Remember, You Can Play Biomutant For $20

Remember, You Can Play Biomutant For $20
Image: Experiment 101 / Biomutant

The reception to Biomutant has been mixed, leading some to question at what price Experiment 101’s furry brawler might be most worth it. So it’s worth remembering that while some places are charging $100 for Biomutant in Australia, you can actually get the game for a fifth of that price.

We don’t talk about it too often, but Biomutant is actually available for $20 in Australia as part of EA’s subscription service. You wouldn’t be alone in forgetting that EA Play Pro was a thing — ever since its tie-in deal with Xbox Game Pass, many gamers have simply assumed EA’s library is available as part of that.

And while most of it is, EA Play Pro also has a range of new exclusives that aren’t first-party EA titles. As it so happens, Biomutant is one of those.

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Image: EA Play Pro / Origin

What this means is that instead of forking out $100 on Steam, or the $75 most places are charging for console versions of the game, you can actually knock out Biomutant for $20. That’s how much it’ll cost you for a monthly subscription of EA Play Pro, which is more than enough time to knock out Biomutant.

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EA Play Pro’s Australian pricing. Image: Origin/EA

EA Play Pro hasn’t had that many 2021 games added to the service, although you could probably finish off It Takes Two once you’re done playing Biomutant. From a pure value proposition, that’s a pretty good deal. It also removes some of the reservations around AA games like Biomutant, where some of the elements look fun, but the slight lack of polish holds people back from dropping $100.

So if you want to give Biomutant a whirl, EA Play Pro is the best option right now for Australians. You’ll obviously need to play on PC, but given how the game is running on the PS5 right now, that’s probably your best option.

Comments

  • If you haven’t played Fallen Order, it’s also a good one to knock out while you’re subbed. It’s not nearly as hard as Dark Souls thanks to the difficulty sliders, but if you liked the old Star Wars games you’ll like Fallen Order and it has options to turn all the quick time events off.

  • not discounting the article here, merely adding my 2 cents since im here from your comment in the other article. but monthly subscriptions dont really work for me. $20 a month but dont get to keep the games afterwards doesnt work as well as maybe it does for movies. atm im working my way through the batman arkham games on steam and arkham city alone has taken me over a month to complete.

    • Depends on the game. Fallen Order is one of those games you belt through once and never touch again, but it’s fun to go through once, has little replayability, and so it’s fine with Gamepass/EA Play because if you unsub you don’t lose anything that you might want to go back to later. There’s other games on EA Play that’d be in the same category of enjoying once for however long they last and deleting them and that’s where the sub services shine.

      Biomutant might be a bit more tricky since it’s an open world game and it’s as much time as you want to sink into it and you might want to come back to it. Providing the save games can be moved, you could always take your saves from that installation and dump them in Steam’s folder if you want to buy it from there at a later date for achievements. But that’s too much effort for most people and I can completely understand why people wouldn’t bother if they only want to test out one game (also, it’s EA . ‘Nuff said.)

  • From my time with it, on its own it is not worth the $20 for EA Play. I’d only suggest trying it on EA Play if there are other games you also want to play/try.

    The writing is utterly awful, the combat is barely average even at its best, and the world may as well be a lifeless husk… The only thing going for it is the art style.

    It feels like a glorified, far too long drawn out demo of a game that might have been great with a lot more time in development.

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