EA Giving Away Dragon Age: Origins for Free on PC

Download your free copy of the first Dragon Age game now.

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The latest game in EA's On the House promotion is a good one: Dragon Age: Origins. Beginning today, you can download it for free through Origin.

Origins is the first game in the Dragon Age series, having launched on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC back in 2009. It was very well-received upon its release, earning a 9.5 in GameSpot's review thanks to its enjoyable combat and excellent story.

This free copy of Origins comes in time to give you just over a month to play it before the arrival of Inquisition, the third game in the Dragon Age series. That game brings back a major aspect of combat that was abandoned in Dragon Age II, the tactical view. It will also feature a way of importing your choices from the first two games, though you won't do so by importing a save file (so don't worry if you play Origins on PC and Inquisition on consoles).

Some will bemoan needing to use Origin, EA's Steam-like digital platform, but this is a free game (regularly priced at $20) with no strings attached. Previously, we've seen games like Dead Space and Wing Commander III given away, and you can still get the most recent On the House game--Bejeweled 3--for free right now.

The offer on Origins last only a week, so if you're interested, be sure to claim your copy before October 14. Doing so will permanently add it to your Origin library.

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