SimCity 2000 Special Edition is free on Origin

SimCity 2000

You like free stuff, right? Of course you do. Everybody does. Do you like SimCity 2000? That's a different matter entirely. But since it's now free on Origin, we loop back to the first question, and thus find the answer to the second: Yes, of course you do.

The SimCity 2000 Special Edition is the latest addition to Origin's On the House lineup, meaning its free, with no limits and no catches. Well, there is one limit: The offer only stands for so long, and once it's over the price goes back to six bucks. Get it before then, though, and you've got it forever—or at least until Origin goes the way of the dodo.

The interesting/exciting thing about the freebie time limit is that, as far as I can tell, there's no way of knowing when it will be up. As EA puts it, "Make sure to act fast because On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time."

So, here it is: The SimCity 2000 Special Edition, free on Origin. Don't dawdle.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.