If you’ve got ever dreamed of wrangling the lives of little laptop individuals into abject distress and smash (or one thing nicer, I suppose), however nonetheless have a Sims-shaped gap in your video games library for some motive, you may be to know that The Sims 4 is presently free on PC.
When The Sims 4 launched again in 2014, it was extensively thought-about to be slightly on the scant facet, having ditched options from earlier video games – most notably the open-world construction of its predecessor – to create a extra compact, focussed life sim expertise. That’s to not say it was a dud, although; the collection’ infinite loops of busywork had been as mesmerising ever, and considerably bolstered by highly effective character customisation, constructing, and social instruments, that positioned a lot higher emphasis on personalisation and creativity.
These days, in fact, The Sims 4 is a significantly extra substantial expertise than it was at launch, courtesy of six growth packs, seven Game Packs, 14 Stuff Packs, and a raft of free updates – though, at 34.99 per growth, 17.99 per Game Pack, and 9.99 per Stuff Pack, going all-in is an costly proposition.
Even so, and I say this as somebody who lately tumbled proper again down The Sims 4 gap after a protracted interval away, there is a more-than-decent quantity of leisure to be discovered within the omniscient manipulations of the bottom recreation alone, significantly for these of a artistic disposition. So in the event you’ve been curious to familiarise (or reacquaint) your self with the collection, now might be the right time whereas The Sims 4 is discounted to zero pence on Origin.
You will, unsurprisingly, want an Origin account to redeem your Sims 4 freebie, and the promotion continues till May 28th.