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In a rather surprising show of events, EA has released Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space, and SimCity 3000 on GOG. Besides bringing all 3 of these titles to the DRM-free platform (an interesting move, considering EA owns and maintains its own storefront – Origin), this is actually the first time that SimCity 3000 has ever been available for digital purchase (though both Dead Space and Dragon Age: Origins have been available on both Steam and Origin for a while). Today’s announcement was revealed directly on GOG.

If (for some reason) you aren’t familiar with any of these titles, Dragon Age: Origins (affiliate) is the first title in Bioware’s massive Dragon Age RPG franchise. Dead Space (affiliate) is the first in EA’s series of environmental Horror game/Third-person shooters. The game is very atmospheric and has a rather… interesting story. There’s a prequel animation for the story floating around YouTube at any rate. Finally,  SimCity 3000 (affiliate) is another SimCity game, which expanded upon from the still-popular SimCity 2000. As mentioned, this is the first time it has been available digitally.

All 3 of these titles are on a fairly heavy discount to coincide with their launches on the platform; Dragon Age: Origins and Dead Space are both sporting a 60% off discount while SimCity 3000 has released at 50% off. Whether or not today’s news means that there might be hope for other EA titles to come to the platform in the future remains to be seen (Mirror’s Edge? Maybe?), but regardless – any titles getting a DRM-free release is a good thing.

If you want to pick them up and help support TechRaptor, you can do so through our GOG Affiliate linked here.

Quick Take

It’s pretty shocking to see EA releasing some of their catalog on GOG; especially since the company has their own digital distribution platform, and at least one of today’s titles aren’t available there yet! Regardless of your overall thoughts on EA as a company – releasing their titles DRM-free is something to be commended, even if it was nearly a decade after the fact. If nothing else, any of today’s titles should be worth your time!

James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!

  • jaygerbomb

    Sims 1 collection or GTFO, EA. We’ve been asking for this for years now. Hell, I’d even pay $5-10 for each expansion pack as long as it all works properly on modern operating systems.

  • Robert Grosso

    Dragon Age: Origins again.

    Why yes sir, I believe I will buy a copy.

  • Robert Grosso

    This would be my third copy. One for the Xbox 360, one on Origins (got that for free, without DLC) and The full collection with DLC off of GOG.

    If Dragon Age 2 comes out on GOG, i’m definitely picking that up as well.

  • Bitterbear

    Sim City 3000? Hell yes.

  • giygas

    I’ve been waiting a long time to play SC3k again.

  • Eww Dragon Age 2 is garbage.

  • SevTheBear

    Nope. Unless you haven’t play the game at 1080p and 60 fps before.

  • SevTheBear

    And boring as fuck

  • Rurik

    Yes there is a few benefits. You can have sex on a different one to mix things up. Or alone if your single.

  • DrearierSpider

    Now we need Crysis and Crysis Warhhead, especially since all versions still come with the cancer that is SecuROM.

  • Robert Grosso

    Not to me, I love that game too.

  • Robert Grosso

    Only real benefit I have now is I can possibly stream Dragon Age: Origins, and if they do put Dragon Age II up…I can stream that, combined with my PS4 copy of Inquisition we can do a long, epic story in the whole series.

    Lots of potential…

  • Rurik

    Lol, I was talking about actually having sex on the physical copies of the game.