Okay, I agree not everybody's kind of game. But sure you have a niece or nephew who digs this, its a free game man. To promote the upcoming The Sims 4 , EA is making The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection available for free. You can find the details on how to grab the game from the Origin store at EA's website. This offer is valid until July 31st, 2014 at 10AM PDT.
Because you’re a passionate The Sims 2 player, we’re making The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection available free of charge to download to your Origin library. To add the game, just follow these steps:
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 I-LOVE-THE-SIMS
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.