Haunted House Sims 4 – Have You Seen a Ghost?

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When the Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff was released in 2021 it introduced fans to a wholesome, spooky life in a haunted place. Sims can test their limits by spending nights in a haunted place. A haunted house has all the perks you’d expect it to have, plus some more that will make your blood freeze in your veins. It’s not only about ghosts, as paranormal occurrences and activities don’t stop with ghosts. Let’s explore what you can expect from a Sim 4 Haunted house…

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How to Create a Haunted House Sims 4

Creating a haunted place is like creating any other type of lot. Any haunted house residential sims 4 lot can be turned into a haunted place.

All you need to do is change your lot into a haunted house residential type. To do that, go to the Build and Buy mode. Click the Venue Info Option and select the Haunted House Residential type from the dropdown menu. 

Haunted House Lot Feature

Living in a haunted house Sims 4 does come with rewards, but it has its downsides – unless you love paranormal activity. Things get a little weird in here. When you select the lot type there will be several paranormal lot features. You will feel the haunted experience while living by yourself or visiting other Sims who live in a haunted place.

To live here, your Sims will have to maintain spiritual harmony and try not to disturb the ghosts, but that won’t be an easy task. Haunted houses have 9 lot benefits and perks that no other lots have. Let’s discover what these are…

1. Ghostly assistance – Guidry

This feature enables a Guidry ghost that will help you deal with paranormal activities. Guidry will introduce himself soon after you move into a haunted house, so expect to see him during the second night. He will keep you company frequently unless you ask him to leave you alone. 

2. specters

Specters can be like Casper the Friendly ghost or more like his not-so-friendly ghostly buddies. Haunted houses have specters, so expect their company every night. Friendly specters will be just buzzing around, happily minding their business. Unfriendly specters are furious, angry spirits with fire breath. To know what they are like in nature, look at whether they are the friendy blue or the angry red ones as their color will show how good or mean they are. 

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3. haunted house sims 4 – Haunted treasures

Haunted treasures refer to the items dropped by the specters, and they are usually beneficial or harmless. These items may differ. Most of the time you will get similar items to those you’d get if you advanced in the Freelance Paranormal Investigator Career.

4. Aspiring Investigators Welcome lot Benefit

A name says it all – you can use the whole haunted house experience to become a Paranormal Investigator. Guidry will help your Sims get the paranormal investigation license and hand you over your qualification, but you’ll first have to impress him. All you have to do is keep practicing a medium skill to earn that qualification. Your experiences will help you get better handling of paranormal situations, and also open the doors to earning money.

5. be brave

Did you know that every night spent in a haunted house can earn you reward points? The rule for the thumb is, that the longer you Sims stay in a haunted place and the braver they are, the more reward points they will earn. For instance, for one night in a haunted place you’ll be able to earn 125 points, and for two nights 250. Spending 5 nights in a haunted house Sims 4 will earn you a decent 625 reward points. 

You will also be able to go a mile further by ”Enable Heroic Mode”. However, this option is not for the faint-hearted nor for those who keep disturbing the ghosts. For that to happen you will first need a hand statue that is activated by Guidry’s presence. The activation will create paranormal havoc, and increase the scare game a few notches.  If you reach Level 3 of Medium Skill, you’ll be able to Invoke the Dead, which will create even more paranormal havoc in your haunted home.

6. haunted house sims 4 – Accursed objects

These are creepy objects, such as supernatural symbols, dolls, and creepy sprouts coming out of nowhere. Keep these in check. If you fail to do so, expect a bunch of creepy dolls like those from horror movies all-around your house. Yes, these can multiply. No one knows why. 

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7. Paranormal activity

If you have ever watched paranormal activity, this is exactly what this feature is. Expect restless nights, light mysteriously going on and off, and seeing other paranormal occurrences at night. If you live in a haunted house, sleeping at night is not an option and your Sims will lose sleep and be too scared to fall asleep even if you try to make them do it. Replace nighttime sleep with daytime naps to help them recharge batteries from being spooked. 

8. It’s Alive

Every haunted house has a level of ghostly activity and needs to have a spiritual balance. In other words, ghosts in a haunted house have a level of tolerance and boundaries that should not be crossed. Your Sims’s aim is to keep things under control by not disturbing the ghosts.
Specters can be mean, but if you peacefully deal with things then everything will remain under control.

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9. ???????? – SHE’S COMING FOR YOU!

Gendry isn’t the only ghost you’ll get to meet. There is one much angrier than him, and yes, she’s coming for you. It is a dire warning, and a creepy one, too. During your stay, the time will come to meet Temperance the Poltergeist. Temperance has some history with Gendry, so even Gendry will be on edge when she is roaming around. She will use every chance she gets to unleash her wrath on your Sims, start fires, summon mean specters and break objects. Haunted house sims 4 not working and your spiritual harmony is down? Temperance will come to visit.

This ghost is far from easy to deal with. You can expect her when the spiritual harmony in the haunted house Sims 4 is disturbed. To handle her rage and fury, you will need to level up in Medium Skill and a séance table that will help raise defenses against her. To get the table, go to Build/Buy and search for ”seance”. With Level 3 Medium skill, you will be able to summon a maid ghost that Bonehilda as your backup to face Temperance.

Prepare Your Sims for Haunted House Living

Haunted house life will definitely leave a mark on your Sims. They can be terrified by the haunted environment surrounding them. It will eventually affect their eating and sleeping which may lead to running around and calling for help. Spending nights in a haunted house will son become their worst nightmare. If they are not well-equipped with bravery and needed coping skills, they won’t last long in such a terrifying environment. 

These are the thing you’ll need to do to help them cope better with the new spooky lifestyle:

Level up the Medium Skill: Use the séance table for improving the medium skill that will help you banish the evil entities from the house.

Unlock the Brave Reward Feature: This will help your Sims understand face their spooky reality. You can buy it from the reward store for 8,000 reward points.

How to maintain Spiritual Harmony in haunted house sims 4?

The spiritual serenity will decline over time, causing specters to become angrier. The accursed objects will appear in increasing numbers and Temperance will come to haunt you. Sims will be able to check the paranormal status of the house by using the sense Spiritual Volatility Interaction of the séance table. If the situation becomes too bad, all you need to do is perform the ceremony to cleanse the house. This will temporarily banish evil ghosts and preserve spiritual harmony for a bit longer. 

Usually, the haunted house Sims 4 effects start at 9 PM and last the whole night. However, if spiritual harmony is significantly reduced, your Sims won’t have peace even during the day. On the first night of living in the haunted house, you will get the following messages:

  • ‘’I can handle this!”’ 
  • …and “Why am I here again?’’

If you choose the first option, your Sims will be ready to handle everything on the new journey. However, if you pick the second option, your Sims will get scared and blame you for the misfortune and creepiness they are about to experience.

Haunted house Rewards

If your Sims successfully manages to spend 7 daunting days and nights in the haunted house, they will not only collect reward points but also get a real ghostly gift. They will be rewarded with their favorite jacket of Guidry. It is the jacket Guidry died in. Creepy.

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