HOW MUCH DOES THE SIMS 4 AND ALL DLC COST? : R/GAMING

Buying everything in The Sims 4 is a game in itself – a collect-a-khiêm tốn that requires expert knowledge in the field. Like a jewel appraiser, the Sims 4 expert can look at a DVD case & – ah, vì chưng you see? – observe sầu the subtle but telltale signs that distinguish a trò chơi Paông chồng from a Stuff Paông xã. By the end of this article, that expert will be you.

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with choosing add-ons according to lớn whatever pops up on Origin and takes your fancy. But if you want khổng lồ know the whole Sims 4 landscape before deciding where you l& – or are simply curious about how much you could spover on one management game, if you wanted to lớn – then read on.

You should know that The Sims 4 và its many expansions, trò chơi Packs, và Stuff Packs are regularly on sale. These discounts can be pretty hefty – at the time of writing, EA is selling the base game at half price, while a couple of bundles offer đơn hàng on the most recent expansions.


As such, if you were to splurge on the entire Sims 4 catalogue on any given day, you would be unlikely to pay full whachồng for all of it. The total we’ve come khổng lồ merely pulls together the cost of the game và every piece of DLC at full price.

That caveat out of the way, it’s maths time.

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BASE GAME

The Sims 4 – £34.99

Here’s the game as it was released baông chồng in năm trước, plus a bunch of patches that filled some of the notable gaps you may have sầu heard about at the time – namely toddlers & swimming pools. Given that The Sims is known as a simulator of both life và lavish lifestyles, it’s still remarkable neither were in there to lớn begin with, but I digress. The Sims 4 is a good PC game.

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The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe edition – £44.99


You’ll pay a steep price for the pleasure


The question here is whether you’d splash out for the additions available here. There are a couple of good reasons for doing so: exclusive items and outfits that are great for parties, and a copy of the soundtraông xã – which is excellent working music. There’s nothing that makes you more productive than an earful of Buy Mode. You’ll pay a steep price for the pleasure, but if you really want everything, Digital Deluxe pháo should be in your basket.

Running total: £44.99

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EXPANSION PACKS

Say what you lượt thích about the DLC habit of The Sims but you can’t deny the pricing is nice và clear. Unless they’re on sale, expansion packs cost £34.99 – always. Think of these as ‘90s-style add-ons – meaty, meaningful additions lớn game mechanics & playable areas. Are pets really optional? I don’t think they are. Here, kitty kitty. Get in the basket.

Get to lớn Work – £34.99Get Together – £34.99City Living – £34.99Cats & Dogs – £34.99Seasons – £34.99

Running total: £44.99 + (£34.99 x 5) = £219.94

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GAME PACKS

The next type of DLC on the ladder is the trò chơi Pack, which is still a substantial themed experience – lượt thích running a restaurant, having a nice day at the spa, or transforming inlớn an immortal creature of myth & building a lair in the Forgotten Hollow. As it stands, there aren’t many more trò chơi Packs than there are expansions – but at £17.99 each, that’s another major hit khổng lồ the wallet.

Outdoor Retreat – £17.99Spage authority Day – £17.99Dine Out – £17.99Vampires – £17.99Parenthood – £17.99Jungle Adventure – £17.99StrangerVille – £17.99

Running total: £219.94 + (£17.99 x 7) = £345.87

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STUFF PACKS

Now we’re getting frivolous. Throwing cash at the throwaway. Spending on the furniture & fashion choices that give sầu EA and The Sims such a reputation for over-expanding. Yet there’s value even in the simple Stuff Paông chồng if it fits your sensibilities – I’m a Movie Hangout & Bowling Night kind of person, but not so much Laundry Day.

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There’s an argument to be made that this is how Stuff Packs are best consumed – as modifiers that turn The Sims 4 toward your particular interests, rather than essential purchases lớn be bought in bulk. But, sod it, we’ve sầu come this far. In the basket with you. All of you.

Luxury Party Stuff – £9.99Perfect Patio Stuff – £9.99Cool Kitchen Stuff – £9.99Spooky Stuff – £9.99Movie Hangout Stuff – £9.99Romantic Garden Stuff – £9.99Kids Room Stuff – £9.99


Backyard Stuff – £9.99Vintage Glamour Stuff – £9.99Bowling Night Stuff – £9.99Fitness Stuff – £9.99Toddler Stuff – £9.99Laundry Day Stuff – £9.99My First Pet Stuff – £9.99

Total: £345.87 + (£9.99 x 14) = £485.73

We did it: we spent approximately ten times the amount of a new triple-A game on The Sims 4. In our heads, at least. Are you proud? I’m proud on some level, in the same way acid house group The KLF must have sầu been when they burned a million pounds in a disused boathouse on the Scottish islvà of Jura.

We now own a truly comprehensive sầu version of one of the best management games you can play on PC. But at what cost? Oh, yeah – £485.73. Does anyone else feel a bit sick?


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