The Sims 4: How to Do the Asylum Challenge

Everything you need to know to take on the Asylum challenge in The Sims 4!

The Asylum Challenge has made its way to The Sims 4 after first being created for The Sims 2. This is one of the many challenges for The Sims 4 that has a fun story behind it and gameplay rules that are both challenging and pretty entertaining. Just in case you have never heard of the Asylum Challenge but you’re ready to try it out for yourself, this guide will give you everything you need to get started and go crazy.

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How to Do the Asylum Challenge in The Sims 4

The Asylum Challenge doesn’t actually assume your Sim is crazy, nor does it task you with making them go crazy. Instead, you are tasked with trying to prove that the exact opposite is true. The story behind the Asylum Challenge is that your Sim has been forcefully admitted to a run down mental hospital and nobody believes that this Sim is actually perfectly sane.

Until you can prove you don’t belong inside the asylum, you will be stuck there with seven other Sims. In addition to dealing with these strangers, your living environment is nothing that anyone would envy as budget cuts to the asylum have led to some pretty questionable living conditions for the patients here.

So how do you escape and get the opportunity to be a part of society again? You just have to prove to your psychiatrist that you aren’t crazy by achieving your Aspiration. This would usually be a pretty simple task but given the circumstances surrounding you, the challenge is much more difficult than it seems at first glance.

While the original challenge introduced in The Sims 2 had the same gameplay requirements for everyone, SimsWithCheese rewrote the challenge with three different difficulty options for The Sims 4. The general rules and how to get started, however, will remain the same for each of these options.

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Just a girl that likes gaming, anime & singing K Pop in the shower. She's worked as an entertainment journalist for roughly four years but finds rumors about video games to be way more interesting than gossip about real people. Go figure. Taylor wrote for Twinfinite from 2016 through until 2018 covering everything anime and The Sims 4, among anything else that caught her eye.