Batman: Arkham Origins for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Batman: Arkham Origins

Oct 25, 2013
8.41
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134th of 1221

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Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, 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, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
7.35
Bill HessOct 25, 2013
The overwhelming sense that you’ve been here and done this before are unavoidable in Batman: Arkham Origins. Despite an excellent story and a ton of content, there’s very little that has changed in the last two years. Batman: Arkham City being such a good game, and Origins being so similar, makes this game good by default — but it does feel formulaic. If it wasn’t for the exceptional story and tie-ins to the previous games, it would feel almost unnecessary.
Matt CabralOct 31, 2013
While this particular outing for the goddamned Batman could certainly stand to be better (especially on the technical side of things), it still manages to combine a beloved license with bog-standard triple-A game design tropes in an entertaining way -- something that happens far less frequently than most publishers would like it to. At the very least, it's a good enough introduction to the Arkham universe to make me want to finally go back and play the previous chapters of the series.
Adam BeckOct 27, 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins doesn’t seem to realize its true potential, and because of it, falls short. The problem is that this is a very formulaic game that doesn’t attempt anything new and shamelessly tries to repeat the success of the past two games to no avail. It’s a fine game, but by far the least impressive installment into the short running series. Thankfully, the intriguing story and psychological insight to The Joker helps Origins overcome its technical issues and seemingly underdeveloped world.

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