The critic career was a new introduction to the sims 4 when The Sims 4: City Living came out. This is one career that can be really interesting because it’s different from most careers we’ve been given in game, and I really enjoy some of the unlockables you receive!

Working From Home

One of the best parts about the critic career is that you have the ability to work from home which can be extremely valuable if your sim needs to stay at home with their kids, or you just want to not send them to work everyday.

Each day an hour before your sim is scheduled to start working a popup will appear that will ask you if you want to go to work or work from home on that particular day. Then, your work panel will show the different tasks that you need to perform in order to keep your boss satisfied and earn your payment for a job well done.

Each time you complete a task you’ll be given a payment and sometimes if you complete all the tasks you can be given a little bonus at the start of the next work day.

The option to work from home is awesome however, it can sometimes take a lot longer for your sim to get promoted using this method.

If you just can’t wait to get a promotion in the critic career, we’ve got you covered. Press ctrl + shift + C to open up the cheat box and type in testingcheats on so that all cheats will work. And then type in careers.promote adult_critic and you’ll go up a rank!

Traits For The Critic Career

If you’re thinking of going into the critic career, creative is always a good option since it helps your sims write more quickly and you’ll be constantly writing articles. It’s also helpful to grow your painting skill and writing skill.

You can also choose the foodie trait if your sim is going into the food critic branch just to give them that extra edge when doing food reviews.

Critic Career Levels

There are only 3 levels of the critic career before you get to the point where you can choose a branch, listed below are the first 3 ranks of the critic career as well as all relevant information including your pay, and when you’d work:

Rank1
Job Title Paper Deliverer
Hourly Wage§21/Hour
ScheduleS M T W T F from 5-11 AM
Daily Pay §105
Promotion Tasks Practice Writing, Level Up Writing
Promotion Rewards None
Rank2
Job TitleStory Researcher
Hourly Wage§29/Hour
ScheduleM W T S from 10AM-5PM
Daily Pay§203
Promotion TasksReach Writing Level 2, Write a Column
Promotion Reward§241
Rank3
Job TitleBeat Reporter
Hourly Wage§34/Hour
ScheduleM W T S 10AM-5PM
Daily Pay§238
Promotion Tasks Reach Level 3. Writing, Write Column
Promotion Reward Recommend local hangout interaction, Respond to mail (phone/computer), §283

Art Critic Branch

The art critic is the first of two branches for the critic career in the sims 4. The description for the art critic career says “set the standard for all artistic endeavors” which says a lot about the career as a whole.

You’ll find yourself having to go into the city and review performances made by sims in the street (note: karaoke doesn’t count as a performance, only people who are playing instruments are eligible).

A benefit of being in the art critic branch is that you’ll receive a discount on any art that you buy from build/buy once you reach level 8 of the career.

Art Critic Branch Levels

There are 7 levels of the art critic branch of the critic career and they are as follows:

Rank4
Job TitleSnooty Pundit
Hourly Wage§47/Hour
ScheduleF S S T W 12-5PM
Daily Wage§235
Daily Tasks Reach Music/Comedy Level 2, Reach Painting Level 2, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§283, Review Performance
Rank5
Job TitleShow Scout
Hourly Wage§66/Hour
ScheduleF S S T W 4pm – 9pm
Daily Wage§330
Daily Tasks Reach Music/Comedy Level 3, Reach Writing Level 4, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§331, Study Art Interaction
Rank6
Job TitleRefined Reviewer
Hourly Wage§93/Hour
ScheduleF S S T W 4pm – 9pm
Daily Wage§465
Daily Tasks Reach Painting Level 3, Reach Writing Level 5, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§463, Praise Art Interaction, Room with a view Wall Painting
Rank7
Job TitleCultural Connoisseur
Hourly Wage§130/Hour
ScheduleF S S T W 12pm – 5pm
Daily Wage§650
Daily Tasks Reach Painting Level 4, Reach Music/Comedy Level 5, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§649, Snub Art Interaction, True Performer’s Performance Space
Rank8
Job TitleChief Critic
Hourly Wage§182/Hour
ScheduleF S S T W 12pm – 5pm
Daily Wage§910
Daily Tasks Reach Writing Level 7, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§908, Critically Connected Perk (20% off all art in buy mode), unlcok Yes It’s Art Room
Rank9
Job TitleSyndicated Superstar
Hourly Wage§273/Hour
ScheduleM W F S 12pm – 5pm
Daily Wage§1365
Daily Tasks Reach Writing Level 8, Reach Painting Level 6, Reach Music/Comedy Level 6, Review Performance/Write Column
Promotion Reward§1090
Rank10
Job TitleGrand Steward of the Arts
Hourly Wage§454/Hour
ScheduleM W F 12pm – 5pm
Daily Wage§2270
Daily Tasks N/A
Promotion Reward§1090, Street Performer’s Corner Room Unlock, The Critical Throne

Food Critic Branch

If you decide to have your food critic work from home, you’ll find your tasks including things like going to restaurants and reviewing the food and drinks but sometimes you’ll find yourself only having to write an article or do another small task that don’t involve going to a restaurant.

Your sim will also unlock the interaction to Improve Dish to improve the quality of any meal. You can also get reader letters in the mail which can have either a positive or negative effect on your sim.

Since you’ll be working on food articles, you need to make sure your sim increases both their cooking and their gourmet cooking skill. Since you’re a food critic, you’ll find that most of the food your sims cook is higher quality.

Food Critic Branch Levels

There are 7 levels of the food critic branch that are as follows:

Rank4
Job TitleChow Chaser
Hourly Wage§49/Hour
ScheduleM – F 10am – 4pm
Daily Wage§294
Daily Tasks Reach Cooking Level 3, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§438, Spare Utensils Wall Plaque, Review Food and Drink Interaction
Rank5
Job TitleFood Stall Frequenter
Hourly Wage§73/Hour
ScheduleM – F 10am – 4pm
Daily Wage§438
Daily Tasks Reach Cooking Level 5 and Writing Level 4, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§438, Laud Meal Interaction
Rank6
Job TitleRestaurant Rater
Hourly Wage§110/Hour
ScheduleM – F 1pm – 7pm
Daily Wage§660
Daily Tasks Reach Gourmet Cooking Level 2 and Writing Level 5, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§657, Belittle Meal Interaction
Rank7
Job TitleLocal Gourmand
Hourly Wage§164/Hour
ScheduleM – F 1pm – 7pm
Daily Wage§984
Daily Tasks Reach Gourmet Cooking Level 4, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§986, This Cake is No Lie Painting
Rank8
Job TitleExpert Epicurean
Hourly Wage§230/Hour
ScheduleM – F 10am – 4pm
Daily Wage§1380
Daily Tasks Reach Writing Level 7, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§1380, Improve Dish Interaction
Rank9
Job TitleKitchen’s Worst Nightmare
Hourly Wage§345/Hour
ScheduleM T T F 10am – 4pm
Daily Wage§2070
Daily Tasks Reach Writing Level 8, Reach Gourmet Cooking Level 6, Write Column or Review Food or Drink
Promotion Reward§1656
Rank10
Job TitleCurator of the Finest Flavors
Hourly Wage§441/Hour
ScheduleM T T F 11am – 4pm
Daily Wage§2205
Daily Tasks N/A
Promotion Reward§1762, Golden Bowl of Fruit, Only the Best Dining Room

Final Thoughts

The critic career in the sims 4 is a lot of fun and can be a really option job option for your sims if you have the desire to work from home, or if you just want to have an interesting career that’s different from things like the business career. Have you ever worked as a critic in the game? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.