Batman: Arkham Origins

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Batman: Arkham Origins
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Warner Bros. Games Montreal, Splash Damage
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Action, Adventure
Digital Download
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360
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Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated T by the ESRBThis title has been rated 16 by PEGIThis title has been rated 16 by the USKThis title has been classified M by the ACB
Technical Information
Unreal Engine 3PhysX
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
EnglishGermanFrenchItalianKoreanSpanishRussianPolishBrazilian Portuguese
Audio Language(s)
EnglishGermanFrenchItalianSpanishBrazilian Portuguese
Subtitle Language(s)
EnglishGermanFrenchItalianKoreanSpanishRussianPolishBrazilian Portuguese
Main Credits
Eric Holmes
Christopher Drake
Corey May and Dooma Wendschuh
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows Vista
CPU(s)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
RAM
2 GB
GPU(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
AMD Radeon HD 3850
Graphics RAM
512 MB
Microsoft Windows DirectX
9.0c
HDD Space
20 GB
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Retail Recommended Specifications
Operating System(s)
64-bit Windows Vista / 7 / 8
CPU(s)
Intel Core i5 750 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 3.40 GHz
RAM
4 GB
GPU(s)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Graphics RAM
768
Microsoft Windows DirectX
11
United Nations International Release Date(s)
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October 242013
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Batman: Arkham Origins is an action game developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Microsoft Windows. Windows XP is not supported for this title.

Batman: Arkham Origins serves as a prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, taking place several years before the events of Arkham Asylum.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Multiplayer[edit | edit source]

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story takes place years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, during Batman's second year as a vigilante. With his loyal butler Alfred as his only ally, Batman treats criminals merciless, whether they are street thugs or part of Gotham City's corrupt police force. With inconsistent witness testimonies and a lack of solid evidence, Batman's existence is shrouded in mystery to the public eye.

On Christmas Eve, Batman learns of a jailbreak at Blackgate Penitentiary perpetuated by crime lord Black Mask, who has Police Commissioner Loeb captive. Traveling to the prison, Batman is too late to stop Black Mask from executing Loeb, and is forced to chase after. While Black Mask escapes the prison, Batman is left to fight his hired assassin, a massive crocodilian man nicknamed "Killer Croc". After defeating and interrogating Croc, Batman returns to the Batcave, and confirms that Black Mask has hired eight assassins (including Killer Croc) to kill him, with a $50,000,000 bounty placed on his head. Fearing the assassins will target civilians to draw him out, Batman begins hunting Black Mask.

Batman starts by searching for the Penguin, knowing that the crime lord was been tracking Black Mask.

Development[edit | edit source]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Batman: Arkham Origins received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Criticism was focused on technical issues, as well as the lack of originality and gameplay changes.