How to download The Sims 4 for free via Steam or on consoles

The Sims 4 is free on PC/Mac and consoles (IMDB)

The Sims 4 has been free to download since October 18, 2022.

As part of a special live event to celebrate the change, EA Games also announced more about what’s in the works and the future of The Sims, like the next game Project Rene.

That game is still a long way off, though. For now, here’s how to download The Sims 4 for free.

How to download The Sims 4 for free

You can download The Sims 4 on your PC for free, either through the EA app, Steam, or Origin.

The base game is completely free, although you still have to pay for any expansion packs or additional mods you want to use to customize your gaming experience.

Steam is the easiest way to download The Sims 4 for free; just search for the game on Steam, where you’ll find it listed and available for free download.

If you’re playing on a console, you can go to the game store for your console and search for The Sims 4 to grab it for free there as well.

PC Requirements For The Sims 4

While you don’t need the latest graphics card or higher-end gaming PC to play The Sims 4, there are some recommended settings that EA says will provide a smooth gaming experience.

The Sims 4 requires 18GB of free space, but you might also want to consider saving space for expansions and mods you might add later.

Minimum

  • Operating System: 64 bit required. Windows 10

  • Processor (CPU): 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-3220 (2 cores, 4 threads), AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz (4 cores) or better

  • Memory (RAM): At least 4 GB of RAM

  • Hard Drive (Free Space): At least 25 GB of free space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games.

  • Disc Drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only, for physical copies of the game.

  • Graphics Card (Video): 128MB Video RAM and Pixel Shader 3.0 support

  • Supported graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

  • DirectX version: DirectX 11 compatibility

  • Input: keyboard and mouse

  • Online Internet Connection Requirements: Required for game activation and optional for game updates

Recommended

  • Operating system: Windows 10 64 bit

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores) or faster, AMD Ryzen 5 or better

  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB RAM

  • Hard drive (free space): At least 50 GB of free space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

  • DVD drive: DVD-ROM drive required for installation from disc only

  • Graphics Card (Video): 1 GB Video RAM, NVIDIA GTX 650, AMD Radeon HD 7750 or better

  • Direct X version: DirectX 11 compatible

  • Input: keyboard and mouse

  • Internet connection: Required for game activation and optional for game updates

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