The Sims


To celebrate the 16th anniversary of The Sims, EA has released a free update for The Sims 4 that contains a number of items from previous entries in the series.

First up is an homage to The Sims’ Tragic Clown by way of a painting. Looking at the painting will give your Sim a “Tragic Clown is Tragic” Moodlet. Fans of The Sims 2 will be happy to see the return of the Grilled Cheese Aspiration, which, as you may have already guessed, gives your Sim an unhealthy obsession with the cheese-based snack.

Also, the Kleptomaniac Trait from The Sims 3 returns. This trait makes it impossible for your Sim to go anywhere without stealing something.

Finally, the update sees the return of an NPC: the Gardener. “With a phone call, the Gardener will come to your Sim’s house and take care of their plants,” a post on the official website reads. “We’ve had a lot of requests for this NPC to return, and we’re really happy to include it as part of this Update.”


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