Keke Palmer just became the most relatable Sims 4 player of all time

 Keke Palmer attends the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 04, 2023 in New York City.
(Image credit: Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images)
Audio player loading…

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for celebrities who are big gamers. From Terry Crews building his own gaming PC to Chloë Grace Moretz asking for desktop-building tips (opens in new tab)—seeing big names getting down and nerdy is the way straight to my heart. I'm not sure anything will ever beat Keke Palmer though, whose dramatic Sims 4 playthroughs are peak relatability for anyone who's ever played the game.

Multiple clips of Palmer—an actress known for her roles in films like Nope and Hustlers as well as the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP—playing The Sims 4 have been popping off on social media. She's been sharing her playthroughs on Instagram Live, providing hours of entertainment. Her dramatic narrations of her sims going about their business are iconic, spinning elaborate relationship problems with short breaks while each sim has to go for a quick pee break in between arguing. 

The thing that caught my attention, and the attention of many other regular Simmers, was how decked out Keke's Sims game is with custom content and mods. Specifically Wicked Whims, a rather spicy mod that adds nudity, sex animations and tweakable options for pregnancy, STIs and periods. It sounds like a real 'clutch your pearls' addition to the game, but it's one that's become an incredibly common add-on among the adult Sims community. 

See more

She also revealed in one of her lives that she has other mods like Basemental Drugs, Dynamic Teen Life and Homebody. I'm almost ashamed that Keke has more mods installed for her game than I do. She seems to be a big Alpha CC fan (I'm more Maxis Match myself) and was even having some classic Mac problems (opens in new tab) with her various CC that were making her sim "look crazy after she showers." Mac Simmers all over feel your pain, Keke.

She further shared some of the programmes that helped her clean up her CC in a follow-up tweet. (opens in new tab) She recommended Tray Importer, Sims4Studio and Better Exceptions for getting rid of her bad CC and a pesky mod that was also causing some troubles.

If Keke's iconic playthroughs have given you the itch to try out Sims 4 for yourself, now's one of the best times to get into the series. The base game went free in October, and we've got some great recommendations for the best Sims 4 expansion packs (opens in new tab) to further improve the experience. 

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.