Looking for mods that will make your gameplay more realistic? You are in the right place! Read on to discover the best real life mods that will help you elevate your Sims 4 experience!
Realistic mods that you should have tried by now (A LOT OF FUN AWAITS)
Sims 4 lets us simulate life like no other game. Our characters can express their feelings, build and break up relationships, purchase and decorate homes, build skills, and develop careers. Just like us, they can feel tired, smell stinky, be happy or sad, focused or angry.
Real life mods help us take that realism to the next level. No matter if we want to improve how Sims relate to one another, or bring in entirely new features that don’t exist only in a game but do in life, mods are always the way to go.
Real life is not all sunshine and rainbows, so we made sure that the following list includes both positive and negative realistic experiences for Sims. We’ve selected 15 incredible real life mods that will help your Sims feel more human and live a life that truly replicates reality. Let’s into realistic mods that cover all spheres of life, from birth to death!!
1. Life Tragedies by Sacrificial Jr.
Tragedy is a part of life, and now, thanks to this real life mod, even Sims won’t be sp[ared of misery! This real life tragedies mod adds a dose of darkness and complicates lives, exposing Sims to traumatic events.
Our characters can now lose a family member to a fatal illness or car accident. They can be bullied and even kidnapped! Kidnapped will be tormented, and their families asked for ransom. As if this wasn’t enough, Sim can be a victim of kidnappers, armed robbers, and vile serial killers. So, if this sounds like the drama you’d love to see in your gameplay, get the Life Tragedies mod here!
2. Realistic Childbirth mod by PandaSama
Want to make childbirth look more realistic? Well, this mod is all you’ve been looking for! Sims can now opt for both natural delivery and C-sections. With this realistic life and pregnancy mod, babies will be delivered slightly earlier than the due date, just like in real life!
Once the water breaks, Sims will be rushed to the hospital, where they give birth to little Sims and stay in hospital beds for a few days. You can even opt for an epidural to make it a little easier for to-be moms. To download this real life mod, go here!
3. Meaningful Stories Mod by RoBurky
Looking for a mod that will make Sims feel more genuine emotions? Look no further! The Meaningful Stories is a real life mod that brings more flow to emotional expressions and mood shifts, making moods less predictable and more realistic.
Sims will experience happiness and sadness differently, and their emotions will be less changeable. Everything they do will be more unpredictable than before, so you never know how strong or weak their reactions will be. To get this cool mod, go here!
4. SimDa Dating App Mod by LittleMsSam
Dating in present times revolves around dating apps, and now our Sims can connect with potential mates using the same dating strategy! SimDa dating app is a real life mod that brings blind dates, soulmate connections, hookups, and one-night stands, allowing our characters to really test the waters in the the dating pool. Sims can specify what they are looking for, choose where they want to go on a blind date and have good or bad dates – as we do!
Sometimes they are looking for real love, but other times, they may prefer connections with no strings attached, and they can use the SimDa app for both. They can have sex with strangers without having to romance them or befriend them first.
They can even get booty calls from time to time. All you need to do is make them register on the app using a PC or tablet. Plus, everyone can go on dates with this app, including those who are already committed elsewhere. Now that’s some real stuff right there, right? To get this cool real life mod, go here!
5. Fist Love Mod by LittleMsSam
Here comes another real mod that will help elevate your Sims’ love lives in no time – the First Love mod. Many of us have had childhood crushes, and First Love mod gives our Sims 4 youngsters a chance to experience that too.
Kids who have at least 75% friendship with another kid will get a special pie menu option called ‘First Love’ and they can even confess their love to that crush. This real life mod adds a new innocent romance and first love relationship, the ‘First Crush’. Your kid can then hug, exchange numbers, call, text, and visit their crush, and this will gradually build their relationship. As their innocent romance progresses, they can unlock other cool interactions and eventually ask their crush to be their boyfriend or a girlfriend. To learn more about this cool mod and download it, go here!
6. SNBank by SimRealist
Would you like to make money transfers more realistic in Sims 4? Our Sims don’t have bank accounts in-game. However, thanks to SNBank by SimRealist, they can now have a fully functional banking system that allows them to get deposits. This Sim version of a virtual bank makes money transfers seem more realistic. To get this cool Sim National Bank for your gameplay, go here.
7. Fitness Controls by RoBourky
This real life mod will change how your Sims build muscle and gain or lose fat forever. Fitness Controls mod gives additional options that let you alternate bodies and make your Sims 4 folks bulkier and chubbier than ever. Lean Sims can look leaner, and chubby ones can look even bigger.
There is more variety in body shapes and weight. Every Sim can have a fast metabolism or slow metabolism trait that will affect how fast or slow their bodies transform. Nobody gains muscle overnight, so you can make fitness progress more gradual and realistic. Transforming bodies will take time, and your Sims won’t become big around the waist after just one binge.
You can even prevent body changes of the Sims you don’t currently play, and give teens the same metabolism the adult Sims have. So, if this sounds appealing, check out this real life mod here!
8. Miscarriage Chance and Abortion by LittleMsSam
In real life, pregnancy doesn’t always go smoothly, and to-be moms can experience some physical discomfort or even have a miscarriage. With this real life mod, carrying a baby becomes more complicated, and more realistic.
Abortion becomes a viable option for every mum who doesn’t want or can’t have the baby. Since this is a realistic life and pregnancy mod, pregnant Sims can now get painful cramps, in which case they must be rushed to the hospital and they can even lose the baby. Miscarriage is unpredictable and can happen at any time, in the first, second, and third trimesters. To try out this mod, go here!
9. Extreme Violence Mod by Sacrificial
Here comes another incredible real life tragedies mod! Except for occasional brawls and a few mischievous punches in anger, Sims don’t get too violent. However, with this real life mod, brutality, and aggression can become an everyday occurrence for every Sim. Extreme violence brings more than 40 ways to not only attack but kill another Sim using weapons or bare hands.
Aggressive Sims can be notoriously feared, join infamous gangs, or become occult slayers who go after occult beings. Like in real gangs, things can get pretty rough, and your Sim can hold a gun to someone’s head and ask for Simoleons. Just make sure you do commit a crime when there are witnesses around, as your gangster will get caught by the police!
As a legit real life mod, it adds animalistic murders to the game. You can enable mass shootings and everyone who is unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time will lose their life in gunfire. To make things even more brutal, you can perform a murder session and make killings a holiday tradition. Everyone in the world you are playing will start killing each other! Your killer can rip a Sim’s heart out and keep it in their inventory, or even sell it! Sims can even perform these cruelties autonomously if you want them too! Creepy, right? To get this brutally real mod, go here!
10. Passionate Romance by Sacrificial
Make your special days even more memorable, with this incredible real life mod. Passionate Romance adds new romantic gestures that will help your lovebird express affection more genuinely. You can save precious memories and take a bunch of different wedding and engagement photos thanks to improved camera settings and fresh poses.
Singles can even find their true love using a special Winged Heart Camera! Plus, soulmates can take cool romantic selfies in hot air balloons and cars, which is quite idyllic. To get this mod, go here!
11. Realistic Cooking Mod by Somink&Severinka
Cooking is now more realistic than ever! This real life mod adds real products you can use for cooking or snacking. Sims can make food using different sorts of cheese, or, they can take a sip of warm milk, coffee, or tea.
Because sometimes you just need a glass of milk for the recipe, and not the whole bottle, to make things simpler. Sims can also section food into smaller portions to use some and save some for later. Every food has an expiration date, so make sure you use it before it gets spoiled!The mod adds a food delivery option, and if you want to, you can even build your grocery shop! To get this mod, go here!
12. Organic Hair mod by SimRealist
Realism is found in little details. Organic Hair is a real life mod that makes haircuts and hair growth process more genuine. This is possible thanks to the cool hair progression, bad haircuts, and at-home hairstyling features. Sims can now officially grow hair and go from short to mid-length, and then from midi to long hairstyles over time.
We’ve all gotten a haircut at home at least once in a lifetime, and our characters can now experience the same. You can blacklist the hairstyles you dislike, so you won’t ever have to look at them in the game again, and can dye your Sim’s hair as they do it at the salon! You will even see piles of hair on the floor occasionally, as with the Organic Hair mod, shedding will become a part of the game, too. To get this cool mod, go here!
13. Healthcare Redux by A.Deep.Indigo
Have you ever wished for more realistic healthcare in Sims 4? If you have, this real life mod will tick all your boxes! The Healthcare Redux mod brings preventive care, primary health care, medical emergencies, the immune system, and a bunch of new health issues and interactions. There is a whole range of diseases available, from deadly diseases like Mlaria, chronic conditions such as eczema or diabetes, to infectious viral to bacterial illnesses.
Sometimes, Sims may require a surgical intervention. Sims can even have anxiety or get a heart attack, in which case you must rush them to the hospital! Injuries and allergies are here too. It won’t be wise to get a pet if one of your Sims has pet dander allergies.
Once diagnosed, they will be required to take vitamins and medications to get well, be that iron supplements, or cough medications. Insurance, hospital visits, and medical services are incredibly real too, so your Sims will truly experience what it feels like to be unwell. To get this real life mod, go here!
14. preteen mod by A.deep.indigo
Let’s make teenagers more real, shall we? This important developmental stage is now crowned with a special pre-teen trait. With Preteen real life mod, just like in real puberty, Sims will experience voice cracks, go through changes, learn to care for themselves, and level up the hygiene routine. Schooling will be altered, too.
Depending on which of the two mod versions you pick, young Sism can either get immediately enrolled in Middle School or attend junior high school. Check out this cool mod here!
15. language bareers mod by frankk
All Sims always speak Simlish. Well, with this mod, that won’t be the case anymore, as it introduces six new languages: Komorebigo, Selvadoradian, Sixami, Tartosiano, Toki Sulani, and Windenburgish. Together with Similish, they can either be native languages or you can make Sims learn them, just like any other skill.
This real life mod will give every Sim a chance to nail a new language using a Simlingo app, talking to foreigners, or studying from a textbook. Every social interaction will depend on whether or not Sims speak the same language, so don’t expect to have all communication options unlocked with one Sim speaking Toki Sulani, and another only Sixami.
Miscommunication, especially when you don’t know the language is tough. So, don’t be surprised if a Sim unintentionally says something rude due to the language barrier! If parents happen to come from different cultures and speak a different language, their kids can be multilingual. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Get this realistic mod here!
16. foster family mod by LittleMsSam
Foster care can now be an integral part of your gameplay. This awesome real life mod lets you adopt toddlers, kids, teens, and pets who are looking for a home. Thanks to a unique foster family system, you can easily register and apply to become a parent.
You can choose which child or pet you’d like to offer love and shelter to, get to know the foster kid, and then welcome them to the family. Even if things don’t work out, you can always cancel the agreement, in which case the foster kid will be returned to foster care. Not to mention you will also get real child support for that.Get the mod here!
17. Simston Private School Mod by a.deep.indigo
Forget about the public schools of Sims, that’s for the middle class! The biggest highlight of this real life mod is the process of enrollment. Rich families of Sims can now enroll their youngsters in a prestigious private school. It costs $500 just to have the headmaster come over! And when they come, you’ll have to impress him. Make a delicious meal, and ensure your house is spotless and your manners polished! If you do everything right, and present your family in the best light, your kids will get a chance to enroll in Simston private school for $1000. Check it out here!
18. Family therapy by a.deep.indigo
Good mental health is vital for living a happy life! Now our Sims can talk things through with a professional. A parent is worried about their child’s school performance. Book a session! Feel like the relationship with your SO has hit a rocky patch? Why not try couples therapy?
Every negative emotion, mood shift, family loss, or relationship issue can awaken the need to talk to someone and unlock therapy as an option. Family therapy is a real life mod that lets you book a consultation and start your healing journey with just a phone call. Your Sims can go there alone, or choose a group session, depending on what suits them. They can also have a therapy session and have the therapist over if that makes them more comfortable to open up. To get this awesome mod, go here!
19. Friendzone by vicky sims
What is more real than heartbreak? Rejection hurts, and Sims can now experience it too by getting friendzoned. Thanks to this real life mod by Vicky Sims, friendzone is a legit relationship, as valid as any other!
If someone is trying to get closer to them, and your Sim doesn’t feel the same way, you can simply friendzone them and freeze all romantic interactions with them. Friendzoning hurts and rejected Sims who were already invested and had high hopes will get a special ”Unrequited love” buff. Ouch! Luckily, those with weaker relationships will just get a ”Platonic Friendship” buff, which is easier to cope with.
If you change your mind and find that you like the friendzoned Sim after all, you can simply Un-Friendzone them, and start flirting again! This is great for developing genuine love stories and adding fun plot twists. Check it out here!
20. WooHoo consent mod by vicky Sims
It’s time to reinforce some boundaries. This real life mod will allow Sims to say ‘no’ when they are not in the mood for intimacy. This is a small mod, but a great one if you want to add more realness to how Sims interact. The mod makes them respectful of others’ wishes, so even when they get no as an answer, they will still get a ‘fine’ buff and won’t feel rejected. Get the mod here!
21. Weather realism by no12
Weather Realism mod makes the weather less predictable, and more real. In real life, we can never fully trust the forecast, and with this mod, Sims won’t either. It adds new weather conditions, such as mighty showers or fog. Transitions from one weather condition to another will be way smoother, and you won’t see dry asphalt right after the rain. Instead, there will be puddles everywhere! Get this cool real life mod here!
22. SimNation travel mod my a.deep.indigo
Prepare your passports, its travel time! If you ever thought it would be cool to have a subway, get a driver’s license and drive a car, this real life mod will knock you off your socks. It adds various super realistic options for both domestic and foreign travel.
For instance, Sims who are traveling to foreign lands will need to get a passport and book accommodation before the venture into foreign lands. Those who travel locally can get subway passes, ride bikes, or get driving lessons and register a car (yep, there is a car in the mod) to move around. They will even have to maintain their vehicle and pay for fuel to drive it, just like real-life drivers do! And these are just the highlights of this extensive mod. To download it, go here!
23. ultrasound scan by littleMsSam
Here comes another real life mod that improves how Sims care for their health. If you wanted to, you could easily make a gender reveal party, as ultrasound can show the gender. You won’t be as surprised if you get twins, as that will be shown on the scan too.
To book a scan, just reach for the phone. Once the checkup is done, you can use the scan as decoration, and it will lift everyone’s mood. You can share the happy news with loved ones, as the scan can also be copied, giving you some material for cute pregnancy story development. Get the mod here!
24. LGBTQIA+ Gender & Orientation Overhaul by lumpinou
Gender identity is a hot topic around the globe, so if you want to make your game more inclusive, you have to give this overhaul a go. With it, you will bring matters like gender questions, queer-platonic connections, and sexual orientation to the forefront, and add more gender diversity.
Folks who would like to transition will have support to do so with proper medical care. Thanks to special ‘Pretendin’ features, Sims can keep a facade and come out of the closet only once they feel safe to do so. There will be a chance to explore sexuality and discover preferences by developing unexpected crushes that will Make Sims question their orientation.
All orientations will have unique interactions. This real life mod adds new labels and intimacy preferences and options. For instance, aromantics can get intimate without much relationship development. If you’d like to try it out in your gameplay, get the mod here!
25. mortem mod by SimRealist
Let’s finish off this list by improving how Sims die and mourn, shall we? Death is always lurking. Even if you turn aging off Sims can still lose life in various accidents. With Mortem real life tragedies mod by SimRealist, a loss of a loved one will be felt more profoundly than ever.
There is a whole new process of burial with this real life mod. Sims can properly bury the deceased, and organize a realistic funeral. People will cry, give condolences and show up to say goodbye. Besides classic urns that we get when Sims die indoors and tombstones, the dead can now be buried in mausoleums and tombs, which look fancier.
The deceased can get a proper service, accompanied by a sentimental eulogy, a sad piano song, and eat some food with those who came to honor the dead. Greaving is a tough process, and Sims have the right to mourn and ask for bereavement. There is an option for Sims to report death and call in the examiner to take evidencer and take the body away in a mortuary body bag. Those who’d rather donate the remains to a scientific center may as well do so. To get this realistic mod, go here!
This was our list of realistic mods that we believe can help you create more genuine scenarios in your favorite game. We tried to cover key areas of life in Sims 4, and hope that we have properly equipped your Sims for some real-life stuff. Try them out yourself and see how they work in your gameplay. Happy swimming!