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Batman: Arkham Origins - Xbox 360

Model: 1000381341SKU: 8815942

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 428 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Story, Meh Everything Else

    Posted
    TheBatFan1988
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    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
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    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

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    StokedRider
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    VBHumperdink
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    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
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    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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game That Helps Understand the Story Better

    Posted
    jmundell
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    Being a follower of the Batman series, I was really excited to get home and play the game that ties it all together. But the game has some series flaws. The first is that it glitches, in more than one area, and it screw the entire game up. In many spots I had to restart from a previous checkpoint, redo an entire scene that I just finished, or restart my console. This got really frustrating after awhile and somewhat made me not even want to play. But then I got more into it only to realize that many of the challenges can only be done going through the game a particular way. This got even more irritating and I am kind of over the whole series now to be honest.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Fighting Game

    Posted
    FTD1014
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    If you are or were a fan of the Mortal Combat style fighting games this is for you. Multiple characters, great visuals, fair amount of fighting control. Now lets be realistic for parents, there is a great deal of violence depicted in the game. This is really not appropriate for the younger crowd. I see some family friendly reviews, and while it is nice multiple people can play, you really should think about whether a youngster should see the Joker stabbing Harley Quinn to death, dowsing her with fuel, and lighting her on fire. This is an action fighting game with the violence associated with that depicted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Batman is fun to play but in the long run a waste

    Posted
    junito39
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    Having bought Batman Arkham City, and throughly enjoying it, I thought Origins would be a great addition to my game collection. It plays a lot like Arkham City to the point where it is close to a mirror image. This did not bother me, because there is a new storyline. What bothers me: on several occasions the game crashed and I had to turn the console completely off, then the file became corrupted and I had to delete it. So lesson here, either wait to buy when a.) the price goes down to $20 dollars or less or b.) wait for them to fix the problems or c.) don't buy the game at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do not trust the lower Reviews.

    Posted
    Greeckos

    Honestly, it is the perfect game. It is extremely challenging, entertaining, and you really get the feeling of being the Caped Crusader. I read the reviews, bad and good, and decided to test my luck. And I am still not dissppointed, the boss fight with Deathstroke is just to awesome for words. And the twist involving the main villain is just... insane. Basically, if you go in knowing that you are playing ANOTHER game from the Arkham series, you will enjoy the game. If you are looking for something brand new, you will be slightly disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Posted
    Sooty1

    This game has potential as the story isn't bad. However, there are several glitches in the game that makes this game hard to enjoy. The biggest glitch is the Corrupt Save. After several hours of game play for no reason at all gamers receive a corrupt save message and have to restart the game over. Numerous gamers have reported these issue on Arkhamorigins.com community site, but the WB is ingoring the issue's. Unless you can purchase this game for $20 or less, I recommend finding another game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the best of the Arkham Series but still great

    Posted
    XxAngelus05550xX
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    Arkham Origins is rather cool and fun to play. If you liked Arkham City, you will also like Origings. Be warned however that it seems as though the makers took Arkham Origins, slightly redesigned it, gave it a new story and sold it as a new game as it is very similar in gameplay to Arkham City. One big gripe I have is that it seems as though the sound is a lot weaker than the sound in Arkham City. Overall, worth buying. But if you have to choose between Arkham City and Arkham Origins, buy Arkham City, no doubts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game...but...

    Posted
    Shane
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    Amazing game. Best Buy absolutely delivered a good one. Best of the series. Only problem was with UPS when It arrived I opened it right away to find the case was racked and broken. The discs were just fine but I did not appreciate the lack of concern over the handling of my package. Nothing Best Buy could have done being it was sealed and new. Best Buy still hasn't let me down so don't misunderstand me. UPS isn't always concerned over delivering you a flawless package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More of the same (not a bad thing)

    Posted
    Dysheekie
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    If you've played any of the earlier Arkham games, you know what you're getting into. The combat is smooth and fluid and is easily one of the biggest draws for this game. However as I pressed on, hour after hour, the formula is beginning to wear a bit thin. If you've never played a Batman game, and could only pick one, I would recommend going with the excellent Arkham City. If you've already played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and are itching for more, you can't go wrong with this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing new

    Posted
    CrazyShmitty
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    The game was fun, but there are too many similarities to the previous Arkam games. I am unsure what could be done to correct this, other than possibly allowing addition gameplay as addition batman protaganists. I also wish that there were more actual Riddler Riddles and not simply trophy challenges. Riddles added a level of thought to a now very basic fighting game. I recommend playing this game, but can't find any reason to play anything more than story mode. No other mode has value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More of the same...but better!

    Posted
    InTheKnow
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    Best of the 3 Arkham games, but only in tone. Now you can fully be the vigilante in a Gotham City full of crooked cops and intimidating baddies. The atmosphere is stark, dire and brutal. Of the three Arkham games, this is the one where you can truly BE the BAT in his domain, fighting villains that feel genuinely dangerous. A few bugs are off-putting (infrequent freezing), but I'm sure they'll patch them soon. If you don't like Batman, don't buy this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Holy Fighting Batman

    Posted
    Kmb3rly
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    Albeit the graphics are fantastic you can tell a difference between the first two done by Rocksteady and this one. What idiot thought making Deathstroke the hardest fight in the beginning of the game was a good idea? Even though I persevered like a champ, it was hard as heck and almost set the tone for a crummy gaming experience. Hands down the most challenging of the three, still not my favorite. Nothing comes close to Arkham Asylum, but this game was a lot of fun to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Game - Missing Previous Spark

    Posted
    JRSmith
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    Let me first say that I enjoyed the game. If you're a fan of the previous two Batman: Arkham games, you'll enjoy this one as well. The gameplay is carried on (which was a great idea). The only area lacking is the story. There is one central story arc in this prequel that is great (I won't mention details because I don't want to ruin the surprise). But the other villains' story and the beginning concept of the assassins hunting down Batman seem to loose steam quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend