Batman: Arkham Origins - 10 Coolest Easter Eggs, Secrets And References Explained

The Arkham series' first prequel offering is filled to the brim with mind-blowing secrets.

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Batman: Arkham Origins is the underrated gem of the Batman: Arkham franchise, and while there are legitimate criticisms to be levelled at WB Montreal's 2013 prequel, one can't help but feel that both the game and the studio have been given a raw deal in the years since.

Arkham Origins may not boast the talents of Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill, the next-gen visuals of Arkham Knight or the answers to Arkham City's cliffhanger ending, but it's secretly the series' smartest effort. The story provides a wonderful depiction of the Dark Knight's early years, and the world is just as detailed and filled to the brim with all the easter eggs, secrets and references that made Asylum and City's open worlds so compelling.

So yes, in the spirit of my previous look-backs on the best easter eggs of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, it's time to do the same with Arkham Origins. References to the wider DC Universe were really taken up a notch in this game, and with it taking place so early into Batman's career, there were plenty of clues and details that expanded upon the character's formative years as Gotham's vigilante.

Further still, Origins was the first entry in the series to let players explore Gotham City itself, shining a new light on Old Gotham, and the newer city towering overhead. Some may begrudge its familiarity, but there are plenty of secrets that show Montreal equalled Rocksteady's talent for environmental storytelling.

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