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31+ Best Sims 4 Save Files to Add Variety to Your Game

Tired of starting over from scratch? Download these sims 4 save files to fill up your sim’s world with new builds, new families, and of course, new drama!

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I never play with a base game save. There’s too much content missing from the new sims packs and it takes way too long to build up the world myself. I want to play in a full, beautiful world right from the start!

The solution to that? These sims 4 custom saves created by other incredible simmers!

I’ve tried to include a video tour of each save file below the download link, so be sure to give those a watch. And for your convenience, I’ve highlighted a couple of my personal favorites!

And if you don’t already know, here are some quick directions on how to download and put save files into your game. If you have any more questions about sims 4 save files, leave a comment on this post.

Here are the best Sims 4 Save Files.

Best Sims 4 Save Files

1. SweetieWright’s Save File

The builds in this sims 4 save file are impressive! I had to show a picture of Willow Creek because it has my favorite builds by far in this save file. The all-white, regal-looking architecture is gorgeous.

All of the worlds have been updated through the Snowy Escape expansion pack. The save file comes in a populated and unpopulated version, so you can download whichever one fits your play style.


2. Simply Unique Sims 4 Save File

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The new lots that come with this save file are really creative and fit well within the aesthetic of each world. It appears that the save is being updated with each new pack release.

The only thing I wish is that it came with more sims in the worlds, but that’s a personal preference. You may like to create & place your own families which would work perfectly with this save file.


3. RatSave 1.1 by RatBoySims

If you really want to play with some new sims or are craving new townies, this is the save file for you. It comes with 200+ new sims with incredibly diverse looks and personalities.

And not only that, but the builds are beautiful and super interesting. You will not get bored with this sims 4 save file!

UPDATERatSave 1.2 is now available with updated builds and a complete overhaul of Willow Creek and Magnolia Promenade.


4. Simsie’s Starter Save File by LilSimsie

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I’m OBSESSED with lilsimsie’s videos. Her content never fails to make me laugh and she’s an incredible builder.

Simsie’s save file was one of the first save files I ever saw and downloaded so it has a special place in my heart.

Unfortunately, she hasn’t updated it since Eco Living. However, it’s still a great save file to use when you want new, diverse townies and updated community lots.


5. The SimLicy Save File

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SimLicy is an INCREDIBLE builder! I honestly can’t get over how good her builds are. Her world is probably one of my absolute favorites to play in. Whenever I start a new game, her save file is my go-to.

The builds fit each of the worlds perfectly and she has put new sims in the world plus updated the townies. This is one of the best sims 4 save files. It’s a must-download!


HOLY YES! SimLicy Save File 2.0 has been released!!

As you already know, this is one of my favorite sims 4 populated save files because she’s SO creative! I’m super excited to share that SimLicy has released the latest version. I knew this was coming soon from watching her videos and I’ve been waiting & waiting.

The biggest difference from the last save file to this one is the beautiful new builds. I recommend watching her youtube video that I’ve embedded above to learn how to install it and everything that’s new.

Now, excuse me while I go play this new save file for 48 hours straight.🙃

6. Sims 4 Save File 2.0 by Aveline

Aveline is a sims youtuber who focuses on sims 4 builds. So as you would expect this save file has lots of big, amazing builds.

I believe that this save file is base game only, so that’s great for any players out there who aren’t able to buy all of the packs!


7. Plumbella Sims 4 Save File

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Hey hens! Plumbella is another one of my favorite sims YouTubers. Her save file is updated all the way through Discover University, so it’s packed full of new builds and families.

You’ll find that she really tried to make each of the individual neighborhood builds cohesive which I appreciate. And you definitely have to check out the new park in Oasis Springs. It’s pretty amazing!


UPDATE: Plumbella has released a brand new save file. You can find the download link in the description of her Youtube video below.

8. Plumbsz Save File (formerly Lavender Dreams Sims Save File)

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This sims 4 save file has so many fun lots! I was obsessing over them. For example, in Newcrest you’ll find a splash park, the ‘planet sixam’ arcade, and a gorgeous cafe with a basketball court. They just aren’t lots that I would’ve thought to build or place.

The save file also incorporates terrain editing in the builds, which is something you won’t see a lot since it’s a newer feature.

There are only a few new townies which is this save file’s only downfall in my opinion. I love to play with new sims that I didn’t have to create with fun backstories. But if you’re more into populating the towns yourself then this save file is perfect for you!


9. Rustic Brindelton Save File by Nusantara Simmer

sims 4 fall save file

I had to add this save file to the list because of how absolutely breathtaking it is! Fall is the BEST, and this save file takes all the wonderfulness that fall has to offer and puts it in a cozy & renovated Brindelton Bay.

The builds perfectly fit the world and each of its distinct neighborhoods. There’s even a fun new resort and spa that your sims can visit. So cute!


10. Simlush’s All Packs Save File

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This sims 4 save file that has been updated through Snowy Escape so there’s a lot to discover. Simlush states that there are 163 new builds, 69 renovated builds, and 65 brand new families. Plus all of the townies have been given makeovers.

I love the builds that were done for Magnolia Promenade. The all-brick buildings look great and fit the world perfectly. You also have to see the renovated Myshuno Meadows park. It was transformed in a beautiful wedding lot!


11. Version 2.0 Fleuralia Save File

The Fleuralia save file has some really cool features. First of all, I have to mention the cathedral in Willow Creek. It’s amazing!

Second, the creator did a remake of the sims 3 festivals in four new park lots. So, you’ll be able to find:

  • the spring festival in Newcrest
  • the summer festival in Sulani
  • the spooky fall festival in Brindleton Bay
  • the winter festival in Mt. Komorebi

I thought that was super creative and they all turned out great. Also, this save file has been updated through Snowy Escape!

Version 4.0 Fleuralia Save File is now available and linked below!


12. Dizzy Isy Save File Version 2 by islerouxsims

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I found this save file so interesting because each world has its own theme that all of the builds are based around. For example, in Willow Creek, most of the builds are pastel pink and in Newcrest, they’re yellow. It creates a very cohesive aesthetic.

One of my favorite parts of this save file are all the new families. They even have storylines!

This save file has been updated through Snowy Escape including the secret lots in Mt. Komorebi.


There is now a version 3 of the Dizzy Isy Save File!

In this new version of this popular save file, you’ll find a completely renovated Henford on Bagley for the latest Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion pack with all new families and storylines. Plus some other new exciting things which you find out about on the download page linked below.

There is now a version 4 of the Dizzy Isy Save File!

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And once again, another update to this sims 4 save file!

This version focuses on updating the world of Tartosa and all the Wedding Stories gameplay that goes along with it.

In addition to that, you’ll find lot fixes from the previous save file versions, new custom holidays, custom career titles, and TONS of interesting lore.

13. Maristella Plus Save File by Jenba

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Can we please take a moment to appreciate how BEAUTIFUL this world is? The builds are incredible. I wish so badly that Jenba would release a save file with all of the worlds updated because it would most definitely become my new go-to.

You’ll notice that this was previously Oasis Springs but it has been renamed Maristella. The world not only features super detailed, gorgeous builds but new sims as well. This is a favorite!


14. The Original Fishy Save File by fishy12233

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This is sims 4 base game save file that makes over the Willow Creek, Newcrest, and Oasis Springs worlds. The builds are super elaborate and fun. I absolutely loved exploring them.

This save file does come with all new families and even includes a few favorites from The Sims 2!


15. Deligracy’s Newcrest Save File

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Deligracy is an OG sims youtuber. Building is her specialty and you can see why in her Newcrest save file.

She has completely built up Newcrest with new homes and community lots and placed new families that come with their own unique backstories!


16. Bunni’s Save File Ver 2.0 New Pleasantview

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This is a fun save file that is focused primarily on Willow Creek and Newcrest. Newcrest has been turned into New Pleasantview, a reference to The Sims 2. As a lover of the sims 2, I’m all for it.

I was particularly impressed with the work it out park lot. Really cool!


17. JQ Base Save 1.0 – CC Free Basegame Save File

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This save file is completely base game and free of cc or mods, so it’s perfect if you have a lower-end computer. Willow Creek, Oasis Springs, and Newcrest all have new or renovated builds.

It doesn’t come with any new sims, but it does update the EA sims with hot/cold weather outfits and careers.


18. Windokio – Asian Inspired Sims 4 Save File by msfrankenstein910

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I had to add this save file to the list purely due to its uniqueness. All of the builds in Willow Creek, Brindleton Bay, and Windenburg are Asian architecture-inspired.

If you need a themed save file for storytelling or videos, this is a great option..


19. Willow Creek Save File by MSQ Sims

This Willow Creek save file has some epic builds. They’re huge and very unique. You have to see the shopping center and Amsterdam street apartments lots!

And the save file has all new sims placed in the homes so you won’t get bored anytime soon.

Unfortunately, I can no longer find a working link to this save file.😔

20. The Sims 2 Inspired Save File by Athena Sims 4

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Sims 2 was, and kind of still is, my favorite Sims game of all time. The backstories were EVERYTHING. I was heavily invested (as an 8-year-old lol) in the Pleasantview drama.

This save file takes the notorious families from the sims 2 and puts them into the sims 4. The relationships to each other have even been added (the pleasant sisters are dating the broke & dreamer sons, etc.) If you’re a sims 2 fan, this is a save file you have to download!


21. The Disney Save (Willow Creek) by Tomi Lyn

I love magical the builds in this save file are. It truly does feel very ‘disney’ with big regal houses and quaint cottages. You’ll even find 18 highly detailed Disney sims that have pets, skills, jobs, occults, and more that live in Willow Creek. Plus 11 more Disney townies!

If you love playing in a themed sim’s world, then this save file is perfect.


22. Uberhood Save File by Another Plumbob

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I’m so excited to share this new save file with you!! If you’re a huge Sims 2 fan like me then you’re in for a treat. This just might be the best Sims 2 to Sims 4 Save file yet!

The creator has recreated many of our favorite neighborhoods from The Sims 2 including Veronaville, Pleasantview, Bluewater Promenade, and more! I’ve been obsessing over the Calientes’ and Don’s houses. They are SO well done, very true to character, and beautifully decorated.

Oh, and not only is this a save file, but it includes gameplay rules alongside it if you’re looking for a fun challenge to do (you can also find a list of 75+ sims 4 challenges here.) All the details are on the download page. Definitely check this one out!


23. Little Root Save File by tinycowplant

I recently came across this sims 4 save file and just knew that it needed to be added to this list! It’s adorably named the Littleroot savefile.

This save file includes completely new community lots, residential lots, & townie families. I absolutely love that all of the townie families have jobs, skills, and relationships. It honestly feels like you’re playing an entirely new sims 4 game and that’s what we need right now!!

Definitely check out this save file and visit the Williams family in Willow Creek (they’re my favorite!)


24. Sims 2 to Sims 4 Save File (all worlds!) by goldfi2h

I know. I know. Another Sims 2 to Sims 4 save file…

BUT I just had to share it because it is truly AMAZING! This one includes every single world and sim that was in Sims 2.

How crazy is that? It must’ve taken the creator such a long time.

I put this in my game and played around with it a little bit and it is SCARY accurate. I felt transported back to being 8 years old and playing Sims 2.


25. Sims 4 Willow Creek Save File by Devon Bumpkin

Devon Bumpkin is an incredible builder and you may recognize the name from their Youtube channel where they post Sims 4 build videos.

Well, recently Devon released a Willow Creek save file that includes stunning new builds with all new families in, of course, Willow Creek.

It’s a great save file that I highly recommend playing in, and if you’re interested, you can check out the Youtube channel for more videos of the builds.

*You can find the link to download in video description

26. Aurora Sims 4 Save File by Baembee

Okay, guys…I have just been BLOWN AWAY by this save file! It’s truly unique and full of beautiful & cool new buildings and lots all throughout the worlds.

Especially the builds in Oasis Springs. You have to see them for yourself. There’s even a GIGANTIC stadium.

You’ll definitely be able to come up with some fun and interesting storylines with this save file!

27. MSR Sims 4 Save File 1.0 by misssimreno

The main reason I’m obsessed with this save file is the townie makeovers. Everyone looks SO. MUCH. BETTER.

In addition to that, there are new community lots, new families, and everything else you need to create some all-new sims 4 gameplay!

This save file is supposed to continue to be updated, so be on the lookout for those updates if you enjoy this save file.

28. Sims 4 Save File 1.0 by SublimeSims

If you’re looking for a save file where no detail has been overlooked then THIS is the one you need to download.

Nearly every single lot has been renovated, every premade family has been updated, and BRAND NEW households with skills, careers, and relationships have been added.

It also features tons of new community lots to increase the fun like a roller rink in Oasis Springs and a pumpkin patch in Brindleton Bay. How cute is that?!

29. Sims 4 Reinvented World Save Files by MikkiMur

Do you want beautifully redone sims 4 worlds without cc?

MikkiMur creates incredibly well-done and detailed save files that reinvent the worlds of the sims 4 with brand new residential and community lots.

Unfortunately, most of them are locked on Patreon, but below you can download the Oasis Springs save file for free!

Or you can download the new lots by themselves if you don’t want to use the save file.

30. All-World Save File with Mods by Lustrousims

This save file is truly INCREDIBLE! It comes with everything you need to start playing right away and have tons of fun.

Not only will you get a list of sims 4 mods to use with the save file, but you’ll also get a genetics folder download to make all your sims look different and new!

If you want to feel immersed in brand new sims 4 gameplay, THIS is the save file to download.

This save file includes all worlds and the creator uses all the packs to create sims and community lots.

31. Story of a Stardew Moon Sims 4 Challenge & Save File by Tai

This save file is super unique because it has a sims 4 challenge that goes along with it, which makes this save file perfect if you’re feeling bored with the sims 4.

The world and challenge were inspired by games like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley, if you couldn’t already tell by the name.

To start off, you’ll get a broken-down farm lot, marriage candidates, and interesting villagers.

You’ll have a list of goals to complete to “win” the challenge, but if you like the save file enough, you could play it for many generations to come!

Pretty much everything is based in Henford-on-Begley using seasonal gameplay, so you’ll need Sims 4 Cottage Living & Sims 4 Seasons to complete this challenge and play the world.

32. Sims 4 Save File with All Packs by lostinsophie

The lostinsophie save file for sims 4 was created with the sole purpose of making immersive, completed worlds that contain content from all the packs.

I’ll be the first to say that It’s super annoying that new expansion packs and game packs don’t update the previous worlds with the latest content.

And it takes SO much time to try and put all that new content into the game yourself.

Luckily, it’s all done for you in this save file!

33. Kookablarn Save File with Lore by Bri

If you absolutely love lore and detailed background stories for your sims but have noticed a severe lack of it in Sims 4, you HAVE to download this save file!

This lively and detailed save file takes place 15 years into the future.

Every family now has at least one previous generation in their family tree, a unique storyline, relationships, skills, careers, sentiments, lifestyles, likes & dislikes, and configured neighborhood stories!🤯

New sims were even brought into the sims 4 worlds from previous games. So cool.

This save file is entirely focused on families and gameplay, so keep in mind that you won’t find many renovated lots or new builds. But you could always grab some great ones off the gallery to fill things in!

All packs are required for this save file download.

34. RatSave 1.2 by ratboysims

If you a fan of ratboysims, much like I am, then you’ll be excited to hear that they’ve released the 1.2 version of their save file!

This updated version comes with all new builds in Willow Creek, Magnolia Promenade, and many more sprinkled throughout the other worlds.

While playing through this save file, one of the lots that really caught my eye was this little neighborhood hangout in Willow Creek.

It fits the neighborhood perfectly! I could see myself taking my sims here after work or on the weekends to meet their neighbors and let the neighborhood kids & teens hang out.

One of the other amazing updates you’ll notice is that now all of the families in Willow Creek have descriptions and stories to match, making the world even more alive and dynamic!

I’m obsessed, and I think you will be too! You can find more information on ratboy’s tumblr post linked below.

Where can I download a sims 4 empty world save?

If you’re looking to create your own save file from scratch, you can download a sims 4 empty world save from srslysims. This means that all the lots and sims have been deleted.

This empty world save is updated with the most recent sims 4 world releases including Henford-on-Bagley, Tartosa, Moonwood Mill, and Copperdale.

Those are the absolute best sims 4 save files that I’ve found. I would love to know about your personal save files or any that you like to play with that I haven’t listed here. Feel free to leave me a comment below or tag me on tumblr at @musthavemods.

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Monday 22nd of August 2022

This is an excellent list! You should check out my Career World save file for the next one. Extensive info and download is available on my tumblr: TheSimsCurator.


Monday 19th of September 2022

That sounds awesome! I definitely will 😊


Tuesday 28th of June 2022



Thursday 30th of June 2022

Thank you!!


Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Hey do you know NS? She is a french creator for sims 4 on youtube and she fiexed every lot on her save. She is really talented and her save is soo fun to play


Thursday 26th of May 2022

No, I don't! But I will definitely check her stuff out. Thanks for sharing!😄


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Aveline's save file, the 6th one, is not base game only. Other than that, good work!


Monday 9th of May 2022

You're right! My bad! Luckily, you can play any save file without having everything the creators have installed. Those specific items or worlds will just be missing.


Tuesday 1st of February 2022


I was trying to download and play on a saved file but am getting the error message that game data is incomplete. Do I have to have all pack add ons to download someone else's saves and use them?

Dawn Bettencourt

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

you can still play it. it's missing the packs you don't have. you can save it and no longer get message. lol you probably figured that out by now. long while since you posted here.


Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

You can still download it and play it! But if you're missing some of the packs they have, there may be missing furniture or clothes. Unless the save file is based around a certain pack, it's usually not a big deal!