6 Best Sims 4 Expansion Packs in 2022

The best of the best.

When it comes to life simulation games, The Sims 4 reigns supreme. With a plethora of downloadable content (DLC) packs to choose from, the choices available can be daunting. The Sims 4 has four types of packs: Kits, Stuff Packs, Game Packs, and Expansion packs. Expansion packs can inject energy into a player's current game.

Best Expansion Packs in The Sims 4

When it comes to ranking the best expansion packs, factors like what the pack adds in terms of clothing and furniture, as well as new gameplay, are considered. Here are our picks for expansion packs that you should consider playing.

Snowy Escape

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In Snowy Escape, Sims get to experience a whole new world: the Japanese-inspired Mt. Komorebi. This map has both residential and vacation options with the backdrop of an idyllic, snowy mountain. The game allows for more actions like mountain-climbing and skiing, unique CAS items, culturally rich Build/Buy items, and memorable townies. While not the most practical expansion pack, Snowy Escape adds much needed diversity to The Sims 4.

Related: All new Sims 4 Kits and their Features

Get to Work

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In The Sims 4 base game, career options can sometimes be a bit bland. That's where Get to Work comes in. Not only does it add several interactive careers, but the pack also provides a crucial new tidbit of gameplay: retail shops. Sims can now run and operate their own retail businesses. The expansion pack also gives the option of career (and alien) oriented CAS items. Additionally, there are some secret alien features throughout the pack—players can even create aliens in CAS!


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The Seasons expansion pack adds totally novel and useful content to The Sims 4. This pack allows players to experience seasons in their Sims' world, as well as celebrate and create holidays. Aside from amazing gameplay that includes the addition of Father Winter, players also get tons of CAS and Build/Buy content that adds a home-y aesthetic to the game. Seasons immerse players into each season with actions ranging from flower arranging to tree decorating.

Eco Lifestyle

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If players have ever wondered what their Sims' eco-footprint looks like, this pack is perfect. Eco Lifestyle puts Sims in a green world where recycling, planting, and community cooperation are key. This pack adds a modern flair to The Sims 4 that is unexpectedly impactful, especially seeing features such as voting for neighborhood rules. Simmers also choose quirky CAS items and ultra-modern Build/Buy items, such as shipping container homes.

Discover University

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While it does boast preppy CAS items and practical Build/Buy items, there is one main appeal to the Discover University expansion pack: the addition of university attendance. Sims can apply for college and scholarships, choose dorm or off-campus living, and even take out loans. This expansion pack adds immensely to the Young Adult category of Sims, where previously they would have gone straight from high school to adult living.

Related: Best Sims 4 Camera/Photo Taking Mods in 2022

Cottage Living

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Owning farm animals, living out your fairytale cottage lifestyle dreams—what more could a player want? With the rise of the Cottagecore aesthetic on social media, Electronic Arts jumped at the chance to give players the Cottage Living pack to perfectly encapsulate the trend. Live in the English countryside, run a small farm, and interact with locals in the close-knit rural community. This pack delivers quaint and cute clothing as well as rustic farm home decor.

Want to read more about The Sims 4? Read All Careers and Professions in The Sims 4 on Pro Game Guides. 

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