Theme Hospital is Completely Free on EA’s Origin

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Theme Hospital, the clinical entry in the classic Theme series, is free on EA’s Origin platform for a limited time.

Released back on March 31st, 1997, Theme Hospital is one of those simulators with a tongue-in-cheek dose of satire. A successor to Bullfrog Productions’ earlier game, Theme Park, the game sold over 4 million copies worldwide. The game also saw a release on the original PSOne a year later, and more recently got a Playstation Network release in 2010.

While EA is offering the game on their Origin service at no extra cost, we’re not sure how long this deal will last for. If you miss the days of old with isometric simulator/management games, you owe it to yourself to give the game a whirl, for free.

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  1. Dimi Gronnings
    Dimi Gronnings
    January 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Probably the best sim ever created.

  2. Death Saved
    Death Saved
    January 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm


  3. Ninjagai
    January 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    So paid on GOG, no DRM. Free, you go through Origin.

  4. Stando
    January 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I won it free during a gog sale. Checkmate EA

  5. Jofe
    January 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Number of Games gotten for free on Origin: 12nNumber of Games bought on Origin: 1nSounds like a nice deal. I already had it from GoG but I’m hoping this one is the Windows version, I remember having a Windows version, it even had a patch to run it on Windows XP I think.nnEdit: Nope, DOS version with DOS Box

  6. Thanatos2k
    January 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Yeah, remind us of the good games Bullfrog used to make, before EA gutted them.