You Can Grab Mass Effect 2 For Free On Origin Right Now

You Can Grab Mass Effect 2 For Free On Origin Right Now

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If you've always wanted Mass Effect 2 on the PC, now's your chance to get it for free.

With all the news about Mass Effect: Andromeda this week, you might be thinking about taking the original trilogy for a spin. If you're hoping to give Mass Effect 2 a go, you can now play it on PC absolutely free.

EA's Origin "On the House" program offers up full games and expansions for free on a regular basis, and the newest game to be given away if Mass Effect 2. There's no catch, outside of having to have an Origin account. All you need to do to claim your copy is head over to the Origin site, log in, and click the "Add to Game Library" button. These games are typically only offered for a limited time, so if you want it, don't wait too long.

When Mass Effect 2 launche din 2010, we gave it a 5/5 review score. If you pick it up, you can look forward to the next chapter in the series launching on March 21, 2017.

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Well, that's nice of them.

It's probably a ploy to get people excited for the new title but I enjoy ploys that mean I get free games.

But I have the game not on Origin... I have no incentive to join the service yet.

It still uses BioWare points. (╯?□?)╯︵ ┻━┻

iv got 2 copys of it on PC already tho...

What a pity that I have this on Steam.

What a greater pity that I've never even bothered finishing the first one.

Now I have two copies on Origin....They should really fix that bug.

If its on origin then its never free, you have to give up a little of yourself to install it.

It's worth playing just for The Arrival DLC.

Worgen:
If its on origin then its never free, you have to give up a little of yourself to install it.

Better that than people giving their soul and first born to praise at the altar of Steam.

While I can understand them giving Mass Effect 2 for free, while I disagree, it is generally considered the best of the trilogy, I am still kind of surprised they didn't make the first game the On the House title.

votemarvel:

Worgen:
If its on origin then its never free, you have to give up a little of yourself to install it.

Better that than people giving their soul and first born to praise at the altar of Steam.

While I can understand them giving Mass Effect 2 for free, while I disagree, it is generally considered the best of the trilogy, I am still kind of surprised they didn't make the first game the On the House title.

Except you forgot that origin is owned by ea. And ea has a history, maybe you've forgotten it, but I haven't.

Worgen:
Except you forgot that origin is owned by ea. And ea has a history, maybe you've forgotten it, but I haven't.

*Fires up Command & Conquer on his Saturn.*

Nope I haven't forgotten EA's past at all and nor am I happy about their purchase of Bioware, who seem to be moving further and further from the style of game that made EA want to buy them in the first place.

A bigger evil though doesn't forgive the worship of a lesser one, Valve can hardly be considered consumer champions after all.

votemarvel:

Worgen:
Except you forgot that origin is owned by ea. And ea has a history, maybe you've forgotten it, but I haven't.

*Fires up Command & Conquer on his Saturn.*

Nope I haven't forgotten EA's past at all and nor am I happy about their purchase of Bioware, who seem to be moving further and further from the style of game that made EA want to buy them in the first place.

A bigger evil though doesn't forgive the worship of a lesser one, Valve can hardly be considered consumer champions after all.

Valves crimes against the customers are more apathetic then out of willful malice.

Not with every DLC, right? Those damn Bioware points actually hold me back from buying it.

lol, i still have the retail version of it, and got every single dlc, which i got directly from the bioware site. which makes me wonder if they would work for the origin version.

still the best ME title of them all. i really played the crap out of it. more than i have with part 1. and, in my opinion, still has the best soundtrack of them all. "suicide mission" is still epic and just gets you in the mood.

008Zulu:
It's worth playing just for The Arrival DLC.

Wha- Is this some kind of cruel prank you're playing on people?

Arrival is in retrospect an advance warning of the colossal failure that was ME3. It sets the whole saga down a deeply misguided path of inevitable defeat. It dispenses with actual choices and makes a smug virtue out of its railroading ("A whole bunch of folks are about to die! Warn them, Y/N?" "Hahahahaha, you CAN'T warn them in time!"). It takes mistaken liberties with your character in "cinematic" cutscenes based on its own gameplay limitations (the "stealth" challenge). And it even removes the companions, because what kind of Mass Effect player cares about those, right?

By a curious coincidence, it was also the first instance of a Mac Walters "Lead Writer" credit. For extra appreciation, look up the development timeline and see how deep it squeezed into that of ME3, which some have suggested was maybe a little rushed.

StatusNil:
Wha- Is this some kind of cruel prank you're playing on people?

I just like launching an asteroid in to a Mass Relay.

OT; Granted there's a lot of aspects I never liked about ME2 (I am still bitter about losing the 10 million credits I had saved in ME1), but it was fun game. It gave us Mordin Solus.

News of the day, people will actually complain about being offered free stuff. Honestly, I see why EA would be giving it away, though it seems a bit early, as it is a nice way to draw people in before Andromeda, but what is up with people complaining about having the option of getting a free game? I mean, you could just elect to not get it?

well, i have just checked it out and it does come with the entire lot. all weapons pack, costumes, and every mission like kasumi, overlord, etc.
unexpected to be honest but certainly not complaining about it.

votemarvel:
While I can understand them giving Mass Effect 2 for free, while I disagree, it is generally considered the best of the trilogy, I am still kind of surprised they didn't make the first game the On the House title.

I was wondering about this myself as it feels strange to give away the 2nd game of a trilogy. But when you consider how different 2 and 3 are from 1, it becomes a bit more logical. The first ME has always been the black sheep of the family for a variety of reasons, both good and bad, and I reckon they want people to be familiar with their updated vision of the games.

Metalrocks:
well, i have just checked it out and it does come with the entire lot. all weapons pack, costumes, and every mission like kasumi, overlord, etc.
unexpected to be honest but certainly not complaining about it.

It seems to come with anything you've previously bought. I've already got the retail version and have bought some of the extra content, but not all of it. The content that I had bought is available for download and the content that I haven't bought still asks for Bioware points.

So I do have some DLC such as Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi, I don't have the Overlord Pack or Arrival. Since they seem to cost $11 worth of Bioware points each I'm not inclined to buy them. Especailly as they don't say what currency the price is in so it may well be US dollars, which would be more that $11 in Australian dollars.

 

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