Batman: Arkham Origins for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Batman: Arkham Origins

Oct 25, 2013

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About this game

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

24 Reviews
7.37
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.
Esmeralda PortilloOct 24, 2013
Rocksteady certainly raised the bar, leaving Warner Bros. Montréal with big shoes to fill. Nonetheless, they manage to deliver a gripping adventure worthy of the dark knight, even if the starting hours leave a bit to be desired. A stubborn and arrogant Batman is a perfect segue for the series, and one that’s sure to appease fans’ appetite for costume-themed justice.
Dave LetcavageNov 04, 2013
One thing we will admit though, is that Batman’s next-gen appearance is most certainly going to need to bring ambitious new mechanics and ideas to the series – if we don’t get to drive the Batmobile around town, we’ll be crushed. Following the same exact formula another time out could devastatingly tarnish the brand. What's here is assuredly fun, but it's dangerously close to stretching itself too thin.

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