Despite following the series' familiar recipe for success, "Batman: Arkham Origins" doesn't quite reach the unbelievably high bar set by its predecessors. That's less an indictment of the quality of "Origins" as it is praise for "Arkham Asylum" and "Arkham City." Still, "Batman: Arkham Origins" is certainly a worthy addition to the franchise and should satisfy the appetite of any Batman fan, even if the taste isn't quite what they remember.
"Batman: Arkham Origins"
Developer: WB Games Montreal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Available for: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC ($59.99)
Rating: T for teen
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