Theme

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Each content pack[n 1] for The Sims is centered around one or more themes. The listed themes in this article are sorted by alphabetical order.

Bathroom[edit | edit source]

The enhancement in bathroom design appears in The Sims 2: Kitchen and Bath Interior Design Stuff and The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff.

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Brands[edit | edit source]

Items from real-life brands are featured in The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff, The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff,The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff and The Sims 4: Moschino Stuff.

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City[edit | edit source]

A neighborhood called Belladonna Cove appears in The Sims 2: Apartment Life, which features several apartment buildings as well as an urban-themed atmosphere. The Sims 3: Late Night features the city world Bridgeport, home to penthouses and dance clubs, and a big aspect of the pack is city life. The Sims 4: City Living reintroduces the concept, along with a new city world named San MyshunoThe Sims 4: Get Famous also has some minor elements of city life, as it comes with the city world of Del Sol Valley.

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College[edit | edit source]

The college theme is featured in The Sims 2: UniversityThe Sims 3: University Life and The Sims 4: Discover University, where Sims can seek and pursue further education at college. While at college, Sims will also encounter and experience the college life: throwing parties, joining a Greek house and studying.

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Dating[edit | edit source]

Dating is the main theme of The Sims: Hot Date, as well as one of the themes that come in The Sims 2: Nightlife, and again, The Sims 3: Generations. The dating feature enables two paired Sims to spend their time together doing romantic activities. The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff features decors and interactive objects to build a romantic garden. The Sims 4: Dine Out also features romantic dinners.

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Fame[edit | edit source]

Fame is the main theme in The Sims: Superstar, The Sims 3: Showtime and The Sims 4: Get Famous, as well as one of the themes in The Sims 3: Late Night. Sims are able to work in the Fame career, become celebrities or performers, and pursue their dreams in general in order to get famous. The Sims 3: Movie Stuff adds various themed items and outfits from popular Hollywood film genres.

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Family[edit | edit source]

Family is the main theme of The Sims: Livin' Large and The Sims 3: Generations. While Livin' Large doesn't primarily focus on the interaction between families, it introduced several new features at a time when the series was new. Meanwhile, the main focus of Generations is on the family, where family time is made more elaborate, and Sims are meant to "Live the Life to the Fullest". The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff adds items related to family and children into The Sims 2. The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff adds more items for kids, puppet theatre and Voidcritter Battle Station. Family is also the main theme of The Sims 4: Parenthood and The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff.

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Festivals and holidays[edit | edit source]

Festivals and Holidays is a theme that appears in The Sims 3: Seasons, The Sims 4: City Living and The Sims 4: Seasons. Holiday-themed items also appear in The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack, The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff, The Sims 4: Holiday Celebration Pack and The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff.

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Hobby[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 2: FreeTime, Sims can pursue their hobbies and have preferences between different types of activities, building hobby enthusiasm as a result. Hobbies are also somewhat present in The Sims 3: Ambitions, and different hobby related activities are included in The Sims 4: Get Together and The Sims 4: Seasons.

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Island life[edit | edit source]

Island life is a theme prominently featured in The Sims Castaway Stories, The Sims 3: Island Paradise and The Sims 4: Island Living. It usually features a residential island world that includes various activities such as jet skiing, boats, mermaids, and exploring ocean depths. It is also featured to a lesser extent with Twikkii Island in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage and Sunlit Tides from The Sims 3 Store.

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Kitchen[edit | edit source]

A set of kitchen furniture and appliances that improves or enriches the atmosphere of the cooking and dining experience with The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff and The Sims 4: Cool Kitchen Stuff.

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Luxury[edit | edit source]

Luxury is a theme based on the stuff appearing in The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff, The Sims 2: Mansion and Garden Stuff, The Sims 3: High End Loft Stuff, The Sims 4: Luxury Party Stuff, The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff, The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff and The Sims 4: Get Famous.

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Magic[edit | edit source]

Magic appears as the main theme in The Sims: Makin' Magic and The Sims 4: Realm of Magic, and is a theme in The Sims 2: Apartment Life. Magic is reintroduced in the The Sims 3: Supernatural, along with fairies and witches.

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Movie[edit | edit source]

Movies form a central theme in The Sims 3: Movie Stuff and The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff, and to a lesser extent in The Sims 4: Get Famous. The movie theme typically revolves around movie sets, props, and costumes for the big screen, or on objects relating to cinematic enjoyment and home theaters.

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Nightlife[edit | edit source]

Nightlife is the main theme of The Sims 2: Nightlife and one of the main themes in The Sims 3: Late Night. The theme of nightlife focuses on after-dark activities that involve visiting downtown or going to various clubs and lounges in the city, along with other vital roles of these expansion packs, such as vampires. Nightlife was reintroduced in The Sims 4: Get Together, although additional aspects were also added in subsequent expansion packs, such as nighttime festivals and karaoke bars in The Sims 4: City Living, bowling at night in The Sims 4: Bowling Night Stuff, and nighttime talent shows in The Sims 4: Get Famous. The Sims 4: Discover University also has minor elements of nightlife such as, nighttime juice kegger party.

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Outdoor[edit | edit source]

Outdoor is a theme that mostly focuses on outdoor stuff and is appearing in The Sims 2: Mansion & Garden Stuff, The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff, The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff, The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat, The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff, The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff and The Sims 4: Backyard Stuff.

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Party[edit | edit source]

Parties are the main focus of The Sims: House Party, in which the ability to throw a party was introduced for the first time. Parties are also enhanced in The Sims 3: Generations, where there are even more types of parties. The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff, The Sims 4: Luxury Party Stuff and The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff provided more party objects for The Sims 2 and The Sims 4, respectively. More varieties of parties were released with The Sims 4: Get Together. While the main focus of The Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff isn't partying, Sims can invite a few friends over to watch a movie together.

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Pets[edit | edit source]

Pets is a theme used in many games throughout The Sims series. Sims can keep pets as part of their life in The Sims: Unleashed, The Sims 2: Pets, The Sims 3: Pets, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, and The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff. Pets are also featured in many console games; as seen here.

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Professions and businesses[edit | edit source]

In addition to going to work in careers, Sims can run businesses or perform jobs in a profession. These features enable Sims to earn money in ways other than just going to work with adequate skills. Sims can now be seen and controlled, as they perform the work in their profession or business. This theme is present in The Sims 2: Open for Business, The Sims 3: Ambitions, The Sims 3: Showtime, The Sims 4: Get to Work,[1] The Sims 4: Dine Out, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs and The Sims 4: Get Famous.

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Retro[edit | edit source]

Décor and fashion from yesteryear are the main theme of The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff and The Sims 4: Vintage Glamour Stuff.

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Social life[edit | edit source]

With the addition of reputation and social class, Sims don't just interact with each other and do things unnoticed. What Sims do towards others gets noticed as part of the Social Life theme in The Sims 2: Apartment Life. Social groups, a similar feature to social class, returned in The Sims 3: University Life. Social life was heavily revamped in The Sims 4: Get Together, while the reputation system returned in The Sims 4: Get Famous.

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Sports[edit | edit source]

Sports and fitness related content are featured in The Sims 4: Spa Day, The Sims 4: Bowling Night Stuff and The Sims 4: Fitness Stuff.

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Time travel[edit | edit source]

Time travel is the primary theme of The Sims 3: Into the Future, where Sims can use a time portal to travel to Oasis Landing, a world set in the distant future. It is also touched upon briefly in The Sims 3: Ambitions with the introduction of the time machine.

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Vacation[edit | edit source]

The Vacation feature is introduced in The Sims: Vacation, and is the main theme in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, The Sims 3: World Adventures, The Sims 3: Island Paradise, The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat, and in The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure. The main purpose of this theme is to show Sims other parts of the world in their respective games, and to give them ways to spend their time and relax while on vacation. The Sims 3: World Adventures and The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure primarily focus on exploration and adventuring while The Sims 3: Island Paradise primarily focuses on relaxation and vacations. The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat focuses on camping, similar to vacationing in Three Lakes in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage.

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Weather[edit | edit source]

Seasons and seasonal activities are introduced for the first time in The Sims 2: Seasons, where weather mechanics, such as rain and snow, will occur. A weather theme for The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 was introduced in The Sims 3: Seasons and The Sims 4: Seasons, respectively. Basic precipitation such as rain or rain with thunder are also present in other games: The Sims 2: Pets (console), The Sims 2: Castaway and The Sims Castaway Stories.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Content pack" is an unofficial term used to refer to expansion, game or stuff packs; as no official term exists.

References[edit | edit source]

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