EA Play offers you a wide range of launches from EA Games in return for a subscription, and that includes both free as well as paid games. And, you can get the one you want quite easily in a few simple steps. An EA account is all you need to download the free games.
EA Play is available on pretty much all platforms, including PS5, Xbox One, and PC, among others. Wondering what games are available in EA Play? Here, we will look at some of them that are available for free. Also, read to know how to get these games and what to do if you fail to download them.
Free Games Available on EA Play
When it comes to the games available on EA Play, there is a vast range of options. You can check them out by visiting the official EA Play website. There is a very long list of games that take up multiple pages.
Here are some free-to-play options among them that might interest you:
- Apex Legends
- FIFA Mobile
- NBA Live Mobile
- Madden Mobile
- Madden 22 Mobile
- The SIMS Mobile
- Need For Speed: No Limits
- Simcity Buildit
- Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances
- Plants & Zombies 2
- Bejeweled Stars
- Command & Conquest: Rivals
- Peggle Blast
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- The SIMS Freeplay
- Bejeweled Blitz
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- The Simpsons: Tapped Out
These are all the free-to-play games you can find on EA Play. You should look out for more free games that are released there in the future.
How to Download Games From EA Play
As mentioned earlier, you need an EA account to be able to download EA Play games. So, you need to create one; if you have not already, you can proceed to download any of the aforementioned free games. There is also a wider range of paid games available on EA Play.
Regardless of which one you want to download, here is how you must proceed:
Create an EA Account
Are you yet to create an EA account? Then, visit the EA Help website on your browser right away. Click on ‘Sign Up’ at the top-right corner of the website. This will start the registration procedure, where you must provide various details. And, that includes your email address and a public ID, among other things.
Moreover, you also need to provide your date of birth and select your country. Make sure to set a strong enough password for your account to optimise its security,
You can also proceed with the account creation on the EA app. This app is necessary for downloading the games. So, you need to download it in any case if you have not done that yet.
Do you prefer to proceed with the account creation on the app? Then, the procedure works pretty much the same way as it does on the website. And, you need to provide the same information mentioned earlier to complete the registration.
Browse for Games in the EA App
Launch the EA app and log in to your EA account. Then, you must go to the Browse section to look for the games you want. Find the games you are interested in on the EA Desktop Store.
Is it a paid game? If yes, then you must click on the Buy option. Otherwise, you can opt to download it. You must also make sure to select the right edition if the game has multiple editions.
Various payment options are available for buying the paid games from EA Play. Alternatively, you can simply use the EA Wallet for that task. Clicking on Proceed will bring up the order preview on your screen. Confirm your decision to buy the game to add it to your collection.
Install the Game from My Collection
After making the purchase, stay on your EA app and go to the My Collection section. You should find all the games that you bought until now. Select the one you want to download and choose a location on your device for the installation. Then, you must select your preferred language and click on Next to proceed. Go through the terms of play and accept them before clicking the Download button.
What if Games Do not Download or Install on EA App?
Are you unable to download or install a specific game on the EA app? You can try out some effective solutions to resolve the issue.
Here are some essential steps you must take in such situations:
Check the Hard Drive Format
Are you unable to complete the download process for the game? If the download stops after 4GB, it might indicate an issue with the hard disk format. So, you must visit the disk management section on your device and check the disk format. Needless to say, this does not apply to consoles. A FAT32 format on your disk can cause issues while trying to download files bigger than 4GB. So, you must take the necessary steps if your hard disk has this format.
Run the App as an Administrator
If you are facing installation issues for the game, the app might not have enough permissions. And, you can fix that by simply running the EA app as the administrator. Right-click on the app’s icon on your PC and click on ‘Run as administrator’. Then, check whether the installation is working fine.
Relocate the App File
Open your system drive and navigate to the EA Games file. Opt for moving it to a suitable location on your system drive. Then, run it as an administrator, as mentioned above. You should not face any issues while installing the game this time.
What if the Games Are Not Loading?
Many EA app users have reported being unable to load installed games through the app. This issue might have various causes. Regardless, reinstalling the app might resolve this issue effectively. So, delete the app and install it once again before checking on the problem. If the issue persists, you must also try reinstalling the game.