The Sims 4 Best Expansion Packs [Sims 4 Best And Worst Expansions Revealed]

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Get Together brings the new world of Windenburg, which has beautiful, scenic neighbourhoods and picturesque landmarks. There’s even a maze at the Von Haunt Estate, pools along the bluffs, and the mysterious ancient ruins.

This pack comes with two new skills, DJ, and Dancing! You can take off other sims in foosball, darts, and Don’t Wake the Llama. Get cosy with your crush or do a special dance around the bonfire.

You can join lots of different clubs, allowing you to meet new sims and have secret handshakes. You can customise exclusive hangouts and be the leader of a club!

Get Together full details:

Get Together score: 4/10


11. Cottage Living


Henford-on-Bagley is a cosy world full of friendly faces and old-fashioned architecture. Lot Challenges require fresh ingredients for each meal, so it’s important that you have a green thumb! You can grow produce yourself, forage in the wild, or visit the village market.

Cows provide fresh milk and chickens lay eggs, and the forest is filled with rabbits, foxes and birds. You can raise or befriend animals, earning their trust for occasional gifts. 

This expansion pack is perfect for anyone who wants a quiet life.

Cottage Living full details:

Cottage Living score: 5/10


10.  Get Famous


Your sims can live out their wildest dreams of fame and fortune with this star-spangled expansion pack. Rise to stardom in any career or pick one of the new careers – actor or influencer.

The more famous your sims become, the more attention they will attract. You can earn millions as an actor, but it won’t be easy! Lots of sims want the VIP glamour of Del Sol Valley, a brand-new world.

If you become famous enough, you can even score a legendary diamond on Starlight Boulevard and live a lavish lifestyle with gold-plated furniture and a statue of yourself!

Get Famous full details:

Get Famous score: 6/10


9.  Eco Lifestyle


Transform the world around you with this great expansion pack! This pack is all about sustainable living. Produce your own electricity and water, grow your own food, and recycle to really make a change.

You can vote on Neighbourhood Action Plans each week, meaning every sim has a voice! This comes with many new careers such as activist and technician where you can build support for your town. Every decision you make influences your world, from smoggy skies to crystal-clear water.

If you don’t act, junk may accumulate, and nature will retreat! Not to worry – there is plenty you can do. You can upcycle décor to make every house look amazing, even on a budget. Repurpose fabric, technology, and other objects to fill out your wardrobe and decorate your world.

Eco Lifestyle full details:

Eco Lifestyle score: 6/10


8.  Seasons


With Seasons, you can enjoy impactful weather, just like real-life! It will affect all aspects of your sims’ lives by giving them moodlets based on the weather. Every world’s climate is unique.

There are also year-round activities to provide Sims fun ways to enjoy the seasons. You can build a snow pal and ice-skate, play in the leaves and dance in the rain, or cool off in a pool. The possibilities are endless!

Celebrate your favourite holidays and traditions such as winterfest, the harvest feast, and love day. You can even create custom holidays! You can grow your gardening career too, but the possibilities differ from season to season. 

Seasons full details:

Seasons score: 6/10


7.  Cats And Dogs


This great pack brings you pets, allowing you to use the Create A Pet tool! You can choose from a variety of breeds of cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens, giving them each a unique look and personality.

Your sims will be able to experience the companionship that we do in real life, and form a great bond with their pet by caring for them, training them, and playing games with them.

In the new, pretty world of Brindleton Bay you can become a vet and run a clinic. You’re in charge of all of the pets in the town, and you can earn lots of money doing so!

Cats And Dogs full details:

Cats And Dogs score: 7/10


6.  Get To Work


Get To Work helps you do exactly that, with all-new career venues and exciting careers. You can become a doctor, detective, or scientist and use your brain to help people!

You can also create retail businesses like bakeries, boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, and more. Within this you can select what items to sell, manage your employees, and schmooze with customers.

There are several new skills to help you in your career of choice, so you can watch the simoleons roll in. This is a great expansion pack for earning money!

Get To Work full details:

Get To Work score: 7/10


5.  Island Living


This pack brings you to the sunny island of Sulani, where it’s Summer all year. One of the best additions in this expansion pack is a new creature – mermaids! You can swim to your heart's content, use a jetski or canoe, and even build sandcastles.

The conservationist career is new for you to explore, and you can watch your sims’ impact bloom all over the island. Take to the ocean in a fishing or diving career or become a lifeguard. There’s even odd jobs so you can earn money without a career! 

The local culture can be explored by collecting rare collectibles, enjoying a kava party, or a pit barbecue. The island has a rare style of décor, bringing lots of new items and objects to your home.

Island Living full details:

Island Living score: 8/10


4.  High School Years


This is the newest expansion pack, only recently released! It allows you to experience high school, playing with your child and teen sims. Instead of disappearing down the rabbit hole, you will accompany them to classes, hang out in the cafeteria, decorate your locker, and get to know teachers.

You can live your best childhood by dancing at prom and celebrating your graduation ceremony (provided you do your homework and work hard!). There are several after-school activities and teams, too.

Your teens will have new opportunities to cause mischief, like pranking people and sneaking out after dark in true teen style! You can even become a Simfluencer and earn money online, just like in real life.

High School Years full details: 

High School Years score: 8/10


3.  City Living



This well-rounded expansion pack brings you the bustling city of San Myshuno. It’s got several neighbourhoods filled with flats to rent, and your sims will never be bored! Learn new skills like karaoke, basketball, and give your neighbours and best friends a key to your place!

With lots of cultural festivals to take part in, your sim can win fun prizes and meet new sims! Street performers, the Curry Challenge at the Spice Festival, and fireworks at the Romance Festival await you.

This pack brings several new careers, such as Politician, Food or Art Critic, and social media. A great job will allow you to progress from a small starter apartment to a large penthouse, eradicating issues like cockroaches, leaky pipes, and electrical problems. 

City Living details:

City Living score: 8/10


2.  Discover University


Discover University brings us the vibrant world of Britechester! Sims of any age are now able to enrol in one of two universities and get the qualifications that they need to increase their earnings and become successful!

They can live in a dorm room or off-campus, and both universities have lots of fun events going on every day! You can support at a school spirit event, hang out at the commons, and head to the bar for some juice pong.

There are tons of classes that your sim can take, and time management is a must! They can even join the football team, robotics club, debate, and a mysterious secret society.

Discover University full details:

Discover University score: 9/10


1. Snowy Escape

With the Snowy Escape expansion pack, your possibilities are endless. Take your sims on dangerous excursions on Mt. Komorebi, such as skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and more.

With the beautiful hot springs your sim can unwind in the serenity after a long day of shovelling snow! This world is perfect for anyone who loves wintery, zen themes. You can even decorate your sim’s house with Japanese-inspired furniture and décor, the home of zen furniture!

You will even unlock new personality and relationship effects with the introduction of Lifestyles and Sentiments. Your sims will become far more well-rounded as their actions will now have many consequences, both positive and negative. 

The best thing about this expansion pack is the new world, with three different boroughs for you to explore. If you love snow and winter, this is the pack for you!

Snowy Escape full details:

Snowy Escape score: 9/10


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