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Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)

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Years before the Arkham incidents, the neophyte Dark Knight finds himself the target of an open murder contract courtesy of Black Mask that draws eight of the world's deadliest assassins and a new criminal named the Joker.

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(character created by: Batman), (narrative director) (as Dooma Wendschuh) | 14 more credits »
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Bane Mercenary (voice)
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Bane (voice)
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Criminals / Penguin Thugs / Joker Thugs / Prisoners (voice)
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Floyd Lawton / Deadshot (voice)
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Vicki Vale (voice)
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Robert Hanes / Criminals / Prisioners (voice)
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Judge Harkness / John DiMarcco / S.W.A.T. Officers (voice)
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Two years into his career as the Batman, Bruce Wayne finds himself the 50 million dollar target of eight deadly assassins, all contracted by Black Mask. Upon confronting a member of the GCPD, Batman also finds his best chance at having an ally. Written by Peter Gonzalez

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Your Enemies Will Define You...


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During the trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman breaks Deathstroke's sword in half with both his gauntlets, the same exact way Batman breaks Ra's Al Ghul's sword in Batman Begins (2005). See more »

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In Arkham City Batman says the grapple boost isn't ready to use so he tests it, but in Origins he is using it like Arkham City never happen. See more »

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Escaped Convict: [while trying hard not to laugh] Jingle bells... Batman smells...
Batman: [unamused] Nooooo.
Batman: [knocks him out] Gordon, got one for the Arkham ward. Better bring a muzzle, he's a biter.
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Version of The Lego Batman & Santa Team-Up! (2012) See more »

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The Night Before Christmas
Written by Christopher Drake
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Gotham City Needs A Hero.
7 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Batman Arkham Asylum surpassed both video-game players and reviewers expectations tremendously back in 2009. The sequel, with even greater graphics and game-play did so even more two years later. Therefore a third Arkham game was inevitable.

Due to the events at the end of Arkham City, Arkham Origins is a prequel so some of Batman's old foes are resurrected. The game begins with the villain Black Mask placing a bounty on Batman's head on Christmas Eve. This attracts the attention of 8 super-assassins including Deathstroke, Bane, Lady Shiva, Deadshot. To top that all off Batman also comes across several side-super-villains like Edward Nygma, Penguin, Mad Hatter and The Joker.

Whilst the graphics are not as detailed as Arkham City, the game play is amazing. Its fast, slick and Batman is brutal. Sure there are glitches here and there but hopefully a patch will be released soon. The city is massive (although perhaps not as big as previews said but still). You can explore the industrial side of Gotham and the side that would eventually become 'Arkham City'. Plot-wise, a lot (and I mean A LOT) of it has been taken and expanded from Batman Begins. I have no problem with that though.

The game would get a 10 from me if it weren't for those bloody glitches though. Excellent game otherwise.


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