This post is the second part of The Sims 4 posts. The first one was about the expansion packs and contains the trailers of The Sims 1, The Sims 2, The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 as well. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do! https://sakuraflower.blog/2019/08/25/the-sims-4-expansion-packs/
The game packs from The Sims 4 are between the expansion packs and stuff packs. Game packs have less content than expansion packs and more content than stuff pack. Until now, The Sims has seven game packs released, and the eighth is scheduled to be released on September 10.
The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat
It was released on January 13, 2015 and it’s the first game pack of the franchise. It comes with a new destination for vacation, Granite Falls, and it offers camping options on the outdoor. It also includes the herbalism skill, which allows your sim to create potions. In my opinion, this game pack is useful if you like to camp and gather around the campfire. It’s not one of my favourites and I could see my gameplay without it.
The Sims 4 Spa Day
It was released on July 14, 2015. It includes the spa venue, the ability to receive and give massages and the wellness skill, which you can acquire through yoga and meditating. There isn’t much to say about this game pack. I actually like it a lot, even though it doesn’t offer many new contents and interactions.
The Sims 4 Dine Out
It was released on June 7, 2016 and it’s one of my favourites game packs so far. It comes with the options to dine, build and own restaurants. It’s really interesting to own your restaurant and manage it. You get to choose everything about it, like your chefs, staffs and menu’s contents. I actually find it a little challenging, because it’s difficult to please all the sims that dine in your restaurant. Your chef’s cooking skill must be high enough so she/he can cook meals with excellent quality. The new variety of food is also interesting, and I enjoy this game pack a lot! I can’t imagine my gameplay without it!
The Sims 4 Vampires
It was released on January 24, 2017. It comes with a new world, Forgotten Hollow and with the ability to become a vampire. The interesting thing about this game pack is that you can create your vampire while creating a sim, but you also get to create the human form of your vampire. Both forms are completely customizable. It’s actually very fun to be a vampire! It gives your sim supernatural abilities and the immortal life! Since I don’t care much about supernatural sims, this game pack doesn’t make difference in my gameplay, but it definitely adds a little bit of fun and different interactions.
The Sims 4 Parenthood
It was released on on May 30, 2017. it reminds me a lot of The Sims 3 Generations. On Parenthood, you get to develop your parenting skill, which allows your sim to discipline, encourage and teach life values to the toddlers, children and teenagers. There are tons of actions that influence the personality of your little sims. They can become responsible by washing the dishes after eating and brushing their tooth in the morning. They can control their mood by jogging when they are angry, or throwing a tantrum. This game pack adds a lot of fun in the gameplay, especially if you enjoy dealing with toddlers, children and teenagers. I think that the toddler phase is the most challenging one, because the toddlers can be very fussy and impolite. They are always hungry and need to have fun and social interactions with your sims. They require constant attention and they can be a pain in the ass sometimes! LOL
The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure
It was released on February 27, 2018 and it comes with a new destination for your sim’s vacation, Selvadorada. It also gives your sim the ability to develop the archaeology skill and explore the jungle. Selvadorada is actually a very beautiful and interesting destination. Even though it has been more than one year since its release, I still haven’t finished exploring everything that the game pack brings to the gameplay. It’s one of my favourites so far, and I love the fact that it comes with a whole new culture and food. It’s very fun and it reminds a little of The Sims 3 World Adventures.
The Sims 4 StrangerVille
It was released on February 26, 2019 and it comes with a new world, StrangerVille. The world has a dark secret and your sim is able to solve it. It also comes with the military career and new plants. I bought this game pack last week and I still haven’t had the time to explore and play with it. I’m not sure if it makes a lot of difference in the gameplay.
The Sims 4 Realms of Magic
It will be released on September 10, 2019 and it will come with a new world, Glimmerbrook. This game pack focus on the magic, which includes a new life state and spellcasters. It also comes with familiars, such as dragons and phoenixes. I’m actually very excited about this game pack! The Sims 3 Supernatural was one of my favourites on Sims 3, and I can’t wait to see what Realms of Magic is going to add in the gameplay! I love to deal with magic and spells! This game pack reminds me a little of Harry Potter! LOL
So these are the game packs that have been released so far! I can’t wait to see what’s coming next! 🙂
The next post will be the last one about The Sims 4, and I will talk about the stuff packs that were released! Stay tuned and see you soon!
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