SimCity Free Game List Announced: Includes Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3
A free copy of some of EA’s biggest titles including Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 is on offer to all SimCity players by way of ‘sincere apology’ for the game’s server issues at launch.
Starting today (Monday, March 18) every player that has activated their copy of SimCity will get an email telling them how to claim one of the following games for free via EA’s Origin service:
- Battlefield 3
- Bejeweled 3
- Dead Space 3
- Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
- Need For Speed: Most Wanted
- Plants Vs Zombies
- SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition
All are the standard edition of the game except for SimCity 4.
To be eligible, players must register their game by March 25, and claim their game by March 30.
The games are being given out by EA to try to make up for SimCity’s crippling launch issues, which saw some players in queues of more than 30 minutes just to play in single-player.
While the firm claimed the game had to be online at all times to run, one player allegedly hacked the game to run offline.
A statement issued by EA said: “Our SimCity Mayors are incredibly important to the team at Maxis.
“We sincerely apologize for the difficulties at launch and hope to make it up to you with a free PC game download from Origin.
“We’re getting great feedback from our fans and know that many of you are having fun and exploring this whole new expression of SimCity.
“We’re humbled by your patience and passion for the game. Thanks for building something very special with us, together.”