Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)

Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: BioWare
Release Date: 29th Jan 2010 (UK/EU)

The entire series of Mass Effect games on Xbox is available with EA Play as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and while you should probably start with the first one, Mass Effect 2 holds a particularly special place in many fans' hearts. The sequel is ten years old now, so keep your expectations in check, but this is still considered one of the very best games in Xbox history by some fans.

Across the galaxy, entire human colonies are vanishing. As Commander Shepard, you will recruit anelite team of the galaxy’s most dangerous and skilled experts, and lead them on an assault into themost dangerous area of the galaxy - from which you might not return.

Need for Speed Heat (Xbox One)

Need for Speed Heat (Xbox One)
Need for Speed Heat (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Ghost Games
Release Date: 8th Nov 2019 (USA)

There are loads of Need for Speed games on EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Need for Speed Heat is the latest entry in the franchise to date. Releasing back in November 2019, the racer is set in an open world called Palm City, and allows you to switch between day and night to change up the gameplay.

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed™ Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.

NHL 20 (Xbox One)

NHL 20 (Xbox One)
NHL 20 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: EA Vancouver
Release Date: 13th Sep 2019 (USA)

We're sounding like a broken record at this point... NHL 20 isn't the latest entry in the series, but it's still a fantastic sports sim that offers plenty of ways to play. You can take on a Franchise Mode, jump into Ultimate Team, play some World of CHEL or go it alone in the Be a Pro mode. There's loads to do here, and we think the NHL series is particularly good fun - give it a try on EA Play and see what you think!

In NHL™ 20, your favorite NHL stars now look and feel more authentic with new Signature Shots that make every attack a threat. A new broadcast package celebrates your biggest plays as you take on all-new game modes, including the new winner-take-all Eliminator mode where you play solo or team up with friends to take down the competition.

Skate 3 (Xbox 360)

Skate 3 (Xbox 360)
Skate 3 (Xbox 360)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: EA Black Box
Release Date: 11th May 2010 (USA) / 14th May 2010 (UK/EU)

Now we're talking! It's been ten years since EA unleashed Skate 3 (the latest entry in the series to date) onto the Xbox 360, and it's still being played by a significant number of people to this day. It offers up a mix of arcade and simulation style skateboarding, and it's packed with activities both online and offline - yes, the servers are still available if you want to play with your friends!

Get ready to team up and throw down as you build your own customized dream team to shred the streets, parks, and plazas and change the face of the city. New tricks, improved off-board actions, and gnarly Hall of Meat carnage mixed with exciting new team-based game modes take SKATE 3 to a new level of skateboarding fun.

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: 15th Nov 2019 (USA)

There was a lot of pre-launch excitement surrounding Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in 2019 due to Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn being attached to the project, and it didn't disappoint. This epic single-player adventure sees you mastering the art of the lightsaber as Padawan Cal Kestis, and it plays somewhat like a cross between Tomb Raider and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, a 3rd person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. An abandoned Padawan must complete his training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire.

STAR WARS Battlefront II (Xbox One)

STAR WARS Battlefront II (Xbox One)
STAR WARS Battlefront II (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: DICE
Release Date: 17th Nov 2017 (USA)

There was plenty of controversy surrounding online multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront II back at launch in 2017, but those days are long gone. In 2020, it's a feature-rich multiplayer extravaganza, and it also boasts a highly competent and enjoyable single-player campaign. There's a lot of value for Star Wars fans in this package...

Experience rich and living STAR WARS multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Customize and upgrade your heroes, starfighters, or troopers, each with unique abilities to exploit in battle.

The Sims 4 (Xbox One)

The Sims 4 (Xbox One)
The Sims 4 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Maxis
Release Date: 17th Nov 2017 (USA)

You might not have ever thought about playing The Sims 4 on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S - after all, it's often traditionally been seen as a PC game - but it's just as good on console. In fact, if you don't want to even think about trying to use a controller for a game like this, you don't have to, as keyboard and mouse support is included as part of the game. Give it a try!

Unleash your imagination and create a unique world of Sims that’s an expression of you! Explore and customize every detail from Sims to homes, and much more. Choose how Sims look, act, and dress, then build and design their incredible homes.

Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)

Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)
Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: 28th Oct 2016 (USA) / 28th Oct 2016 (UK/EU)

If you're a fan of multiplayer shooters and you haven't played Titanfall 2 yet, we highly recommend downloading it right now! The game, which is a sequel to the beloved 2014 Xbox One console exclusive Titanfall, is fast and frenetic in online multiplayer, and its single-player campaign is still seen as one of the best of its kind in the FPS genre.

From Respawn Entertainment, the studio that brought you the award-winning Titanfall, comes Titanfall™ 2. In single player, an aspiring Pilot and a veteran Titan combine forces to uphold a mission you were never meant to carry out. Multiplayer offers brand new Titans, expanded Pilot abilities, and deeper customization to elevate the fast-paced and exciting gameplay fans expect from the series.

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