What’s your Sims secret?
Contrary to popular believe, there’s a hidden but mutual understanding amongst gamers that The Sims isn’t really about getting a career, family and luridly wallpapered house. To most, The Sims is about putting the characters in swimming pools and then getting rid of the ladder before watching them swim aimlessly to their deaths.
“The Sims is a life simulation,” the game would remind gamers disapprovingly, when the death toll in your household approached genocide levels. But death is inevitable, it is a part of life, as, unfortunately, are slapstick injuries involving hired clowns and hot tubs.
An Ask Reddit recently asked gamers to share the most messed up things they’ve done in The Sims, and they sure didn’t disappoint. Here are some of our favourite responses:
1. It’s All About The Nice House.
I was always too lazy to actually build my own home from scratch and so whenever I started a new file, my immediate goal was to move into the nicest house already on the map. Well I scoped it out, and a nice couple lived there. So, naturally, I:
- Had an affair with the lady of the house
- convinced her to divorce her husband and stay in the house
- married her
- moved into the house
- knocked her up for good measure
- divorced her and kicked her out of the house
It was a nice house.
2. Death Is Everywhere.
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 built a small, simple structure moved in a family of 8, get them all inside, remove the door, fill with fire. Yay, 8 new tombstones!ADVERTISEMENT
Repeat like 9 times, and you’ve got a full graveyard of tombstones. Then I built the church and moved 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 materialise every night. Tormented by the crowds of spectres, he himself died three days later due to never being able to sleep.
3. Husband From Hell.
“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.”
4. Never Ending Goodbyes.
“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.”
5. The Devil Within
“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 f*cking a**bag 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.”
Oh, what a game. Personally, we love playing The Sims and we’ve got a secret or two of our own too. Share yours with us in the comments section.
via The Independent