If you spent your childhood playing The Sims (and you’ve carried your love for him well into adulthood), you’ll be delighted to hear that EA Games officially offers The Sims 4 away free today!
That’s right, you don’t need to wait for the game to drop in price to make it yours.
It’s now available to download and play without you having to spend a single penny, so get ready to create your Sim families and cause chaos…
EA confirmed that starting today (Tuesday October 18) you will be able to download your own copy of the popular game for PC, Mac and consoles including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S.
Speaking about making the beloved game free to play, EA said: “We’ve welcomed millions of players to The Sims™ and watched in awe as they unleash their imaginations, discover and connect with ideas, experiences and versions of themselves, both in the game and in real life.
“Our community has continued to inspire us with the billions of unique Sims they’ve created, the countless stories they’ve told, and the extraordinary builds they’ve designed.
“We are excited to continue to welcome more players than ever to create new stories and explore without limits.
“The Sims has always been about celebrating new ways to play and offers so many possibilities to discover. Starting October 18, 2022, The Sims 4 base game will be available for all new players to download for free.” .
If you bought the game before and now you feel a little bad, don’t worry, there is something for you too. You’ll be able to get a free furniture expansion pack to soften the blow.
The Sims 4 it was released in 2014, so it’s fair to assume that almost everyone who wanted the game has already bought it.
But by making it free for all, EA probably hopes to attract a large number of new players who can then purchase the many expansion packs available.
It’s a clever ploy when you think about it.
If you have never played The Sims before, a gift awaits you. You’ll start by creating your family of Sims in character creation, which is quite time consuming but honestly one of the best parts.
Here you can alter the appearance of your Sims, changing everything from hair color to tattoos to freckles.
Then the fun begins: your Sims will buy a house and you will be entirely responsible for their survival, and this means everything from making sure they go to the bathroom to making sure they eat when they’re hungry.
You can also have them build relationships with other Sims, which can eventually get them married and starting families of their own.
As cruel as it sounds, you might also be tempted to try the many different (and creative, if we may say so) methods of killing your Sims’ families.
This ranges from leaving them in a pool with no ladder to doing nothing when they inevitably set the kitchen on fire after cooking.
It’s evil, but it’s almost a rite of passage.
The world of The Sims is your oyster, have fun…
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