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Dragon Age: Origins

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
85
3.9
Windows
91
4.0
Macintosh
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4.2

User Reviews

Enchantment? Enchantment! Windows אולג 小奥 (168610)
One of the best RPG games to come out in years Windows Riamus (8121)
I’m a Grey Warden, And Together We Can Save This World… Xbox 360 MasterMegid (897)
[v1.0] Morrigan: A half putrid Dragon Age is not something a woman wants to find in her unmentionables. Windows Indra is here (19685)
Bombastic! Fantastic! Romantic! Windows Lady T-Dawg (701)
Replayed it way too much. Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (955)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 6 4.2
PlayStation 3 14 3.7
Windows 71 4.0
Xbox 360 20 3.9
Combined MobyScore 111 3.9


The Press Says

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100
WindowsLegendra
Dragon Age: Origins ne révolutionne pas le genre, il n'en avait d'ailleurs jamais eu l'ambition. Bioware a ressorti un soft proche de Baldur's gate sur de nombreux points, et a posé une trame inspirée des classiques de la Fantasy. N'y jouez pas si vous cherchez avant tout l'originalité. Les autres, foncez ! Le gameplay vous accrochera, l'histoire vous séduira, et vous serez conquis par ses personnages, car ce qui vous attend est plus qu'un simple jeu. Dans cette ode aux stéréotypes de l'Heroic Fantasy, vous vivrez une aventure pleine de démons, d'elfes, de nains, de sang et de courbes généreuses. Bref, vous vivrez la Fantasy dans les règles de l'art.
100
Windowsnewbreview.com
This is the best RPG I’ve played in a long time and will take some beating. Don’t be surprised to see this around awards time.
100
WindowsCheat Happens
With Dragon Age: Origins, Bioware has once again solidified itself as the king of the western RPG. There’s really no way of recommending this title enough, with it’s amazing voice work, awesome mechanics and deep story, you’re going to want to pick up this gem of a title.
100
Xbox 360Tech-Gaming
Dragon Age: Origins offers one of the most expansive and intricate role-playing experiences ever presented to console gamers. Although novice adventurers may be overcome by the title’s complexity and duration, RPG veterans will bask in the game’s dazzling discursiveness. From the title’s exceptional voice-work to its consummate weaving of narrative fibers, Dragon Age: Origins stands as one of most immersive gaming experiences on the current hardware generation.
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Xbox 360Joystiq
Like me, you might not have Dragon Age: Origins on your list of definite must-buys and potential game of the year candidates, but I'm here to tell you that you should. It's a glowing example of the RPG genre done very right -- and an experience you'll still be finding surprising, memorable moments in for months to come.
100
MacintoshMacworld
Easily the most compelling RPG I’ve ever played, Bioware once again proves that they can weave together great writing, beautiful graphics, a compelling story, and a versatile battle system to make a game more than the sum of its parts. Even though Bioware already has the critically praised Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic series to their credit, Dragon Age represents a major step forward for the genre and a gem of a game. I never thought I’d use the words “innovative” and “fantasy RPG” in the same sentence, but Dragon Age: Origins also earns the words “fun” and “addictive.”
100
WindowsGamesVault
BioWare stworzyło naprawdę wspaniały produkt, który mimo kilku zgrzytów potrafi przykuć na monitora na długie godziny, całkowicie odcinając gracza od zewnętrznego świata. Gra w pełni zasłużyła sobie na miano RPG 2009 roku!
100
Xbox 360RPGamer
I began my experience with Dragon Age: Origins optimistic, but not really knowing what to expect, apprehensive that I would not enjoy it. I am leaving with a deep appreciation for what BioWare can do, and I cannot wait to see more from this world. It is hard to say if it is due to my inexperience with other games like this, but as far as a role-playing experience goes, this is as close as I've seen to a true one. Now if you will excuse me, I have more darkspawn to slay. A Grey Warden gets no rest.
100
PlayStation 31UP
The folks at BioWare have shown that they're always looking for ways to make their games better -- each of their RPGs builds upon the previous title. Dragon Age displays this refinement, and while the story may not be completely original, it's told in a way that enthralls and enchants the player. It's the best RPG of the year -- and maybe the best of the HD era.
100
PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
In the end, Dragon Age: Origins feels like a real throwback to the good old days of PC role-playing epics. It also feels like exactly what you expect the makers of Baldur's Gate to come up with as a follow-up to that classic. While that means you could rightfully fault the game for not being especially innovative, it's this adherence to a classic style of gameplay that will ensure that it's welcomed by the legions of nostalgic RPG players that make up this genre's core audience.
100
WindowsGame Arena
Dragon Age: Origins is amazing. Calling it next-gen Neverwinter Nights does it a disservice - it's more the next-gen Baldur's Gate (Ed - That clears it up!). BioWare has done an excellent job making such a huge game readily accessible while maintaining the vibrancy and richness of the game world, and the depth and strength of the story.
100
WindowsThe A.V. Club
The combat system closely mirrors BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate, allowing players to pause the action to issue orders to their party. In more chaotic fights, the tactics menu provides an invaluable tool, letting players give standing orders like “use a healing item when at half health.” Mastering the combination of automated commands and micromanagement is the key to victory, as fights can be brutally hard. Luckily, death carries only light penalties, and failure always feels educational. Add in excellent voice acting, gorgeous graphics, highly customizable characters, and complex systems for how spells interact, and the result is a game destined to become a new RPG staple.
100
WindowsCynamite
Seit Baldur‘s Gate konnte mich kein Offline-Rollenspiel mehr so sehr an den Bildschirm fesseln. Das Kampfsystem funktioniert fantastisch, die Übersicht ist vorbildlich, und die Atmosphäre dicht. Unzählige Details, Charaktere mit vielen Ecken und Kanten und – je nach gewählten Startcharakter – liefern dazu einen hohen Wiederspielwert. Das Kampfsystem der Konsolenversion ist mir allerdings zu fummelig, zudem sieht die Grafik bei Windows-Rechenknechten einen Tick besser aus.
100
WindowsGamePro (US)
Dragon Age is a spectacular experience from beginning to end, and with an enormous amount of choices to make, cities to visit, dungeons to crawl, NPCs to interact with, treasure to find, quests to complete and crafts to master, I feel pretty confident in saying that Dragon Age: Origins is, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable and immersive RPG experiences I've had since my Infinity Engine days. BioWare has crafted a spectacular journey with Dragon Age, and an unforgettable fantasy realm that's sure to resonate with fantasy and adventure fans the world over.
100
Windows1UP
The folks at BioWare have shown that they're always looking for ways to make their games better -- each of their RPGs builds upon the previous title. Dragon Age displays this refinement, and while the story may not be completely original, it's told in a way that enthralls and enchants the player. It's the best RPG of the year -- and maybe the best of the HD era.
99
WindowsGameZone
Dragon Age: Origins is a single-player game, with a nice online presence, but it does not offer multiplayer or cooperative gaming. Does that matter? Maybe to some. But for the true RPG gamer, this game is of a level that has never been seen before. It is the new benchmark. The story is rich and engaging, the characters are memorable, and the journey is one that pulls you in, captivates you and compels you to move forward toward the conclusion. You can replay the game and make different choices, altering your path and creating a different experience. The game can be emotionally draining, but it is the type of game that begs you to immerse yourself in the character you create and live the fantasy. This is indeed a game for the ‘ages.’
95
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Useimmille pelaajille onkin romanssien sijasta merkittävämpää se, että Dragon Age on harvoja hyvällä lopulla siunattuja suurroolipelejä. Pelin viime tunneilla pelaajan ponnistelut Fereldenin yhdistämiseksi näkyvät välianimaatioiden sijaan varsinaisessa pelaamisessa. Peli kuitataan pitkällä hyvästelyllä, jossa selvitetään Fereldenin tulevia vuosikymmeniä sen perusteella, millaisia valintoja pelaaja teki seikkailun aikana. Vastaavalla tarkkuudella tällaista nähtiin viimeksi Fallout 2:ssa, josta onkin vierähtänyt jo turhan pitkä tovi. Kun peliin on upottanut kymmeniä tunteja, parin minuutin loppuviuhahdus vain suututtaa, joten kunnon viimeistely jätti hienon tunteen ja innosti minut aloittamaan uuden läpipeluun lähes saman tien.
95
WindowsZTGameDomain
Frankly if I am going to be honest here, writing this review has been hell for me, never have I had to write so much about something I wanted to do so badly. I've had to stop myself at least 4 times from tucking this away and jumping on Dragon Age. It's the best recommendation I can give the game, its beyond addictive, and the story is so good that I never want it to end. I will this though, this is not a game for someone who got their feet wet in the RPG genre with the likes of Fable 2, this is a downright, and pure blooded, PC RPG of the golden years that must be played by all of us.
95
WindowsGameSpot
Few games are this ambitious, and even fewer can mold these ambitions into such a complete and entertaining experience. You might spend 50 or more hours on your first play-though, but there are so many paths to follow, so many details to uncover, and so many ways to customize your party that you'll want to play again as soon as you finish the first time. PC owners even get an extra dash of depth via the downloadable toolset, which lets you create new levels, spells, skills, and even cutscenes. But any way you slice it, here's the fantasy RPG you've been waiting for, the one that will keep you up late at night, bleary-eyed, because you have to see what happens next. Like the best fiction, Dragon Age will sweep you up in its world, so much so that when you're done, you'll want to experience it all over again.
94
WindowsTotal PC Gaming
This is a masterpiece of a roleplaying game that thoroughly deserves to rub shoulders with Bioware’s archive of classics.
94
WindowsPC Gamer UK
This is the most enormously detailed game world I've experienced, its history stretching back thousands of years, its cultures vivid, beautiful and flawed, the battles enormous, the humour superb. Roleplaying games now have a great deal to live up to.
93
WindowsFragland.net
But we are really needle picking here obviously. As I mentioned before, Dragon Age: Origins is a very ambitious game with everything it tries to incorporate from the advanced morality system over the sheer size of the game to the freshly created realm. And as it goes with big and ambitious projects, there is a lot of room for error and failure and while not everything in the game is a crushing victory for Bioware, most of it is. Wherever the game doesn’t beat the opposition, if there is any at all, it sure as hell ties it. Dragon Age: Origins is without a doubt the best RPG of 2009 and probably won’t be matched in its genre for quite some time. On to Mass Effect 2 for some serious space role playing!
92
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
If you like good quality RPGs, definitely consider Dragon Age. It is graphically pleasing, and a lot of fun to play. The story is rich in detail and gripping enough to keep up one’s interest throughout the game. This is an excellent game and well worth the cost. Very well done Bioware and thank you very much to TransGaming for doing the work necessary to bring it to the Mac platform! This is an incredible game that will provide hours of fun even without additional downloadable content.
92
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wut, Angst, Zerrissenheit, Trauer, Anteilnahme, Verblüffung, Freude. Die Emotionen, die Dragon Age bei mir auslöst, beweisen, wie gut sich Bioware aufs Geschichtenerzählen versteht. Ich fühle, leide und lache mit meinen Figuren, durchlebe ein packendes Heldendrama, treffe schwere Entscheidungen, spiele eine Rolle. Klar, Jäger und Sammler sind in einer offenen Welt à la Risen besser aufgehoben. Ich aber ziehe Schlauchlevels vor, wenn ich dafür ein konkretes Ziel vor Augen habe und Zwischensequenzen für Tempo und Tiefgang sorgen. Dass anders als in Mass Effect nun auch die Nebenquests und das Kampfsystem funktionieren, macht es für mich dingfest: Dragon Age ist mein Rollenspiel des Jahres!
92
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
За что любить? Да за все, что ценят капризные поклонники жанра: мир, продуманный до мелочей, минимум 60 часов путешествий по карте, яркие характеры персонажей, гибкую боевую систему, непростые ситуации и квесты, тексты, которые приятно читать и еще приятнее — слушать1… Dragon Age, словно хороший рассказчик, увлекает с первых минут. Она ведет повествование не спеша, смакует подробности, углубляется в витиеватые лирические отступления и ловко поддерживает интригу, заставляя ерзать на краешке стула.
92
WindowsGame Observer
A perfect game where deep storytelling meets high levels of party micro-management and disturbingly difficult combat.
92
WindowsCheat Code Central
There is so much more to Dragon Age: Origins I just don't have room to explain here. Simply know that there are tons of weapons and loot to find, craft, and coat with poison, thousands of quests to take on, storekeepers to intimidate, and NPCs to persuade. If you're a Western-style, fantasy RPG nut, or if you love a great tactical challenge, you simply can't go wrong with Dragon Age: Origins. BioWare has outdone itself once again - they've created an RPG masterpiece that I'll be playing till Mass Effect 2 drops.
92
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Dragon Age: Origins is not for newbs. It’s not for the RPG-squeamish who could barely handle Mass Effect. It is for serious RPG gamers who will no doubt appreciate BioWare going back to its fantasy RPG roots, and they’ll eat this game up like the greatest all-you-can-eat buffet they’ve ever been to. Despite some of its weaker elements, the quality and quantity of the content that drives the experience will make you feel like you’re playing the most epic game of D&D ever, with Drs. Ray and Greg as your personal Dungeon Masters.
91
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Bioware hat es mal wieder geschafft – auch wenn Dragon Age: Origins nicht in allen Dis­ziplinen perfekt abschneidet, das Wichtigste haben die Entwickler 200%ig hinbekommen: dem Spieler starke Charaktere in einer grandios erzählten Story zu präsentieren, die man von Anfang bis Ende komplett in sich aufsaugt. Bis jetzt habe ich eineinhalb komplette Spieldurchläufe hinter mir, sah noch längst nicht alle Nebenquests, schwärmte für die schöne Hexe Morrigan, lachte mich über Stens und Oghrens Kommentare teilweise scheckig, trauerte um den Verlust von Wynne und anderen Charakteren, spielte alle sechs Origins ausgiebig an – Dragon Age bietet mir persönlich das Rollenspiel­erlebnis, das ich seit Baldur’s Gate 2 lange vermisst habe: fette Story, taktische Kämpfe. Mit den technischen Unzulänglichkeiten kann ich locker leben, auch die bekannnte Bioware-Levelmodulwelt stört mich nicht – im Gegenteil, ich freue mich auf die Abenteuer, die das integrierte Toolset ermöglicht.
91
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
This is a top notch RPG that rattles along at a great pace and never seems to get dull. Some of the side missions are a bit inane but the wealth of interesting background information coupled with some fantastic characters means you cannot help but be sucked in. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
After logging over a hundred hours on Dragon Age: Origins, I still want to continue playing. I want to unearth more of its secrets, to better know its characters, to see how the decisions I make can impact its world, and yes, to see more of its endings. I can't think of a better recommendation than that.
90
WindowsGameSpy
After logging over a hundred hours on Dragon Age: Origins, I still want to continue playing. I want to unearth more of its secrets, to better know its characters, to see how the decisions I make can impact its world, and yes, to see more of its endings. I can't think of a better recommendation than that.
90
Xbox 360HonestGamers
Dragon Age: Origins isn't a perfect game by any means, but I had a great time with it. I enjoyed this game to the degree that I opened my wallet to buy all of its downloadable content quests (for better or worse…) in order to keep the fun lasting as long as possible and it's easy to see why. There seemingly are hundreds of quests and the battling is tough enough that it can feel like you've truly accomplished something when you find yourself victorious, covered in blood and surrounded by the dead bodies of a horde of enemies that had gotten the better of you just a few minutes earlier.
90
MacintoshMacLife
Even with its slight wrinkles and frustrations, Dragon Age remains one of the finest role-playing games available today. Packed with an interesting story, an astounding level of character customization, workable party-management tools, good downloadable content, and beautiful graphics, it's just about everything a role-playing fan could want on their Mac.
90
WindowsRPGFan
When I finally figured out the proper way to play DA, I found a deeply rewarding and fun experience. I can’t help but feel, however, that a more robust tutorial would have helped. Asking players to juggle multiple characters, skills, positions, enemy placements, and environmental effects is just ridiculous without proper direction. Once I figured out how to play, though, I did find the game a bit too easy, and had to up the difficulty, and even that wasn’t enough to stop my perfected party. Combat is basically a puzzle that, once solved, really doesn’t provide any challenge unless the game decides to play dirty (stupid mages...). Dragon Age does allow for some experimentation, but it will brutalize you for mistakes in battle. Bioware has crafted a truly remarkable game, but don’t be surprised if you have to pour over an FAQ to find the right combination for your party.
90
WindowsGames.co.il
פנינת משחקי תפקידים בתורות שראוי לזמן של כל גיימר שאוהב את הסוגה. המשחק נראה ומרגיש כמו סרט פנטזיה הוליוודי עם תקציב מכובד, והעיצוב האומנותי, הדיבוב והמוסיקה חוברים כדי ליצור חוויה יוצאת דופן.
90
Xbox 360411mania.com
Overall, Dragon Age is a great game for action RPG fans. The luster and shine from previous BioWare games can easily be seen. There’s a lot here to explore and find, and a lot of variety when it comes to playing. Definitely worth a purchase to play.
90
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
The existence of a big-budget, very traditional computer role-playing game (CRPG) alone makes Dragon Age: Origins a huge accomplishment. It’s the kind of game you just don’t expect in this day in age, as development costs are always rising and five-year development cycles are just financially irresponsible. Yet, here we are, with a brand new franchise and game that goes back to what worked well back then – isometric combat, choices and consequences and skill checks – and proves that it still works just as well now. Obsidian’s Neverwinter Nights 2 expansions and indie CRPGs have managed to keep the genre breathing, but Dragon Age: Origins essentially has jumpstarted it back to life. I pray this is the beginning of even bigger things.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpot
But any way you slice it, here's the fantasy RPG you've been waiting for, the one that will keep you up late at night, bleary-eyed, because you have to see what happens next. Like the best fiction, Dragon Age will sweep you up in its world, so much so that when you're done, you'll want to experience it all over again.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ne cherchez plus le successeur de Baldur's Gate II : avec son système de jeu qui repose sur la gestion d'un groupe de plusieurs personnages, sa vue aérienne tactique et son système de pause active, Dragon Age : Origins renvoie forcément à cette illustre parenté. Parfait mélange de vieille école et de modernité, le titre ne distille ses possibilités que de façon très progressive. Doté d'un univers riche et fouillé, il invite constamment le joueur, au gré de dialogues dynamiques, à influer sur le déroulement de l'histoire. Le nouveau jeu de rôle de Bioware souffre bien de quelques carences en matière d'immersion mais il propose des combats vraiment fabuleux, qui figurent parmi les plus tactiques, les plus exigeants et les plus épiques jamais vus dans le genre. En un mot comme en cent : une tuerie.
90
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Du grand art ! BioWare, fidèle à sa réputation, frappe fort. On ne déplore qu’une IA alliée un brin tatillonne et quelques soucis de pathfinding vite réglés à la main eux aussi dans ce Dragon Age : Origins. Le vrai gros point noir reste la distribution du jeu avec un retard pour la version boîte PC et ces contenus supplémentaires qu’on aurait aimé voir intégrés dans le jeu de base pour tous.
90
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
If you can get past the really bland game visuals and a choppy framerate, then in Dragon Age: Origins you will find one of the very best RPG experiences in years. Masterful gameplay mechanics and an amazing story grab you and don't let you go until either a power-outage or sleep deprivation. The voice acting and soundtrack are first-rate, and best of all, the game is infinitely replayable. I will reiterate that if you're a multiplatform owner, I highly urge you to get the Xbox 360 version of Dragon Age. But, if you happen to own a solid PC, as well, then go for the PC game - it's the best of the bunch and has full mod support.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
After logging over a hundred hours on Dragon Age: Origins, I still want to continue playing. I want to unearth more of its secrets, to better know its characters, to see how the decisions I make can impact its world, and yes, to see more of its endings. I can't think of a better recommendation than that.
90
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
In the middle of reviewing Dragon Age, I had a couple vacation days scheduled. During my long out-of-state weekend, the game was constantly popping into my mind – how I could have won a fight differently, or how I might spend my next few talent points. As soon as my flight landed back in Minneapolis, I didn’t even fight the urge; I drove straight into the office and spent an entire Sunday night in front of the computer fighting darkspawn and saving Ferelden. The number of titles that can foster this level of dedication and obsession are few, and Dragon Age: Origins is among the best of them.
90
WindowsIGN
Incredibly deep and expansive, Dragon Age: Origins is one of those titles that can easily swallow up dozens of hours of play and keep you coming back for more. The fact that BioWare chose to include downloadable content, including a new character and side quest, on launch day proves that they have an extensive plan for supporting the game. Couple that with the fact that each character can be developed in radically different ways, and you have an adventure that earns its own place among BioWare's expansive RPG collection. This is the kind of adventure that fantasy RPG fans have been hoping that BioWare would deliver – a game with a ton of re-playability and an incredibly vivid world that is the start of an impressive franchise.
90
WindowsGamersGlobal
Der vielleicht von manchem erhoffte, alle anderen Rollenspiele in den Schatten stellende Oberknaller ist Dragon Age Origins nicht geworden -- selbst, wenn ihr uns das nach euren eigenen ersten Spielstunden vielleicht nicht gleich glauben werdet. Aber es ist ein großes, intelligentes, forderndes, in Grafik und Ton erwachsenes Rollenspiel geworden. Davon gibt es nicht sehr viele.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
"Dragon Age: Origins" ist ein rundum gelungenes Rollenspiel, das mit frischem Regelwerk, toller Atmosphäre, guter KI und hevorragendem Gameplay punktet. Die Konsolenfassung wurd zwar zugunsten einer komfortablen Steuerung ein wenig abgespeckt, verliert dadurch aber keinesfalls an Wert, da Dinge die auf dem PC eurer Entscheidungsgewalt unterliegen, durch gut agierende KI ausgeglichen werden. Die Story ist durchweg interessant und - typisch für ein Biowarerollenspiel - durch euer Verhalten beeinflussbar. Uns hat der Titel sehr viel Spaß gemacht, da es Bewährtes mit frischen Elementen kombiniert und dabei zu einem gelungenen Genrevertreter avanciert!
89
PlayStation 3Gamesmania
"Dragon Age: Origins" ist ein rundum gelungenes Rollenspiel, das mit frischem Regelwerk, toller Atmosphäre, guter KI und hevorragendem Gameplay punktet. Die Konsolenfassung wurd zwar zugunsten einer komfortablen Steuerung ein wenig abgespeckt, verliert dadurch aber keinesfalls an Wert, da Dinge die auf dem PC eurer Entscheidungsgewalt unterliegen, durch gut agierende KI ausgeglichen werden. Die Story ist durchweg interessant und - typisch für ein Biowarerollenspiel - durch euer Verhalten beeinflussbar. Uns hat der Titel sehr viel Spaß gemacht, da es Bewährtes mit frischen Elementen kombiniert und dabei zu einem gelungenen Genrevertreter avanciert!
89
WindowsGamesmania
"Dragon Age: Origins" ist ein rundum gelungenes Rollenspiel, das mit frischem Regelwerk, toller Atmosphäre, guter KI und hevorragendem Gameplay punktet. Die Konsolenfassung wurd zwar zugunsten einer komfortablen Steuerung ein wenig abgespeckt, verliert dadurch aber keinesfalls an Wert, da Dinge die auf dem PC eurer Entscheidungsgewalt unterliegen, durch gut agierende KI ausgeglichen werden. Die Story ist durchweg interessant und - typisch für ein Biowarerollenspiel - durch euer Verhalten beeinflussbar. Uns hat der Titel sehr viel Spaß gemacht, da es Bewährtes mit frischen Elementen kombiniert und dabei zu einem gelungenen Genrevertreter avanciert!
89
PlayStation 3GameFocus
It’s clear that Dragon Age: Origins was built with the PC in mind but regardless of that fact, a fantastic story, great cast of characters and expansive world still make this an incredible experience. Those who have a computer and want more depth in their role playing games should most certainly grab the PC version. For those who just want to get into a bloody battle and spend a long period of time enjoying it, they will most certainly not be disappointed.
88
WindowsMana Pool
Dragon Age: Origins is a solid RPG, and is a highly enjoyable return to form for Bioware and fantasy RPGs in general.
87
PlayStation 3IGN
While the visuals are a bit underwhelming and the difficulty is a bit easier on the consoles, this is still a great title. This is the kind of adventure that fantasy RPG fans have been hoping that BioWare would deliver – a game with a ton of re-playability and an incredibly vivid world that is the start of an impressive franchise.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dragon Age laat de concurrenten van dit jaar ver achter zich, maar wordt op zijn beurt ook gepasseerd door zijn eigen verleden.
87
Xbox 360Power Unlimited
BioWare heeft flink wat concessies moeten doen om Dragon Age draaiende te krijgen op de consoles. Hoewel het uiteindelijk echt wel een dikke RPG is geworden, is de PC-versie veruit superieur. Heb je geen dikke PC en wil je toch een van de vetste avonturen sinds het Begin der Gaming meemaken, ondanks de matigere graphics en uitgemergelde battles, haal de game dan in huis. Heb je de keuze tussen PC en console, tja... dan is er eigenlijk geen keuze...
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MacintoshGames4Mac
Dragon Age - Origins ist wieder einmal ein willkommener Zeitdieb, der dank einer ungeheuer stimmigen und düsteren Fantasy-Welt und der extrem detaillierten Charaktere wie ein Magnet auf Abenteurer wirkt. Auch wenn die Geschichte alles andere als neu ist und die technische Umsetzung der großartigen Erzählkunst der Entwickler hinterher rennt, so gehört das Spiel in jede gute Sammlung eines Rollenspiel-Fans. Zumindest sofern er der englischen Sprache mächtig ist.
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WindowsYouGamers
Dragon Age: Origins is an exceptional role playing game that features a strong setting and storyline and offers quite a challenge, effectively requiring you to either stack your group and abuse overpowered abilities or play on Easy as combat is poorly balanced. Suffers also from offensively poor handling of downloadable content - when will the DLC milking stop?
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Few games are this ambitious, and even fewer can mold these ambitions into such a complete and entertaining experience. You might spend 50 or more hours on your first play-though, but there are so many paths to follow, so many details to uncover, and so many ways to customize your party that you'll want to play again as soon as you finish the first time. PC owners even get an extra dash of depth via the downloadable toolset, which lets you create new levels, spells, skills, and even cutscenes. But any way you slice it, here's the fantasy RPG you've been waiting for, the one that will keep you up late at night, bleary-eyed, because you have to see what happens next. Like the best fiction, Dragon Age will sweep you up in its world, so much so that when you're done, you'll want to experience it all over again.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Dragon Age : Origins est un titre à ne pas rater sur PS3. Parfait mélange de vieille école et de modernité, ce jeu de rôle qui repose sur la gestion d'un groupe de plusieurs personnages ne distille ses possibilités que de façon très progressive. Doté d'un univers riche et fouillé, il invite constamment le joueur, au gré de dialogues dynamiques, à influer sur le déroulement de l'histoire. On y trouve bien lacunes en matière d'immersion, mais elles pèsent bien peu face à ses combats épiques et exigeants qui figurent parmi les plus réussis dans le genre. Dommage que cette version PS3 souffre d'une jouabilité un peu alambiquée et d'une absence de caméra aérienne qui ne permettent pas d'exploiter tout le potentiel tactique du jeu, ce qui a d'ailleurs poussé Bioware à revoir la difficulté légèrement à la baisse.
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WindowsPlay.tm
It has been the best part of a decade in the making, but Dragon Age is a worthy successor to Baldur's Gate II. That, alone, will be all most people need to hear. It is unmistakably a BioWare game, but nobody makes them quite like they do. I can see myself playing it for hundreds of hours.
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Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
In the end this to me would probably make a great PC game (which others reviews so far suggest it has) but it is not really best suited to a console. If it had real-time action and easier team orders like Mass Effect it would be huge. I really wanted to love this game and even as I still play I am torn, the action and story seems right up my alley but I found the control and stop start fighting a bit too much for my console gaming fix.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Dragon Age : Origins est un titre à ne pas rater sur Xbox 360. Parfait mélange de vieille école et de modernité, ce jeu de rôle qui repose sur la gestion d'un groupe de plusieurs personnages ne distille ses possibilités que de façon très progressive. Doté d'un univers riche et fouillé, il invite constamment le joueur, au gré de dialogues dynamiques, à influer sur le déroulement de l'histoire. On y trouve bien lacunes en matière d'immersion, mais elles pèsent bien peu face à ses combats épiques et exigeants qui figurent parmi les plus réussis dans le genre. Dommage que cette version Xbox 360 souffre d'une jouabilité un peu alambiquée et d'une absence de caméra aérienne qui ne permettent pas d'exploiter tout le potentiel tactique du jeu, ce qui a d'ailleurs poussé Bioware à revoir la difficulté légèrement à la baisse.
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Xbox 360Shin Force
So I would definitely recommend DA to action/RPG fans everywhere. The "Warden's Keep" and "The Stone Prisoner" downloads are a decent value, since you get a party storage box and a great party member respectively.
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WindowsCanardPC
Dragon Age ne succédera pas à Baldur’s Gate dans mon coeur mais s’impose comme un indispensable si vous aimez les combats tactiques et l’ultra violence. Malgré quelques défauts vraisemblablement liés à la technique et un univers travaillé qui manque parfois de personnalité, le dernier BioWare m’a beaucoup plus emballé que, au hasard, Neverwinter Nights 2. Malheureusement, la politique commerciale désastreuse faisant la part belle aux DLC oblige à acheter la version collector pour profiter du titre complet, au risque de le déséquilibrer. En espérant que l’éditeur permette par la suite de s’affranchir de nouvelles dépenses.
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WindowsEurogamer.pt
Mas como não quero ser demasiado depreciativo para este título, as minhas palavras finais serão positivas. Aconselho Dragon Age: Origins a todos os fãs dos jogos da BioWare, e principalmente a quem adora um role-playing game de boa qualidade.
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WindowsD+PAD Magazine
The characters exude life and soul despite the game’s clunky animations and less than stellar voice acting – that’s the power of Bioware’s effective writing. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for the environments: all the rote forests, castles and dungeons tend to blur into a single indistinguishable mess. It’s also too bloody hard in places, with a wonky difficulty curve comparable to a diagonal line drawn by a Parkinson’s sufferer sitting on a moving bus. Though that’s not nearly enough to undo the game’s stellar tapestry: Dragon Age throws a player into an epic trek of good, evil, politics, levelling up and great big bloody swords, creeping into your psyche and consuming countless hours. Repetition and a lack of imagination tar the landscape, but lately the first thing I’ve thought about after waking up in the morning is playing some more Dragon Age.
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
In its desperation to infuse this setting with "maturity" - be it of the sober, political kind, or the game's painfully clumsy gore and sex - BioWare has forgotten the key ingredient of any fantasy: the fantastical. Without it, you're still left with a competent, often compelling, impressively detailed and immense RPG, but it's one that casts no spell.
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PlayStation 3Gamestyle
On the whole Dragon Ages: Origins is magnificent and will continue to evolve as BioWare promise new quests and missions, with some already being made available for purchase. There is plenty to enjoy in the retail version but we can only hope that the good work is built upon with expansions and new adventures for us to discover. Despite our criticism this still remains the best RPG of 2009 and one of the best we’ve played in several years.
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Xbox 360Game Couch
What [BioWare has] done is reworked the party dynamic so your fellow adventurers are more than mindless followers. They’ve given gamers a compelling reason to visit and revisit the game by offering multiple starting points and a wealth of paths to explore in-game. And they’ve taken what could be a generic fantasy setting and infused it with hundreds of years of its own history. Dragon Age: Origins is another impressive example of BioWare’s world-building even if the world feels unfinished. Let’s call it a Large Flawed Ice Crystal.
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Xbox 360Console Obsession
Dragon Age: Origins is an excellent and absorbing new world for Bioware, and the game mechanics, whilst not without their problems, are largely sound. The return to a fantasy world and additional complexity to the game will come as a delight to old school Bioware fans, whilst, for other western RPG fans, there will likely be more than enough to appease them for many hours to come.
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Xbox 360Blend Games
Even if you happen to get the PS3/Xbox 360 versions, you'll learn to deal with the quirks of the controls. The PC version of the game might be superior but if you've got no basis of comparison, you'll like the console editions just fine. Fans of the RPG genre often tolerate awkward combat mechanics or UI's because in the end, the story is what's most important. Story's exactly what Dragon Age: Origins has in spades. Underneath the vanilla fantasy exterior of Dragon Age: Origins is a long, satisfying adventure.
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WindowsGamekult
Incroyablement timide sur les originalités scénaristiques, Dragon Age aligne en plus les fautes de goût techniques avec ses zones extérieures étroites, ses chargements aussi interminables qu'omniprésents et ses personnages laids, inexpressifs et dénués de personnalité pour la plupart. Si Dragon Age : Origins se place indéniablement au niveau des plus grands sur tout ce qui concerne le gameplay, la durée de vie et le niveau d'écriture, on était indéniablement en droit d'attendre un peu plus de génie, d'ambition et de risque artistique de la part de celui qui revendiquait si bruyamment son titre (en partie usurpé) d'héritier légitime à l'inoubliable Baldur's Gate II : Shadows of Amn.
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WindowsJeuxActu
A mi-chemin entre un Neverwinter Nights (ce qui n'est pas forcément un compliment) et un Baldur's Gate (ce qui, pour le coup, est plus qu'un compliment), Dragon Age : Origins est incontestablement signé Bioware. Si l'on peut lui reprocher un certain classicisme, il faut reconnaître que la recette fonctionne toujours aussi bien. Les quelques défauts techniques n'ont finalement guère d'importance face à l'efficacité du gameplay et à la richesse de l'histoire contée. Le véritable frein à l'achat se trouve en réalité dans la politique de l'éditeur, qui multiplie les DLC payants dès la sortie du jeu et semble vouloir looter au maximum le portefeuille des utilisateurs. Faut-il cautionner une telle méthode de vente quasi-forcée ou attendre un an ou deux qu'une édition intégrale voie le jour à prix réduit ? A vous de décider !
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WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG)
It should also be noted that Dragon Age: Origins is a tough game unless you choose to slide the difficulty down dynamically during the game. Due to the way in which the game scales adversaries around you, you never get to a point where you feel as though you can wade through areas without a challenge. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing particularly given its stance as a more PC centric RPG experience. It's also worth remembering that Dragon Age is a game that will last, with anything between 50-80 hours of gameplay depending upon how many of the side missions you choose to take on.
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Xbox 360Destructoid
You should definitely play this game if you love RPGs, and for BioWare nuts, this is an easy buy. However, its status as a classic is questionable, and I wouldn't expect this to replace anybody's favorite RPG anytime soon.
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PlayStation 3Retroage
Podsumowując Dragon Age Origins nie jest złą grą – ma dobrą fabułę, niezłe dialogi i fajny system z wyważonym poziomem trudności, jednak wadliwie wykonana konwersja dyskwalifikuje w moich oczach wersję na PlayStation 3. Jeśli tytuł was zainteresował to kupcie sobie edycję PC które jest na pewno dużo lepsza albo na Xbox 360 która jest prawdopodobnie lepsza. To by było na tyle z mojej strony i dziękuję że wytrwaliście do końca.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
There is lots to recommend about Dragon Age: Origins, but there’s no getting away from the square-peg-round-hole conundrum that it’s a PC game not wholly comfortably squeezed into consoles. The presentation could be tighter - particularly when compared to the likes of Oblivion or Demon’s Souls - and the world of Ferelden feels as though it lacks detail and coherence, although it’s the backdrop to a good plot and some excellent characters. Dragon Age is a good game with a strong premise and characters that falls down a little in a few too many gameplay and technical areas to quite sit among the best of BioWare’s output.
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Xbox 360Gamekult
Particulièrement moche sur la console de Microsoft, le JdR s'est au passage fait détrousser par un portage qui ne contient ni l'exigence, ni la profondeur ou la finesse tactique de l'original pour nous proposer un simili Action-RPG maladroit et imprécis qui se heurtera vainement aux portes du panthéon d'un genre pourtant en mal de porte-étendard sur consoles. Devant ce bon gros fiasco, on n'oubliera pas que Dragon Age reste en plus incroyablement timide sur les originalités scénaristiques, et aligne toujours les fautes de goût techniques avec ses zones extérieures étroites, ses chargements aussi interminables qu'omniprésents et ses personnages laids, inexpressifs et dénués de personnalité pour la plupart. Un beau gâchis.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
RPG fanatics without a PC will probably want to fight their way through these flaws to get to the meat of Dragon Age: Origins - which is all still hanging off the bone, and which still makes for a filling, if slightly flavourless, meal. But they won't be able to escape the knowledge that they're playing an inferior version, a game that's been squeezed into a suit that doesn't fit. PC gamers can - with a flick of the mouse-wheel - look down on them.
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PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
Don't be fooled, dear readers, by visually amazing television commercials that don't show off the actual product. Despite the claims made - some even by other reviewers - don't be taken in; Dragon Age: Origins is a rare miss for a company whose name has become synonymous with console RPGs. The graphics are dated, the battles are like pulling teeth and while there is a lot to accomplish, none of it ever actually borders on being fun. Hey, even the commercial for the Snuggie allows consumers to see how stupid it is (c'mon people, it's a robe you wear backwards!), so don't be fooled by this one.