The Sims 4: Island Living

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The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims 4: Island Living
The Sims 4: Island Living
Escape the ordinary and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle surrounded by beaches in The Sims 4 Island Living! Explore a breezy world drenched in sun, sand, and endless fun as your Sims make their own paradise.
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) June 21, 2019 (PC and Mac) (Worldwide)
July 16, 2019 (console)
Technical information
Platform(s) Windows, OS X
Mode(s) Single-player
Media DVD or Digital (PC), Digital-only (Mac)
Game features
Genres Life simulation
Themes Island life
Creatures Mermaid, Dolphin
Worlds Sulani
The Sims 4: Island Living is the seventh expansion pack for The Sims 4. Its official description alongside various images were accidentally leaked by EA in Origin on June 7, 2019, essentially confirming the earlier rumors as and leaks to be true.[1] The expansion pack was officially announced during EA Play on June 8, 2019 and released on June 21, 2019 for PC and Mac. The PS4 and Xbox One versions were released on July 16, 2019.[2] It is a spiritual successor to The Sims 3: Island Paradise, with some elements of Vacation Island from The Sims: Vacation, Felicity Island and Wanmami Island from The Sims: Castaway Stories, Twikkii Island from The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and the downloadable world Sunlit Tides from The Sims 3 Store.

The expansion pack allows Sims to live in the world of Sulani, a tropical island full of deep waters, beaches and volcanic activity. Sims can enjoy themselves in many relaxing beach activities, lounging in cool waters, or exploring the oceans by either snorkeling or canoeing, where they can even meet mermaids, a playable life state reintroduced in this pack from The Sims 3: Island Paradise. Alongside mermaids, Sims can befriend dolphins, friendly aquatic creatures. Newcomer Sims to Sulani can introduce themselves to the friendly locals, who have many interesting traditions and can teach them more about their culture through their folklore stories. A conservationist career is also introduced along with lifeguard, diver and fisherman part-time jobs.

Official description[edit | edit source]

Escape the ordinary and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle.

Explore a breezy world drenched in sun, sand and endless fun as your Sims make their own paradise in The Sims 4 Island Living. Whether they contribute to the conservation effort or prefer living off the grid, your Sims can take the plunge and enjoy what this unique culture has to offer. Embrace traditional events, wear native clothing styles or sip on some kava. It’s all part of Sulani island life.


Sit Back and Relax. Welcome to Sulani, where the sun shines bright and the nights are totally chill. Set sail on the glistening water in your island canoe, swim to your heart’s content, and explore the scenery on a watercraft. Build a spectacular sand castle, catch some rays and even meet a mermaid!

Pitch In or Help Out. Become a conservationist, clean up the beaches and watch your Sims’ impact bloom all over the island. Take to the waves in a fishing or diving career, or become a lifeguard to keep the locals safe under the sun. No career? No problem! Sims can do odd jobs or fish for their next meal.

Engage in Local Culture. Tradition runs deep on Sulani, and your Sims get to experience everything it has to offer. Immerse Sims in their newfound lifestyle by attending a pit barbecue event, learning about local folklore, tasting tropical delicacies and chatting with ancestors from the island.

Rock the Island Vibes. Dress Sims in tropical garb inspired by sun, sand and waves. Or, gear up for water activities like snorkeling and swimming. Decorate a rustic oasis with home objects and unwind at the tiki bar. Everything is chill (except for the occasional sunburn) when it’s Island Living.

New features[edit | edit source]

World and neighborhoods[edit | edit source]

Sulani is divided into three islands.

Ohan'ali Town - This is where most lots on the islands reside and notably the most inhabited island on Sulani. It has now developed into the main town region. On this island, there is The Sand Bar, along with Ohan'li's own beach. Two sim families currently reside here: these are the ‘Hoapili’ and ‘Kealoha’ families. There are two free lots which would be the Lagoon Look, where it's partially on the water, and on the Tangled Flat.

Lani St. Taz is an tropical paradise where the beaches are filled with white sand, along with the water being warm. Some notable families that live here are the Kahananui and Ngata families. There is also the Sand Simoleon Beach, which has the trait of "oceanic paradise". It is a lot for the Sims to live in, but a house should be built on the 50x50 empty lot.

Mua Pel'am is situated near the active volcano. Nature rules over this island, from the volcano to a waterfall to a cave. There are no sims that live on this island. There are currently two pre-built lots, the Admiral's Wreckage and the Caldera Camp, along with a free lot (40x30). Both Admiral's Wreckage and Key Point are "off the grid lots".

Island life[edit | edit source]

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Mermaids[edit | edit source]

Mermaids have similar needs to normal Sims, but replace the Hygiene need with a new need, Hydration. In order to maintain this need, a mermaid Sim can go swimming (either in the ocean or a swimming pool), shower, bathe or take a drink of water. In exchange for this restriction, mermaids have the ability to influence the moods and actions of other Sims with various Siren Songs, most of which deplete Hydration. While swimming in the ocean, mermaids also have the ability to summon an azure dolphin. Azure dolphins function identically to regular dolphins, save for the ability to summon them anywhere.

Mermaids also respond to the Ordinary Conch, an item found while Diving for Shells. If a conch shell is blown, mermaids in the area will make dolphin noises.

New additions[edit | edit source]

New Objects

New Lot Assignment

New Traits

These Sims experience a spiritual connection to islands of Sulani. Honor the islands by partaking in their culture, summon powerful elementals and reap the reward of their blessings—or the consequences of their disfavor.
Answer the call of the ocean! Sims with this trait will prefer water-related activities and feel closer to denizens of the sea.

New Lot Traits

  • Oceanic Paradise
  • Island Spirits
  • Volcanic Activity

New Radio Station

  • Island Radio

New Aspiration

  • Beach Life (Location) - This Sim wants to take it slow and enjoy beach life.
    • Tourist - Get a Suntan · Earn Gold on a Kava Party · Eat a Coconut
    • Sand-Sifter - Find Things Beachcombing · Grill, Barbecue, or Roast Food
    • Leisurely Local - Explore the Beach Cave · Discover Buried Treasure
    • Beach Fixture - Doze-Off while Relaxing in Lounge Chair or Float Lounger
      • Reward trait: Laid-BackSims who are Laid-Back never become tense.

New Career

New Part-Time Jobs

New Collectibles

  • Plants
    • Coconut
    • Pineapple
    • Taro Root
    • Kava Root
  • Seashells
  • Tropical Fish
  • Buried Treasure
  • Underwater Photos

Other New Features

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the second expansion pack for The Sims 4 to include a playable life state, the first being The Sims 4: Get to Work.
  • Island Living was supposed to be the first content pack for The Sims 4 to be compatible only with 64-bit operating systems. However, SimGuruDuke later confirmed in Twitter that the legacy edition has been postponed to allow everyone to play the expansion and that Island Living still supports 32-bit.[3] 32-bit support was finally dropped with the release of Discover University.
  • This is the first expansion pack for The Sims 4 to not have a launch trailer as well as being the first to not release a launch trailer since The Sims 2: Apartment Life.
  • It is the first pack for The Sims 4 to have announced its PC and console release dates simultaneously. 
  • Shovel & Pail (without face) from Blue's Clues
  • Thirteen days elapsed between the pack's announcement (June 8) and its release (June 21), making it the shortest wait time for a Sims 4 expansion pack thus far.
  • This is the first expansion pack for The Sims series to feature a tropical world without hotels or resorts. The Sims: Vacation introduced hotels and campgrounds with Vacation Island, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage's Twikkii Island had hotels and holiday homes, and The Sims 3: Island Paradise allowed players to own and stay at resorts in Isla Paradiso.
  • This is the last pack in The Sims franchise to support Windows XP and Windows Vista. However, support was quickly dropped with later releases and the game is no longer supported by the two operating systems even if the DVD case or digital download requirements says it is supported.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

Island Radio[edit | edit source]

  • Mark Buys - Solomon Beach Party
  • Jeremy Sherman - Hawaii Bounce
  • Frank Mizen - On The Island
  • Lincoln Grounds - Be Pacific
  • Bruce Maginnis - Tutira Mai Nga Iwi
  • Tom Fox - Oceania
  • Jacen Touchstone - Mora Mora
  • Nui Nui - oo Maroo

Pop[edit | edit source]

  • Zara Larsson - All The Time
  • Au/Ra - Emoji
  • BC Kingdom - Reverse N Stop
  • Maisie Peters - Stay Young
  • Olivia Dean - Cheer Up Love

Alternative[edit | edit source]

  • Zuzu - How It Feels
  • Wovoka Gentle - Peculiar Form of Sleep

Electronica[edit | edit source]

  • Hans of Ten Hands - Beach Beach Weee
  • Unicorn Hunter - Boogie Boardin Stasis

References[edit | edit source]

"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims 4: StrangerVille
February 26, 2019
The Sims series PC games Followed by
The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff
August 13, 2019
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Get Famous
November 16, 2018
The Sims 4 expansion packs Followed by
The Sims 4: Discover University
November 15, 2019
The Sims series expansion packs

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