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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: 30 out of 46
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  1. Oct 30, 2013
    86
    Arkham fans can expect to really enjoy Origins, so long as they don't go into the game expecting to experience sweeping changes to the gameplay that made Asylum and City so great. Origins is a great game that can proudly stand outside of the shadow of its predecessors.
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    80
    Yes, most of the game seems like a copy of Arkham City, but that doesn't take away the overall high quality that comes from the lush world, the superb fighting system and the great characters WB Montreal created.
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    80
    Arkham Origins is essentially just more of the Batman you already know without a lot of new offerings. But despite some small problems the core gameplay, especially the Free Flow-system, is still a lot of fun.
  4. 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.
  5. Nov 4, 2013
    75
    I actually enjoyed the story in Origins more than the wildly implausible (even by comic book standards) Arkham City, but my fun was constantly interrupted by bugs and questionable design decisions. While this is arguably still the third-best Batman game ever made, WB Games Montréal unfortunately dropped the high bar set by Rocksteady down a few notches.
  6. Nov 7, 2013
    70
    It's all there - fun and intuitive combat, challenging stealth gameplay and an engaging story - but Warner Bros. Montréal never truly hits Rocksteady's mark. At times the game feels rushed, empty and frankly, uninspired. It's an enjoyable title, to be sure, but it's nowhere near as good as its predecessors.
  7. Oct 25, 2013
    60
    In the absence of new elements, the tried-and-true free-flow combat and predator mechanics feel routine rather than inspired. Origins is worth experiencing for the way it sets the stage for the events of the other Arkham games, but it also resides squarely in their shadows.

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  1. Negative: 21 out of 226
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    The cape is finally black, and there are no man panties in sight. Now Rocksteady should learn to make a serviceable Batman by omitting theThe cape is finally black, and there are no man panties in sight. Now Rocksteady should learn to make a serviceable Batman by omitting the absurd blue/purple cape and briefs, their Batman design is a walking paradox.
    P.S. The grey belt is nice, keep that too.
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  2. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    Amazing story,amazing prequel. Some characters like Barbara and Alfred are welcome to the game.
    The best boss battles of all Arkham games.
    Amazing story,amazing prequel. Some characters like Barbara and Alfred are welcome to the game.
    The best boss battles of all Arkham games.
    When you get used to the L2 and R2 instead of L1 and R1 the games flow nicely.
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  3. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    Phenomenal game you feel like you're Batman and as a result a BADASS. Incredible story and gameplay is as usual, awesome. Visuals are veryPhenomenal game you feel like you're Batman and as a result a BADASS. Incredible story and gameplay is as usual, awesome. Visuals are very good and the sounds are impressive, just like any blockbuster Batman movie.
    Only drawback is that there's no real change from previous titles, which isn't necessarily a con. A must for Batman fans.
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  4. Feb 24, 2014
    8
    I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's quite good.
    Some bugs with framerate and cameras came along, but they were no problem to enjoy the
    I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's quite good.
    Some bugs with framerate and cameras came along, but they were no problem to enjoy the ride.
    I recommend it!
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  5. Oct 30, 2013
    8
    Firstly, this is a must buy game, especially for those who loved Asylum & City.
    I feel the visuals aren't quite as polished as Arkham
    Firstly, this is a must buy game, especially for those who loved Asylum & City.
    I feel the visuals aren't quite as polished as Arkham City,though I've not gone back to check.
    The Story is interesting enough to keep you playing and the skill trees are bigger but frustratingly some gadgets or moves require you to complete the challenge modes which are very fun but not something you want to be essential. I miss Robin, Nightwing & Catwoman from Arkham City in the challenge modes, I know this is a prequel game but Robin is in the Multiplayer so why not the Challenges? Maybe they'll DLC these characters. In the story, I find Batman has some problems grappling through the city, like theres not enough points or something. The overall single player feel is just like Arkham city so not much new there but it is definately worth getting. A respectable addition to the series but certainly doesn't take top spot.
    The Season Pass offers some extra costumes and missions for £15, I'd wait for it to be cheaper.

    get the game though!
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  6. Jun 19, 2017
    7
    We once again step in the shoes as Bruce Wayne in this prequel. There is a contract on Batman's head and who's gonna get that cash prize?We once again step in the shoes as Bruce Wayne in this prequel. There is a contract on Batman's head and who's gonna get that cash prize? Exciting but it feels that Rocksteady feel to it is missing here. Ultimately disappointing Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2021
    0
    Huge disappointment bro really annoying and just bad in everything else as well

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