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All The Sims 4 Xbox Expansions Ranked

Sul sul! Whether you’re playing The Sims 4 on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S; you’ll never get the most out of your gaming experience with just the base game. That’s why it’s a great idea to add some The Sims 4 expansions to your collection. But which expansion pack should you buy first? These are all 11 big Sims 4 expansions ranked.

Published on: 28-04-2022

Why buy The Sims 4 expansions?

We have a very simple answer to that question: the expansions are lots and lots of fun! The Sims 4 expansions provide the biggest additions to your gaming experience. For example, you’ll get loads of new building options, furniture, clothes and accessories for your Sims. 

In most of The Sims 4 expansions, there’s a new world to discover and new career choices to be made. Besides that, you’ll be able to enjoy many other new gameplay options, like studying, opening a veterinary clinic, or getting famous.

In short: The Sims 4 expansion packs offer you tons of options that will truly satisfy your Simulicous needs! 

Which The Sims 4 expansions are there?

The Sims 4 has released a huge amount of DLCs (downloadable content) for the Xbox, which totally enriches the lives of your Sims. There are now (including all smaller game packs and kits) about 48 expansions for the Sims 4 on Xbox. Among these, there are the following 11 big expansion packs:

11. The Sims 4: Seasons

The Sims 4: Season artwork

Source: EA

Do you love to splash in puddles in the spring, build a snow pal with your friends in the winter and have amazing pool parties during summer? Then The Sims 4: Seasons is a great expansion to add to your collection. In these expansions your Sims even have to deal with different seasons (and everything that comes with that), which makes the simulation game a lot more realistic! What’s not to like? 

Why is this Sims 4 expansion at the bottom of our list?

It may sound strange, but this expansion causes a bit of a winter depression. The autumn and winter periods last long and feel quite gloomy. Also, we’re not very fond of the thunderstorms, which can be extremely loud and cause damage to your property. Luckily, there’s a way to switch it off in the settings of the game. 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Seasons?

In The Sims 4: Seasons, you can do lots of fun seasonal activities. Organise the biggest
New Year’s Eve party, spoil your sweetheart on Love Day and select the perfect decorations for the Winter Festival to welcome Father Winter. With this expansion, you can also set up your calendar and create new holidays with their own unique traditions. 

Are you into trees and plants? Well, good! Because you’ll be able to start your gardening career, which allows you to create beautiful bouquets. Perhaps you’d rather become a botanist, so you can research rare exotic plants in order to write the best scientific articles. 

10. The Sims 4: Get to Work

The Sims 4: Get to Work is the very first expansion that has been released for the Xbox.This expansion is ranked relatively low, because it’s quite outdated. But if you like to work on the careers of your Sims, then this expansion is a great addition to your collection! 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Get to Work?  

With this The Sims 4 expansion pack you’ll be able to start new interactive careers, including doctor, detective and scientist. Go to work with your Sims, and promote your Sims by completing certain tasks. You can also learn new skills, like baking and photography. On top of that, there’s an option to create Alien Sims with very cool and unique skin colours. How awesome is that?

The new world of Get to Work: Magnolia Promenade

Screenshot of the new world of Get to Work: Magnolia Promenade

With this expansion you can start your own business in a world called Magnolia Promenade. For example, you can start a bookshop, a bakery or a photo gallery. In the ‘Owned Business Panel’ you can keep track of your company’s expenses, income and revenue.

In this new world, you’ll get one free lot to build on. But this doesn’t mean you can just start one new business. You can build and start your own company in all the other worlds of The Sims 4 - if you can find the ‘Lot Type’ option in build mode.

9. The Sims 4: Get Together

Do you love meeting new Sims and being part of a club? Then we have some good news for you. Because with The Sims 4: Get Together you can create your own club! Start a book club or a dance club, for example. You can set up the rules of the club, select the members and organise meetings. You can even select your own club logo and secret handshake. 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Get Together?

You can organise all sorts of group activities for your club. And by participating in them, and completing certain (inter)actions, you can climb in rank. But that’s about it. We are not particularly fond of the way the clubs work, so that’s why you’ll find this expansion on the number 9 spot of our list. 

The new world of Get Together: Windenburg

Screenshot of the new world of Get Together: Windenburg

Although we’re not the biggest fans of the extra gameplay that this expansion offers, we do LOVE the new world you’ll get to explore. The surroundings of Windenburg are quite similar to the region of Southern Germany, with lots of green parks, gorgeous half-timbered houses and castle ruins. So if you want to build beautiful houses in this world, then we definitely recommend this expansion to you!

8. The Sims 4: Get Famous

Always wanted to be a famous writer or movie star? Now's your chance! Because with The Sims 4: Get Famous your Sims can live out their wildest dreams and become superstars. We know we’ve only just arrived at number 8 of our list, but this is really where the fun begins!

But why is this expansion ranked so low on our list?

It takes a lot of selfies, promotions and gigs to become the talk of the town. But once you’ve gained the ultimate celebrity status, you’ll notice it takes a lot of hard work to remain famous. This is because your celebrity status drops very quickly. That’s why The Sims 4: Get Famous is a fun, but very challenging expansion pack. 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Become Famous?

In our opinion, we think you can get the best Sims job ever with this expansion! Launch your new interactive acting career and join your Sims on the movie set. Here you can complete certain interactions to gain big promotions in your acting career. With your help, your Sims will be superstars in no time!

The new world of Get Famous: Del Sol Valley

Screenshot of the new world of Get Famous: Del Sol Valley

The Sims 4: Become Famous introduces you to a new world called Del Sol Valley. Buy a starter home and work your way up to ‘The Hills’ of The Sims 4. You'll also have an empty lot where you can build the celebrity mansion of your dreams! 

7. The Sims 4: City Living

The suburbs of Willow Creek and Oasis Springs are lovely and quiet, but sometimes you just want to feel the buzz and rush of the big city. The Sims 4: City Living offers your Sims the opportunity to explore the bustling City of San Myshuno! 

What can you do with The Sims 4: City Living?

Visit the Fashion District or the Arts Quarter, sing your heart out at the Karaoke Bar and beat your friends in a game of basketball. In The Sims 4: City Living you'll also be able to visit a variety of cool cultural festivals, like the Romance Festival and the Spice Festival, where you can join the flaming-hot Curry Challenge. Cut deals with the guys behind the food stands and learn how to cook dozens of new dishes! 

The new world of City Living: San Myshuno

Screenshot of the new world of City Living: San Myshuno

Buy yourself a small apartment or go big and buy a luxurious penthouse with the best view of San Myshuno. There’s no empty lot available for you to build on, but there’s always the possibility to demolish one. Build yourself a nice industrial loft, for example.

6. The Sims 4: Discover University

The Sims 4: Discover University expansion pack did not make it to our top 5, but we want you to know; we really REALLY love this expansion! With this pack, you can actually send your Sims off to college. This way, they can avoid having to start their careers as dishwashing assistants. How cool is that? 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Discover University?

Study, study, study! Let your Sims attend lectures, create the perfect presentations, and write excellent essays to graduate college with honours. 

Besides studying, your Sims can play juice pong, chill with classmates and organise epic college parties. They can also join debate teams, art clubs or a secret society. It may sound cliché, but with The Sims 4: Student Life, college truly is the best time of your life!   

The new world of Discover University: Britechester

Screenshot of the new world of Discover University: Britechester

The Sims 4: Discover University expansion pack comes with a new world, also known as Britechester. In this world you'll find the Historic University of Britechester, the modern Foxbury institute and Gibbs Hill - the neighbourhood where you'll find several (student) houses. 

5. The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle

We’re kicking off our top 5 with The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle. The environment is important and we believe that change starts with you - and your Sims. The best thing about this expansion pack is that your Sims can earn Simoleons with the sustainable measures they take. So that makes it a fun challenge.  

What can you do with The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle?

Always wanted to ‘WooHoo’ in a garbage bin? Now’s your chance to do so! Love to go thrift shopping? Good, because with this expansion you can dress your Sims in stylish second hand clothing. Your Sims can also become activists or civil designers, all in order to make the neighbourhood a better place. 

In The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle, your actions (and how you build your homes) can have an impact on the climate as well as on your neighbourhood. Each week, your Sims can vote for the neighbourhood action plan that's most important to them. You can also install wind turbines, solar panels, and dew collectors around the house, or grow your own food - vertically!

The new world of Eco Lifestyle: Evergreen Harbor

Screenshot of the new world of Eco Lifestyle: Evergreen Harbor

Evergreen Harbor is located at a quarry next to a lake. It's a beautiful world, as long as your Sims do their best to live sustainably. Because if they don’t, then smog will form, it’ll be a lot less green and you'll see lots of rubbish on empty lots. So make sure your Sims will have a green eco-footprint, so you can enjoy the beautiful green Evergreen Harbor!

Buy The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle at Startselect!

Are you ready to reduce, reuse and recycle? Then we have some good news for you. Because you can buy The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle for the Xbox at Startselect! Did you know that buying products at Startselect is always eco-friendly? Our products are digital - and therefore not wrapped in plastic. What are you waiting for?

THE SIMS™ 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack*
£34.99
 

4. The Sims 4: Snowy Escape

Are you a fan of traditional Japanese architecture, do you enjoy being on the ski slopes and do you love relaxing in hot springs? Then this is THE perfect The Sims 4 expansion for you! 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Snowy Escape?

If you are a true thrillseeker, then you have lots of options in The Sims 4: Snowy Escape. For example, your Sims can purchase climbing equipment to go on the biggest climbing adventure. And if that’s not enough, then strap on your snowboard and master your snowboarding skills on the slopes of Mt. Komorebi. 

After all this excitement, it’s time for some relaxation. Walk through the bamboo forest and unwind in the hot springs. Your Sims can also enjoy a delicious hotpot that is served on a traditional kotatsu, but make sure to take off your shoes before entering a home! 

The new world of Snowy Escape: Mt. Komorebi

Screenshot of the new world of Snowy Escape: Mt. Komorebi

The new world of The Sims 4: Snowy Escape is based on two Japanese islands, named Hanshu and Hokkaido. It has three areas: Yukimatsu, Senbamachi and Wakaba. You can build new houses, move into pre-built homes or visit cosy holiday cottages. 

Mt. Komorebi is a beautiful place to wander around! There’s a large bamboo forest with an impressive Japanese altar. And if you head further up, there are high white mountains to climb and ski on. What’s not to love about this world? 

Buy The Sims 4: Snowy Escape at Startselect!

Can’t wait to build a traditional Japanese home and become the most talented skier? Then buy The Sims 4: Snowy Escape at Startselect! You’ll receive your digital code right away, so make sure you’re ready and put your snow boots on!

The Sims™ 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack*
£34.99
 

3. The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs

At Startselect we LOVE animals - and especially cats and dogs. That’s why The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs has earned its well deserved third place on our list. You might not have expected it, but with this expansion you can add cats and dogs to your favourite Sims households!

What can you do with The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs?

There are different ways to add a hairy friend to your household. For example, you can create an animal with CAS (Create A Sim) or you can adopt one by using your phone or computer. Bumped into a cute stray kitten wandering the streets? Make friends with it! Because eventually you’ll unlock an interaction to add the stray (cat or dog) to your household. 

Unfortunately, just like in real life, your best friend can become ill. Luckily, you can go visit a veterinary clinic - or start one yourself! Build an awesome high tech clinic and develop your veterinary skills, so you can diagnose and cure all the sweet animals of your neighbourhood!  

The new world of Cats and Dogs: Brindleton Bay

Screenshot of the new world of Cats and Dogs: Brindleton Bay

Brindleton Bay is the new world that comes with The Sims 4: Dogs and Cats. It’s located near a beautiful piece of water and looks a bit like the coastal towns in New England, United States. You’ll get 4 empty lots to build on and a few gorgeous houses that are move-in ready.

Buy The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs at Startselect

Are you ready to add some cute furry friends to your Sims households? Then we have a special offer for you. Because at Startselect you can purchase a bundle including The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs + My First Pet! In just a few clicks you can add a kitten, puppy or guinea pig (My First Pet) to your Sims household!  

THE SIMS™ 4 Cats and Dogs plus my First Pet Stuff Bundle*
£34.99
 

2. The Sims 4: Island Living

The Sims 4 Island Living is all about the lazy island lifestyle, where you can enjoy hot summer evenings and take a dip in the ocean to cool off. With this expansion, your Sims are guaranteed to live their best island lives. And what’s more exciting than meeting - and creating - actual mermaid Sims!

What can you do with The Sims 4: Island Living?

Through CAS, you can create your very own unique mermaid Sims. These wonderful types of Sims have two different looks: the normal look and the look of a mermaid - which includes the fishtail. That’s because as soon as your mermaid Sim’s in the water (or bathtub), he or she automatically becomes half Sim, half fish.

You can give your mermaid Sim a beautiful mermaid tail, scary pointy teeth, choose colourful scales for your Sim’s face and body and much more. Will you go for a scary looking Siren or for the redheaded typical Disney Princess look?

Transform your normal Sim into a Mermaid Sim

There’s also a few options to transform your normal Sim into a mermaid Sim. As soon as he or she gets the moodlet 'Strange Sensation', your Sim has 24 Sim hours to dive into the sea and transform into a mermaid Sim. Or you can give your Sim some Seaweed, which you can buy from the reward market for 500 points.

The new world of Island Living: Sulani

Screenshot of the new world of Island Living: Sulani

Sulani is a world full of beautiful beaches and a volcano. You'll have plenty of lots where you can build your own ultimate island home - or you can move your household to a pre-built beachfront gem.

Buy The Sims 4: Island Life at Startselect!

Ready to tan and meet some mermaids? Then buy The Sims 4: Island Living at Startselect! Thanks to our fast delivery, your Sim will be at the beach in no-time. Just pack your swimsuit and you’re ready to go!

The Sims™ 4 Fun Outside Bundle*
£44.95
 

1. The Sims 4: Cottage Living

Always imagined yourself living in the countryside, with a llama or a cow grazing away in the meadow, some (sometimes angry) chickens and the possibility of being completely self-sufficient? Do you want to make friends with birds, rabbits, foxes just like a Disney-princess? Then make your dreams come true with The Sims 4: Cottage Living 

What can you do with The Sims 4: Cottage Living?

In The Sims 4: Cottage Living you can build your own farm with authentic wooden furniture and lovely wallpapers. You can also help the residents of Henford-on-Bagley in order to receive unique items. Enter your home-grown oversized fruit and vegetables into the Finchwick Fair contest, or bring your most handsome llama in order to compete! Other things you can do in The Sims 4: Cottage Living: 

  • Choose the feature ‘Simple Living’, which requires you to fill your own fridge before you can cook a dish
  • Feed chickens, collect (special!) eggs and hatch them
  • Make friends with birds and rabbits
  • Participate in the Finchwick Fair
  • Shear llamas and collect wool
  • Cross-stitch with llama wool
  • Grow oversized vegetables 
  • Order your groceries 
  • Can your food
  • Go on picnics
  • Milk a cow

The new world of Cottage Living: Henford-on-Bagley

Screenshot of the new world of Cottage Living: Henford-on-Bagley

With this expansion, you can settle down in a new world called Henford-on-Bagley. The area is inspired by the beautiful countryside of the United Kingdom. You'll have several empty houses to move into, one empty lot and even a rental where your Sims can go on the perfect countryside holiday. 

Why is The Sims 4: Cottage Living the best expansion - ever?

We think The Country Life is the best Sims 4 expansion because the beautiful, fairytale landscape is simply stunning. And the fact that you can keep your own cows, llamas and chickens is a dream come true. In addition, we think you’ll get the best building, furnishings, clothes, accessories and hair options for your Sims with this expansion. 

On top of that, The Sims 4: Cottage Living expansion for the Xbox is almost like a standalone game. The animals and your land need daily care, so you can spend 100% of your time taking care of it (after building your dream farm, of course).- and we’re totally digging it! 

Buy The Sims 4: Cottage Living at Startselect

Does a simple farm life appeal to you? Then buy The Sims 4: Cottage Living at Startselect! You will almost immediately receive the code, after which you can install the game on your Xbox. Oh and don’t forget to feed the chickens - otherwise they will peck at you!

The Sims™ 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack*
£34.99
 


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