The Sims 4 is free on PC for a limited time

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, May 22, 2019.



    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!

    Sep 13, 2009
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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

    Nov 8, 2008
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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

    MeAndHax GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 7, 2017
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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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    Jan 7, 2015
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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

    chartube12 Captain Chaz 86

    Mar 3, 2010
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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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    Oct 11, 2011
    Here's to hoping The Sims 3 will become free once.
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  8. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    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 See i would put something here if i knew what to

    Jan 19, 2019
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    This is what you should do instead of buying or downloading any fucking game from ea
  10. gohan123

    gohan123 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 26, 2012
    I can gift it to someone but can't buy it for myself...
  11. Mr. Looigi

    Mr. Looigi Where’s food?

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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

    coppertj GBAtemp Regular

    May 26, 2017
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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
    Last edited by coppertj, May 22, 2019
  13. Pixen

    Pixen Newbie

    Jan 21, 2019
    So around 429€ here in Sweden for the complete package. Nice try.
    Last edited by Pixen, May 22, 2019
  14. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

    Aug 27, 2009
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    inside your crappy old PC
    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

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

    Feb 17, 2006
    I'll take it!
  16. Daisy

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    Aug 17, 2015
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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

    Redferne GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 28, 2015
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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

    MiiJack GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2016
    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.