"The Sims" cannot be played online without downloading; all Sims games are executable programs that run directly on a computer or mobile device and thus require a download or a disc. The only version of the game that has never required a download, "The Sims Social," is no longer available to play. Sites claiming to host "The Sims" online without a download are not offering the official game.Know More
The only Sims games available for free are the free-to-play versions of Sims for smartphones. These games still require a download from iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon AppStore and offer in-app purchases as an option. All other versions of "The Sims" currently available require a purchase. Obtaining these games for free online is illegal and still requires a download.
The only alternative to downloading the game is to purchase a physical copy of the game and install it onto the computer from the disc. "The Sims" is available for purchase at games and electronics stores and from online shopping sites such as Amazon. As of 2014, versions prior to "The Sims 3" are no longer offered for sale. "The Sims 3" and "The Sims 4" are the only versions available for purchase on EA's official site.Learn more about Video & Online Games
Chess can be played against a computer by either downloading a chess program or going on a website that offers one. All that's needed is a computer or a smartphone and a knowledge of the game.Full Answer >
According to IGN.com, the official release date of "The Sims 4" for Microsoft Windows is Sept. 2, 2014. EA, the company that publishes the "Sims" games, announced the release date at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June 2014.Full Answer >
Installing The Sims 2 on a Mac computer requires opening the Mac App Store, purchasing the game and then installing the app. As of September 2014, the version available is The Sims 2 Super Collection, which includes a wide variety of downloadable content to go along with the game. Before purchasing, it is important to ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for playing the game.Full Answer >
According to EA, "The Sims 3" expansion packs cannot be played by themselves. Players must have the base game before installing an expansion packs.Full Answer >