Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition amplifies the 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio with new maps, enemy encounters, difficulty levels, and batsuits, all with enhanced visuals. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark...
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Mixed (859 reviews) - 41% of the 859 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 1, 2014

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December 2, 2015

Patch For Crash At The Beginning

Hello,

We have just pushed a new patch that may address the crash that some users are experiencing at the opening of the game (when Batman first appears and begins to turn around).

If you are able to try the new release, please let us know if it is working for you or not. There is a pinned forum thread titled "Help Track Down Game Crashing/Freezing" that you can add to.

Thanks!

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December 1, 2015

Small Update For Full-Screen Issues

Hello,

A handful of users have had issues running the game at full screen resolutions, most often on Windows 10. We have made a small update to the game to hopefully address some of these problems.

Thanks for playing!

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About This Game

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition amplifies the 2.5-D game with new maps, enemy encounters, difficulty levels, batsuits, and enhanced visuals. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batman’s famed arsenal of gadgets, the genuine Arkham experience is reproduced in a deep, action packed side-scrolling adventure.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 32-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz; AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS; AMD Radeon HD 3850
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0b and below not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz; AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560; AMD Radeon HD 6950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0b and below not supported
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The Penguin, Black Mask, and the Joker; but the greatest villain in this game is the controls.
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
A poorly executed addition to the Arkham series.

Pros:

- Story is relatively interesting.
- Voice acting is as good as in the main games.
- Hacking minigame isn't bad.

Cons:

- Ridiculously clunky controls, freeflow combat does not work at all well and Batman is extremely unresponsive.
- The bossfights are rather annoying and can get extremely repetitive when you repeatedly die due to some tiny error on your part. Normally you respawn before a cinematic plays too (thankfully they are skippable).
- The map is extremely difficult to read and I got stuck in the wrong place or at a dead end several times.
- The game just isn't very helpful in telling you what to do, I had to look up walkthroughs several times just to realise I was missing something extremely simple.
- Detective mode is there but very limited, plus the addition of having to hold the Alt key down in order to see key objects which you have to 'analyse' (hold your mouse over them for a few seconds) just got annoying.
- Technically, the game is very limited, the graphics are a lot worse than the main games and the map is clearly split into a lot of different sections, normally split by doors which the player 'walks' through after pressing the Spacebar. These are to be expected however due to the limited specs of the platforms the game was originally made for.
- The whole unique selling point of it being a 2.5D game just doesn't work well. Arkham Asylum may have seemed linear at times but at least there was some open space to move, this game is all in enclosed corridors and isn't even interesting to look at.

Overall, I can only recommend this if you are a huge fan of the series, and at a deep discount. It's not the worst game in ever but it's certainly not one I can see myself replaying any time soon.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
There are many things subpar with this game, and it is surely vastly inferior to every other "Batman: Arkham" game, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it "bad". It's a weak game, but it's still enjoyable, for the right price (read: discounted).

This could, however, have easily been an expansion for Arkham Origins, and it would have been much better off that way.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Sluggish movement, unresponsive controls, sloppy 2.5D sidescrolling action full of quick time combat and "press F to continue" abilities. But hey, once you get the driver issues resolved (rollback to Nvidia 358.50 if you want to get past the first cutscene) you too can wonder why Batman refuses to turn around even when you are "in control". Even as a free "sorry we screwed up" gift, this game stinks.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
The game simply doesn't give you enough information, it's clunky, boring to look at, and worst of all, boring to play. If you want a good game with an early Batman, get Batman: Arkham Origins.
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