EA’s Origin Access just got even more irresistible with the addition of 8 more awesome titles.
Announced on the EA official website, the new games are as follows:
- Mad Max
- Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
- Prison Architect
- Torment: Tides of Numenera
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
We’ve previously written about whether EA’s Origin Access is a good deal (spoiler: IT IS) and the deal just got that much better. I’ll touch on my favourite games from the above selection below.
Mad Max is a brilliant open world game, replacing the crime-ridden city streets of GTA (and the many GTA-clones) and replacing them with a barren, sandy wasteland, filled with interesting characters and a truly different story. It’s a pretty game, too.
Pillars of Eternity may lack the impressive AAA visuals of Mad Max, but it’s still a charming game to look at and has one of the most interesting games to explore released in the last decade. The spiritual successor to Baldurs Gate boasts a deep story that will take 40 hours to see through, with a seemingly infinite number of side quests bringing the total play-time closer to 100 hours.
Prison Architect is another title that deserves a mention. A prison builder may not rank highly on the list of games you’d love to play but give it a try – you’ll quickly find the hours flying by as you try to build the ultimate penitentiary.
And finally, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons…a simply wonderful game. It can be completed in just a handful of hours but it’s a game that will stick with you. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons tells a love story through simple gameplay, dialing the controls down to basic actions of running and carrying, climbing and grasping. With a colourful and magical world, you’ll struggle to find a more memorable short game to play.
Origin Access costs $5 a month or $30 a year in America, or £3.99 a month or £19.99 a year in the UK. Members can cancel their membership at any time. With these 8 games added to the already formidable list of titles, the offering just got that much better.