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Sims players are more sadistic than you thought

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If I asked you who the most sadistic gamers were, you might have a variety of answers. Perhaps all the pew pew of FPS titles make those guys the worst, or maybe the far more intimate hack and slash of a sword shows the true depths of horror. Well, you’d be wrong. The creepiest people you could meet play The Sims.

Here I thought I was bad. I caused OCD in my one character thanks to having no shower in the house following some major renovations – she had to wake up at 3 every morning to repeatedly wash her hands to get her hygiene up. Or, you know, we’ve all drowned our Sims in the pool. But the pools seem to be the least of the evil perpetrated against Sims. This Ask Reddit thread is pure terror. Here are some of my favorites:

I once had a basement with 6 or 7 writers living cell block style. I called it “writer’s block.” They slaved away all day to make me books in which I could live off the royalties to support my lavish lifestyle in the mansion sitting on top of the basement. The basement was called writers block, but my compound was called Capitalism.

Which seems rather similar to a tactic Darryn also employs:

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.

That and “One time I killed a Sim by drowning. Then I made everyone show up to his funeral in swimwear.” all seem quite innocent. However, there are many darker things:

I remember once I made a nice little family. I nurtured them. But eventually I got bored. So then I stared to make the daughters of the sons of the original family have sex with their fathers. The family grew and I eventually bought out local business and eventually my disgusting inbred family ruled the town. I remember I also kept my least favorite family members and undesirables in the basement (it basically a dungeon)

Or how about:

I would build a giant beautiful home, then have a huge dungeon/jail looking place in the basement with a shitty bed, toilet, and fridge. Build tiny areas side by side with just fences and meet neighbors online and invite them over and lock them downstairs till the town was empty.

Beyond bizarre recreations of Taken/Saw, some people find even more innovative ways to kill off the neighborhood:

I recently found out you can kill old Sims by overexertion in The Sims 4. My Sim is going around town f*cking all the old people to death and once Death shows up she proceeds to make friends with him. I’m counting up graves until my Sim can bang Death.

The list goes on and on and is seriously terrifying. From dungeons and incest to murdering former lovers with fire or drowning in pools of urine… Sims players are so messed up. They should be monitoring these people – sounds like sociopaths finally have an ideal outlet. Really, I thought I was bad with my Sims, but this takes it to a whole new level.

Last Updated: March 31, 2015


  1. cywizz

    March 31, 2015 at 21:16

    What did I just read…!?
    It needs a Criminal Minds DLC


  2. Aries

    March 31, 2015 at 23:00

    Ok then


  3. Lord Chaos

    April 1, 2015 at 06:07

    I feel better about Hatred now…


  4. Gavin Mannion

    April 1, 2015 at 07:03

    For the first time ever I’m interested in playing a game of The Sims


  5. Marcus

    April 1, 2015 at 07:37



  6. Hammersteyn

    April 1, 2015 at 07:41

    I’d play if I could build a dilapidated house with no TV and a single Sim that talks and fights with him self and makes soap for a living


    • Rock789

      April 1, 2015 at 07:42



  7. Rock789

    April 1, 2015 at 07:43

    Okay, who let Charles Manson and Co. onto the Sims servers?! o_O


  8. Gardos

    April 1, 2015 at 09:11

    *dusts off old copy of The Sims*


  9. BacchusZA

    April 1, 2015 at 09:16

    When Sims 2 came out, I bought it for my then girlfriend, who loved it. One day she invited a friend over to show it to her, and they sat there going through the pre-built scenarios that came with the game, oohi-ng and aaah-ing over how pretty it was and all the things you could make your sims do. Until they got to the “Frankensteins’ Family” thing, or whatever it was called.

    In the room at the top of the house, there was a mad scientist type guy who had that machine you could get into that’d give you all kinds of perks or buffs or whatever, if your sims’ happniess level was high enough.


    If the sim was even the slightest bit moody, sulking, unhappy or tired, or whatever, it’d shock the utter bejeezuz out of the poor bastard.
    It was the first time they’d seen this machine, & didn’t understand what it was or how it worked, but of course they had to see what it was for. Gamer’s gotta click & all that.

    Needless to say, the sim wasn’t quite in the right happiness state for it to work properly, so he promptly gets zapped, which had my girlfriend and her friend shrieking in horror and surprise. They were genuinely upset at what had just happened

    And then they looked at each other, shared a moment. And promptly pushed the poor bastard straight back into this machine. And again. And again, and again.

    I’ll never forget seeing this poor sim, looking up at them, standing in a puddle of piss, with a look of despair and horror on his face, crying his heart out, and with an expression of “WHHHYYY!?!?! WHY are you doing this to me?!?! I trust you! I LOVE you! What have I done to deserve this?!?! WHHHHYYYYY?!?!?!”

    And they just kept laughing and pushing him back in until he eventually died, after what must have been a good 10-15min of horrific torture..

    If ever there was a sign that I was in an unhealthy relationship with a fucking psycho, that was it, right there. It’s a pity I didn’t pay more attention……


  10. OSiRiS

    April 1, 2015 at 09:50

    My friend had a wife who couldnt cook operate the stove while he was in another room, then she caught on fire. While she was burning he ran from the other room, stood in front of her and started dancing. His wife ( or whatever ) screaming in agony, burning to death and he is just standing there kapping it nat XD


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