DC Comics: The Arkham Universe Timeline

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What’s in the Arkham Universe Timeline?

The Arkham Universe timeline is a popular series of video games with transmedia tie-ins. So far, this list only includes the Batman games and its tie-ins, but rumors suggest that Rocksteady Games may produce more games set in this universe, but with other superheroes. Let’s hope Arkham Knight is not the last game included on this list.

You will find a lot of tie-in material for this universe. There are several ongoing comics (unusual for tie-in comics), many mobile games, a few novels, and even an animated film. Additionally, if you enjoyed this timeline, check out some of our others like the Halo timeline.

Where to Start?

Recently, Rocksteady Games released a new remastered version of the first two games. The collection, Return to Arkham, is probably the best starting point for this sub-franchise. Then you should move on to Arkham Knight, or some of the tie-in material. Completionists can try Arkham Origins as well, though fans love it less.


#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Author/Director:Year:Notes:
1OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins - InitiationGameWarner Bros. Games Montréal2013DLC for Arkham Origins
2OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham OriginsComicMadefire2013
3OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham OriginsGameWarner Bros. Games Montréal2013
4OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold HeartGameWarner Bros. Games Montréal2013DLC for Arkham Origins
5OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins BlackgateGameArmature Studio2013
6OriginsBuyBatgirl BeginsComicTim Seeley2015One-shot
7OriginsBuyAssault on ArkhamFilmJay Oliva2014
8OriginsBuyBatgirl: A Matter of FamilyGame2015DLC for Arkham Knight
9CityBatman: Arkham UnderworldGameTurbine Inc.2015For mobile devices
10OriginsRoad to ArkhamComicAlan Burnett2009
11AsylumBuyBatman: Arkham AsylumGameRocksteady Studios2009
12AsylumBuyBatman: Arkham CityComicPaul Dini2011
13AsylumBuyBatman Arkham City LockdownGameNetherRealm Studios2011For mobile devices
14CityBuyBatman: Arkham CityGameRocksteady Studios2011
15CityBuyBatman Arkham City: Harley Quinn's RevengeGameRocksteady Studios2011DLC for Arkham City
16CityBuyArkham City End GameComicDerek Fridolfs2012
17CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 1ComicDerek Fridolfs2013
18CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 2ComicDerek Fridolfs2014
19CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 3ComicDerek Fridolfs2014
20CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 4ComicDerek Fridolfs2014
21KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 1ComicPeter J. Tomasi2015
22KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 2ComicPeter J. Tomasi2016
23KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 3ComicPeter J. Tomasi2016
24KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight - GenesisComicPeter J. Tomasi2016
25KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight - The Riddler's GambitNovelAlexander Irvine2015
26KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight - The Season of InfamyGameRocksteady Studios2015DLC for Arkham Knight
27KnightBuyBatman: Arkham KnightGameRocksteady Studios2015
28KnightBuyBatman: Arkham KnightNovelMarv Wolfman2015
29?BuyBatman: Arkham VRGameRocksteady Studios2016Exclusive for PSVR

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