EA's Origin Holiday Sale is live

The holiday sale has begun! No, not that sale, the Origin Holiday Sale. EA is offering "hot holiday deals" on its games, with discounts running up to 75 percent on games ranging from The Witcher Enhanced Edition and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to FIFA 18, Need for Speed Payback, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.   

As always when it comes to this sort of thing, you do you, but here are a few games that I think might be worth a second look:

Now, this being the holiday season, there are a lot of holiday sales to choose from: GOG, Humble, and Itch.io all have things happening right now, and the great likelihood is that The Big One will kick off tomorrow. What that means is that you may not want to go jumping at the first deal you see on a game you want: This is really an ideal time to shop around and see who's offering what before you start making it rain.   

That said, there are some good deals in here, and while Origin doesn't have the sheer selection of games that Steam does, it's definitely worth thumbing through. The Origin Holiday Sale is live now and runs until January 5.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.