Batman: Arkham Origins app review

Batman: Arkham Origins
For no bucks, not much ‘Bang!’

Fans of the Dark Knight might relish the chance to fight off the baddies of Arkham in their free moments, but this game doesn’t provide much stimulation for mobile gamers. In fact, it mostly demands a lot of stamina from your pointer finger, which is responsible for the bulk of the tapping, swiping combat. And although enemies vary in appearance, the game requires little from its players on the strategies. The app also offers up plenty of upgrades via in-app purchases, which gives you access to better suits and other powers. But overall, the mobile version of this game channels more of the “Bang!” “Pow!” style of older Batman than the edgy hero of the reboot. Free, for iOS devices. Android version is in development.

— Hayley Tsukayama

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