Electronic Arts continues to expand its Origin Access service with some pretty strong titles across various genres. The publisher announced that this month would see Tropico 5, Opus Magnum, Project Highrise, Deponia, Tharsis, Cosmic Star Heroine, Slime-san Superslim Edition, and Sudden Strike 4 entering the Vault. Don’t worry – there are some decent standouts in that bunch.
Tropico 5, for instance, is a decent city-building management title from Haemimont Games (currently working on Surviving Mars). With Tropico 6 coming up, it’s a good way to get into the series. Zachtronics’ Opus Magnum is a puzzle game that focuses on “programming” and discovering multiple solutions for different puzzles. It’s crazy addictive in a good way, though not for the less puzzle-oriented players.
Cosmic Star Heroine is a pretty good turn-based RPG title from Zeboyd Games that’s very underrated. Daedalic’s Deponia is an excellent point and click adventure title with good writing (especially for those who like comedies). Overall, with a growing collection of titles, early access demos, and deals on EA digital content, Origin Access Basic continues to be a good deal at $5 per month and $30 per year.