Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is now free on Origin

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

If you're looking for some free gaming for the weekend, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is now free on Origin as part of its “On the House” program.

Pacific Assault is an older game—it came out in late 2004—but it earned largely positive reviews, even though we, according to Metacritic, said we liked Call of Duty better. (These were the days when Call of Duty was more than just a forgotten pre-title.) Being free is a pretty big plus too, and it's yours to keep as long as you snag it before the offer expires.

When that will happen is anybody's guess, as one of the oddities of On the House is that the freebie end dates aren't revealed. But going by previous OTH releases, you should have at least a month or two to grab this one. The process for doing so is a simple one: Go to, click “download now,” log into your Origin account, and you're on your way.

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.