All of the games on EA Access are free for a week for Xbox One owners

Gamers will have unlimited access to EA's vault of 14 big games until 24 January

Games company EA is making its EA Access subscription service free for the whole of this week, giving gamers a chance to play to a host of EA's biggest games for nothing.

A subscription to EA Access usually costs £4 a month or £20 a year, and gives unlimited access to some of EA's top Xbox One games, like Battlefield Hardline, Titanfall, and Fifa 15, amongst others.

As well as giving sneak peeks of games before their release date, subscribers also get a 10 per cent discount on all digital purchases of EA games on Xbox One. The service is a pretty good deal - and now it's free.

Everyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership will get free access to the 14 games in the EA Access Vault from Tuesday 19 January to Sunday 24.

If you got an Xbox One for Christmas and want to try out some new games, taking advantage of the free offer would be a good idea. 

Of course, EA hopes that you'll end up paying for a subscription at the end of the free trial period, but there's no obligation to do so if you take part.