PopCap's "weird" shooter, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, is now available for anyone with an Origin account to play for free on PC for a period of three days. The free play comes as part of EA's Game Time program, which lets you play games on Origin for a set period of time.
To take advantage of the deal, all you need to do is add Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to your Origin game library. The Game Time clock starts when you launch the game, so the time you need to download and install it is not counted in the 72 total hours. Once you choose to start the clock, however, it will count down whether or not you're actually playing the game.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is not the only title available through Game Time right now. The 2012 role-playing game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, is also available, though free play is limited to 48 hours. EA's Game Time program has offered up free play for a range of high-profile games, including Titanfall and Battlefield 4.
Game Time is one of a handful of goodwill programs that EA has rolled out recently. Others include the On The House promotion, which allows Origin users to download free games--to keep. (Currently, Wing Commander III is free.) And most recently, EA rolled out its subscription program, EA Access, on Xbox One. For $5/month or $30/year, you get unlimited access to games included in The Vault, which currently includes titles like Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2.