EA Giving The Sims 2 Away for Free on Origin, Along With All 18 Expansions
A decade after its release, Electronic Arts is giving away The Sims 2 for free through Origin—along with every single expansion and stuff pack ever released.
EA recently announced it would end support for The Sims 2, meaning it will no longer release content or technical fixes for the game. It will continue to offer for support to those who contact the company for help, but the game as it exists today will remain unchanged going forward (barring any efforts made by the modding community). EA contacted Sims 2 owners recently, informing them of the news and offering a free upgrade to the newly created The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection.
That same collection is now being offered to all Origin users for free for a limited time. To get it, simply open Origin, select the “Redeem Product Code” option from the menu, and enter the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS. You have until July 31 at 10AM Pacific to redeem the code to your Origin account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for free.
Ultimate Collection includes the base Sims 2 game along with “every single The Sims 2 expansion pack and stuff pack.” The list of content that entails, as a result, is comically long: There have been eight expansion packs (which add new functionality and major features) and ten stuff packs (which, as you might guess, contain various stuff—primarily clothing and furniture) released since The Sims 2’s launch in 2004.
You never get to the point where you think “I am the adult”, but you do get to the point where you think “I’ve dealt with this before.” The older you get, the higher and higher the percentage is of things you’ve already been through. Have you ever changed a tire? Had a flat tire? Someday, you might, and the next time it happens, you’ll know what to do, since you’ve already done it.
-My dad. I’m 24, and asked if you ever shake the feeling of not being an adult, and this was his response. Probably the most comforting thing he could have said.