Is EA Access worth it on PlayStation 4?

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Best answer: Yes, EA Access is available for an affordable price and offers some of EA's best and newest games for subscribers from its wide catalogue.

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What is EA Access?

EA Access is a digital game subscription service that gives you access to a catalogue of EA-published and developed games. Members also receive a 10% discount on EA digital purchases and are allowed to take part in 10-hour free trials of newly released games.

How much does it cost?

EA Access will cost $4.99/month or $29.99/year on PlayStation 4. Unlike Origin Access on PC which has a premium subscription plan, EA Access on consoles only has one-tier that you can choose from.

What is included?

EA has provided a full list of games that will be in the EA Access Vault on PS4. It is essentially the same as those available on Xbox One minus Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible on Microsoft's platform. PlayStation does not currently have a backward compatibility program.

Some of the games available include:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Titanfall 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Unravel Two
  • Madden NFL 19
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

FIFA 20 and Madden 20 are also listed as "coming soon."

Purchasing even a few of those would normally cost you more than what EA Access costs in one year, and with new games being added frequently, EA Access provides a great deal for players looking to save money.

For as long as your subscription is active, you'll have digital access to any games within the Vault.

When can I sign up for it on PlayStation 4?

You can download the EA Access Hub through the PlayStation Store. The Hub app itself is free, but you'll need to pay for an active subscription to access the games with either a month membership or year membership.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.