It is no secret that the whiskered wonders at TBG are big fans of Microsofts Game Pass subscription, best described as a Netflix for gamers, the service grants players access to over 100 games at any time for a wallet-friendly monthly fee. These titles range from Microsoft’s exclusive line up which admittedly is small but does contain big hitters like Halo, Gears of War, Sea of Thieves and Forza to third party Triple-A releases and a range of Indie gems.
That’s right, Xbox gamers may never need to purchase another game again depending on your preferences and with the shiny new Xbox Series X hitting shelves right about now, this is the perfect service to give you a large back catalogue of titles to play on your new console. Some could argue that given Xbox’s measly offerings in the exclusive department during the X-Box One’s outing that is was Game Pass that saved them and to make things even sweeter, they have now doubled down on content and added EA Play to the mix!
Now subscribers of Game Pass Ultimate can enjoy a huge back catalogue of EA’s finest offerings from past and present, so let’s take a look at some worthy additions TBG think you should be checking out!
EA’s most infamous large scale shooter is here for your gaming pleasure! Enter mankind’s ideal conflict with battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of world war 2. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast grand operations and the cooperative combined arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single-player war stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive battlefield yet.
Fancy a blast from the past? Then why not try a range of Battlefield classics from Battlefield 1943, Bad Company and Hardline, all available on EA Play!
Although the launch was criminally mishandled, don’t let that put you off trying what could be described as the best FPS of a generation. Bigger weapons make better friends in Titanfall 2. Respawn Entertainment gives you the most advanced titan technology in its new, expansive single-player campaign and multiplayer experience. Combine and conquer with new titans and pilots, deadlier weapons, and feature-rich customization and progression system that helps you and your titan flow as one unstoppable killing force. Unite and destroy. Become One.
Burnout Paradise: Remastered
Criterions popular series of high-octane carnage is a racer not to be missed! Relive the explosive stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever. Featuring a range of technical enhancements for higher visual fidelity and authenticity. Burn rubber and shred metal across the open roads of Paradise City while discovering jumps, stunts, and shortcuts. Wreck your friends online or join forces to demolish hundreds of online challenges.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The third and some might say the finest entry in the swords and sorcery tale from the fallen heroes BioWare. A cataclysmic event plunges the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons darken the sky, casting a shadow over lands on the brink of chaos. Mages break into all-out war against the oppressive templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you and your allies to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos.
Want to get the whole story? Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 are both available on EA Play!
A Way Out
Fans of Shawshank Redemption won’t want to miss this one! A Way Out is a couch or online co-op only game where you play the role of one of two prisoners in a daring escape from a maximum-security penitentiary. What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an emotional adventure unlike anything seen & played before. A Way Out is a two-player experience. Each player controls one of the main characters, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives. It is a game that explores the notion of trust, betrayal and facing up to the consequences of your decisions.
It’s been claimed that gaming can be an addiction, and this series does little to disprove that notion! Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Express your creativity as you customise your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities. Choose their fashions, select their hairstyles, and give them life aspirations. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect homes with the all-new room-based Build Mode, choosing your favourite designs and decor. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and shape the rich and entertaining moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with unique environments and travel to neighbourhoods where you can visit venues and meet other interesting Sims. Be powerful and free, have fun, and play with life!
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
It’s true EA have taken about as much care of the Star Wars license as The Empire takes of planets but we can almost forgive them thanks to this instant classic! A New Jedi Story Begins. As a former Padawan on the run from the Empire, you must complete your training before Imperial Inquisitors discover your plan to revive the Jedi Order. Aided by a former Jedi Knight, a cantankerous pilot, and a fearless droid, you must escape the evil machinations of the Empire in a story-driven adventure. Explore and overcome a wide range of challenges focused on combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
This one started life with a great disturbance in the force but don’t give in to fear, after completing its training, Battlefront 2 has become more powerful than you could possibly imagine! Experience Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Customise and upgrade your heroes, starfighters, or troopers, each with unique abilities to exploit in battle. Ride tauntauns or take control of tanks and speeders. Down Star Destroyers the size of cities, use the Force to prove your worth against iconic characters such as Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, or Han Solo, as you play a part in a gaming experience inspired by 40 years of timeless Star Wars films.
EA Sports FIFA 19 delivers a champion-calibre experience on and off the pitch. Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in-match atmosphere, Featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new and unrivalled ways to play.
Achieve your gridiron greatness in Madden NFL 19 with more precision and control to win in all the ways you play. Prove your on-field stick-skills with more control over every step, in game-changing moments through the introduction of Real Player Motion. Take control over how you build your dynasty powered by all-new strategic team building tools and the first-ever custom draft class creator in Franchise.
EA SPORTS UFC 3 revolutionizes fighting movement with Real Player Motion Tech, a new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion ever. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history. In G.O.A.T. Career Mode, players can build fight hype to gain fans, earn cash to train at new gyms, and create heated rivalries with other fighters to capture the world’s attention.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Ha! just messing with you, nobody wants to play Mass Effect: Andromeda, not when you can enjoy the better entries in the series of the full Mass Effect Trilogy, all of which are available through Game Pass/EA Play. Why not start with the original and relive the adventures of Commander Shepard and crew as they explore a galaxy full of intrigue and danger. Make choices that will define your legacy and live with the consequences by carrying your save file through the whole trilogy and learn how it feels to have the weight of the world on your shoulders in this Sci-Fi role-playing masterpiece!
Just for the record, Mass Effect: Andromeda is available if you wanted to play it, but you don’t have to, no one will mind.
You didn’t think TBG would be able to finish an article about EA Games without mentioning Dead Space, did you? Long term readers will know by now that we seriously love this game, now is the perfect time for all of you to find out why! When an immense mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes into contact with a mysterious alien artefact in a remote star system, its communications with Earth are mysteriously cut off. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair the Ishimura’s communications array, but he arrives to find a living nightmare – the ship is a floating bloodbath, the crew unspeakably mutilated and infected by an ancient alien scourge. Clarke’s repair mission becomes one of survival as he fights not just to save himself, but to return the artefact to the planet … at any cost.
If you have enough clean underwear left after playing this one, why not try the next two entries in the series, also available on EA Play!
All these great titles and many more await you in EA Play, now available as part of the Game Pass Ultimate subscription! So jump in and let us know which games you will be playing first.
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