The Batman Arkham series is one of the most played superhero video game series. In the early 2000s, superhero video games didn’t live up to fans’ high hopes because they were just bad copies of the successful superhero movies that had just come out.
No well-known superhero video games existed at the beginning of the 21st century. At the time, superhero games were very popular but didn’t last long because other types of games quickly became more popular.
Things started to change when a new game came out in August 2009. This game was the first in a very successful video game series. In 2009, the Batman Arkham series started to be played by more and more people. This article lists all Batman games in the order they came out.
Batman Arkham Games in the Order of Their Release
This list is for you if you want to play the Batman Arkham game series in the order it came out.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Year of Release: 2009
- Supported Devices: Xbox One, Xbox 360, macOS, Windows, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4
This game was based on the time the Joker broke out of prison. He gets help from a group of other criminals to take over the building, which lets Batman put things back in order and solve the problem. The game is well-made and has many stealth parts mixed in with simple but interesting fighting parts. As mentioned above, you can play this game on several devices.
Batman: Arkham City
- Year of Release: 2011
- Supported Devices: Windows, Wii U, Mac OS, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
After Arkham Asylum did well, the next part, Arkham City, came out shortly after. After what happened in Arkham Asylum, Dr. Hugo Strange leads the Arkham criminals as they take over a portion of Gotham City and turn it into Arkham City. In this chapter, Catwoman makes her first appearance. She also shows up in some other parts of the game.
Batman: Arkham Origins
- Year of Release: 2013
- Supported Devices: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows.
The third part of the series is here. As the name suggests, Batman: Arkham Origins is the story that comes before Arkham Asylum. WB Montreal put out the third part of the series in 2013. The game is based on Bruce Wayne’s early life when Black Mask and eight other killers were after him. The way to play was almost the same as in the other parts.
Batman: Arkham Knight
- Year of Release: 2015
- Supported Devices: Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows.
This is the fourth game in the main series, and it is the most recent one. It starts where Arkham City left off, but this time the action happens on the streets of Gotham City. Scarecrow and the mysterious Arkham Knight are the main bad guys in this game. The Batmobile was a great addition to this part of the game. Other than a few small changes, the gameplay was mostly the same.
Batman Arkham Games: Remakes and Additions
Batman Arkham had some portable series and expansions in addition to the main series. Here is a list of these.
Batman: Lockdown in Arkham City
- Year of Release: 2011
- Supported Devices: iOS (2011) and Android (2013)
This game was first made for iPhone and iPad users in 2011. But in 2013, Android users were also able to use it. But now, both games have been taken out of their stores. Many people from Arkham City and Arkham Asylum came back to the game. This chapter was mostly about fighting and not much about the story.
Batman: The Arkham Origins Blackgate
- Year of Release: 2013
- Supported Devices: Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Wii U, and Xbox 360
Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: Arkham Origins came out the same year as Blackgate, and Blackgate is the sequel to that game. This game was a 2.5D side-scrolling game mostly made for handheld gaming devices. Before it came out on other systems, this game could only be played on the Nintendo 3DS and the Playstation Vita.
It came out for Windows, Playstation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 in 2014. Even though it’s not a 3D game, it still has the same smooth fighting and stealth sequences as the main game.
Batman: Arkham VR
- Year of release: 2016;
- Supported devices: Playstation VR, Windows (2017)
Batman: Arkham VR is an action-adventure game that was first released for Playstation VR in October 2016. Between Arkham City and Arkham Knight, the Arkham VR story takes place. Unlike earlier games, you don’t have to fight in this one. Instead, the focus is on solving puzzles and exploring the surroundings.
The central protagonist, the Batman, looks into why Robin and Nightwing were taken. This happens after the mysterious disappearance of the villains in Batman: Arkham City. In 2017, this adventure game came out for Windows.