If you’ve never tackled (see what we did there) EA’s American football series, you’ll have your chance thanks to a free Madden NFL 22 trial that’s already underway.
Madden NFL 22 is, as the name suggests, the latest entry in the series, released last month. In our review, we concluded that it was well worth your time if you didn’t have the previous year’s incarnation, awarding it a 7 out of 10. But we also noted that if you did have Madden NFL 21 it wasn’t an absolutely essential purchase.
This free trial should give you the opportunity to decide if this year’s release is worth the upgrade and will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (via Steam) and Google Stadia. You’ll need 50GB of free storage space at least to download it, though if it doesn’t take your fancy you can always delete it.
Aside from helping EA sell more copies of the game, the trial commemorates the start of the 2021 NFL Season. If you were hoping for a major discount, however, you’re out of luck. Yes, these trials often have some special offer whereby you can get the title in question for half price but, having been released only a month ago Madden NFL 22 is still priced at £69.99 (except on Steam where the standard edition is £49.99).
The free trial runs from now until 11:59PM PDT September 12th / 7:59AM BST September 13th.