Origin Games Under $6 You Can Gift For The Holidays

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri - Trailer
Looking for cheap games you can gift to your game-loving friends and loved ones? Look no further, retro games for under $6 at Origin! Photo : SuperJP037/YouTube

The holidays are here and it's time once more to check out video games that you can give to your loved ones who happen to be part of the gaming community, in short, gamers. Whether they are into FPS games or into games that focus heavily on narrative, new video games are still the best gifts to give them, of course. Or if you have extra cash to spare, a new console will do like the PS4 Pro or a VR headset (I hope my family is reading this).

For those PC-gaming loved ones, you can always check out PC holiday game sales and if your budget is limited, say just $6, well, good news. Origin is currently having a Holiday sale and your $6 is definitely enough and we're not kidding. So count your cash now and check out Origin games under $6 that you can gift for the holidays to your gaming loved ones. Satisfaction guaranteed, especially if they're into retro games.

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Origin price: $5.90

This turn-based strategy game launched in February of 1991 is dubbed as the "spiritual sequel to the Civilization series" from legendary designer, Sid Meier. A sci-fi game set in the 22nd century, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri features some improvements on Civilization II's engine including social engineering, customizable units, alien life, higher mod ability, simultaneous multiplay and even climate. With a current rating of 92 out of 100 from Metacritic, the player can discover over 75 amazing technologies and build secret projects for your empire. Get ready to be addicted with its compelling storyline.

Ultima I to Ultima IX

Origin price for each: $5.90

Yes, all nine Ultima games are being sold at Origin for $5.90 each so don't hesitate to miss out on any of these open world fantasy games from EA and Origin. Ultima series contain nine installments which are: Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (1981), Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress (1982), Ultima III: Exodus (1983), Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1985), Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1988), Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990); Ultima VII: The Black Gate (1992); Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle (1993); Ultima VIII: Pagan (1994); and Ultima IX: Ascension (1999).

If you're into epic fantasy games, then you might want to cash out on these Ultima games currently for sale at Origin.

Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper 2

Origin Price for each: Free for Dungeon Keeper 1, $5.90 for Dungeon Keeper 2

For your strategy game loving friends, Dungeon Keeper games would definitely complete their day. The Dungeon Keeper games allow the player to build and manage a dungeon and protect it from hero characters that try to invade it to steal treasures. The original Dungeon Keeper released in 1997 used a modified game engine from Magic Carpet while Dungeon Keeper 2 used an engine that was able to support hardware acceleration.

Did we forget to tell you Dungeon Keeper 1 is free?

Magic Carpet

Origin price: $5.90

From Bullfrog Productions, Magic Carpet is one of the popular retro games in 1994 wherein the player gets to be the wizard riding a magic carpet while fighting off monsters. Action and adventure at the same time, this game was considered to be "innovative and technically impressive" during this period. So if you want your dad or uncle to feel the 1994 vibe once again, get this game for them at Origin while it's still on sale.

There are more Origin games priced for under $6 during the holidays, check the list here and thank me later.

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