What are the best Sims 4 Expansion Packs?

Ready to take your Sims 4 gaming experience to a whole new level with the help of these expansion packs? This community-compiled list of the newest and most exciting Sims 4 expansion packs provide interesting gameplay and other content!

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    #1The Sims 4: City Living

    The Sims 4: City Living

    The Sims 4: City Living is the best The Sims 4 expansion pack. It features a new world called San Myshuno where new venues like penthouses, art center, and central park are located. There are also new careers like Politician and Critic.

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    Brandon Andrews
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "City Living is the expansion pack The Sims games have been demanding since long time ago! Now, instead of living in a nice but isolated single-family home you can live in the city, sharing your flat with friends and meeting your neighbors (which is not always a good idea!). But the best part isn't this: now the community lots are alive and almost each day there's a party or a special activity in the street, so you can interact more and better with other sims and the new objects. IMHO is the best The Sims 4 pack so far..."
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    #2The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

    The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

    Deemed as one of the most sought-after expansion packs for The Sims 4, Cats & Dogs reintroduces cats, dogs and other pets. Users can personalize their appearances and care for them as a veterinarian in their own clinic.

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    Zhang Li
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "This version took out the ability of your sim to control their animal but it includes so many other things that you won't mind it that much. You can customize them however you want, give them traits, and cross-breed them some interesting results. Definitely one of the best sims 4 expansion packs."
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    #3The Sims 4: Parenthood

    The Sims 4: Parenthood

    Featuring parenting skills development for the player's Sim, this Parenthood expansion pack is among the best game elements in The Sims 4. It also features new home decorations and family fashion staples for the player's household.

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    Nathan Robinson
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "is this sims 4 expansion packs xbox one compatible?"


An expansion pack is an add-on to an existing game. It gives additional content that isn't available on the original stand-alone game. Expansion packs may include new objects, new storyline, new characters, and new game features. 


Did you know that Sims 4 is one of the best-selling PC games of all time, with over 5 million copies sold in a year and a half? Yet, the fourth installation of the famous Sims series sparked controversy before its release because of expansion packs. This is when Maxis and EA, the game developer and publisher, announced that Sims 4 lacks some gameplay features available in other releases, like open-world gameplay, pools, and toddlers. The developers cite time constraints as the main reason for the missing features, prompting over 25000 fans of the game to sign a petition to delay the game release until these features can be added to the base game.

Some fans speculated that these features will later be added as Sims 4 future expansion packs to the game or as free game patches. Maxis and EA defended the game by saying that despite the lack of playable features, the base game is stable and that the future of The Sims 4 is bright. Since then, 5 expansion game packs for The Sims have been released along with 14 stuff packs and 6 game packs. With or without these expansion packs, there is no doubt that the Sims 4 became such a hit. In case you are looking for the best Sims 4 expansion packs there are over 10 available options to choose from. 

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    #4The Sims 4: Get to Work

    The Sims 4: Get to Work

    The Sims 4: Get to Work is a very popular and highly-rated expansion pack. The game features a new place called Magnolia Promenade where sims can go shopping and new careers like Detective, Doctor, Scientist, and Retail Businessman.

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    John Chang
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "This is one of the best sims 4 expansions that will have you go out into the world and make a name for yourself, professionally. Career paths include a doctor, a scientist, a detective, or the more pratical businessman. Regardless of which one you choose, it's going to be an interesting playthrough."
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    #5The Sims 4: Get Together

    The Sims 4: Get Together

    Considered as one of the best among The Sims 4 expansion packs, Get Together adds many features so that Sims can do more things with their friends. They can visit cubs and natural pools, as well as practice their DJ skills and dancing.

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    Samantha Sanders
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "What I like about this expansion pack is that I get my Sims together into something they won't usually do. For instance, I got my shy and timid Sims attend the party and to actually DJing in the club. I'm particularly amused by the walkin closet feature which allows me not only to dress myself but also the friends. When I play this with my friends we have tons of fun trying out the "steamy" activities in the Sims."
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    #6The Sims 4: Dine Out

    The Sims 4: Dine Out

    The Sims 4: Dine Out pack allows Sims to visit restaurants, and build and run their own. Those that own restaurants can experiment with new foods, employ staff, etc. This pack also comes with a variety of items in Create a Sim.

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    Liu Du
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "As someone who loves food. this sims 4 expansion pack was interesting to check out. I got to experience owning my own food place, check out new dishes, and even aim for my sim to become a master chef."
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    #7The Sims 4: Vampires

    The Sims 4: Vampires

    The Sims 4: Vampires is a The Sims 4 pack that added the feature of creating a variety of vampires with all-new tools and earning unique Powers to give your Sims supernatural abilities. There is also a new world called Forgotten Hollow.

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    Danielle Chen
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "This sims 4 expansion pack brings with it the experience with the supernatural and magical beings. You basically a lot of energy for activities in the game. Play around with your vampire abilities, start a family, or even turn other people to vampires."
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    #8The Sims 4: Spa Day

    The Sims 4: Spa Day

    Adds a new building type, the spa. This pack also includes a new skill (Wellness) as well as several new outfits, objects and game interactions related to the typical features in spa-like massages, meditation, mud baths, saunas, and yoga.

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    Rachel Zhao
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "looking for sims 4 expansion packs sale because i need some cheap but good packs. great to see that this has 50%sale!"
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    #9The Sims 4: Movie Hangout

    The Sims 4: Movie Hangout

    This Movie Hangout stuff pack for The Sims 4 offers a lot of new features like the bundle of Bohemian styled objects and a popcorn machine. The pack also has two new big-screen TVs with 10 unique in-game movies that your Sims can watch.

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    Pranav Nair
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "My friend and I had wanted to get into the Sims 4 and we were looking at the expansion packs that come with the game. The Sims 4: Movie Hangout - Stuff Pack is the one that convinced my friend to get the game."
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    #10The Sims 4: Bowling Night

    The Sims 4: Bowling Night
    This Stuff Pack includes items such as bowling lanes allowing players to build their own bowling hangout(s) for their Sims to visit. A new five-level bowling skill, new themed clothing items, furniture, wallpapers, and floorings are also included.
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    Deng Qian
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "i ggogled sims 4 expansion packs free but i guess the paid ones are better. I love bowling night"
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    #11The Sim 4: Outdoor Retreat

    The Sim 4: Outdoor Retreat

    This expansion pack adds a new world called Granite Falls in The Sims. This pack also features Herbalism as a new skill, insects as collectibles, and other Sims traits such as aspirations, outfits, achievements, and game interactions.

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    Christian Jordan
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "This expansion gives you the chance to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and go to Granite falls and enjoy a nice getaway and bonding time with your sim family. Roughing it out in the wild was an interesting experience. Give it a try."
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    #12The Sims 4: Luxury Party

    The Sims 4: Luxury Party
    This stuff pack called Luxury Party for The Sims 4 allows a player's Sim to camp and roam on Granite falls and discover new species of herbs, fishes, insects, and other animals. This pack also features several luxury party outfits and items.
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    Wendy Yin
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "I don't really care much about this stuff pack because this is just another typical lifestyle pack comparison for the rich and famous which doesn't reflect my current lifestyle. Indeed it's good to simulate such lifestyle in the game but it just gets tiring. So I prefer other Sims pack reflecting my simple lifestyle and not this one."
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    #13The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff

    The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff

    This expansion pack called Spooky Stuff for the Sims 4 game includes Halloween-related costumes, items including spider webs, and a pumpkin carving station. It also introduces a new spooky-themed party that Sims can throw.

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    Jonathan Cole
    Written on June 10, 2019
    "i bought sims 4 expansion packs for pc and so far this is my favorite because i love spooks"


Best What are the best Sims 4 Expansion Packs
1The Sims 4: City LivingGame Elements 208 Paid
2The Sims 4: Cats & DogsGame Elements 191 Paid
3The Sims 4: ParenthoodGame Elements 141 Paid
4The Sims 4: Get to WorkGame Elements 101 Paid
5The Sims 4: Get TogetherGame Elements 93 Paid
6The Sims 4: Dine OutGame Elements 79 Paid
7The Sims 4: VampiresGame Elements 68 Paid
8The Sims 4: Spa Day Game Elements 47 Paid
9The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Game Elements 30 Paid
10The Sims 4: Bowling NightGame Elements 24 Paid

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