Here's The Code To Receive 'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' Free From EA, No Strings Attached - HotHardware
Here's The Code To Receive 'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' Free From EA, No Strings Attached

Here's The Code To Receive 'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' Free From EA, No Strings Attached

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.
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Nostalgia! Thanks for the awesome tip!

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

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

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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

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Thanks!

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Worked well.

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

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Cameron James Davis

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Just wish it supported a GTX780 :P

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

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

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

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

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

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I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

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Stupid question: Where do you find it on the site? I searched, no results.

Gaming n00b. :-)

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ChristopherT.:

Stupid question: Where do you find it on the site? I searched, no results.

Gaming n00b. :-)

Found it, finally. Big Smile

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as much as I love free games... I cant get myself to do it. I prob wont play at all lol

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAH! Thanks! I used to play the original Sims a lot.

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Very nice game! glad its going free :) Such good times on this game

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Thank you for doing something good EA. About to go relive some times.

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Not worth. Not a fan of the series and Origin is miserable.

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Haha, Having nice things is such a burden sometimes:P

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Awesome. My wife loves Sims 3, but shes kinda got bored of it and it doesn't really work so well on my PC. Hopefully Sims 2 will revitalize her passion for Sims by playing it on max settings with all 18 expansions. Thx EA, I can't wait for Sims 4 (once I upgrade my PC of course)

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Is it multiplayer?

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