What is it about an old school computer game that turns the calmest, nicest human into a deranged murderer? From purposely drowning people in Roller Coaster Tycoon, feeding guests to the lions in Zoo Tycoon, and doing all kinds of freaky things in any of The Sims games, our compassion for human life goes right out the window when it comes to computer animated people.
But, that's also what makes playing the games so much fun. On March 20, Reddit user sebbysir asked the people of Reddit, "What's the worst thing you've ever done to a Sim in The Sims?," and the answers definitely win all the WTF awards on the planet, which we rated on a 😱 scale.
The fire-and-feces-paloozaElectronic Arts
"I made Pablo and his 7 kids move into a 21 square home. Once they were in, I removed the door and put a dozen stoves in a row. The feces built up until a stove caught on fire and I watched Pablo try to run from the fire like the blank spot in a '15 puzzle,' pushing the children toward the fire. When they were all dead, I put in a door and Pablo escaped.
I then rebuilt an outdoor prison for him with only enough room to stand, surrounded by the graves of the children he sacrificed. He stood there on a growing pile of feces, his mood decaying and sobbing uncontrollably until he died from exhaustion." —kenabashi
The clone-ceptionElectronic Arts
"I made a town where everyone was a female clone of this one guy, moved that guy in, and had him slowly move his way through impregnating every one of his clones." —hasafewbuckstospare
The H.H. Holmes house of horrorsElectronic Arts
"Giant two story maze, room in the middle of the bottom floor had a fridge and the one up top had a toilet. It took 48 Sim hours to get through the maze. Edit: just remembered maze was 1x1 and contained mostly people from WWII." —Noopyscroopsmcdoops
The sad fatherElectronic Arts
"He was tired so I made him drink coffee over and over cup after cup he pissed himself constantly, cried and became depressed until he dropped dead leaving his baby orphaned to die alone in her crib." —coZZmo
The lost Twilight fan fiction about Edward and Bella making crappy parents
"I had a vampire couple that had triplets. They couldn't get up during the day to take care of the babies because they would burn up and start to die, even though I put no windows on the house. They were also really poor so they couldn't hire a nanny.
So the babies would cry, the vampires would wake up and try to take care of them quickly, then go back to their coffins. But the babies cried so much that eventually both parents died and the social worker took the kids away." —kaybee41906
The peewee PicassoElectronic Arts
"I would make a kid be a really good painter and then force them to paint the parents woohooing." —mewtools
The human zooElectronic Arts
"I make glass structures in my front yard and then throw a party. Slowly throughout the night I lure unsuspecting friends in the glass enclosures and delete the doors. My Sim then has a human zoo in his/her front yard. Every day on their way to and from work they get to see their friends suffering and pleading for help from behind the glass." —Cry-Cry-Cry
The 21st century Phantom of the OperaElectronic Arts
"We had, "The Beast". A horribly misfigured child who lived in the [attic]. No doors, no windows, no way out. He was left with a teddy bear, a fridge full of pizzas, and a toilet. Left there out of embarrassment by his family, he lived out his days curled up in the corner sad and alone. His only [solace] and comfort was his teddy bear." —Th3BlackLotus
The reverse FootlooseElectronic Arts
"I threw a party and invited everyone I knew into it and called them into the room. Suddenly the doors shut and a nightmarish hell began. All the stereos switched to that annoying kids music, the strobe lighting kicked in and the fireplaces lwere [sic] placed. The doors disappeared magically.
The Sims weren't allowed to leave the house. I had but three commandments: Anyone who does not dance dies, anyone who tries to put out the fires dies, and the last surviving member was allowed to live.
At least 30 Sims had to endure fire, starvation, piss covered floors, strobe lighting, kids music, windows that pointed directly outside to freedom, ghosts and rotten food for about two weeks ingame [sic]. One by one the Sims were picked off through horrific torture." —AlexSushiDog
The straight outta The X-Files fiascoElectronic Arts
"My friend and I created a new neighbourhood with just one family — two men and a woman. We decided we were going to populate the town with their descendants, so we used cheats to constantly get them alien pregnant, age the babies, and have them move out.
We ended up with a huge colony of alien-human hybrids. We ended up inviting everyone back individually, murdering them, and creating a huge graveyard with a headstone on every square of land. The three humans we started out with ended up dying of fright after being terrorized by all the ghosts of their hybrid children, and suddenly what was once a very populated town became completely devoid of any human life." —DIEmoviestars
The single toilet of doomElectronic Arts
"I built a very bland house. Basically a big square of unpainted walls without windows and only 1 door. Once I had the whole neighborhood trapped inside I remove[d] the only way out.
Inside the house, there was one refrigerator (no starving to death allowed) and, right in the center of the house, a single toilet. I wanted to see which Sims would unashamedly use the toilet in full view of everyone else. Most did not want to.
Slowly I would shrink the walls as people moved away from them forcing everyone closer and closer to that one, lone toilet.
The whole neighborhood, all fed and needing to use the toilet, nearly all too ashamed to user [sic] it standing around in a tight, confined space all staring at the toilet longingly. Many were standing in puddles. Woe betide them that fainted." —connain