​The Sims 4 – Now Free to Play

Sims 4 Free

Unleash your wildest imagination with The Sims 4 – now available for free!

Create an entire town that’s filled with your own unique Sims, customizing every detail from your Sims to their homes and beyond. Dress them up, shape them in your own style, make them act and look however you want, and watch as they live out each day.

Most people enjoy designing and building their dream homes complete with their fave furnishings and decor.

Explore different neighborhoods and meet other Sims, learning about their lives and going on spontaneous adventures. Manage the ups and downs of daily life and see what happens when you play out scenarios from your own real life.

Tell your stories your way, developing relationships, pursuing careers and life aspirations, immersing yourself in a unique world where the possibilities are truly ENDLESS.

​The Sims 4 Free Download: Official Trailer

Available on PC, Mac and consoles, it offers a whole new level of control over your Sims’ lives with a range of free options including Create-A-Sim, World Adventures and the Sims 4 Digital Deluxe edition.

You can also expand the content, getting more clothes, objects and hairstyles, with the game’s currency, via the store or from community-made mods and CAS. This gives you even more variety and customization options for your sims.

People love the Sims because it offers lifelike gameplay that allows players to develop their Sims’ personalities and relationships with other sims. And if you’re new, don’t worry, the built-in tutorial will have you mastering the basics in no time.

And the best part? It’s all free! So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about? Critics have praised the game’s engaging gameplay and deep Sim customization features, so you’re sure to have a blast!

​How do I create a Sims 4 character?

Unleash your creativity with The Sims 4 and create vibrant worlds all your own.

Give your Sims a name, gender, age, walking style, voice, aspirations, traits, and physical looks before you send them out into the virtual world.

​Build the perfect home

Get ready to build the home of your Sims’ dreams with the latest and greatest in customization options! With The Sims 4, you can create and manage your Sims’ lives like never before.

Start by entering Build Mode by pressing F3 or selecting the Build Mode button in the top right-hand menu. Choose a plot of land, and select the foundation tool to raise your house to new heights.

But don’t stop there, add some personality to your Sims’ abode with premade rooms and roof styles, and make sure to include all the necessities like a bed, couch, and appliances. And remember, a home is built by people, not just bricks, so let your Sims’ personalities shine through in their living space.

​How do I move forward in Sims 4?

The Sims 4 made it possible for you to set your Sim’s life spans to short, medium, or long in the gameplay settings. But, as we all know, time flies and before you know it, your Sims will be aging up.

You can age up your Sim anytime, just by whipping out a birthday cake and having them blow out the candles. Voila! Your Sims will automatically age up into the next life stage, unless they’re already an elder, of course.

Before you go ahead and light those candles, make sure you place that birthday cake in the centre of a table so your Sims can reach it. And, don’t forget to add the birthday candles automatically before your Sims have a chance to take a piece.

Once a piece is taken, you can’t add the birthday candles on to it.

Now, all that’s left for you to do is make a wish or blow out those candles and you’re good to go. And, if you’re ageing up a toddler, you’ll have to get an adult Sim to help them blow out the candles by selecting the option to do so when clicking on the cake. It’s that simple!

​Browse all The Sims 4 add-ons

Nine Expansion Packs, eight Game Packs, and 17 Stuff Packs are all available for purchase, and it can cost you as much as $700 to get the whole shebang. That’s a big price tag, but who needs all that extra stuff anyway?

Keep in mind those are official releases from EA. You’ll find plenty of lower cost, or free, community made content to add to your Sims everyday lives. You can have a blast with the base game and a few choice mods and custom content. Just ask me, I’ve got a few faves here that I just can’t live without!

​The Sims Mobile

The Sims Mobile is finally here, and it’s available on both Android and iOS. But before you get too excited, let’s talk about the catch – it’s free to play, but if you want the full experience, you’ll have to fork out some cash for in-game items. But hey, who doesn’t love a little splurge? From fancy outfits to decorating items, the possibilities are endless. And let’s not forget the Simicbols (SimsCoin) that can give you an edge in the game. But choose wisely, each item has its own strengths and weaknesses. So, are you ready to take the mobile Sims world by storm?

​Download The Sims 4 on PlayStation Store

The base game is now available for all platforms, including PS5 and PS4, at no cost. It’s as simple as searching the PlayStation Store and making sure you’ve got enough hard drive space.

If you’re an EA Play subscriber with an EA Account, you can download the EA Play Edition, complete with the Get to Work expansion pack. Just be warned, the full download is a whopper at 11 GB and the EA Play Edition is slightly larger at 12.82 GB.

​How to download The Sims 4 for free on Steam

Want the Sims 4 for free on Steam? Just make sure you’ve got a Steam account, open it up and BAM! The Sims 4 is there waiting for you.

Simply hit the “Get” button next to the “Free to Play” section on the game page. Then press the “Install Now” button on the “Free to Play” page and voila!

The Sims 4 is yours to play without spending a penny! Just don’t forget to launch the game after installation, ’cause otherwise, what’s the point?

​How to download The Sims 4 for free on Xbox

Get ready Xbox gamers! The Sims 4 is now available for free on Xbox Live!

All you gotta do is make sure your Xbox has an internet connection, log in to Xbox Live, head over to the Games section, find the Sims 4, hit that blue download button and voila! You’re ready to start living your virtual life to the fullest.

​Frequently Asked Questions

​Which Sims 4 expansion pack is best for beginners?

“Get to Work” is the first expansion pack you need to try if you’re new to The Sims 4. It’s packed with new features, objects, and interactions that’ll make your gameplay experience more fun and accessible.

“City Living,” “Showtime” and “Hotel” are just a few of the packs that’ll take your game to the next level. Each pack has its own unique theme and features, so it’s best to start with “Get to Work” before diving into the rest, trust me.

​Is Sims 5 coming out?

The Sims 5 is finally here (well, sort of), and it’s official, baby! Speculation has been running wild, but we can confirm that Project Rene is indeed the real deal. While we’re still a ways out from the release date, the team behind it spilled the tea during The Sims Summit.

The most exciting news? It’s gonna work on all platforms, even your phone and tablet. Plus, EA’s gone ahead and made The Sims 4 completely free to play on PC, Mac, and consoles. How’s that for a treat?

But here’s the thing, Project Rene, AKA The Sims 5, is still in early development. So don’t hold your breath for a release date just yet. Our bet? 2024. But hey, it’ll be worth the wait.