While there are many popular video game franchises out there, few have resonated with such a worldwide following, for such a long time, as The Sims.
Regardless of whether you’re a tried and true gamer, or you’ve never touched a computer outside of checking your email, there’s a pretty big chance that you at least know what The Sims is.
The game is all about creating a fictional character which has to go through all the different stages of life. Players can dress them up, buy them houses and properties, get them a job and send them to work, and virtually anything else that they can think of.
One of the reasons for which the series is so popular is because it is an active response to the age-old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Many children got an opportunity to actively put that question to the test, having their Sim become whatever they’d like to do when they grow up.
You can now play The Sims 4 for free
While most people that know and love the franchise have already played countless hours of The Sims 4, there are still out there that might have not had the opportunity to do so.
After all, some have real jobs to go to before they can take care of their fictional jobs and families. Ultimately, those that would like a crack at The Sims 4 without paying can check out the free trial which is now available on EA Access.
The free trial for The Sims 4 has been promised for a while now, but it’s finally here.
What’s EA Access?
EA Access is a service platform launched by the game company EA (which also publishes The Sims). On this platform, users get to try out all the various games put out by EA even a week before they officially release to the public.
Members pay a monthly subscription fee and get to play a bunch of games as a benefit. One of the games they can play is The Sims 4. While users might get all kinds of discounts for EA titles, some, like The Sims 4, are also available to try for free. So, it’s not fully free option but rather a way to utilize the “EArly” Access features. EA had received a public backlash for the way it’s monetizing its games, and knowing that they make the most money on the add-ons and DLC packs for The Sims 4, we’re sure they’ll be fine with it.
It’s great that a well-known franchise has made its way to the platform. This gives parents the perfect excuse to introduce their kids to The Sims without paying at first, so it’s a great opportunity.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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