Published on March 23, 2019
Updated on October 23, 2022

The Sims 4 - The 14 Best Mods for Gameplay, Traits & Activities

With so many expansion packs released, The Sims 4 gets better and better. It still missing a lot of must-have features though and the modders are here to help us make our gameplay experience as smooth as possible.

There are plenty of mods available to download, especially on Mod The Sims, you can make your sims look better, get more furniture, clothes, and many more. I searched for the best and I made a list of the top 14 Sims 4 mods to download, including instructions of how to install them right below.

Don’t miss our list with the best houses you can download for The Sims 4, as well as an amazing list of Sims Celebrities you can directly get from the Sims Library.

How to Install Mods in Sims 4

  • Make sure your game is patched.
  • Every mod usually comes in a rar file so you better have WinRAR or 7zip to open it.
  • Go to the folder where your download the rar and extract the files on the following path C:\This PC/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods
  • Open The Sims 4, go to Game Options and enable Custom Contents, Mods and Script Mods.
  • Restart your game and you will be ready to go.

Get to College

Creator: simmythesims

Get to College by simmythesims, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

We were expecting to get an official Go to College expansion since The Sims 2, but sadly it was never released. We don’t lose hope, but for now this mod will do the job just as well. It was created by simmythesims in 2013 for The Sims 3 & 4 but then he retired from modding in 2015. Gladly, itasan2 came up to update the mod in December 2015 and since then he uploads frequently new updates on his Tumblr site.

On this mod after your sim becomes a young adult or older, the sim can go to university and chose one of the three majors, Music, Fine Arts and Physical Education. Your sim will be able to do related activities like working out for Physical Education, painting for Fine Art, and playing instruments for Music, attend lectures and of course, study to achieve high grades.

Get a Job


Entertainer Career by duderocks, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

There are so many career mods out there to download and thanks to the modders of this game, who keep uploading new career mods every day, giving us plenty of choices on careers, like the work from home mod!

If you have always wanted your Sims to have a certain job that does not exist in base game or the expansions, you can check the link above for more careers and how to obtain them in-game.

Custom Events


Event: Movie Evening by IkaVelle, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Custom Events from Mod The Sims can help you on your role-play scenarios a lot, as you can find various social activities to add in-game! You can easily represent a scene for your story with a mod or make your gameplay more realistic like having dinners, picnics, movie nights, etc. There are plenty available to download.

I suggest downloading the Event: Movie Evening mod by IkaVelle to see how it works and then start to grow your library.

No More Culling

Creator: Neia

No More Culling by Neia, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Culling is a background game process, that runs during night hours, to remove households when the population reaches over 200. Therefore, all them sims you haven’t interacted recently they might be removed. Very annoying right?

So this mod helps you keep the households that are not favorites up to 575 and those who are they will never be culled. In addition to that, non favorite sims as a close relative can also be kept (up to 100) in a simplified state.

Emotional Inertia

Creator: roBurky

Emotional Inertia by roBurky, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Emotional Inertia by roBurky is an excellent mod for those who want their sims’ emotions become more meaningful and make the game more challenging. Moods will become hard-to-change, they will last much longer and it will take a lot of effort and multiple points of another emotion to change their current mood.

In the original game as you may know, nothing affects your sims’ mood for long and once you’re familiar with the game, it will be easy to get a few points to change their mood. With this mod, your sims feel a little more human and make the experience for the player far more realistic.

Custom Food Interactions

Creator: TheFoodGroup

Custom Food Interactions by TheFoodGroup, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

This mod by TheFoodGroup gives a ton of options to your Sims when it comes to Cooking. It adds custom food interactions and some extras that are used to make custom foods, plus a script that adds the interactions to various stoves and fridges in game.

You can find a big variety of food to add in your game, simply by browsing on ModTheSims and you will find whatever you want to have in your fridge like ramen, cupcakes, dumplings or soups.

Slice of Life

Creator: kawaiistacie

The Slice of Life by kawaiistacie, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

The Slice of Life mod by kawaiistacie focuses on putting more realism to the game by adding physical changes to sims based on mood, like visible blush when they are feeling flirty or teary eyes when they are sad.

This mod will add a cellphone menu on your personal ui, which is very similar to the social media mod, and this mod applies to every sim, even the NPC sims!

Ownable Cars

Creator: Dark Gaia

Ownable Cars by Dark Gaia, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Everyone is missing their car-privilege from The Sims 3, and now it’s time to have our cars back! Thanks to Dark Gaia, your sims can now purchase and drive their very own cars around the neighborhood and travel easy to many locations!

This mod adds five (5) drivable cars to the game. The cars range in price from §10000 to §20000 and can be found in the Hobbies and Activities > Misc sort in Function Mode and Outdoors > Activities in Room Mode.

MC Command Center

Creator: Deaderpool

MC Command Center by Deaderpool, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

With MC Command Center you can almost do everything without even playing! It is a great choice if you are making a story for example, with multiple characters and you don’t won’t to spent your free time by fixing or upgrading the relationship between them.

By Downloading MC Command Center you will be able to control all the households of the game without leaving your current gameplay. You can change the appearance of any sim you want by right clicking on them, move them to a different lot or family instantly and even remove homeless sims and ghosts to clean up your neighborhood.

Sim Info

Creator: itasan2

Sim Info by itasan2, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

With the Sim Info mod by itasan2 you can view or search info about any sim you want by the following three functions. Simply by right clicking on the sim you prefer to see the info, select a sim from all sim list of the game or of your current lot and by searching them in the Pie menu. You can also change the Menu Dialog from the Mod Options.

UI Cheats

Creator: weerbesu

UI Cheats by weerbesu, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Weerbsu’s mod UI Cheats makes the cheats a part of the UI, and releases you from the command line. You can get a thousand simoleons just by clicking on the household’s total money in the bottom-left corner. You can change your sims’ relationships by right-clicking on their relationship bars, changing their moods, or just making them immortal! Similar to how it worked in The Sims 3.

Have Some Personality Please

Creator: PolarBearSims

Have Some Personality Please by PolarBearSims, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

PolarBearSimsMod will give an actual personality to your sims! With this mod, interactions are based on Traits, Personality and Career! Time to say goodbye on that annoying Idle Chat! Their interactions will never be random again. With this mod focusing on their traits moods and their existing relationships between the Sims will give them a whole new level of autonomy.

New Personality Traits


The Sims 4 has a lot of personality traits itself but with so much mods uploading everyday it is hard to stay on the basic only! Take your coffee or your tea if that’s your thing and browse the Mod The Sims‘ site to find what your are looking for! Keep in mind that there are many mods that are boosting your sims to level up on their traits faster and achieve unique rewards!

Height Slider

Creator: GODJUL1

Height Slider by GODJUL1, The Sims 4 Mod (image by @rainfelt)

Sims’ creation tool gives you tons of customization options but it still missing one big thing, a height slider. Thanks to GODJUL1 you can now adjust the height of your sims in order to look more naturally varied. You simply click and drag their feet in Create-a-Sim to stretch or shrink them. It’s as easy as that!

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Release Date
Sep 2, 2014
Electronic Arts
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Country of Origin
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