Batman Arkham Origins
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"In Arkham Origins we join Batman in his angsty teenage years. He’s not the stoic, Kevin Conroy-voiced Batman of Asylum and City, who calmly asks criminals to turn themselves in before he beats them up, but a hot-headed, teeth-baring vigilante who punches first and asks questions later." - PCGamer.com
"Batman: Arkham Origins is a low point for the series, but even when it's not very good, it's still pretty good." - IGN.com
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Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game 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.
a pleasant surpriseAramose | July 30, 2014 | See all Aramose's reviews »
After months of reading reviews on websites,steam and various forums, I saw origins on GMG and decided to finally dive into it after finally finishing Arkham City. ( I have too many games and most of them I don't finish when I first get them) So I went in with an open mind thinking could it really be that much worse than AC? Much to my surprise after finishing the main story this morning I must say it was pretty awesome. So if you have played Arkham Asylum and City I highly recommend this title in the series. I actually found that it flowed better after a slow start but once it starts moving the story along I found it better than both previous titles. The gameplay is almost identical and the option to fast travel certainly speeds things along. It took me about 12 hrs to finish the main story which is about the same time it took me to finish AC. But I must say I enjoyed this title much more because it seemed to flow better with the story. Now I am off to play the DLC. So in closing it is not perfect but I found it well worth sticking it out and finishing it, the boss fights alone are worth your time. And watching the story unfold I feel you will be pleasantly surprised as much as I was.
A satisfying experiencerasky_music | July 29, 2014 | See all rasky_music's reviews »
Batman Arkham City is one of my favorite games and I was afraid this game wouldn't be able to live up to its predecessor. It certainly did exceed my expectations and is an enjoyable journey throughout. I have some gripes with the game, like the starting sequence. The intro feels forced and the game holding your hand through it doesn't make it any better. But once you get out of the forced intro sequence you'll find yourself enjoying the game much more, or at least I did. The combat doesn't feel as receptive as AC, but it certainly is good. The boss battles are very enjoyable and satisfying.
It awesomeroman9441 | July 28, 2014 | See all roman9441's reviews »
I love the new graphic of this game it improve a lot over the first one. I'm just try it a few minute and i would said that i love it so much will play it more later as i bought 3 batman together because the developer delivery the 3 awesome batman. So it will take a lot of my time to finish it all.
This one is improve a lot in gameplay and graphic i would recommend it to all of my friend who like superhero games
A solid entry in a fantastic series.PrimalHunter779 | July 26, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
Batman: Arkham Origins is the third installment in the Batman: Arkham series of video games; it serves as a prequel to both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and provides an insight into the early days of Batman's career. This is the first game in the series I have played extensively, despite owning the other two titles. This game follows Batman/Bruce Wayne on Christmas Eve in Gotham City; the villain Black Mask places a significant bounty on your head, meaning the best and brightest villains flock to Gotham on Christmas Eve to take down Batman. I thought this was a great way to provide diversity in the villains you'll encounter, each with their own characteristics and different fighting styles; Bane, Copperhead, the Joker, Deadshot, Mad Hatter, Deathstroke, Electrocutioner and the Penguin are all villains that Batman will encounter in one way or another. The voice acting and motion capture of these characters is absolutely brilliant, and it was very enjoyable to face off against them. This game is a sprawling open world brawler; Batman has a number of tools and gadgets to navigate the vast environments such as grappling hooks, glue grenades, smoke grenades and batarangs, all of which come in useful in a variety of ways. You can glide across the cityscape uninterrupted; this is one of the best features of the game, as the player is allowed to navigate the world as you choose without limitation. Gameplay in Arkham Origins consists of engaging in fist fights with goons, sneaking around areas, solving puzzles and gliding around Gotham. Like previous entries in the series, Arkham Origins uses the freeflow combat system; as Batman, you can fly around a punch up whilst delivering hits and countering attacks. Different enemies require different fighting styles and techniques, and the enemy diversity as well as the range of tools means the fights are always entertaining and challenging. The stealth sections are equally entertaining, as you can use your tools and the environment to eliminate enemies undetected. You'll also come across challenging puzzles within the game, such as bypassing traps and blocked areas as well as solving puzzles left by Enigma. Video and sound design in this game is also very good. Excellent attention to detail in combination with a highly appealing graphics engine, this game looks absolutely stunning on high settings. Voice acting and sound design is also fantastic, and feels like a highly authentic Batman experience. This game was very enjoyable due to its highly polished gameplay and compelling story. Without spoilers, the scenes concerning the Joker and his early meetings with Batman provide a unique take on the story that I found extremely interesting and riveting for the game. If you enjoy action packed brawlers in an open world setting, I highly recommend this game. Loads of replay value and excellent value for money, Batman: Arkham Origins is an epic game for fans of Batman and action games in general. 9 / 10
The Dark Knight BeginsLordAristocrat | July 26, 2014 | See all LordAristocrat's reviews »
The third part of Batman's adventures looks like a big DLC for Arkham City. Nevertheless Arkham Origins brings something new in Arkham series and that's why in any reason you shouldn't pass this game by. The best game's side is storyline. Bruce Wayne has been protecting Gotham for two years. In Christmas night the most dangerous villain of the city - Black Mask hires 8 assassins for killing Bats. Arkham Origins shows us epic battles, unexpectable plot twists and first appearance of greatest comix villain - Joker. Without any doubts I can say, that this is the best storyline of Arkham series! Graphic. It's similar to the graphic level of Arkham City. But I'd like to distinguish the snowy Gotham which looks brilliant. Gameplay. The new part of gameplay is using Batwing - an ability to move faster on Gothams streets. Like in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood you must 'grab tower' and than use it like a fast point of moving. There is also one interesting thing - Batman's electric gloves - irreplaceable weapon against big number of enemies. So we have another one interesting game about favourite superhero. For true Batman fans must have!!!