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Batman: Arkham Origins

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73.57% Overall Rank: 6631
PC Rank: 1548
2013 Games Rank: 6617
2013 PC Rank: 1548
Score based on 14 reviews

Description

Batman: Arkham Origins is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montreal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham Citys most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and 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. Key Features: * The Arkham Story Begins: Batman: Arkham Origins features a pivotal tale set on Christmas Eve where Batman is hunted by eight of the deadliest assassins from the DC Comics Universe. Players become an early-career Batman as he encounters for the first time many of the characters that shape his future. * Enhanced Detective Mode: Think like Batman with an all-new Case File system that allows players to analyze seemingly impossible-to-solve crime reconstructions in real time. Combining Batmans cowl sensors with the Batcomputer, players can digitally recreate crimes and study detailed simulation of the act as it happened. * Gotham City will learn to fear Batman: Take back the sprawling streets of Gotham years before its transformation into Arkham City. Glide above or battle your way through new and ever more dangerous districts in the quest for justice. Prevent crimes in progress, take down gangs of violent new criminals and explore deadly new locations, from the impoverished streets to the penthouses of Gothams wealthy. * Gothams Most Wanted: The city streets are filled with more than just Black Masks assassins. Locate and take down Gothams most violent and dangerous criminals to earn unique upgrades. * Lethal New Enemies: Fight new foes such as the Armored Enforcer, the Martial Artist and more each of which challenge players to approach Batmans FreeFlow Combat scenarios in different ways. Classic FreeFlow combat is expanded with every new opponent and with Batmans abilities to engage them. * New Gadgets: Utilize Batmans signature gadgets or take advantage of powerful new additions such as the Remote Claw, the Concussion Detonator and more. Use the Remote Claw to create new routes by deploying strategic tightropes or directly attack enemies by stringing them up from vantage points. Ready the Concussion Detonator to stun and disorient groups of opponents in close combat. * New and Familiar Characters: Experience a fresh take on iconic Batman characters including Black Mask, Penguin, Deathstroke, Bane, Deadshot, Anarky, Captain Gordon, The Joker, Copperhead, Firefly and others yet to be revealed. * New Online Mode: Play online with friends and foes in 3v3v2 gameplay that blends traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics. Hunt as Batman or Robin against the most challenging opponents yet friends and other gamers online or take a walk on the dark side as a Super-Villain Elite and be part of The Joker or Banes gang. Gamers playing as a Super-Villain Elite will also have a chance to seize control of either The Joker or Bane for a limited amount of time.
Release Date: October 24, 2013

Latest Reviews

SiteDateTypeRating
Armchair Empire 11/27/13 Review 9 out of 10
PC Power Play 12/01/13 Review 8 out of 10
Game Vortex 11/19/13 Review 85 out of 100
New Game Network 11/06/13 Review 75 out of 100
Gaming Nexus 11/06/13 Review 7.4 out of 10
Hooked Gamers 11/04/13 Review 8 out of 10
PC Gamer 11/04/13 Review 68 out of 100
God is a Geek 11/04/13 Review 7 out of 10
Joystiq 11/01/13 Review 3.5 out of 5
IncGamers 10/31/13 Review 5 out of 10