Batman: Arkham Origins - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 8815942
  • Release Date: 10/25/2013
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Drug reference, Language, Mild suggestive themes, Violence
$19.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Batman: Arkham Origins

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (402 out of 422)

    Product Details


    • Developer: WB Games Montreal
    • Publisher: WB Games
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 10/25/2013

    Synopsis


    You've experienced the terror and mayhem of Batman: Arkham Asylum. You've battled Gotham's most sinister, lethal and forbidding villains in Batman: Arkham City. You've studied the psyche of the Dark Knight and immersed yourself in his quest to protect Gotham that you became the Caped Crusader every time you played the game. But there's one facet of Batman that you haven't yet experienced. One area that has remained in shadow — his past.

    For the first time, you get to dive into the role of Batman before he battled and won against the laundry list of Gotham's most dangerous criminals in Batman: Arkham Origins. Experience an original prequel storyline set before the events in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Watch the story unfold as Batman transforms from a crime fighter into the Dark Knight. Become a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career that determines his fate and leads him to meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships that shape his destiny. For what's a man without his past? It's time to finally receive insight about the events that transformed the man into the hero.

    Features


    Pre-order Batman: Arkham Origins now to play as Deathstroke — gain access to two additional challenge maps and two Deathstroke skins (Internet connection required for downloadable content; not available on all platforms)

    Journey back in time and put on the cape and cowl of a young and unrefined Batman as you face a defining moment in your early career as a crime fighter that sets your path to becoming the Dark Knight

    Encounter a variety of important characters for the first time and forge key relationships that will shape Batman's destiny

    Explore an expanded Gotham City before the rise of its most dangerous criminals and vile villains came to pass as you delve into an original prequel storyline



    Customer rating

    4.5
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Story, Meh Everything Else

      Posted
      TheBatFan1988
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Batman Arkham Origins is an okay game overall. For long time Batman fans, you'll find yourself enjoying the story above everything else this game has to offer. The game plays a lot like its predecessors with some slight differences. One of the biggest differences among a few you'll find, is that the combat is a little more brutal and can be difficult at times. This was not made by Rock steady, and the only way I can justify the combat being so...off I guess I would say, is because this takes place when Batman is first getting started, so his combat prowess is yet to be truly proven. You still get the full range of gadgets that was seen in Arkham City, along with some new ones that can be interesting to use at times. The map is for the most part the same as it was in Arkham City, with a few nice touches here and there. It's pretty much a full Gotham City that isn't partially underwater, but rather is covered in snow and Christmas lights which is pretty in its own right. You get the opportunity to unlock various fast travel points around Gotham that you can get to via the Batwing, unfortunately instead of actually flying the Batwing, you're greeted with the same cut scene over and over again for fast traveling. There is also a new mechanic which allows you to reconstruct various crime scenes and solve the crimes at hand. This is a really cool mechanic that I personally wish they could have expanded upon, but it's good for what it is. The last thing I want to touch on is the voice acting. This game does feature The Joker, but it's not the same Mark Hamill Joker we've all come to know and love throughout the years in The Animated Series and in the past Arkham games, and the way he looks and sounds feels a bit off. I'm not saying that it's bad, it's just different and it takes a little bit to get used to. Batman is not voiced by Kevin Conroy either, but the new actor did a pretty good job of recreating the voice and it suits this younger, inexperienced Batman. With all this being said, I would say get the game for the original story and the new characters made for this story. Also, you can get some good advice from Alfred in the bat cave. Hope thus review helps. 4/5.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Maybe not pefect but still fun as ever

      Posted
      SameTV
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Arkham series Batman is probably one of the best hero game ever made. This one is not developed by Rocksteady. There are bugs and glitches, but it's still fun as ever. I'm sure the bugs and glitches will get patched, so if you're reading this, just hold out a month more. The combat, the awesome combat and the predator mode are just as awesome as before. I think it's the same, even though people may disagree, but I feel it's the same, which is good. This time around, you can continue finishing your beatdown on a thug after a counter, which make things easier on armored thugs. The voices are a bit average... I guess I'm so used to the voices from BTAS that I can't be objective on this. It's good compare to other games, just not BTAS good. The multiplayer is currently troubled. A bug or a glitch is putting most players in a lobby by themselves when they use quickmatch most of the time. So you got to be patient and keep looking for a lobby with players. It may also take time for a lobby to fill up due to the said bug. Once the game gets going, it's fun. When do you get to be the Batman or The Robin and take down thugs controlled by real players. When you're good at it, you'll even see players panic like the AI in the game. It's just priceless to see you really are putting the fear into them. Overall a good game and the MP is in the right direction. The MP is a bit unpolished but it's their first MP and I think Splash Damage did a good job on it, if they can patch the matchmaking bug.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Favorite Game in Series

      Posted
      StokedRider
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've loved all of the Arkham games to date, however I love the Holiday setting of Batman: Arkham Origins. In addition, I think the story is a lot more in-depth and mature than the previous Arkham games. Arkham Origins definitely offers the darkest story in the franchise. I also really liked how Batman seemed like more of a detective this time around. The gameplay is similar to previous games, though after coming off of playing the Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, I do feel that the combat in Arkham Origins is a lot more fluid and offers better transitions. The graphics are top notch overall. You'll see a few graphical anomalies like weak texture work or texture pop-in at times, but it's not a deal-breaker at all. While yes, Arkham Origins is very similar to Arkham City, I feel that its darker story and Holiday setting make it the better game. It reminded me of Tim Burton's Batman, which is hands down my favorite. I also felt that while Arkham Origins outdoor structure is like Arkham City, a lot of the indoor stuff reminded me more of Arkham Asylum, so it marries the best of both worlds. It is, however, a shame that people have had saves corrupted and hit game-breaking glitches, but I'm happy to report that I did not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Decent premise? Meet amateurish execution

      Posted
      PolesUp

      There are bugs that prevent game completion under certain circumstances. Some have been fixed, or altered slightly to be less prevalent, but others continue, all while the company has publically stated they will likely no longer be addressing these game-breaking issues. Oh, but they are working on DLC, so feel free to continue to reward their lack of stewardship and execution, just understand you are asking for broken products now, as well as into the future. If you can't even finish the game because it is broken, none of the niceties matter. If it is ever fixed, it may be worth your time, especially for fans of Batman or the Arkham series. But only if it's fixed, which is looking unlikely. Vote with your wallet - only get this at inventory clearing prices, and expect to get out of it what you paid for - a $5-10 experience that had much greater ambitions but was mismanaged and plagued by corner cutting.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Ho-Hum Batman Game

      Posted
      MS07
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is easily the weakest entry in the Batman Arkham franchise. While the previous games in the series introduced new and exciting elements and actually made it fun to play as Batman, Origins is content simply rehashing those concepts. Yes, there are a lot of villains and classic characters in this game. Unfortunately, you can beat the main story without encountering a good portion of them. The story in general seems to be all over the place and never really gets on solid ground. Just when it starts to pick up and make some sense, it's over. However, despite all of these issues, Batman Arkham Origins is not a bad game. It still features the same great combat you know and love from the previous titles and makes it fun to be a superhero in an open world playground. Just don't go in expecting the narrative to live up to the hype.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great if I could ever get it to work

      Posted
      Joyce79
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this game for my boyfriend who has owned, played and loved the other Batman games prior to this one. The only reason I scored this game low is because we could not get it to work. The first disc was not being recognized by the xbox. I exchanged the game for a brand new disc and the same problem presented itself. After troubleshooting with Microsoft to determine if it was the system or not we were told to contact WB, the maker of the game. They ultimately sent us a brand new copy but by that time we had purchased and xbox one and are no longer able to play the game at all. I'm not sure if others have experiended this problem but this circumstance has only happened with this Batman game and not a any other game that we had purchased in the past.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best of the Arkham games

      Posted
      VBHumperdink
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The best parts of the first two Arkham games combined to make the best one so far! Has the great Predator missions, plus the linear levels, combined with the free-play of the city, & it has just the right mix of Predator & free-play missions, so that you don't get sick of, or wish for more of, one or the other. The city has been simplified some, as well, so that it is easier to find your way around w/o wandering as much as you had to in Arkham City. Also, roaming the city still feels like part of the story now, as opposed to in AC it felt disconnected & too vast. Very well incorporated. Add in some interesting origins stories, & longer story-line play, along with some great new gadgets to top off a perfect addition to this trilogy of games!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great game, too many bugs

      Posted
      mister86
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So I was happy to pre-order the game from Best Buy, they really helped me out and it was easy. I started playing the game and noticed a few frame rate issues, but nothing that made the game unplayable. The things I did notice were complete freezes of the game when using the fast travel system and when the game would save at times. Other than that, the game has a descent story, but I still think Arkham City is the best one. There are a descent amount of extras in the game, but again, not as much as Arkham City. I like the use of the batcave in the game and Alfred's involvement. I would've liked another character other than Bane though as one of the main villains.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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