You can now play the first ten hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda free

Mass Effect: Andromeda review

Previously exclusive to Origin Access subscribers, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s trial is now free to all, on all platforms.

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The trial terminates after ten hours of gameplay, or at the entrance to the vault on Eos, whichever you hit first. You’ll also have access to the multiplayer mode. It’s a reasonably full trial, but it must be said that the start of the game does not show it at its best.

Still, if you were curious about Andromeda but put off by the underwhelmed critical reception (and outright negative community one), then it’s a free chance to take a look.

Head here to get involved – you’ll need an Origin Account, but that doesn’t cost you anything.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is in a weird kind of limbo right now. It’s still getting patches and multiplayer content, but there’s been no word on single-player DLC. Given that Mass Effect 2 and 3 had a ton of that, it’s a pretty safe assumption that it was in EA’s initial plans for the game, but it seems they’ve reconsidered any such plans given its reception.