Order of "The Sims 2" Expansion Packs

Install expansion packs in the order they were released to minimize problems.

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The Sims expansion packs provide extra features for a previously released Sims version.

Note: This article includes the expansion packs for The Sims 2 and 3.

When possible, you should install the expansion packs in order. Each expansion pack builds on the previous pack and includes patches for previous expansions.

The Sims 2 Expansion Packs

The Sims 2 released 11 expansion packs, in this order:

  • "The Sims 2 University"
  • "The Sims 2 Nightlife"
  • "The Sims 2 Open for Business"
  • "The Sims 2 Pets"
  • "The Sims 2 Seasons"
  • "The Sims 2 Bon Voyage"
  • "The Sims 2 Free Time"
  • "The Sims 2 Apartment Life"

In addition, the following ten stuff packs were released:

  • "The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack" 
  • "The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
  • "The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
  • "The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff (a re-release of the Holiday Party Pack)
  • "The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff
  • "The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff" 
  • "The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff"
  • "The Sims 2 Kitchen and Bath Interior Design Stuff
  • "The Sims 2 Ikea Home Stuff"
  • "The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff"

The Sims 3 Expansion Packs

The Sims 3 released 11 expansion packs, in this order:

  • "The Sims 3 World Adventures"
  • "The Sims 3 Ambitions"
  • "The Sims 3 Late Night"
  • "The Sims 3 Generations"
  • "The Sims 3 Pets"
  • "The Sims 3 Showtime"
  • "The Sims 3 Supernatural"
  • "The Sims 3 Seasons"
  • "The Sims 3 University Life"
  • "The Sims 3 Island Paradise"
  • "The Sims 3 Into the Future"

There are also nine stuff packs that were released for The Sims 3. These stuff packs, in order of release, are:

  • "The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats"
  • "The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff"
  • "The Sims 3 Movie Stuff "