Latest EA game reviews

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls

By Rik Henderson

Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... Read more

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017
4.0 stars

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017

By Mike Lowe

Swordplay has long been a staple of videogames, but primarily on the PC: it's much easier to emulate fencing-type skills with a keyboard and mouse than a typical console gamepad.However, For Honor – a bold new mediaeval-style IP from Ubisoft that pitches... Read more

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards
4.5 stars

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards

By Steve Boxer

For a brief moment, it looked as though Battlefield 1 might fall foul of the stormtroopers of political correctness: when developer DICE announced that the latest instalment of the much-loved multiplayer military first-person shooter would be set in World... Read more

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

By Rik Henderson

When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... Read more

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness

By Steve Boxer

The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following.It was easy enough... Read more

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention

By Rik Henderson

It could be said that EA Sports is emulating Apple where the latest FIFA is concerned. Apple has an "S" year biannually, choosing to modify and adapt the last generation of iPhone rather than reinvent the device. This is EA's "S" year.FIFA 16, from the... Read more

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth
4.0 stars

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth

By Steve Boxer

Battlefield: Hardline means franchise-reboot business for Electronic Arts' multiplayer first-person shooter. But a rethink was needed after 2013's Battlefield 4: which, although it had moments of brilliant fun with destructible building mechanics and... Read more

FIFA 15 review
5.0 stars

FIFA 15 review

By Rik Henderson

In the past, reviewing a FIFA game has been a tricky affair. How can one wax lyrical over minor updates, no matter how many there are? Last year the series stepped foot onto the next-generation consoles, with PS4 and Xbox One showing off their graphical... Read more

FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer

FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer

By Rik Henderson

We played and reported on our first impressions of FIFA 15 during E3 in June but it's amazing how much can change in a couple of months in the games industry and we have to say that the Gamescom build of FIFA 15 is quite simply stunning. It should be,... Read more

Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun

Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun

By Rik Henderson

Yes, the premise is similar to Pay Day. And yes at times it sometimes feels that only the uniforms and locations have been changed, such is the familiarity of the gameplay, but Battlefield Hardline is possibly the first in the franchise that has us genuinely... Read more

FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time

FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time

By Rik Henderson

Every year EA Sports has the ability to pleasantly surprise us in its choice and application of improvements to FIFA.We are massive fans of the next-generation versions of FIFA 14 and genuinely thought we'd seen the closest the franchise could get to... Read more

Need For Speed: Rivals review
4.0 stars

Need For Speed: Rivals review

By Stuart Miles

There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun.Need For Speed... Read more

Battlefield 4 review
4.0 stars

Battlefield 4 review

By Steve Hill

Like the annual FIFA and PES footie games war, it’s now the turn of first person shooters to fight it out, headed up by Battlefield 4. The annual atrocity exhibition this year kicks off with EA’s Battlefield 4, a title destined to bring joy to millions... Read more

FIFA 14 review
4.5 stars

FIFA 14 review

By Rik Henderson

Another year and another FIFA game arrives on just about every current-gen platform, just ahead of the graphically boosted next-gen console release.Regular players and fans will both feel reassured that FIFA 14 doesn't change a whole lot from where the... Read more

Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot

Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot

By Rik Henderson

Many of the more recent Command & Conquer games have failed to live up to our lofty expectations. There was a time when the franchise was so massive and so popular that not only was every new game received in the same way a Call of Duty might be these... Read more

The Sims 4 preview: Hands-on with character creation, eyes-on with build features and gameplay

The Sims 4 preview: Hands-on with character creation, eyes-on with build features and gameplay

By Rik Henderson

The Sims games may not appeal to everyone, but there is no doubting their worldwide success. Now The Sims 4 is in development and Pocket-lint got the chance to be taken through some of the gameplay aspects, the all-new house building tools and even dabbled... Read more

Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

By Rik Henderson

Originally designed as a massive, sprawling PC game, Ultima Forever - Quest for the Avatar fits better with iPad and iPhone. Not only is the multiplayer game easy to dip in and out of when you're on the bus, but its controls suit a touchscreen so perfectly... Read more

Need for Speed Rivals preview

Need for Speed Rivals preview

By Stuart Miles

Need for Speed Rivals is EA's latest game in the NFS universe and this time sees you playing Cops versus Racers in an open world rather than dedicated race courses or set tracks like the Most Wanted and Run titles before it.We caught up with the game... Read more

FIFA 14 preview

FIFA 14 preview

By Rik Henderson

You would think that as last year's FIFA 13 was such a massive leap forward for the perennially favourite franchise that there would be nowhere to go for FIFA 14. You'd be wrong as, thanks to a good couple of hours of playtime with the latest addition... Read more

SimCity (2013)
4.0 stars

SimCity (2013)

By Ian Morris

From the time EA announced that SimCity would need an always-on internet connection there was some rage brewing in the fan community. It's understandable rage too, because SimCity is the latest in a line of games that is loved, and still played by many,... Read more

Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level

Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level

By Chris Hall

A weight of expectation rests on the shoulders of Real Racing 3, the latest instalment of the popular mobile racing game from EA.It was developed by the newly formed Firemonkeys studio in Australia, and Pocket-lint sat down with Michael De Graaf, its... Read more

Hands-on: SimCity review

Hands-on: SimCity review

By Ian Morris

SimCity 2000 is one of the best games of all time. You might disagree, but if you do, then, well, you're wrong. The sim-plicity of the concept didn't stop it from being an amazing game. The hours you could happily sit in front of it were staggering. Back... Read more

FIFA 13
4.5 stars

FIFA 13

By Hunter Skipworth

The FIFA franchise is unique in the world of video games. Coming back with a new title each year, all surrounding the same sport, yet never feeling tired or boring - it consistently impresses.Each year in the build-up to the FIFA launch we try to second... Read more

FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012
3.0 stars

FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012

By Rik Henderson

Before we get into the meat of a review that may, we might as well warn you, be more negative than you’d expect, we have to say that we fully applaud EA for releasing its bi-annual licensed international tournament game as an add-on for the superb FIFA... Read more

SimCity screens and preview

SimCity screens and preview

By Hunter Skipworth

It has been a long time since SimCity last made an appearance on PC. For most it is a game that has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust, or hidden away behind other newer and shinier games.SimCity comes from a time when graphics didn’t matter... Read more

Medal of Honour Warfighter screens and preview

Medal of Honour Warfighter screens and preview

By Hunter Skipworth

The Medal of Honour series once led the way in the first-person shooter market. Now overtaken by Call of Duty, recent years have seen it scrambling for sales space against Activision’s gargantuan franchise.This time round, helped along by its masterful... Read more

FIFA Street
4.0 stars

FIFA Street

By Hunter Skipworth

Like a lot of sports games these days, FIFA now comes in two flavours; the conventional FIFA titles that are released yearly and FIFA Street, the NBA Jam of soccer titles. This time around, EA has tightened up the nuts and bolts of the series, creating... Read more

Mass Effect 3
5.0 stars

Mass Effect 3

By Rik Henderson

Wow. Mass Effect 3 is, as far as we can remember, the best third instalment of anything - movie, game, TV series, anything. Return of the Jedi? Nope. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King? Get out of here. Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son? You seriously... Read more

Mass Effect 3 hands-on

Mass Effect 3 hands-on

By Chris Hall

Any chapter in the Mass Effect story has a responsibility to shoulder. In a time when so many games are over in a 6-hour flash and rely heavily on multiplayer for any sort of longevity, Mass Effect 3 has to deliver the thick storytelling that practically... Read more

Need for Speed: The Run
3.0 stars

Need for Speed: The Run

By Steve Hill

The Need for Speed series has been kicking around in various guises since the last millennium. Now pretty much an annual affair, coming up with original approaches must be an increasingly challenging business. However, this time round some bright spark... Read more

Battlefield 3
4.5 stars

Battlefield 3

By Hunter Skipworth

The levels of hype surrounding Battlefield 3 have hit lunar landing levels of excitement. From that graphically stunning trailer released all those months ago, to the first footage of jets in action, there is plenty of weight lying on the shoulders of... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

By Rik Henderson

There are some things you can rely on 100 per cent. The jammy bit in a jam doughnut will always be at the other end of the bit you bite into first. The queue you're not in will be the fastest. And EA will release a new version of FIFA a month or two after... Read more

FIFA 12
4.5 stars

FIFA 12

By Rik Henderson

It's harder to write a FIFA 12 review than you might think. It was doddle when Pro Evolution Soccer was a viable contender, but it's been a fair few generations since that particular franchise has been in the same stadium, let alone on the same pitch.So,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

By Rik Henderson

He may have been more famous of late for having ill-begotten dalliances with ladies and trees, but Tiger Woods is still a top notch athlete and sportsman. His golf may not be as awe-inspiring as it was in his heyday, but his technique and ability should... Read more

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

FIFA 12 iPad will turn your tablet into a football console game capable of making any iPhone owner weep tears of joy. First demoed at E3, FIFA 12 for the iPad will let you use the Apple device as a screen, while using a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPod... Read more

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

We took a short trip out of the office to see EA Games at its swanky Guildford office. The purpose of this visit was to play a segment from a Battlefield 3 single player mission. To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. What follows may contain... Read more

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

By Stuart Miles

EA has brought the Need For Speed franchise back once again, this time with Need for Speed The Run, a game that for the first time involves you getting out of the car. Wait, what? That’s right there are elements you control that aren’t behind a wheel,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

By Rik Henderson

On the whole, the App Store is awash with cuddly, sweet, garishly coloured applications, featuring characters that you'd rather hug than dismember. And even when you're asked to commit some kind of genocide - usually on the pig population - they laugh... Read more

EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

By Stuart Miles

RIM is clearly trying to make owners of the new BlackBerry PlayBook feel like they can have fun too, with the promise of EA’s Need for Speed Undercover and Tetris shipping pre-installed on the device from launch.We nipped along to the RIM booth at... Read more

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam hands-on

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam hands-on

By Chris Hall

As we've spent a couple of hours playing BFBC2 Vietnam on some of EA’s portable gaming stations in the back of a bar in central London. We thought it only fair to share that gaming experience with you.There’s no denying it, so we may as well deal... Read more

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
4.5 stars

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

By Tobias Henry

All that long-term fans of arcade racers need to know is that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit looks and plays like the next-generation love child of Need for Speed 3 (also subtitled Hot Pursuit) and Burnout Revenge. In other words, it's phenomenal, and arguably... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - The Sims 3 (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY - The Sims 3 (iPhone / iPod touch)

By Rik Henderson

Not all apps featured in Pocket-lint's App of the Day have to be new. Indeed, some of the best applications, games and utilities out there have been knocking around for a fair while. After all, we've all been playing Angry Birds for months now, but it... Read more

Medal of Honor
3.5 stars

Medal of Honor

By Tobias Henry

Medal of Honor and Call of Duty have always had an interesting relationship. Activision's FPS behemoth was born from EA's FPS franchise, when the disaffected team that created Medal of Honor: Allied Assault split off to form Infinity Ward and make its... Read more

FIFA 11
4.5 stars

FIFA 11

By Rik Henderson

To be completely honest, FIFA 10 was such a massive shake up for the franchise that, with FIFA 11, Electronic Arts could have released a mere update, relying on tweaks and fresh rosters. The software company even enhanced the gameplay a tad in the summer,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - Risk (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY - Risk (iPhone)

By Stuart Miles

Today's app of the day is all about dominating the world, one country at a time, because we figured that given the chance, that's probably what you would like to do, I mean who wouldn't want to rule Australia right? Of course you can't really rule the... Read more