EA giving away free Plants vs. Zombies on Origin

Quite literally free to play.

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EA is giving away free copies of Plants vs. Zombies on Origin throughout May.

It's all part of Origin's "On the House" promotion, which offers Origin users the odd freebie. Last month EA offered up free downloads of the original Dead Space, which was (and still is) an excellent game.

"We're gamers, too," said EA last month as it announced the scheme. "We appreciate you making Origin your gaming home...and besides, who doesn't like free stuff?"

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Discussion

26 comments
DerBasterd
DerBasterd

People who are hating on EA should really shut up. EA now control 50% of the digital download market. 

jessie82
jessie82

from dead space to this..

deadpen
deadpen

HA they gave it away when they F'd up Sim City. Quit spamming us EA.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Dead Space is obviously a much better game, but PvZ is a fun distraction. EA gave it out for free as a DRM-free install sometime over the past year. I might add it to my Origin account just for the heck of it...

Browsing the Origin store, it's hard to find many games at all. Curious how long they can keep up with giving out free games before dipping into Madden 2005-like territory.

jimy1475
jimy1475

i do no, need some more info on this so called free game from EA

xcollector
xcollector

I don't feel like logging into Origin right now. Maybe I'll do it sometime before the end of the month if I don't forget about it. I already have it on steam so no rush.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

It's not free - you have to use Origin.  That provides negative value.

nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim

Not worth having to put Origin back on my computer for.

DawgByte2
DawgByte2

Hey, free is free.

I was able to snag Dead Space, Dead Space 3, and now PvZ all 'cause I bought Sim City (first week) and signed up for Orgin (not like I had a choice). 


RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Why would I need it on PC? It's much more convenient for mobile devices.

alaannn
alaannn

they should release pvz 2 on pc

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

EA you almost had me there until I saw Origin. No thanks.

hystavito
hystavito

@Hvac0120  Well afaik they haven't committed to any kind of schedule, like monthly or anything.  So, I guess it might just go into limbo :).

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

Origin made a humble bundle last year which was one of the best I've bought. It included like 10 games.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

Lol then miss out. I hate the people that think Origin is some kind of demonic virus just because it's popular to hate EA. Then they miss out on a ton of awesome deals and free games and then complain they don't do anything for gamers.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

I'm guessing you missed Dead Space last month?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Nope. Slaps you in the face, there your not dreaming.

orbit1star
orbit1star

@steve_esquire  It's popular to hate them because they earned it. There's no way I'll ever let them be my gaming platform. They inconvenience me any chance they get, so they can stuff their free crappy games.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

PvZ is a great game if you haven't played it yet.

hystavito
hystavito

@RC-Sev @steve_esquire  Not sure what can be called awesome but there have been some good deals, although not always intended by EA.


There have been a few times where the site messed up and people scored a bunch of free games, mostly older stuff but decent games not ancient garbage.  I believe in all cases EA has never revoked any of those games as well.  I do recall one where EA acknowledged the error and specifically stated they would not revoke anything.

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

Better than nothing. Oh well, I'll enjoy my run-through again, it was probably my favorite game last gen. If you don't like EA's business models then don't spend your money on them, but heck, if a game is free then I'll grab it. I don't fall for their microtransactions and stuff, but if they're giving away free content and games, then I'll pick them up.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

@shinjuki @RC-Sev @steve_esquire  Dead Space? The game which was already owned by almost everybody? Please, it's nothing special.