The Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (2023)

The Sims 4 is an incredibly popular life simulation game, offering fans a chance to create and control their own virtual lives. With a huge amount of customization options, players can easily make truly unique Sims. With each new update or pack, the game continues to expand and bring more content to the table for players to enjoy. However, even with all the new content, there is still much that The Sims 4 players might find lacking.

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Thankfully, there are a ton of mods around to add more realism and depth to the game that players have come to know and love. Whether players are looking for some challenges, to add more depth to the in-game experience, or just want to spice up their gameplay, The Sims 4 modding community has something for everyone. For those looking for an even more immersive gaming experience, there are some fantastic and realistic mods that are must-haves for any player. From new interactions to enhanced emotions, these mods will make The Sims 4 experience even more lifelike.

10 MC Command Center By DeaderpoolThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (1)

MC Command Center (MCCC) is a mod that allows players to control almost every aspect of their Sims' lives. With this mod, players can utilize a lot of functions, including cheats such as modifying Sims' jobs, relationships, traits, skills, and more.

This can be useful for players who are looking to create Sims that aren't starting from scratch, as well as making the townies feel more developed and interesting. MCCC provides functions such as child support, and probabilities on events like divorce, adoption, pregnancy rate, and more.

9 Have Some Personality Please By LittleMsSamThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (2)

Have Some Personality Please adds more realistic personalities to Sims. With this mod, Sims will act more realistically according to their traits, age, and relationships with other Sims. This mod is perfect for those who want to create more realistic stories in The Sims 4.


The features of the mod include increased autonomy, interactions based on traits, moods, conversations, and relationships, toddlers and animals behaving according to their personalities, and limits on social activities such as romance until a stronger bond is established between the Sims.

8 Wonderful Whims By TurbodriverThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (3)

Wonderful Whims is an incredible standalone mod that offers players many of the same features as the notorious Wicked Whims mod, yet without any explicit adult content. The addition of Sentiments, Likes, Dislikes, and Sim Profiles to The Sims 4 base game, has increased its social and romantic aspects.

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To meet the demand for a more immersive experience, the Wonderful Whims mod enables both veteran and new players to explore their Sims' connections and romance even further. Players can enjoy a wide range of social, relationship, pregnancy enhancements, and much more.

7 Meaningful Stories By RoBurkyThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (4)

Meaningful Stories is a mod that completely reimagines the way moods and emotions are experienced by Sims. Featuring a host of major and minor changes, this mod enables Sims to better express their humanity, making the events in their lives more impactful and turning the task of managing their lives into an intriguing challenge. With this mod, players can create elaborate storylines for their Sims, as well as create dramatic conflicts and choices that they must face. This mod is perfect for those who want to create more engaging and meaningful day-to-day experiences for their Sims.


6 Sims Eat And Drink Faster By BynicolThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (5)

With The Sims 4 base game becoming free to play, the game has become much more accessible to new players. Players who have been playing for a while are already aware of how much time Sims take to complete their meals in The Sims 4. This is because of the number of unnecessary animations Sims partake in the act of eating, which was crafted to make their behavior more realistic.

This mod does an amazing job of eliminating these pauses and providing us with an efficient eating/drinking animation without actually speeding up the animation. Therefore, Sims are able to eat and drink quickly without any disruption to the game's mechanics.

5 Slice Of Life By KawaiiStacieThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (6)

Slice of Life Mod enhances gameplay by allowing players to experience more detailed everyday activities, such as applying skincare and makeup, attending after-school activities, getting sick, and having a variety of different personalities. Consuming alcohol is an exceptional option this mod offers, for those who don't want to use Basemental Mods.

This mod also adds a memory system, which allows Sims to remember special moments and discuss them. The complete edition of the mod provides a multitude of modules that players can customize to suit their individual preferences. It's compatible with other mods, such as Wonderful Whims, however, this way, players can select the mod that best meets their needs, even if multiple mods offer similar features.

4 Height Slider By LuumiaThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (7)

The Sims 4 allows players to customize their Sims with diverse looks and characteristics, but unfortunately, height is not one of them. This mod adds a new level of realism to the game by allowing players to modify their Sims' heights. With this mod, players can create more diverse and unique Sims.

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Players should be mindful that there may be a reason why this wasn't included in the base game; as different heights can cause Sims to appear strange when interacting, or clip into each other without proper animation rigging. Players should try to keep the heights within acceptable limits for the mod to perform as intended.

3 SNBank By RoBurkyThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (8)

This mod intends to create an extensive financial/banking system similar to reality as much as possible. Features include owning accounts, making Simoleon transfers of funds to another Sim inside or outside a Sim's household, managing bills, and loans, accessing a comprehensive welfare system, and receiving an inheritance.

The Financial Center, an adjacent mod of SNBank, brings a realistic, physical banking experience to the game. Players are able to access a variety of SNB options in person, allowing them to keep that off-the-grid feel while still being able to access SNB services without needing to use their Sim's cellphone. As this is an ongoing project, players can expect even more features in the future.

2 Live in Business By LittleMsSamThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (9)

The Sims 4 allows players to make Simoleons in a variety of ways. But this doesn't mean there shouldn't be more options. A major disadvantage of The Sims 4: Get To Work expansion is that Sims cannot live in their business, and the business is restricted to just retail stores. Live in Business mod is the perfect way to turn Sims' home into a bustling business hub! With this mod, Sims can run bars, cafés, nightclubs, gyms, daycares, pet daycares, and vet clinics right from the comfort of their own home.

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Players can customize the mod with a few optional add-on packages to tailor it to their own unique wants and needs. There are now new options available for doors, arches, and gates when one of the Lot Traits is used to open and close the business. With this mod, NPCs can spawn at Sims' homes, but some players may need to limit the spawns if they experience lag issues.

1 Funeral Service Event By FlauschtrudThe Sims 4: 10 Must-Have Realistic Mods (10)

In The Sims 4, players can plan a variety of events such as birthdays, weddings, and holiday services; however, funeral services are not currently available. This mod is perfect for players who want to add a touch of realism to their gameplay by giving departed Sims a meaningful and heartfelt farewell. The primary purpose of the funeral service is to honor the memory of the deceased Sim(s) with a beautiful eulogy no matter how they have passed away.

Guests and hosts will change into black attire when the event begins. To ensure a successful funeral service, Sims must interact with the urn or tombstone of the deceased Sim throughout the duration of the event. This will help the Sims to honor the deceased and pay their respects in a meaningful way.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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