14 Must-Install Sims 3 and Sims 4 Mods

May 12, 2020 • Shannon Flynn

Whether
you’re just starting out or have been playing for a while, the Sims games are
wildly fun and provide hours of entertainment. Mods are downloadable packs that
add to the enjoyment by bringing different features and abilities to your sims.
These games are a blast as is, but Sims 3 and 4 mods can bring them to the next
level. 

Sims 3 Mods to Check Out

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1. No Intro

Where
you’re new or not to The Sims 3, the intro can take a while. If you find
yourself getting bored with it, there’s always the option to download this mod.
The No Intro option lets you skip the beginning and jump right into building
your virtual life. 

2. Master Controller

This
mod provides an overarching level of control for you. With it, you can manage
populations of your town by adding more sims or removing them at will. You can
also look into population levels and demographics as well as career
information. It comes with smaller details, too, like resetting glitching
sims.

3. Story Progression

With
this mod, you can forgo the standard story progression format and replace it
with different options. New add-ons will make for realistic scenarios and
provide more depth to careers. Additionally, you’ll be able to decide the
path for other sims, like when they get married, have children and more.

4. More Traits for All Ages

Throughout
the game, your sims typically only have a certain amount of traits or
characteristics. However, this mod allows you to expand upon that and add more.
This addition gives your sims more to do and lets them stand out. 

5. Traveler

Have
you wanted to move locations in your Sim universe? In The Sims 3, sometimes
this means losing your contacts and relationships. However, with the Traveler
mod, you can move without losing any of your previous progress. This download
lets you bring everything with you, no matter where you move to. 

6. More Careers

Sometimes,
you just want to expand beyond what developers give you, and now you can! There
are plenty of career mods that will give you and your sims additional options
to choose from. From sports to education to entertainment, career mods expand
into new territory. Some will even have jobs just for teens. 

7. Overwatch

The
little things add up, especially in a game that requires a strong processor
like The Sims. The Overwatch mod allows you to reset sims, fix the lag and
smooth gameplay all around. Sometimes sims get stuck, or you want to clean up
your inventory in a pinch. This mod allows you to do just that. 

Sims 4 Mods to Check Out

The
Sims 4 changed things
for the brand
 —
with new capabilities and functions, users found a whole new world. However,
mods can still help out.

1. Turbo Careers

If
you have one or many people in your home, this mod can help you. With career
choices, you sometimes need to make changes. This mod allows you to alter jobs
for all adults as well as two teenagers. 

2. Trait Pack

Much
like the career mods for The Sims 3, the trait pack mods for the fourth version
of the game will vary. There are multiple traits to choose from, and each will
bring new characteristics and unique aspects. From hopeless romantic to green
thumb, you can bring your sims to a new level. 

3. MC Command Center

This
mod is a big one. With it, you can manage numerous things, ranging from
controlling people to smaller details. For instance, you can decide who moves
into and out of your house quickly. You can also focus on more minor features,
like fashion choices for individual sims.

4. Create a Sim Overhaul

The
Create a Sim screen is a popular and engaging place for users to develop new
characters. This mod allows you to improve that process in a couple of ways.
First, you’ll be able to change the backgrounds and lighting of the screen.
Plus, since some people opposed the little glint in the sims’ eyes, you can get
rid of the glimmer. 

5. Monster Guards

A
feature that The Sims 4 added for the children in your house is that they
sometimes have nightmares or get scared of monsters under their bed. The
Monster Guard mods keep monsters away so that they don’t scare the kids. 

6. Teleport 

This
mod allows you to teleport any Sim that you’d like. You can summon them, as
well — which is similar, but means they’ll get to you on foot. This mod is
convenient for when you need a specific Sim quickly and are unsure where they
are. 

7. True Happiness

The
introduction of emotions in The Sims was a big step. This mod takes it another
step forward. True Happiness allows your sims to feel overly ecstatic in happy
instances. This addition provides a different level of happiness than their
default emotion. 

How to Download New Sims Mods

Downloading
mods is a simple process. First, you need to ensure in your settings that you
have custom content and mods checked off under the “Other” category.
Then, you can find websites for
these mods

with a quick Google search. Once downloaded, you can install them by placing
the download in the Sims’ mods folder on your computer. Ready to play?

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