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Batman Arkham Origins






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Batman Arkham Origins





Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise.

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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

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.

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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
WB Games Montreal
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Friday, October 25, 2013
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS 32-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
  • CPU Intel Core Duo, 2.4 GHz | AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz
  • Memory 2 GB
  • Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS | AMD Radeon 3850
  • DirectX DX 10
Recommended Requirements
  • OS 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
  • CPU Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory 4 GB
  • Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950
  • DirectX DX 11

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Reviews for Batman Arkham Origins

could be better

as a standalone game it's a potential to be a good batman game, but as a part of the arkham series it lack innovation compare to the previous titles,gotham maybe bigger but except the use of the batwing, it feels the same as arkham city, the combat system wasnt changed at all, and the repetitive side missions cause me to stick to the main story and finish the game you could play the game as the overall series but i suggest to skip it all together

A great game that stands on his own ''two feet''.

I recommend this game for newer people to arkham series.It's an amazing path for an introduction to show players how relations between the characters evolved and to see Gotham before all the villains got their grasps on. It's a bit dissapointing (mechanic wise) the fact that for people whom already played the first two because it doesn't introduce new mechanics, however there is done a graphical improvement if we compare it to the first two, story adds a younger version of characters and a complex and enjoyable story. It was a great experience while it lasted even if it wasn't the best from what this series has to offer.My personal opinion is not to skip it if you think about playing it.

Fantastic continuation of a great series!

I've played through all of the Batman Arkham games and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. Arkham Origins was probably the pinnacle of the first 3. A fantastic story, very smooth and satisfying fighting and a huge game map to explore. Heaps of secrets to discover, and plenty of side quests keep you interested long after the main story line has finished. Fully deserving of all the critics acclaim.

The most underappreciated game in the series

Arkham Origins is a great game. Do not let the haters deceive you. They criticize it for having bugs at launch and due to the game not innovating enough in terms of the gameplay. My argument is if it's not broke, don't fix it. Origins precedes all the previous two games in terms of the time and setting with a younger and in some cases more brutal Batman. By far, free flow combat has never been as polished as it is in this game. I also love the atmosphere of Christmas and the NOIR effects to really demonize the Dark Knight in the shadows. The story is also arguably one of the best in the series with a plot twist and the best boss fight in the entire series: Batman vs. Deathstroke. The game also redesigned detective mode to be far more comprehensive and literally rebuild crime scenes as they occurred. This is also the only Arkham game to allow you to explore the Batcave AND there is actual multiplayer, which is a first for the series. I'd say this game is far better than City and perhaps even Asylum, but bugs, a lack of innovation, and the fact Rocksteady did not create it caused many to disregard it. Did I forget to mention the fact that this is twice the size of City? You also get to use the Batwing to fast travel around the city, which is a neat little feature.

Not the best story ending in my opinion, but still a good game

The first thing to remember, this game was not made by the people who made the others. People were probably expecting innovation like the first game or maybe a origin story and disappointed as that wasn't the case. But as this was made by a different company, if they had tried something so bold they may have really messed up which is why I think they made it similar to City. Dozens of games are really well-received and have little difference to there other games in their series, why should this be treated differently? I must admit, I didn't like the last part of the story, but that is just a opinion. The game once again has the same combat system and is open-world. It may be a prequel but it doesn't actually matter if you play the other two first, so there's no need to worry about that!

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