When people think of video games that are a good simulation of real life, The Sims is a series that comes to mind quite soon. For the uninitiated, The Sims is a series of video games published by Electronic Arts and developed by EA subsidiary Maxis. The first release came out in early 2000, and the latest one, The Sims 4 is still going strong with the recently released expansion pack, titled Toddler Stuff.
Being that it’s a life simulation game and you are the one controlling the humans, known obviously as the Sims, you can be quite mean to them and cause some really bad accidents for them. After all, where’s the joy in an absolutely perfect, flawless life? Sometimes, the s@#t hits the fan.
Redditors decided to share the worst things that they have done to their Sims, and it’ll make you want to take care of your Sims as if they were your friends.
1. Swimming funeral
“One time I killed a Sim by drowning. Then I made everyone show up to his funeral in swimwear.”
2. Painting goblin
“Every time I play The Sims, I start my family with a painting goblin. I make him/her morbidly obese with green skin. I make sure to give him the following traits: likes to be alone, likes art, hates the outdoors. The first thing I do, once I have enough money, is build a small room in the basement, send him down there, and then remove the stairs. I set him up in a tiny little area with only an easel, a toilet, a refrigerator, a bed, a shower, and a trash bin. All he does all day is paint. That’ s it. He paints and paints and paints and paints. Eventually his paintings become very good and worth a lot of money. Every few minutes I go downstairs and sell whatever painting he has finished, and then I return to playing the game. My family always ends up feeling blessed because of their fortune, and they never find out about the horrible secret living beneath their home.”
3. Making friends with Death himself
“I recently found out you can kill old Sims by overexertion in The Sims 4. My Sim is going around town f*cking all the old people to death and once Death shows up she proceeds to make friends with him. I’m counting up graves until my Sim can bang Death. I managed to get a ‘heat of the moment’ kiss in on him after a few ‘accidental’ deaths. I took a picture of it…”
4. How to build a full graveyard in The Sims
“It’s not too sadistic per-se, but it involved a lot of deaths. I wanted to make a church with a full, complete graveyard. So I build a small, simple structure, move in a family of 8, get them all inside, remove the door, fill it with fire. Yay, 8 new tombstones! Repeat like 9 times, and you’ve got a full graveyard of tombstones. Then I build the church and move in a priest to live there and tend to the grounds. Unfortunately for the priest the grounds had been tainted by the dark rituals of the past and several dozen ghosts would materialize every night. Tormented by the crowds of spectres, he himself died three days later due to never being able to sleep.”
“I made a guy who was a compulsive neatfreak. Put him in a really surreal little house with a wedding buffet and a hamster or something, deleted the door. Eventually he went insane from lack of cleanliness and depression over his little rodent friend dying, and starved to death once the banquet rotted. I put the resulting urn in the room. I then repeated an identical scenario several times, always keeping the urns in the room. Eventually the tenth iteration of this guy is up all night, every night, terrified of a parade of ghosts of himself.”
6. How to ruin a relationship 101
“So, in my most recent Sims playthrough, I found this girl that I really wanted my Sim to marry. Problem is she already had a husband, so rather than just doing the (relatively) normal thing and just increasing the relationship and convincing her to break up with him, I instead became best friends with her husband, convinced him to move in with me, and then drowned him in a pool so I could marry his wife. Then I moved in with his wife (who lived in a HUGE mansion) and killed the rest of her family because I didn’t feel like taking care of the other Sims that she lived with but I still wanted the house.”
7. Death by urine
“My teenage son decide waking up to his alarm and getting on the school bus was unimportant, so I locked him in a 1×1 room until he peed himself and died in the puddle.”
8. The most awkward dinner party of all time
“Okay, so I make lots of friends with my Sims, then I invite all of them over, and lead them into a room in my backyard. The room has a refrigerator, sink, toilet, and bed. Then my Sim leaves and I delete the door. I have 10+ in there already and am waiting for people to come over. I want the whole city in there. After a while the Sims decide they’re done at your house and want to leave so they keep saying “goodbye!” while waving, but since they can’t leave its a monotonous chant of them saying ‘goodbye goodbye goodbye GOODBYE’. It’s hilarious.”
9. Taken away
“I briefly fell asleep while playing and when I awoke, CPS had taken the child away while the parents were gaming.”
10. What a game indeed
“In Makin’ Magic I had a brilliant dog called AJ who was loved by the whole family. He never had an off day and brought sheer joy to his owners. Decided to train my wizardry and get the spell that allowed you to turn pets into humans, so AJ could be even more a part of the family. He turned out to be the biggest fucking assbag as a person and was abusive to his family, so we had to take care of him. I built a monolithic tomb, and trapped him inside. The family stood out front playing music to him as he slowly starved. They bought a new dog and played with it happily outside his eternal resting place to torture his trapped soul. Eventually a dragon burnt down the house and killed them all. What a game.”
Have you ever done anything evil to your Sims? Share your stories in the comments!