Featured Best Sims 4 Mods For Gameplay Builders And Create A Sim

With more than 10 million active players, The Sims maintains an impressive foothold in the simulation genre even after more than two decades since its creation. Maxis eventually made The Sims 4 free to play due to its massive popularity. Over time, the modding scene around the fourth game continues to thrive. With a wide variety of mods to choose from, deciding which to download can be a daunting task. Fret not, as we’ve listed the best The Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim.

Best Sims 4 gameplay mods

Better Exceptions (TwistedMexi)

Better Expections Best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim

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If there’s anything that discourages a casual player to explore more mods, it’s usually the dreaded ‘Last Exception’ error when a new patch gets released. This is where the Better Exceptions mod comes in. It can locate the mods that may be causing your game to generate the error. From there, you can easily figure out which of them needs to be removed to resolve it.

You can also do a scan to see which of your mods are potentially high-risk by generating a proactive exception report. This way, you can remove them ahead of time to save you from any future headaches. This is useful if you are not aware of whether your new mods conflict with the older ones. Once you have the Better Exceptions mod, you can download more mods to your heart’s content without having to worry about the dreaded error.

Be a Burglar (NeedCoffee4That)

Be A Burglar Best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim

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If you want to spice things up and have had enough of the drama of bickering sims, the Be a Burglar mod makes your game a lot more thrilling. After downloading the mod, you can purchase the Burglar trait in the Rewards Store for 1,000 Satisfaction Points. As it is a trait, your skill in being a thief can be improved as you accomplish more break-ins and heists. Raising your thieving skills is a must since this lowers your chance of getting caught and arrested by the police after fleeing the crime scene.

Sugar Baby (MaiaGame)

Best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim sugar baby

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After enough grinding, it gets tiring to have your sim always work its way up to being rich in the game. Going up in your career, and finding different ways to make extra simoleons, all while keeping your sim happy can really make for monotonous gameplay once done enough.

With the Sugar Baby mod, treating yourself to the luxuries of life has never been easier. After downloading, you can go to CAS and add the Sugar Baby trait to your sim. You can choose any Sugar Daddy to be with and end the relationship at any time. Aside from the many items you bring back with you after luxurious trips paid for by your sugar baby simoleons, there are also other fun perks.

Your romantic relationships rise up faster, along with your fun and social needs. With this trait, you get less tired compared with other sims.

UI Cheats Extension (weerbesu)

Best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim ui cheats extension

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The UI Cheats Extension mod allows you to play The Sims 4 in god mode. Whichever way you like to play the game, this mod is something you need to try. With either a left or right click, you can fill up any bars or panels on needs, skills, traits, relationships, school, and career. You can also fulfill aspirations, remove negative moodlets, unlock rewards and achievements, control the weather, seasons, and time.

There’s so much more this mod can do, so you better go and see for yourself the many ways this mod can make your gameplay more exciting.

Best Sims 4 builder mods

Better BuildBuy (TwistedMexi)

Better Buildbuy Best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim

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With the Better BuildBuy mod, you can sort the items by Unlocked, Purchased, Hide Maxis or Non-CC/debug/live edit items, Debug items, Live Edit, and Custom Content or CC. The best thing in this mod is the Expendable Catalog where you can increase the rows of items which makes your building experience more convenient. There’s also the Organized Debug which lets you organize debug items according to their category. This comes in extremely handy as there are loads of debug items and sifting through them endlessly can be annoying at times.

TOOL mod (TwistedMexi)

Tool Mod Sims

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This mod is as straightforward as it gets, but is also something that the developers should have allowed us to do since day one of The Sims 4. Sure, there are lots of ways in the game to freely move objects within the lot, but how about the objects outside of it?

The Take Objects Off Lot/TOOL mod literally does just that. It allows you to place and remove objects around your lot, giving you control over how they are placed as well. With this mod, the possibilities are endless. You can freely customize the neighborhood around you, making your unique builds blend in more seamlessly. The abilities that the TOOL mod allows is easily every builder’s dream.

Modern Kitchen (littledica)

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The Sims 4 is great at bringing lots of personality to your homes and lots by giving you a ton of creative, oftentimes quirky, items in the game to work with. However, builders who tend to go for more classic palettes and silhouettes have very limited options.

With the Modern Kitchen pack mod, a ton of new kitchen items are added to your game. From ceiling lamps, clutter items, and decor, to cabinets, you’ve got all things that a modern kitchen can ever have. It adds over 45 kitchen items that you can buy for your modern builds.

Not only that, but it also lets you customize the color palette of any room with six new colors. So if you need a wider selection of furniture and kitchen appliances for your modern builds, this is a mod you shouldn’t miss.

Best Sims 4 “Create a Sim” mod

More Traits in CAS (thepancake1 and MizoreYukii)

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Although the concept of traits makes sims more lifelike, when you limit them to three, it does not seem too realistic anymore. With the More Traits in CAS mod, all sims of all ages can now have additional traits. The toddlers get two traits, the children get three, and the teens get four. The young adult, adult, and elder sims get five traits with this mod. This also applies to the lots which make your gameplay a lot more interesting and challenging as you please.

Stand Still in CAS (Shimrod101 & Shooksims)

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If you love creating realistic sims or you have custom content items that allow you to add intricate customizations to them like painted nails, it’s frustrating how they tend to move a lot in CAS. Yet another simple modification that should’ve been available as an option to the base game, the Stand Still in CAS mod fixes that small issue.

More CAS columns (weerbesu)

Best Sims 4 mods create-a-sim

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For those who have plenty of CC items on their CAS, this mod is a need. The More CAS columns mod simply increases the number of columns of the catalog panel. You can choose to have three to five columns, rather than the mere two columns the base game offers. Whether you’re a fan of CC items or you just find having the two columns inconvenient when creating your sim, this mod should be on your download list.

And those are some of the best Sims 4 mods for gameplay, builders, and Create-A-Sim. There are plenty more where they came from, so look around and find the ones that work best for you and your virtual friends.

Iya Paterno
Hi, I'm Iya! As a gamer, The Sims franchise marked the beginning of my long-time obsession with games. Since then, I've branched out to an expansive genre, from RPGs and multiplayer, to casual games and FPS.

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