How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? Limit Explained

How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? Limit Explained

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The Sims franchise is one of the most popular life simulators in gaming history. Yes, we had other alternatives like Second Life, however, The Sims showed that their games are just better, and fans liked them the most. You can customize Sims however you want – clothes, accessories, looks, and more, and when you combine it with the ability to build amazing houses, Sims games just get better. Players can start families with their Sims, marry their partners, have kids, and have pets. In this article, we will discuss how many Sims can be in a household in The Sims 4, and explain the limit further.

Households in The Sims 4 game have space for eight Sims, and that is without a pet-related expansion pack, in this case, The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. However, this expansion does not change the total available space for Sims in households – it is still eight and no more. This is a change from the previous games, where The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 could expand their households to ten members.

Limited Households in Previous Sims Games

The Sims 4 game was not the only game with limited members in Sims households, this mechanic exists since the first game. As Sims 4, the original Sims game from 2000, also had space for eight members of the household. There were no pets, so having two adults and six children was not an insane possibility. Even with the expansion pack, which was the fifth official pack for The Sims games ever, The Sims: Unleashed, household limit did not change.

How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? Limit Explained

However, The Sims 2 was innovative in its own right and introduced us to the pet-expansion pack called The Sims 2: Pets, which expanded the household limit to ten members. This was a pet pack that was reintroduced after The Sims: Unleashed pet pack, but this time with the option to interact with your pets. So besides adults and children, you could now have pets in your household. There were variations of households you could play with – there was a limit of eight Sims, and six pets, which expanded the household limit to ten. You could not have more than ten members of your household even with pets so you had to decide if the children or pets are a priority.

The Sims 3 also introduced the pet pack of the same name and kept the same feature as its predecessor. Players could have eight Sims and one or two pets, but not go over the limited number of members.

The Sims 4 game changed that feature.


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How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? (Explanation and Solution)

After we went through previous games and determined their household limitations, we can jump onto the main topic of this article. The Sims 4 game went back to the original Sims game limit of members of households – eight. There is a good reason why EA Games went back to the original limit. There is just too much chaos going on in the household. Do not get us wrong, experienced Sims players can multitask and control multiple different Sims at the same time, but imagine having two adult Sims, six children, and two pets, demanding attention… that is just too much.

EA Games wanted players to concentrate on each Sim more and dedicate their time to everyone equally. Yes, there is a reason most of the players do not go over two or three kids, but if you stay with one family for longer, your original Sim will get old, their children will have their own children and the vicious circle continues.

How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? Limit Explained

In The Sims 4, if your Sim has an animal-friendly perk, there would be literal strays in front of your door, not one – we are talking about more than four! Since we have a heart and just can’t reject them, we would just adopt them all!

All jokes aside, EA Games made that call for less chaos in Sims households and made sure that expansions do not dictate how many members a player can have in their households. Expansion packs do not impact the household numbers anymore, and in Create a Sim console, there is a limitation on how many Sims you can have in your household.


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Have we mentioned that Sims 4 has amazing modders? We will now! The solution in the title of this article segment is not only for aesthetic purposes because we will introduce you to a mod that expands your household called Full House. It was created by modder TwistedMexican, and it allows you to expand your household numbers to 24.

If you are interested in that mod, definitely check out this link.

This is the way to add people to your household in this mod – cheat command center. Press and hold “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “C” keys at the same time, and you will open a cheat box that will appear in the top left corner of your screen. You’ll need to insert this next command to add any Sims in your household – tm.fullhouse firstname lastname.

How Many Sims Can Be In a Household In The Sims 4? Limit Explained

The rest of the commands are in the link we provided you above. This is the only way to add more Sims to your household above the game’s default limitation. Mods and cheats have been a huge part of the Sims games, and it does not “kill” the immersion of the game at all. Those are just little helps that you can use if you are willing to change something.

This is the end of this article. Hopefully, we analyzed the topic well, and interested you in our other Sims-related topics – we have plenty! Thank you for reading, and until the next time!

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