Parents' Guide to

Batman: Arkham Origins

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fun and intense Caped Crusader romp lacks ingenuity.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 12+

pretty good for people in middle school and above

its fun and healthy with carrots

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

My Kids have a great time playing this game because it makes them feel like Batman

It does not have the worst language and there is little to no gore. 9+-13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (59 ):

Yes, it is, but those who played the last two games -- Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City -- might get a sense of deja vu. Oh, sure, the developer added a fresh story and a couple of new mechanics, not to mention the fun online multiplayer mode, but it won't take long to question whether this is essentially the same game as its two predecessors. Still, the free-flowing third-person combat feels great, the stealth and detective elements are deliciously tense, and the well-written story has a few exciting twists and turns. And boy, is it a good-looking game: playing the Xbox 360 version on a 60-inch LED TV helped elevate the overall experience.

Bottom line? As long as you go in knowing Batman: Arkham Origins is essentially the same kind of game as the two that came before it -- but with a new story and online multiplayer -- fans of the Caped Crusader will enjoy this deliciously dark action-adventure hybrid.

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