It's time for another free alert! You know, where we inform you of a deal so good that it's actually free? Yeah, that. This time around, it concerns none other than... Mass Effect 2!
You're probably already well aware of EA's "On The House" program. If not, let me summarise it; every few weeks to months, EA picks a game from their vast catalogue of published titles and gives it out for free. It can be an old game, or a recent one. A low rated one, or a highly rated one. If it's a game they can secure access to, it's on the table. Only hitch is that it's only available through their Origin platform.
This time around, it is - as mentioned before - Mass Effect 2 from 2010. It's possibly the best acclaimed title in the series, and was highly rated for both its dialogue as well as story and gameplay, not to mention its beautiful environments. It also runs far better on PC than the first one did - which is, to be fair, not massively surprising.
Are you prepared to lose everything to save the galaxy? You'll need to be, Commander Shepherd. It's time to bring together your greatest allies and recruit the galaxy's fighting elite to continue the resistance against the invading Reapers. So steel yourself, because this is an astronomical mission where sacrifices must be made. You'll face tougher choices and new, deadlier enemies. Arm yourself and prepare for an unforgettable intergalactic adventure.There's not any visible expiry date on this offer, so you may wish to grab it while it's hot!