Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Samorost 3 and seven others come to Origin Access

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (opens in new tab), which is among the best (opens in new tab) stealth games on PC, is one of nine games that EA added to its Origin Access subscription service this week.

The other standouts in the new entries to The Vault are Zachtronics' SHENZHEN I/O (opens in new tab), a puzzle game about building circuits, The Book of Unwritten Tales 1 and 2 (opens in new tab), which are brilliant point-and-click fantasy adventures, and Samorost 3 (opens in new tab), a surreal puzzler from Amanita Design, creator of Chuchel (opens in new tab) and Machinarium (opens in new tab)

Cute indie puzzle-platformer Wuppo might also be worth a look: it came top of an algorithm-picked list of best-rated, least-played games on Steam (opens in new tab).

The full list of games added to The Vault this week are:

  • Base-building space strategy RPG Halcyon 6 (opens in new tab)
  • Crawl, an indie brawler
  • Puzzle-platformer Seasons After Fall
  • SHENZHEN I/O
  • Samorost 3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 1 
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun 
  • Wuppo

They'll all be available to anyone that's paid the monthly $5/£4 or annual $30/£20 price of entry for Origin Access, which gets you free games, "play first trials" of new games and a 10% discount on the Origin store. 

Of course, they're also available for subscribers to Origin Access Premier (opens in new tab), which launched over the summer. You pay $15/£15 a month or $100/£90 a year for all the perks of the basic subscription, plus unlimited and early access to major new releases, including Battlefield 5 (opens in new tab) and Anthem (opens in new tab)

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.