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Missing EA Games Start To Reappear In Android Market

It’s starting to be a great month for games on Android, especially now that all of those missing EA games have started to return. Back in February, EA decided to pull their lineup of games from the Android Market for no apparent reason, which led many upon many users to take to the interwebz to give them a piece of their mind. One user states (which we found hilarious):

I PAID FOR A PRODUCT!! I EXPECT UNFETTERED ACCESS TO THE PRODUCT 24/7, 365 WITHOUT UNDUE INTERRUPTION AND WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR IT AGAIN!

We do agree wholeheartedly though. Well now everyone can start beginning the lookout for those missing titles. A simple search of EA Games in the Market delivered me to what looks like all of their games: Sims 3, NFS, Bejeweled2, Worms, and some other classic games. So go check the Market and see if your games are back.

We’re hearing that games are showing up, but some are not allowing users to install.  We’ll have to keep an eye on it…

Cheers @quakerdan!

  • gertman

    I have been trying to re-download about once a week or so…..AND today it WORKED!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/robertlwalters Robert Walters

    For those of you who had a titanium backup and are seeing the update show up in your apps but then cant update because it doesn’t go to the actual app, in my apps long press on the app and choose update. It will update the game but again is still not linked properly to the market. At least the game gets updated though.

  • mad3963

    Having the same problem with NFS Shift and Sims 3. I have emailed EA Android support with date of original purchase and Google Checkout number for proof of purchase. Sent today, supposed to have response in 24hrs. I’ll let you all know the results.

  • Anonymous

    xvr.in/O6

  • http://profiles.google.com/chasehammer Chase Johnson

    i did a search on my Droid 2 (running GB leak). well they show up. however ALL THE GAMES COST $7.99  WTF lol Before they pulled them some where $0.99 but sheesh. i dont think ill be buying any of these.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586268256 Daniel Churco

    I’m having the same problem. I already paid for NFS, now it’s trying to charge me 4.99 again.   Get your Act together EA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JOHN.R.P.JR John Robert Peters

    I was wondering if there was a way to look at your download history for the market?

    • mad3963

      Log in to your Google Checkout account to see history of all purchases made on the Market.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JOHN.R.P.JR John Robert Peters

    I was wondering if there was a way to look at your download history for the market?

  • Anonymous

    I bought Need for Speed Shift last Christmas on my Droid X for 99 cents during one of EA’s sales.  Then they did that B.S. where they pulled the games and relisted them so I couldn’t download it when I switched to the Thunderbolt.  I’ll never buy another EA game from the Android Market again until I can download the one I paid for.  As of today I still can’t download it even though my Android Market web account shows that I purchased it.  When I search for it in the Android Market, it comes up with a price of $4.99 so they want me to buy it again. Yeah right!

  • gertman

    I HAVE an Xperia Play AND I bought NFS about a year ago or so.  It re-showed up on my list of purchased apps in the Market on-line a week or two ago.  But I didn’t notice it in the marketplace on my phone until I read this post.  I tried to re-install but I get an error that it can’t be found. :(  EA sucks!!

  • Anonymous

    I have the same NFS problem. I remember that I bought it for a discount a while back.

    • Anonymous

      And I have my receipt on Gmail! I’m getting that game back or I’m suing for every bit of my $1.05

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp 

  • j2d2

    Bought Need for Speed Shift last year on my OG Droid. Still says I need to purchase it again on my TB. Forget it.

  • Anonymous

    Hey that reminds me!, when I bought NFS on my Incredible, it never transferred over onto the TB! Grrr…

  • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

    I noticed this last night also – Original EA pulled Need For Speed which I bought at a discount price then had it listed again at full price. I never re-bought it and vowed not to support them ever again. EA might have realized their mistake finally.

  • http://twitter.com/wormeyman Eric Johnson

    Tetris still says The requested item cannot be found.

  • Rob

    Tetris costs $7.99? There are free versions in the Market… Worms is only $2.99? Their pricing is wacky.

  • MOTOX

    EA rockband on my thunderbolt wants me to pay again…though i already had paid for it….for no reason…why? any help?

  • http://twitter.com/BucUte Neil Rasmuson

    I had NFS Shift… deleted my TiB backup after a few months of nothing.  Now it wants me to pay $4.99 again. What a joke.

  • http://twitter.com/BucUte Neil Rasmuson

    I had NFS Shift… deleted my TiB backup after a few months of nothing.  Now it wants me to pay $4.99 again. What a joke.

  • Tsteege

    EA you are dropping the ball.  If you want to sell, you had better not bite the hand that feeds you!!!   And yes you can guess, the three games I purchased are not available and cost quite a bit more.  Oh well they might as well charge $1000 each for the games, because I will not buy from them again.

  • Anonymous

    I bought Need For Speed Shift from the Market a while ago, and I wanted to download it again but it’s asking me to buy it? I already did!

  • Interstellarmind

    i’m more concerned about when yonzh’s n64 emulator will return!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      It won’t. All his apps got pulled and his developer account terminated. Look on Slideme appstore for his apps for free for a limited time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/5.second.minute Kit Tihonovich

    EA games have been nothing but disappointments.
    I liked NFS shift when it first came out, but that was really just because I was showing my phone off to anybody who cared to look at the graphics and such.  Old fogies love that shit.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    you guys notice that they reappeared a little after the xperia play got launched? coincidence! I THINK NOT! LOL

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Ohhhh, I spy with my lil’ eye. Good work!

      • Jeremy Gentry

        thanks good sir! :)

  • Ryanroux

    I am able to redownload Teris, but not NFS.  So, something is happening.  Hopefully I won’t have to wait for NFS too long.

  • Anonymous

    Nope. Bought The Sims 3 back in the holiday sale, and it doesn’t show up in the Market. What *does* show up, though, is “The Sims 3 by EA,” which Market recognizes as a different game. Therefore, even though my phone tells me I have to update my version of “The Sims 3,” when I click on it it tells me it can’t be found, since according to the Market it doesn’t exist.

    Btw Tato, is that an old screenshot? My screen shows all EA games saying “by EA” at the end of the name and it shows The Sims 3 (by EA) being $7.99, not $0.99.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Yep, old screenshot. Don’t worry :)

    • Anonymous

      Same.  I’m able to play Tetris still even though it says it needs an update, I haven’t tried the Sims but it was so boring/slow the first time I may just uninstall it anyway.

  • Vanilla Ice

    Thats why i dont buy EA games for my hand held devices.

    • Vanilla Ice

      Wow, Sorry for the MULTI replys. Computer error?

    • http://twitter.com/wormeyman Eric Johnson

      Same here after tetris wouldn’t re-download i never bought another EA game and told my other friends to not buy EA games as well.

  • Vanilla Ice

    Thats why i dont buy EA games for my hand held devices.

  • Vanilla Ice

    Thats why i dont buy EA games for my hand held devices.

  • Vanilla Ice

    Thats why i dont buy EA games for my hand held devices.

  • Vanilla Ice

    Thats why i dont buy EA games for my hand held devices.

  • Anonymous

    Nice! Although mine are all in Titanium so I’ve been able to get them there.