The Sims 4 is one of the top simulation games to play across various platforms. Ever since it was released in September 2014, it has topped the gaming charts already. It has even garnered high ratings from players worldwide. Even after seven years, it stands at around 70% from Metacritic.
The Sims 4 currently has 11 expansion packs, with Sims 4: Cottage Living as the most recent. It’s the first Sims expansion pack that focuses on farming and raising animals. Days after its release on July 22, it has garnered positive reviews already. In fact, ScreenRant has rated it as 4.5 out of 5, while TechRaptor has rated it 7 out of 10. Let’s find out more about what Sims 4: Cottage Living has to offer.
What to Expect in the Sims 4: Cottage Living?
Here are some of the highlights in the Sims 4’s newest expansion pack:
One of the best things about this expansion pack is that it lets you experience what it’s like to live in the countryside. Here, you get to explore the lifelike English countryside of Henford-on-Bagley, the town where everyone knows each other. You also get to meet villagers and have a fun time sharing good stories and waves of laughter in The Gnome’s Arms pub. Lastly, you get to join the Finchwick Fair, where you show off your top chicken or cow breed.
Farming & Raising Animals
As part of country living, you also get to experience ranching in Sims 4: Cottage Living. You get to raise cows in your ranch and chickens in your coop to provide milk and eggs. You also get to raise llamas to obtain wool that will be used for crafting. Apart from raising, you also get to befriend wild animals like rabbits and birds as they bring good benefits to your garden.
Living in the countryside won’t be complete without experiencing gardening or farming—and that’s what you also get to experience in Cottage Living. Here, you can plant and harvest crops such as lettuce, aubergine, mushroom, and more. You also get to cook new recipes using your garden’s produce, such as Beef Wellington, Milk Bread, pastries, etc. Lastly, you also get to grow an oversized crop to compete at the Finchwick Fair.
Exciting Features to Look Forward to in Cottage Living
Sims 4: Cottage Living brings a lot of new and exciting features to players. Here are some of the features that you should look forward to when playing.
As mentioned before, this game revolves around the England-inspired countryside of Henford-on-Bagley. This world is full of furry creatures, such as rabbits, llamas, and chickens, and surrounded by rivers and ponds. Now, don’t expect this quaint countryside to be quiet all the time as there are tons of activities to enjoy in this lively town such as weekly fairs and festivals.
You also get to explore three new neighborhoods in this world—Finchwick, Old New Henford, and The Bramblewood. Finchwick is where you’ll find various shops and stalls from locals and where townsfolk get to celebrate the Finchwick Fair. Meanwhile, the Old New Henford is where you can find lots of wild animals roaming around the countryside. Lastly, Bramblewood is where you can find the most interesting places in Henford—it’s full of historical places and ruins, and it’s where you can find a huge lake to swim at.
New Challenges in Sims 4: Cottage Life
You also get to join new challenges in Sims 4: Cottage Living. Two of these challenges include the Simple Living lot challenge and the Wild Foxes lot challenge. In the Simple Living lot challenge, you need to cook dishes using only fresh ingredients from your garden, nearby woods, or your farm. Without fresh ingredients, you can’t cook. Meanwhile, the Wild Foxes lot challenge lets you experience how you’ll be able to handle Wild Foxes in your lot.
There are still a lot more exciting features to expect in Sims 4: Cottage Living. These include new traits, new aspirations, skills, and even NPCs. To get a glimpse of these amazing features, be sure to get this expansion pack now.