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‘The Sims 4’ is 75 percent off right now, for all your vicarious-living needs

Huw Oliver
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Huw Oliver

There’s nothing like being cooped up inside all day to make you feel nostalgic. In times like these, it’s only natural to reach for all that’s familiar. But rather than pore over old, embarrassing Facebook photos (whoa, those 2011 haircuts), you could be diving back into that staple of noughties boredom, ‘The Sims’! The fourth game in the simulated-living series is here, and if you pounce fast, you can get 75 percent off.

Now feels like the ideal time to live vicariously through your Sim: building and furnishing your dream home, finding your dream job, falling in love with your dream guy or gal, and even – get this – leaving the house.

So it’s excellent news that the game’s maker, Electronic Arts, has cut prices on the PC version to help stave off your lockdown-induced ennui. For a limited time, you can download it for just £8.99 in the UK, A$14.99 in Australia and a stupidly cheap $4.99 in the US

Frankly, we can’t think of any better way to while away the hours right now. Time for a celebratory (virtual) pool party.

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