For learning to walk, see toddler skills.

Walking is the normal way for Sims to get around. However, in The Sims and The Sims 2, player-controlled Sims cannot normally walk from one lot to another. Instead, they have to get a taxi or use a car[TS2:NL]. Visitors to residential lots, whether invited or random, will walk when entering or leaving the lot, as will townies and neighborhood Sims who appear when Sims visit community lots.[1]  In addition, all NPCs in The Sims, and several in The Sims 2, will walk onto and off of a lot.

In The Sims 2: University, college students walk when going to classes or to take final exams. From Bon Voyage onward, Sims could walk between lots, but Sims cannot walk from a community lot to another lot unless they walked to that lot, and Sims who walked to a lot must walk in order to leave it. The Sims 2: Apartment Life allows schoolchildren to walk to school and older Sims to walk to work.

Beginning with the base game, Sims in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 had the ability to walk between lots. In addition to walking, Sims can also choose running or jogging.

Walking styles Edit

In The Sims 4, players are able to set a Sim's walk styles in Create a Sim. Walk styles available in Sims 4 Create a Sim demo and Sims 4 base game are: Default walk style, Perky walk, Snooty walk, Swagger walk, Feminine walk, Tough walk, Goofy walk, Sluggish walk, and Bouncy walk. Patch 46 added the Creepy walk style featured for The Sims 4: Vampires game pack.

Sims in The Sims 4 will also walk differently than their chosen walk style if they are tired or their bladder need is low.


  1. Magic Town is an exception to this. When a Sim visits a Magic Town community lot, townies and neighborhood Sims will use the Holes in the Ground to enter and leave.