Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Oct 21, 2013
    The mobile version of Arkham Origins delivers just enough Bat-action to keep fans happy, but falls short overall due to a restricted fighting system.
  2. Oct 24, 2013
    Batman: Arkham Origins is one to glide past, as this isn’t the Batman game for iOS that anyone is looking for.
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    A slightly more nuanced fighter than you might expect, Batman: Arkham Origins has its wing clipped by repetitious combat and a restrictive energy system.
  4. Oct 18, 2013
    Batman: Arkham Origins should have been a top flight journey, but due to its free to play compromise, this title is far from perfect. If you’re not going to spend any cash, make sure you have other apps to play while you wait for the status bar to refill. It’s an inconvenience which turns this fighter into merely a good outing for the Dark Knight.
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    Ultimately, Batman: Arkham Origins is a decent brawler, but is severely lacking in variety as you beat up the same handful of thugs over and over again. If you're looking for a comic book fix, Injustice: Gods Among Us uses the same style of play with a much more robust game to back it up.
  6. Oct 23, 2013
    This Arkham Origins is a brawny, brainless offering, then, that takes one aspect of the series and remixes it for iOS in a way that should temporarily scratch that Batman itch ahead of the main event.
  7. Oct 25, 2013
    Arkham Origins iOS is the perfect example of game development went wrong. Mortal Kombat-studio NetherRealm tried its best to create a pretty looking game, but the base concept is way too sloppy to justify its investment. The studio blindly stared at the success of Infinity Blade, instead of the famous combat system of its console counterpart.
  8. 50
    Netherrealms take the framework of their iOS version of Injustice: Gods Among Us and puts Batman in charge. Nice look, solid controls and decent audio is let down by freemium that hardly lets you fight more than 15 minutes without paying up or waiting. What a shame.
  9. Oct 23, 2013
    Simply put, Batman: Arkham Origins is the definitive example of a console tie-in game done right, with a shining presentation, rewarding touchscreen controls and combat, a refreshing amount of variety, and a free-to-play model that accentuates the overall experience, rather than takes away from it.
  10. Oct 23, 2013
    Batman: Arkham Origins features almost none of the complexity Batman games are now known for on other platforms, but it's moderately fun for a while — at least until the game starts trying to milk your wallet.
  11. Oct 18, 2013
    Despite feeling like a grind at times - especially when it comes to waiting on a stamina refill or buying new goods - Batman: Arkham Origins will certainly put a smile on the faces of Batman fans. A fair offering to fill the gap until the console game comes out.
  12. Oct 28, 2013
    It's definitely a better game than Arkham City Lockdown, but still Batman: Arkham Origins feels overly limited and repetitive to be truly recommended.
  13. Oct 21, 2013
    If your favourite take on Batman is the 'biff-bang-pow' kind rather than the 'world's greatest detective' kind, then you'll find plenty to like in this straight-forward button-mashing brawler.
  14. Oct 22, 2013
    In the end, I find Batman: Arkham Origins to be a very frustrating piece of software in multiple ways. Perhaps unfairly, I don't like that even though the hardware is capable of more, we keep getting these increasingly cut-down experiences from Warner Brothers.
  15. Oct 22, 2013
    As a game, we have to admit that it works, even though it feels somehow old-fashioned when compared to some of its competitors. It does have some fun to offer, but the Dark Knight deserves better.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    This game is just amazing. Many powers and suits. Gorgeous graphics. And its free! But its a bit difficult to buy to buy these suits. I think that it's normal for a freemium game. Really better than its predecessor! Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    While it's limited by its restrictive game play and has you beat up crooks that almost all look the same, it's still something to pass your time with. It's also free, so I'd at least try it out. Unfortunately, you can't do too much in the game unless you spend money. Enough to satisfy me.

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  3. Nov 26, 2014
    Batman Arkham Origins has a lot of action, but the action sequences seemed forced, along with the game having little purpose for characters. If you love action, it's for you. 13/100 Full Review »