Batman: Arkham Origins Review
Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
It is Christmas Eve and there has been a jailbreak at Blackgate prison and the escaped inmates are causing mayhem in Gotham City. When Batman intervenes he is confronted by Killer Croc, who has been hired as an assassin to take out Batman. After confronting Killer Croc, Batman quickly learns that there are eight assassins after Batman and the $50 million bounty on his head.
You explore Old-Gotham along with the main city from the other games. While exploring you'll work to track down Black Mask, the criminal mastermind who placed the bounty on Batman. This introduces a new Enhanced Detective Mode, where you'll reconstruct crime scenes to solve different crimes and catch Gotham's Most Wanted for unique upgrades.
Like other games in the series, Arkham Origins offers a Challenge mode. However, the game introduces a new "1 versus 100" challenge where you battle 100 increasingly difficult enemies.
Players: This is a single player game. The game used to offer an online multiplayer mode however the mode was discontinued in 2016.
The game contains two story packs and one challenge pack which add additional content to the game. Other downloadable packs are cosmetic only.
- Cold, Cold Heart - Mr. Freeze kidnaps the CEO of GothCorp
- Initiation - Experience the days before Batman as a young Bruce Wayne completes his martial arts training
- Black Mask Challenge Pack - Additional Black-Mask themed challenge maps
Rated PEGI 16+ for violence. The game contains realistic looking violence throughout with characters responding as you would expect in real life to being kicked punched and attacked with weapons.
Rated ESRB TEEN for blood, drug reference, language, mild suggestive themes, violence. During murder-investigation scenes, short animations depict various stages of the crimes (e.g., a victim's head slammed onto a table; a character getting shot). A handful of scenes depict corpses on the ground, hanging on walls, or arranged in strange poses; some of these scenes depict bloodstains on the floor. During the course of the game, the camera pans on a villain briefly groping the posterior of a female character. The game depicts drug packets in one scene, and several characters discuss illegal narcotics and drug charges. The words “sh*t,” “a*s,” and “*!@?*” appear in the dialogue.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
View Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with points of interest and missions highlighted throughout entire game.
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.
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