Batman: Arkham Origins

  • Batman: Arkham Origins
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  • Itís Batman.
  • Multiplayer has potential.
  • A world brimming with side missions, collectables and more.


  • No surprises or innovations to liven up the gameplay.
  • Characters in multiplayer feel frustratingly weak.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

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 VideoGamer on

Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart ReviewThe fundamentals are beginning to tire, but this is surprisingly decent DLC.Facebook Share Twitter Share By Jon Denton @JonDenton 27th Apr, 2014 - 2:16pm As news of Batman: Arkham Knight lights up...

By PCMag on 60

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.

By Overclockers Club on

Whether you like Origins totally depends on your feelings going into the game. I am very glad we at OCC do not give out number ratings because your stance on Origins will be highly dependent on what you want out of the experience. While that argument can...

By on

There's plenty that's 'not great' about Batman: Arkham Origins but at the end of the day, it's still a massively enjoyable game that's well-made, has excellent production values and very deep gameplay that's miles away from the simplistic tripe that...

By on 40

It's been a long night. Batman stands atop Pioneer Bridge, all scuffed armour and torn cape. Arkham stretches out into the horizon. No-one on the streets is innocent: criminals loiter in small gangs, the patrolling police are universally corrupt. Down...

By HardwareHeaven on

Kaeyi Dream reviews the third installment in the Batman Arkham franchise, with Arkham Origins in her latest video...

By Gaming Nexus on 74

An OK effort for an Arkham game, Batman Arkham Origins feels too similar to Arkham City and there are a few game breaking bugs that prevent it from being worthy to stand with the other...

By New Game Network on 75

This is simply another Batman game. Arkham City took Asylum and added the open world. Origins attempts to tell the story of Batman's beginnings, but all it does is try to build on the success of previous games with little...

By on 75

Batman: Arkham Origins is a strong effort from a now regular franchise. The story works well, the mechanics feel as fluid as ever and the value of the package is...

By PCAdvisor on 70

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.

By PCGamer on 68

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.

By PC World on 60

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...

By PC Advisor on 70

If in doubt, prequel it. With Batman and his rogue's gallery having been painted into something of corner in 2012's acclaimed semi-open world brawler Arkham City, going backwards in the timeline certainly provides a few narrative get out of jail free...

By Techgage on

Gotham City is a very different place since Batman showed up 2 years ago. He has been labeled a vigilante by police, and a monster by criminals. He currently has no alliance with anyone – not even Gordon – but believes he can handle anything waiting to...

By Strategy Informer on 80

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 you need...

By TrustedReviews on 70

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.

By HardcoreGamer on 70

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.

By InsideGamingWeekly on 75

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.

By Ars Technica on 70

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.