Game info & features for The Sims 4

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Game info & features for The Sims 4

Unleash your imagination and create a unique world of Sims that’s an expression of you! Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes, and much more. Choose how Sims look, act, and dress, then decide how they’ll live out each day. Design and build incredible homes for every family, then decorate with your favorite furnishings and décor. Travel to different neighborhoods where you can meet other Sims and learn about their lives. Discover beautiful locations with distinctive environments and go on spontaneous adventures. Manage the ups and downs of Sims’ everyday lives and see what happens when you play out scenarios from your own real life! Tell your stories your way while developing relationships, pursuing careers and life aspirations, and immersing yourself in this extraordinary game, where the possibilities are endless. Play with life!

General changes in The Sims 4

  • The game aims to focus on the core of the series – the Sims
  • In The Sims 4 , the focus is on the emotions of your virtual protégés, which will determine their lives from now on
  • The Sims should also react more realistically and intelligently
  • In addition, they can now do several things at the same time
  • With the help of new or revised tools, individualizing your game world should still be easy
  • The Sims 4 is an offline game only, no permanent internet connection is required to play

Create a Sim – Even more possibilities

  • The Create a Sim mode (CAS) has been completely redesigned and is now even more comprehensive and user-friendly than before
  • You no longer determine the appearance of your Sims with sliders, but click directly on the parts that you want to change on your Sim and determine their appearance with the help of mouse movements
  • Teenagers, young adults, adults and geeks are now the same height
  • They can be distinguished from one another by some external features
  • You can create Sims with authentic racial traits
  • There are currently 18 different skin colors, including green and blue for very special Sims
  • 18 different hair colors are currently planned
  • Hairstyles can now be freely combined with headgear
  • Hairstyles are generally one color, but you can sometimes specify a color for accents (highlights).
  • There are accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and gloves
  • You can give your Sim a tattoo
  • You can set your Sim’s muscle and fat mass
  • The clothing is now intelligent
  • You can choose your Sims voice and gait
  • There will no longer be a create a style tool, so you’ll have to use pre-made patterns and colors
  • You can also save your compiled looks as a quick selection as a ready-made outfit
  • There are no longer separate maternity clothes. Pregnant Sims can wear any outfit
  • You can automatically generate children from the genes of the parents and then adapt them
  • You can assign three character traits to the Sims, which you can choose from four categories

Emotional Character Traits

  • Active
  • Happy
  • Genius
  • Hothead
  • Creative
  • Romantic
  • Confident
  • playful

Hobby Traits

Art LoverThese Sims gain powerful Moodlets from Viewing works of art and can Admire Art and Discuss Art in unique ways.
BookwormThese Sims gain powerful Moodlets from reading Books and can Analyze Books and Discuss Books in unique ways.
FoodieThese Sims become Happy and have Fun when eating good food, become Uncomfortable when eating bad food, and can Watch Cooking Shows for ideas.
GeekThese Sims become Happy when Reading Sci-Fi or Playing Video Games, may become Tense if they haven’t played much, are better at finding Collectibles, and can Discuss Geek Things with other Geek Sims.
Music LoverThese Sims gain powerful Moodlets and boost their Fun Need when Listening to Music and become Happy when playing instruments.
PerfectionistThese Sims take longer to craft items but tend to make them higher quality, gain powerful Moodlets after crafting a high quality item, and gain negative Moodlets after crafting a low quality item.

Lifestyle Traits

Adrenaline Seeker

Adrenaline Seeker is a lifestyle for sims who seek out danger, adventures, and sometimes even drama to ride the wave of an adrenaline rush. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, explore dangerous locales, get into fights, woohoo outside, work in a dangerous career, and seek out excitement in all its forms. Just be sure to avoid the mundane!”

In the game, there are pre-written lifestyle effects that your sim will get when this lifestyle is in effect. They include the following:

Close Knit

Sims living a close-knit lifestyle prefer to form deep connections with a small circle of friends. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, a sim should keep their friend count between one and three sims while seeking to deepen the relationships they do have.”

In game there are a series of lifestyle effects that will happen to your sim as they live with a specific lifestyle, for close-knit you have the following lifestyle effects:

Coffee Fanatic

“Sims who live a coffee fanatic lifestyle want nothing more than another cup of java in order to reap its benefits. To Acquire or maintain this lifestyle, drink a lot of coffee.”

The set of lifestyle effects for the coffee fanatic lifestyle include:


“Sims who live an energetic lifestyle love to stay active and keep moving. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, seek out athletic and sporty activities or join a high energy career.”

The in-game list of lifestyle effects for energetic include:

Frequent Traveler

“Frequent travelers make a habit of visiting new and exciting places and want to experience everything these locales have to offer. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, travel for vacations, visit exotic hidden destinations, and seek out new experiences when traveling.”

A sim with the frequent traveler lifestyle will have the following lifestyle effects:

Health Food Nut

“Sims who live a health food nut lifestyle are devoted to eating nutrient-filled foods. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, eat healthy foods and harvestables while avoiding quick meals, desserts, or anything that may seem unhealthy.”

The in-game lifestyle effects for this lifestyle include:

Hungry for Love

“Sims living a hungry for love lifestyle have a strong desire to be in a relationship and struggle to deal with life without one. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, engage with romantic media or attempt to romance other sims.”

A sim who is hungry for love will have the following lifestyle effects:


“Sims living an indoorsy lifestyle prefer to be within the confines of an indoor space. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, prioritize doing activities indoors rather than outdoors.”

A sim who has the indoorsy lifestyle active will have the following lifestyle benefits:

Junk Food Fiend

“Sims who live a junk food fiend lifestyle crave snacks and sweets and are enthusiasts of spicing food up with sugar and bacon! To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, eat quick meals, desserts, or anything that may seem unhealthy as a rule. Just be sure to avoid eating healthy.”

A sim who is a junk food fiend is going to have a few lifestyle effects:


“Sims living an outdoorsy lifestyle prefer to be outside, taking in the fresh air. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, prioritize doing activities outdoors rather than indoors.”

The lifestyle effects that a sim who is outdoorsy will experience include:

People Person

“Sims living a people person lifestyle have an easier time building and maintaining a large friend group, sometimes at the cost of connecting with those friends. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, a sim should have four or more friends.”

A sim who happens to be a people person will have the following lifestyle effects:


“Sims who live a sedentary lifestyle favour relaxing and lounging in all its forms, and prefer to avoid exerting themselves. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, pursue low-energy activities that allow a sim to relax, sit and lounge around or join a low-energy career.”

The in-game lifestyle effects for this lifestyle say:

Single and Lovin’ It

“Sims living a single and lovin’ it lifestyle happily enjoy the single life and savour their independence. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle avoid being in a committed romantic relationship and avoid romantic media.”

The in-game lifestyle effects for the single and lovin’ it lifestyle say things like:


“Live a life immersed in technology! To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, interact regularly with electronics and technology or join a tech-related career.”

The game has a list of Iifestyle effects that your sim will experience when they have the techie lifestyle in place:


“A lifestyle dedicated to the avoidance of technology! To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, a sim should pursue a livelihood without power or technology, even going so far as to sabotage or break electronics from time to time.”

The lifestyle effects from having the technophobe lifestyle include:


“Sims living a workaholic lifestyle tend to fixate on their careers by working extra hard and rarely taking breaks. To acquire or maintain this lifestyle, pursue promotions, work hard while at work, complete daily tasks, and abstain from taking days off.”

There are a couple lifestyle effects that happen to your sim when you have this as an active lifestyle:

Social Character Traits

  • You can also set an aspiration
  • This works similar to a life wish
  • Aspirations unlock another character trait
  • Sims have a total of four character traits

Overview of efforts

  • Popularity
    Bonus Trait: OutgoingOpening-minded Sims make friends faster
  • Deviance
    Bonus Trait: Wicked Wicked Sims apply stronger and more successful mean interactions
  • Food
    Bonus Trait: Essence of Flavor Sims with the Essence of Flavor will prepare higher quality food and drink
  • Family
    Bonus Trait: DomesticThe family bonds of domestic Sims grow stronger faster.
  • Luck
    Bonus Trait: EnterprisingEnterprisingly Enterprising Sims earn above average
  • Creativity
    Bonus Trait: Brooder Brooders improve their skills faster when inspired.
  • Love
    Bonus Trait: SeductiveSeductive Sims tend to be more successful than others when it comes to love
  • Nature
    Bonus Trait: CollectorsCollectors may find rare collectibles more often
  • Athletic
    Bonus Feature: High MetabolismIt’s easy to stay fit and in shape with a good metabolism
  • Knowledge
    Bonus Trait: LearnersFast learners gain all skills a little faster.

Emotional life

  • In The Sims 4 , emotions rule the lives of your Sims
  • Emotions are temporary emotional states of your Sims that can change due to various influences
  • Emotions are clearly reflected in the face and in interactions
  • So you can already tell from the facial expressions and gestures of a Sim how he is in the mood
  • Depending on the current emotional state, different interactions are possible
  • Interacting with objects can alter or amplify your Sims’ current emotional state
  • There are emotions that support skill training
  • The emotions are staged with suitable sounds and pieces of music
  • Emotions affect performance at work
  • Emotions affect all aspects of Sims life
  • All ages have emotions, but they vary in scope
  • Pregnant Sims have a unique emotion available
  • Example of emotions affecting life: A Sim wants to get married
  • You can die from the emotions
  • Certain things only happen with a combination of emotions, character traits, relationships and job performance – so there’s a lot to explore
  • Certain emotions can prevent your Sims from upgrading skills

The Sims everyday life

  • The following ages have been announced by the developers:
  • Pregnant Sims can give birth to twins and triplets
  • Babies have legs again
  • Babies can be picked up by the Sims, but cannot be carried around
  • Babies can be breastfed or bottle fed
  • Sims children can let off steam creatively and, for example, make pictures out of pasta
  • They also have three unique abilities:
  • Teenagers can complain about their parents
  • Teenagers can’t get pimples
  • Teens can have an educational conversation with their parents
  • Teenagers will be the same height as adults
  • There are no more desires, but instead whims
  • There are positive and negative Moodlets that show you why a Sim is feeling that way
  • There are no more desires in life, but aspirations
  • Sims cannot swim in the sea, nor in any lakes or rivers
  • If your Sims aren’t paying their bills, their electricity will be turned off first, followed by their water; there is no longer a bailiff
  • The bills are now even more significantly higher than in the previous games
  • Your Sims can develop romantic and friendly relationships with a Sim independently

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