After recently ending official support for the PC version of 2004’s The Sims 2, Electronic Arts is now offering The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free on the Origin digital distribution service. The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection contains the original game, as well as 8 expansions and 10 “stuff packs”. Offer will remain available only until July 31st at 10 a.m. PDT, so act fast if you want to add this classic human-torment simulator to your Origin library.
The full list of eight expansions:
- Apartment Life
- Bon Voyage
- Open for Business
And the list of ten stuff packs:
- Celebration Stuff
- Family Fun Stuff
- Glamour Life Stuff
- H&M Fashion Stuff
- Happy Holiday Stuff
- Holiday Party Pack
- IKEA Home Stuff
- Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
- Mansion & Garden Stuff
- Teen Style Stuff
Since EA has ended the official support for the game, the company will no longer provide any new content or release any additional technical fixs for the game. Of course, however, existing owners will still be able to access their purchase after the end of the promotional period, and they can still contact EA Help if they encounter any issue with the game.
Free Download The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection @ Origin
To add the game, just follow these steps:
- Note, if you already have another version of The Sims 2 installed, make sure you backup your The Sims 2 saves and uninstall your version of The Sims 2, either automatically or manually, before following these directions.
- Start by downloading and installing Origin. If you already have Origin you can skip to step 3.
- Not an Origin member? Create a free Origin Account to get in the game.
- Launch Origin and log into your Origin Account.
- From the ‘Games’ tab in the Origin menu, select ‘Redeem Product Code’ and enter the code
- Log into Origin and download and play the game any time you want .
If you’re already an Origin member, you can also redeem your code online. Just visit the Origin code redemption page and log in to your Origin Account. Then enter I-LOVE-THE-SIMS in the ‘Product Code’ field. Remember, this code will available for redemption until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT.
EA is also offering PopCap’s uber-addictive puzzle game Peggle for free on Origin as part of the their “On the House” free game promotional program.
Thanks to Goodwin for informing me about this promo & sorry for my late to report it.