Sims 4 paves the way for game character customization

Other games should follow the lead on The Sims 4 character customization options.

The Sims 4 is paving the way for game character customization. From the start, players were able to create gays and lesbians and have them marry, but in the most recent Sims 4 update,  transgendered sims are now a possibility.

In The Sims 4, you can make your sim look exactly how you want. A wide selection of clothing, make-up, hair, and accessories are all available to both males and females characters. So, what does this mean for gamers? Choice.

This is a breath of fresh air, because a lot of games have ridged choices when it comes to character customization. In some games, we can’t even pick our gender. One of my favorite games is The Witcher 3, but I am stuck running around as Geralt, which does not express myself.  

Games should allow you to customize your character how you like, because it helps us connect with the game. My character in Fallout 4 is personalized, and so I feel more connected to the world around me. This does not mean that I create characters to always look like myself, but that I create my character to fit the role I am playing. I think that many other players do the same.

Some players do not care either way about character customization. But, for those that do, I hope that game developers take a look at how The Sims 4 is doing it. With customizations like The Sims 4, we would have everything we would ever need to create our characters!


Lee Filmer has been focusing on improving his writing skills over the last five years. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication, with a concentration on new media, from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. While in school he joined the International English Honor Society, Alpha Phi Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. He has written articles relating to his hobby, video game news and opinions, here at, and on his personal blog which can been seen on his website at

Published Jun. 11th 2016

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