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2014-07-27T11:33:54Z
Good news, gamers! Electronic Arts has decided to donate The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection to anyone and everyone in need of a game to play. That's right -- the title is completely free, provided you claim your copy by July 31, 2014 at 10AM PDT. After that, the freebie promotion disappears, though it probably won't be the last time EA does something like this.

So, that's the good news. And the bad? As you probably guessed, you have to claim and download the game through your Origin account. For some, that requirement is no big deal, but if you're turned off by EA's Origin service, this could be a deal killer. We suppose some of you might find that to be a string, but it's understandable that EA would want to deliver its game through its own digital distribution service.

The Sims 2
Image Source: Flickr (Sir Mildred Pierce)

If you're still interested, log into your Origin account (or create one) and click on the Games tab in the Origin menu. Once in there, select Redeem Product Code and type I-LOVE-THE-SIMS (including the dashes) in the Product Code field. Just like that, you're all set.

The timing of EA's freebie promotion comes a week after the publisher announced it was dropping support for the title, meaning no more new content, patches, or updates of any kind. It was a good run for the game, however, which was released nearly a decade ago.
ThomasTaege
2014-07-27T12:08:29Z

Nostalgia! Thanks for the awesome tip!

CDeeter
2014-07-27T12:39:30Z

Stephany Yaple check it out! This would run great on your computer :)

CDeeter
2014-07-27T12:42:20Z

Nice! My daughter loved this game. Now she can get the whole game for free :)

DonEdwardsJr
2014-07-27T12:45:57Z

I got blue screen when loading. Looked up blue screen crash code and it was my video drivers. And im using up to date drivers. Dont know uninstall. Game might not like 3 780ti in sli

TomasChuaJr
2014-07-27T13:09:45Z
DanielOrtega
2014-07-27T14:27:17Z
Drachen
2014-07-27T14:31:23Z

Got this a couple days ago. Was proud of EA for making the decision to do this.

JMeloni
2014-07-27T16:18:54Z

Cameron James Davis

MarkPointon
2014-07-27T16:41:41Z

Just wish it supported a GTX780 :P

CameronJamesDavis
2014-07-27T18:07:51Z

Seen it. probably wont play it unless we both can play together

DennisWilliams
2014-07-27T19:46:00Z

Awesome nice of EA to do that. The sims is a fun game.

2014-07-27T20:35:03Z

Worth a whirl if ever bored. Thanks for the news!

Inspector
2014-07-27T21:07:23Z

Redeemed... Probably won't be playing it anytime soon lol.

Mordymion
2014-07-27T21:39:36Z

Awesome! Played a ton of this when I was a kid.