The Sims 4 is the latest installment of the popular life simulation franchise and as such offers a large degree of control and customization over the various in-game aspects. However, video developers can only take things so far which makes the whole experience limited.
Fortunately, there are many mod-loving gamers out there dedicated to creating custom mods that affect the game in many different ways. Some of these mods are aimed at fixing common gameplay issues, others at adding custom items and new in-game features, therefore changing the whole gameplay experience.
The list of Sims 4 mods is a long one and there is truly something for everybody. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the Best Sims 4 Mods In 2023.
The Realistic Birth Mod was created by PandaSama and is pretty self-explanatory. The mod was designed to replace the robotic procedure of delivering a newborn with a more realistic and natural process of childbirth. Once your pregnant Sim is at the hospital, the Realistic Birth mod will allow them to go through various delivery stages including labor, before your newest member of the family arrives. The mod also allows the player to opt for a planned C-section in case they wish to skip the earlier stages. Keep in mind that this mod will only work if you have The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack installed.
Better Babies and Toddlers
While on the subject of baby mods, another great mod worth mentioning is the Better Babies and Toddlers from Caradriel. Let’s face it, our youngest Sims family members have been lacking for quite some time in terms of interactivity, especially when compared to children and adult Sims. Fortunately, the Better Babies and Toddlers mod aims to fix that by providing a whole bunch of new options for both parents and children. This mod will allow your sims to teach their babies new words, read parenting books, share their experiences with other Sims, and much more. It is worth noting that in order to make the Better Babies and Toddlers Mod work properly, players will also need to download Lumpinou’s Mood Pack as well as have the Parenthood Stuff Pack installed. Another thing worth mentioning is that this mod is not compatible with other mods that use Baby Bassinet interactions.
Male Jeans Mod
While Sims 4 offers a great selection of clothes and accessories, let’s be honest, not all of them look great, and many members of the Sims community think that jeans are one such item, especially the male models. While male jeans look decent in the game, many Sims 4 fans would argue that they look too bulky. Like they have been inflated once your Sim put them on. Jeans indeed come in all shapes and sizes, but we can’t help but think that something looks a bit off when viewing them on our male Sims. The Male Jeans mod aims to remedy that by introducing brand new realistic male jeans into the game. Now your male Sims can walk around in style. If mods like this are something you are interested in, then check out our list of the Best Sims 4 Clothing Mods.
UI Cheats Extension
Cheat codes have always been a part of the experience when it comes to the Sims games, and while they can break some gameplay elements, there is no doubt that they are extremely fun to use. However, remembering the long list of cheats and what each of them does can be very tedious. The UI Cheats Extension mod solves that problem by allowing players to use cheats by directly clicking on the from the UI. With this mod, you can easily change your character’s needs, skills, relationship status, and simology. You can instantly give your Sims immense wealth, promote them, change the in-game time, and a lot more.
Meaningful Stories is the latest creation from the prominent Sims 4 modder roBurky. Aimed at improving the mood and emotion systems of the game, this mod pack includes two of roBurky’s previous mods, Emotional Inertia, and True Happiness. The Meaningful Stories mod overhauls the mood and emotions of your Sims by making them more realistic and a lot more impactful. It also changes how your Sims are affected by their surroundings such as decorations and paintings. It also stops them from having wild mood swings and introduces a more natural and slower mood progression.
MC Command Center
Sims 4 is a video game in which the player is more or less given a role of a God who is in complete control of its subjects, the Sims. However, The MC Command Center mod, also known as MCCC, cranks that idea to eleven. Created by Deaderpool, the MC Command Center mod, allows the player to ban specific clothes, set pay rates for Sims based on their age, and grants you control of the in-game time itself allowing you to tweak how long each your Sims’ action takes. You can even scan the Sims and figure out if they are expecting a baby, as well as chose to abort that baby if you so desire.
We already mentioned that toddlers in Sims 4 aren’t exactly a dream come true in terms of gameplay, but what if they could become your worst nightmare? This mod will make your toddlers look like the Chucky doll from the Child’s Play movie franchise. Don’t let their cute and innocent appearance fool you. These toddlers are up to no good as they will attempt to stab you or set you on fire when you are least expecting. Some of them may even ask you to join them in their mischief. While this mod can seem a little strange to some players, there is no doubt that it adds a dose of excitement to the gameplay experience.
Shaggy Hair Mod
The Shaggy Hair Mod is perfect for players who want their Sims to look like they came out of an anime or a manga. Created by Kijiko, the Shaggy Long Hair mod will help you achieve this. This messy long hairstyle fits both male and female Sims and comes with 65 different swatches including 33 ombres. For more hairstyle mods, check out our article on the Best Sims 4 Hair Mods.
This concludes our list of some of the best and most interesting Sims 4 mods, however, there are plenty more unique mods out there, so don’t forget to try out new things and shake things up in the game every once in a while.