The 15 Most Popular Sims 4 Mods (That Make The Game More Fun)

Explore the mod world

For those that don’t know, mods are fan made files that you download from the internet to modify your game. Their purposes can range from pure entertainment to practical use in game by for removing or altering elements of the game that you don’t like.

It is important to understand that script mods tend to be much larger than custom content, and you should be aware of what your system can handle. This is because very large script mods could cause your game or computer to lag. . The video below explains how to safely download a mod, but you should still always be wary of viruses and use your best judgement.

How to Install Mods

15. Playable Pets Mod


For those simmers who miss being able to control their pets, look no further! This mod enables allows you to view your pet’s needs and relationships, along with allowing you to control their actions. Of course, you will need the Cats and Dogs expansion pack to utilize this mod.  

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It allows you to control your pet to fulfill their needs instead of your sims having to do it. This allows you to focus on parts of the game that are more fun.
  • It makes it 's easier and more enjoyable to make storylines and lets plays.
  • It's generally a more enjoyable and easier experience playing the game with pets.

14. Custom Content

How to download CC (it's a little different from script mods)

Custom content is popular even with simmers who do not use script mods.

These are typically smaller individual files that you download, and they can be CAS or Build Mode items. You can also choose to get Maxis Match cc, which matches the style of the game, or Alpha cc which makes your game appear more realistic.

Sims 4 Custom Content Showcase

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It allows you to make more realistic looking sims. (or less realistic if that's what you’re going for)
  • You can make different styled builds and rooms from items not found in game.
  • It gives more variety for create a sim, especially for children and toddlers who don’t have much.

13. The SimDa Dating App Mod

This mod allows you to date sims online. Implementing real life elements, this mod has become popular in The Sims 4 community.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • Your sims can now go on fun dates without having to already have a relationship with them
  • It adds realism for those who enjoy that
  • It allows you to get to know more sims easier

12. The Faster Eating and Drinking Mod

For those annoyed by the four hour meals your sims have, this mod fixes this problem by reducing the time it takes for your sims to finish a dish or beverage. This mod is so useful that playing the game without it seems like a hassle once you have had it installed.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It makes visiting restaurants more enjoyable
  • It makes the game easier, especially when you have a lot of sims in a household
  • It's more realistic for a sim to spend an hour eating vs. 3-4 hours

11. The Meaningful Stories Mod

This mod gives your sims additional moodlets. Some of these are random and some are triggered by events, making their lives seem more human and have more meaning.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • This adds more detail to your sims life, making playing with them a more fun and in depth experience
  • It is more realistic, your sims are more affected by events and their emotions are more realistic (ex: your sims won’t be happy as a default)
  • You can choose your own stories and take you sims down certain paths (useful for storylines and lets plays)

10. The Foster Family Mod

This mod allows you to foster toddlers, children, teens, or pets. You can even find sims to adopt them yourself.  Adding completely new elements to the game, this mod has become very popular in The Sims 4 community.

How It Makes The Sims 4 More Fun:

  • It adds a completely new, fun feature to the game
  • You can create stories never possible before
  • Again it adds realism to the game in a fun way. There are many who foster and don’t adopt

9. UI Extension Mod

This mod allows players to use cheats easier. Many in the community find this mod extremely beneficial in getting past tedious tasks and getting to the parts of the game they like best.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It allows simmers to get to the fun parts of the game easier
  • It is helpful in better playing out storylines or let's plays
  • It is helpful for new players who don’t really know how to use cheats traditionally

8. The Part Time Jobs Mod

In The Sims 4, only teens can have part time jobs without this mod. But how realistic is that? We all know that young adult trying to figure themselves out, and they usually have a part time job to make at least a little bit of money. This mod fulfills this empty hole in the game.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It provides more jobs to the list (which seems small once you’ve completed all of the careers)
  • It allows players to have different types of storylines otherwise not possible
  • It, once again, adds that realism touch for those who crave it
  • These are very customizable, and you can download what jobs you want from retail to fast food

7. The University Mod

Currently in the game once your sims finish high school they go straight into the workforce. This mod is for those wanting that University expansion. In the same system as careers, this mod is pretty straightforward and easy to use.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It allows you to play out a pivotal point in one’s life
  • It has never been seen before in The Sims 4, and new elements to the game are always fun
  • It gives your sims a more fluid progression from high school to work life

6. The Explorer Mod

With this mod your sims can go through the rabbit hole and to various activities. Your sims come back with items or skills though, making it more rewarding.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It gives your sims more activities to do
  • It's a new fun way to build skills
  • It gives children a lot more activities, which are kind of lacking in game

5. Custom Careers

These are extra careers that you can download for a little more variety in your game. Currently careers like teacher, fire fighter, and baker are unavailable. However, if you download these mods they become available to you.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • They add new careers to have fun with
  • You can create new kinds of sims
  • You can create new and unique gameplay

4. Custom traits

These mods are a bit like the custom careers. It adds more traits and aspirations to the existing options, which can become more and more redundant as you play. Needless to say, this mod adds enough to be satisfied for a while.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • You can make more unique and interesting sims
  • It adds variety when things seem to become redundant
  • It adds realism. There aren’t just 30 different types of people out there

3. The After School Activities Mod

At the moment children and teens only have the scouts and drama club activities, and this is only available if you have the Seasons and Get Famous expansion packs. With this mod, your underage sims can go on a number of new activities.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It gives your children and teen sims more activities
  • It makes your children more interesting
  • It gives your children and teens more things to work toward

2. The Slice of Life Mod

This mod adds more aspects of real life scenarios to your game. Sims can get drunk, feel their emotions more deeply, and have random life events (ex. Teens can get acne).

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • This adds more realism once again making your sims more relatable
  • It creates better storylines
  • It makes life more difficult, but also more fun to play

1. MC Command Center

Possibly the most popular Sims 4 mod, MC command Center appears in almost every Sims 4 let’s play video. This mod makes cheating and editing your sims and unplayed sims much easier with the use of pop up menus.

Why This Mod Is Awesome:

  • It allows you to cheat and modify in game elements making a storyline or let’s play much easier
  • You can edit unplayed sims so that they look how you want them to
  • You can see exactly how much a sim has left to live


More on this topic:

Being both the dragonborn and a survivor of the apocalypse, Lilianna will experience the most exhilarating adventures and live to tell the tale.
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Sims 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn, Fallout 4

More Top Stories