EA is continuing its “On the House” free game promotional program and is now offering the Gold Edition of classic role-playing game “Ultima 8” free for all Origin members (worth $4.99). It’s not clear for how long the game will be available for free, but the page states that the offer is available for a Limited Time Only. So it’s probably best to claim this free game as soon as possible.
First released in 1994, Ultima 8: Pagan is part of the “Age of Armageddon” saga and the eighth part of the role-playing video game series Ultima. It was not as well-received as its predecessors, Ultima VII and Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle. Ultima 8 takes a much darker tone. The story is much more mature (do the ends justify the means?) and the game focuses more on action, like climbing and jumping across platforms. Training your character has also changed: the more you use an ability, the better you are with it. Without a party to assist you, you must rely on your own strength, dexterity, intelligence, and magical abilities to save Britannia and Earth.
Dark, engrossing story with a moral dilemma: will you accept evil for the sake of the greater good?
Much more action-oriented than previous installments with fluent and responsive combat mechanics and new ways to explore the unknown.
Living world: each inhabitant has his or her own schedule, going about ordinary business in Pagan.
Includes the speech pack: some of the major game characters are fully voiced.
Free Download Ultima 8 Gold Edition Full Version PC Game
Ultima 8 Gold Edition is normally priced at $4.99 but you can grab the game for free for a limited time period on EA’s Origin store:
If you don’t have an Origin account, just create one, it’s free. And as with the other On the House freebies, once you claim the game, you can download and play it whenever you want, even when the game goes back to its original price on Origin.
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