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‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Reviews: A ‘Worthy’ Addition To The Trilogy

Fri, October 25, 2013 10:43am EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Batman Arkham Origins Review
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

The reviews are in! See what top critics are saying about ‘Batman: Arkham Origins,’ available now for PC, Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3.

Batman: Arkham Origins officially hits shelves today, and according to early reviews, it’s got a lot to offer fans of the Arkham collection — even if those offerings aren’t exactly new or innovative. Despite critics referring to Origins as “deeply predictable” and “the least interesting of the trilogy,” it sounds like the game is still “worth experiencing” for long-time fans of the action series.

Read on to see what top critics have to say about Batman: Arkham Origins


Batman games are like pizza: even when they’re not very good, they’re still pretty good. Next to Arkham City, Arkham Origins is a bit of a disappointment in its lack of new ideas and use of win buttons, making it the least interesting of the trilogy. But as excuses to dive back into the excellent free-flowing combat and predator takedowns go, this story isn’t bad.


Batman: Arkham Origins is a deeply predictable game. It gives you exactly what you’d expect in another Arkham game, without doing anything to push the series forward. In the absence of new elements, the tried-and-true free-flow combat and predator mechanics feel routine rather than inspired. Origins is worth experiencing for the way it sets the stage for the events of the other Arkham games, but it also resides squarely in their shadows.

Batman: Arkham Origins is a wonderful version of somebody else’s game. While a return to the Arkham series is welcome – and if you take only one thing away from this review, it should be that Origins is a worthy entry – there’s no denying that Warner Bros. Montreal has taken Rocksteady’s tremendous template and crafted a similar experience.

WATCH: ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Trailer

HollywoodLifers, will you be picking up Batman: Arkham Origins? Drop a comment and let us know!

— Andy Swift

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