Playing the Sims without mods is like using your phone without any apps- it still works fine, but it could definitely be more exciting.
To completely change your gaming experience, whether you’re looking to create a more interesting Sim or find new challenges to complete, you’re going to want to have the best mods equipped to get the best gameplay possible, which is why today, we’ll be going over the top 30 best Sims 3 mods.
- Best Sims 3 Mods
- 33. Ultimate Career Mod
- 32. The Sims 3 GPU Add-on Support
- 31. Story Progression Mod
- 30. Saver
- 29. Register
- 28. Tax Collector
- 27. No Intro Mod
- 26. Enchanted Environment
- 25. Produce Stand
- 24. Sims 1 Music
- 23. Dreamer
- 22. Story Progression Mode
- 21. Less/More Frequent Male Pregnancy
- 20. Children Can Care for Their Lil’ Siblings
- 19. More Traits for All-Aged Sims
- 18. Global Banking Online Mod
- 17. Quicker Cooking and Eating Override
- 16. Apartments and Roommates
- 15. No Muted Hair/ Eye Color
- 14. Time/Weather Change Mod
- 13. Third Person Mod
- 12. Business As Usual Bistro
- 11. Tempest
- 10. Job Overhaul- Interviews and More
- 9. Woohooer
- 7. Dexter the Bear
- 6. Northeney
- 5. Zombies Can’t Kill Garden Plants
- 4. Relativity
- 3. No Stretch Children Can Series
- 2. Overwatch
- 1. Cronor
Best Sims 3 Mods
33. Ultimate Career Mod
Knowing where your Sims go for work not only helps improve the realism of the game but having your Sims mysteriously disappear for hours on end isn’t as fun.
With the Ultimate Career Mod, your Sim instead goes to a community lot, and work-related interactions will appear.
The mod doesn’t stop there, though, as your Sims interactions will increase and decrease their work performance.
This mod is also compatible with lifetime rewards, and certain rewards will affect work performance. However, this mod is not compatible with opportunities at this time.
32. The Sims 3 GPU Add-on Support
The Sims 3 was first released in 2009, and so the base-game graphics are stuck in 2009. Not with the Sims 3 GPU Add-on Support mod!
This mod was created to improve the game’s performance by improving the graphics database and the graphics rules. This mod is practical and helps you to enjoy the Sims 3 more as it helps to speed up the game too.
With all of the mods and DLC available, improving the GPU with the mod is a great addition to your game.
You might need to turn the graphic settings down if you are playing the Sims 3 on a device with a lower graphic card.
31. Story Progression Mod
In earlier installments, especially Sims 2, story progression was a great and main part of the Sims games. However, in Sims 3 and 4, it’s one of their weaker points.
The Story Progression Mod deactivates the base game’s default story progression and replaces it with progression that feels more realistic.
The mod is meant to alter the way your Sim and other character interact with one another.
This mod works for all versions of the Sims 3 and is a must-have if you are a player who prefers playing the Sims 3 versus the Sims 4.
This one may not seem as exciting as a lot of the other mods out there for The Sims 3, but trust me, this one is going to be a lifesaver.
We’ve all been there- we got too carried away with all the excitement of playing the game that we forgot to save, and now all of our precious creations are suddenly gone into the void.
The Saver Mod is going to make that problem a thing of the past. Instead of having to be responsible for saving on your own, this mod will periodically give you reminders to save, so you’ll never have to go through all that trouble ever again.
Ever wanted your Sims to be the ones working the counter at the grocery store?
Maybe they need a little extra cash on the side, or you just want your town to feel more personal with all of the people that your Sim is already familiar with.
The Register Mod for The Sims 3 allows your Sims to be the ones cashing you out.
No more will your Sim encounter strange faces when they have to run their errands for the day, everyone in town knows each other, and it feels more quaint that way.
28. Tax Collector
The only givens in life are death and taxes, and now that applies to your Sims 3 game, too.
While they may not be the thing that gives you the most excitement in life, these taxes can be redistributed to your town’s resources, such as the school system and the town hall!
With this mod, you don’t have to just worry about your Sim getting taxed every now and again to help the community, but you can take charge of your local finances by viewing the town debt and set up personal bank accounts for all of your Sims.
27. No Intro Mod
Have you ever found yourself wishing that the game would just get on with it already?
Seriously, every time you open up The Sims 3, you really don’t have to watch the same scenes play out and desperately click around your screen to try to get them to skip.
Of course, there’s a mod for that. The No-Intro Mod is exactly what it says it’s going to do. You don’t have to wait around for the game to skip past its little intro, you’ve already seen it a thousand times!
26. Enchanted Environment
The whole point of the Sims is to feel like you’ve been emerged into another world and to be emerged into another world. You’re going to need some beautiful scenery to really set the stage.
With the Enchanted Environment mod replaces a lot of the things in your Sims environment, such as the sun and snow, with updated, beautifully textured versions of the same thing.
Suddenly, taking a walk outside just got a whole lot better.
25. Produce Stand
For all of the hippie Sims, farmer Sims, and The Sims that swear that they only get organic, farm-to-table produce for their families, their attitudes can now match their actions.
While it may not seem like much, the Produce Stand mod enables players to sell the things they grew in their garden to their community’s people.
You’ll be able to make a quick buck as you reap the rewards of what you have sown, as well as be able to go to other Sim’s produce stands and feed their families the best produce they could get their hands on.
24. Sims 1 Music
A lot of us Sims fans have been here for the long-haul. Since it first debuted, we’ve been fans of the game, have watched it grow and improve over time, and love to see all of the new ideas that they have thought of to include that make our experience even better than it was before.
Even though progression is a good thing, feeling reminiscent is a normal thing for those who have been around for a while.
This mod allows you to have a throwback moment to where it all started- the Sims 1 Music mod will make you feel like you’re playing the game for the first time as you hear the familiar sounds you once knew and loved.
By using the Dreamer Mod, you can now increase the number of dreams that your Sim can accomplish in their lifetime.
Similar to fulfilling wants that your Sim already experiences, you can create “Promised Wishes” to your Sims, you can store more promised dreams so that more get completed, and even inactive Sims can complete the dreams they have!
22. Story Progression Mode
When you have multiple households going at the same time, some of us feel a little guilty that not everyone is getting the same chance to live a fulfilling life as the other Sims you’ve paid more attention to.
With the help of the Story Progression Mode Mod, now all of the Sims that have been hanging out in the background will be able to get on with their lives as well.
Fulfilling wants, progressing in their careers, building up their skills- you name it!
All of the Sims that you have living in your town will now be able to live their lives to the fullest and make interacting with them much more interesting.
21. Less/More Frequent Male Pregnancy
Male pregnancy is one of those quirky things that make the Sims entertaining.
Sure, it’s great to be able to live a real life that may be a little better than the one you already have, but sometimes it’s nice to play out some of those goofy scenarios that you wouldn’t see every day.
Take control of those unexpected events in your game, with the Less/More Frequent Male Pregnancy mod, you can at least have a say as to when the men in your town get abducted by aliens and start popping out extraterrestrial babies.
Will you make them have more or less alien babies? The choice is all up to you!
20. Children Can Care for Their Lil’ Siblings
This mod is a win-win situation for everyone in your Sims household. The parents want a break from the kids to go on date night (man, they haven’t been on a date in years!), and your preteen-teenage
Sims want a chance to earn a little extra cash and prove their responsibility.
Children Can Care for Their Lil’ Siblings takes away the stress of trying to find a babysitter last minute or even having to hand over your precious little ones to a stranger that you don’t know all that well.
Let their big sibling take care of it while you and your partner get that time away from the kids they deserve.
19. More Traits for All-Aged Sims
Sims are meant to be dynamic, multidimensional beings with personalities as big as their lists of whims and skills.
Don’t choose between two that you want to have equipped in your Sim’s personality but don’t have space for, increase the number of traits they can have all together with More Traits for All-Aged Sims.
Some of the features of this mod are that active Sims will automatically get their traits maxed out for their age group, you can check on your Sims status, and add more traits with the master controller- all the tools you need to get your Sim just the way you want them to be.
18. Global Banking Online Mod
Gotta find a way to manage your Sims money somehow!
Whether they’re a multimillionaire thanks to the motherlode cheat or they’re trying to carefully save all their pennies for that house by the ocean they’ve got their eye on, they can now use Global Banking Online to have all their finances in one place.
This mod is a fully functional bank, complete with the ability to obtain loans, send money to a friend for that thing you owe them money for, and set up direct deposit for when payday rolls around!
17. Quicker Cooking and Eating Override
I’ve never quite understood why it takes an eternity for a Sim to cook and eat a meal- half the time, if I want them to have breakfast before they go to work for the day, they either end up being late to their job or not getting to eat, making them extra cranky all day.
With the Quicker Cooking and Eating Override, this struggle is a thing of the past.
Your Sim will now be able to do these mundane tasks to take care of themselves and their needs in an appropriate amount of time, opening up their schedules to do the things you actually want them to do.
16. Apartments and Roommates
Get the authentic experience of being a renter for your college-aged Sims, or even the one’s who aren’t too keen on the idea of settling down just yet.
With this mod, you’ll be given all of the normalcies of being a renter, such as having your landlord be notified when something breaks and, better yet, you don’t have to pay rent until that thing is fixed.
Choose between playing as either a tenant or a landlord with the Apartments and Roommates mod for The Sims 3, and get to experience both ends of the process of renting out an apartment.
15. No Muted Hair/ Eye Color
Oh, the joys of having a newborn baby. You get to take care of a tiny human, a smaller version of you and the person your Sim is in love with. Except wait, that baby doesn’t really look like their parents at all.
Ever thought it was weird how many look like they’re all the same, or even how they could grow up to have a different eye color than their parents completely?
This simple mod allows for your babies to be born looking like their own individual selves and, better yet, will ensure that your Sim’s offsprings look more like them than they did without the help of this mod.
14. Time/Weather Change Mod
Having control of everything in your game is what makes The Sims so fun and irresistible.
With the Time/Weather Change Mod, you can really control what’s going on- from making it daytime all the time to never having to deal with snow again.
13. Third Person Mod
We Sims players have gotten pretty used to watching our Sims from afar as they go through the motions of their daily lives, but have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like if you could see the world through their eyes?
Play The Sims 3 from a wold new perspective- in a third person point of view! You can play through the game like you normally would, except this time, you’re in their head instead of watching them from the clouds.
Don’t worry, if you want to go back to how it was before, you can seamlessly switch back and forth between the two options.
12. Business As Usual Bistro
This mod takes running a bistro or restaurant to a whole new level. Instead of managing everyone from afar, you can now perform tasks such as setting shifts for the employees and splitting the waiter’s and chef’s roles between the two.
Not to mention, one of the most appealing features of the Business As Usual Bistro mod is the fact that you won’t have to worry about the chef’s cooking skill resetting! Your bistro has never run smoother.
Similar to the Time/Weather Change Mod we had before, the Tempest mod allows you to control the weather in your town.
However, what makes this mod even better than the last, is not only can you control the weather in the town you’re currently playing in, but also the other surrounding towns as well!
10. Job Overhaul- Interviews and More
Landing your dream job in The Sims 3 is oftentimes as easy as sitting down at a computer and finding the career that is best suited for your Sims.
Sure, having that luxury is nice, but if you’re ready for a challenge when it comes to the type of job that your Sims end up with, you should check out the Job Overhaul- Interviews and More mod.
As you probably guessed, one of this mod’s main features is that now, your Sim will actually have to have an interview to land that job that they really want- and they won’t always get it if the interview doesn’t go well!
Additionally, classifieds for part-time jobs will be more random, and your career offers will be pretty random, too. You never know what life is going to throw at your Sim.
A scandalous mod for all of you adventurous Simmers out there, the Wooher mod is your go-to mod for all of the activities your Sims do that are best left undiscussed.
The main feature of this mod is that now, teen pregnancy is a thing. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play as a teen mom- now is your chance!
Does your Sim’s work have them traveling all over these days? Or maybe they’re tired of seeing the same scenery and same people every single day?
Moving oftentimes means that your Sim needs to cut ties with the friendships they’ve made in that town, but thanks to the Porter mod, that’s a thing of the past.
Now your Sims can move from city to city without having to sacrifice their friendships, saving you a lot of the stress of moving.
7. Dexter the Bear
Dexter the Bear seems like something innocent that you would gift your younger Sims as a new toy, but this mod is anything but that.
Instead, this bear is for the people out there that find enjoyment in causing as much pain and chaos amongst your Sims as possible, allowing new and interesting ways for you to kill off your Sims.
And if you’re afraid of your Sim getting caught by the cops, this mod also prevents them from getting cuffed. Instead, they’ll have a chat with the police and nothing more.
Northeney is the town that you’re going to want to have your Sims move into ASAP. Reminiscent of towns you would find amongst the coasts,
Northeney is a relaxing place, where the locals like to fish, enjoy grabbing a bite to eat at the little hole in the wall everyone raves about, and enjoy sunsets while they’re having a barbeque on the beach.
What could be better?
5. Zombies Can’t Kill Garden Plants
Most of the time, it’s not too much of a burden to share our world with supernatural beings.
In fact, it makes life a bit more exciting! However, when the zombies come out to play, sometimes we get tired of them killing off our prize-winning plants.
Zombies Can’t Kill Garden Plants is exactly what it sounds like, they get to keep roaming the night as zombies do, and you get to keep your garden- a win-win situation.
If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to get everything you need your Sim to get done in one day, try using the Relativity mod!
This mod slows down the speed that time moves at in-game, so you won’t get frustrated with showers that take upwards of three hours anymore.
3. No Stretch Children Can Series
The children in a lot of our households are a bit of a bore. You can’t really do anything with them until they grow older, defeating the purpose of having children in the first place.
Thanks to the No Stretch Children Can Series, your children will be able to do a whole lot more.
Helping in the garden, experimenting with magic, and grabbing a quick bite to eat down at the cafe are just a small portion of the things that your young Sims will be able to do all on their own, maximizing what you and the little ones can do together.
It’s been some time since The Sims 3 came out, and things aren’t running as well as they used to.
Maybe it’s because the game is so old, or newer things in comparison make the game feel like it’s running on a dialup server. Either way, we still want to play, so what should we do?
The Overwatch mod is an easy solution to all of your Sims 3 needs, ensuring that you have a smooth experience every time you play, just like any other game you play.
The Sims 3 is designed to escape reality, with relaxing towns and cheerful people surrounding you. But that’s boring.
To switch up your gaming experience and play in an eerie, post-apocalyptic world, you may want your Sims to pack their bags and move to Cronor.
Meteor rocks, cockroaches, and a lack of greenery make this place feel like it’s from another universe, for a challenging yet enjoyable setting to play your Sims life through.
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