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The Witness and Wasteland 2 added to Origin Access

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EA opened up its Origin Access (opens in new tab) subscription service to other publishers earlier this month by ushering Batman through its doors (opens in new tab), and now the next round of games has arrived. The Witness, Wasteland 2, Out of the Park Baseball 19 and Lost Castle have been added to the service, which lets you play a catalogue of games for $5/£4 a month—it's like a Netflix for gaming, albeit with a fairly limited library.

The Witness is the pick of the bunch: it's a very clever maze puzzler, and one of the best games of 2016 (opens in new tab). Read Edwin's glowing review here (opens in new tab). Wasteland 2 is also worth a look—it's a complex RPG with excellent writing and satisfying combat. Cory's thoughts are this way (opens in new tab)

I've been an Origin Access subscriber for the past year or so, and every time I've thought about cancelling I get caught up in another game that it has on its books. I still don't think it's a must-have by any means, mainly because a lot of the games are older titles that you can pick up for cheap if you catch a good sale. But it's slowly growing (you can view all the games here (opens in new tab)), and I can't see myself backing out anytime soon, especially if these third-party games keep coming. Plus, I've wanted to try Out of the Park Baseball 19 for a while and I'll probably play it on and off until Super Mega Baseball 2 (opens in new tab) comes out.

If you're not a subscriber, which games could tempt you to shell out?

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.