- Summary: Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most notoriousBatman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most notorious criminals, the game showcases a young, unrefined Batman as he faces the defining moment of his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. … Expand
Nov 27, 2013There's definitely some re-tread going on with Batman: Arkham Origins, but the combat, the relatively good story (B-list villain aside), the powerful feeling of being Batman in video game form has only muted my enthusiasm for the franchise by the smallest of margins.
Oct 25, 2013Played 1.5 hours so far. There are a few minor glitches, but it doesn't detract from the game (if you use a controller and have Synergy it mayPlayed 1.5 hours so far. There are a few minor glitches, but it doesn't detract from the game (if you use a controller and have Synergy it may behave weirdly, just disable synergy or put the other computer to sleep my mouse only went off the left screen). Still set in Arkham City, plus a bit more across the bridge, and the Batcave is there. Still has the same combat. Thus far, they seem to have done well. It's very fun to play and has very good dialogue and story.
I do find it weird having Batman ask who certain villains are, or anyone being like "who's the Batman? You made him up!" or "you're just seeing things!", since we obviously know who Batman is as well as several of the villains that Batman doesn't know yet...
Very glad I got it. You won't be disappointed. Put your fears to rest, they didn't produce a half-assed game.… Expand
Nov 1, 2015I've played thru this game twice and have to say that I think the hate it receives is extremely unjustified. It is a polished, excellentI've played thru this game twice and have to say that I think the hate it receives is extremely unjustified. It is a polished, excellent addition to the Arkham franchise and just as enjoyable as the others, moreso than AK imo. The story is a standout, given the challenge of creating a compelling prequel narrative its amazing it turned out so well. Graphics are completely uniform with the other games in the series, ie excellent. Voice acting is totally up to par as well, obviously talents like Baker were not going to dissapoint. Its biggest 'sin' is that is an iterative entry and people wanted more. But, and this is a big one, do you really wanna ping them so hard for that when we now have the hindsight of seeing how poorly Rocksteady incorporated the batmobile into AK? Sometimes gambles dont pay off. WB Montreal crafted a great and worthy game here, one that I would give a 8.5, Two years on I still feel it totally deserves it. Ive given it a 10 though simply to try and offset some of the ridiculous 0 and 1 scores.… Expand
Feb 1, 2014-This is supposed to be before Arkham asylum and you have gadgets and moves more than Arkham asylum?!
-Gameplay is almost the same from-This is supposed to be before Arkham asylum and you have gadgets and moves more than Arkham asylum?!
-Gameplay is almost the same from Arkham city with only new Ninjas and electric gloves.
-Only the menu soundtrack is good but the other are not good enough,still Arkham asylum has the best soundtrack.
-Graphics is almost the same and Batman's suit is not as good as the previous games,still Arkham asylum's Armored suit is the best suit.
-Epic story that will keep you playing wanting to what's exactly going on with many Epic villains but there's the same mistake in Arkham city, i mean many viilains didn't take their chance and only appeared in one part of the game like Copperhead.
-Awesome side missions with villains that could be included in the main story too.
-City is almost the same with no citizens or people walking in steets, i mean they could make a city like this in grand theft auto with many citizens and cars.
-i've seen some glitches and bugs like this grate that i couldn't pass through in the Burnley tower,so i couldn't complete the riddler mission.
-Awesome and challenging Bossfights(damn that Bane bossfight...) and enemies.
-Challenge mode is still Epic.
Totally this game just added more fun but the developers didn't do anything to move the series forward,so you gonna play only just for the story and more challenge maps.
the game took me about 16 hours
Arkham asylum was something very new at its time so i gave it a 10.
Arkham city did too many improvements so i gave it a 10.
so this game takes a 9 for adding more fun and awesome villains… Expand
Feb 23, 2014A very good game, but with far too many bugs, some of which are progression-blocking. Most insultingly, WB Montréal has announced they won'tA very good game, but with far too many bugs, some of which are progression-blocking. Most insultingly, WB Montréal has announced they won't patch the game… Expand
May 20, 2015Alot of people have said this is the worst Batman Arkham game that has been made so far. And that is true. However, this is still a good gameAlot of people have said this is the worst Batman Arkham game that has been made so far. And that is true. However, this is still a good game that, while it may not live up to the standards set by the first two games, it is still good on its own.
The main problem with the game is the fact that everything in this game is, seemingly, a copy and paste from Arkham City. From the world it's in to the combat system, everything here feels the same and that's because it is the same. Some minor changes to the gameplay and the different way the Riddler Trophies are set up now (they are datapacks instead of trophies) is about all thats different here.
The story kinda makes up for that in the fact that they had a great premise that had an average ending. The game had alot of promise but it's clear they didn't put alot of effort into the game. WB was content with taking about 75% of Arkham City, throwing a few new bad guys in there, and calling it a day. It's still worth playing but not to the point that City and Asylum were at when they were released.… Expand
Oct 30, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Two reviews:
One, the gameplay: Just as great as Arkham City. It's grittier, Batman is a hothead, earlier versions of criminals. I love it. The characterizations are great, especially the Joker. A couple new enemies, a couple new gadgets. It's a blast to play and viscerally satisfying to be the Batman. The holiday atmosphere is a nice addition. I think it's a worthy addition to the Arkham games and captures the philosophy, style, and play of the other two very well.
Two, the technical stuff: Unlike the other two games, this game was released with game-stopping bugs, glitches, poor AI, and idiotically obvious problems that HAD to be fixed before releasing. I would absolutely not buy this game until they release at least one patch. Maybe two. The only redeeming things I can say about this is that 1.) you can _generally_ fix whatever glitch you encounter by restarting the last save and 2.) the main story doesn't seem to hit a glitch wall. With restarts you can finish it. Forget about the sidequests; from broken comm towers to bugged out disruptor you'll have a tough time finishing the Riddler or Penguin sidequests.
I have a great time playing this game, right up until I hit one of the many glitches. Then I get frustrated and turn it off and resolve to wait until the patch. Then I convince myself it's worth playing because it's still a blast and try it again. Rinse and repeat. Going to be a great game when they get things fixed. Until then, stay away.… Expand
Nov 5, 2013Too many bugs and lags
many troubles with batclaw!!handling have troubles too in fights
i think they ruined the game may many crashes.AndToo many bugs and lags
many troubles with batclaw!!handling have troubles too in fights
i think they ruined the game
may many crashes.And multiplayer have many bugs too… Expand