The Arkham Universe Timeline

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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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#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Batman: Arkham Origins - InitiationGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-12-03OriginsDLC for Arkham Origins
2Batman: Arkham OriginsGraphic NovelAdam Beechen, Frank Hannah, Doug Wagner2014-12-30Origins
3Batman: Arkham OriginsGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-10-25Origins
4Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold HeartGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2014-04-22OriginsDLC for Arkham Origins
5Batman: Arkham Origins BlackgateGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-10-25Origins
6Batgirl BeginsComic IssueTim Seeley2015-09-01OriginsOne-shot
7Assault on ArkhamFilmJay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding2014-07-25Origins
8Batgirl: A Matter of FamilyGame2015-07-14OriginsDLC for Arkham Knight
9Batman: Arkham UnderworldGame2016-07-14CityFor mobile devices, no longer available to play.
10Road to ArkhamComic IssueAlan Burnett 2009-08-01Origins
11Batman: Arkham AsylumGame2009-08-25Asylum
12Batman: Arkham CityGraphic NovelPaul Dini, Derek Fridolfs2011-11-21Asylum
13Batman Arkham City LockdownGame2011-12-07AsylumFor mobile devices
14Batman: Arkham CityGamePaul Dini, Paul Crocker, Sefton Hill2011-10-18City
15Batman Arkham City: Harley Quinn's RevengeGamePaul Dini, Paul Crocker, Sefton Hill2012-05-29CityDLC for Arkham City
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Arkham City End GameComic IssueDerek Fridolfs2013-04-10City
17Arkham Unhinged Vol. 1Graphic NovelPaul Dini, Derek Fridolfs, Sefton Hill, Paul Crocker, Marly Halpern-Graser2013-08-13City
18Arkham Unhinged Vol. 2Graphic NovelDerek Fridolfs2014-01-07City
19Arkham Unhinged Vol. 3Graphic NovelDerek Fridolfs2014-08-26City
20Arkham Unhinged Vol. 4Graphic NovelKaren Traviss2015-02-10City
21Batman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 1Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2015-07-14Knight
22Batman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 2Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-03-01Knight
23Batman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 3Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-07-12Knight
24Batman: Arkham Knight - GenesisGraphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-03-29Knight
25Batman: Arkham Knight - The Riddler's GambitNovelAlex Irvine2015-06-23Knight
26Batman: Arkham KnightGameSefton Hill, Martin Lancaster, Paul Crocker2015-06-23Knight
27Batman: Arkham Knight - The Season of InfamyGameSefton Hill, Martin Lancaster, Paul Crocker2015-12-22KnightDLC for Arkham Knight
28Batman: Arkham KnightNovelMarv Wolfman2015-07-21Knight
29Batman: Arkham VRGameSefton Hill2016-10-01OtherExclusive for PSVR