Dragon Age: Origins

  • Dragon Age: Origins
90
Based on 51 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    44
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Tremendously diverse cast.
  • Impeccable voice acting.
  • Engaging combat that requires a great deal of thought.

Cons:

  • Frequent swarming of enemies.
  • Visual quality doesn't match its epic presentation.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Game Observer on 92

Dragon Age: Origins is ostensibly the best single-player experience to come out all year. With few titles released in 2009 that can compete with the depth of gameplay and variety of things to do, it seems almost impossible to consider another game as...

By Gameplay Monthly on 75

Let’s get this right out in the open – I love BioWare. They are pretty much my favourite developer. As far as I’m concerned, they can do no wrong. Now, of course this is entirely subjective. You may have not had the same kind of...

By PCMag Mideast on 80

A few role-playing games (RPG) games hit the market that gives the gamer a different experience with each play. It’s a different case with Dragon Age: Origins, which maybe one of the best role-playing games we’ve played in a while. The...

By Maximum PC on 90

Fantasy role-playing games, bow before your new king Dragon Age: Origins is the first in a new franchise from role-playing powerhouse BioWare, and while its swords ‘n’ sorcery setting may, at first glance, appear to be the result of an...

By Xtra Gamer on 95

Happy 2010 everyone! First of all apologies for not writing anything for a month but I’ve had a broken wrist so it has been difficult to do anything. To start off the new year I’m going to be reviewing Dragon Age: Origins, if any of you are...

By IT Reviews on

Dragon Age: Origins is an epic RPG with a gripping storyline bristling with sub-quests and background details, adding up to a fifty hour plus campaign. The bonus is you'll probably want to play it again to try out the various origin stories, and to...

By New Game Network on 87

In essence, Dragon Age is a great RPG from the genre masters BioWare who take the game back to the Dungeons and Dragons lore of times past. Recent efforts of the developer saw us in space with Mass Effect, which was a unique change of pace for the...

By Smarthouse on 90

The game developer Bioware has created some incredible role playing games in the past so when Dragon Age: Origins was announced fans naturally got excited. With the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series and Mass Effect they created some truly...

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

DaveBioware are one of my favourite development teams of recent years. From the original Baldurs Gate, through the fantastic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and up to last years Mass Effect, all of their games have been a huge success in my...

By Strategy Informer on 95

If nothing else, Dragon Age: Origins is a testimony to the "bad day". Just for a moment, imagine taking all of the bad luck in the world: every twisted decision, every subtle betrayal , every wrong turn... taking all of that, and then stuffing it into...

By BrightHub on 100

Dragon Age Origins is the latest game from Bioware, the team behind such hit games as Baldur's Gate and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. If you like a solid story-driven role playing game, then you are really going to love this one.Dragon Age...

By GamingShogun on

BioWare and Electronic Arts have finally released their highly-anticipated RPG epic, Dragon Age: Origins. After fans waited so long for BioWare's next 'classic' RPG, was it worth it? Read on to find out in our full review, After the...

By GamerWok on 90

Furthering my love/hate relationship with Bioware comes another smashing success, Dragon Age: Origins. Strangely, I didn’t hear about this game until a few weeks before its release, but I was excited nonetheless. It was dark, gritty, with magic,...

By Gamervision on 90

Dungeons & Dragons is old and Lord of the Rings is played out. For fantasy fans, it's slim pickings across the board. The closest thing to swords and sorcery currently hot in entertainment is vampires and, even then, that market has been hijacked by...

By Play TM on 85

Dragon Age is big. Really big. Over fifty hours big, and that's if you skip tons of side quests. Then your eye creeps over to the suffix: Origins. BioWare's latest unashamed fantasy epic, which once again pits you against impossible odds to...

By CNET Australia on 95

Incredible storytelling, great characters and exciting battles are just a few of the things that make this fantasy role-playing game so...

By Tech2 on 90

While the action's primarily party driven, the story of the game has a singular protagonist - your main character. The race, class and background you pick during character creation is no mere aesthetic gimmick though, and this fact alone takes the...

By AtomicGamer on 91

I can imagine that years ago, when Bioware came up with the idea for Dragon Age, people didn't quite have the level of disinterest they now do in high fantasy. The project was announced shortly after Lord of the Rings: Return of the King swept the...

By The Lobe and Mail on

Unlike many modern role-playing games, which tend to shove players into the action head first and throw in a morsel of dialogue here and there, Dragon Age: Origins (360/PS3/PC), the long-gestating fantasy RPG from Edmonton-based Bioware released...

By NZGamer on 90

BioWare's legendary expertise in the realms of expansive, immersive RPGs is in no question. Their back catalog is a pantheon of PC classics spanning multiple genres and a variety of settings. Despite their recent critical (and commercial) success in...