As described by title, I own a certain number of games on Steam. How can I determine whether a Steam game can be activated on Origin as well?

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    Given the animosity between EA and Valve, likely none.
    – user2974
    Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 23:46
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    Are we planning to keep this list up-to-date going forward? This feels like it might work better as "How can I determine whether a Steam game can be activated on Origin as well?"
    – bwarner
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 13:28
  • @bwarner Agreed
    – Drake
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 14:25
  • Mass Effect (1) can be activated via activate.ea.com/activategame.do You will need to create or link "EA Classic Screen name" to your EA/Origin account for that (I had an account on pogo.com and it allowed me to link that). After refreshing games list ME1 appeared in Origin client. Crysis still wouldn't activate any way though. So it's not a universal way for activating older games, but some might work.
    – user46022
    Commented Mar 30, 2013 at 22:35
  • If you have a serial of the game, you can usually just insert that in Origin in its "redeem a game code" function. I added my store-bought Mirror's Edge that way. It's always worth a try :)
    – Nyerguds
    Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 11:08

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This list was obtained here. In addition, the following Steam games also can be activated on Origin:

|              Game Title               | Can be activated? |
| Command & Conquer - Red Alert 3       | Yes               |
| Dragon Age:Origins - Ultimate Edition | Yes               |

If you have an EA Game not listed here that you can retrieve the CD Key from Steam you can try to activate it on Origin and even if it doesn't work, you may be able to contact support and get them to activate it.

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    Nice, just a question, if I activate them on Origin will be still playable on Steam forever?
    – Drake
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 8:51
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    Yes, you'll be able to use them with either service. Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 11:12
  • Just FYI, I had to activate Bad Company 2 on the activation website. Origin tells you to if you try to register it through the client, though.
    – a cat
    Commented Oct 3, 2011 at 10:31

There is now an official list of redeemable games on Origin Code Redemption FAQ. This is the up-to-date list of games accepted:

Can I add an EA game that I purchased outside of Origin to my Origin Game Library? Currently all EA games released in 2009 or later can be added to your Origin Game Library. We’re working to enable this option for EA’s older titles as well. At this point, all of the following titles are enabled for this feature:

Alice 2: Madness Returns
Battlefield 3
Burnout Paradise
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising
EA Create
Crysis 2
Dead Space
Dead Space 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins Awakening
Dragon Age 2
FIFA Manager 09
FIFA Manager 10
FIFA Manager 11
FIFA Manager 12
FIFA Soccer 09
FIFA Soccer 10
FIFA Soccer 11
FIFA Soccer 12
Gattling Gears
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Non-Steam)
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Medal of Honor
Mirror's Edge
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed: Shift
Need For Speed: The Run
Need For Speed: Undercover
NHL 09
Shift 2 Unleashed
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition 
The Lord Of The Rings: Conquest
The Saboteur
The Sims Medieval
The Sims Medieval Pirates and Nobles

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