Dragon Age: Origins

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Dragon Age Origins places the survival of humanity into your hands. Created by Bioware, a developer known for richly detailed role-playing games and as the producers of Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age is a high and dark fantasy epic of violence, lust, and betrayal.

 

You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians who have defended the lands throughout the centuries. Betrayed and abandoned by a trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice.

 

Bioware have built Dragon Age Origins to have the most content of any of their games since Baldur’s Gate 2, giving the player a huge world to explore in Ferelden whilst fighting the Darkspawn threat. With real time combat and command of up to three additional party members, balancing your attention between chaining together blows and using your party’s skills to best advantage will be key. Being the saviour of the lands isn’t the most popular job surprisingly, so conversation and diplomacy with both the reverent and the hostile is essential to progress in whatever moral and story path you decide. With crafting in traps, poisons and herbalism to refine your battle arts and boost your party in and out of battle, there’ll be enough depth in items and statistics to satisfy the most hardened dungeon crawler whilst still providing a rich story-based experience for first timers to the genre.

 

Starting as a warrior, mage or rogue in Human, Elf or Dwarf form, Dragon Age Origins features a wealth of character customisation options both on and off the field. Each combination of race and class comes with its own “Origin Story”, which combines with player dialogue choices in the game to produce a large variety of possible endings–all with voice dialogue.

 

With specialisations in skills earnt as your character progresses, evolve from an apprentice in your chosen field to become as focused or as versatile as you chose. Party members and support characters come with specialisation options of their own, and with an eclectic cast varying from fellow Gray Wardens to mages and spirit healers your back is definitely covered. With a dark fantasy plot married to Bioware’s conversation and relationship system, choose your conversations with care as friendship, hatred, violence or love could be the end result.

 

A Stunning World to Explore – BioWare’s deepest universe to date with over 80 hours of gameplay and more than double the size and scope of Mass Effect.

 

An Epic Story – Completely shaped and reactive to your play style, multiple endings await based on your actions. Choose wisely..

 

Complex Morality – Murder, genocide, betrayal, the possession of children—in this world, there are no easy choices.

 

Tailor your Dragon Age – Origins experience from the very beginning by choose from six different Origin Stories.

 

Full Character Customisation – Sculpt your hero’s image, personality and morality based on the choices you make throughout the game.

 

Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat – Battle against massive and terrifying creatures with legendary powers and choose from over 100 different magical spells and skills, including beheading your foes or casting spells that make enemies explode from within.

Achievements

Last of Your Line 10 
Completed the Human Noble origin story
Corrupted 10 
Completed the Dalish Elf origin story
Conscripted 10 
Completed the City Elf origin story
Harrowed 10 
Completed the Magi origin story
Casteless 10 
Completed the Dwarf Commoner origin story
Kinslayer 10 
Completed the Dwarf Noble origin story
Last of the Wardens 20 
Completed Ostagar
Standard-Bearer 20 
Used the Grey Warden treaties to recruit all possible allies
Hero of Redcliffe 20 
Completed “The Arl of Redcliffe”
Rabble-Rouser 20 
Completed “The Landsmeet”
Mercenary 20 
Complete 15 job-board quests
Recruiter 25 
Across all playthroughs, recruited all party members
Hopelessly Romantic 25 
Across all playthroughs, experienced all possible romances
Perfectionist 50 
Across all playthroughs, discovered all possible endings
Educated 15 
Used a tome to improve the main character’s attributes, talents, spells, or skills
Magic Sympathizer 20 
Sided with the mages in “Broken Circle”
Annulment Invoker 20 
Sided with the templars in “Broken Circle”
Slayer 20 
Sided with the werewolves in “Nature of the Beast”
Poacher 20 
Sided with the elves in “Nature of the Beast”
Sacrilegious 20 
Sided with the Cult of Andraste in “The Urn Of Sacred Ashes”
Ceremonialist 20 
Defied the Cult of Andraste in “The Urn of Sacred Ashes”
Bhelen’s Ally 20 
Sided with Bhelen in “A Paragon of Her Kind”
Harrowmont’s Ally 20 
Sided with Harrowmont in “A Paragon of Her Kind”
Liberator 20 
Destroyed the Anvil of the Void
Pragmatist 20 
Preserved the Anvil of the Void
Heavy Hitter 10 
Main character inflicted 250 damage with a single hit
Bloodied 10 
Completed an origin story without the main character ever falling in battle
Traveler 35 
Set foot in every area in the game
Master of Arms 25 
Main character achieved level 20 as a warrior
Shadow 25 
Main character achieved level 20 as a rogue
Archmage 25 
Main character achieved level 20 as a mage
Pilgrim 10 
Completed a Chanter’s Board quest
Grey Warden 20 
Killed 100 darkspawn
Master Warden 25 
Killed 500 darkspawn
Blight-Queller 25 
Killed 1000 darkspawn
Tinkerer 10 
Crafted an item
Persuasive 10 
Succeeded at five difficult Persuasion attempts
Silver Tongued 20 
Succeeded at 25 difficult Persuasion attempts
Bully 10 
Succeeded at five difficult Intimidate attempts
Menacing 20 
Succeeded at 10 difficult Intimidate attempts
First Knight 10 
Experienced the thrill of romance with Alistair
Witch Gone Wild 10 
Experienced the thrill of romance with Morrigan
Easy Lover 10 
Experienced the thrill of romance with Zevran
Wine, Woman, and Song 10 
Experienced the thrill of romance with Leliana
Veteran 25 
Main character learned a specialization
Elite 30 
Main character learned two specializations
Secret Achievements
A Dark Promise 50 
Defeated the Archdemon and, through a dark ritual with Morrigan, spared your own life
The Ultimate Sacrifice 50 
The ultimate sacrifice was made in defense of Ferelden
Dragonslayer 30 
Defeated the dragon guarding the Urn of Sacred Ashes
Defender 20 
Preserved the lives of half the troops at Denerim’s Gates in “The Final Battle”
DLC: The Stone Prisoner
Achievements: 2 Points: 50
Rock and a Hard Place 25 
Completed ”The Golem in Honnleath” (The Stone Prisoner DLC)
Secret Achievements
Stone’s Lament 25 
Completed ”A Golem’s Memories” (The Stone Prisoner DLC)
DLC: Warden’s Keep
Achievements: 2 Points: 50
Master of the Peak 25 
Completed ”Soldier’s Peak” (Warden’s Keep DLC)
Secret Achievements
Diabolist 25 
Took advantage of Avernus’s research (Warden’s Keep DLC)
DLC: Return to Ostagar
Achievements: 1 Points: 25
Secret Achievements
In War, Victory 25 
Defeated the ogre that killed King Cailan
DLC: Awakening
Achievements: 8 Points: 250
The Enduring Vigil 30 
Acquired all upgrades for Vigil’s Keep
Awakening 50 
Completed Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
Commander of the Grey 30 
Reached level 30
Secret Achievements
Savior of Kal’Hirol 30 
Destroyed the broodmothers in Kal’Hirol
Blind Vengeance 30 
Escaped the silverite mines
Pride Before The Fall 30 
Defeated the baroness
Amaranthine’s Last Hope 25 
Saved the city of Amaranthine  
Keeper of the Vigil 25 
Saved Vigil’s Keep
DLC: Darkspawn Chronicles
Achievements: 3 Points: 75
Bane of Thedas 25 
Handed victory to the archdemon by killing Ferelden’s last Grey Warden. (Darkspawn Chronicles)
Secret Achievements
Ogre’s Keeper 25 
Keep the initial ogre alive as your thrall throughout the entire module. (Darkspawn Chronicles)
Enthralling 25 
Earned maximum approval from all thrall types. (Darkspawn Chronicles)
DLC: Leliana’s Song
Achievements: 3 Points: 100
Provocateur 50 
Collected and assembled the Battledress of the Provocateur.
Turning Point 25 
Heard Leliana’s version of her betrayal.
Vendetta 25 
Destroyed the career of Guard Captain Eams.
DLC: Golems of Amgarrak
Achievements: 3 Points: 100
Reaper 25 
Defeated the Harvester
Grim Reaper 50 
Defeated the Harvester on Hard or Nightmare difficulty
A Secret Stitched Together 25 
Gathered all of the research notes in Amgarrak
DLC: Witch Hunt
Achievements: 4 Points: 100
Varterral’s Fall 25 
Defeated the varterral on Hard or Nightmare difficulty
Witch Hunter 25 
Completed “Witch Hunt”
A Time of Wood and Stone 25 
Gathered the lost lore of Cadash Thaig
Through the Looking Glass 25 
Completed the scrying ritual

 

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