The Sims™ 4 Cats & Dogs - Buyer's Guide

Immerse yourself in the charming world of Sims and explore the bond between Sims and their paw-some pets. Discover a world of creativity, companionship, and care in this delightful new addition to the Sims series.
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Venture into The Sims™ n’ Dogs experience with a captivating blend of creativity, companionship, and care! Unleash your inner artist by crafting personalized feline and canine companions through the versatile Create A Pet tool. Select from various breeds, tweak their unique features, and deck them in expressive outfits to fashion real-life or fantastical pets that will transform Sims’ lives forever.Immerse yourself in an enriching bond with these lifelong companions as they display individual quirks and behaviors shaped by interactions with their owners. Train, play, and nurture your pets to build unforgettable relationships filled with joyful moments that only furry friends can bring.Embark on a rewarding journey in the role of a veterinarian as you establish a clinic amidst the picturesque coastal setting of Brindleton Bay. Manage daily operations, care for pets by treating injuries and illnesses, and watch your career flourish while catering to animal health needs.Discover an idyllic world where Sims and their four-legged friends can explore the charm of a coastal town together. Engage in outdoor activities like playing fetch by the harbor docks or setting up obstacle courses at parks, all while connecting with pet-loving locals who may bring stray animals into your fold.

Should I play The Sims™ 4 Cats & Dogs in 2024?

The good

The general consensus is that the pets are adorable and it’s fun to create and care for them. The ability to run a vet clinic and adopt/purchase pets is also a highlight. Some reviewers enjoyed the freedom to customize their pets’ appearances and personalities.

The bad

The main criticisms are that the DLC is overpriced, with some reviewers feeling that it’s not worth the full price. There are also some issues with pet behavior, such as them running away without explanation or not recalling training. Additionally, there’s a sense that the gameplay is a bit limited, with few interactive features for pet care and training.


While there are some minor gripes about the game, the overall sentiment is positive, with many reviewers enjoying the creative freedom and cute factor of the pets. However, it’s worth noting that some reviewers do feel that the DLC is overpriced, so it might be worth waiting for a sale or discount before jumping in. For fans of the Sims series, it’s still worth checking out, but perhaps not at the full price.

I’d give it a solid “play it, but don’t break the bank” verdict.

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