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8 Games Added To EA’s Origin Access

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
  • Virginia
  • Ember
  • Spore™

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.