A graveyard or cemetery is a home feature found throughout The Sims series, and a type of community lot in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. In The Sims 3 it is also a lot assignment. They are where the headstones of deceased Sims are placed after they die. Ghosts frequently haunt cemetaries in The Sims series although in The Sims and The Sims Bustin' Out the only lots to contain ghosts are the Goth households.
Both of the Goth family lots in the base game and Unleashed have cemeteries, though only the original one has ghosts. "The Gothic Quarter" in Old Town, and "Vernon's Vault" and "A Spooktacular Spot" in Magic Town all contain gravestones, but again they lack ghosts.
When lots with gravestones are exchanged or moved to different neighborhoods, they will no longer have a ghost associated with them as the data of the Sims who had died and were linked to the gravestones is not transferred with the house. This can cause some problems, including gravestones summoning random NPCs.
The Sims Bustin' Out
In The Sims Bustin' Out, cemeteries are only found in one pre existing lot, Goth Manor although the names of the deceased Sims are unknown they haunt the house every night until the protagonist exorcises them.
Makeshift cemeteries can be placed on any lot when a Sim dies by simply placing their headstone outside.
The Sims 2
Cemeteries have been constructable on playable Sims' lots since The Sims. The Goth Family is famous for the many cemeteries found outside their homes in every game. The Specter Family is also famous for having a massive graveyard in their garden. Although it's not as large as the Specter Graveyard, the Capp family has a graveyard as well, and is the only one to have both tombstones and urns -- two urns are placed in the Capps' living room.
Community lot cemeteries
The Sims 2: Nightlife added the ability to move graves from one lot to another, which allows cemeteries to be on community lots. The Downtown sub-neighborhood shipped with Nightlife includes the Gothier Green Lawns cemetery, which is the first cemetery found on a community lot. Gothier Green Lawns features some members of the Tricou family and is right next to their home.
The Sims 3
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|Creepy Graveyard||-5||until Sim exits graveyard||Graveyard||Graveyards are terrifying places filled with dead bodies, the ghosts of the bodies, and fear.||Only at night in a graveyard. Having the Brave or Evil trait eliminates this moodlet.|
- Encourages NPCs to learn
Fish in a pond located in the cemetery will turn into deathfish and vampire fish at midnight. At around midnight, mist will appear around all of the graves, and the ghosts will come out. If you have at least level 7 gardening you can plant seeds picked from the Death Flower Bush. These seeds are 'perfect' quality.
There is also a local cemetery in every destination of The Sims 3: World Adventures.
Pleasant Rest Graveyard
The Pleasant Rest Graveyard is the cemetery in Sunset Valley. While "Pleasant Rest" is not an unusual name for a cemetery, there may be a connection between the "Pleasant Rest" Graveyard and Sunset Valley being called Pleasantview in The Sims 2.
In the center of the Pleasant Rest Graveyard, there is a desolate and ominous-looking Mausoleum of the Specter family (who may be related in some way to the Specter Family of Strangetown). Any Sim brave enough to venture into it can explore the Mausoleum to lay hand on unknown treasures which are rumored to be hidden deep in the abyssal bottom of it. An exploration takes anywhere from three to five hours. Its proceeding and outcome are random, but it often results in the Sim becoming singed.
Also, one can see a large Statue of the Grim Reaper.
The 23 named Sims buried here are:
- Tragic Clown (Drowning)
- Enriqueta Bachelor (Fire)
- Milton Bachelor (Old Age)
- Kermit Landgraab (Old Age)
- Kitty Landgraab (Old Age)
- Queenie Landgraab (Fire)
- Chester Landgraab (Old Age)
- Vincent Skullfinder (Old Age)
- Gaylord Koffi (Starvation)
- Ransom Clavell (Drowning)
- Jennie Clavell (Drowning)
- Opal Suarley (Drowning)
- Nida Khan (Old Age)
- Gertrude Flansburgh (Old Age)
- Joel Astroman (Starvation)
- Enola Green (Old Age)
- Lewis Su (Old Age)
- Cornelius Nelson (Old Age)
- Basil Flores (Fire)
- Erdrick Gnomeheim (Old Age)
- Anabelle Oinkslopes (Electrocution)
- Charity McNichol (Old Age)
- Big Steve Underwood (Starvation)
Old Town Cemetery
The cemetery is far less Gothic than Sunset Valley's Pleasant Rest Graveyard, and has no statue of the Grim Reaper. At night, ghosts will appear around the graveyard and they will move all across the island. This could spook your Sims if they are shopping late. The Riverview cemetery is also the largest cemetery found in any The Sims 3 neighbourhood, with some notable figures from Riverview families.
The 30 named Sims buried here are:
- Sam Bagley (Drowning)
- Bernard Broke (Drowning)
- Mary Lu Broke (Starvation)
- Vernon Carpenter (Electrocution)
- Janine Jones (Drowning)
- Lydia Remington (Drowning)
- Lonnie Dean (Fire)
- Jenny Joy (Old Age)
- Sasha Shallow (Drowning)
- Abagail McDermott (Old Age)
- Hank Ferdinand (Starvation)
- Carlito Temelpan (Drowning)
- Grizelda Temelpan (Drowning)
- Pete Kent (Fire)
- Mimi Krakel (Electrocution)
- Grady Elfman (Electrocution)
- Jim Sharnk (Fire)
- Sallie Crumbs (Old Age)
- Raymond Lee (Drowning)
- Garush Moed (Starvation)
- Celia Chung (Electrocution)
- Petunia Clover (Old Age)
- Jammer Latoll (Electrocution)
- Ramid Russoue(Electrocution)
- Jinny Samura (Fire)
- Tamantha Dearborn (Fire)
- Kiko Kimora (Fire)
- Billy Bluestone (Electrocution)
- Joe Smith (Fire)
- Zelda Hamersnud (Old Age)
Land of the Ancestors
Land of the Ancestors is Shang Simla's cemetery, introduced in The Sims 3: World Adventures. It is Asian-themed, with pagoda roofing and an elevated mausoleum. Urns are displayed in shrines rather than on the ground as tombstones.
The 4 named Sims buried here are:
Desert's End is Al Simhara's cemetery, introduced in The Sims 3: World Adventures. It is Egyptian-themed, and has a large basement underneath it containing a Sarcophagus and incense burner. Urns are displayed both on the ground as tombstones, as well as in specially built shrines. Its address is 60 East Riverview Place.
The 5 named Sims buried here are:
- Suad Adham (Old Age)
- Samir Kohar (Mummy's Curse)
- Naima Hakim (Drowning)
- Fwazia Akef (Hunger)
- Emad Rateb (Fire)
Eastern Hills Cemetery
Eastern Hills Cemetery is Champs Les Sims' cemetery, introduced in The Sims 3: World Adventures. It is French-themed and has a number of locked tomb rooms. It is the brightest cemetery with lots of flower beds. The mausoleum on this lot is the same as in Riverview and Sunset Valley. It plays a role in several adventures in Champs Les Sims.
The 5 named Sims buried here are:
- Pascal Marias (Fire)
- Tim Doorson (Electrocution)
- Adélaïde Boyer (Old Age)
- Gertrude Lescot (Drowning)
- Yvonne Garnier (Hunger)
Ivy Hill Graveyard
Ivy Hill Graveyard is the cemetery of Twinbrook. It is always misty, with a very marshy environment typical of Twinbrook. There are Doric columns all over the cemetery. The mausoleum is in a corner of the lot, and it is decorated with Greek-styled columns. A statue of Grim Reaper rises from a pond at the border of the lot. Ivy Hill has many gravestones, but unlike previous cemeteries in The Sims 3 series, most of these are only remains objects with no deceased Sims attached. It also has a Sim who died from the Mummy's Curse, which is a little confusing to people who don't own World Adventures.
The 8 named Sims buried here are:
- Steward Curious (Meteor)
- Penelope Sargeant (Fire)
- Kenneth Tucker (Old Age)
- Timmy DeBleu (Mummy's Curse)
- Wilhelmina Leaf (Electrocution)
- Bob-Andy Baker (Drowning)
- Kid Mugg (Starvation)
- S. Windle Racket (Electrocution)
There are two cemeteries in Barnacle Bay.
Barnacle Boneyard is one of the two default cemeteries in Barnacle Bay.
The 10 named Sims buried here are:
- Wren Rome (Old Age)
- Penny Annon (Old Age)
- Val McKellar (Drowning)
- Jin Lai (Drowning)
- Ophelia Piece (Drowning)
- Darla Inkbeard (Fire)
- Vera Inkbeard (Drowning)
- Squidy Inkbeard (Drowning)
- Minty Goldbeard (Electrocution)
- Marabel Goldbeard (Drowning)
Dead Men Tell No Tales Cemetery
The 5 named Sims buried here are:
- Barnacle Bill (Drowning)
- Ginger Lai (Drowning)
- Bones Crossbones (Fire)
- Jeff Hickman (Old Age)
- Milo Beardless (Starvation)
Bridgeport Eternal Rest Cemetery
Bridgeport Eternal Rest Cemetery is the graveyard from Bridgeport, introduced in The Sims 3: Late Night. It is quite big, and is situated in the hills. There are two mausoleums: the rabbit hole, located near the pond, and the non-rabbit hole one, on the top-right corner, which is the entrance of an underground vampire lair, with an altar and a bar. There is also a big pool of water in the center, and a gazebo-like building on the top-left corner of the cemetery.
Despite its large size, there are only a very few Sims buried in this cemetery, most of the headstones are only "Remains."
The 3 named Sims buried here are:
Shady Pine Historical Cemetery
The Shady Pine Historical Cemetery is located in the wooden part of the town. It is very tiny and very muddy. There are two statues of the Grim Reaper at each side of the cemetery, watching each other. There is also a pond behind the mausoleum.
There are four named Sims buried here:
Newton Cemetery is the graveyard in Appaloosa Plains.
There is one named Sim buried here:
- Donna Parr-Teague (Starvation)
There are three named pets buried here:
Moon's Shadow Graveyard
There are five Sims buried in this graveyard:
- Bella Goth (Old Age)
- Posie Landgraab (Electrocution)
- Jeremy Goode (Electrocution)
- Linksa Dot (Starvation)
- Ebenezer Lucas (Fire)
Lidview Cemetery is the graveyard in Starlight Shores.
Five Sims are buried in this graveyard:
- Kimberly Durk (Fire)
- JoAnn Norman (Starvation)
- Terry Moldano (Watery Grave)
- Jimmy Lemmon (Electrocution)
- Shawn Pinkert (Old Age)
Terry Moldano's gravestone initially indicates a death by fire, but his blue ghost indicates otherwise. This might have been a mistake from developers.
Five Sims are buried here:
- Cassius Westgate (Starvation)
- Priscilla Marvins (Fire)
- Astrid Tanner (Old Age)
- Glorianna Sparks (Fire)
- Rico Lancaster (Electrocution)
Final Sunset Graveyard
The Final Sunset Graveyard is the default cemetery in Sunlit Tides It is found on a mountain and is rather isolated. It bears some similitudes with the Barnacle Boneyard.
Five Sims are buried here:
- Hal Waterson (Old Age)
- Penny Hale (Old Age)
- Beverly Parrott (Electrocution)
- Amika Kahale (Fire)
- Jasmine Mahalo (Fire)
Hallowed Grounds Cemetery
Six Sims are buried here:
- Enza Michaels (Jelly Bean Bush)
- Victor Chesterton (Drowning)
- Marco Dolor (Fire)
- Alexa Burt (Mummy's Curse)
- Jimmy Vu (Electrocution)
- Fricorith Tricou (Fire)
Five Sims are buried there:
- Octavius Capp (Electrocution)
- Dara Graham (Old Age)
- Marco Mancini (Starvation)
- Portia Monty (Old Age)
- Malvolio Romano (Drowning)
Morningside Morgue and Cemetery
The Morningside Morgue and Cemetery is the default graveyard in Aurora Skies. It is really plain: a lonesome mausoleum rises at the center of the lot. Four walkways go from each side of the lot to the mausoleum and the rest is coated gravestones, all of which are flat. Five Sims are buried there:
- Olaf Oddison (Electrocution)
- Anna Olsen (Old Age)
- Kalle Oss (Fire)
- Jesper Rolf (Old Age)
- Arnard Vinter (Old Age)
5 Sims are buried in this graveyard:
- Donal O'Connell (Old Age)
- Geoffrey Gary (Old Age)
- Taylor Judah (Old Age)
- Sophia Carol (Fire)
- Niall Mithrilen (Electrocution)