Few characters, fictional or otherwise, can boast quite as rich a gaming history as Batman.
The first Batman video game was released in 1986 on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and there have been at least 50 more Batman titles in the years since. On every console and device you could imagine, from the PS4 to the Commodore 64—if you could play games on it, you could probably play a Batman game on it!
Nevertheless, there have been few, if any, incarnations more acclaimed than those in the Arkham series. The third in the series, Akrham Origins
, developed by WB Games Montréal and released in 2013, won the praise of fans and critics alike
Origins takes players back to the days of a younger, more naive Bruce Wayne. The game sees the Batman still developing his skills and notoriety, and go up against a roster of familiar foes from Bane and Killer Croc to the inimitable Joker.
Featuring an open-world Gotham City for players to explore, and a utility belt filled with Batarangs, smoke bombs, and of course, his trusty grapple gun, the game delivers the Batman experience in its entirety
. For anyone that grew up wishing to be Bruce Wayne, cleaning up the streets of Gotham, there can be no other choice.