EA Access and Origin Access Are Amazing Value

November 19, 2016

We weren’t sure what to expect when EA Access for Xbox One and Origin Access for PC were first announced. Sure, we knew it was a subscription service that allowed you to download and play a range of EA games, but we didn’t know how well it would be supported with releases over time. In this case, EA have exceeded all expectations, regularly updating the service with older games via backwards compatibility on Xbox One or just standard versions on PC, new games within 6-12 months of their launches and a range of 10 hour trials for you to try. You also get a 10% discount on all digital purchases you make on EA games and DLC. EA Access and Origin Access, both priced at only $AU39.99 for a full year of access (or $AU6.99 for month by month) and with a massive range of games included.

While we know what games are included at the moment, not everybody does and there’s no doubt that some people have avoided the service as they’re unsure of the value involved. At the cost of less than the RRP of a single game at launch, EA Access and Origin Access are both incredible value, especially for the cost conscious console gamer who has a limited budget, wants to play a range of games and doesn’t have access to sale prices like those found on Steam.

Some of the current highlights within both EA Access and Origin Access include Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, both of which released this year. For those looking for something more involved, you’ve got Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Mass Effect Trilogy on both PC and Xbox One, with the original Dragon Age games also being available on PC. Want to do a bit of shooting? How about Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline or Titanfall? If sports are your thing or you just want to chill out a bit, you’ve got FIFA 16, Peggle 2 and Unravel. These are only a selection of the games included with the services, and we know that more are coming in the future, including Star Wars Battlefront.

EA Access and Origin Access have quickly become two amazing subscription services, thanks to a low cost of entry and a large range of games that is regularly being increased. If you’re looking at a cheap Christmas gift for a gamer with an Xbox One or PC that will get them a great range of games to play, this is definitely worth your time and money. The same goes if you want to play a few different EA games and don’t want to or can’t pay full price. The full range of included games is below and we’ll make sure to keep you updated on any new games that come through the service!


Battlefield 3 (PC Only)
Battlefield 4
Battlefield Hardline
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe (Xbox One Only)
Bejeweled 3 (Xbox One Only)
Crysis  (PC Only)
Crysis 3 (PC Only)
Dead Space
Dead Space 2 (PC Only)
Dead Space 3 (PC Only)
Dragon Age II (PC Only)
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Origins (PC Only)
Dungeons of Dredmore (PC Only)
EA Sports UFC (Xbox One Only)
EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox One Only)
Feeding Frenzy (Xbox One Only)
Feeding Frenzy 2 (Xbox One Only)
Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One Only)
Madden NFL 16 (Xbox One Only)
Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One Only)
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC Only)
Mirror’s Edge (Xbox One Only)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
NBA Live 15 (Xbox One Only)
NBA Live 16 (Xbox One Only)
Need for Speed
Need for Speed Rivals
NHL 15 (Xbox One Only)
NHL 16 (Xbox One Only)
Peggle 2 (Xbox One Only)
Plants vs. Zombies (Xbox One Only)
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One Only)
SimCity (PC Only)
SimCity 2000 (PC Only)
SSX (Xbox One Only)
The Banner Saga (PC Only)
The Sims 3 Starter Pack (PC Only)
This War of Mine (PC Only)
Torchlight II (PC Only)
Trine (PC Only)
Trine 2 (PC Only)