The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff

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The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff
The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff
Box art for The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff
Developer(s) Maxis, The Sims Studio
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series The Sims
Release date(s) January 26, 2021
Technical information
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Mode(s) Single-player
System requirements Minimum system requirements on
Game features
Genres Life simulation
Themes Supernatural, Magic, Retro
The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff is the eighteenth stuff pack for The Sims 4. It marks the introduction of the medium skill, the paranormal investigator freelance branch, haunted houses as well as the return of the Bonehilda NPC to The Sims series, previously found in The Sims: Makin' Magic and The Sims 3: Supernatural. Its trailer premiered on January 12, 2021 and was released on January 26, 2021 for PC and consoles. The pack's theme and contents were derived from the "happy haunts" theme from the second community stuff pack vote.

Official description[edit | edit source]

Light the candles and prepare the rituals to appease your ghastly new roomates in The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff Pack! Spectral guests cause mischief and mayhem on Haunted House Lots, but Sims can perform a seance, befriend Guidry the Ghost, become a Paranormal Investigator, and restore order.

Meet Ghastly Roomates – Your new-to-you home might be home to someone else, too, if it’s one of the new Haunted House Lots! Appease the mischievous specters to relax in serenity, or let them run amok for scares day and night.

Cleanse Your Home – If you want to send your new roomates packing, Guidry the Ghost is happy to advise you. Remove accursed objects, perform a seance, communie with the dead, and receive gifts from specters! You can even summon Bonehilda the skeletal maid.

Calm the Spirits – Master the Medium skill and impress Guidry to get a Paranormal Investigator license! Once you’re ready, take on some freelance gigs to expel unwelcome visitors for other Sims. With spooky activity on the rise, it’s up to your Sim to put a stop to it.

New features[edit | edit source]

Haunted Houses[edit | edit source]

This pack features a new lot type under residential lots called a "Haunted House". This is different to the spooky lot trait in that haunted houses have a host of additions coming from specters who regularly appear at night, specters at first will be friendly and will start have their moods lowered when not interacted with for a long while or failures when contacting them. When the ghosts do get sad or angry, Sims living in the house will get scared more often and possibly be attacked by mischievious specters. Sims can ask for help from Claude René Duplantier Guidry on how to deal with specters and how to have an easier time living with specters.

Paranormal Investigator[edit | edit source]

This is similar to the Ghost hunter profession introduced in The Sims 3: Ambitions. Sims who are skilled mediums can acquire a license to become a paranormal investigator and exorcise unwanted specters from other homes. This comes in three difficulty settings and involves multiple ways of trying to get rid of specters. After completing the gigs, Sims will earn money and sometimes spooky gifts that can help with specters of their own.

Bonehilda[edit | edit source]

Sometimes living in a haunted house, playful specters will cause messes or make Sims too scared to cook food, this can be solved by summoning Bonehilda to help cater for the house and prepare food, making her a no-charge maid. When she's done Sims can befriend her and hang out with her.

New additions[edit | edit source]

New Objects

New Career Branch

New Lot Assignment

New Skill

New NPCs

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Doctor Ashley built a haunted house lot that will ship with the release of The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff, making her the sixth Sims YouTuber (along with Simproved, lilsimsie, Deligracy, Simlicy, and James Turner) to build a lot to be shipped with a pack. This also makes The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff the first and only stuff pack to have a Sims YouTuber build a lot for it.[1]
  • This is the first stuff pack to feature Bonehilda as opposed to appearing in expansion pack.
  • The base game update associated with this pack (patch 107) included the scared emotion that replaced many tense reactions.

Music[edit | edit source]

  • XY&O - Haunt Me (trailer song)

Spooky[edit | edit source]

  • Sub Urban - Freak (feat. REI AMI)
  • James Iha - Ishla Ba Dreb

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

"The Sims" Chronology
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Snowy Escape
November 15, 2020
The Sims series PC games Followed by
The Sims 4: Bust the Dust Kit
March 2, 2021
Preceded by
The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff
July 28, 2020
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