NHL 15 is officially the tenth game that is currently available via EA Access.
The service, which is solely available to Xbox One owners, gives players access to a library of games for a subscription fee of $5 a month or $30 a year. The service also gives players access to demos for certain EA games, as well as discounts and early access to specific titles.
EA Access is becoming a greater value with each addition that is made to its vault. I’m not a Xbox One owner, but I am a fan of EA’s sports franchise, so the jealousy is strong in me.
In the past, the games available have been the previous year’s version of their sports franchises (the versions people don’t care about anymore). But the vault is up-to-date for most of the titles (i.e. Madden NFL 15, NBA Live 15, EA Sports UFC and now, NHL 15).
I am a big fan of NHL 15 as it is the best playing NHL game to date. When it initially released, it was criticized for how barebones the game was. This was a sentiment shared by our very own Mike Bertrand who reviewed the game. But EA has released numerous patches since then that have made the title more substantial.
Jason Patrick is an Associate Writer at MONG. His PlayStation 3 recently met the Yellow Light of Death, so please have him in your thoughts. If you’d like, follow him on Twitter.