Video gaming is a skill in The Sims 4. It is unlocked by playing games on a computer, game console, Motion Gaming mat, tablet, or a mobile phone. It is primarily used to perform better in video games and in tournaments.
Video gaming allows Sims to perform better at video games, discuss strategies, enter tournaments, and more. Sims can build this skill simply by playing games; being focused will make it easier to develop this skill. Taking the Gamer branch of the Tech Guru career is the optimal career if focusing on this skill.
Traits that could be helpful for this skill are, as follows:
- Genius: You can randomly get a +1 Focused moodlet.
- Cheerful: You can randomly get a Happy moodlet, which contributes to being focused.
- Geek: You get Happy moodlets from playing games, which contributes to being focused.
|1||Play Sims Forever, Play Blicblock, Play Party Frenzy, Incredible Sports, Go!||Those games are available since the beginning. The Go! versions of Blickblock and Incredible Sports are also available. Party Frenzy can only be played on a console. Party Frenzy can be played by up to 4 Sims.|
|2||Discuss Game Strategy, Play Incredible Sports||Incredible Sports, Go! Is available since level 1, on the Slablet.|
|3||Enter Novice Game Tournaments, Play MySims Racing||More on Tournaments in the chart below. MySims Racing is very similar to its real-life counterpart, MySims Racing. My Sims Racing can only be played on a console. MySims racing can be played by up to 4 Sims.|
|4||Play MySims Go!||Slightly different, but basically the same as MySims: Agents. You can also play Incredible Sports on the Motion Game Mat.|
|5||Play Density Effect, Research Advanced Game Strategy, Impress Sims with Video Game Prowess||Density Effect is a play on the Mass Effect series. Density Effect can only be played on a console. Researching Advanced Game Strategy increases your Video Gaming skill faster than playing.|
|6||Enter Professional Game Tournaments, Play The R.E.F.U.G.E.||More on Tournaments in the chart below. The R.E.F.U.G.E. is a reskinned version of The Sims Medieval.|
|7||Play Genie's Curse, Watch Gaming Livestream on the Computer, Gossip about Video Game Pros||Genie's Curse is a throwback to The Sims 3: World Adventures. Genie's Curse can only be played on a console. You can watch Gaming Livestreams since level 1, on the Slablet. They increase your Video Gaming skill faster than playing. You can also play The R.E.F.U.G.E. on the Motion Game Mat.|
|8||Make Fun of Noobs||Self-explanatory|
Play Road Rival Alpha, Play Maniac Matchums
|Maniac Matchums can only be played on the Motion Game Mat.|
|10||Play Hillock II||Highest payoff in Tournaments comes from this game.|
Novice Tournaments can be entered at level 3 of the skill, Pro Tournaments can be entered at level 6. Playing the same game repeatedly allows Sims to perform better at tournaments of the game in question, and thus have a higher chance of winning.
|Game Name||1st Place (MR)||2nd Place (MR)||3rd Place (MR)||Entrance fee (Motion rig)||
|Blicblock||20 (45)||10 (50)||Cheapest entrance cost.|
|Party Frenzy||10 (50)||Can be trained since level 1. Console only.|
|Sims Forever||100||65||35||20||Can be trained since level 1.|
|Incredible Sports||20 (50)||Can be trained since level 1, when playing on the Slablet.|
|MySims Racing||Unlocked at level 3. Console only.|
|MySims Go!||25||Unlocked at level 4.|
|Density Effect||Unlocked at level 5. Console only.|
|The R.E.F.U.G.E.||40 (50)||Unlocked at level 6.|
|Genie's Curse||Unlocked at level 7. Console only.|
|Road Rival Alpha||Unlocked at level 9.|
Unlocked at level 10.
|Game Name||1st Place (MR)||2nd Place (MR)||3rd Place (MR)||Entrance fee (Motion rig)|
|The R.E.F.U.G.E.||2054 (3465)||1378||689||100|
|Road Rival Alpha||3833||2550||1275||100|
- Most of the games that Sims can play contain elements from The Sims series. For instance, "R.E.F.U.G.E." borrows gameplay elements from The Sims Medieval with RPG elements like a health/mana bar. "MySims Go!" is based on MySims, "Sims Forever" is The Sims with a few expansion packs installed.
- The Sims 4 Video Gaming Skill & Tournaments. Carl's Sims 4 Strategy and Community Site.