There are certainly more than ten great games on Origin, which I why I decided to divide the “Best Origin Games” post into two separate articles (by the way, here’s a link to the first part in case you missed it.) Naturally, the digital distribution service will get more games in the future, but in the meantime, you can download any of the games below and have a terrific time. As usual, please let me know your opinion in the comments below. Have you tried any of the games from this article? Which one is your favorite? What do you think about Origin as a digital distribution service?
The Sims 3
The Sims series has always captivated a wide audience, particularly, those who don’t play video games on a regular basis, but no matter who you are, you should give this game a chance. The third entry in the franchise was universally praised for its lack of loading times, freedom, ambitious scope and for feeling both fresh and familiar.
If competitive first-person shooters are your thing and you’re tired of playing Call of Duty and Battlefield and you want to experience something different, Titanfall might be your new obsession. In the multiplayer game, players control gargantuan mechs called Titans and they can also play on foot. The game’s main draw is its intense gameplay which allows you to start running, wall-running abilities and continue doing so until the match ends (or until someone kills you.)
Assassin’s Creed III
Do you like action-adventure games set in a fictional history but based in true events? Then Assassin’s Creed is your game and the third entry is one of the best in the popular franchise. The game’s simply an achievement for open-world games, since the setting is always impressive to watch and be a part of. On top of that, the refined gameplay, deep story, well-developed characters and rich narrative, make Assassin’s Creed III a terrific game.
Far Cry III
Far Cry has always been a franchise about playing an open-world title, set in a tropical island where you have to shoot your way out of dangerous situations and Far Cry III is no exception. But what’s different about the game is that everything it does, it does in the most convincing and earnest manner. The open-ended nature of the game, the world design and the deep narrative make Far Cry III one of the best games if this type.
Metro: Last Light
The Metro series is unlike any other first-person shooter genre out there. The survival and post-apocalyptic elements make it more of a horror game than a traditional first-person shooter, but there’s a lot of to like here, no matter which genre you prefer. The atmosphere, presentation and sound, environments and gunplay are unparalleled and for that alone, you should give this game a chance.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Time and time again, developer Criterion Games has proved that they know how to craft a racing game and 2010’s Hot Pursuit is no exception to the rule. Challenging races, rewarding gameplay, spectacular crashes, gorgeous cars and exhilarating races make Hot Pursuit one of the best racing games ever released. If you like spectacle, cars and arcade races, Hot Pursuit is your game.
Usually considered a milestone in technical prowess, Crysis is the first-person shooter that defined a generation for its high system requirements. But there’s more to this game than pretty visuals. The fun suit abilities, entertaining single-player campaign and accurate physics make Crysis a game worth playing.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Despite the controversy that surrounded this action-RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was an amazing game that not a lot of people played back when it came out. Of course, the game was far from perfection and some technical issues and bugs fairly prevented to taking off. But the pretty visuals and entertaining gameplay are so solid that you should at least give this game a chance. It deserves it.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
If you, like me, aren’t a fan of the stealth mechanics in the Metal Gear Solid series, you should give Revengeance a chance, since the game focuses on action and spectacle. The result is a bombastic hack-and-slash game with fast-paced sequences, a unique cutting system and a bonkers narrative. This is an outstanding spin-off that deserves to be played by everyone interested.
Bulletstorm is all style and crass humor and it definitely remembers me of the classic first-person shooter games like Duke Nukem or even Doom. The game always rewards players for stylish and creative kills and despite not having any multiplayer modes, anyone up to a goofy science-fiction story that never takes itself too seriously should definitely play this game.