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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Release Date: Apr 1, 2014

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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
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Intro
This will be a review for the game Batman Arkham Origins BlackGate Deluxe Edition, before buying the game make sure to read this entire review(though quite long) as it may impact your decision on buying the game, to start it out lets just get right into the Pros and Cons

Pros
- Good campaign – this game has a very long and interesting campaign that takes place after the events of Arkham Origins it feels well done but at times a bit strange, each of the main 3 villains that you have to hunt down all have a unique boss fight and a unique mini-boss, each of the bosses and mini-bosses test a Varity of skills such as predator, combat, parkcor and a mix of all of them, but the true gem of the game is the fact that depending on the order you take out bosses the game changes, meaning that every time you play you can have different experiences and endings, though in the end the campaign was fun and well worth what I spent on it
- Costumes – There are a fair amount of unique skins available in this game that aren’t in any other Arkham game, like Beware The Batman, Year Zero and more, some of these are unlocked with a WB login while others are earned by collecting costume pieces across the large map, and each of these skins also have unique benefits when equipped that can really help you out when needed
- Map – This is a very interesting feature that’ll appear on cons as well, but the positive is, is that the map is very large with many secrets paths and more, the map has 3 different wings in BlackGate Prison, each wing is controlled by a different mob boss Joker, Penguin, or Black Mask, and it has another part of the map the Lighthouse
- Collectables – This game has a numerous amount of collectables 1 series for each mob boss and a few other collectables that give gadgets, costumes, and buffs to your character, all of these collectables are interesting some are needed to get farther in the game while most others are only for completionists
- Combat – Like the other Arkham games the combat in the is basically the exact same thing just in a 2D format, it transfers pretty well and is kinda fun though you don’t get to do combat as much as I’d prefer
- New Villain & Set’s Up New Story – This game introduces a new villain into the Arkham franchise Bronze Tiger and man do I really want to see more of him, now the other gem of this game is that it picks up after Arkham Origin and sets up the Suicide Squad, meaning a entire new story for a Suicide Squad game or another Arkham Origins game and I’m excited to see where they take this
- Cutscenes & Voice Acting – The cutscenes in this game are pretty cool in a unique art form that makes the game look cool and different from everything else, voice acting is on point like the other games no surprise there
- No Glitches – Through my experience I had a few hard crashes but other than that it wasn’t to bad

Cons
- PSVITA Port – This game mainly suffers from the fact that it’s a port from the PSVITA , the main reason its on steam is because of the fact that it didn’t sell enough on PSVITA so it was ported and everything in the game just feels ported so depending how you look it, it’s a pro or a con
- Map – While its big, its pretty f*cking confusing, the map is shown in a 3 dimensonal form which looks strange and confuses you even more, navigation around the map is tiring and annoying especially going long distances, half of the time your lost or trying to find out how to get to the next objective, and like most Arkham games there are some places you can’t go until you get the gadget which makes it harder to go easier paths as you can’t yet, even after I completed the game I have almost no motivation to finish as I’m lost trying to find the rest of the collectables
- Investigations – This was a good idea that just ended up being so stupid you’ll almost never finish one, the idea is that in the map if you activate your detective vision you can find clues that lead to a investigation where you get like a prize or something for completing, you pretty much never figure one out since its not marked on the map and since half of the time your lost theres almost no way to find one for a specific area
- Predator – While combat seamlessly transferred over predator wasn’t so lucky, while its not as hard most of the time at some points it feels impossible like the boss fight for Penguin its waves of Predator and it got to a point where I had to memorize the patterns and took me about 30 attempts to finish it
- Need Controller – This could be a positive or negative depending on who you are while I have a controller and was just fine if you don’t then either get a controller or don’t buy this game, keyboard controls are to confusing and weird to use it’s just waaaay easier when using a controller
- Boring/Depressing Atmosphere – Most Arkham games have this but it’s worse in this one, after or even during the campaign it just feels boring a lot of the time and depressing, if you make far enough to beat the campaign and you’re a competionist you probably won’t even be able to get all as it’s atmosphere feels negative, boring, and depressing making you want to play a different game
- Navigation – This is going to be about navigating the map, which is annoying, and hard to explain but if you play the game you’ll understand getting movements strange due to the 3D aspect

Final Verdict
While the campaign is interesting, massively expands the Origins story, and at times very fun, but controls, maps, and other things effect the game at a pretty big level, the Final Verdict for this game is a 6/10, if you’re a fan of the series it’s a must buy to extend the story, I’d go ahead and give it a shot for a unique gameplay experience that may never happen again, if your new to the Arkham series then this is a very easy pass, if the games on sale for $5 which is what I got it at make sure to get it as it’s well worth $5, I hope this review helped anyone make a decision and if it did make sure to leave a comment down below and any other games you want me to review, as always Thank you and Enjoy!!!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I can't even....

I am a HUGE Batman fan. In fact, I love everything Batman (even the 1960's TV show)!

But after playing 3.8 hours of this game, I can't bear to play it anymore. The in-game map is confusing as hell (and as far as I'm concerned completely useless) and the combat is extremely clunky. This game attempts to mimic the freeflow combat seen in the other Arkham games but it does a rather poor job of doing so thus making the combat not fun whatsoever! When playing this, it got to the point where everything felt like a chore, and when you start feeling that way about a game that's when you know it sucks.

Also, you can tell that the developers didn't put a lot of logical thought into this. For example, Batman arrives at Blackgate prison with JUST batarangs. WHY THE HELL WOULD HE NOT ARRIVE WITH ALL OF HIS GADGETS?! And to get the rest of the gadgets, you have to find them in various places in the prison. How does that make any sense story-wise? How did his gadgets get stolen and hidden in the prison? The game never explains this.

So yeah, this game sucks, and it sucks big time. Not even worth playing for hardcore Batman fans, imo. Remember the Batman Forever game for the SNES and Sega Genesis? This game is just as frustrating and lame as that one.

I bought this on sale for like $3 and I still feel ripped off. For God's sake, do not waste your money on this even if it's on sale. I'm warning you!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Product received for free
What I like:
~It's Batman
~It can be quite enjoyable at times
~Cut scenes add a new dynamic and story telling feel
~Looks good and voice work is good too
~It was free
What I don't like:
~A bit clunky playing wise even with a controller.
~Having played all of the other WB Arkham Batman games it takes a while to get used to the 2D side scrolling game play.
~Too maze like. I found myself wandering around too often with no clue how to get out of the current area. The map is a joke to comprehend even with it's over the top legend.
Bottom line: If you really, really and I mean really like Batman, give it a shot otherwise you may want to skip it.
BTW, I'm still playing this game but very frustrated at the moment since I can't seem to find my way out of the current area.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
This game might have worked well on iOS, however there is no reason why this game exists on gaming platforms. Instead of taking the gameplay staples of the Arkham and adapt it to the 2.5D, it tries to completely reinstate the exact gameplay from the main games without changing where necessary. The result is you have a game which feels very awkward to play in 2.5D and creates all kinds of issues. For example the chase sequences and world readability is very poor, causing a lot of frustration.

The new perspective could have been put to a great use if the gameplay and controls were designed around it, however, that is not the case here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This is quick review for all console gamers sick to death of having to re-buy thier favourite games time and time over on new console ports.

I would just like to say that even though this states heavy supported by keyboard and mouse, I can confirm that the xbox one controller via usb dongle works perfectly. Even the prompts are coded to the xbox controller.

I will continue to make useful reviews like this so you don't have to do all the research like I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
By far the worst Arkham game. I own them all and I beat them all at least twice except for this one. I couldn't even beat this one once. It was so bad I just uninstalled it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Totally disappointed with this game. If you are expecting it to be like the rest of the franchise, then don't bother getting this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Pros :
-Batman

Cons :
-Not the stealth feeling of the arkham series.
-Not the fight feeling of the arkham series.
-Clunky controls.

That's just another arkham game, but without the budget.
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Not sure why so many people dont like this game. It is a pretty solid 2.5D game. I enjoyed it and would recommend for 2.5D game fans.
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