The Sims series (2000 - present) is one of the most well known video game series to date. Over the years, people of all ages have enjoyed stimulating life events for people they know, and those they create themselves.
As the game has developed, it has only gotten more complex. For example, in the original The Sims, to have a baby, a player simply had to select the right option and the child would pop into their Sims' arms. By contrast, in The Sims 4, players must actively try for a baby and go through pregnancy and labor to have one.
This increased complexity makes for much more interesting Sims tales, to say the least. And this increased complexity has led to players to get, um, creative in the ways by which they control their Sims' lives. Read on to discover the craziest, cruelest, and creepiest Sims stories shared on the internet.
The Obsessed, Jealous Murderer
In this story, a Sim -- based off the creator himself -- has the unfortunate luck of being rejected by every woman he wants to sleep with. He spies on a woman through her window and waits outside her house for hours. He stalks her when she leaves, trying to talk to her. He even goes through her trash to find items she’s thrown out, which he can then use as conversation starters.
In short, he’s obsessed. He enters her house without an invitation and they start to argue. He insults her about her weight before she kicks him out. This Sim knows no social boundaries.
When he fails to sleep with another woman, he devises a plan to burn her house to the ground. His plan is successful, and the resulting fire kills two women. A man survives, and he falls into a deep depression. He will never recover from the trauma he's experienced.
Where is the murderer Sim? He is a confident, flirty musician at the bar, with no regrets whatsoever. And definitely a Grade-A creep still living somewhere out there in Sim-land.
The Mother Who Committed Negligent Homicide
A YouTuber wrote a subtitled Sims story about a mother who never wanted her child -- even during her pregnancy. When the infant is born, she is locked her in a room with no furniture. She is neglected of basic Sims (and real-life) needs, such as food, cleanliness, and human stimulation. The user even places rotting garbage that reeks as much as she does next to her.
What is most terrifying, however, is the disturbing written dialogue of verbal abuse. The child is compared to garbage, told to keep screaming, and that the mother can do whatever she wants to the child because no one knows she exists. I shiver to think about the (maybe?) moral-less YouTuber having written that last line -- that anything can be done to another as long as it is isn’t known.
The writer has a twisted imagination, proven by the mother spraying her child with pest-control spray when cockroaches appear in the horrendous living conditions. She narrates the child crying and begging for relief from the pain and starvation. The child finally collapses and dies from starvation at the end of the video.
Yeah ... it's creepy, to say the least.
The Hunger Games: Sims Edition
It's cruel enough to kill one's Sims. It's even crueler to make a game out of it, one loosely based off the popular book and movie, The Hunger Games. But that's just what this YouTuber did.
In this reenactment, there is a "death house" that contains several test rooms:
- The Swimming Test -- Six Sims are forced to swim through an elaborate pool maze. The last Sim to get to the end is blocked from exiting, eventually drowning.
- The Test of Fire -- In a room full of cheap stoves, fireplaces, and camp fires, the first Sim to die by fire loses.
- The Test of Electricity -- Like the test of fire, the first Sim to repair enough equipment with no skill level will electrocute themselves to death.
- The Relaxation Test -- The Sims are given a chance to recover from their trials and tribulations, but there’s a catch. There’s a sauna where they won’t be able to leave once they enter, which means one Sim must die from overheating.
- The Test of Hunger -- A cowplant lures unsuspecting Sims with a piece of chocolate cake -- to swallow them whole. It is the only food in the area for Sims to eat.
The last Sim standing that has not died from hunger, cowplant, or any of the other tests has won the Sim Hunger Games. Man, that's brutal ...
The Man With the Torture Chamber
This YouTuber designed a basement in a "normal" Sim's house. Why? To lure and trap innocent civilians. The door to the basement is locked to all except the home owner.
He traps 14 Sims there.
The YouTuber chillingly refers to the prisoners as his "subjects." He is excited about watching the prisoners urinate in their pants because they are locked in a dark room with no food, water, bed, or toilet. In addition, he brags about how easily he's able to lure Sims to his basement.
What may be most revolting is not the video content, but the top comment (seen below). Synaps koenigkill suggests:
Make a big room and put them all together into it. Get them to [im]pregnate themselves and create a whole new community in your basement.
There are some truly weird people playing The Sims ... and this just proves it.
A Teacher Has a Relationship With a Student
In this subtitled story, a Sims art teacher, Mr. Davidson, is crushed on by all of his students. The teacher talks to one student named Emily in private. He tells her that she can stay after class to improve her work. Narration reveals that Emily also has a crush on Mr. Davidson ... because of course she does.
When Emily finishes her assignment, she is the last student there. Conveniently, Mr. Davidson had told every student they could go home when they were done. Now alone, he approaches Emily and compliments her on her work before promptly kissing her. They snap a picture together while kissing. Emily sends this photo to all of her classmates.
The next morning -- when all of Emily's classmates shun her -- she goes to Mr. Davidson. He reassures her that everything is going to be okay. He then asks to take their relationship to the "next level," and they have sex in a photo booth.
The following morning after class, Emily informs Mr. Davidson that she’s pregnant. He responds by proposing to her in their classroom. The video ends with Emily’s confession of love.
Now, there are many elements of this story that are just plain wrong. But the YouTuber said she was only 12 when she created this story. Can she be forgiven?
The Painting Slave
One player anonymously reveals his secret to his Sims' financial success -- his "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.
After this story of the "painting goblin" spread on Reddit, one user admitted to creating their own variation: not just one, but two goblins. They made the mistake of creating a male and female who got to know each other a little too well.
When they had a baby, it was raised by the family, living off their artistic talent. The couple saw their child's growth without being able to interact with him or her. Some say the child still doesn't know its true parents.
The Psychopathic Serial Killer
A YouTuber is intent on finding and killing other Sims at the park by electrocuting them with a hand buzzer. It doesn’t work the first couple of tries. Although annoyed, he is determined to successfully kill someone. When he finally figures out why the action isn’t working, he is thrilled to kill, and his excitement can be visibly heard in his voice.
He laughs when his first murder occurs and calls it "amazing." He kills another, laughing again, in a room full of several other Sims. He even makes his Sim have sex with a woman only to promptly kill her after. What a charming guy.
There you have it. From child abuse to prostitution, I can't imagine what must go through someone's head to think of these stories. I can't believe we all play the same game. But that's The Sims for you: the ultimate life simulator, where everything and anything is possible -- no matter how illegal it is.
What do you think is the craziest story here? What is the worst you have done to your Sims? Tell us in the comments!