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  • 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

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    90
    There'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.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    85
    The PC version of Batman: Arkham Origins is absolutely the best in terms of detail, smoothness, drawing distance and particle effects, though it suffers from a series of annoying glitches.
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Oct 30, 2013
    80
    If you’re a Batman fan you should already have Batman: Arkham Origins, but anyone else might want to hold off a couple of weeks for some patches to come through.
  5. Nov 6, 2013
    74
    An OK effort for an Arkham game, Batman Arkham Origins feels too similar to Arkham City and there are a few game breaking bugs that prevent it from being worthy to stand with the other two.
  6. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    The story is the best in the series but, when it comes to gameplay, Warner Bros. Montreal seem to have taken the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra and done the exact opposite.
  7. Oct 31, 2013
    50
    Uninventive, but still enjoyable thanks to the quality of the basic mechanics on offer. Unfortunately, the PC version's bugs make it a much harder sell than it should be.

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  1. Negative: 43 out of 259
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    Played 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.
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  2. Nov 2, 2013
    10
    Completes one of the best gaming trilogies of all time. If you like those two previous games, you will love this great addition to ArkhamCompletes one of the best gaming trilogies of all time. If you like those two previous games, you will love this great addition to Arkham series. All what makes Asylum and City so good, is back in Arkham Origins.

    Yes, it is more of the same (greatness), but I don't see any reviews whining about that when it's Battlefield or Call of Doodie series in question.
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  3. Feb 1, 2014
    9
    -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
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  4. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    well, Batman Arkham city for PC, has very pretty graphics, though the story does not have as much depth as that of its predecessor (the bestwell, Batman Arkham city for PC, has very pretty graphics, though the story does not have as much depth as that of its predecessor (the best of the trilogy, in my opinion). Enemies (outside Joker and Bane) are weak participation and contains little charisma.O game is good for fans and those who enjoyed the batman arkham trilogy up because there are few changes.The innovation is the multiplayer. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2013
    7
    If there's one thing that's noticeably true about Arkham Origins it's that Rocksteady's departure is definitely felt.

    Some pretty glaring
    If there's one thing that's noticeably true about Arkham Origins it's that Rocksteady's departure is definitely felt.

    Some pretty glaring bugs and glitches aside, Origins' biggest issue is that it lacks any kind of actual innovation. Whereas Arkham City outdid Arkham Asylum by MILES, Origins feels like the previous game just with a different coat of paint. Combat has hardly changed (besides not feeling as fluid as before), Batman has more-or-less the same gadgets or different ones that fill the same role as previous ones, and the world map feels a lot smaller and emptier despite actually being larger than the one from Arkham City.

    The only thing Origins really has going for it is its story.

    Many new characters to the series make their debut here and some the familiar faces are introduced all over again as they come into contact with Batman for the first time. As this is Batman's second year of crime fighting we get to witness things like the GCPD's (and specifically James Gordon's) absolute mistrust of the Dark Knight, Alfred's sincere concern in regards to Bruce's physical and mental health, Batman's own ongoing fight to conquer his own fears and figure out where he must stand morally in the fight for justice, and the beginnings of the Joker's obsession with Batman.

    Overall it's definitely a beefy script that covers a lot but it does falter in a couple of ways namely in terms of focus. Going into the game we knew that the set-up was that Black Mask put a bounty on Batman's head and eight different assassins/villains are coming after him. Less than halfway into the game though that story arc is all but abandoned as the Joker takes center stand and shortly after is followed by Bane. The assassin arc then takes the back seat and a majority of the eight sent after you are relegated to side missions. While this shifting about doesn't exactly hurt the game it could've only helped if there had been a bit more focus.

    In the end, when it comes down to it Arkham Origins is the weakest of the "Arkham Trilogy" but a worthy addition nonetheless.
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  6. Nov 16, 2013
    6
    Bugs mostly fixed, it's an okay game at this point. Not nearly as great as its predecessors, however, it pales in comparison to the otherBugs mostly fixed, it's an okay game at this point. Not nearly as great as its predecessors, however, it pales in comparison to the other Arkham games. AC especially blows AO away; the story of AO isn't nearly as gripping, and the controls aren't as intuitive, as the excellent middle child of this franchise. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2016
    0
    De tanto en tanto entro en el juego a ver si avanzo algo... Después de una determinada misión con un personaje rival clásico (no digo cual porDe tanto en tanto entro en el juego a ver si avanzo algo... Después de una determinada misión con un personaje rival clásico (no digo cual por no spoilear) el tema es que me he quedado LITERALMENTE ENCERRADO EN LA BATCUEVA CON ALFRED, sin poder salir de allínpara la siguiente misión.

    O yo soy muy torpe que no se como ir de un lugar a otro (en este caso entrar en la batala con un destino) o es un BUG como una casa que hace el juego injugable.

    Y eso que a nivel de gráficos, con una Nvidia GTX 660 o una GTX 970 como tengo ahora, visualmente es BRUTAL.

    Pero un juego roto no se puede permitir.
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