Latest EA game reviews

FIFA 20 review: King of the streets
4.5 stars FIFA 20 review: King of the streets By Rik Henderson

After numerous bug fixes we're now getting the FIFA 20 we should have had. But the next big question is whether that's enough?... Read more

Battlefield V review: A state of the art WWII shooter – but it's not all there yet
4.0 stars Battlefield V review: A state of the art WWII shooter – but it's not all there yet By Steve Boxer

An epic WWII first-person shooter that impresses by its storytelling, yet which lacks parts of the game which we won't see untiul March 2019...... Read more

FIFA 19 review: Journey's end
4.0 stars FIFA 19 review: Journey's end By Rik Henderson

FIFA 19 is the result of years of tweaking and is therefore the best in the series yet, without being particularly groundbreaking.... Read more

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

Need for Speed Most Wanted review for iPhone
Need for Speed Most Wanted review for iPhone By Stuart Miles

The Need For Speed franchise is back and this time it's NFS Most Wanted on the iPad and iPhone. So buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight: you’re in... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

APB: All Points Bulletin - PC
3.0 stars APB: All Points Bulletin - PC By Tobias Henry

Forget the hype. Forget the backlash. APB is not the Grand Theft Auto MMO that some of us dreamt of, but it's also no unqualified disaster. In bursts it... Read more

First Look: Medal of Honor
First Look: Medal of Honor By Tobias Henry

If Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a challenge to Modern Warfare’s domination of the military shooter genre, then the new Medal of Honor is a full-on,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - EA Sports FIFA Superstars (Facebook)
APP OF THE DAY - EA Sports FIFA Superstars (Facebook) By Rik Henderson

Let's be honest here, this was written before the England vs Slovenia match, mainly because we wanted to SEE the England vs Slovenia match and are currently... Read more

Need for Speed preview: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed preview: Hot Pursuit By Tobias Henry

We don't think many would contest that, after the brilliant Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the classic racing series lost its way. Need for Speed: Carbon?... Read more

EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look
EA Rock Band for iPhone - First Look By Stuart Miles

EA's Rock Band has been rocking the gaming world with its four player band action on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for some time now. EA is clearly hoping that... Read more

The Sims 3 - PC/Mac
4.0 stars The Sims 3 - PC/Mac By Chris Hall

Stuart has got himself into a situation. He has been chasing this young lady called Bebe Hart. A couple of sessions at the pool have convinced Stuart he... Read more

Need for Speed Shift - First Look
Need for Speed Shift - First Look By Stuart Miles

Need for Speed Shift will be the latest Need for Speed title from EA when it eventually launches in September in the UK. Pocket-lint snuck in to see the... Read more

FIFA Manager 09 - PC
2.5 stars FIFA Manager 09 - PC By Christopher Pickering

The FIFA Manager series has always struggled when compared to Sports Interactive’s Football Manager titles. While the latter was jam packed with intelligent... Read more

The Sims 3 - First Look
The Sims 3 - First Look By Stuart Miles

Three years in development, the latest incarnation of The Sims has been dated, moved into the final stage of development, and it's all now just about bug... Read more

Crysis: Warhead - PC
4.5 stars Crysis: Warhead - PC By Christopher Pickering

All that talk of Crysis literally destroying sub-standard machines trying to run the fantastic shooter proved to be ever-so-slightly over the top. Yes,... Read more

Spore – PC
4.5 stars Spore – PC By Christopher Pickering

So you’re the creator of The Sims. Your games are selling by the truck load, but still you can’t help shaking that feeling that you wanted to do more.... Read more

FIFA 09 - PC - First Look
FIFA 09 - PC - First Look By Stuart Miles

With just a couple of months to go, Pocket-lint was allowed an early sneak peak at the latest iteration in the FIFA series: FIFA 09 on the PC. But can... Read more

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