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One of the few times that a superhero story has worked well in video games. The Batman Arkham games are among the most fun open-world games currently in existence.

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.

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The Batman Arkham Universe Timeline 2.0

#SeriesBuyTitleTypeWritersReleasedmedia__type_hfilterwriter_hfilter
1OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins – Initiation, , 2013-12-03gamecorey-may dooma-wendschuh ryan-galletta
2OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins, , 2014-12-30graphic-noveladam-beechen doug-wagner frank-hannah
3OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins, , 2013-10-25gamecorey-may dooma-wendschuh ryan-galletta
4OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart, , 2014-04-22gamecorey-may dooma-wendschuh ryan-galletta
5OriginsBuyBatman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, , 2013-10-25gamecorey-may dooma-wendschuh ryan-galletta
6OriginsBuyBatgirl Begins2015-09-01comic-issuetim-seeley
7OriginsBuyAssault on Arkham2014-07-25filmheath-corson
8OriginsBuyBatgirl: A Matter of Family2015-07-14game
9CityBatman: Arkham Underworld2016-07-14game
10OriginsRoad to Arkham2009-08-01comic-issuealan-burnett
11AsylumBuyBatman: Arkham Asylum2009-08-25game
12AsylumBuyBatman: Arkham City, 2011-11-21graphic-novelderek-fridolfs paul-dini
13AsylumBuyBatman Arkham City Lockdown2011-12-07game
14CityBuyBatman: Arkham City, , 2011-10-18gamepaul-crocker paul-dini sefton-hill
15CityBuyBatman Arkham City: Harley Quinn’s Revenge, , 2012-05-29gamepaul-crocker paul-dini sefton-hill
16CityBuyArkham City End Game2013-04-10comic-issuederek-fridolfs
17CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 1, , , , 2013-08-13graphic-novelderek-fridolfs marly-halpern-graser paul-crocker paul-dini sefton-hill
18CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 22014-01-07graphic-novelderek-fridolfs
19CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 32014-08-26graphic-novelderek-fridolfs
20CityBuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 42015-02-10graphic-novelkaren-traviss
21KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 12015-07-14graphic-novelpeter-j-tomasi
22KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 22016-03-01graphic-novelpeter-j-tomasi
23KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 32016-07-12graphic-novelpeter-j-tomasi
24KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight – Genesis2016-03-29graphic-novelpeter-j-tomasi
25KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight – The Riddler’s Gambit2015-06-23novelalex-irvine
26KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight, , 2015-06-23gamemartin-lancaster paul-crocker sefton-hill
27KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight – The Season of Infamy, , 2015-12-22gamemartin-lancaster paul-crocker sefton-hill
28KnightBuyBatman: Arkham Knight2015-07-21novelmarv-wolfman
29OtherBuyBatman: Arkham VR2016-10-01gamesefton-hill
The Batman Arkham Universe Timeline 2.0

3 thoughts on “DC Comics: The Arkham Universe Timeline

  1. Brilliant timeline but I have a few suggested changes to this timeline.
    1. The comic book series “Arkham Unhinged” is a prequel to the game “Arkham City”
    2. The comic book “Arkham City End Game” is a prequel to “Harley Quinn’s Revenge”, DLC for “Arkham City”

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