The Sims turns 18 on February 4th, and to celebrate all those years of WooHoo, of trapping families in elaborate mazes until they starve to death, and of cruelly removing the steps from swimming pools while a nasty aunt goes for a paddle, I thought I’d look back over the many, many Sims expansions. Which are the best? Which filled in the biggest gaps in the lives of our sims?
It wasn’t easy to narrow down—there are 30 expansions across the main series—but I’ve picked what I consider the two best expansions from each game. I’ve listed them in chronological order, so if you’re looking for our most recommended Sims 4 expansions, scroll down to the bottom. Here they are:
The Sims: Makin‘ Magic
In Makin’ Magic you jumped through a hole in the ground to get to a town where you could buy a dragon, return home, and watch your garden gnomes water your plants for you. The Sims base game had a tinge of fantasy, but this expansion slapped you around the face with the supernatural,…