To promote the upcoming release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, EA have released Dragon Age: Origins for free on Origin- one of two games currently available on their "On the House" deals. It will only be available until the 18th of October, however once the game is downloaded, it is permanently tied to the user's Origin account.
Sadly it is only the standard edition, and DLC is still priced as usual, but this is a great opportunity for newcomers to the series to try the game out before Inquisition arrives. Those interested can pick up the game here.
The official Dragon Age website was updated with the following message to promote the recent announcement:
Dragon Age: Origins introduced gamers to the rich, detailed world of Thedas, a world filled with deadly mages and powerful dragons. The choice-driven RPG has strategic combat and a personalized story, and it’s free right now with Origin On the House! Just add it to your Origin Game Library and download it whenever you want.