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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
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  1. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate is a lot like playing a 2D Metroid game, but with Batman, which is awesome. It makes sense that it should have a bit of a Metroid flavor since many of the people who worked on this game also worked on the Metroid Prime games. You explore Blackgate Prison trying to take down Penguin, Black Mask, and The Joker while collecting gadgets, armor upgrades, and muchBatman Arkham Origins Blackgate is a lot like playing a 2D Metroid game, but with Batman, which is awesome. It makes sense that it should have a bit of a Metroid flavor since many of the people who worked on this game also worked on the Metroid Prime games. You explore Blackgate Prison trying to take down Penguin, Black Mask, and The Joker while collecting gadgets, armor upgrades, and much more. The combat is a simplified version of the system from the other Arkham games. In this game you just punch,counter, and do takedowns and it feels surprisingly good. The combination of good combat, great exploration, and excellent setting have made for a fantastic game which I've had trouble putting down. The bottom-line is if you like Batman, Metroid, or both then buy it. Expand
  2. DwT
    Oct 28, 2013
    10
    I am sick of people writing reviews of games they did not finish. this game is not going to be like the consoles! it is not going to be like anything you've ever played. it is neither metroid or castlevannia, it is batman on the 3ds. gameplay is very well thought out and the puzzles may be simple but the game is a definite change of pace from the floods of rpg games hitting the 3ds. if itI am sick of people writing reviews of games they did not finish. this game is not going to be like the consoles! it is not going to be like anything you've ever played. it is neither metroid or castlevannia, it is batman on the 3ds. gameplay is very well thought out and the puzzles may be simple but the game is a definite change of pace from the floods of rpg games hitting the 3ds. if it is too short then play it twice! this is a great game for a great device. if u have a 3ds and like batman, get this game. if u r looking for a console version, buy the console version. Expand
  3. Oct 26, 2013
    6
    If you are expecting an open world Batman game then you are going to be disappointed. Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate is a Metroidvania game. As for Batman you ar limited to punches. His gadgets such as Batarangs are only available when an icon shows up on screen. I am disappointed by this game but it's not horrible.
  4. Oct 8, 2014
    5
    This game is fun and all, but not like the same batman games, because like when you die, it just says "Game Over" and nothing cool. on Batman: Alcome City, the grafics are good and when you die, it shows the joker saying stuff and when he finishes talking, the game gives you hints of beating the this that your stuck on but on black gate, it doesn't. in the begginging on black gates, it isThis game is fun and all, but not like the same batman games, because like when you die, it just says "Game Over" and nothing cool. on Batman: Alcome City, the grafics are good and when you die, it shows the joker saying stuff and when he finishes talking, the game gives you hints of beating the this that your stuck on but on black gate, it doesn't. in the begginging on black gates, it is not easy for a begginer. AND why is it in 2d even thought it is on a 3DS? Their is no blood and the second time you battle cat women, it is IMPOSSIBLE to beat her when she blinds you. When the game does videos, it on paper and no grafics. i think the creators should do a better job on the 3DS version because having a 2d batman game wile the playstashon3 has 3d batman game is not fair. Expand
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    70
    If more Batman is desired, and the new game releasing next year can't be waited for, this is an acceptable purchase.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Dec 29, 2013
    77
    Lumpy in places, thumpy in others, this is generally good fun. [Dec 2013, p.86]
  3. Dec 23, 2013
    50
    Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a game that is brimming with great ideas that are, sadly, poorly executed.