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EA Releases List of Free Games for SimCity Buyers

In light of the rocky SimCity launch, EA has just released a list of free games that buyers can choose from for sticking with them through the rough times. Players will be able to choose from the following:

  • Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

Here's the full e-mail letter:

Our SimCity Mayors are incredibly important to the team at Maxis. We know we messed up and want to sincerely thank you for staying with us. The good news is we have solved most of the major issues and players are really enjoying the game. We're getting great feedback from our fans and know that many of you are having fun and are exploring this whole new expression of SimCity.

As a small token of our appreciation, we are offering you a free EA PC game download on Origin*. Mayors who have authenticated their copy of SimCity on Origin by March 25 can select a free game through a redemption portal inside the Origin desktop client later this week. We'll be opening up the redemption portal country-by-country so some of you may see it a little sooner than others. The portal will be live worldwide for everyone to select their game by March 22.

We don't want any of you to miss out your free game, so please note that you must register your copy of SimCity before March 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST and you must claim your free game by March 30, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. For more information, including instructions on how to get your free game and a list of eligible games, please read our FAQ. We've included some of the hottest games in the EA portfolio, so pick one and add it to your Origin library on us!


So if you've weathered the storm, be sure to grab your free title. The free game portal will be rolling out in waves, and it will be available in the following regions by these dates:

  • North America by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Wednesday, March 20.
  • Europe by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Thursday, March 21.
  • Asia & South America by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Friday, March 22.

If you've been playing and are stumbling on mechanics, look no further than our SimCity Wiki over at Gamepedia! At this player-maintained reference, you'll find an ever-increasing amount of information on City Specializations, buildings, regions, mechanics, public services, and more! Don't miss out on this indispensable resource for your gameplay.


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