Batman Arkham Origins on Playstation 3 – The DVDfever Review

Batman Arkham Origins

  • Vents: Go up or along through these to access other parts of the prison, and when you come across a closed vent, you can pull the grill off it by using your batclaw.

  • Upgrades: As you progress through the levels, you’ll earn upgrade points to improve Batman’s skills and equipment, such as upgrades in close combat, ‘Invisible Predator’ and auxiliary upgrades.

  • Fast Travel: A lot of the time, you’ll get from A to B as I’ve described. Fast Travel is like teleporting and this is also an option… sometimes. The problem is, sometimes Fast Travel doesn’t work. Apparently, you have to quit out of the game and reload your last save point. Not ideal! 🙁

  • Character profiles: You can view these for info about people and enemies you come across. They’re not essential, but worth a look for the completist.

Batman Arkham Origins Part 2: Killer Croc battle (720p HD)

  • CGI scenes: Batman: Arkham Origins does a great job of blending in brief CGI in-game scenes into the next time you can get moving again, as the camera centres back round towards the third-person view again.

  • Replaying levels: You can’t. This game is a royal pain for not letting you replay levels, so you can go back and make a near-seamless walkthrough video. This is very annoying, as it means I can’t replay levels which I’ve just completed, so while I did this for the opening prison level and then the Killer Croc battle, the remaining videos are first attempts at gameplay. Apparently this is the same for the previous games in the series.

  • Level length: Like Beyond Two Souls, some levels last a few minutes while others seem to last forever. Why the inconsistency? This is so frustrating. I’ve had a moan about this in my BTS review, so have a read in there.

Overall, while Batman: Arkham Origins isn’t the best game you’ll play all year, it certainly holds its own as being a cracking piece of entertainment and well worthy of your time. Anyone who can expect to receive this for Christmas will consider it time well spent.

Batman Arkham Origins Part 3: Finding the Penguin (720p HD)

Important info:

  • Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive
  • Standard Price: £27.99-£39.99 depending on format
  • Players: 1
  • HDTV options: 720p
  • PAL; Region 2
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English



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