Best EA Play games included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

By Sean Carey,
With the EA Play library being included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, more and more people are either revisiting old favourites or discovering a new world of games they might not have necessarily played before. If you're new to the service, then you might be wondering where to start with so many great games on offer in the service. We've highlighted some of the TA community's top-rated games included in the EA Play library and chucked in a few of our personal picks that are definitely worthy of your time.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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The latest addition to EA Play is the superb Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and it’s one that everyone with either an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or EA Play subscription should at least check out. The action-adventure game that leans heavily into the Metroidvania sub-genre has been received well by the TA community (currently sitting with a 4.40 rating) and critics alike. You play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan that manages to survive Order 66 and sets out on a journey to rebuild the Jedi Order. Aside from the fluid lightsaber combat that only gets better over time with the more abilities unlocked, the story, which feels like a true Star Wars story, will also have you gripped to the very end. Plus, it’s a pretty straightforward completion as far as the achievement list is concerned.

Skate 3

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We’ve recently seen a resurgence of skateboarding games with the likes of the superb Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered, Session (still in Game Preview), and Skater XL. Although each one of these games is great, fans have been begging EA for a new entry into the Skate franchise for years now. Instead, they’ve had to make do with Skate 3 — an Xbox 360 title released back in 2010 that still holds up remarkably well today. In fact, since Skate 3 came to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play, we’ve seen the game feature numerous times in our weekly Xbox Gameplay Chart. Skate 3 is a bit of a slow burn, to begin with, but it still holds up today and offers some engaging gameplay (once you've got to grips with controls), and is great either solo or with some pals online.

Dead Space

Ishimura

If you’re in the mood for something truly terrifying Dead Space has got you covered. The third-person action-horror sees engineer Isaac Clarke sent to repair a communications array on the vast mining ship, the USG Ishimura. Once aboard, Clarke finds crewmembers mutilated and infected by an alien plague and has to fight his way through the nightmare ship. Dead Space has a TA community rating of 4.44 and is widely regarded as one of the best horror games of the 360 era. Dead Space 2 and 3 are also included in EA Play, so if you fancy playing through the entire trilogy, you can! Just don’t blame us when you can’t sleep at night.

Titanfall 2

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Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter where players pilot 10-metre tall mechs. When it launched back in 2016, the game saw largely favourable reviews, and that’s reflected in the TA community’s rating who have given Respawn’s action-packed FPS a 4.34/5 rating. Although the campaign is excellent, it’s a little short for some gamer’s tastes. However, the multiplayer is where Titanfall 2 really shines. Multiplayer matches are often tense, close affairs, filled with various wall-running/parkour opportunities to snag kills thanks to some super map design. Titanfall 2 is a brilliant successor to the original Titanfall, which also features in the EA Play library.


Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2 is the highest-rated game in EA Play according to our community ratings, and deservedly so. The sequel to the superb Mass Effect sees players once again assume the role of Commander Shepard, who is tasked with investigating why entire human colonies across the galaxy are mysteriously vanishing. Shepherd sets out on a journey to recruit a team of skilled experts to take on one of humanities largest threats. The RPG has a rating of 4.68/5 and is largely considered one of the greatest RPGs of all time. It’s hard to find fault with Mass Effect 2, the story is rich, characters are fully-fledged, and the combat is, for the most part, faultless. Also, the soundtrack is a true sci-fi spectacle that can’t go unnoticed. Mass Effect, Mass Effect 3, and Mass Effect: Andromeda are also included in EA Play.

What are your favourite games from the EA Play library? Let us know in the comments below.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.