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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. 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
    A faithful sequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, but sadly a little too conservative in some ways. Barely any new features add to the gameplay, which is naturally as strong as within its predecessors. The story is interesting, cutscenes and dialogues are well written and impressively presented. A minor setback: the Riddler riddles have been removed for this one.
  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: 45 out of 329
  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. Apr 19, 2019
    10
    Felt like a much better story than the previous two games, even if it's a prequel and has logic gaps like Batman having cooler gear in thisFelt like a much better story than the previous two games, even if it's a prequel and has logic gaps like Batman having cooler gear in this adventure than others that would come later in the timeline. It's also the same city from the previous game, but the action and fun here is top notch, on par with previous games, just not different enough from the previous games. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2020
    9
    Якщо коротко то - БИТВИ З БОСАМИ. По суті це той самий бетмен, тільки він крутиться навколо надзвичайно крутих босів, битви з якими завждиЯкщо коротко то - БИТВИ З БОСАМИ. По суті це той самий бетмен, тільки він крутиться навколо надзвичайно крутих босів, битви з якими завжди зроблені по різному, та вимагають іншого підходу. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2014
    8
    Solid game that is not quite as good as Asylum or City, but good enough to satisfy fans of DC comics and Batman.

    Pros - Most of the
    Solid game that is not quite as good as Asylum or City, but good enough to satisfy fans of DC comics and Batman.

    Pros - Most of the villains origins stories are well done (Penguin, Bane, and Riddler)
    - Snow effects and Dx11 effects are nice, and run well on good hardware (optimized)
    - Good boss fights, better than City or Asylum
    - Good soundtrack

    Cons - horrible joker back story that was completely unnecessary, and basically ruins the story as a whole
    - Inexplicable gadgets and retcons that have no business in game (grapnel boost, Harley Quinn)
    - Batman, despite just starting out, is more powerful than ever
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  5. Jan 3, 2021
    7
    After passing Batman Arkham Asylum, I wrote that after one part, it is always better to continue it.
    How wrong I was. I do not know who and
    After passing Batman Arkham Asylum, I wrote that after one part, it is always better to continue it.
    How wrong I was. I do not know who and why does not like this part, but it gave me more emotions for its passage than Asylum and City combined.

    Arkham Origins is a game about Bruce and Alfred's relationship. It's about Gotham's introduction to the bat. First encounters with all of Batman's main villains. Especially, only this part perfectly shows the relationship between Batman and the Joker. If you play carefully, you can understand why they are so dependent on each other. Why this mutual hatred and concern.

    Gameplay of course, this part is not far away from Arkham City. But the developers did work on the bugs. The city is divided into sections and we do not have so many hiding places of the Riddler. This made it easier to find them, and the tests on the caches themselves were not surprising. Most of it is simple. There are interesting additional missions. The mission with the mad Hatter and Alice sends us into a flashback of the Scarecrow.
    Returning to Arkham encourages nostalgic memories.

    What's definitely improved is the evidence analysis. This process has become more complete. But playing Batman has become much easier, having pumped a couple of skills, you can "cut down" several enemies in the crowd at once, and they are very imbued in all battles against any opponents. Using them simply makes no sense in individual approaches to certain enemies.

    There are several new villains in the game. There are new types of enemies, the same couple.
    An interesting mission to investigate the murder of the founder of Gotham.
    Ent in the game is served NORMALLY. Look for the pentagrams on the walls. Listen and read the biography (as it was before). There was a bat cave, although it is not much use, mostly there is training and dialogues with Alfred. Cinematography has become even a level higher. But if the graphics have become better, then it does not catch the eye. Batman has moved more naturally in transitions from one enemy to another, but still flies like a nut.....

    In general, this is still the same Batman, but you need to look at it in a new way. It makes no sense to compare it with the original as well as the last three parts about Lara Croft. Restart on that and restart. To show something old but in a new way and with a fresh look.
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  6. Nov 4, 2019
    6
    it was not a bad game, the feeling of hitting was very good. but there is defiecient information so i lost way to go out. so i lost my way andit was not a bad game, the feeling of hitting was very good. but there is defiecient information so i lost way to go out. so i lost my way and i stopped and removed the game. um mm, i think you shouldn't buy this game. 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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