Batman: Arkham Origins - Original Video Game Score

October 22, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 22, 2013
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 WaterTower Music / DC Comics
  • Total Length: 1:03:51
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  • ASIN: B00FGLK2QK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,106 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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One area in which this composition truly excels, however, is the boss music.
Mal017
I enjoyed Arkham Origins, and while it may not be the best game out of the three in the series so far, I honestly think this is the best soundtrack.
Laura Gladden
Batman fans and those that enjoy soundtracks will not be disappointed with this score.
Danny

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JMM TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
I am a big fan of the soundtrack for "Batman: Arkham Origins". I think it is a memorable score that surpasses the high bar set by "Arkham City".

The Christmas season has come to Gotham - and with over an hour of awesome video game music across 30 tracks, we're all the recipients of this wonderful musical gift. Among the most memorable tracks on the album are two holiday-themed cues - "The Night Before Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells". The holiday music incorporated into the score is one major reason why this soundtrack stands out.

Of course, this is a video game about the dark knight, so there's plenty of dark and brooding music. The best game soundtracks enhance the player's experience by setting the appropriate mood, and the music for the "Arkham" series has always excelled at this.

Composer Christopher Drake, who previously scored many of the Batman animated movies, has delivered what I consider to be his best album yet and the finest musical experience of the video game franchise.

FAVORITE TRACKS
[1] Arkham Origins Main Titles
[2] The Night Before Christmas
[12] Carol of the Bells (Joker's Theme)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 1, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
This soundtrack is easily Christopher Drakes best work to date. It captures the feel of the work done previously by Ron Fish and Nick Arundel, and fits in with the atmosphere of the Arkham Games, but also gives it a more raw, darker edge than it's predecessors.

The tasteful use of strings, and eerie inclusion of christmas bells really gives the game a unique tone, and the expert use of percussion during combat sequences gets the adrenaline pumping properly.

The choice to use pre-established pieces like "Carol of The Bells" with a sinister minor undertone, and " The Thieving Magpie" as theme music for the Joker was a stroke of brilliance, and really fleshes out the character in the sense that the music is innocent and non-threatening in itself, but put into the context of The Joker and his sadistic and sick sense of humor, it adds an undertone of malice that makes the classic songs just feel wrong in all the right ways, not unlike The Joker Himself.

There is a lot of really good character expressive pieces of original music on the album as well, Like the tense, high trilling theme for Killer Croc that's reminiscent of the theme from "Psycho", or the Pulsing and ominous electronic theme during the introduction of Deathstroke.

There are so many moments in the game, both in Cinematic cutscenes and in gameplay that enhance the experience so much, yet feels so natural in the way it sucks you into the moment that you don't even notice the music at first. Giving it a listen on it's own is a must to truly appreciate the work Christopher has done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DJConduit81 on November 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
This score is AWESOME! I first noticed it during the E3 presentation of Arkham Origins, by Eric Holmes. The trailer opened with the song "Assassins," and is followed by a section from "Arkham Origins Main Titles" during the title sequence, and "The Night Before Christmas," which played while the demo person glided around Gotham. All three songs stuck in my head that day, and had me anticipating the soundtrack's release, as much as the game's release itself.

Now that it's out, I can tell you that the amount of memorable tracks on this album doesn't stop there. "Carol of the Bells," "Hallucinations" and "Deathstroke" are just a few more catchy themes on a loaded score. Like a previous reviewer said: I like the way Drake mixes the Christmas theme into the arrangement. It adds a little spice to things.

Arkham Origins, the game, may be a clone of its predecessor in many areas, but it definitely defeats Arkham City in the music department.

I can only hope Christopher Drake returns for future installments because, in my opinion, he does a better job of creating atmosphere with sound.
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By BomberMusicInc. on October 28, 2014
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Despite the game not exactly living up to Rocksteady standards, I don't think the score suffers from the same issue.It's composed by Christopher Drake, so there is some positive track record and he does not disappoint. The Christmas atmosphere is evident in multiple tracks, such as "Winter Comes To Gotham," the inclusion of the "Thieving Magpie" was a welcome addition. The tension was also delivered with those tracks dedicated to copperhead. Fans of the Arkham series should see into to it.
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I am enjoying this album so much. I have really become a lover of this "Epic Music." Your transaction went smooth, product as expected. Thanks
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After playing all of the Arkham games to date, I must admit I was worried when I heard Origins would involve a new composer. I am glad that my fear was unfounded since Drake did a fantastic job. To begin, the ambient music while wondering through Gotham on Christmas Eve is absolutely fitting, almost making you feel the cold and snow around you. It is relaxed enough to not get in the way of the game play, but still allows you to feel the effect. One area in which this composition truly excels, however, is the boss music. It feels as if the composer went out of his way to tailor pieces which fit every villain you encounter and fight, whether they are dark and psychotic or more calculating. All of this helps to immerse you even more in the battles, adding both excitement and fear. I will refrain from putting some pieces to prevent spoiling who is in the game, but I can say that Allies,Carol of the Bells, and The Thieving Magpie were some of my favorites. While some tracks might be slower and more bland, these are far and few between. Overall, I loved this soundtrack and will definitely pay attention to anything else Christopher Drake creates in the future. I went in as a skeptic and ended it up falling in love with this music!
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