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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition is an action-adventure game developed by Armature Studios. It is the direct continuation of Batman: Arkham Origins and is a canon installment of the Batman: Arkham series.


Three months after his first encounter with Joker, Bruce Wayne comes across the Catwoman who stole documents from a secret government organization. She is put in the Blackgate prison with the help of Batman. Two weeks later, the prisoners attempt an escape. The prison's staff is taken hostage, and the security detail is dead. Catwoman agrees to help Batman save the hostages.


Unlike the Arkham game series, Blackgate is a 2.5-dimensional game, like Metroid and Castlevania. However, the game does not use any features of such dimension and plays out like a usual 2D title.

The Protagonist walks from right to left clearing the prison out, saving the staff, and completing side-quests like finding items. Items can be detected using Batman's Detective Vision.

When Batman walks into a new area of the prison, there a chance of encountering a group of prisoners, which will attack him. All the enemies, apart from bosses, require two or three hits to be knocked out. Most of the game's fights can be avoided by using stealth. When the player clears a certain area of the prison out, it will remain clear of enemies until the end of the game.

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Armature Studio
Warner Bros. Interactive
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Wii U

System requirements for Xbox 360

System requirements for PC

  • 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

System requirements for PlayStation 3

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Review Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate To anticipate it right away, I can't fully recommend the Game to anyone. Unfortunately, here at Steam There is only hop or top. Therefore, I recommend the Game in principle, but with Smears. Arkham Origins Blackgate is originally a Game designed for handheld consoles (Playstation Vita, Nintendo 3DS). Honestly I would never have bought the Game, I received it in the "Compensation package" to Batman Arkham Knight. And since it's always my Goal to play through all my Games in a storytechnical way (even if I;) a bit behind here in my Steam Games), of course I wanted to play Blackgate as well. You definitely mustn't compare the Game to his big Brothers in the Arkham franchise now. If you expect something along those Lines, I think you can only be disappointed. In Principle, this is a classic side scroller, in which one moves from time to time also "into the Depths." You can see the Relationship to the Arkham series (E.g. the Appearance of the Characters, sounds, functions of the Gadgets, etc ...), but in Principle it already was. Blackgate comes across almost completely storelessly. There are a few Comic Pictures from time to time (Videos would be exaggerated-the Images are moved, but without Animation) with a few Explanations, but in The End All this Is not relevant. Time, Blackgate plays right after big Brother Arkham Origins. Still, in my Opinion, it doesn't Matter if you played this one or not. Graphically, Blackgate doesn't have too much to offer either, you notice the Game too clearly that it's designed for weaker Platforms. If you get into it, you can have a lot of Fun with the Game. At least that's how I was doing it and I found it really refreshing to play a side scroller again for the first Time for many Years. It is played almost exclusively in the namesake Blackgate prison and this is divided into three Main Areas (plus a rather small Additional area). In the Areas you can move more or less freely and it is left to the Player in a certain Frame to decide in which Order he proceeds. As playing Time progresses, you have more and better Gadgets and thus also get into Areas that were previously closed (in the Metroidvana style). Since it is not really relevant for storyall, Blackgate can also play a little side by side if there is a little Time. In any case, I enjoyed beating myself through it prison. However, I wouldn't spend too much Money on the Game. But if you got it-like me-to Arkham Knight, you should risk a Look. Technically, Blackgate makes a very mixed and unexcited Impression. It doesn't look really bad now, but it doesn't look good either. However, the Atmosphere of the Arkham series was captured quite well. The Sound and the Language Getaway go in Order, but there is only an English Setting (and German Subtitles). I played the Game with the Gamepad and again the Controls go OK. However, it is clear that Blackgate was originally designed for a different Control. So the detective view is quite cumbersome (but important, since you have to scan some things before you can use them) and the Use of the Gadgets is sometimes often stubborn, because you can't choose the Targets sensibly freely (as usual from the Arkham series) . I can't say Anything about Keyboard control-but I could imagine that it is much more unrelaxed. You should definitely play a Game like this With the Gamepad. :) Otherwise I had a few smaller Bugs (Threads in The Floor, the Wall or the Button to go "backwards in the Room" was not displayed. Here, only one reboot from the last Checkpoint helped. But they are extremely faier and often distributed. In order to be able to play with maximum details here, it should be problematic for hardly any Computer (I played on the following Configuration: Core i7-2600k @ 4.5 GHz, 12 GB RAM, Geforce GTX 970 SLI). Allerdins I had Problems with 4k DSR, it was only ever shown a Quarter of the Screen. Some Games solve the Problem, while others somehow cannot solve it. I didn't Feel like investigating now though, so I just played on 1080p. :) My Rating: Graphic: 5/10 Sound: 7/10 Circumference: 8/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Gameplay: 70%
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