Everything you need for the best Sims 3 cheats, from free Simoleons to building anywhere


Want to use a few The Sims 3 cheats? There"s nothing wrong with that, no judgement here. With a game like The Sims 3, the possibilities are already endless but modifying it with some cheat codes only enhances the gameplay even more. Whether you’re looking to make some easy Simoleons to live your best Sims life or teleporting your Sim with ease, we’ve got the cheats for you.

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So, let’s get to it. Here are some of the top The Sims 3 cheats for PC, Mac, PS3, and Xbox. Make sure you read our guide carefully so that you don’t mess anything up with your favorite Sims though.

How to enable cheats in The Sims 3

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First things first, in order to enable cheats on The Sims 3, you’ll need to bring up the cheat console using the instructions below:

The Sims 3 PC cheats: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press cThe Sims 3 Mac cheats: Hold Command and Shift, then press cThe Sims 3 PS3 cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at onceThe Sims 3 Xbox cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

A box will then appear at the top of your screen where you’ll type your codes in.

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The Sims 3 Cheats

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The Sims 3 shift-click cheats

One of the most important cheat codes in The Sims 3 is testingcheatsenabled true, which enables a world of new options that are accessible by using shift-click on Sims, items, and more. We’ve put together some of the options below:


Shift-click the mailbox and choose any of the following options:

Make All Happy to set active household mood to maxMake Friends For Me to give the active Sim a number of random friends from the neighbourhoodMake Needs Static to set needs to max and stop them decaying over timeMake All Dynamic to return needs to normal decay rateMake Me Know Everyone to make active Sim know everyone in the neighbourhoodForce Visitor to make a random visitor arriveForce NPC (more options available) to make a particular NPC arriveSet Career (more options available) to set the current Sim’s career to a specified path, branch, and rank

The Sims 3 Career Building cheats

Shift-click the career building of a Sim and choose any of the following options:

Force Opportunity to force work-related opportunitiesForce Event to force work-related eventForce All Events to force every possible event from chosen workplace

The Sims 3 ground cheats

Shift-click the ground and choose any of the following options:

Teleport me here to teleport active Sim to that locationBuild/Buy on this lot (after patch 1.7) to enable build and buy mode even when there’s a fire or burglary, either option enables bothSeasons (more options available) to enable weather control within the game (only available with Seasons expansion pack)

The Sims 3 sims cheats

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Shift-click all Sims and choose any of the following options:

Trigger Age Transition to age up selected SimAdd to active household/family to add selected Sim to a householdEdit Sim in CAS to take a Sim back to Create-A-Sim modeModify Traits for Active Sim to change only an active Sims traits

The Sims 3 money cheats

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KACHING! No, seriously, kaching. Enter any of the below The Sims 3 money cheats for some extra Simoleons or free housing.

kaching - receive 1,000 Simoleonsrosebud - receive 1,000 Simoleonsmotherlode - receive 50,000 Simoleonsfamilyfunds - replace with family surname and a numeric value between 0 - 99,999,999 (must enter testingcheatsenabled true in console first)freerealestate - allows you to buy any house you want (must enable this code in Map mode)

The Sims 3 relationship cheats

(Image credit: EA)make me know everyone - selected Sim knows every other Simmake friends for me - make several random friends for selected Simforce visitor - forces a neighbour to show upadd to household - add active Sim to current household

The Sims 3 edit Sim cheats

set age - set age of SimageuptoNPC on - ages up a Sim into a non-controllable NPC who lives in your household, also works on childrenforcetwins - gives pregnant Sim twins

The Sims 3 object cheats

buydebug - lets you buy anything, including locked objects (must enter testingcheatsenabled true in console first)moveobjects - no limitations for placing/moving objectsConstrainfloorelevation - force terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structuresFadeobjects - objects fade when camera gets close to themdisablesnappingtoslotsonalt - objects will not snap to slots while holding Altsnapobjectstoangle - toggle 45 degree angle object snapsnapobjectstogrid - toggle snap to grid for placed objectsplacefriezes - allows you to place foundations on top of tiled floors

The Sims 3 needs and skills cheats

(Image credit: EA)shazaam - add 2,500 lifetime happiness points to active SimResetLifeTimeHappiness - resets the lifetime happiness of all the Sims in an active householdmodify traits - set or clear traitsResetsim > - teleports named Sim back to household lot with neutral motives and no moodletsmake happy - sets all moods/moodlets for everyone in the house to perfect; removes negative moodletsmake motivates static - set motives to static for entire householdmake motivates dynamic - set motives to dynamic for entire household

The Sims 3 career cheats

set career - give selected Sim a careerforce opportunity - click career building you work at to force an opportunityforce event - click career building you work at to force an eventforce all events - click career building to display all events for the career consecutivelyunlockoutfits - view career outfits and service uniforms (must enable this code before entering Create-A-Sim mode)

The Sims 3 world and UI cheats

help - displays most cheatsquit - quits the gamefullscreen - toggle fullscreenfps - shows frame rate display in top right of screenhideHeadlineEffects - hides all meters and effects in-game, e.g. Sim thought bubbles or PlumbobslowMotionViz: <0-8> - slow motion visuals: 0 is normal, 8 is slowestplaysounds - toggle all audio (must enter testingcheatsenabled true in console first)

The Sims 3 miscellaneous cheats

jokeplease - prints random joke to console, doesn’t affect gameplayenablellamas - llamas enabled message prints to consoleforce service sim - force a specific service Sim to appear