Multiplayer has potential.
A world brimming with side missions, collectables and more.
Lives up to Rocksteady’s games.
Movement, free-flow combat.
Stealth mechanics are as solid as ever.
Story has some great moments and makes good use of characters
No surprises or innovations to liven up the gameplay.
Characters in multiplayer feel frustratingly weak.
Crime Scenes could be developed into something more taxing for the player.
A handful of launch day bugs, yet to be patched.
Harsh and distant checkpoints.
Some glitches are still present.
Multiplayer is a bit hard to understand.
By TechSpot on October 26, 2013
Right here, right now, the result is good enough. But the very success of the Batman video game franchise could prove to be its biggest limitation. And decisions to ever so slightly vary the template could be a slowly contracting deathtrap that not even the Caped Crusader can escape.-
By PCMag on November 21, 2013
Spending Christmas Eve with the Dark Knight is not the exhilarating experience you might expect in Batman: Arkham Origins, a largely and tiring tedious retread on what used to be unique and energizing ideas.60
By PCGamer on November 04, 2013
It’s obvious Warner Bros. wanted another Batman game on the shelves while Rocksteady worked on the next one, which makes the whole thing feel a bit cynical. Yearly sequels can bleed a great concept dry, and the Arkham series deserves better.68
By PCAdvisor on November 04, 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins might be a prequel to the acclaimed Arkham City, but this is a clear case of sequelitis if ever there was one. It's a perfectly good Batman game, and it makes some smart decisions about plot and focus, but it is repeating rather than advancing that slick Arkham style.70
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on November 04, 2013
Arkham Origins is a tired retread of the previous Arkham games with the same characters, the same city, the same basic plot, the same combat, the same gadgets, the same...60
By Strategy Informer on October 30, 2013
When I reviewed Batman: Arkham City I called it a game I would never stop playing, and that was true. It’s been installed on my PC for two years and I’ve only just taken it off to make room for its successor, Arkham Origins. I mean, why do...80
By TrustedReviews on October 29, 2013
Arkham Origins is far from being a disgrace to the series, and if you enjoyed Arkham City then it dishes out more of the same. It’s a good-looking effort with an interesting early years Batman tale to tell, but if you’re looking for a Batman game that brings something new to the Dark Knight legend, this isn’t it.70
By HardcoreGamer on October 28, 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.70
By InsideGamingWeekly on October 28, 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.75
By Ars Technica on October 28, 2013
Overall, it's hard to complain about a game that just mimics one of the best open-world games of its generation to a tee. Batman: Arkham Origins packs in everything that was enjoyable about Arkham City.70