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10 Most Insane Deaths In The Sims Series


Everyone, even non-simmers, know the various ways we kill our sims on the regular. The classics include the likes of fire, drowning, electrocution, and starvation. But that’s just the beginning of our little pixel people’s torture. Read on for a look at the wackiest, craziest, most insane ways we’re able to end our sim’s lives.

10. Shark Attack

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Scuba diving can be quite a terrifying experience. Have you seen some of the demonic creatures they’ve pulled up from the depths of the ocean? Plus, everyone’s seen the movie Jaws before. If you’re diving and you see a shark, you better hope there’s a cave nearby to hide in. Otherwise I hope you’re strong enough to fight it off. Go for the nose.

9. Woohoo’d to Death

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Old people need plenty of rest to make it day to day. If they push themselves too hard, their little hearts could give out. It doesn’t matter how many times it repeats “I think I can” to itself, their hearts aren’t a tank engine. Elders need to monitor their exertion and not exhaust themselves with too many physical activities. This includes woohooing too many times, which will result in their partner having a nice, post-woohoo nap while they collapse on the floor. Talk about a wild ride.

8. Box of Danger

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The aptly named Box of Danger is what all the pro-magician’s use to woo their audiences. As its name suggests, it’s not the safest way to earn a living. One slip up and even the greatest of all magicians will meet an untimely fate. Leave your audiences wondering, “Is this part of the act? Where’d that man in the black cloaks appear from?” Just remember, the show must go on.

7. Wishing Well

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Impress the gardening club and you’ll receive the greatest gift of all, a wishing well. May all your dreams come true. That is… until they become nightmares. The biggest rule of wishes is that you can’t be greedy. Wish too many times and what you desire most will become your end. But hey, at least your family still gets the sack of cash.

6. Mummy Curse

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No one likes being woken up, especially these guys. But have no fear, you have plenty of time to rid your body of the curse before it consumes you. What’s that? Your vacation just ended and you can’t afford another trip to Egypt? Well then, enjoys your last two weeks while you can. I’m sure you can ignore the curse taking over your vision. Yes, that is an ominous chant you hear getting louder every day. It’ll all be over soon… ish.

5. Transmutation

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Dirty dishes plaguing your house? Turn them into cash. No use for all those apples in your fridge? Turn them into cash. Sick of your kids leaving their toys lying around the house? Turn them into… you get the point. Plop anything on the altar of the Philosopher’s Stone and watch as they turn to gold in front of your very eyes. Or let the item watch as you turn to gold in front of its very eyes. Look on the bright side, you have a sweet, solid gold statue to mark your grave. Better hope your family doesn’t sell it to pay the mortgage.

4. Cowplant

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Every gardener’s dream, owning a cow plant. Maybe not every gardener, but at least the psycho, crazy ones with pesky neighbors they need to cleanse from the neighborhood. They’re doing everyone a favor, trust them on that. Just don’t trust them enough to ever visit when they call you.

3. Time Anomaly

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We’ve all heard the warnings about messing with time travel. The butterfly effect and such. So no one would enter a time machine if it was right in front of them, correct? Well, some might, but they’ll mess with the space time continuum too much and no longer exist, so they don’t count. Clearly they never saw the movie where this exact thing happened.

2. Skydiving

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Living a celebrity lifestyle is exhausting. And what’s the number one thing you shouldn’t do when exhausted? That’s exactly right, skydive. Some celebrities think they’re above the rules, but this is one they’re definitely not. Actually, they end up so high in the air they might be considered above this one.

1. Flies

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You should definitely keep a tidy house, because you don’t want to attract that annoying fly that’ll incessantly buzz in your ear all day. And you know what’s more annoying than that fly? When he invites all his buddies over to eat everything in sight. Hopefully they take your ears off first so you don’t have to hear all of them buzzing around.


Honorable Mention:

Blunt Force Trauma

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Gravity is a wonderful concept most times. Other times it just makes things really heavy. Like really heavy. Guess you should have ponied up and bought that better bed or candy bar instead of going the cheap route. Gravity doesn’t like when you’re cheap.

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I'm an aspiring indie screenwriter that can't stop simming long enough to be productive. Aside from sims, my hobbies include writing, eating, sleeping, not exercising, and loving turtles.


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  • Hahaha this is great. I didn’t even know about some of those death types, like the wishing well and transmutation deaths! I knew about the blunt force trauma but I didn’t know you could die that way from a vending machine, too. I thought it was just the murphy bed. Hilarious. XD

  • My sim died in sims 2 cause she didn’t want to get out of bed. It was to comfy for her to want to leave >__>

  • My favorite death, which of course was my 6th generation prodigy and made me cry a great deal, was when I was at another Sims house (Sims 3) and got hit by a meteor. :| What. a. party.

  • My Sim found out that the maid that he fell in love with and married after only a few days was a gold digger and only married him for his money. Things got even more messed up when he gave birth to an alien baby (not his fiancee’s) ONE hour before his wedding ceremony. After a short time, he decided to take his kid and leave the new wife. Rather than fight with her, he just up and moved out in the middle of the night, taking all the household cash, but leaving her the house and everything in it. Things seemed fine for a while after that, until his estranged wife asked him to fix her stereo system for her. In doing so, he was fatally electrocuted. I truly believe it was a deliberate act.

    OMG – the estranged wife set him up and killed him!

  • You really forget the death from a vengeful grim reaper. My sim was just casually protesting about death in a bowling alley, and suddenly all this green light appeared around her and she died. Tho I successfully resurrected her-dunno if it’s because I cheated or the grim reaper was being nice and all-the grim reaper said that she shouldn’t do that (protesting about death) in the future. I haven’t done it again.

    • I didn’t forget it,. This isn’t a list of all the deaths in the Sims series, just the best ones (in my opinion.) The protesting about death one is interesting, but not enough for this, especially gif wise.

  • My favorite death was when i gathered my family of 3 for a picture on the bear skin rug in front of a roaring fire. Well, you can guess what happened.

  • Like Like! Glad after watching these videos that i didnt have them happen ever – will be interested to see when the woohoo death happens – was wondering if that could happen when they have the extremely tired feeling …

  • My sim died (in the first sims) of an unknown illness. She worked in the military and came back with a cough. Then she curled up in the road and died. A message box popped up saying she died of an unknown illness. Hilarious but so sad!!

  • too bad i put a mod for the vending machine, and jelly bean, as well as the jet pack… i think also with the shark(cause i put a lot of sharks in the surface, and she was just beaten for a while, i let her buy something in the grocery, and waited… but it was not enough, i was hoping they keep on biting bell… i mean a sim, now i wanna kill bella, i mean, a sim… i can’t even torture it…. cause i don’t wanna mess up all my mods… good thing there is a blessing and disaster mod, but i want more… hey… this is just a game… okay.

  • Those and the Meteor on the sims 3, i didn’t even know that existed till a couple of years after playing the game my sim was standing outside and it just wouldn’t let me do anything, couldn’t figure out why then a huge rock crushed and ended my sim LOL