Play "Weird" Shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare PC Free for Three Days

EA's Game Time promotion now letting anyone with an Origin account play PopCap's recently released PC shooter for free.

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.

Currently available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comes to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 next week.

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.

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sirchick
sirchick

Its totally worth it and the incoming microstransactions to buy packs are NOT pay to win I promise you!

Due to the fact you get wearable items that don't boost your stats. 

leandrro
leandrro

this could be a standart for every game, permanently you could try it for 2 or 3 days anytime you want


to prevent people from making new fake accounts just to keep playing the game, they could restrict it only for real accounts that already have payed for at least 1 game

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

I'll never argue with a chance to try a game for free, even if it's EA.

Gamerno6666
Gamerno6666

So I can download it anytime and play it for 3 days?

Selindrile
Selindrile

Yea, try to enjoy that class you pick until EA nerfs the crap out of it making it completely useless. #Berrypeashooter #neverforget



/sarcasm


This game is actually very enjoyable and each class plays fairly different for each other (for a shooter).

fengor_og
fengor_og

I thought Garden Warfare was a F2P and had microtransactions, or have they changed that since its release?

SwiftXZ
SwiftXZ

This game is a lot of fun, it's definitely worth a try.

cboye18
cboye18

How is it "weird" if the game tries to be different and less serious than most other generic shooters? This shows how much creativity those developers lack.

thegamegod
thegamegod

Perfect timing since my 1 week with bf4 has already come to an end.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

Best game to come out this gen so far in my opinion.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

Or.......Wait one week and get it on PS4 and play with FRIENDS.

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I'm hoping they put this in the "vault" soon. I might have to try it on my laptop for now

starhowl
starhowl

Tried it out and just pre-ordered it for PSN. Appears to be some kind of ME3 Co-op style shooter!

AstartesLegion
AstartesLegion

Having to install Origin on my PC is a heavy price to pay...

imajinn
imajinn

Who put the acid in my spam? Is EA actually starting to do things that benefit gamers? I am seeing more things from them lately that are kind of blowing my mind.

mr_nee
mr_nee

thanks! I really wanted to try before I buy

sirchick
sirchick

@fengor_og you buy and micro - but its not pay to win, the micros are like League of Legends you buy hats and glasses and stuff... it doesn't change the playing field.

Equally you can earn coins to buy packs from playing - average if your good you can open a pack every 2/3 games.


Selindrile
Selindrile

@sonyonly4 Man, bestbuy saved me 5 bucks when I bought this for XBOX a few months ago and I went home and put it in my XBOX and my friends and family enjoyed playing the XBOX version with me.



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nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@imajinn The way I see it... with how filled their games are with bogus DLC and micro-transactions, even if you play the game free, or heavily discounted, you're still paying to get the full game in the way of the unlocks you want or the DLC they peddle...


It's kind of true... but it's still hard to hate on the opportunity to try a game for free! I can respect their offers like this, but it's really just a way to give the player SOME value where there is otherwise none (ie. their games at full price).

AstartesLegion
AstartesLegion

@starhowl @AstartesLegion It's not that I don't like the interface or anything. I just don't like the idea of having something installed on my computer that is made by EA. I only get EA games on console for that reason. Maybe I'm just paranoid.

mikeg520
mikeg520

This game only has one iap that is coins but you earn coins every match no need to buy them at all . And all dlc packs for this amazing game are free. This game is absolutely amazing.

MetaMods
MetaMods

@AstartesLegion @starhowl I am same with you, I have not purchase any PC games that only release on origins. I kinda want get this game on PC but i dont want origin, so I am going get on PS4