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Syndicate (1993) is free with On the House! Here are 5 tips to get you started

As the saying goes, money talks – unless you're playing 1993's Syndicate, in which case money screams from the rooftops, controlling mankind's every move with its seductive allure. As an executive of your very own Megacorp, it's up to you to control a squad of four cybrog agents and take down the competition once and for all. And because Origin is giving away Syndicate for free with On the House, you can initiate the ultimate corporate takeover without investing any cash of your own. Just add this isometric action classic to your library and you can play it whenever you want!

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Theme Hospital is free with On the House! Here are 5 tips to get you started

What will you do when your hospital is overrun with vomiting, big-headed patients scrambling to spend their hard-earned money on medical support? What about when a bunch of people show up dressed like Elvis Presley and need psychological help? If you answered "hire more doctors", you're already mentally prepared for the insanity that is Theme Hospital, Bullfrog Productions' 1997 classic.Good news! The game is available for free with Origin On the House, so you can download it and start playing immediately without spending a dime.

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5 fun predictions SimCity 2000 made about the future

Way back in 1994, Maxis released SimCity 2000 – one of the most revered city-building and management sims of all time. For a game that was released back when pagers were the hot new thing, it holds up remarkably well. But while the gameplay is as fresh as ever, SimCity 2000's many hunches of what the future would hold for mankind feel a little sillier than they might have in '94. Flying cars? Yet to be seen. Giant self-contained cities that could be launched into space to serve as colonies? Still a ways off on that one. So join us on a nostalgia-fueled journey as we take a look at 5 predictions SimCity 2000 made about the events that would come to pass in the years following its release.

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SimCity 2000 is On the House - Here are 5 things you should do while playing!

There are two kinds of people in this world. People who have no idea what "Reticulating Splines" means, and those who have nostalgic memories of spending hours building cities in SimCity 2000. Today, we have great news for both of those groups: the classic sim is the next game On the House on Origin, meaning you can get it – right now – for absolutely free! Just add it to your Origin Game Library and you can play it whenever you want.

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Crusader: No Remorse is Now On the House!

Time to fight for the future: from now until December 9, you can download the Origin Studios classic Crusader: No Remorse to your Origin account for free. It's On the House, so once it’s in your library, it’s yours to keep and play as much as you want.

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Dragon Age: Origins is On the House! Here's what BioWare recommends paying attention to...

We're really excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition here at Origin – so excited, that many of us have started re-playing Dragon Age: Origins in anticipation for the November 18th release. Which got us thinking... why don't we get a few million of our closest friends a copy of the game? Surely they want to to take on the blight, too!

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Bejeweled 3 is Now On the House

Your next free game is On the House! Starting today, every Origin user can now add PopCap’s incredibly addictive Bejeweled 3 to their Game Library and play for as long as they want. It’s all yours for free, so grab it while you can.

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Wing Commander 3: Where Are They Now?

Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger holds a special place in the hearts of gamers. Developed during the early 90s when full-motion cutscenes were still in vogue, the game boasted a cast of recognizable actors who have made their mark in the public consciousness. And because Wing Commander 3 is On the House until September 16, you can see them strut their stuff against a green screen by downloading it for free! Clearly, this game made the careers of these well-known names, but what are they up to these days?

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Go Behind the Scenes with Wing Commander III and Relive the '90s

In honor of Wing Commander III On the House – currently free to own, download and play on Origin – we give you found footage of the game in production from the official “The Making of Wing Commander III” video.

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Wing Commander 3 is On the House

Starting today, it costs absolutely nothing to add a true classic PC game to your Origin library. The award-winning Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger – the 1994 space epic by Chris Roberts and starring Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell and Thomas Wilson (Biff Tannen himself!) – is now On the House.

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