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

    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Ever wanted to play one of the Batman Arkham (City, Asylum or Origins) games but really wished it was more like a side scrolling platformer? Well Arkham Origins Blackgate is the game for you.

It takes the EXACT same gameplay from the first three Batman Arkham games and changes the perspective, so it kinda, but not really, seems like a different game, yet is eerily similar to the others.

I mean, it's not as good as the original games, but it is an interesting spin on them, and most importantly, the game is a lot of fun to play. There are a couple of annoyances here and there (how to proceed in boss battles are not well explained - plus when you fight, occasionally you end up facing the wrong way and punching into air, and the backtracking.... oh good lord the constant backtracking!) but overall, it's a good way for any Bat-Fan to spend 10 hours.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Tells more story.
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288 of 340 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
If you're looking for a fun addition to the Batman franchise, I'd recommend it. If you're looking for a good platformer, hold off on it. For now. Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate adds a good story upon Arkham Origins' original one that will keep any Batman-fan interrested to the end. However, in terms of gameplay, it's not too good. Not for a Batman game nor a platformer.

The Good:
· An interresting story that takes place after Arkham Origins and before Arkham Asylum, set mostly in Blackgate Prison.
· Fun and different take on the Arkham storyline. With drawn comicbook-esque cinematics and 2.5D gameplay it offers an entirely different way of playing as Batman. Using Batman's gadgets in 2D is surprisingly entertaining.
· Collectibles give fans a reason to return to the game after completion, albeit very linear. That being said...

The Bad:
· ... the game plays a bit too linear for an Arkham game. The combat and platforming feel a bit too stiff and at points even forced. The series is known for, among others, its Free Flow combat system. Don't expect to see Free Flow combat here. There is combat in the game that looks a little bit like the combat in Arkham Asylum, but it plays stiff and clunky.
· Confusing and overly-guided platforming combined with reasonably frustrating stealth gameplay will definately take some getting used to (for example, Batman will switch from one platform in the foreground to another platform in the background using the Batclaw and there is no option to look around while in vents).

The Ugly:
· For a port its pretty reasonable, with smoothened egdes and overall a slightly better quality but characters will still feel stiff and the environments at times a bit repetetive or downright boring.

Final Verdict:
Batman™: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a fun game to play through if you're a big Batman fan, but platformer-lovers won't really find anything new or surprisingly interresting. Are you interrested in the game for its story, or are you looking for the series' innovative gameplay? That question is one this review answers.
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146 of 182 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
Don't expect a game like the previous Batmans. This one is very different. It's a 2.5D platformer game and a port of the PS Vita version. So it's a big change. But it's a very interesting and original version. New look, same gameplay though. Graphics still beautiful (for a platformer!) Fights are easy, there's no real challenge in it. The story is amazing, the map is kinda pretty, kinematics look like a comic book. At this price, it's worth playing as long as you consider it as a little Batman game that will help you to wait for the next AAA Batman ^^ Fans wouldn't be able to resist! :P
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166 of 218 people (76%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
If you are reading this, it may not be too late for you. I am begging you, do not buy this game. It's closer to a foreign knock-off of an actual Arkham game. There are elements, sure, like Detective Vision, but the game becomes a clunky sidescroller, and I do mean clunky. I played for ten horrible minutes, and I truly believe that I would have felt more in control if the game was entirely controlled by button prompts, like DDR. Maybe you're an Arkham fan, and like me, you see this game on sale for $5. Maybe you ignore the negative reviews and decide to buy it, like me. Save your money, PLEASE. If this game is on sale, odds are other games are too, and here on Steam, $5 can go a long way. I would never recommend this to anybody.
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73 of 89 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2015
- Story is actually pretty good... not as good as previous arkham games, but good enough for a PSvita port.
- Comic style narration and ilustration.
- The concept art is awesome.
- Voice acting.
- It's Batman.

- The map.
- The controls.
- Everything about combat. Trust me, you'll hate it.
- Fighting the bosses (except Grundy).
- Interaction with environment.
- Since the map sucks, finding all collectibles is a big no no. C'mon, even The Riddler gave us a map at some point before!
- Detective Cases are lame.
- You actually have to complete the game three times in order to unlock some skins and the achievement for getting them all. Thanks, but no, thanks.

I do recommend the game, but only if it's on sale... at least 75% (as I got it).

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49 of 62 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
For those people who left comments complaining about this game being a 2.5D game rather than a 3D game I just have this to say; this game was created for the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. It was never intended to play like the rest of the Arkham games. It is a port from a handheld game. Arkham Origins and Blackgate weren't even developed by Rocksteady. It's a spinoff game featuring different voice overs than the main stream Arkham games. If you can get over that this game wasn't developed by Rocksteady, or that it wasn't developed for console of PC gaming, then I say get it. If you can't, then stay away.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
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

- 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

- 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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71 of 102 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
So at first, I didn't know what Arkham Origins - Blackgate was. I looked at some reviews and there a mix of good and bad. Alot of people said that the combat was bad, detective mode and visuals were horrible. As an arkham fan, playing arkham asylym first and enjoying it very so, I decided to give blackgate a chance and see for myself how it was after beating arkham origins.

So the game takes place three monthes after Batman Arkham Origins.The basic story is you got a blackgate prison out break, and Batman is trying to stop this outbreak by gaining control of the 3 blocks the prison is divided in by bringing back power to each block. Each block is controlled by a villian. Arkham Wing - Penguin, Administration Building - The Joker, and Industrial Building - Black Mask. Note there is also Soloman Grundy, Deadshot and Catwoman in the game, and you interact with them along the way. The game offers a bit of a choice as you can kind of go after The Joker, Penguin or Black Mask in any order.This does give a new way an arkham game could work, as in all the other arkham games the order in which you chase your villians changes as the story goes on. (Side quests don't count.) There are side quests you can do in this game, but it feels a big task in doing them, and not very fun like in the other arkham games.

So let me tell you some things about the combat. Me personally, I didn't find the combat bad, at times I did like it. However, it could use quite a bit of work. First of all, it is a 2.5D game, as in its a 2D Sidescroller game where you can only move left and right, but you're moving around in a 3D World. This already gives you a sense of why people are not liking the combat. The combat in the other arkham games were more free flow and fast paced, where as in arkham blackgate, its restricting, annoying and slow. By restricting I mean you can only fight enemies who are close to you, and fighting off other enemies requires you to jump over the one closest to you, and make your way more up with enemies farther.

The controls aren't good as they're are unresponsive and kind of dumb. Prefferably its better to play with a control for this game as the controls are better. It almost pains me to play the game as it more feels like a task. The map itself is very annoying as you can get lost so many times and you're basically spending hours just trying to get to your main point. The map you get to navigate your way around blackgate is confusing as it tries to put a 3D like map in flat like form. On top of that, you need to find upgrades in this map which can also be a pain, as in if you don't the boss battles can be unbeatable.

So far for the boss battles, Penguin being the hardest as in one of his guards spot you, they litterly shoot you to death which takes about 2 seconds resulting in you dieing in the process. Not only is that hard, but its even harder as you're in a small area, and to get the guards away from penguin you have to give distractions, and they see you constantly. On top of that, there are drones that scout out the area and shoot on sight which results in a automatic death.

The Catwoman boss battle was a bit challenging as you have to time your countering and attacks 100% accuatley and perfectly. Gettingn hit twice results in a automatic death, and there isn't a checkpoint or anything in the battle as its constant dodging every second for like two minutes. It may not seem that hard, but once you get there I wouldn't be surpirsed if you saw some people did it on youtube.

Now keep in my mind, this game was originally designed to be on a 3DS/PS Vita. Armature Studies gave a port to give the arkham fans an original feel as all arkham games are for the console (originally made by rocksteady). However, if a game is deisgned for the 3DS/PS Vita, that same game shouldn't have the same design on console/pc versions. if you do, you get all of what I said before, annoying combat, bad maps, annoying controls, it works but is almost unenjoyable, and it's task to play.

I don't want to reccomend or not reccomend the game. As an arkham fan the story was decent. Nothing special. Explains a little of what happened between Batman Origins and arkham asylum. So, I will say this. Get this game when its on sale, as its worth the price of 5 bucks. The game itself isn't worth the 20, and I thought this as soon as I actually got into the game.

What I suggest Rocksteady to do is make a game that is actually, a sequel to Arkham Origins after they conclude the arkham series with Arkham knight. This game was supposed to be designed to be like that, hence, why it has the name "origins" in the title. However, i think its honnestly a bad idea to do this and design the game itself to be on hand-held consoles, and then to be later ported on to regualr consoles. In my opnion, its a bad idea.

Lets hope rocksteady can correct this mistake and give us a real arkham game like blackgate, but redesigned for consoles.

Overall, the game deserves a

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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 22

This version of the game is from ps vita and the nintendo,
2.5D scroller game, different version than 'arkham origins'

buyer beware, research before purchasing!!
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Dead Mickey
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Product received for free
imagine taking a ♥♥♥♥ and then being forced to smell it
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12.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
Not recomending for the simple reason that I'm tired of companies putting in achiecements where you need to beat the game over and over again to get them. You should be able to 100% your first playthough.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
This is painful to play when you can play the good Arkham games. Nothing wrong with a good 2D batman game, this one just tries to mimic the better Arkham games and slap it on a 2.5D platformer. Thanks but no thanks.
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4.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
Excelent add on for the Arkham series in all theese facts, you lose 3D moviment and exploration but got a great "beat'm up" classic style with updated graphics, altougth hitting on screen edges don't work anymore ;)
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 13
Like many reviwes here have already set this game or better said mobile game tries to emulate the full gameplay of the arkham series games and only getting them half right at best. the combat is some what similar to the arkaham games but the boss fights are just incoherent and a mess. i would pass on this game if ur thinking of buying but if u got it for free then try it out and see if u like it but i wouldnt buy it.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 13
gameplay 7/10
story 9/10
its good for a 2D game its awesome
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
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