Origin Systems Archive


Video Game Ad of the Day: Crusader: No Remorse

Crusader: No Remorse is arguably one of the best PC games of the pre-3D accelerator era. After receiving criticism from fans that Ultima VIII was too action heavy, Origin simply decided to build a full-on action game using the same technology.


Video Game Ad of the Day: BioForge Plus

It seems crazy now, but often in the past, video games would make it to marketing stage and be cancelled before release. BioForge Plus was one such game. It was an updated re-release of BioForge which would offer post game expansion content that would continue the story. It was cancelled in a whirlwind wave of cost cutting across Origin in 1995.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

My first Ultima experience was IX…yeah.

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny sees the Avatar summoned back to Britannia, which is in peril following the disappearance of Lord British and the rise of Lord Blackthorn, whose interpretation of the Virtues is a little extreme to say the least.


Video Game Ad of the Day: BioForge

A favourite of mine from the mid 90s.

BioForge is an action-adventure game developed by Origin Systems. It was produced around a time where the company was favouring Hollywood style production values, deep plots and lots of voice acting. Due to the demanding hardware the game required when released (almost a trademark of Origin’s), BioForge didn’t have a lot of success on release – an enhanced version of the game called BioForge Plus was cancelled due to poor sales of the original. Also, you can cut off a guy’s arm and beat him with it. Or stab him with a fork.

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