The Sims 4 expansions: which are the best and which you should buy first

Now that you know the enormous amount of money that all the expansions of The Sims 4 cost, it’s time to be selective so that your wallet does not go through a bad drink. Expansions can be divided into three categories: expansions, content packs, accessory packs, and kits.

With that being said, below I show you in what order all the contents of each category were released:

expansions

Expansions are paid content that introduce a large number of aesthetic elements, mechanics and new places. Consequently, they are usually the most expensive on the list. My advice is that you start buying this content before the rest of the categories.

  • The Sims 4: Get to Work! (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Shall We Hang Out? (2015)
  • The Sims 4: City Living (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs (2017)
  • The Sims 4: And The Four Seasons (2018)
  • The Sims 4: Get Famous! (2018)
  • The Sims 4: Island Living (2019)
  • The Sims 4: Days of University (2019)
  • The Sims 4: Green Living (2020)
  • The Sims 4: Snowy Escape (2020)
  • The Sims 4: Village Life (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Yes I do! (2022)

content packs

The content packs are “mini-expansions”, so to speak. They introduce content at an aesthetic and mechanical level, but they do not represent something as relevant as the expansions. You could say that they are like new events within the video game.

  • The Sims 4: Camping (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Spa Day (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Gourmet Getaway (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Vampires (2017).
  • The Sims 4: Moms and Dads (2017)
  • The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure (2018)
  • The Sims 4: StrangerVille (2019)
  • The Sims 4: And Realm of Magic (2019)
  • The Sims 4: Star Wars: Journey to Batuu (2020)
  • The Sims 4: Interior Design (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Werewolves (2022)

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Accessory packages and kits

Accessory Packs and Kits are minor content packs that introduce very specific items. They are usually the cheapest due to their specific nature. They also include aesthetic elements and new mechanics, but in a much smaller number than the previous categories.

  • The Sims 4: Happy Holidays Pack (2014)
  • The Sims 4: Glam Party (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Dream Yard (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Divine Kitchen (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Spooky (2015)
  • The Sims 4: Movie Night (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Romantic Garden (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Kids Room (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Backyard Fun (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Vintage Glamor (2016)
  • The Sims 4: Bowling Night (2017)
  • The Sims 4: Fitness (2017)
  • The Sims 4: Toddlers (2017)
  • The Sims 4: Laundry Day (2018)
  • The Sims 4: My First Pet (2018)
  • The Sims 4: Moschino (2019)
  • The Sims 4: Tiny Houses (2020)
  • The Sims 4: Point Wonders (2020)
  • The Sims 4: Paranormal (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Cleaning Rush (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Country Kitchen (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Retro Fashion (2021)
  • The Sims 4: Backyard Oasis (2021)

You already know how the paid content of The Sims 4. Now, which ones should you buy first? Which ones are the best? Preparing for the game’s free launch on October 18 will be key. My personal opinion is that you should forget about the content packs, accessories and kits, and focus on the expansions.

  1. The Sims 4: Get to Work!
  2. The Sims 4: Yes I do!
  3. The Sims 4: Get Famous!
  4. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
  5. The Sims 4: Island Living or The Sims 4: Snowy Getaway (your choice)

I would add a sixth place with The Sims 4: Village Life if you are looking for a more quiet and small-town experience, worth the redundancy.

As for the rest of the content, I recommend: The Sims 4: Vampires, The Sims 4: Werewolves and The Sims 4: Star Wars: Journey to Batuu. As for accessory packs and kits, it’s entirely up to you. My advice is to buy the ones you like best.

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