EA is introducing the On The House promotion as a way of showing appreciation to the gamers who have downloaded Origin onto their computers.
Though most gamers have probably played Dead Space by now, those who haven't should take this opportunity to play one of the best survival horror titles in recent years. The only requirement to acquire Dead Space is to download it through Origin. Once you've added it to your account, it is yours forever.
Why is EA doing this? Seemingly, just because they can and want to do something nice. Or maybe to get people to think more positively about its mostly maligned Origin platform.
Dead Space was released in 2008 and was highly praised for its new approach to combat and updating the survival horror genre. Since then, developer Visceral went on to make two other Dead Space titles and is now working on the next Battlefield game.