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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 340
  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 22, 2019
    10
    This game in 2019 is perfect! I played twelve hours in this game and I wasn't bored at all. I liked it more than the previous two because itThis game in 2019 is perfect! I played twelve hours in this game and I wasn't bored at all. I liked it more than the previous two because it had it all! The bosses were great and their battles were very good. Also his gameplay is as we know it, very good and fast with all the gadgets of course. Finally, his story is much better and bigger than before. This game is worth 10 out of 10 and you should try it! Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2022
    9
    I don't know why everyone's hating on that part so much, but Origins truly one of the best games ever created, with insane attention toI don't know why everyone's hating on that part so much, but Origins truly one of the best games ever created, with insane attention to details, descent plot, a lot of additional content after credits, awesome dark city vibe etc. Yeah it's lose comparing to Arkham City and Knight as iconic masterpieces, but still must play and better than 99% games nowadays. Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2014
    8
    Call me crazy but i actual like this game a bit more than last. Arkham City was good, it just didn't have multiplayer. Plus the map in thisCall me crazy but i actual like this game a bit more than last. Arkham City was good, it just didn't have multiplayer. Plus the map in this game is bigger and i like the Christmas theme of the city . I was thinking about size of arkham city and it seems like its not big enough. How could a city that size fit the akham asylum lunatics and all the black gate prisoners? I just don't think fit all those people. This game has problems though. Its buggy but i still like it! Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2021
    7
    There are three big Arkham games by Rocksteady, each one of them considered to be the pinnacle of gaming, especially under the superheroThere are three big Arkham games by Rocksteady, each one of them considered to be the pinnacle of gaming, especially under the superhero genre. However, there is one game that is normally buried in this conversation. No one takes pride in owning this game, and it is seen more of a bootleg, wannabe Arkham game - Batman: Arkham Origins. The one with barely any story and mobile game-like graphics, but hear me out. Batman: Arkham Origins may not be as good as the other Arkham games in the series, but it's still criminally underrated.

    Batman: Arkham Origins takes place in Batman's early years of crime fighting. On Christmas Eve Batman learns someone has put up a bounty on his head, and now all the future big villains like Deathstroke, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Lady Shiva, Firefly etc are looking for him to kill him. He finds out about a killer named Black Mask, and decides to catch him. It is later revealed that the villain was Joker. Joker tried to commit suicide to escape Batman, but Batman stopped him immediately. From there Joker learnt about Batman's no-kill rule, and he told all about it to Dr Harleen Quinzel when he was sent to the Arkham Asylum.

    This was the first Arkham game that I had played. I only played it to the part where we have to fight Deathstroke and then I watched the video of the gameplay afterwards, since I didn't legally own the game and it would be wrong to enjoy a game through piracy. I played all the other Arkham games recently, about two years after Epic gave them all. And it was only after playing those did I decide to watch a few videos and take a look at it.

    Although one of the complaints towards the game is that there is barely any story, it is very gripping within itself. The part where Bruce and Alfred have an argument whether Batman should go out or not was a really emotional one, and when the Batcave was attacked I actually thought for a moment that Alfred died. My heart almost skipped a beat, but then later on when it was shown that he's still alive I realised how obvious it was. Another complaint about this game is the poor graphics, which are nowhere even close to the ones that Rocksteady makes. I mean, I can't support this argument, other than the fact that as long as my potato PC can run on anything other than the lowest graphics I'm happy with it. Also because I'm gonna try the game on the lowest graphic settings anyway, the graphics don't matter to me.

    The main menu of this game is pretty dope. I don't see why no one seems to talk about that. It's like if Arkham City had been able to do it properly. Batman's costume is one of, if not the greatest original Batsuit to ever be shown in any media. The voice acting by Roger Craig Smith and Troy Baker are also really great (this could be my bias speaking since I like both of them). The fights are very bad compared to the other games, but as "games" itself they are pretty good.

    There's no doubt when one says that even the "worst" Arkham game is actually pretty good. The only reason why it's so criminally underrated is because people tend to compare it with other Arkham games. I had played it before having played the original trilogy, but after trying them I got spoilt. So I think the best way to play this is by playing it without any memory of a previous game.
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  6. Nov 2, 2020
    6
    This game same with the others. But the graphics are very very bad. And the scenario is not good enough.The optimization is very poor.
  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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