EA app sale: Most iOS games just 99 cents

The sale extends to more than 70 games in EA's catalog, including brand-new titles Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Cause of Death. Time to stock up!

EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which just launched today, is one of 70+ games on sale for 99 cents.
EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which just launched today, is one of 70+ games on sale for 99 cents. EA

I've often felt that 99 cents is the magic number for iOS games. At that price, it's an impulse buy; I'll grab it without a second thought. Even if I wind up not liking the game, hey, it was only a buck.

If you feel the same way, you'll appreciate this: EA Mobile has cut nearly every game in its iOS catalog to just 99 cents. And that includes a couple noteworthy new titles that just launched today.

I've played quite a few of the 70-plus games on sale, so allow me to make a few recommendations (with links to my previous coverage, where applicable): Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Lemonade Tycoon, Madden NFL 11, Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Reckless Racing, The Simpsons Arcade, and The Sims 3.

As for the new stuff, check out Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a multiplayer-ready port of the smash-hit console title. Normally, high-profile games like this one sell for at least $6.99 at launch, but, surprisingly, it's on the sale list.

Also launching today: Cause of Death, which looks to be a "CSI"-style mystery/adventure game. Sale price: yep, 99 cents.

According to EA, the sale will run for "a limited time." I asked a company rep to be more specific, but she couldn't provide an end date. Thus, these prices might expire today, tomorrow, Sunday night, or who knows when? My advice: grab the games you want right now, while they're cheap.

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