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EA offering SimCity 2000 for free

Posted Dec 13, 2014 by Stan Rezaee
Electronic Arts is offering gamers the opportunity to download SimCity 2000, the acclaimed city-building simulator, for free through Origin.
A screenshot for SimCity 2013.
A screenshot for SimCity 2013.
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SimCity 2000 Special Edition features the original game along with the expansion packs. Also included is the Urban Renewal Kit along with better enhanced sound and music. This version of the game was released in 1995.
The game could only be downloaded and played using Origin, EA's own digital distribution and social networking platform. SimCity 2000 being available for free is only available for a limited time.
This announcement came around the same time as another special offer being made for PlayStation gamers. In honor of the PlayStation's 20th anniversary, EA made several hit games available free for download from December 6 to December 8, 2014 through the PlayStation Store.
SimCity 2000 was the second game in the series and was released back in 1994 for the Mac followed by a PC release in 1995. Later it was released for console with a Sega Saturn and PlayStation port along with an N64 port exclusive only in Japan.
The game has been hailed as one of the best strategy titles developed for the PC and has won multiple awards. Its success was followed with SimCity 3000 in 1999 and SimCity 4 in 2003.