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The Sims 5: 5 Expansions We’re Holding Out For



The Sims is a life simulation series that needs no formal introduction. As a global phenomenon that is adored by millions of gamers all around the world, developer Maxis has the absolute privilege of bringing new and engrossing creations to its core, knowing that its reputation cannot be stained by even the most unforgivable flaws.

Anyway, The Sims 5 is on the horizon, and it has got us thinking, particularly about the expansions that it will bring to life following the launch of the base game. To cut a long story short, we've got a few ideas for Maxis to take into consideration, all of which we believe would further enhance an already booming platform. Take from this what you will, but here are the five Sims 5 expansions that we, as a team, are holding out for.

5. Space Living

The amount of hoops one has to go through to build a homemade rocket and travel to outer space in The Sims is actually ridiculous. Not only do you need the Get to Work expansion, but a ludicrous amount of tools to help prepare for the actual launch itself. And after that, well, you're left with a pretty underwhelming and awfully hollow space exploration experience. This is why, in all honesty, we think a space chapter in The Sims 5 would serve as redemption on a sweet silver platter.

While we've been able to tour the globe and experience the many wonders of the world in last however many expansions, we've never really had the opportunity to set up shop somewhere in the unknown, beyond the stars and between alien territories. And so, if we had the chance to venture deep into the future and establish a home away from home on a distant planet, then a whole new story arc would open up and, in turn, open the shutters to a whole pipeline of space-themed Stuff packs and intergalactic stories. It's an untapped domain, and Maxis should definitely consider exploring it.


4. Island Life

We can all agree on the fact that The Sims 2: Castaway was a real breath of fresh air, so much that we spent the following years after its release clutching onto the hopes of seeing something of a similar style. Besides Island Living, though, we didn't get a great deal more. At least, not enough to warrant a whole expansion or spin-off. And so, from our point of view, The Sims 5 will need to make up for that, and finally look to capitalize on a once-loved concept.

Decorating an entire island and adding all the quirks and embellishments is far more entertaining than adding tiles to your bog-standard suburban home, true. Because of that, we think an island builder would certainly benefit the base game, even if it doesn't release until much further down the road. Think of it as a hybrid of Sim City, Castaway, and Island Living. You know, an all-in-one package that lets you feel like a rich and portly governor, rather than a drone without so much as a shred of ambition.


3. Farming Life

The gaming industry has proven time and time again that the world revolving around agriculture is award-winning material, period. Just take a look at Stardew Valley, for example. Even the lesser known games with a farmer's appeal boast a number of quality perks, especially for those who are looking to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of most modern day triple-A heavy hitters. The question is, does The Sims have a farmer's bone in its body? Well, kind of.

Besides Cottage Living, The Sims 4 has never really embraced the rural lifestyle. Shame, really, as there's clearly an interested party that would do anything to settle down and live life out in the sticks. Perhaps it's something Maxis will explore a little ways down the road now that Cottage Living has been established, who knows? Either way, it's definitely something we're holding out for.


2. Origins Pack

We all know of the Goth family. The fact is, they're basically stitched into the very crest of the franchise, and have been a small part of the furniture since day one. But do we know the real reason for their lavish lifestyles and majestic manor homes, or have we repeatedly brushed off their origin story out of laziness? Well, that's the thing. The bottom line is, we want more lore, and we're more than happy to sideline our own Sim families for a chance to play the game of life with the founders.

Picture there being a slew of scenarios all bundled into one expansion. From the Goths to the Newbies, and every important link laced between the original family tree—everyone has their own origin tale, and it's only right that Maxis explores such passages in future expansions. Because let's face it, who wouldn't want to know what happened to Bella Goth after her sudden disappearance?


1. Childhood

“They grow up so fast,” said the teary-eyed parent who watched their kin spiral through adolescence like a rogue cyclone. Unfortunately, that's just the case with The Sims 4, as its featured toddlerhood lasts just a few days before moving over to the next phase of life. But what if—and it's a big if—such days were dragged out into actual months, or even years? It's a thought, that's all we're saying.

The baby and toddler stage is hands down one of the most important parts of your Sims' lives. Besides learning how to walk, talk, and commit heinous acts in residential bathrooms, youngsters also secure their ambitions for later parts of life. And so, here's us saying we'd definitely benefit from spending a little more time with such years. Provide more interactions and activities, and you've got yourself a game within a game, for sure.


So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.