The Sims 4 Free Content Update Is Inspired by Past Games

I got acne on my 16th birthday.


16 years ago today, the original version of The Sims released, and I locked all of my Sims in a room to watch them die slowly for the very first time--ah, memories! To celebrate the series' 16th anniversary, The Sims 4 receives free content today based on the previous three Sims games.

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The game has added an homage to the Tragic Clown from the original game's expansion, Livin' Large. He's come to the fourth entry as a painting that will leave your Sims feeling sad upon seeing it. The Gardener NPC and a Plumbob poster that apparently doesn't do anything have also been added.

The second game's tribute brings the Grilled Cheese aspiration to The Sims 4. It turns grilled cheese sandwiches into your Sims' favorite food, though the official Sims website says it might be a "mildly unhealthy obsession."

Lastly, the Kleptomaniac trait makes its way from The Sims 3. If a Sim has this trait, they won't be able to stop themselves from stealing random objects from the places they visit.

They're all available in today's update.

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