Right now you can get The Sims 4 base game for Windows and Apple PCs free until May 28, 2019. It’s available to download from Origin.com or through their clients for PC and Mac and usually costs $39.99.
Of course, the free base game does not include any expansions or game packs like the popular City Living, Parenthood, and Cats and Dogs. The Sims 4 is also part of EA’s Origin Access subscription program that provides early access to new games and expansions.
Fans of The Sims‘ previous releases may opt to purchase the Digital Deluxe edition for $49.99 that includes The Sims 4 Up All Night Digital Content, The Sims 4 Life of the Party Digital Content, The Sims 4 Awesome Animal Hats Digital Content, and The Sims 4 Digital Soundtrack.
The Sims 4 requires a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent processor with at least 2GB RAM/14GB storage and another 1GB for custom content and saved games. However, for optimal playing Origin suggests 4GB RAM/18GB storage along with an Intel core i5, AMD Athlon X4 processor and NVIDIA GTX 650 or better video card.
Required Windows operating systems include Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, but 64 Bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 is recommended.
On Mac, users need to running OSX 10.7.5 (Lion) but 10.9 or later is recommended.