Free Game From EA’s Origin!


Multiple users have informed us that this code has been invalidated. With the finicky nature of this entire promotion, give it a go anyway for the hell of it if you have a few minutes to spare.  If you’re just seeing this post now and it truly has been taken down, though, I’m sorry for ever getting your hopes up. As a slightly-more-expensive alternative, why not pick up this Square Enix pack from Amazon for under ten bucks?


It’s tough to stay excited about the excellent Dishonored or an upcoming Call of Duty when your wallet won’t stop sighing to ruin the mood. If only some superhero would descend from the heavens and fling us a free game to stay engaged…

…Wait, what the heck is the money-hungry EA doing here?

Through an apparently very under-the-radar promotion, one sub-$20 downloadable PC title may be picked up for the low, low price of nothing at all via EA’s Origin distribution service. Simply stroll on into the this-is-definitely-not-Steam Origin store, find something special priced at $19.99 or below, add it to your cart, and punch in promo code OS3874XVC to redeem your free prize!

Note that this code only seems to jive for North American audiences, and not all games in this price range work. Still, we’ve seen success with the following list of titles:

  • Battlefield 2
  • Battlefield 2142
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bulletstorm
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
  • Dragon Age II
  • FIFA 12
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Need For Speed Shift II: Unleashed
  • The Saboteur
  • Shank
  • Sim City 4
  • Spore

Individual results are inconsistent across different accounts, but anything’s worth a shot for the potential promise of a free game, right?

Written by: Luke Frazier

Gaming industry addict. Twitter fiend. Unabashed lover of Kingdom Hearts. Other favorites include The Legend of Zelda, Portal, Bioshock, Journey, and peanut butter & banana sandwiches. Also, oatmeal. Let's be friends. @LukeAFrazier – Steam/PSN: GodAlliz

  • TY-Dor Gaming

    Don’t Works :[

    • Unfortunately, the promo code has been expired for a while now.

  • Fire_Power

    Promo code no work explain plz.

  • Twiggiepantz

    Its a good think i got to read this soon, i was able to get ME 2 but didnt react quick enough to get ME 1 on another account since this no longer works. At least gone one for free.

    • Nice grab! Awesome to hear you got something out of it.

  • fuck off

    shit never “realy” works…

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  • Its not working for anyone anymore. Heck, I go the email (unlike many who didn’t) and they won’t even give it to me. Like usual EA shows how much they suck. I guess they figured they scammed in enough people to their Origin service and ended the promo early. Im deleting Origin off my PC and sticking with Steam where I know I won’t have any issues.

  • Less than a day old and the code no longer works……… lol

  • Dai

    not working in US at all

  • No one get command and conquer 4, it is the worst game in the series, that is all.
    IF I decide to do any of this, crysis warhead will be my choice.

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  • guest

    yup no longer works

  • fixer

    Code is now invalid

  • joe

    doesnt even work on European store. EA sucks as usual.They could have at least mentioned it. Dont waste your time. It’s only for US.

  • iammason

    Im in North America, and this isn’t working for me… I’m in Canada though, so maybe just the U.S.A.?

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  • Gavin

    up to 2 games per account btw

  • noah

    It says I don’t meet the requirements. :/

  • Jarrett Guma

    Also side question, why is EA still selling battlefield 2142 for $20 bucks? They disabled the servers for that game and it’s online only……

    • ShadeusX

      Hi, I still play 2142 occasionally, and while many people have abandoned the game, there are still a few of us that are dedicated, and a few servers still exist. I recommend the last Titan mode servers, as they are wonderful 🙂

  • Jarrett Guma

    And my Origin client crashed trying to open up the store……Now I remember why it SUCKS

  • Andrew Moreno

    I got Dead Space 1 and somehow tricked it to let me get Mass Effect 1 as well 🙂

  • Gavin

    Sweet free games 😀

    • Yeah! What’d you pick up?

      • Gavin

        spore on one account and battlefield 2 on another XD