The Sims 4 might see the return of the NPC burglar in the near future – or so we hope. Over on Twitter, Sim Guru Frost said on Twitter that the team is “always thinking” about them last year.
Also in 2020, a base game update in June, saw the return of old favourite NPCs like firefighters and repo-people, reigniting hope that the burglars might make a comeback, too. Much-loved skeletal maid, Bonehilda, returned with The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff, but there’s no sign of burglars yet.
Other than over on Twitter, of course, where a sort of Sims revolution has been bubbling over the last few weeks. Several accounts have been popping up, highlighting the features and characters players feel are still missing from The Sims 4.
Burglars have been part of The Sims franchise since its inception. OG Simmers who have played the game since its inception are particularly traumatised by this crook because of the burglar music that introduced them.
In the original version of The Sims, burglars usually appeared around 3:00 in the morning and if your Sims didn’t have a burglar alarm, they’d pretty much help themselves to everything from your PC to your fridge. Unless you managed to wake up your Sim to call the police, there was nothing you as a player could do but watch.
The Sims original burglar music
Similar tunes played with the NPC raccoon, El Bandito, appeared to raid Sims’ trash cans and making a racket.
Burglars in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3
It wasn’t until The Sims 3 that Sims themselves had some ability to interact with burglars. Nevertheless, they remained as creepy and as frustrating as in the first edition of the game.
The Sims burglar is also known as “Some Sneaky Sim” and was male in the original game. In The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, burglars could be either male or female.
The Sims burglar music through all the editions
This is how the tune for burglars has changed through all the editions of the Sims games through the years.
Only one question remains: What will this sound like in The Sims 4, right?
Note: This article was first published in 2020, it was updated and republished in 2021 as part of an ongoing attempt to improve content and ensure it remains relevant.