Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Nov 13, 2013
    90
    Warner Bros. Games Batman: Arkham Origins is the best prequel that could be desired and certainly the most beautiful episode of Batman: Arkham.
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 28, 2013
    85
    Origins is a sequel that won't disappoint the fans of the Batman Arkham series, yet it looks too familiar because of its lack of innovation.
  5. Nov 6, 2013
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 25, 2013
    81
    It's a good game and all the ingredients are there, but it's missing the love and passion that Rocksteady used to pour into those games. The world is bigger but lifeless, the story isn't as thrilling.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 25, 2013
    80
    You can't go wrong with sticking to Rocksteady's Bat-formula, however it is starting to feel a little played out. [December 2013, p.93]
  8. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    Arkham Origins is a very good but very familiar game. It lacks the spice of originality that made the previous two games great.
  9. 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.
  10. Oct 25, 2013
    78
    Next to Arkham City, Arkham Origins is a bit of a disappointment in its lack of new ideas and use of win buttons, making it the least interesting of the trilogy
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 257
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    0
    Rushed. Unpolished. Glitchy. Buggy. Incomplete. Another shining example of a big-name studio buying up a smaller studio's lovinglyRushed. Unpolished. Glitchy. Buggy. Incomplete. Another shining example of a big-name studio buying up a smaller studio's lovingly polished engine and ruining it with poorly executed design. No options for adjusting mouse or controller sensitivities. Numerous bugs. The only good thing about this is that it is built upon Rockysteady's engine, which was a beautiful thing. This Warner Bros Montreal bastardation does not have the same kind of love in it and is clearly rushed and cobbled together only to make money. Full Review »
  2. Oct 25, 2013
    0
    Rocksteady put their souls into the first two Batman games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Warner Bros Montreal clearly is only interested inRocksteady put their souls into the first two Batman games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Warner Bros Montreal clearly is only interested in doing the absolute minimum necessary to make a slightly new game in order to turn a quick profit. Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    2
    Somewhat unpolished. The animations are not as fluid as the first two games, especially during the cut-scenes as the character models reset toSomewhat unpolished. The animations are not as fluid as the first two games, especially during the cut-scenes as the character models reset to a default position before and after they speak. There are also a few glitches where the characters suddenly teleport to get around objects. There are a few grammar mistakes, such as when you change Physx settings it will say "Physx will take effect after the game restarting." Also, the WBID thing is just stupid; don't use it. The new detective investigation sequence replays is an interesting new mechanic. Unfortunately, the game is very rushed and rife with bugs, lowing the rating from a respectable 8 down to a lowly 2. Next time, don't release an unfinished rushed product. Full Review »