Does The Sims 4: City Living Live Up To It’s Name?


So Much to See

When I first heard rumors flying around about a The Sims 4 expansion I thought to myself, “hmm, this seems like a good idea, but I’ll wait for a confirmation.” Next thing I know, they announced The Sims 4: City Living. This is the 3rd expansion pack of the Sims 4 series. From what I’ve gathered from the creators, it took them an extremely long time to complete and it’s been packed full of fun adventures for you and your Sims to enjoy. Let’s dive into just a few of those, shall we?

Where to Start

The Sims 4: City Living is about…well, city life. There’s places to see, people to meet, and a whole heap of fun things to do with your Sim. The city, San Myshuno, featuring content made from tender love and care, is the start of your grand adventure.

One of the biggest features about this game is the new lot types: apartments. Unlike in regular lots, apartments allow you to take to the streets of your district and play outside without having the small inconvenience of a loading screen (love it!). One of the reasons this lot type is my favorite is because it pertains to real life. I can sense the air of independence of my child Sims when they leave home to live in their first apartment. Usually, you start small working your way up from a cheap apartment to a penthouse. There is a difference between apartments and penthouses, but I’ll let you find that out for yourselves. 😉

Now that we have a new place to live, what about the city itself? Another huge feature are the festivals. Festivals typically occur every other day of the week. They include themes like the Romance Festival and Geekcon Festival (both of which I enjoy the most so far!). Your Sims can grasp a taste of the city scene and collect souvenirs of said festivals to show for it. Your Sims don’t have to go anywhere if you happen to live in the district the festival is being held. Well…off of the couch, of course, but that’s about it.

Life in the City

Experience city living like going on dates in dine out or having a spa built in a penthouse from spa day. City Living is so much fun that it sometimes causes me to lose track of time when playing (which happens just about every time I play The Sims franchise). The sights, sounds, fun times, and surprises are waiting just around every corner. Are you excited about this expansion yet? I hope so, because this will keep you entertained for quite some time.

What are some of your favorite things about the Sims? I would love to know what you enjoy about Simming! If you’ve tried The Sims 4: City Living for yourself, what do you think of this expansion thus far?