Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition
If you’ve never experienced the Dragon Age universe before, this is a great way to start. Not only do you get the complete original game, but you get all of the DLC and Awakening — a completely separate adventure for your main character. New quests, characters, locations, and stories are all available in one neat bundle for only $29.99 USD. Depending on how much of a completionist you are, you could easily get hundreds of hours of gameplay to experience all of the different scenarios. If that sounds too daunting, don’t worry — a single play through will give you a cohesive story that will leave you wanting more of the Warden.
Dragon Age II
Spanning about a seven-year range, Dragon Age II takes you through the rise of a new character: Hawke. Beginning during the events of Dragon Age Origins, you ship out of the land of Ferelden, and head to the city of Kirkwall in the Free Marches. For $15.05 USD, you get the original game as well as access to some of the DLC. The good stuff like the Legacy and Mark of the Assassin quests will be an additional cost, but when the game itself is so cheap, you can’t really complain.
If you want more Dragon Age, you can always check out the spectacular books: The Stolen Throne, The Calling, and Asunder. The best part is that they are written by the lead writer of the games, so the tone is completely consistent.