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Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

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Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Game Time lineup on Origin, meaning that you can download and play the game as much as you want for 48 hours before deciding whether or not you want to drop any actual money it.

Game Time is kind of like On the House, but less permanent: Instead of keeping the game forever and ever, you get what is essentially a time-limited demo. The clock won't start ticking until you run the game for the first time, but once it begins it ticks away in real-time, so you'll probably want to leave it until you can get some solid sessions in. Any progress you make during your free time will be saved, so if you like what you see and decide to spring for it, you'll be able to pick up where you left off when the timer hits zero.

To get your Sims 4 freebie, point your browser at Origin's Game Time page and click—you guessed it—the "Get It Now" button. You'll also notice while you're there that you can do the same with Battlefield 4, Titanfall, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

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.