EA Play and EA Play Pro | Everything you need to know

Third-party game developer and publisher EA has rebranded EA Access and Origin Access under the new name of EA Play.

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Subscription services are all the rage right now. Don't think about how many different companies you're now subscribed to on a monthly basis as it will make you shudder. But they're hard to resist as they tend to offer great bang for the buck.

Through the last decade, third-party game developer and publisher Electronic Arts had two subscription services. There was EA Access, and then there was Origin Access. The former also came in an EA Access Premier tier. And to make things even more confusing, there is also Origin, the company's own online marketplace.

Ahead of the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, EA looked to streamline its services. For the next generation of gaming, there is only one brand you need to think about: EA Play.

What is EA Play?

EA Play is a subscription video games service run by Electronic Arts, better known as EA. For a monthly fee, you get access to a large library of new and classic games from the famed developer. In addition, you receive a host of perks. This includes early access to games before they are released, member-only challenges, in-game rewards, invite-only event access and a 10% discount on purchases from the Origin Store.

There are two tiers to EA Play. There is EA Play Basic (which is the old EA Access and Origin Access services), and then there is EA Play Pro (which is the old EA Access Premier service).

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How much does EA Play cost in Australia?

The basic EA Play plan costs $6.99 a month or $39.99 a year. The EA Play Pro plan is $19.99 a month or $129.99 a year.

However, as we will go into in more detail below, if you play on a Windows 10 PC, on an Xbox Series X/S or on an Xbox One, there is a more compelling subscription option. Access to the EA Play Basic plan is free as part of the Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which costs $15.95 a month.

EA Play vs EA Play Pro

The main difference between the two subscription services is the number of games you can access. As of the end of 2020, you could access 199 games on EA Play and 240 on EA Play Pro. Plus, nine of the games on both services have additional content on the EA Play Pro plan. The extra titles on the EA Play Pro plan tend to be the latest releases – EA games that have come out in the last two years.

If you have the EA Play plan, you can still play the 40+ games that are exclusive to the premium EA Play Pro plan. However, you're restricted to just 10 hours of gaming per title. It's worth noting that new games are added all the time, too.

Feature EA Play EA Play Pro
Price $6.99/month or $39.99/year $19.99/month or $129.99/year
Play new releases up to 10 days before launch Up to 10 hours Unlimited
Access to all of EA’s latest games Up to 10 hours Unlimited
Exclusive in-game rewards Yes Yes
Exclusive member-only content Yes Yes
Unlimited access to a collection of premium EA games Yes Yes
10% off Origin purchases Yes Yes
Contract No No
Included in Game Pass Ultimate Yes No
Availability Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC
Number of Games 199* 240*

* Valid as of December 2020

How does EA Play work on Steam?

After the best part of a decade of not seeing eye-to-eye, Electronic Arts and Steam – the PC gaming online store run by Valve – have rekindled their relationship. You can now buy some EA games, and even subscribe to EA Play, through Steam. However, the number of games available through EA Play on Steam is greatly reduced; just 48 as of December 2020. And it's not possible to subscribe to EA Play Pro through Steam.

EA Play and Game Pass Ultimate

As briefly mentioned above, the EA Play Basic plan is included as part of a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. We encourage you to read our full Game Pass Ultimate guide for all the details, but it's the best value service in gaming. In our opinion, it's a must own for any Xbox gamers, and is a compelling option for PC gamers, too.

Game Pass Ultimate brings with it access to a rotating library of around 150 games (including all Microsoft games on launch day), online play (which comes with an additional two free games a month), member-only game discounts, special trial access and a subscription to streaming game platform xCloud. Then, on top of that, you get EA Play and its huge library of games and perks.

Yes, it cost $15.95 a month, but you get so much more for your money it's a worthwhile upgrade for gamers considering EA Play.

List of games on EA Play

Below you will find a list of the games available on EA Play and EA Play Pro as of 2 December 2020. Note that the games you can access via your subscription may change by region or by format. For example, there are a number of PC-only games on this list that you cannot play on consoles.

Game Developer Release Date EA Play (Steam) EA Play Basic EA Play Pro
A Plague Tale: Innocence Asobo Studio 14 May 2019 No No Yes
A Way Out Hazelight Studios 23 March 2018 Yes Yes No
Anthem BioWare 22 February 2019 No Yes No
AO Tennis 2 Big Ant Studios 9 January 2020 No No Yes
Apotheon Alientrap Games 3 February 2015 No Yes No
Aragami Lince Works 4 October 2016 No Yes No
Autonauts Denki 17 October 2019 No No Yes
Battlefield 1 DICE 21 October 2016 Yes Yes Yes
Battlefield 3 DICE 25 October 2011 Yes Yes Yes
Battlefield 4 DICE 29 October 2013 Yes Yes No
Battlefield Hardline Visceral Games 17 March 2015 Yes Yes No
Battlefield V DICE 20 November 2018 Yes Yes Yes
Beholder Warm Lamp Games 9 November 2016 No Yes No
Beholder 2 Warm Lamp Games 4 December 2018 No Yes No
Blackguards Daedalic Entertainment 22 January 2014 No Yes No
Blackguards 2 Daedalic Entertainment 20 January 2015 No Yes No
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ArtPlay 18 June 2019 No Yes No
Bomber Crew Runner Duck 19 October 2017 No Yes No
Breathedge RedRuins Softworks No Yes No
Burnout Paradise Remastered Criterion Games 21 August 2018 Yes Yes No
Capsized Alientrap Games 29 April 2011 No Yes No
Chaos on Deponia Daedalic Entertainment 6 November 2012 No Yes No
Command & Conquer Westwood Studios 26 September 1995 No Yes No
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars DICE Los Angeles 28 March 2007 No Yes No
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight DICE Los Angeles 16 March 2010 No Yes No
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Petroglyph Games 5 June 2020 No No Yes
Command & Conquer: Generals EA Pacific 10 February 2003 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Red Alert Westwood Studios 22 November 1996 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Westwood Pacific 23 October 2000 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 DICE Los Angeles 28 October 2008 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising DICE Los Angeles 12 March 2009 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Renegade Westwood Studios 26 February 2002 No Yes No
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Westwood Studios 27 August 1999 No Yes No
Cosmic Star Heroine Zeboyd Games 11 April 2017 No No Yes
Crashlands Butterscotch Shenanigans 21 January 2016 No No Yes
Crusader: No Regret Origin Systems 10 September 1996 No Yes No
Crusader: No Remorse Origin Systems 31 August 1995 No Yes No
Cryptark Alientrap Games 20 June 2017 No Yes No
Crysis Crytek 13 November 2007 Yes Yes No
Crysis 2 Crytek 22 March 2011 Yes Yes No
Crysis 3 Crytek 19 February 2013 Yes Yes No
Darksiders III Gunfire Games 27 November 2018 No No Yes
Darkwood Acid Wizard Studio 17 August 2017 No No Yes
Dead Cells Motion Twin 7 August 2018 No Yes No
Dead in Vinland CCCP 12 April 2018 No Yes No
Dead Space Visceral Games 20 October 2008 Yes Yes No
Dead Space 2 Visceral Games 25 January 2011 Yes Yes No
Dead Space 3 Visceral Games 5 February 2013 Yes Yes No
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition The Chinese Room 14 February 2017 No Yes No
Deponia Doomsday Daedalic Entertainment 1 March 2016 No Yes No
Detention Red Candle Games 12 January 2017 No Yes No
Diluvion Arachnid Games 2 February 2017 No Yes No
Dragon Age II BioWare 8 March 2011 Yes Yes No
Dragon Age: Inquisition BioWare 18 November 2014 Yes Yes Yes
Dragon Age: Origins BioWare 3 November 2009 Yes Yes No
Dungeon Keeper Bullfrog Productions 26 June 1997 No Yes No
Dungeon Keeper 2 Bullfrog Productions 25 June 1999 No Yes No
Dungeons 3 Realmforge Studios 13 October 2017 No Yes No
Dungeons of Dredmor Gaslamp Games 13 July 2011 No Yes No
Endless Legend Amplitude Studios 18 September 2014 No No Yes
Epistory - Typing Chronicles Fishing Cactus 30 March 2016 No Yes No
Farmer's Dynasty UMEO Studios 21 November 2019 No No Yes
Fe Zoink 16 February 2018 Yes Yes No
FIFA 16 EA Vancouver 22 September 2015 No Yes No
FIFA 17 EA Vancouver 29 September 2016 No Yes No
FIFA 18 EA Vancouver 29 September 2017 No Yes No
FIFA 19 EA Vancouver 28 September 2018 No Yes No
FIFA 20 EA Vancouver 24 September 2019 No Yes No
FIFA 21 EA Vancouver 9 October 2020 No No Yes
For the King IronOak Games 19 April 2018 No Yes No
Fran Bow Killmonday Games 27 August 2015 No Yes No
Frostpunk 11 bit studios 24 April 2018 No Yes No
FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games 14 September 2012 No Yes No
Furi The Game Bakers 5 July 2016 No Yes No
Ghost of a Tale SeithCG 13 March 2018 No No Yes
Gone Home The Fullbright Company 15 August 2013 No Yes No
Goodbye Deponia Daedalic Entertainment 17 October 2013 No Yes No
Hacknet Team Fractal Alligator 12 August 2015 No Yes No
Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition Massive Damage 10 August 2017 No No Yes
Hand of Fate Defiant Development 17 February 2015 No No Yes
Hiveswap: Act 1 What Pumpkin Games 14 September 2017 No Yes No
Home Behind TPP Studio 2 June 2016 Yes Yes No
Hue Fiddlesticks Games 30 August 2016 No Yes No
Hyper Light Drifter Heart Machine 31 March 2016 No Yes No
Inside Playdead 7 July 2016 No No Yes
Into the Breach Subset Games 27 February 2018 No Yes No
Jade Empire: Special Edition BioWare 26 February 2007 Yes Yes No
Judgment Suncrash 3 May 2018 No Yes No
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning KAIKO Games 8 September 2020 No No Yes
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars TT Games 22 March 2011 No Yes No
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga TT Games 13 October 2009 No Yes No
Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds Semisoft 24 January 2018 No Yes No
Limbo Playdead 2 August 2011 No No Yes
Little Misfortune Killmonday Games 18 September 2019 No No Yes
Lost Castle Hunter Studio 1 September 2016 No Yes No
Mable and the Wood Triplevision Games 23 August 2019 No No Yes
Mad Games Tycoon Eggcode 13 September 2016 No No Yes
Madden NFL 19 EA Tiburon 10 August 2018 No Yes No
Madden NFL 20 EA Tiburon 2 August 2019 No Yes No
Madden NFL 21 EA Tiburon 28 August 2020 No No Yes
Mass Effect BioWare 28 May 2008 Yes Yes No
Mass Effect 2 BioWare 26 January 2010 Yes Yes No
Mass Effect 3 BioWare 6 March 2012 Yes Yes No
Mass Effect: Andromeda BioWare 21 March 2017 Yes Yes No
Medal of Honor (2010) DICE Los Angeles 12 October 2010 Yes No No
Medal of Honor: Airborne DICE Los Angeles 4 September 2007 Yes Yes No
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2015 Inc. 22 January 2002 No Yes No
Mini Metro Dinosaur Polo Club 6 November 2015 No Yes No
Mirror's Edge DICE 13 January 2009 Yes Yes No
Mirror's Edge Catalyst DICE 7 June 2016 Yes Yes No
Moonlighter Digital Sun 29 May 2018 No Yes No
Mugsters Reinkout 17 July 2018 No Yes No
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden The Bearded Ladies 4 December 2018 No Yes No
My Time at Portia Pathea Games 15 January 2019 No Yes No
Need for Speed (2016) Ghost Games 15 March 2016 Yes Yes No
Need for Speed Heat Ghost Games 8 November 2019 Yes Yes No
Need for Speed Payback Lucid Games 10 November 2017 Yes Yes Yes
Need for Speed Rivals Ghost Games 19 November 2013 Yes Yes No
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Stellar Entertainment 6 November 2020 No No Yes
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Criterion Games 30 October 2012 Yes Yes No
Nex Machina Housemarque 20 June 2017 No Yes No
Northgard Shiro Games 7 March 2018 No No Yes
Opus Magnum Zachtronics 7 December 2017 No No Yes
Out of the Park Baseball 20 Out of the Park Developments 22 March 2019 No Yes No
Overcooked! Ghost Town Games 3 August 2016 No Yes No
Oxenfree Night School Studio 15 January 2016 No Yes No
Peggle PopCap Games 27 February 2007 Yes Yes No
Peggle Nights PopCap Games 16 September 2008 Yes No No
Plants vs. Zombies PopCap Games 5 May 2009 Yes Yes No
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville PopCap Games 18 October 2019 Yes Yes Yes
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare PopCap Games 24 June 2014 No Yes No
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 PopCap Games 23 February 2016 No Yes No
Pony Island Daniel Mullins Games 4 January 2016 No Yes No
Populous Bullfrog Productions 5 June 1989 No Yes No
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Bullfrog Productions 1 September 1991 No Yes No
Project Highrise SomaSim 8 September 2016 No No Yes
Pyre Supergiant Games 25 July 2017 No Yes No
Rebel Galaxy Double Damage Games 20 October 2015 No Yes No
Renowned Explorers: International Society Abbey Games 2 September 2015 No Yes No
Rocket Arena Final Strike Games 14 July 2020 Yes Yes Yes
Sea of Solitude Jo-Mei Games 5 July 2019 Yes Yes No
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Mimimi Productions 6 December 2016 No No Yes
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero WayForward Technologies 20 December 2016 No Yes Yes
Shenzhen I/O Zachtronics 17 November 2016 No No Yes
Shift Quantum Fishing Cactus 30 May 2018 No Yes No
Shio Coconut Island Games 5 May 2017 No Yes No
SimCity (2013) Maxis 5 March 2013 No Yes No
SimCity 2000 Maxis 18 October 2012 No Yes No
SimCity 4 Maxis 14 January 2003 Yes Yes No
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption Dark Star 16 October 2018 No Yes No
Slay the Spire Mega Crit Games 23 January 2019 No Yes No
Snake Pass Sumo Digital 28 March 2017 No Yes No
Sonic Mania Christian Whitehead 29 August 2017 No No Yes
Sparklite Red Blue Games 14 November 2019 No No Yes
Spore Maxis 7 September 2008 Yes Yes No
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) DICE 17 November 2015 Yes Yes No
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Motive Studios 17 November 2017 Yes Yes No
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Respawn Entertainment 15 November 2019 Yes No Yes
Star Wars: Battlefront Pandemic Studios 21 September 2004 No Yes No
Star Wars: Battlefront II Pandemic Studios 31 October 2005 No Yes No
Star Wars: Dark Forces LucasArts 15 February 1995 No Yes No
Star Wars: Empire at War Petroglyph Games 16 February 2006 No Yes No
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer LucasArts 18 May 1999 No Yes No
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds LucasArts 9 November 2001 No Yes No
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II LucasArts 10 October 1997 No Yes No
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Raven Software 17 September 2003 No Yes No
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith LucasArts 24 February 1998 No Yes No
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Raven Software 26 March 2002 No Yes No
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic BioWare 19 November 2003 No Yes No
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Obsidian Entertainment 8 February 2005 No Yes No
Star Wars: Rebel Assault LucasArts No Yes No
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire LucasArts 1 November 1995 No Yes No
Star Wars: Rebellion Coolhand Interactive No Yes No
Star Wars: Republic Commando LucasArts 4 March 2005 No Yes No
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Factor 5 3 December 1998 No Yes No
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire LucasArts 17 September 1997 No Yes No
Star Wars: Squadrons Motive Studios 2 October 2020 No No Yes
Star Wars: Starfighter LucasArts No Yes No
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed LucasArts 6 November 2009 No Yes No
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II LucasArts 26 October 2010 No Yes No
Star Wars: TIE Fighter Totally Games 17 July 1994 No Yes No
Star Wars: X-Wing Totally Games 1 February 1993 No Yes No
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Totally Games 28 February 1999 No Yes No
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Totally Games 1 May 1997 No Yes No
Stealth Bastard Deluxe Curve Studios 28 November 2012 No Yes No
Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones Curve Studios 30 April 2015 No Yes No
Sudden Strike 4 Kite Games 11 August 2017 No No Yes
Superhot Superhot Team 25 February 2016 No Yes No
Tacoma Fullbright 2 August 2017 No Yes No
The Bard's Tale Trilogy Krome Studios 14 August 2018 No Yes No
The Count Lucanor Baroque Decay 3 March 2016 No Yes No
The Escapists Mouldy Toof Studios 13 February 2015 No Yes No
The Escapists 2 Team17 22 August 2017 No Yes No
The Flame in the Flood The Molasses Flood 24 February 2016 No Yes No
The Invisible Hours Tequila Works 10 October 2017 No Yes No
The Lego Movie Videogame TT Fusion 7 February 2014 No Yes No
The Saboteur Pandemic Studios 8 December 2009 No Yes No
The Sexy Brutale Tequila Works 12 April 2017 No Yes No
The Sims 3 The Sims Studio 2 June 2009 Yes Yes No
The Sims 4 Maxis 2 September 2014 Yes Yes Yes
The Sinking City Frogwares 27 June 2019 No No Yes
The Solus Project Grip Digital 7 June 2016 No Yes No
The Surge Deck13 Interactive 16 May 2017 No No Yes
The Surge 2 Deck13 Interactive 24 September 2019 No No Yes
They Are Billions Numantian Games 18 June 2019 No Yes No
This Is the Police 2 Weappy Studio 31 July 2018 No No Yes
This War of Mine 11 bit studios 14 November 2014 No Yes No
Titanfall Respawn Entertainment 11 March 2014 Yes Yes No
Titanfall 2 Respawn Entertainment 28 October 2016 Yes Yes No
Torchlight II Runic Games 20 September 2012 No Yes No
Trine 2 Frozenbyte 7 December 2011 No Yes No
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Frozenbyte 8 October 2019 No No Yes
Trine Enchanted Edition Frozenbyte 24 July 2014 No Yes No
Tropico 6 Limbic Entertainment 29 March 2019 No Yes No
Turmoil Gamious 2 June 2016 No Yes No
Two Point Hospital Two Point Studios 30 August 2018 No No Yes
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Origin Systems 1 January 1987 No Yes No
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress Origin Systems 24 August 1982 No Yes No
Ultima III: Exodus Origin Systems 23 August 1983 No Yes No
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar Origin Systems 16 September 1985 No Yes No
Ultima IX: Ascension Origin Systems 24 November 1999 No Yes No
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny Origin Systems 5 October 1988 No Yes No
Ultima VI: The False Prophet Origin Systems 1 January 1990 No Yes No
Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle Origin Systems 25 March 1993 No Yes No
Ultima VII: The Black Gate Origin Systems 16 April 1992 No Yes No
Ultima VIII: Pagan Origin Systems 15 March 1994 No Yes No
Ultimate Chicken Horse Clever Endeavour Games 4 March 2016 No Yes No
Unravel Coldwood Interactive 9 February 2016 Yes Yes No
Unravel Two Coldwood Interactive 9 June 2018 Yes Yes No
Vambrace: Cold Soul Devespresso Games 28 May 2019 No Yes No
Vampyr Dontnod Entertainment 5 June 2018 No Yes No
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus Bulwark Studios 15 November 2018 No No Yes
Warhammer: Chaosbane Eko Software 4 June 2019 No No Yes
Wing Commander Origin Systems 27 September 1990 No Yes No
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi Origin Systems 1 January 1991 No Yes No
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger Origin Systems 1 January 1994 No Yes No
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Origin Systems 12 February 1996 No Yes No
Wing Commander: Privateer Origin Systems 23 September 1993 No Yes No
Worms W.M.D Team17 23 August 2016 No Yes No
Wreckfest Bugbear Entertainment 14 June 2018 No Yes
Yoku's Island Express Villa Gorilla 29 May 2018 No Yes No
Yooka-Laylee Playtonic Games 11 April 2017 No Yes No

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