How To Get The Secret Alien Stuff In The New Sims 4 Expansion Pack

The Sims 4's first expansion pack comes out this week. In addition to all the cool new career-focused additions Get To Work brings to the game, it also adds aliens into the mix. Here's what you need to do to find them. » 3/30/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Heads up: The Sims 4 is now out for Mac. If you own the PC game, you can get the new version for free. If you're just starting out, make sure to check out our tips for how to improve your Sims experience. Or how to kill your Sims once you start to get bored. System requirements are listed on the game's FAQ page. » 2/17/15 5:45pm 2/17/15 5:45pm

Here's a cool new way to try playing The Sims 4: the creator of one of popular "legacy challenges" recently came up with an idea for another custom mode he's calling the "moments challenge." It adds neat short-term objectives and funny punishments (like grounding your Sims). Check out the rules here and give it a shot! » 2/10/15 4:43pm 2/10/15 4:43pm

The Sims 4's First Expansion Pack Sounds Cool, Super Expensive

The Sims 4 is getting its first full-blown expansion pack in April, developer EA announced today. Known as "Get To Work," the pack adds new jobs with full-blown workplace locations you can actually visit and play around in. That's pretty darn exciting. Less thrilling is the $40 price tag. » 2/04/15 1:00pm 2/04/15 1:00pm

The Sims 4 Is Coming To Mac Next Month [UPDATE]

Well, it's finally happening. Nested underneath an announcement about the game's first paid DLC, The Sims 4 developers confirmed today that a Mac version will be arriving very soon. As in, next month. I know, I know: Took them long enough! » 1/13/15 11:00am 1/13/15 11:00am

The Sims 4 just got a neat mobile app that lets you access the game's gallery features from Android smartphones and iPhones. This is a nice way to check out other players' Sims or houses when you're on the go. Sadly, you can't use it to monitor your Sims from afar. Download it on Google Play and iTunes. » 1/07/15 11:20am 1/07/15 11:20am

Animal Crossing Characters, Humanized in Sims 4

This is what two hours with The Sims 4 looks like when you map out all the mouse movements. So cool! Thanks to Reddit user LambdaCore27 for capturing this with IOGraph. Now, as one person asked in response: "Can you help me only play for only two hours?" » 12/30/14 4:15pm 12/30/14 4:15pm

Sex Can Get Pretty Weird In The Sims 4, Thanks To Cheats

Under normal circumstances, sex in The Sims 4 is rather tame. You don't really get to see anything, and instead of 'sex,' the game calls it 'wohoo.' But players are finding their own ways of making the game saucier—and the results are hilarious. » 12/29/14 4:00pm 12/29/14 4:00pm

​How To Bring More Holiday Cheer To The Sims 4

Well, it's about that time of year when you get to see a lot of your family. Your virtual family, that is. Despite The Sims 4's many warm and fuzzy qualities, though, the game doesn't come with a ton of stuff to help put you in the mood for the holidays. Modders to the rescue! » 12/24/14 10:15am 12/24/14 10:15am

The Sims 4 Is Getting An Outdoorsy 'Game Pack' Next Month

After weeks of fan speculation about a possible expansion for The Sims 4, players got an answer from its creator today. Yes, the game is getting its first batch of paid DLC soon. But it's not a full "expansion" like the ones previous Sims games received. Rather, it's a "Game Pack," and it sounds sort of fishy. » 12/19/14 12:00pm 12/19/14 12:00pm

A Small Change Just Made Building In The Sims 4 A Lot More Fun

The Sims 4 got an update yesterday that, among others things, added the two new careers to the game. But we already knew about that—the developers had promised they were coming back in November. Buried within EA's announcement was something far more exciting for many Sims fans: the return of a beloved cheat code. » 12/17/14 6:30pm 12/17/14 6:30pm

Making The Sims 4 A Lot More Bloody

More often than not, The Sims 4 is a peaceful game. Players can kill their Sims if they wish, but Sims never kill each other. At least, intentionally. So what's this guy doing—smiling serenely in his underwear, not acknowledging the blood all over his hands, like some whimsical Patrick Bateman? » 12/02/14 10:40am 12/02/14 10:40am

Swimming Pools Open Up Terrifying New Ways To Kill In The Sims 4

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the BREAKING EXPERIMENT, where all the all the Sims are harmed in the making of this video!" Oh boy. » 11/10/14 8:30pm 11/10/14 8:30pm

It Only Took Me An Hour To Drown My Sims In Their New Pool

Swimming pools made their long-awaited comeback in The Sims 4 today. Some players responded warmly to this news by starting to build the most intricate architectural fixtures they could muster. I had something else in mind. Something much darker. Once I got the update, I immediately started trying to drown my Sims. » 11/04/14 4:15pm 11/04/14 4:15pm

The Sims 4 Gets Swimming Pools (For Free) Today

The wait was long and brutal, but it's finally over. Starting today, you can drown your Sims or order them to pee in the water to your heart's content. That's right: swimming pools are making their debut in The Sims 4 today. Right this very moment, actually, if all goes according to plan. » 11/04/14 12:00pm 11/04/14 12:00pm

How To Step Up Your Screenshot Game In The Sims 4

It's very easy to capture screenshots in The Sims 4. All you have to do is press "C." Capturing screenshots that actually look good is a totally different story. More than many other games, The Sims forces you to act like a photographer or filmmaker. Here are some ways to do that. » 10/31/14 12:20pm 10/31/14 12:20pm

My Quest To Seduce The Grim Reaper In The Sims 4

The first time a Sim died on me, my surviving Sims circled the body and cried their eyes out. Personally, I didn't feel the need to mourn. I was far too fascinated by the fact that the Grim Reaper had turned up to take the Sim away. » 10/30/14 5:45pm 10/30/14 5:45pm

Breaking The Sims 4 Is Just As Fun As Playing It

By now it's well-known that The Sims lets you do all sorts of unrealistic, goofy things, like letting players become ghosts, or letting players create giant versions of everyday items. But just how far will The Sims 4 let you go with these elements of the game? » 10/28/14 1:30pm 10/28/14 1:30pm