Battlefield 3 Completely Free Until June 3

EA continues its weird streak of giving away free games.

Following Electronic Arts's first two "On the House" promotions through Origin, which featured Dead Space completely free for a month and then Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition for the month after, EA announced that Battlefield 3 would also be completely free, but only for a week.

Battlefield 3, originally for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, is well-known for the popularity of its multiplayer and for being the lead competitor with Activision's Call of Duty series, though both franchises are suffering as of late.

Electronic Arts may still be trying to mend its relationship with gamers after previously loved titles became freemium or just streamlined into oblivion, but with releases like Star Wars: Battlefront, Mirror's Edge 2, and Dragon Age: Inquisition on the horizon, there's a chance that EA may actually be starting to turn things around.

Despite Battlefield 3's price drop to zero, Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition remains free until June 16th. Be sure to grab both so you can shoot both zombies, and random players online. Players can find both games here

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Brian transcribes for a tech company in Bellevue, WA. His favorite games are Max Payne 3, Dragon Age II, Life Is Strange, Tomb Raider, and anything involving Batman. All his reviews are spoiler-free. His brow is perpetually furrowed.

Platforms PC
Published May. 28th 2014
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Already have BF3 from the EA Humble Bundle... one warning to anyone getting this, Punk Buster is kind of invasive, so bear that in mind before you download it.It's impossible to play without it.

    On the upside, if you do grab it, find a partner and do co-op first. I know a lot of people brushed it off, but it had two major advantages -- it gave you and a friend a warm up for competitive multiplayer, and you get unlocks that crossover to competitive.
  • Brian S
    Featured Correspondent
    Not to mention the single-player campaign is laughably awful and buggy. But at least it kinda looks good.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    I actually had no bugs in the BF3 campaign. I had a major one that required me to restart my PS3 to progress further in COD: Ghosts during the final tank section, I've had XCOM Enemy Unknown break every way possible on PC, but Battlefield 3 gave me no problems. It was a mediocre experience, but still... at least it was more interesting than Medal of Honor: Doorfighter's duology.

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