Gaming fans of EA’s popular life simulation franchise ‘The Sims’ can now download ‘The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection’ for free from Origin.

‘The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection’ download contains ‘The Sims 2’ game as well as every single expansion pack and stuff pack previously pack released for the game.

Interested shoppers can log into their Origin account (new members can download and install Origin here) and select ‘Redeem Product Code’ from the ‘Game’ tab. Origin members can enter code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS to begin their ‘The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection’ download free of charge.

Previously, EA had announced on July 16th that ‘The Sims 2’ would be “retired” and offered owners of the game the opportunity to upgrade their copy to the ‘Ultimate Collection’ for free at Origin. Last night, EA announced at their Help Center that ‘The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection’ is now available to everyone for free download from Origin until July 31st, 2014 until 10AM PDT.

Since its retirement, ‘The Sims 2’ and ‘Ultimate Collection’ expansion pack are no longer available on the Origin website; shoppers can only get their free copy via the I-LOVE-THE-SIMS promo code. It looks like EA is making virtual room for their highly anticipated September 2nd, 2014 release of ‘The Sims 4,’ their newest and biggest installment of ‘The Sims’ franchise yet.

Have you downloaded your free copy of ‘The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection’ from Origin yet?

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