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Almost one week ago The Sims 4 StrangerVille was released to delighted Simmers across the world. The newest game pack seemed mostly focused on the story, but it also allowed for some amazing build opportunities. If you’ve missed it on Twitter, hardcore builders have been sharing some beautiful, and weird, lots. Let’s take a look at a few of the most stand-out builds that really show off what the new pack can do.
Built for a StrangerVille specific Let’s Play “Apocolypse”, this house is far from ordinary. The use of colour on the exterior is stunningly juxtaposed with the use of Gothic style architecture. There is something almost sinister about using primary, bold colours on a house like this; it reminds me of a New Orleans townhouse. The interior is minimalistic but intentionally haphazard and this adds to the overall creepy aesthetic that Velo was going for in her let’s play. If you like run down, grotty builds that are livable then this is a great option. With plenty of room for a whole family of Sims, the sense of emptiness fits really well in the StrangerVille neighborhood. Check out Velo’s YouTube and Tumblr or search for her on the Sims 4 Gallery as “Veloniada”.
Hiphiprenee builds beautiful homes, and this large multiple-unit home is one of my favourite builds of hers so far. From the outside, you’d be forgiven for thinking this huge country-style house is filled with happy family moments and antiques. Step inside though, and things are not quite what they seem. The interior of this house is expertly cluttered, with littered floors and worn furnishings. In addition to creating a build that looks incredible in StrangerVille, Renee also uses base game and StrangerVille contents only. So if you don’t own additional DLC for The Sims 4, this build will work perfectly for you! Sitting on a lot in Shady Acres, this Victorian style home looks perfectly out of place for such an odd game pack. Check out Renee’s YouTube, Facebook or search for her on the Sims 4 Gallery as “hiphiprenee”.
Be still my beating heart. It’s rare for me to find a build that I have no criticisms of, but this is one of them. We didn’t get a townhall building with the pack as standard, so I knew that I would need one to correct this heinous wrong. But, much to my delight, JustTeej has saved me many hours of building and delivered this absolute gem to the gallery. The exterior and interior have a distinct style, somewhere between Victorian and classic American, that gives me New England vibes that wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Gilmore Girls or Parks and Recreation. No details are spared, and the build has a great sense of being lived in – something this Simmer loves! Check out JustTeej on Twitch and on the Sims 4 Gallery as “justeej”.
Community lots are the lots that divide the community. Some love to create them, others loathe the process, but what xSorcier has done with this build is breathtaking. This is not just a motel, it’s also a bar and gas station, so blink and you might miss some of the finer details. Whether it’s the run down exterior, stained motel room walls, or the rough exterior – this build has some serious personality. It reminds me of almost every motel/gas station from a 1970s horror movie, or a Rob Zombie music video. Simmers planning any darker Let’s Plays for the new DLC pack should download this lot and give it a lengthy tour. It’s well worth it. In addition to the overall look of the build, the colour choices and the use of texture is beyond impressive. You could be forgiven for thinking this is a real-life build in the South West USA. Check out xSorcier on his Twitch, YouTube, Tumblr, or on the Sims 4 Gallery as “xSorcier”.
The Sims 4: StrangerVille is available now via Origin Download for £17.99/$19.99(USD)