The Sims 4 is free on PC for a limited time

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    Need a little quirky simulation fun in your life? Then it's time to go grab The Sims 4, which is currently being offered for free on PC. If you haven't already gotten the chance to play the most recent entry in the Sims franchise, then you can now, by going over to EA's website and adding the game to your Origin account. You have until May 28th to grab a copy of The Sims 4. The base game itself has come a long way since its original 2014 release, adding terrain editing, more clothing options, and yes, pools were eventually brought back, in a free update. Meanwhile, there's over 14 paid content packs, which all enhance the experience. If you're looking to play The Sims 4 with every single one of its paid DLCs, you can at a cost, by subscribing to EA Origin Access, at $14.99 a month.

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  1. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Yeah, no. Even if they had my most favorite game or game series. (Plz no)
     
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  2. SkittleDash

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    ...No thanks... I already got it through... Other means. I said it once and I'll say it again. I'm not giving EA a penny. Sure, the game is free for now. But its DLC? Pff, it's laughable... DLC for DLC... No thanks.
     
  3. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    Kinda surprised it's not always free, wife wanted it a few years ago, I remember checking the price thinking I would just buy it so she doesn't have any problems with dlc compatibility, the dlc alone was over $100.
     
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  4. MeAndHax

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    Wait... I didn’t understand it..

    Can I keep the copy of the game after May 28th or no?
     
  5. Scarlet

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    Aye, you keep it.

    They gave away Sims 2 with all the DLC a while back and I still play it from time to time. I'd argue it's a better game than 4, even if it is a little rough around the edges nowadays.
     
  6. chartube12

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    Eventually they will sell the complete edition. Had done so for sims 1 & 2. 3 complete edition comes out soon.
     
  7. DinohScene

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    Here's to hoping The Sims 3 will become free once.
     
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  8. Tom Bombadildo

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    Don't care much for the Sims games myself, but my wife loves them. Nabbed it anyways, on both our accounts, so I guess that's nice. Shame all the DLC is so damn expensive, but eh whatever.
     
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  9. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    This is what you should do instead of buying or downloading any fucking game from ea
     
  10. gohan123

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    I can gift it to someone but can't buy it for myself...
     
  11. Mr. Looigi

    Mr. Looigi Yes and no

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    I’ve been wanting to get The Sims 4 for a long time, I got it right after I saw it in the free games thread. Probably not gonna play it for a few months. As for EA, I don’t think I’m making any actual purchases on that account I made yesterday :creep:
     
  12. coppertj

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    I'll grab the game ive been waiting for this to go free on ea origin thank god finally. I ain't buying the DLC I've seen the LGR videos. Way too much lack luster content compared to sims 2 and sims 3.

    I recently finally finished my sims 3 DLC collection on steam and I think I have seasons on ea origin cus I fucked up the key transfer. I know how to add the DLC to the steam game though so it's ok.

    OH man I wish I knew about that all my install discs are scratched
     
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  13. Pixen

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    So around 429€ here in Sweden for the complete package. Nice try.
     
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  14. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

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    i had that + pets for a while now then again for all the dlc is like 200+ no one in their right mind would pay for that
     
  15. eyeliner

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    I'll take it!
     
  16. Daisy

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    Tough call, given it's on Origin. Time to spend 20 minutes trying to remember my login details...
    Wish me luck
     
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  17. Redferne

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    Same here...
    I love how they put an * just after FREE but that * can't actually be found anywhere...
     
  18. MiiJack

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    Is it region specific?
     
  19. AlanJohn

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    Literally only good things in Sims 4 are the NSFW mods, and those don't require a legitimate copy. Also, other than graphics and art style, it's a downgrade to Sims 3. I'll pass.
     
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