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  • Summary: Developed by WB Games Montreal, 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 critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking placeDeveloped by WB Games Montreal, 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 critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    92
    A brilliant prequel story that retains the high standards of the series to date, Batman: Arkham Origins is a superlative third instalment that perfectly embodies the spirit of DC's darkest and most enduring hero. The Dark Knight rises once again, and he kicks ass.
  2. Oct 25, 2013
    86
    Arkham Origins is a fantastic game, and one that is worthy of the Arkham legacy, but that being said, one can’t help but feel that WB Games Montreal played this one safe. They relied on the strength of Rocksteady’s rock-solid foundation, and simply applied new coats of paint and some extra decorations that weren’t there before.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 7, 2013
    80
    It's a case of more of the same, but with such good source material this isn't a bad thing. [Issue#105, p.87]
  4. Nov 13, 2013
    75
    However, in the midst of solving crimes while exploring Gotham, it's impossible to ignore some annoying issues. Firstly, there are bugs.
  5. Oct 31, 2013
    70
    Arkham Origins isn't the next great Batman game but rather a competent rehash of Rocksteady's two entries. While it's filled with more flaws and familiarity than I'd like, it's still the third best Batman game the medium's ever seen.
  6. Oct 28, 2013
    70
    Batman: Arkham Origins doesn’t seem to realize its true potential, and because of it, falls short.
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    20
    I really can’t figure out why this game exists other than the desire to cash in on the work done by Rocksteady. The combat isn’t as good, the story is weak and meaningless, all tension drained from it because we know that nothing bad happens to anyone as they’re all around in Arkham Asylum, and the gadgets are either exactly the same or have the barest of cosmetic differences to distinguish them from previous games’ gadgets.

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  1. Negative: 33 out of 204
  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. Dec 26, 2015
    10
    I love this game. I honestly do. It's not as amazing as the other Arkham games, but I don't care. It's great, really, really great. Some mayI love this game. I honestly do. It's not as amazing as the other Arkham games, but I don't care. It's great, really, really great. Some may say the gameplay is the same as Arkham City's, but if everyone loves City so much, why are you complaining. I absolutely love this game's story. It's not the best game in the series, but it's not the worst. None of the Arkham games are. I appreciate what WB did. They tried, even if it wasn't liked as much as the other games. Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2020
    9
    Played on XBOX 360.
    Gameplay: GREAT.
    Story: GREAT.
    Graphic: GREAT.
    Music/Sound: GREAT.
    Dialogue/Voice Acting: GREAT.
  4. Dec 21, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. La serie de Batman Arkham es una de las franquicias de videojuego más populares en los últimos años, sin embargo, muchos de los jugadores no tienen a esta entrega como una de la saga solo por no tener el sello de Rocksteady, Batman Arkham Origins es nuevamente un sandbox que se centra en los primeros años de Batman en donde apenas muchos de los ciudadanos creían que era un mito, la historia comienza en una navidad en donde Mascara negra pone precio a la cabeza del murciélago y 8 matones son contratados para realizar dicha acción, en términos generales la historia está bien a secas, debido a que en algunas ocasiones lo sentí tedioso y aunque tiene algunas partes muy buenas, en otras veces no le agarras interés, la sentí tardada debido a que en varias ocasiones me vi dando vueltas por la ciudad debido a que los objetivos no están nada cercanos uno del otro de lo cual hablare más adelante, si bien la historia de los asesinos es interesante, algunos los tienes que buscar vía misiones secundarías, los combates contra jefes son repetitivos, sin embargo quiero destacar el combate contra Deathstroke porque siento que es el mejor combate de la franquicia, lo termine en difícil en todos sus modos y créanme que es un reto y la primera pelea contra Bane la cual también logro sacarme canas verdes en sus modos más difíciles, el sistema combate y el planeo es una calca de Arkham City, lo cual no es malo debido a que ese sistema de combate era excelente, sin embargo, varias veces me encontré con bugs en mi partida, en combos donde no funcionaba como debería o algunos matones simplemente ya estaban noqueados pero seguían parados lo cual se me hace mal en pleno 2020, en el planeo siento que fue un pequeño retroceso de Arkham City debido a que lo siento más rígido sin embargo no necesariamente es malo porque el juego se sitúa en época navideña y con tormenta de nieve, pero como ya lo mencione anteriormente los objetivos son muy lejanos y créanme que es aburrido planear una y otra vez, con los demás nunca he tenido problema y sí, hay viaje rápido, pero personalmente lo use únicamente cuando ya iba a terminar la partida al 100% para no afectar la experiencia, las misiones son largas y en algunas te quedas un rato sin saber a dónde ir debido a que no te lo dicen, si bien en los otros juegos de Arkham tampoco te lo dicen en su totalidad pero son muy intuitivos, en coleccionables son muchísimos y no siento que afecten como tal a la experiencia honestamente me tomo 9 meses coleccionar todo y no fue porque no los hallara debido a que le puedes sacar las ubicaciones a los secuaces del acertijo, sino porque el juego en si se me torno aburrido debido a su sistema de planeo, en resumen, Batman Arkham Origins no es un mal juego, su historia si bien tiene una buena primicia, la ejecución no termina de convencer, la interpretación de voces es muy buena tanto en inglés como en español destacando las voces de Batman y el Joker las voces en general cuentan con raros problemas en la sincronización, sigue teniendo bugs en pleno 2020 o cual me hace preguntarme como estuvo el día de lanzamiento, los combates llegan a ser tediosos así como las secciones de sigilo, el apartado grafico para la época es muy bueno, sin embargo en ocasiones tuve bajones de framerate y en otras corría muy fluido, la banda sonora no está mal pero no es tan buena como la de City, por parte de los coleccionables son demasiados y no te recompensan de una manera grata, realmente los haces solo para completar el juego, el juego realmente para mi merece ser jugado un poco por su historia y los datos interesantes como el origen del Joker haciendo referencia al comic y algunos combates como el de Bane y el de Deathstroke, si te gustan los juegos de Arkham dale una oportunidad aunque diré que si se siente la diferencia a los otros juegos de la serie. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2013
    7
    I wanted to love this game more than I can tell you. It was even the first game I've preordered in years. However, the glitches are simplyI wanted to love this game more than I can tell you. It was even the first game I've preordered in years. However, the glitches are simply unforgivable. There are challenges that you have to complete (seems cool at first but then you are faced with so many times that they aren't even completable. One challenge is to get an explosive gel takedown. Unfortunately for me, my game has a glitch that won't allow me to get an actual takedown but rather just knock the guy down. This is just one of many screw ups with this game. Even if you loved the previous two, as I did, this game will only piss you off. It had so much potential but fell so short. I've tried picking it up over and over again but every time I do, I quickly realize why I gave up on it in the first place. You are better off playing the other two over and over again. They are so much better. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2016
    6
    Though Arkham Origins admittedly does not get anywhere near the standard of Arkham Asylum or City, it is still a decent game that is worthThough Arkham Origins admittedly does not get anywhere near the standard of Arkham Asylum or City, it is still a decent game that is worth playing for any fans of the series.

    Warner Bros Montreal attempts to take the fantastic Rocksteady series and continue it whilst telling the story from a viewpoint of a young Bruce Wayne within his first year of being the Bat. The combat system is as fluent as other games, no need whatsoever to alter with it too much, although new combos and gadgets added to Batman's armoury are very nice additions to combat and other aspects of the game. Multiplayer is also a nice addition, and a few extra hours of fun can be had with a nicely balanced multiplayer mode. The story within the game is solid enough and, though it may not be particularly memorable, it is a very standard story for an origin tale and provides a good dynamic between a inexperienced Batman and Alfred who is trying to do his absolute best for Bruce.

    The villains in this game are not any where near as strong as previous entries in the series, and the absence of Mark Hamill as the Joker is glaring throughout the game. Troy Baker does provide a decent performance, but it does not quite fill the gap left by Hamill. AI within the game can sometimes be idiotic, as I have often seen the most threatening enemy with armour and a gun walking directly into a wall, making it easy pickings for Batman.

    Arkham Origins is a decent game, as I said earlier, but if it is to be measured by the bar previous Arkham games have set then it must be said, it is disappointing.
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  7. Nov 4, 2013
    0
    This game is a waste of time and money. I am sick of hearing my gf go on and on and on about absolute Enigma this Enigma that just shhhhht.This game is a waste of time and money. I am sick of hearing my gf go on and on and on about absolute Enigma this Enigma that just shhhhht. I usually don't mind watching the Batman games but this one is a crock of crap!! I would prefer playing in feces. Expand

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