EA is giving The Sims 4 away for free on PC for a limited time. This is The Sims 4 Standard Edition, so you just get the base game without any of the expansions. Still, even getting the base game for free is surely an offer that’s too good to turn down.
How to Get The Sims 4 for Free on PC
You can get The Sims 4 for free until May 28, 2019. It’s available for both Windows and Mac, and all you need is an Origin account. Which is also free. Once downloaded the game will be yours to keep, even after May 28 has come and gone.
— The Sims (@TheSims) May 21, 2019
You can grab your free copy of The Sims 4 either through the Origin client or the online storefront. However, some users are reporting issues claiming their free copy through the Origin client, so just visit The Sims 4 page on the Origin storefront.
Once there, you should see a banner saying, “The Sims 4 is FREE for a limited time”. If so, just click “Get it Free” and you’ll be able to download The Sims 4 to keep forever. If you can’t see the banner then you’re too late and you’ve missed out on a nice freebie.
As The Sims 4 was released in 2014, the minimum specs shouldn’t be a problem. On Windows, The Sims 4 will work on XP (SP3) and upwards with just 2GB of RAM. On Mac, The Sims 4 will work on macOS X 10.7.5 and upwards with at least 4GB of RAM.
Is EA About to Announce The Sims 5?
EA isn’t being completely charitable here. Giving the game away for free may entice you to invest in the various expansion packs for The Sims 4, which will cost you cold, hard cash. Or perhaps EA is gearing up to announce The Sims 5 and hoping to generate interest ahead of time.
Even though The Sims 4 has been out for a number of years perhaps you’re still playing The Sims 3 for reasons known only to you. If so then here are the big differences between The Sims 3 and The Sims 4. Possibly just in time for The Sims 5 to supersede both.