5 Reasons Why You Need EA Access For Your Xbox One

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The Games

Alright, let’s start with the obvious one. EA Access gives you games, and lots of them. The program celebrates its one year anniversary in August 2015, and at the current time of writing, contains 12 playable titles (soon to be 13 with the addition of Dragon Age Inquisition).

Let me be clear here, these are the full versions of each game. You can play any mode you want, any time you want. They exist through what EA call – the Vault.

When the program first launched, it was assumed by some members of the community that Vault games would be tailored towards old sports titles which heavily drop in value when they are replaced with their yearly counterparts. Surprisingly though, EA have gone one step further, rolling out a number of current releases to the Vault as the year has progressed, including FIFA 15, NHL 15, NBA Live 15, Madden NFL 15 and EA Sports UFC.

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Don’t get the wrong idea, if you buy EA Access you won’t be getting Madden NFL 16 for free on release day. These current lineup games were rolled out to the program over a period of time, typically 6-9 months after their initial release date. Still, that’s a ridiculous amount of content for the money. If you wanted to buy a copy of FIFA 15 on Amazon, it would cost you $29.99, but EA Access gives you a year’s worth of access to FIFA 15 & all the previously mentioned titles for the same price.

You don’t have to be a sports gamer to enjoy the benefits of EA Access either. Two AAA shooters are on offer in the form of Battlefield 4 and Titanfall. Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2 offer something a little different, and there’s Need For Speed Rivals for the speed junkies.

Simply put, there’s a lot of content on offer here. One payment of $4.99 will instantly add 13 games to your Xbox One game library. EA have stated that although they have no plans to remove any games from the Vault in the future, it could potentially happen, but if EA keep adding games at the current rate, we’ll have a hefty lineup of Vault titles to keep us occupied in the future.

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