The Sims FreePlay gets Adulthood update, we guide you through it

With all the neglect we’ve seen the Xbox Windows Phone versions of multiplatform games receive, Electronic Arts’ treatment of The Sims FreePlay is nothing short of amazing. Since debuting in September of last year, FreePlay has been updated four times already. These updates contain more than simple bug fixes. They tweak the gameplay and add new content and quests to the game. Each time FreePlay receives a major update on iOS and Android, a Windows Phone update follows closely behind.

The latest Sims FreePlay to arrive adds two huge new quests: “Adulthood” and “Seniors.” By completing these quests, players can advance their teenage Sims to adulthood and even grow regular Sims into wrinkly old elderly Sims. More details and quest walkthroughs after the break!


Up until now, FreePlay’s Sim children could advance in age but they couldn’t become adults. Thanks to the “Adulthood” quest, it’s now possible for the little ‘uns to grow up. You must be level 19 or higher to participate in this quest. It consists of the following goals:

  • Send a Sim to the Park
  • Rearrange Chess Board... (8 hours)
  • Hide in the Park Toilet (4 hours, but counts as completed instantly)
  • Bring a second Sim to the Park
  • Continue Playing Chess (4 hours)
  • Ridicule another Sim (3 hours 12 minutes)
  • Stare vacantly into the Park Fountain (1 day)
  • Dance to Electronica (music) in the Park (5 hours)
  • Have 3 Sims in the Park
  • Complain to a Sim (1 minutes)
  • Mock another Sim (1 day)
  • Grill Em All on the BBQ (8 hours)
  • Call a Sim to the Swim Centre
  • Use the Slide (7 seconds)
  • Drink an Energy Drink at the Swim Centre (30 minutes)
  • Ridicule the Trophy Case (1 day)
  • Send a Sim Home
  • Watch the News (star level dependent 3-5 minutes)
  • Confess to a Sim (30 minutes)
  • Clean up Trash (16 hours)
  • Have 5 Sims dance to a Park Stereo (5 hours but counts as completed immediately)

Complete “Adulthood” in one week after starting it to unlock the Fashion Pack for your adult Sims. These new outfits are available in the Salon or when creating a Sim.


Complete the “Seniors” quest and your adult Sims can finally turn into senior citizens like Windows Phone Central’s own George Ponder (I kid). Just what you always wanted, right? You must be level 21 or higher to complete this quest.

  • Send a Sim to the Swimming Centre
  • Feed the Pigeons (2 seconds)
  • Investigate Pigeons (7 minutes)
  • Wait for a Senior on a Park Bench (3 minutes 20 seconds)
  • Investigate THE DOOR in the Park (10 sec)
  • Welcome senior Sim (Welcome future-self! 5 seconds)
  • Talk to a senior (1 minute)
  • Stand on the X (4 seconds)
  • Complain to a Senior (1 minute)
  • Warn Simanity on a Soap Box (1 day)
  • Complain to a senior (1 minute)
  • Be nice to future-self (1 minute)
  • Search garbage for cupcake (2 hours) (Kick over the trash can first.)
  • Search garbage for cupcakes of doom II (16 hours) (This can be the same trash can you just kicked over.)
  • Dispose of cupcake (25 seconds) (Use the same trash can as before.)
  • Send present-self to the park
  • Be nice to future-self (1 minute)
  • Dance with future-self (10 seconds)
  • Be nice to future-self (1 minute)
  • Visit the Snow Park
  • Go ice skating (devoted dance, 1 day)
  • Snowball fight at Snow Park (2 hours)
  • Talk to the senior (1 minute)(Located in the park)
  • Build the Bingo Hall on the island (36 hours) (Must be level 21)
  • Partake in a 24hour Fishathon (24 hours)
  • Complain to future-self (1 minute)
  • Get 5 Sims together in a house
  • Woohoo with a Sim (5 minutes)
  • Be nice to future-self (1 minute)

Finish “Seniors” within three days of starting it to unlock the Limited Edition Exercise Bike for Seniors.

More changes

As usual, the update brings a few more changes to the game:

  • “Needle and Thread” – Starting on February 3rd, players of level 23 or higher can enjoy the new hobby of sewing.
  • “Bird Feeding” – Starting on February 19th, players of level 25 or higher can unlock a pet bird and participate in this new hobby.
  • The Bingo Hall unlocks within the Mysterious Island after completing the Seniors quest. Glad they’re making the island more useful!
  • New houses: Renovator’s Dream, Two tory Unfurnished House, and Three Story Unfurnished House
  • Fashion designing no longer requires players to complete a minigame when designing clothes. Thank goodness!
  • The Fashion and Dress Shop is now called the Costume and Swim Shop. The Hair Salon is now just the Salon.
  • The SimTracker menu has been revamped to include the age group of each Sim.
  • The Quest Tracker at the bottom of the screen displays only the number of active tasks now, not the actual goal descriptions. Select the Tracker to see your current goals.
  • When a Sim fishes and gets eaten by a giant fish, it takes longer to escape from the fish. Not an improvement.
  • When selecting an object to interact with, the object’s star value is now displayed above its name. Fancy!

Get your Sim on

Electronic Arts’ commitment to The Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone makes other mobile Xbox publishers (including Microsoft) look terrible by comparison. EA has grown FreePlay into not just a legitimate Sims game, but also one of the best free to play games out there.

If your phone has the memory to run it, try FreePlay today. And don’t miss our review, Achievement Guide, In-App Purchase Guide, and Teen Takeover update guide!

  • The Sims FreePlay – Windows Phone 8 (1 GB of RAM) – 553 MB – Free – Store Link

Thanks to Eric DiDomenico for tipping us on the update!

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!