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.
The worst of the 3 batman gamesSharkiller | July 23, 2014 | See all Sharkiller's reviews »
To begin describing this game I start saying it's the one I liked less of the three instalments of Batman. It has not come to meet my expectations. The game is fine, it's exactly like the second instalment, innovation almost nil. The duration is around 10 hours without side quests. Dubbing is the best of the game and say the actions of some characters like the Joker or Bane. What I liked least was the duration of the game. Best fighting game are against bosses, much better than the first and second delivery, the fight against Deathstroke and Bane are simply spectacular. Therefore totally recommend the game. This is the only Batman game I couldn't finish the game 100% because the Anarchy tags was really boring and you can only find all using a guide. The same for the Riddler quest. They are everywhere and super repetitive and boring, nothing like the previous ones.
Good BatmanAceKaiser | July 2, 2014 | See all AceKaiser's reviews »
great game the only thing different about this game is the map. It's bigger than the Arkham City map and I like that. The story is amazing don't listen to people say negative things about it. I mean it is a prequel to the batman series. There are some bugs with the controls but if you ignore that then the game is great.
"Batman: Arkham Origins", A Good Game For FansAzrael360 | June 17, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
While previous games in the Arkham series can be recommended to anyone because of their quality, stories and gameplay, this one I would recommend for people who really enjoyed "Batman: Arkham City". Why?, because it's very similar to that game and it doesn't improve or try anything really different. Although it's still a great game to play for any Batman fan, after playing Arkham City this game feels more limited and repetitive.
Some glitches and bugs have been patched, but not entirely, but playing with a younger Bruce in this prequel story in the series will keep you interested until the end. After all, it's Batman we're talking about!
So Far a Great Gameob9410 | June 16, 2014 | See all ob9410's reviews »
I've had this game for a while but only just started 3 days ago. It is not as good as the other most likely because this is set in the past = not as many villains etc. The open world has been fun bashing thugs skulls and collecting well collectibles. One thing that annoyed me is some of the puzzles and one of which I'm not sure was a puzzle but it was just so hard it felt like one, once you beat Deathstroke and you have to use the remote grappling hook! It took me 1 hour to figure it out. That's as far as I've gotten but as I said it's great so far.
don't listen to all the hate.whambam87 | June 15, 2014 | See all whambam87's reviews »
For a long time I wasn't going to buy this game as i had heard a lot of negative feedback about it but after seeing footage of Arkham knight i figured I needed to complete this before that game came out. Luckily this was in the sale at the same time.
This game is great much better than anticipated, it may not be as good as the original two games but it is still a rather good and enjoyable game and this is from only playing it for a few hours so far.
If you have the opportunity to grab it when it is cheap don't hesitate you wont regret it.