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20 of the best Sims 4 mods

The Sims 4 mods can do anything from add new personality traits or actions, to adjusting your Sims' height, and here's the best of the best.

Best Sims 4 mods: a woman in a prom dress walking through a park

What are the best Sims 4 mods? The Sims became a must-have simulation game on the PC when it was first released in 2000, and over 20 years later, the series is still going strong with a new Sims game on the horizon. You only need to look at the game’s strong library of user-generated content to see where all this success coming from.

The Sims 4 modding scene is thriving, with plenty of weird and wonderful additions to one of the best PC games for living your alternate virtual life. If you’re looking to shake things up before the Sims 5 release date, the mods below all offer varying degrees of change. We’ve compiled a list of just some of the best Sims 4 mods, accompanied with links to all the download pages. Be sure to read the install instructions for each mod.

Sims 4: mods

You can find many of the best mods over at CurseForge, which hosts a wealth of community-made free mods for The Sims 4 for you to download and enjoy as you please. Installing mods is simple enough – all you need to do is drag the mod files over to the game’s mod folder. In a typical setup, this should be Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods.

The 20 best Sims 4 mods in 2024 are:

Best Sims 4 mods: a series of framed pictures on a wall, each containing an ultrasound image.

Ultrasound Scan

The Ultrasound Scan mod gives your pregnant Sim a chance to visit the doctor during pregnancy to get a – you guessed it – a scan. The ultrasound will not only determine the sex and amount of babies your Sim will have, but you can take the scan picture home with you and hang it up on the wall for a little boost of happiness.

An beautiful interior with matching wooden furniture thanks to The Sims 4 mod Match it!

Match it!

This build mode mod adds a ton of color options to your furniture choices, give you more coordinating options than ever before. In Match It!, you can match window frames, trims, and even your roof to your interior furnishings. With two parts to this pack, make sure you download both – here’s the other bit – to ensure you have full access to every item. Some items require paid-for The Sims 4 packs, such as the Vampire pack, but if you don’t have these, then you can just delete the following items from the game files:

  • Styled parquet
  • Bewitching wood
  • Dramatic parquet
  • Fence for window shopping

The best Sims 4 mods - the one with all the romance: additional interaction options are shown for The Sims 4 relationships, including argue, break up, and compliment.

The One with All the Romance

As you might expect from the name, this Sims 4 mod adds a lot of extra options for romance – and we all know that’s one of the main reasons we play The Sims 4. On top of the usual romance interactions, with The One with All the Romance your Sim can compliment their partner, get to know them better, and talk and reminisce about your relationship milestones. What’s more, these Sims seem to be better than most humans at having grown up conversations, as you can also offer different reasons for breaking up, ask for space, or communicate about trust issues or having your feelings hurt. Actually, I don’t think I’ll bother with real humans any more.

A Sim wakes up following a dream thanks to the Sims 4 Dreams and Nightmares mod, resulting in a deep conversation with another Sim.

Dreams and Nightmares

In this insanely cool mod, creator alainbm has implemented dreams and nightmares for your Sims, old or young, to experience. Following a rest period of at least 30 minutes, a buff or moodlet appears, showing telling you what your Sim experienced in their dream, be it positive or negative. This naturally changes your Sims feelings from when they wake up, delivering more emotional depth to your Sims. What’s more, no rest will ever be the same (well, there’s minimal chance), as each adult Sim has over 180 different dream possibilities, and over 30 for kids.

Following the period of rest, your Sim and other Sims around them will have additional dialogue and action options based on that dream and their new feelings, including asking questions about their dream and researching what they might mean.

The additional options presented by Woohoo Wellness , one of the best Sims 4 mods.

Woohoo Wellness

This intimate collection of Sims 4 mods adds a touch of realism to ‘woohoo’ and its consequences. From transmissible diseases to custody battles, Woohoo Wellness digs into the real fears, anxieties, and hurdles that can arise during intercourse, conception, surrogacy, and adoption. It even digs into the social elements of family relations. How would a dedicated child-free Sim react when they discover their life partner considers the perfect nuclear family to be their happily ever after? With this Sims 4 mod, you can find out. There are even some additional built-in interactions surrounding dating and cheating, if you want to really turn the neighborhood into a suburban drama.

Best Sims 4 mods - zombie apocalypse: am ominous mist descends over the town

Zombie Apocalypse Mod

Made by Sacrificial mods, the zombie apocalypse mod is heavily inspired by Resident Evil, and can see your Sims become terrified or zombified. Trigger a zombie apocalypse with an incredibly cool story mechanic, then decide whether you want to survive or infect.

The Sims 4 mods: A screen showing a selection of holidays and activities to choose from in the Social Activities mod.

Social Activities

If you want your Sims to be able to do more with their free time, then Little Ms Sam’s Social Activities mod does just that. Your Sim wants to go to a gig? You got it. Want a day off from the little one? Put them in daycare. Want to take your beloved on a date? Go for it. Naturally, these things cost money, but they’ll keep your Sim distracted for a while, even filling up stats like hunger, romance, and more while they’re at it.

One of the best Sims 4 mods is Food Delivery Service by LittleMsSam, which increases your choices for food delivery.

Food Delivery Service

Look, we love pizza as much as the next person, but you sometimes just want something else. That’s where The Sims 4 Food Delivery Service mod comes in. Little Ms Sam yet again comes in clutch with this mod, bringing more options to food ordering, including more food options and choices to order for more people. 

A young child jump in a puddle while wearing a waterproof coat in the My Favourite Raincoat The Sims 4 mod.

My Favorite Raincoat

We’ve included some more subtle mods alongside complete game-changers, and this is one of the former. An adorable mod, My Favorite Raincoat simply gives your Sim a cute, waterproof raincoat, which they don automatically whenever it rains. The in-game benefit of this is that your Sim will no longer get wet, even when not carrying an umbrella. To install My Favorite Raincoat, you also need the XML Injector mod.

Sims 4 mod Better Babies and Toddlers: a mother rocks a baby, while a toddler reaches out for its mother

Better Babies & Toddlers

Let’s be honest, babies are a bit rubbish. Toddlers are even worse because they can talk back at you. It turns out these tiny titans could be better in The Sims 4 as well in terms of functionality and parenting features. It’s a bit of a boo-boo, but thankfully, Caradriel is here to make things all better with this excellent Sims 4 mod.

They wanted to improve the mechanics around sims and their sim children, and Better Babies & Toddlers is the result. It comes with a range of features, from new interactions to new moodlets that can be gained by talking about babies. Your sim can even read a parenting magazine to improve their parenting skill. Truly, a mod for parents, possibly developed by a parent. You will need another mod – Lumpinou’s Mood Pack – for this to work properly, and it’s also not compatible with any other mods that use Baby Bassinet interactions.

Sims 4 mods: Magic Career, a list of job options is shown

Sims 4 career mods

One of the best parts of the Sims series is choosing a career path and meeting all the requirements to get your sim to the top of the ladder – which is surprisingly difficult with all the career choices available in The Sims 4. That choice gets even bigger when you consider the huge number of jobs listed on the Sims 4 mods careers page for you to try.

To pick a couple out for you, there’s Sims_Lover’s Hacker career path mod, or you can become a member of the Ministry of Magic with Caelinaarria’s mod. If you’ve ever fancied a life in marine biology, get familiar with fish with xTheLittleCreator’s Oceanography career mod and – a personal favorite – Simscovery’s Postal Service mod, a humble career that lets your sim make a living by delivering letters and parcels.

Sims 4 mods Emotional Inertia: A woman comforts another woman

Emotional Inertia

Play The Sims 4 enough, and you’ll learn to manage sims and their emotions pretty easily. Any sim feeling upset is only a couple of clicks away from returning to being fine.

But with the Emotional Inertia mod by roBurky, your sims will behave and act in a more lifelike way. This means that sims’ moods will be prolonged, so you’ll need to put in a bit more effort to change their frame of mind. This mod can be challenging, but roBurky explains that “the aim is to make emotions feel a little more meaningful, to make your sims a little more human.” You’ll need to put more thought into the small things in life that could make your sim happy, like talking to friends, doing a hobby they love, or eating a really tasty grilled cheese.

Sims 4 personality mod: Have some personality please splash text shows over a city skyline

Have some personality, please!

Created by PolarBearSims, this mod changes how sims act to reflect their personality better. The Have Some Personality Please! mod allows you to choose actions that are more accurate to each sim’s traits, moods, conversations, and relationships.

By removing a sim’s ability to engage in idle chit-chat they can stay true to their nature. “If they are romantic they like to choose romance over mean interactions. If they are extremely mad they are bound to yell at anyone and whoever is nearby,” PolarBearSims explains. The mod also includes more interaction with aliens, cats, and dogs, plus toddlers will also act more in line with their traits.

Sims 4 mods: Meaningful stories, a couple kiss and share "a happy moment"

Meaningful stories

RoBurky returns with another mod that changes how your sim reacts to life events and personal experiences in the game. The Meaningful Stories mod ensures that your sim expresses their emotions to the people who matter or are important to them and will affect how those memories stay with them throughout their life.

“Your sim might get into a depressive rut for days that takes planning and effort and some help from their friends to overcome,” roBurky explains. “Or your sim’s creative nature might be filling them with inspiration when they ought to be focused instead, so you send them to work on their novel to get the ideas out of their head.”

This mod also sits well with roBurky’s True Happiness mod, as it makes your sim’s experience with happiness more meaningful. Now your sim will only feel truly happy when something extraordinary happens to them.

Sims 4 mod MC Command Center: The command center table

MC Command Centre

For mod fans who want to get into the nitty-gritty details of playing The Sims, then check out the MC Command Center mega-mod by Deaderpool. This mod is a collection of smaller mods that give you the power to make small adjustments and tweaks to how sims live their lives.

Don’t like a particular item of clothing? You can blacklist it. Is an NPC interaction annoying you? Take control of that NPC and change it. This mod also comes with story-progression mechanics, which have been dearly missed since The Sims 3.

Sims 4 mods: MorphMaker, a head with pointy ears and no hair appears next to a list of detailed customisation options


MorphMaker by CmarNYC lets you sculpt and shape every inch of your sim exactly the way you want. You can use this mod to change the appearance of normal sims, vampires, aliens, and even pets to exactly what you had in mind or something completely random. CmarNYC has kindly linked to tutorials on the mod’s page, so check those out too.

The Sims 4 best mods: a menu prompt using UI Cheats that lets you add money to your sims

UI Cheats

Having to memorize individual cheats and enter them as a console command is so 2000 and late. Give your brain a rest by installing the UI Cheats mod from weerbesu. UI Cheats gives you the power to control every aspect of Sims 4 without navigating through awkward menus. Infinite money? No problem. Want to learn every skill possible? Simple. Gain access to everything you’ve ever wanted from Sims 4 by installing UI Cheats.

The Sims 4 mods: A horse has a menu option to add traits to deepen its personality

More personality traits

The More CAS Traits mod, hosted on Modthesims, adds more personality trait possibilities for your Sims and their pets. These personality traits open up new conversation and interactions between Sims and doesn’t need anything but the base game to work. If you’re searching for more capabilities and deeper relationships, embrace your Sims’ new, deeper, more realistic personalities.

The Sims 4 mods: the height slider mod allows you to adjust the height of your Sims

Height Slider

Have you ever noticed how all adult Sims are the same height? After many sleepless nights tossing and turning, being tormented by the thought that a “tall” dark, and handsome man just doesn’t exist in the world of The Sims, Godjul1 on Modthesims has come up with the solution. A Height Slider mod! This height slider allows you to set a Sim’s height, but the creator does warn that it results in “kissing looking weird for Sims with different heights”. To use in-game, simply drag your Sims’ feet. Bigger feet make taller Sims – who knew?!

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Life’s Drama

The Life’s Drama mod adds new scenarios for NPCs in The Sims. You can intervene in some and might catch your Sim peeking out of a window to see an argument between lovers or strolling through town you may stumble across an attempt to pickpocket someone. The mod also adds an action to expose a loved one, which works on Sims that are coupled up and will be sure to cause some controversy.

Hopefully, these Sims 4 mods are enough to keep you going and your love of the series alive. Sims 5, or Project Rene as it’s currently being called, is coming eventually, but there’s not been any confirmation about Sims 5 mods or mod support.

Remember, this is just a small selection of what’s on offer. Do browse the CurseForge Sims 4 mods hub for more, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous right now, then there’s a whole other area of the community dedicated to just Sims sex mods, and Sims 4 cheats can also help shake up your gameplay.

Additional contributions by Cheri Faulkner.