.

Walk the Dog With Kids

Kid walking dog in Sims 4
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Another way to build up the responsibility level for kids and teenagers in TS4 is to let them go out on walks. This isn’t a feature available in the main game, but with this mod, it’s now possible.

Since the animation created here for this mod isn’t meant for children, some parts of the walk might be buggy, and the kids might look stretched out for a moment, but the function still works fine.

Thank you to LittleMsSam for this one as well.

Train Your Puppies

Sim training puppy
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In TS4, you can’t train your puppies or teach them any commands until they get a little bit bigger, but if you ever wanted to teach them commands while they’re still puppies, this mod is perfect for you.

The only four commands that are available to teach your puppy in the mod are as follows: Sit, Lie Down, Speak, and Heel.

Go and download this mod right here so you can train your puppies just as you do in real life.

Ultrasound Scans For Pregnant Sims

Sims 4 Ultrasound Scans
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Whenever your Sim becomes pregnant with a child, this mod permits you to go and get an ultrasound scan from the doctor by paying a fee. You can see the number of babies and the gender of them by visiting the gynecologist.

If you want to remember these moments for the rest of your life, you can hang up these ultrasound scans on the walls of your home. You can download this mod right here.

Chic Bathroom Custom Stuff Pack

Chic Bathroom Stuff Mod in Sims 4
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Who wouldn’t want to have a fancy, chic-looking bathroom? It’s a dream for lots of us, but in The Sims, it’s easily within reach with this mod. The custom content Chic Bathroom stuff pack comes with lots of new decor options for your Sim’s bathrooms, so you can rival some of your favorite celeb’s washrooms.

It comes with 45 items in total, with five of those items requiring expansion and stuff packs such as University, Laundry Day, and Seasons to function.

All objects have a diffuse, specular, and normal map guaranteed, and what’s very cool is that some items have additional options, such as a mirror with hidden smart functionality.

Zombie Apocalypse Mod

Zombie Apocalypse in Sims 4
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This fantastic mod throws you right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse by turning every Sim in your district into zombies. You also have the option to cure all of the zombies in the area, turning them back into humans, or you can just blow them all up.

If you get turned into a zombie, there are stages that your Sim goes through before you finally become an undead creature. Additionally, you can customize everything that goes on via the menu to make the apocalypse a bit easier to handle. The mod has been updated with more features to expand its deadly content, including new survival items and immunity options.

You can download this mod right here.

Style Sims for Money

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Have you ever looked at one of the NPCs in your town and thought to yourself, “Wow, they are really hideous.” Some of them just don’t know how to dress, but thanks to this mod, you can style NPCs and get paid for it.

LittleMsSam brings us this mod, and you can download it here if you want to style children, teens, and adults, giving them a makeover that will change their lives.

Healthy Juices

Picking a healthy juice in Sims 4 mod
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It can be hard to find healthy smoothies and drinks for your Sim to chug down, but thanks to this mod right here, your Sim will have access to a lot of yummy and nutritious beverages.

By heading over to your fridge, you will have the option to select any of these drinks:

  • Carrot Juice (12$/ 4 Carrots)
  • Spinach Juice (14$/ 8 Spinach)
  • Bell Pepper Juice (16$/ 2 Bell Pepper)
  • Lemon Juice (18$/ 6 Lemon)
  • Potato Juice (20$/ 4 Potato)
  • Tomato Juice (21$/ 3 Tomato)
  • Plasma Juice (25$/ 5 Plasma Fruits) – Vampire only!

Depending on the drink, your Sim will get buffs, and your fitness skill will increase.

Extra Teen Styles

Teen styles Sims 4 mod
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This clothing pack from SxL gives players more customization options for their young Sims characters.

There’s a clothing pack with an athlete-themed selection, one that’s all about being the It Girl, and another one that makes you a punk kid with platform boots and rocker’s hair.

You can download the teen-style stuff mod right here if you want to express some originality for your adolescent Sims.

Automate Romance Mods

Sims autonomous romance mods

Okay, so there’s a lot of different automation that you could add with mods, but I particularly like these since they really up the ante in the storytelling. Cheating can become more frequent, and pregnancies, too.

Especially when you add these with the master controller mod. Anyway, here are a couple of romantic autonomies for you:

Buy Ponds

Sims 4 Ponds
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Why didn’t EA allow this before? Angler master Sims find it really annoying to have to leave the comfort of their homes just to reach a nearby pond to fish. And what if it’s not within the same general area?

Do you want to discover a loading screen every single time you’re going to work up your fishing skills?

With the Buyable Ponds mod, you can put a lovely pond in your backyard, making it much easier to level up your fishing Sim.

Faster Showers & Baths

Sims bathing mod

Okay, I gave it away for this one in the heading right there. This does literally what that means, but isn’t it so useful? With this Sims 4 mod, you’ll cut the time it takes to shower or take a bath by a lot.

No more rushing to work in the mornings! And, if your Sims has an accident, you can quickly get rid of that Embarrassed moodlet with this add-on.

Cars For Sims 4

Sims 4 Car
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Why cars weren’t available from day one for TS4 is anyone’s guess. Why was anything taken out, you know? Let’s always be grateful for the modding community’s generosity and ability to right EA’s wrongs.

You know you want cars for your Sim family. Get this mod. It allows you to get back those vehicles you know and love from past games before EA inevitably forces you to buy them in an expansion!

For now, we Simmers need to rely on the modders to fill in the gaps for EA. Bless the best of the best when it comes to Sims 4 mods.

Improved Weather Variety

Sims weather mod

While Seasons was an awesome pack, it isn’t without its flaws. And one modder took it upon themselves to correct one they noticed: the worlds all have predominantly the same weather patterns despite being different, well, worlds!

This mod is a must for anyone looking for weather variety in their TS4 game. Here are the changes it does:

  • Willow Creek is near a swamp, so the weather is hotter with little to no snow.
  • Oasis Spring Weather is hotter throughout the year.
  • San Myshuno Weather is a mix between New York and San Fransisco. Very cold weather in late fall, winter, and early spring.
  • Windenburg Weather is generally colder, with blizzards possible throughout early and late winter and some snow probable in early spring.
  • Brindleton Bay is still rainy throughout, with storms in spring and summer, but now there is more chance of cool or cold rain and windy days (except in the summer).
  • Forgotten Hollow’s weather is significantly colder than before.
  • Brindleton Bay has a small chance of snow.
  • Granite Falls is a snowy escape.
  • Selvadorada stays mostly the same.
  • Newcrest is slightly less rainy.

Buy More Venues

Buying a venue in Sims 4
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LittleMsSam really brings it with all the mods, and here’s another that helps out the gameplay a lot if you’re a tycoon type of player. You’re going to need Get to Work, by the way!

With this mod, you’ll have an array of new venues to buy and reap revenue from. Here’s a list of all that you can purchase:

  • Bar
  • Club
  • Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Karaoke Bar
  • Arts Center
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Pool
  • Relaxation Center
  • Penthouse (San Myshuno)
  • Scientist Lab
  • Police Station
  • Medical Clinic
  • Holiday Home
  • Gaming Center!
  • Playground!
  • Daycare!
  • Customize a Generic Lot
  • Rentable Business (Can make a Hotel, Prison, or Apartment Building, etc.)
  • Cinema

Invisible Fences

Sims invisible fence mod
Image Source: Maxis Studios via Bakie

Now, you’re probably wondering why the heck I’m including a mod that adds invisible fences into the game. Well, it’s simple, really.

If you’re tired of your Sims walking all over the grass or taking weird routes to get to where they’re going, you need to use these to route them exactly through the paths or sidewalks that you want them to go through.

New Recipes

Vintage Coffee Set Sims 4 Mod
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Here’s an awesome thing that modders are constantly working on: new recipes! Once you’ve played enough of the game, you’re bound to get bored of all the things you’re able to cook.

Day in and day out, it can get mundane to eat the same meals every day. Especially for your Sims. Check around for new recipes, like this Princess (castle theme) Party Set mod or this Vintage Coffee Serving Set.

Automatic Burn Scars

Sims burn mod
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If your Sim messes up while cooking or poking a fire, there’s going to be hell to deal with. When a fire bursts out in the game, your Sim can often get caught in it, and it’s up to them or someone else to put it out.

But what if damage were done to their skin already once that happens? That’s where this mod comes in. It adds automatic burn scars to their skin after they’ve been engulfed in flames.

Burn, Burn, Burn

Sims fire mod
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Following up on that burn scars mod listing, if you just plain ol’ love to watch the world burn, then this mod is for you. With it, the fires in The Sims 4 can start up faster and spread quickly.

They become more intense as you choose from three different options. Perfect for those who want to quickly dispose of their Sims.

Get to Work & Stay There

Sims longer work day mod
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This mod is perfect for those that have Get to Work and find that moving up on their career paths is a bit time consuming and difficult.

It allows you to stay at your Doctor, Scientist, or Detective job for 15 hours, have the option to stay even later, and get double the wages for the time spent. Get those promotions!

Couch Together

Sims 4 Couch Together Mod
Image Source: Maxis Studios via artrui

The original Sims 4 advertisements were filthy liars in the way that they made it look like couches could hold multiple Sims altogether like that. Well, this mod sets out to make this a reality.

With it, more than three Sims can sit on a couch and talk to one another. Just hangin’ out.

Write Songs Faster

Faster Songwriting Sims 4 Mod
Image Source: Maxis Studios via telford

Have a musically inclined Sim but hate how long it takes them to write a song? This mod makes it so that your Sims can write a song on piano, guitar, or violin in just two hours.

This makes it more in line with other activities that deal with writing, so it’s definitely a good idea for fans that have a musical Sim.

Hug Like You Mean It

Sims hugging
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Whenever Sims use the “Lend Emotional Support” action, they seem to look a bit repressed in their hug. To make it way better and more emotional, you can download this mod for a much more intimate moment between the two Sims.

Simple, but a real roleplaying changer.

Birds

Sims birds mod
Image Source: Maxis Studios via Bakie

For those missing the birds from past Sims expansions, you’ll be happy to know that there are some mods that bring our feathered friends officially into the game. But why they weren’t included already, only lord knows.

Here are two that allow you to place the birds in the game (one here and one here), and here’s one that makes it so you can put them in cages, too.

Know Everything

Sims 4 characters
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This mod gives you the power of a search function within the game. You can look up any Sim by a variety of different filters, including gender, household, age, and many more.

You can also find out about specific people by clicking on them, too. Perfect for finding out waaaaay more than you need to know about your neighbors.

Extensive Sim Editing

Sims 4 Extensive Editing mod
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If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could edit every aspect of my Sim,” then we have just what you need. This mod, known as “MorphMaker,” lets you edit any detail of any type of Sim.

You can create your own custom morphs if you think you’re savvy enough!

Realistic Birth

Sim birth
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If you feel like the birthing process in Sims is not exactly realistic, you definitely are not alone. This mod will allow you to experience more realistic births in your game, with all sorts of features, from epidurals to natural births.

Casually Cool Collection

Casually Cool Collection Sims 4 Mod
Image Source: Maxis Studios via Quirky_Introvert

One of the most popular mods of 2024 is the Casually Cool Collection. Those who use it will unlock additional clothing options that are all base game compatible. It features new hairstyles, tops, bottoms, full-body outfits, and boots.

You can get a glimpse of its fashionable style from the image above. And if you want to download it, you can find it here on CurseForge.

No More Sore Back From Firm Bed

No more sore back mod in Sims 4
Image Source: Maxis Studios via lunatic.variant

Having a sore back from a firm bed is one of the most frustrating features in The Sims 4. Luckily, this mod prevents this by decreasing the chances of a Sore Back with the proper mattress upgrade.

It is a bit strange that the mattress upgrades don’t offer this in the first place, but at least we have this mod to rely on.

And that’s it for our mega post on the best Sims 4 mods that you need to download right this moment! Hope you enjoyed all the must-have Sims 4 mods we came across. If you are looking for some new Sims content, find out about upcoming content with the Sims 5.


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