EA has revealed a surprisingly stellar list of games to compensate SimCity users who experienced problems with the release. 

The EA FAQ explains that gamers will be able to claim their games through a regional roll out:

  • North America by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Wednesday, March 20.
  • Europe by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Thursday, March 21.
  • Asia & South America by 5pm PST/midnight GMT on Friday, March 22.

Claiming is easy, all you have to do is follow the prompt in a pop-up, which displays a promotional page when you close SimCity after your regional date.

EA are giving away a choice of:

  • Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
  • MOHW (Standard Edition)
  • NFS Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

“You can access the free game portal and select from a list of EA PC digital download titles by signing in to the Origin client. Gamers who have authenticated their copy of SimCity on Origin will see the Featured Today pop-up window with a link to the free game redemption portal on startup and when you finish playing SimCity. You will see the reminders once per day in each location, and once you’ve selected your free game the reminders will go away.”

Be careful though, because “All redemptions must take place before March 30, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. The redemption period will expire at that time.”