Top 21 Best Sims 4 Realistic Mods [2021]

Weather Realism Overhaul

As a life simulator, The Sims 4 has its own style, which can differ from what we think is realistic. But the beauty of this game is in its ability to be modded. Realistic interactions, true emotions, and alive sims — all this you can add to your game with our list of the most realistic mods for The Sims 4.

Best Mods for Realism in The Sims 4

Meaningful Stories

Meaningful Stories

The stories you tell with your sims can sometimes be not so realistic and too happy all the time. With the Meaningful Stories mod, your sims now more alive than ever: depression, true sadness, grief, and despair now will be deeper and… well… more meaningful.

The mod offers a complete overhaul of the emotions, making sims more real and human-like. They will feel true happiness and sadness, will not be able to flip between emotions, and the environmental effects from different objects will now affect sims in a more subtle way.

This is one of the must-have mods for every simmer that enjoys realism in The Sims 4.

Education System Bundle

Getting an education is a huge part of the lives of all humans.In The Sims 4, we have the opportunity to relive this experience with your kids and teens in school and your adults in college. But, if you want more in-depth and more interesting participation in the education process, we present to you the Education System Bundle from the famous Kawaiistacie!

It is not just one mod — in this bundle, you get four amazing mods for your sims! The first one is a Preschool mod that adds the opportunity to enroll your sweet toddlers into public or private school. They will build skills, socialize, and have a lot of fun with other kids while getting knowledge!

The second one is the Better Schools mod that gives your kids and teens many new interactions, more realistic relationships in school (including an option to flirt with classmates and have enemies), and the ability to build up their skills in school. That’s a teen life we have been craving for!

The third and fourth mods are Smarter Homework (gives your sims an ability to build skills while doing the homework) and Online Schooling. With the last one, your kids will be able to attend school from home on their computers and do their homework with friends online!

All these mods make schooling for you and your sims more profound and exciting than EA one. We can only imagine how many amazing stories you will create with this bundle!

Fitness Controls

Fitness Controls

The Sims 4 has a pretty good fitness system that is involved in many aspects of your sims’ lives. But modders always take it a step further to give us new options and variants of the gameplay to make the game easier or more challenging if you want.

The Fitness Controls mod overhauls the regular fitness system in the game, and now sims will have to make an effort to become fit or eat a lot more to gain weight. The mod expands limits of weight and muscles that were set by the game to be more realistic.

The mod has a ton of customization options, and you will create your own suitable fitness system for your sims with it!

Slice of Life

The name says it all! Give your sims a slice of life they needed so long! Physical changes and new buffs for your sims to make them more alive than ever.

The mod adds those little details that make simulators so fascinating to us: kids will have gaps between teeth when they lose one, tired sims will have the shadows under eyes, and injured sims will have bruised faces.

And there is so much more in this mod! New personality system, menstruation cycle, and emotion overhaul. Oh, what a great time to be alive with this mod in your game!

Allowance Mod

Sims, in all the games of the franchise, share a budget, and every kid in your household can go buy an expensive statue in a local store if it is your wish. But, if your sim kids do not have such extravagant taste and just want to buy some candies and toys, your sim can give the kid some money with the Allowance mod.

The allowance will depend on your kid’s traits, manners, and grades, so sim can lose it if she or he misbehaves. Every kid will have a separate allowance account and can spend the money on this account freely. So, it’s time to go to a candy shop!

Funeral Mod

Funeral Mod

Simple but impressive mod for the realistic experience for your sims that have lost someone special recently. The mod adds a new event, funeral, and a lot of new interesting interactions for your sims.

You can even hire a minister to say a word over the grave and get some rewards if your funeral gets the golden badge. It is an excellent mod that recreates an unfortunate but inevitable part of life.

MC Command Center

It is the most popular and most complex mod that adds a whole new layer to your game! MC Command center deserves a separate article because its functionality is insane. Now you can customize every detail of the game. Literally.

From population to pregnancies and careers, the mod gives you an opportunity to make it all custom and fitting to your game style. But most importantly, the mod adds Story Progression into the game!

Now NPCs have life, can have children, marry each other, and get divorced. It is the only mod you will ever need for the realism in The Sims 4, and yes, it is even cooler than we describe it!

Memorable Events Mod

Another mod that adds little things with a huge impact ongameplay. The Memorable Eventsmod gives your sims a list of parties, celebrations, and events that every one of us once experienced or will experience, and you want your sims to participate in them too.

From some cute little Night Out or Celebration events to huge Bachelor(ette) parties and Family Gatherings, all these forty (!) new events will give your sims ad you many warm memories that will last all their lives.

WonderfulWhims

A brand new mod that adds new social, love, relationship enhancements along with menstrual cycle, new chemistry system, and personality overhaul in your game.

The sims now will have the preferences, and their traits will affect future relationships. They will be more unique, and finding true love will be a lot harder for sims. But it is very realistic. The mod is very detailed and will make every sim a person that struggles but lives a full life.

Emotional Inertia Mod

Emotional Inertia

Sims usually forget about things that make them sad, angry, or embarrassed very easily if they have a good meal or watch TV. But, in real life, we do not forget about our grandpa’s death if the room where we sit is nicely decorated. That’s why fantastic creator RoBurky made this Emotional Inertia mod.

Now emotions of your sims will be deeper and last longer. It will be so much harder to get rid of the negative emotions, but your sims can now feel them to the fullest. The mod adds a little challenge since all the moods are now more resistant to any changes to be a very fun time for you!

Career Salary Reduced

In The Sims 4, all the sims have really big wages that some of the simmers find too easy, and we do not have enough challenges regarding the sims’ work lives. However, this mod will give you a long-awaited option to reduce the salaries of sims and make them struggle!

All the in-game jobs’ salaries will now be 50% lower than usual ones, and you can make your Rags to Riches plan a bit more interesting. Good luck and happy simming!

University Costs More

The University pack in The Sims 4 is one of the best expansions that was made for The Sims 4. The experience in University is fabulous, and the only wish we have about this pack is to make the cost of classes more realistic.

With this mod from Zero, your sims will now have to pay about 30000 simoleons for their higher education. Also, the credit system now makes more sense because your sims will struggle to pay for the school.

Mental Health

This mod adds a complex mental health system into the game to give your sims a full emotional life. Sims now can suffer from anxiety, clinical and general depression, OCD, eating disorder, etc.

And the most important part of this mod: they can cure it by visiting a psychiatrist and getting meds or therapy sessions if needed. The mod offers you a different aspect to The Sims 4, which is usually a very happy place, but with all the real-life struggles, your sims will finally get help.

Have Some Personality, Please!

The mod for simmers who like their sims to be more emotional and unique. With the Have Some Personality mod, you will get new interactions for all ages, more autonomy in actions, toddlers that act more like their traits, etc.

One of the main cool features of the HSPP is that your sims now will have conversations that are tightly connected to their traits. The sims will be less weird but more like their character. The mod even gives you settings for gender preferences and cheating (not cool, but can be useful in creating stories).

First Love

The innocent love between kids is a fantastic addition to The Sims 4. Your sweet child now can have the first crash with that boy-next-door or the most beautiful girl in the class.

Your sim children can now hug their crushes, say about their feelings, and stargazing together, nurturing this first love. Who knows, maybe this innocent relationship can become one day a full marriage and more crushes for their future kids.

Weather Realism Overhaul

Weather Realism Overhaul

Oh, that is the coolest mod! The Weather Realism Overhaul adds visual changes to the weather, makes wrong forecasts, and the weather will be more accurate to our world.

All the towns in The Sims 4 now have the weather that corresponds to actual cities, like Newcrest now will have the weather similar to Vancouver in Canada. More rains or fewer rains if this is your desert town and more unpredictability in sims world for your fun!

Sims Eat and Drink Faster

It is a useful mod that makes eating and drinking time in The Sims 4 a lot more realistic. Yes, we know that sims just want to enjoy their meals, but sometimes you don’t have three hours for a sim to finish a garden salad.

You can now be confident that your sim will devote a reasonable time for dinner or breakfast and will not be late to work. The mod also adds the needed Prefer to Eat at Tables feature to prevent sims from eating in weird places like near the fridge or in the middle of the room.

Better Elders Mod

At last, we’ve got something for elders! Our sweet grannies and grandpas in The Sims 4 have very little interactions dedicated to them and only them. That’s why we offer you to add this Better Elders mod and make their retirement time ten times better!

There are many new traits (like Grumpy Geezer or Doting Grandparent), new interactions, events (High Tea or Senior Singles event) for your oldies. Elders now have a sparkling and exciting life that is suitable for their noble age.

Retail Overhaul

Retail Overhaul

The retail system in The Sims 4 is a great feature, but it is quite restrictive, and we wish that some aspects of the system were different. With the Retail Overhaul mod, we feel that some of those wishes will come true.

The mod has three big features:

  • You can hire certain employees, even your family. A lot of simmers dreamed about it!
  • Buying outfits with reasonable prices
  • Buying fish from aquariums, books from bookshelves, and single bakery goods.

It is a game-changer for the retail system, to be honest.

SimCity Loans 2.0

With all the mods we’ve shown you before, your sims can experience a shortage of cash. No worries! SimCity Loans can give you all the money you need. For a little fee.

The sims from teens and up can now take a loan for the needed things and make regular payments to repay it. Your sim will have negative moodlets and stress if they have overdue payment, just like in the real world.

Subject Homework

It is a small mod that expands your homework experience. Instead of having just “Do homework” interaction with the school exercise book, your kid will have interactions like Review Social Studies, Practice Vocabulary (for kids) and Study Sociology, Write Fitness Article (for teens).

All these new interactions will help your kids raise their skills and do better at school and in future college. Everything for knowledge!

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1 Comment
  • Logan
    Posted at 22:46h, 26 February Reply

    Nice list, very useful. Thanks!

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