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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.

If you enjoyed this timeline, and want to see more DC content, visit our DC Comics Hub for all things DC!

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Origins

Game

Corey May
Dooma Wendschuh
Ryan Galletta

2013-12-03

2

Origins

Graphic Novel

Adam Beechen
Doug Wagner
Frank Hannah

2014-12-30

3

Origins

Game

Corey May
Dooma Wendschuh
Ryan Galletta

2013-10-25

4

Origins

Game

Corey May
Dooma Wendschuh
Ryan Galletta

2014-04-22

5

Origins

Game

Corey May
Dooma Wendschuh
Ryan Galletta

2013-10-25

6

Origins

Comic Issue

Tim Seeley

2015-09-01

7

Origins

Film

Heath Corson

2014-07-25

8

Origins

Game

2015-07-14

9

City

Game

2016-07-14

10

Origins

Comic Issue

Alan Burnett

2009-08-01

11

Asylum

Game

2009-08-25

12

Asylum

Graphic Novel

Derek Fridolfs
Paul Dini

2011-11-21

13

Asylum

Game

2011-12-07

14

City

Game

Paul Crocker
Paul Dini
Sefton Hill

2011-10-18

15

City

Game

Paul Crocker
Paul Dini
Sefton Hill

2012-05-29

16

City

Comic Issue

Derek Fridolfs

2013-04-10

17

City

Graphic Novel

Derek Fridolfs
Marly Halpern-Graser
Paul Crocker
Paul Dini
Sefton Hill

2013-08-13

18

City

Graphic Novel

Derek Fridolfs

2014-01-07

19

City

Graphic Novel

Derek Fridolfs

2014-08-26

20

City

Graphic Novel

Karen Traviss

2015-02-10

21

Knight

Graphic Novel

Peter J. Tomasi

2015-07-14

22

Knight

Graphic Novel

Peter J. Tomasi

2016-03-01

23

Knight

Graphic Novel

Peter J. Tomasi

2016-07-12

24

Knight

Graphic Novel

Peter J. Tomasi

2016-03-29

25

Knight

Novel

Alex Irvine

2015-06-23

4 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”

  2. Seriously thanks for this timeline and using Jack Fancey’s suggestions for Arkham Unhinged and End Game as prequels to Arkham City and the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC which makes sense. Also I’m doing a huge marathon of all of the DCAU stuff like all of it, are there any timelines for the DCAU tie-in comics?

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