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Get the ultimate Dragon Age experience! Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition includes: Dragon Age: Origins. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of this legendary order of guardians. With the return of mankind's ancient foe and the kingdom engulfed in civil war, you have been chosen by fate to unite the shattered lands and slay the archdemon once and for all. Explore a stunning world, make complex moral choices, and engage in bone-crushing combat against massive and terrifying creatures. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Expansion Pack. The story of the Grey Wardens continues as you are named their commander. Fight new enemies, learn new skills and spells, and explore an all-new area of the world, Amaranthine. All Nine Content Packs Extend your adventure with The Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep, Return to Ostagar, Feastday Gifts, The Darkspawn Chronicles, Feastday Pranks, Leliana's Song, The Golems of Amgarrak, and Witch Hunt. Collect new rewards, gain new party members, and more as you delve deeper into the Dragon Age storyline.
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Top Customer Reviews
Dragon Age Origins (DAO), is a single-player game of incredible depth. I wouldn't consider the game old, but it did come out about two years ago and has already spawned a sequel (more on that later). Though DAO was released on several platforms, it was primarily designed for the PC, which is what I played it on.
Without a exposing too much of the plot, you play a central protagonist who becomes a member of a unique fighting force known as the Grey Wardens. Your mission is straight-forward enough: to defend the land of Ferelden from an invasion of demonic darkspawn. That two-sentence synopsis is a gross oversimplification, but trust me, the less you know going into this game, the better. If you must know more spoilers, you know how to find them.
Presentation - 4 out of 5 stars
While the gist of the story may not seem like anything revolutionary, it is in its execution which makes DAO special. As soon as you jump in, you're going to realize that some serious world-building has taken place. These aren't just massive environments for the sake of being massive, these are areas chalk-full of goodies to explore, people to converse with, and baddies to slay.
The game's sound is one of its greatest strengths. Every person/creature you come across is excellently voiced and the musical score is nothing short of breathtaking. The graphics are the only deduction I give here. Not because they aren't good; they're just not great compared to everything else. At times there is some awkward NPC movement and minor choppiness can occur during spells or huge battles. They're good enough to appreciate from time to time though. With the right hardware, textures are sharp.Read more ›
As others mentioned: nothing wrong with Amazon; the problems are all EA/Bioware's fault.
EA's forums are filled, two years later, with customers who still can't get the downloadable content to work. There is no - zero, no none, nada - support from EA. Two years later, EA's official response is still, "Other people can get it to work." THE SIMPLEST user-generated fixes consist of text-editing XML files, command-line path edits, and/or using developer console tools.
DO NOT pay extra for the Ultimate Edition download. There is a significant chance that you will never be able to play any of the DLC, or that your DLC will at some point become "corrupted" or "unauthorized" after partial play. If you want the DLC, perhaps you should consider obtaining an alternate version and burning it to a CD so you can access it without connecting to EA. Note that I have not done this, but I'm sure a reasonably savvy gamer can figure out how to obtain an "alternate version". Online forums contain a number of reports that those playing "alternate versions" experience far fewer problems than those of us who paid for the downloadable version.
The main game (ex-DLC) works reasonably well. Load times can be significant but crashes are infrequent. Game design itself is decent. A reasonably good compromise between an adventure-focused RPG and an micromanagement tactical slugfest. Personally, in terms of design/playability I would rate Elder Scrolls:Oblivion a 4 and DA:O a 3.
The game itself, however, is great! It runs perfectly. The story and structure are brilliant, the controls intuitive, the classic RPG feeling genuine, etc. I truly recommend this game if you're willing to suffer through some hassle downloading it.
I would have given this game five stars if not for the download process.
The game file is big and aware of that, I downloaded it from work. Download speed there is faster and instead of taking days (meaning pauses to download etc...) I could get it done in a couple of hours while leaving the PC (docked and wired connection) behind for meetings. So I did try to take precautions given the numerous reviews mentioning file corruption.
Back at home I try to install the game and it fails with the least informative error message ever "DA:O failed to install" and some generic "Why don't you try again?" kind of suggestion for a fix. So I make sure I go to task manager and kill every possible task I can and try again, this time keeping an eye on the boring install window to try to catch the issue. At around 70% of the install it hangs up and I was quick enough to capture a screenshot. So I found my corrupt file. In my case it was "addins\dao_prc_ep_1\core\env\vgk200d\vgk200d_1216.gpu.rim", yours may be different. Shortly after the hang up the failed install message showed again.
Wondering if anything went wrong with the download I decide to try again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game will knock your socks off.
I was waitng for the next big fantasy game to come along. I'm sort of retro in my video gaming. Read more
Doesn't work on windows 8 or windows 10. No response to help inquiries. Not able to return.Published 3 months ago by M. Steinmann
DO NOT BUY THIS DOWNLOADABLE GAME!!!
If you enjoy troubleshooting issues and problems with games vs playing them then this is the game for you! Read more
I haven't actually played the game much yet, but I wanted to post a review to talk about how I got the game to work on my Win 10 PC. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cheri Lambrecht
download version did not work. "All you get is a message saying There is a problem with your game's setup. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brook V
This was very cheap and easy. The only thing is that it is better is if you sign up for Origin use the code for the game through Origin and download the game from there if you do... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark T
Highly rated so I bought it when the price was right. No problems with the download. A bit on the old school side for my tastse, but still enjoyable.Published 6 months ago by David Hartenstine