[Top 10] The Sims 4 Best Add Ons Everyone Should Have

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We all love the Base game, but sometimes you need a little more.

Are you becoming bored of The Sims 4 and are searching for ways to spice up gameplay?

You’ve come to the right place! Here are my 10 favorite mods so that you can inject some fun back into your game.

10. Pre-Teen Mod 

Be an awkward teenager with this mod.

We all remember that awkward, puberty-fuelled time in our lives. Let’s give our sims that experience too.

This mod requires the Snowy Escape and Parenthood packs, but it gives you access to a whole new age range! Your pre-teens will attend middle school, experience new moodlets, and suffer through puberty.

Usually, children age up and become teens, which feels a little rushed. With this new part of their life, your sims can become embarrassed, apply deodorant, and explore their changing bodies.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • new moodlets/interactions
  • new age range to explore

Download it here:

Pre-Teen Mod (Base) 

9. 100 Base Game Traits Pack 

Sometimes our sims need a little more personality.

Have you ever felt that your sims lack personality? Well, modder Vicky Sims (chingyu1023) has created the solution. The list of traits can be seen here.

Each trait has its own CAS animations, autonomy, distinctive buffs, whims, impacts on relationships, and emotions. This means that your sims interact differently with the world around them, giving them a uniqueness that the base traits don’t provide. Better still, they are all base game compatible and totally free!

Vicky Sims has created two different versions: the CAS version and the Reward version. The CAS version means that NPCs will be randomly generated with some of these traits. I love this because seeing Bella Goth as unstable and creepy will never get old! 

Bear in mind that if you install v2, you can add more of these traits into your game by downloading both versions.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • Unique new characteristics and traits
  • New moodlets
  • New animations and whims
  • Exciting impacts on relationships

To download, follow these links: 





chingyu_RewardVer_BasicTraits_V2.3.4.package (You can only install both the reward version and CAS version in v2.)


8. SimDa Dating App

Introduce your sims to the world of online dating.

This mod is perfect if your sims need some romance in their life! This is a dating app that can allow them to have flings, blind dates, or something more serious. The app appears under the phone social menu, and you can access the SimDa chat room from a computer. My favorite thing about this mod is the moodlets your sims get, based on how the meetup went! 

With the one-night stand option, your sim can call someone and invite them round for a quick woohoo session. This is great for storytelling as the two sims don’t need to have any sort of relationship before they get busy. Beware, though, your sim may get pregnant! 

Overall, this is a super fun mod that enhances gameplay, especially if you’re into storytelling.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New animations
  • New social activities/events
  • Good for storytelling/romance

Download it here:

Download via lms-mods.com

Download via Google Drive

7. R|E By Simrealist

Let's get this house sold!

This is a detailed mod that revamps the real estate market in The Sims 4. You can make an appointment with a realtor of your choice who will appraise your home. You can also create your very own house wish list, making buying a new home easy!

Once you’ve hired a realtor you can check for listings, appraise your lot and sell your property. This mod is perfect if you’re an avid home designer!

Overall, this is a great mod that brings lots of fun gameplay, and helps you make money and buy the house of your dreams! If only it was that easy in real life.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New gameplay options
  • Money making opportunities
  • Easy to buy/sell houses
  • Find your dream home

Download it here:

(Public) R|E by SimRealist


6. 4 New Careers For Your Sims - By sims-blog.de 

More variety, please!

Are you getting tired of the same old career options for your sims? Look no further! This mod package comes with four new careers: firefighter, hotel employee, stylist, and private tutor. 

This is one of the most popular mods in the community, with nearly 300,000 downloads. This pack makes for exciting, variety-filled gameplay; something we can all get behind.

Note: The private tutor career is only available to teenagers. 

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New careers
  • New career for teenagers

Download it here:

Download – Firemen (SimFilesShare)

Download – Hotel-Employee (SimFilesShare)

Download – Stylist (SimFilesShare)

Download – Private Tutoring (SimFilesShare)

5. Meaningful Stories

No more meaningless conversations!

Have you ever felt like your sim's emotions are slightly unrealistic? Me too!

This mod is all about fleshing out your sims. They will experience more varied emotions and won’t be so quickly affected by their surroundings.

Your sims will no longer switch rapidly between emotions  - their mental state will subtly change over time. This makes gameplay less predictable, making this mod a fan favorite.

Note that if you have any other mood mods created by roBurky, these should be uninstalled before installing Meaningful Stories.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New moodlets
  • Different events cause different emotions
  • Varying levels of moodlets than the base game

Download it here:

Meaningful Stories for The Sims 4 by roBurky

4. Give Me Some Talent by FDSims4Mods

We can't all be good at everything!

This super fun mod adds more than 120 new traits that allow sims to learn skills faster or slower than usual. A sim will get them based on their skill level in the previous age range.

All toddlers and sims created in CAS will get some random traits that make them good or bad at some skills. You can add/remove any talent trait in this mod, but I like to leave it random!

This mod adds a real-life aspect to the game and further rounds out yoursims. I think it’s fun that the earlier parts of their life are critical to their later years!

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New traits
  • Learning some skills slower/faster than others
  • Sims will all have different ‘talents’
  • Ability to randomize, or use new traits in CAS

Download it here:

Give Me Some Talent

3. Multiple careers for your sims

Make all that extra money!

This mod does exactly what it says on the tin! This is perfect for the simmer who wants to increase earnings or have their sim be a successful chef as well as a personal trainer. Now your sim can have it all!

This is compatible with all custom careers, but there are certain mods that it will conflict with. Check out the details in the link below.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • More for your sim to do
  • Raise skill levels faster
  • Make money at twice the speed

Download it here:

Multiple jobs for your sims

2. Go to school mod

Just as you thought you'd never set foot in an elementary school again...

Do you want to spend more time with your child/teen sims? This is the mod for you!

Unless you have this mod, your young sims will disappear down the rabbit hole when they go to school. This add on introduces the feature of following your children/teens to school! You can watch them and play with them as you would at home. 

This was created in 2017 and is still one of the most popular mods among simmers - not surprising due to how disappointing the school features were in the base game! 

When you download this mod, you get two new venues (a high school and an elementary school) and five different subjects that rotate by day (personal development, problem-solving, creative arts, health and fitness, and science and technology). You can also interact with school employees and students.

What makes this add on so fun:

  • Two new venues
  • Five different subjects
  • Ability to pick a favorite subject
  • Interact with classmates/teachers
  • Raise skills faster
  • Makes playing as a child/teen much more interesting!

Download it here:

Zerbu — The Sims 4 Go to School Mod Pack V4

1. The Sims 4 Slice of Life Mod

With this mod you can have your cake and eat it too!

The consensus is that this is by far the best mod for the Sims 4, and I agree. The additions make for exciting gameplay and loads of fun!

With this mod, your sims can get drunk (I know, it’s what we’ve all been waiting for!), experience more realistic emotions, get sick and make lifelong memories. Ladies can get periods, and sims are more aware of their bodies.

This mod is just what you need if you feel like your gameplay is getting a little stale, or feels repetitive. All in all, this add on is a must-have for realistic, exciting gameplay!

What makes this add on so fun:

  • New moodlets
  • New traits
  • Far more realistic than the base game
  • Sims can contract real-life illnesses
  • Sims can make memories
  • Sims can become drunk/hungover
  • New social interactions

Download it here:



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