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The required tool to play Mass Effect, Battlefield or FIFA


Origin is the online platform by Electronic Arts which is required to play their games. Most people are not totally in favor of this app, for obvious reasons. But, all in all, the truth is that you do need it to play EA games and other great games like FIFA or Battlefield and it's certainly worth running an install for.

FIFA 12, Battlefield 3, Star Wars The Old Republic, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning... all of them require Origin to be played. Origin is more than a simple way to play online games, it also offers an online shop to buy downloadable games for a reasonable price.


One of the main advantages of Origin is the possibility to get all your games backed up onto the cloud. So, in the event you have to format your computer or you buy a new one all you have to do is hit download to get all your games back.

In addition, the platform comes with some free games in it which are honestly pretty good: Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed World and Battleforge are just a few of the titles you'll play for FREE.

Origin still isn't a major site like Steam, but if EA keeps launching exclusive games on Origin, it'll grow day by day.

Reviewed by Andrés López Translated by Uptodown Localization Team

Information about Origin

License Free
Op. System Windows
Category Utilities
Language English
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Author Electronic Arts
Downloads 2,083,857
Date Aug 17, 2023
Content Rating Not specified
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Older versions

exe 10.5.116 Nov 16, 2022
exe 10.5.114 Aug 8, 2022
exe 10.5.113 Jun 6, 2022
exe 10.5.112 Apr 8, 2022
exe 10.5.110 Jan 20, 2022
exe 10.5.109 Jan 13, 2022
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lazyvioletcrab61577 icon
in 2023

Can you download fortnite on pc

sohibsabr icon
in 2021

How can you install it?

emmogamezz icon
in 2020

why has the previous versions of origin suddenly become undownloadable on your site??? i click it and it doesnt download??

intrepidbrownpear70641 icon
in 2020

Very buggy and annoying to use, you can very rarely actually use it without it bugging

mengyixing6 icon
in 2014

Will there be simplified Chinese? .................................................. ...........................................

mengyixing6 icon
in 2014

Don't have Chinese? How to recharge? I don't understand if I want to play a game. This is a problem. I hope to have simplified Chinese. It's comfortable to play games like this...........................


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