Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 3, 2021
    85
    Are you ready for a séance? The "Paranormale Phänomene" accessories pack offers all The Sims 4 players the opportunity to connect with the deceased. In addition to necromancy, you can even take a new job (paranormal developer) and hunt ghosts professionally.
  2. Apr 27, 2021
    80
    The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff is a great example of a Pack, it includes some classic Sims dark humour, and increases the challenge of the game by a fair bit if you let it. It doesn’t come cheap, but for the amount of content and the sheer silliness introduced it may just be worth it. The items are maybe my favourite so far with their witchy charm, and the return of Bonehilda is a welcome one. It is a lot of fun, but may be best suited to spooky Sims with a high libido…
  3. Mar 22, 2021
    80
    Even aside from Bonehilda's return, there's a lot to like about the Paranormal Stuff pack. It's old-timey horror vibe and new career path are enjoyable and fresh for The Sims 4 – something that's impressive so long after the game launched. Depending on your love of all things spooky, your mileage may vary, but if you're looking to recreate The Addams family in digital form, you can't go wrong.
  4. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    While The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff pack won't be suited to every Simmer's play style, it is everything a Stuff Pack should be. The new items are excellent, stylish, and don't feel too niche to be used outside of the paranormal context, and there is a lot of content included for the price point. But more than that, the new gameplay elements, from the new active career and skill to the Haunted House exploration mechanics enrich the base game significantly and offer Simmers a new way to tell their stories. It's a ghoulish delight, and a welcome addition to The Sims 4 canon.
  5. Jan 26, 2021
    80
    The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff Pack has a lot of potential but needs some tweaking with the emotion buffs. A little more guidance on how to get things set up to be Haunted would make it easier for the player to jump in. The Medium skill is a lot of fun, and the new Paranormal Investigator career, while frustrating at times, is definitely something new and fun to try out if your Sims have been in a rut. At $9.99 it’s worth the purchase, and a welcome addition to the game.
  6. Feb 19, 2021
    75
    Turn your Sim into a medium and calm down the ghosts of a haunted house.
  7. Feb 4, 2021
    70
    The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff Pack is a nice, niche addition to the game that feels like it should always have been here. It was not obvious on how to start your journey as a Medium, but once you get in you're guaranteed some spooky fun.
  8. Jan 27, 2021
    70
    Overall, The Sims 4: Paranormal stuff pack accomplishes what it sets out to do. It provides players with a new, spooky experience that hasn’t been in the game previously. There were a few bugs, like the apartment mishap and an instance where a bed had to be removed in order to get rid of a creepy doll, but these things can be fixed easily with patches. It would be a stretch to say every Sims 4 player needs this pack, but for those who enjoy occult gameplay and artsy/boho CAS and Build/Buy items, this will definitely soothe that itch—just make sure it’s not a ghost hand doing the scratching.
  9. Jan 27, 2021
    60
    Most of Paranormal’s additions should have otherwise been found in the other similar packs or at the least been enhanced as a stand-alone pack. The grammatical errors encountered didn’t help the pack feel any less rushed, either.