The word ‘origins’ has appeared in many game titles over the past few years. Now with the current leak and rumours going around about Assassins Creed Origins, we thought it would be a great idea to list the best games which use the origins suffix. Also, please play these games as they are amazing.
Dragon Age: Origins
Featuring the best origin stories in fantasy history (hence the name), DA:O started off BioWare’s epic dark fantasy series with a bang. Filled with allegories of every sort and the kind of political dramas not seen outside of Netflix, DA:O combines a wonderful world with rich storytelling, and a combat system so brutal that frankly those Dark Souls lot don’t know what they’re talking about. Romance, fight, and politicise your way through Thedas and save everyone from the Darkspawn. Or almost everyone, it depends on you!
Batman Arkham Origins
Even though many fans of the Arkham series think Arkham Origins is the weaker game, Arkham Origins by itself is a very decent game. It’s a great intro to the the villains of Gotham and the Arkham-verse as a whole. It also has a great battle system, a nice mini open world and you get to be Batman (who doesn’t want to be Batman?). This game is highly immersive and generally very good. It’s just a shame it’s put next to Rocksteady’s trilogy.
It may come as a surprise to most people that Rayman Origins is not the origin story of Rayman. It is in fact a colourful 2D game that brings Rayman back to it’s origins as a 2D platformer. It is a great homage to the original Rayman games. It has simplistic controls but a fun and vibrant world that is both engrossing and full of action. Rayman Origins is still one of the best 2D platformers of the Xbox 360 generation.
Condemned: Criminal Origins
The best hobo punching simulator on the market, Condemned: Criminal Origins is a brutal look at ‘what if loads of people went a bit mad and you had to beat them all up with pipes you tear off the wall’ combined with a really, really, really spooky horror game. Anyone who’s played it will remember with fear the mannequins, the school, and *gulp* the house. It’s Silent Hill meets Fight Club, it’s Rocky meets The Shining. It’s brilliant, but you have been warned.
It’s safe to say that the next Assassins Creed franchise is going down the right route by (possibly) using the origins suffix. Let’s just hope it doesn’t rely on the title alone.
Also we would love a Black Flag 2, please.