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20 Best Sims 4 Mods to Customize the Way You Like It

Despite being released six years ago, Sims 4 remains relevant and dynamic. The amount of customization you can make on the platform is near limitless. It must be no secret that this simulation game garners a huge online following because of this. However, a huge chunk of the appeal should be credited to The Sims 4 mods. Because of this feature, gamers remain excited and interested in The Sims 4. Why?

The more modifications (mods) you have in the game, the more realistic (or fantastical) your Sims’ world is. The base game becomes a blank canvas, and each mod is paint. You, the player, and the modding community, are the painters. Choose the multitude of cultures you want your world to have, or just the breakfast choices in your Sims’ day-to-day lives. It’s all your call.

You may want to grab a copy of The Sims 4 game before downloading any mods, though. There are different versions of The Sims 4 available on Amazon.

What Are The Sims 4 Mods?

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Mods stand for “modifications.” These are available through the game’s online server or through online downloads. Either way, they are continuously changing and vibrant because of The Sims 4 modding. The game’s developer, EA, provides a lot of expansion packs that keep the game ever-changing. Still, players cannot get enough of customization, so many turn to mods for new traits, buildings, stories, and characters. Some players even look to mods for Sim powers.

There are endless mods to choose from, and most of these are available on ModTheSims. This web page offers a lot of fan-made mods, most of which are widely used in the Sims 4 gaming community. Modifications can be as practical as a height slider or as weird as an in-game Vampire’s drink. You must note that this is different from cheat codes. Sims 4 mods and cheat codes can serve the same purpose, but they are not always the same.

If you’re also interested in Sims 4 cheats, we have an article for you too.

 

How to Install Sims 4 Mods?

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To start your installation of Sims 4 mods, you must first download the Mod file/s. After this step, choose Windows Explorer or Finder (depending on your software) and locate the Electronic Arts folder. From there, it goes Sims 4 > Mods.

All you have to do after this is to drag and drop your downloadables straight to the Mods folder. Whatever the file type, do NOT open your mod downloads. There is no need to unzip/open them with downloading Sims 4 mods to your system.

Now that you know what to do, you must first know what you want to download.

 

The Best Sims 4 Mods for Customization

Zodiac Traits

Sims 4 mods Zodiac Signs
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Internet culture eats up memes and posts about zodiac signs. They often trend on social media platforms, may it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. As always, the passionate community behind The Sims 4 mods adapts to the times. This Zodiac Traits mod grants your Sims the ability to have all of a specific zodiac’s traits. These affect Sims’ interaction skills and preferences.

Earned zodiac traits will reflect on your Sim’s whims, goals, and personalities. By granting your Sims zodiac traits, you are opening them up to both negative and positive whims from their zodiacs. For example, a Leo’s whim could be meeting someone new, as Leos are known for their extroverted nature. In turn, water signs like Scorpios will more likely to get into a fight, due to their emotional dispositions.

This mod can also affect matchmaking. Once you assign zodiac signs to all your Sims, you can opt to pair them up with their compatible mates. For example, Sagittariuses match better with Aries and Geminis.

You can get this mod from the reward store for 0 satisfaction points. This mod does not take up a personality slot, making your Sims more dynamic and full of personality.

Get the Zodiac Signs mod

 

Have Some Personality, Please!

Have Some Personality Please
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Sims 4 players know how the slow burn of relationship building is like. To get to an interesting level, you have to sit through dozens and dozens of idle chats. This is the elevator music of the Sims world, it’s okay if you have it but you prefer not to.

“Have Some Personality, Please!” rights these wrongs. It removes idle chats in conversations and replaces them with different interactions. These will be based on your Sims’ preexisting relationships and moods. They can go from friends to foes very fast if the timing permits it.

The mods for Sims 4 elevate the gameplay. This, in our opinion, is one of the best Sims 4 mods you can get. It keeps your Sims’ personalities consistent with their actions. Any Sim of any age (yes, including toddlers) will act more accordingly.

If they are mad, they will get mad at people nearby. Should they be in the mood for romancing, they’re bound to flirt more than chat with idleness.

Expect this mod to affect not just your Sims, though. The “Have Some Personality, Please!” Sims 4 mod enhances the traits of cats, dogs, and aliens too.

Get the “Have Some Personality, Please!” mod

 

Meaningful Stories

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Speaking of moods and emotions, there are also blind spots to how Sims experience these alone. Case in point: have you ever played with a “happy” sim? So happy, in fact, that happiness was their mood even when sat on a chair?

The creator of this mod believes that that is not a realistic way to depict moods and emotions. When you download the “Meaningful Stories” mod, expect stable and realistic Sims. Your Sims, like you, will have in-passing emotions.

In making these possible, this mod has two features. The first one is “Emotional Inertia,” which makes your Sims less predictable but more stable. With this feature, mood swings are less frequent. A sad Sim will remain that way for a longer period of time.

The second feature is “True Happiness.” In this, Sims are no longer happy by default. Much like real life, Sims have to earn their happiness. Happiness-worthy events are programmed into the game. Such events will improve the lives of your Sims.

Get the Meaningful Stories mod

 

Gender Preference

Gender Preferences
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Gender and sexuality are parts of a spectrum of human life. Most Sims 4 mods exist to replicate this truth. While the gender preference is yet to fully capture it, it comes awfully close.

When using this mod, you can control the genders your Sims are attracted to. Like humans, Sims have the option to prefer one type of gender, two, or none. The best feature of this mod is that you can choose your Sims’ percentage of attraction. Is it a split 50/50? Or more of a 20/80? It’s your choice.

The four options for this mod are preference male, preference female, both, or none. Note that this does not exempt even the Reaper. If you want to create romantic relations with the god of death, feel free to do so with the Gender Preferences mod.

However, The Sims 4 limits the romantic interactions of the god of death. If you want to change this setting and control the god of death instead, read on to the “Magical Transformations” mods.

Get the Gender Preference mod

 

New Traits

New Traits
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Some Sims players took offense to the limiting number of personalities on The Sims 4. While choices ran high, players believed it to be useless. Choices dropped down from six to three, which some believe ultimately affected the dynamism and variety of characters.

Sims 4 mods adapted to this. Chingyu1023 created a Sims 4 mod that lets you add traits from Create a Sim. These can be found on the rewards store after downloading [the mod].

You can customize your Sim like never before with this mod. There are so many traits to choose from. For example, you can now develop sarcastic Sims if you want to.

Moreover, your Sims’ life goals will be shaped by their aspirations as children. This simulation is beginning to look more and more like reality.

Get the New Traits mod

 

ChatPacks

Chat Packs
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The title on this Sims 4 mod is self-explanatory. Once you download ChatPacks, expect longer gameplay because of the plethora of chats to choose from.

Social interaction is a strong focus for Sims 4 mods or at least the ones that think about leveling up gameplay. With ChatPacks, adult Sims can complain about their youth, morning sicknesses (for pregnant Sims), or discuss a midlife crisis.

However, it does not stop there. As with all chat packs, what you talk about will affect your mood for the day. For example, should a Sim discuss a midlife crisis, they will be +5 Tense for 24 hours. This moodlet can make Sims want to leave a new job or a long term relationship.

Teen Sims, on the other hand, can complain about puberty. This is a friendly interaction, and those who engage in this chat will be +4 Happy for 4 hours.

Expand your game’s horizons and explore the different moods each chat can give you.

Get the ChatPacks mod

 

Life’s Drama

Life's Drama
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There is no shame in admitting some people play the Sims to create havoc in their Sims’ lives. Sometimes, you want to shake the boat a little. This is why you get to create enemies as well as friends inside the game. Sims 4 mods like Life’s Drama focuses on this havoc. What is life without a few challenges, right?

So, when you download the Life’s Drama mod, expect 11 new dramatic scenarios for your Sims. Most of these scenarios are ones you can stick your simulated noses into. Examples of these are a lovers’ quarrel, pickpocketing, or a runaway bride. You can interact with any of these situations, and your interactions will affect a social popularity system.

Yes, you read that right: this mod also has a social popularity system. Every time you try to make a world a better place by mitigating drama, you get popularity points. Even better, popularity points also grow each time you go to a social event.

You can support the LGBTQA+ community through social events. Other common events include fighting against domestic violence, animal abuse, racism and bullying.

Choose the hill you want to die on and engage.

If you are the type to stir up drama, then you can also “Expose a Loved One.” Choose that action and watch the lives of your Sims go up in flames.

Get the Life’s Drama mod

 

Go to School or College

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For a much simpler, non-reality show type of life, you can download the “Go to School” or “Get to College” Sims 4 mods.

For the former, you can visit your Sims’ children’s school. If you’ve got a free day ahead of you, you can explore how Sims’ classes happen. You can also roam around the school while helping your Sims’ kids achieve their dreams. Kids can learn from their teachers and visit their counselors with this mod.

Should you have bright plans for their futures, have your Sims’ kids earn Emblems from the school principal. They can redeem these later in their lives as reward traits.

For the “Get to College” mod, your college-grade Sims can major in physical education, fine arts, or music. As with real-life college, your major reflects on your life venues and goals.

If you are a career-driven individual and plan for your Sims to be like you, also check out the University Career mod. In this mod, you can choose from 12 different degrees. These include child development, culinary arts, game design, and so much more. Degrees in this mod have eight levels, internships, and career boosts.

Get the “Go to School” mod

Get the “Go to College” mod

Houseboat Living

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Live the luxurious Sim life with this Houseboat Living mod. With these Sims 4 mods, you can transform decorative boats into houseboats, just hop on in.

This feature was available in The Sims 3, but like many features from that game, it was not included in The Sims 4. So, for Sims newbies, be warned that this mod will have you cut down your furniture by a lot. Houseboats are small and push your interior decorating skills to minimalism.

Despite limited furniture options, the houseboats come in color variants of brick red, deep-sea blue, and turquoise. Sims can get on board and live their houseboat fantasies with this Sims 4 mod. Make sure you leave a space for them to leave and enter, though!

Get the Houseboat mod

 

Old French Village

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Bring your Sims to a place of culture, peace, and wellness with this Old French Village mod.

While some Sims 4 mods focus on the charm of in-game interactions, this mod enhances your Sims’ surroundings. Choose from ten beautiful houses with Europe’s architectural styles, including a hilltop mansion. Live like a celebrity, even if it is only simulated.

When you add this mod to your Sims 4 worlds, you are also giving your Sims a chance to sit around a pub or café. Most of these have outdoor set-ups because of the European tones of this mod. So, if your Sims are in the mood for peace and luxury, let them rest and enjoy the Old French Village’s breeze.

In installing this mod, you will need a vacant 64 x 64 lot. These lots, unfortunately, are available only through the Cats & Dogs or the Get Together expansion packs.

Get the Old French Village mod

 

Grannies Cookbook

Grannies Cookbook
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Sims 4 mods create deeper interactions that make it fun for the player to simulate real life.

With the Grannies’ Cookbook, you have a Sims 4 food mod that you can interact with “physically.” Place this book on whatever lot or space you want, and have your Sim pick it up and read away. They can prepare for a small (or big) dinner party and go through a long list of food choices for serving.

You can organize a multicultural full-course menu with this mod. It offers entrees like beef patties, mac and cheese, fried chicken, oxtail with rice peas and plantain, shrimp and mackerel skewers, and chicken roti.

For desserts, your Sim can now make angel strawberry cakes, pineapple upside-down cakes, mud pies, and trifles, and Winterfest puddings.

Even in this simulated world, a grandmother’s cookbook is carrying a party on its shoulders. Expect “delicious” meals from this food mod.

Get the Grannies Cookbook mod

 

Dracula Blood Drinkable Punch

Dracula Blood Punch mod
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What is a game of Sims without the option to get creepy and scary? Most of the time, Sims 4 mods deliver more options to do them. This Dracula Blood Drinkable Punch is an example.

Energize parties with this food mod. All you need is one piece of any fruit and a level one gourmet cooking skill. This is just a bloody sangria, after all.

Following the myth of vampires, a drink of this blood punch will give your Sims a +1 Energized moodlet. For 180 Sim minutes, watch your party turn from grueling to exciting.

Once downloaded, you can find this Sims 4 mod at the “Custom Food” and “Custom Gourmet” menu, as well as the “Make Custom Cocktail” on bars.

If you’re dining out and about, you can find this diabolical drink on the Alcoholic Beverage menu.

Get the Dracula Blood Drinkable Punch mod

 

Custom Food Interactions

Custom Food mod
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You can download as many food-related Sims 4 mods as you want but sometimes it just doesn’t scratch that itch for customizing.

The best option for you, if you want near-unlimited food options, is the Custom Food Interactions mod. Downloading this mod opens up a lot of new cooking interactions for your Sims.

Should you feel so inclined and motivated, you can create a fridge of custom meals. You can get custom meal ideas from other modders’ kitchens, too.

To make this work, you have to go to the ModTheSims custom food section. From there, you will have access to a long list of menus you can pick from. The food offering is wide and varied. If you’re in the mood for Indian food, there is a Biryani option for you here. Want a tangy dessert? Make blueberry cheesecakes.

Food choices are limitless as long as the modding community keeps providing your choices.

Get the Custom Food Interactions mod

 

Height Slider

Height Slider mod
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GODJUL1 provides you with an option to create more varied Sims. While everyone finds the weight and muscle mass slider to be fun for customization, those are not the only factors for the physique.

As the name suggests, the Height Slider lets you have more freedom of choice when it comes to height. Height is a big, recognizable physical attribute that should be addressed more on a game simulating real life. It is unnatural for all heights to be the same, even if you are of the same age.

Teens, kids, and adults, among themselves, are of different physical traits. Getting this height slider may make you identify with your Sims more than ever before.

Get the Height Slider mod

 

Morph Maker

Morph Maker mod
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Diversity is a large reason why people enjoy playing the Sims. Each character has their own stories, emotions, and personalities. It goes without saying that these should reflect in their physicalities, too. As mentioned for the height slider, your weight and muscles can’t do all the tricks.

For artists with racing minds and clear ideas, this MorphMaker mod is for you. When you download this mod, you can sculpt and shape your Sims from top to bottom. Inch by inch, all under your control.

This does not only apply to adult Sims. You can use this MorphMaker by CmarNYC for Sims aliens, Sims vampires, and Sims’ pets. Go wild with the possibilities and create people exact to how you imagined them to be.

Sims 4 mods that celebrate diversity, much like this MorphMaker, also reflect representation. With this mod, you now have the option to have Sims on wheelchairs or in the middle of a gender transition.

Get the Morph Maker mod

Eternal Youth

Eternal Youth mod
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There are no fountains of youth for the Sims, but there is this Eternal Youth mod.

Sims 4 players know that there is a way to preserve the life of all Sims. To do this, all you have to do is fix your game’s settings. However, there are instances where you want to preserve the life of one Sim and not the other.

This is the importance of Eternal Youth mod. Sims 4 mods like this one create more dynamic gameplay. Your Sims now exist on a case-to-case basis, and you have the option to keep them alive for as much as you want them to.

Downloading this mod gives you Eternal Youth and the Immortal trait. The former costs 6,000 Simoleons and protects your Sims from deaths caused by old age. On the other hand, the latter costs 8,000 Simoleons and protects your Sims from death altogether.

Get the Eternal Youth and Immortal mod

 

MC Command Center

MC Command Center
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Of all the Sims 4 mods, this is the one that boosts the most possibilities. To start off, downloading this mod gives you access to the amount of time it will take Sims to do tasks. Baths no longer have to take an hour long in the world of the Sims. Breakfasts are no longer a this-or-that situation with coming in to work on time.

This mod creates a fast-paced environment if you allow it to. It also grants you more time for leisure activities with your Sims. If your Sim is part mermaid, why would you spend the rest of the game waiting for them to come home from work? Get to the meat of your Sim’s adventures quickly.

You can also tamper with the employment rates, the pregnancies, and the non-playable characters of your Sims’ world. If you want to ban some of Summer Holiday’s clothes and replace them with your own style, you can do that, too.

These are small modifications, but once done on a massive scale, you will have control over every aspect of your Sims’ lives. This is the mega-mod of Sims 4 mods. You can play god in the world of your Sims, and take their stories wherever you want.

Get the MC Command Center mod

Magical Transformation Mods

This section features three Sims 4 mods that focus on magic.

One of the more enjoyable features of the Sims is its fantasy arcs. As you try to simulate reality, you are also encouraged to live in an ideal world. This reality can be full of vampires, aliens, mermaids, and even sorcerers.

Now, the aliens and vampires are common bonus features of this game. Along with ghosts, it is safe to say that they have had ample screen time since Sims 2. So, we will be featuring new blood for the Magical Transformations mods.

 

Sims 4 Mermaid Mythology Mod

Mermaid Mythology mod
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First is the Mermaid Mythology skill. This, as the name suggests, starts out with your Sim building their knowledge on mermaids. You can do this by doing continuous reading about mermaids and their powers.

The more you learn about these creatures, their lifestyle, and their magical properties, the better are your Sim’s chances of becoming a mermaid. Once your Sim gears up on wisdom, you will find them traveling to a “Moonpool.” From there, they can transform into a mermaid.

This mod opens your game up to so many possibilities. With a strong connection to the moon, mermaid Sims can use different spells when channeling their “lunar energies.”

Mermaid powers are interesting, but should mermaids be cursed, the mod transforms them into sea monsters. Most of the time, it is bad mermaids that get cursed with this feature.

Sim mermaids are high-maintenance creatures, however. They must always be inside a body of water lest they rapidly age towards their dying breaths. Their youth is tied to swimming, so you must constantly replenish their skins (and gills) with water.

Get the Mermaid Mythology Mod

 

Sims 4 Grim Reaper Mod

Grim Reaper Mod
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Second is the “Reaper Trait.” Since Sims only have limited interactions with the Grim Reaper, doggydog1989 created a Sims 4 mod with wider options.

In this mod, your Sim is immortal and has frozen vital signs. Your Sim’s Hunger, Bladder, Hygiene, and Energy needs are frozen. Traits are also like the Reaper’s, but anything romance-related is heightened.

Get the Grim Reaper Mod

Sims 4 Sorcerer Mod

Sorcerer Mod
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Third is the Sims 4 Sorcerer mod. In this, your Sims have magical powers and properties.

To get your Sims’ hands on this, they have to investigate a “suspicious lump of clay.” This object grants your Sims their magic, and from there, Sims can specialize in rituals, spells, and even the Black arts.

As with the other Magical Sims 4 mods, your Sims’ vital signs will change on a massive scale. For example, in the Ritual of Digestive Control, your Sim develops “Iron Insides.” This replaces your Sim’s Hunger and Bladder with Magical Connection and Alignment. You use these when you want your sorcerer skills leveled up. Replacing your Socialite and Bedwetting traits is also possible with this.

This Sims 4 mod’s best feature is that it is not exclusive to adults. Toddlers and children can harness these magical traits. The older they will get, however, the more traits and powers they can access.

Get the Sorcerer Mod

Final Word

Sims 4 Mods and expansions
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There are so many Sims 4 mods to choose from. The ranges in and among them vastly vary and this is what keeps the Sims 4 community active. It is not too late to join in on the fun.

With Sims 4 mods, your Sims can transform into a mermaid, a sorcerer, or even a grim reaper. They can also be made in your likeness with the use of the height sliders and morph makers. In socializing, they can choose their matches by Zodiac sign. If you’re craving for Chicken Biryani, live vicariously through your Sims.

All these features, albeit other-worldly, are human. The Sims 4 is always a fun play because of this.

Unlike GTA V, Sims 4’s updates keep the game interesting. It does not matter that it has been six years since the release of the last Sims game. The modding and expansion communities of Sims 4 are active and are always working on something new.

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