The Sims 4 Walkthrough: Criminal Career Guide

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You vile fiend. You’ve decided to wander your wicked way into the Criminal career. Home to deviants the world over, Criminal is the career path for anyone who has a nasty temperament, a dislike of people in general, and a love of money, money, money. (Though only if you don’t mind not making a whole lot at first. Man oh man do Criminals start out cheap.) Your sim won’t be well-liked by the community, but, eh, who cares. That’s what good sims are for.

Sims who want to specialize in the Criminal career path should take on either side of the Deviance Aspiration, giving more power to Mean interactions. You’ll need a fair number of people to despise your sim. As far as Traits go, you’ll want your sim to be various combinations of Active, Goofball, Hot-Headed, Evil, Hates Children, and / or Mean. In short, the things you don’t usually want to make a highly-successful sim.

Below is a listing of the tiers of the Criminal career path. Note that your sim cannot change which branch they pursue once one has been chosen, and even if your sim stops being a Criminal, they won’t be able to go back and take the other branch on a second trip through.

Criminal

  • Ideal Mood: Energized
  • Daily Task: Mischief interactions with other sims (Criminal), Mean interactions with other sims (Boss), Hacking (Oracle)

Level 1 - Tough Gal

  • Wage: $9 / hour
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Days: Every day
  • Bonus: None

Welcome to the dark side. For your sim to reach level two they must brush up on their Mischief skill with other sims, also raising it to level two. After level two your sim can also raise Mischief on the computer with Troll The Forums, which is better for relationships.

Level 2 - Petty Thief

  • Wage: $13 / hour
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 3:00 am
  • Days: Monday - Saturday
  • Bonus: $465, Emblems of Espionage

You like to steal trinkets. Your sim will have to reach level two in either Fitness or Programming to get your next promotion, depending on which direction your sim wants to go late in their career. Fitness can be done by Jogging or using workout equipment, while Programming requires a computer.

Level 3 - Ringleader

  • Wage: $17 / hour
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
  • Days: Tuesday - Saturday
  • Bonus: $558, Duffle o’ Cash, Pickpocket interaction

The best of the low. To reach your sim’s next level of achievement you’ll have to raise their Charisma skill to level two. You can do this by having your sim interact with mirrors and Practicing a Speech. One other sim also has to despise your sim, which you can easily achieve with a slew of Mischief or Mean interactions.

A sim cackling maniacally after fiddling with a Voodoo Doll in The Sims 4. Voodoo Dolls can be used to manipulate the emotions of other sims.
A sim cackling maniacally after fiddling with a Voodoo Doll in The Sims 4. Voodoo Dolls can be used to manipulate the emotions of other sims.

Level 4 - Felonious Monk

  • Wage: $23 / hour
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Days: Tuesday - Saturday
  • Bonus: $670, Vintage Baseball Bat Sculpture

And you thought monks were nice. To reach the next level of Criminal your sim must level Mischief to four, as well as successfully Pickpocket sims five times. Pickpocket is found under the Mischief conversation category. Sims will be quite upset if your thief gets caught, so do this to strangers.

Level 5 - Minor Crimelord

  • Wage: $32 / hour
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Days: Tuesday - Saturday
  • Bonus: $804, new CAS parts

The top of the local crime scene. To reach the next tier in your Criminal quest you’ll have to get your sim to level six in Mischief and level four in either Fitness or Programming. Pretty straightforward.

Past level five your sim will branch off into one of two alternate careers. This is where your hard work begins to pay off. (Being a Criminal up ’til this point hasn’t been too impressive, after all.)

The Boss career branch in The Sims 4.
The Boss career branch in The Sims 4.

Boss

Level 6 - The Muscle

  • Wage: $106 / hour
  • Time: 10:00 pm - 4:00 am
  • Days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Bonus: $1,148, Stolen ATM

The big time. To reach the next level in this career your sim must reach Mischief level seven and Charisma level four. Your sim must also make four people despise them. Best crank out those antisocial skills.

Level 7 - Getaway Driver

  • Wage: $273 / hour
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 3:00 am
  • Days: Wednesday, Saturday
  • Bonus: $2,201, Bars of Gold

Gettin’ risky. To hit the next level of villainy your sim must bump Mischief to level eight, as well as Logic to level three. Logic can be raised via chess boards, books, telescopes, and microscopes.

Level 8 - Safe Cracker

  • Wage: $319 / hour
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Days: Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
  • Bonus: $4,211, Stolen Necklace of the Late Duchess Pinky

Banks fear you. Your sim must push Logic to level six, as well as win three chess games against other sims. The park is a good place to do this during the Safe Cracker’s many days off.

Level 9 - The Brains

  • Wage: $383 / hour
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday
  • Bonus: $6,699, Search for Bank Blueprints on computers

You know it all. To send your sim to the top of the Criminal ladder you’ll have to max out Mischief at level ten, bump your sim’s Charisma level to six, and make six people despise your sim. A lot of work, but all fairly straightforward. (And fun! Fights galore!)

Level 10 - The Boss

  • Wage: $445 / hour
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Bonus: $8,039, Fisticuffs Punching Bag, new CAS parts

The Oracle career branch in The Sims 4.
The Oracle career branch in The Sims 4.

Oracle

Level 6 - DigiThief

Wage: $43 / hour

Time: 1:00 am - 9:00 am

Days: Sunday - Thursday

Bonus: $1,148, Spy Satellite

Oh, the digital age. To reach your next level your sim will need to raise Mischief to seven and Programming to five. You also have to use a computer to Hack three times.

Level 7 - Elite Hacker

Wage: $73 / hour

Time: 2:00 am - 10:00 am

Days: Sunday - Thursday

Bonus: $2,201, Hot & Cold Tech Spec Poster

Cream of the crop. To reach the next level in Oracle your sim must reach level eight in Mischief and Hack into the Mainframe from their computer three times. Successfully Hack, mind. Failures will not do.

Level 8 - An0nymous Ghost

Wage: $130 / hour

Time: 1:00 am - 10:00 am

Days: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday

Bonus: $2,929, The Indispensable

You’re an internet legend. To reach the next tier your sim must reach level seven in Programming as well as earn $2,500 through Hacking.

Level 9 - Net Demon

Wage: $234 / hour

Time: 1:00 am - 8:00 am

Days: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday

Bonus: $4,686

You’re beyond legend. To reach the final tier of this side of the Criminal career your sim must max out Mischief at level ten, raise Programming to level eight, and create ten Viruses on your computer. Not too bad.

Level 10 - The Oracle

Wage: $316 / hour

Time: 12:00 am - 7:00 am

Days: Sunday - Tuesday, Friday

Bonus: $6,560, Mayhem Portable Computer, new CAS parts

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sanasiddiqui 18 months ago

Very informative hub & thanks for sharing about wages for various job rules. With the help of this information we analyze good opportunities.

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