Black Friday Comes Early to Origin: Top 10 Games You Can Get for Cheap
Article by George Norman
On 23 Nov 2016
Who cares that it’s not Black Friday yet. EA certainly doesn’t, because Black Friday has come early to Origin, its online gaming and digital distribution platform.

Origin's Black Friday Sale offers big discounts of up to 75% on lots of games. But the top 10 games that stand out from the crowd are…

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10. Far Cry 4

This open world game may be 2 years old, but it’s the latest installment in the main Far Cry series. I am not counting the spin-offs here, like Far Cry Primal or Far Cry: Blood Dragon (which is free on UBI 30 this November).

Getting back to the topic at hand, the Standard Edition of Far Cry 4 is discounted by 50% on Origin. The Gold Edition isn’t discounted at all, unfortunately.
  • Far Cry 4 Standard Edition – $14.99 instead of $29.99.
  • Far Cry 4 Gold Edition – $59.99. No discount.
The prices are the same in Euros (€).

Go get Far Cry 4 from Origin.



Learn more about Far Cry.


9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

A couple of weeks ago, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege went free to play for the weekend. On top of that, the game was offered for half off on Steam and the Ubisoft Store. You liked the game, but you didn’t buy it then. Well, here’s another chance to get it for 50% off.
  • Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition – $24.99 instead of $49.99.
  • Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition – $39.99 instead of $79.99.
The game is 50% off in Europe too. The Standard Edition is €19.99 instead of €39.99. The Gold Edition is €34.99 instead of €69.99.

Go get Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege from Origin.



Learn more about Rainbow Six Siege.


8. Unravel

Developed by Coldwood Interactive, an independent game studio based in Sweden, Unravel presents a heartfelt story about trying to mend a broken bond and focuses on overcoming obstacles, small and big ones alike. The game’s adorable protagonist is Yarny, who is made from a single thread of yarn, yarn that slowly unravels as he moves.

Back in February, when Unravel hit the market, it had a price tag of $19.99. During Origin’s Black Friday Sale, the game is half its original price
  • Unravel – $9.99 instead of $19.99.
The same goes for Europe. Unravel is 50% off, priced a €9.99 instead of €19.99.

Go get Unravel from Origin.



Learn more about Unravel.


7. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

No title on this list is as heavily discounted as this third-person shooter and tower defense video game. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is 75% off. The discount is available for the Standard Edition as well as the Deluxe Edition.
  • PvZ Garden Warfare 2 Standard Edition – $9.99 instead of $39.99.
  • PvZ Garden Warfare 2 Deluxe Edition – $12.49 instead of $49.99.
The prices are different in Europe. €14.99 instead of €59.99 for the Standard Edition and €17.49 instead of €69.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

Go get Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 from Origin.



Learn more about PvZ GW2.


6. Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division was 40% off on Steam from September 30 until October 3. While Origin isn’t as generous as Steam, getting this open world shooter for 30% off isn’t a bad deal.
  • The Division Standard Edition – $34.99 instead of $49.99.
  • The Division Gold Edition – $62.99 instead of $89.99.
The prices are the same in Euros (€).

Go get Tom Clancy’s The Division from Origin.



Learn more about Tom Clancy’s The Division.


5. Need for Speed

With Need for Speed, the game that was released in November 2015 for consoles and March 2016 for PC, EA rebooted the franchise. And it worked, if these numbers are to be trusted. Speaking about numbers, the standard version of the game is discounted by 63% while the deluxe version is discounted by 60% during Origin’s Black Friday Sale.
  • Need for Speed Standard Edition – $14.99 instead of $39.99.
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition – $19.99 instead of $49.99.
The same discount is available in Europe, just that the prices are a bit different. €22.49 instead of €59.99 for the Standard Edition, €27.99 instead of €69.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

Go get Need for Speed from Origin.



Learn more about Need for Speed.


4. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Back in June, when Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was released to the public, it came with a price tag of $39.99. Now that the first-person action-adventure platform video game is on sale, you can get it for a considerable discount of 60%.
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – $15.99 instead of $39.99.
The game is discounted by 47% in Europe, priced at €15.99 instead of €29.99.

Go get Mirror’s Edge Catalyst from Origin.



Learn more about Mirror's Edge Catalyst.


3. FIFA 17

Pricing for FIFA 17, the association football video game that was released this September, starts at $59.99 for the Standard Edition, goes up to $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and reaches the top with $99.99 for the Super Deluxe Edition.

During Origin’s Black Friday Sale, the Standard Edition is discounted by 40%, the Deluxe Edition by 30%, and the Super Deluxe Edition by 17%.
  • FIFA 17 Standard Edition – $35.99 instead of $59.99.
  • FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition – $55.59 instead of $79.99.
  • FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition – $74.99 instead of $99.99.
The prices are the same in Euros (€).

Go get FIFA 17 from Origin.



Learn more about FIFA 17.


2. Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2, the first-person shooter that features giant robots, is available as a Standard and as a Deluxe Edition (includes some exclusive deluxe warpaints, nose arts, camos, and a callsign). Both editions are discounted by 33%, meaning you can get them for…
  • Titanfall 2 Standard Edition – $39.99 instead of $59.99.
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition - $53.32 instead of $79.99.
The prices are the same in Euros (€).

Go get Titanfall 2 from Origin.



Learn more about Titanfall 2.


1. Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1, the first-person shooter that’s based on Word War 1, is available as a Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate Edition. These editions are regularly priced at $59.99, $79.99 and $129.98. But during the Black Friday Sale, they’re discounted by up to 33%.
  • Battlefield 1 Standard Edition – $39.99 instead of $59.99.
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – $53.32 instead or $79.99.
  • Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition - $99.99 instead of $129.98.
The prices are the same in Euros (€).

Go get Battlefield 1 from Origin.



Learn more about Battlefield 1.


Origin lets you gift games now

Don’t want to get anything for yourself during Origin’s Black Friday Sale? Perhaps you want to get something for a friend or family member. Until recently, you couldn't do that. Now you can!

The option to gift games on Origin was introduced right before the Black Friday Sale. To gift a game, you need only click the arrow and select 'Purchase as a gift'.



On the downside, the option to gift games only works with EA titles. For now at least.

Origin’s Black Friday Sale ends on November 29, 2016 at 10AM PST.


In related news...

Sony is having a sale as well. More than 100 PlayStation games are available for up to 70% off via the TGI Black Friday Sale.




Tags: EA, Electronic Arts, Origin, Black Friday, sale, video game, Far Cry 4, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Unravel, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, Tom Clancy's The Division, Need for Speed, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, FIFA 17, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1
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