Batman: Arkham Origins on Android is the game we deserve and can download right now

The next movie that will feature Batman is due sometime next year, and Batman fans have but a few choices to entertain themselves – they can either re-watch Christopher Nolan's highly-acclaimed trilogy, read DC's comics, or immerse themselves in a Batman-centric video game. Well, we suppose that die-hard fans have already gone through the first two options several times, which paves the way for more and more gritty games that revolve around Bruce Wayne's caped alter-ego.

That said, one of Warner Bros' latest games just scored the ability to reach a broader audience of Batman fans, as it has just been released on Google Play. Introducing Batman: Arkham Origins, a brawler that puts you in the armored shoes of the Caped Crusader. All in all, the game is somewhat similar to the likes of Tekken or Mortal Kombat, but it certainly lacks the “depth” and the sophisticated controls of your average fighting video game. All you can do is tap once for a straight jab, three times for a combo, and slide the screen in certain moments in order to unleash a critical punch.

Despite the overall simplicity of the gameplay mechanics, you'll need to adapt your fighting style accordingly to your opponent. Speaking of rivals, we get to beat up a whole galaxy of notorious Batman villains. Yet again, before you get to fight the more popular foes, you'll have to crawl all the way up to the top of Gotham's criminal sludge.

If you think that anything Batman-related is utterly cool, then Batman: Arkham Origins most probably won't disappoint. You can snatch the game for free, but be aware that some of the on-board features are only available as in-app purchases. You can check out the game on your iOS device as well.

Download: Batman: Arkham Origins (iOS | Android)

via: Pocket Gamer



1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

''It is the game that Android Deserves but not the one it needs right now''

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

''It is the game that Android Deserves and the one it needs right now''

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

If you have played INJUSTICE and didn't like it, don't bother downloading this, it's essentially the same thing.

16. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I like injustice more than batman. @1.6GB any phone with 4GB won't run this game.

4. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Basically Stop playing games on Android/IOS/Windows Phone. Since they must design the game around Touch Only, it will always suck. Get a gaming PC or at least a console.

5. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Well, IMO what mobile game developers should do is to create a game that is based on touch. Like how angry birds or fruit ninja are best played on a touchscreen phone. The problem is these game devs try their best to imitate the gameplay on PCs/consoles which is exactly why they're not getting the angry bird success.

8. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

I agree with you, but also personally I think the focus on microtransactions is an issue as well. Take a game like Hexic on Windows Phone, great game in concept and I don't mind watching Ads but since you can just cheat and pay for extras that make the game easier I don't feel like playing it. I wouldn't mind paying like 4 bucks up front for a no microtransaction experience but guess most users want it all for "Free" reason I rarely play mobile games since Angry Birds (which was Ok at best, not much different than a simple game like Space Invaders).

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Our biggest fears will come true when the generation that grew up playing only touch screen games will become game designers.

11. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Sad but true, we will be called a past "era".

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yup! Need to adapt. I suck at touch screen at first just like I have great difficulty with console game controller when I move over from the PC keyboard and mouse configuration. A willingness to learn is all it take. I have already completed several fps with touchscreen interface. Very uncomfortable at first now second nature as well.

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Touch screen just can't be the future. It's unconvenient to cover up the display you're playing on. Pc and consoles won't die, I'm just afraid of the games that will be developed for them in the future. Will there be enough great developers?

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Trust me. You will see dedicated touch screen controller on sales in 5 years time. Console controller suck big time to me as I am used to keyboard and mouse for fps. Now a lot of gamers are asking for controller option in a PC fps. Imagine that. There is no best way to control game just what you are good at and that normally what you are train and use to.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Or develop for the windows platform and share 80% of the code and only have to worry about optimization and two ui's instead of two game codes.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Much prefer the Dark Knight 's open world gaming.

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This isn't Gameloft's game, get some clue Peter :) It is Warner Bros. Nice graphics, improved from the already very good Injustice title. Btw if anyone really wants to play Batman on a phone, then it still only has one choice - The Dark Knight Rises ( indeed done by Gameloft)

10. hmd74

Posts: 541; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Sorry no likes

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I like the Adam West Batman costume!

13. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Freemium. Nope.

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