How to Play The Sims 4 for Free on PC, Mac, PlayStation, and Xbox

If you're a fan of life simulation games, you'll be happy to hear that The Sims 4 has officially gone free to play. Although the expansion packs and DLCs will still cost money, you can download the base game for free and start playing today.


If you're wondering how to get access to the title yourself, take a look at our download guide below. With EA already teasing it's next Sims game, Project Rene, now is a great time to start playing the latest installment in the series.

[H2]How to Download The Sims 4 for Free on PC, Mac, and Consoles[/H2]

Downloading the game on a PS5 and Xbox is pretty straight forward, but if you're hoping to pick up your free copy on Mac or PC, there are a few extra steps you have you have to go through. This is primarily due to the new EA app that is replacing Origin.

How to Download on PC


  • Go to the EA website to downlaod the EA app
  • Sign into your EA account or create a new account
  • Search for 'The Sims 4' using the search bar
  • Go to the Sims 4 store page to download the game for free.

How to Download on Mac


  • Go to the EA website to downlaod the Origin app
  • Sign into your Origin account or create a new account
  • Search for 'The Sims 4' using the search bar
  • Go to the Sims 4 store page to download the game for free.

How to Download on PS4 / PS5


  • Go to the PlayStation Home screen
  • Navigate to the PlayStation store page
  • Search for 'The Sims 4' and download them game

How to Download on Xbox One / Series X/S


  • Go to the Xbox Home screen
  • Navigate to the Xbox store page by scrolling to the bottom of the screen
  • Search for 'The Sims 4' and download them game
[H2]How to Get Started In The Sims 4[/H2]

If you're new the Sims franchise, it can be a bit daunting to get started. Luckily, we already have a full Sims 4 Wiki guide to help you out with some solid tips for getting started. Here are a few guides that can help put you on the right path.

Creating a Character



The first thing you're going to want to do create your Sim. This can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. You can choose the gender, bone structure, skin tone, voice, clothing, and even their aspirations. Your Sim will set the tone and direction of your gameplay.

Understanding the Interface



The next thing you'll need to have a firm grasp of is the interface in The Sims 4. The interface is a bit different than previous installments of the game, but it's fairly straightforward. You will be essentially interacting with objects and other sims. You will also need to pay attention to emotions and personal statuses.

Making Use of Cheats



Although not necessary to play the game, cheats are one of the best ways to play your way. These will help you do just about everything, from accelerating pregnancy to gaining unlimited money. Take a look at our guides below to start cheating:


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