The Arkham Universe Timeline

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!

#AmazonNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1BuyBatman: Arkham Origins - InitiationGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-12-03OriginsDLC for Arkham Origins
2BuyBatman: Arkham OriginsGraphic NovelAdam Beechen, Frank Hannah, Doug Wagner2014-12-30Origins
3BuyBatman: Arkham OriginsGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-10-25Origins
4BuyBatman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold HeartGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2014-04-22OriginsDLC for Arkham Origins
5BuyBatman: Arkham Origins BlackgateGameDooma Wendschuh, Ryan Galletta, Corey May2013-10-25Origins
6BuyBatgirl BeginsComic IssueTim Seeley2015-09-01OriginsOne-shot
7BuyAssault on ArkhamFilmJay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding2014-07-25Origins
8BuyBatgirl: 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 Burnett2009-08-01Origins
11BuyBatman: Arkham AsylumGame2009-08-25Asylum
12BuyBatman: Arkham CityGraphic NovelPaul Dini, Derek Fridolfs2011-11-21Asylum
13BuyBatman Arkham City LockdownGame2011-12-07AsylumFor mobile devices
14BuyBatman: Arkham CityGamePaul Dini, Paul Crocker, Sefton Hill2011-10-18City
15BuyBatman Arkham City: Harley Quinn's RevengeGamePaul Dini, Paul Crocker, Sefton Hill2012-05-29CityDLC for Arkham City
16BuyArkham City End GameComic IssueDerek Fridolfs2013-04-10City
17BuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 1Graphic NovelPaul Dini, Derek Fridolfs, Sefton Hill, Paul Crocker, Marly Halpern-Graser2013-08-13City
18BuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 2Graphic NovelDerek Fridolfs2014-01-07City
19BuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 3Graphic NovelDerek Fridolfs2014-08-26City
20BuyArkham Unhinged Vol. 4Graphic NovelKaren Traviss2015-02-10City
21BuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 1Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2015-07-14Knight
22BuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 2Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-03-01Knight
23BuyBatman: Arkham Knight, Vol. 3Graphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-07-12Knight
24BuyBatman: Arkham Knight - GenesisGraphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-03-29Knight
25BuyBatman: Arkham Knight - The Riddler's GambitNovelAlex Irvine2015-06-23Knight
26BuyBatman: Arkham KnightGameSefton Hill, Martin Lancaster, Paul Crocker2015-06-23Knight
27BuyBatman: Arkham Knight - The Season of InfamyGameSefton Hill, Martin Lancaster, Paul Crocker2015-12-22KnightDLC for Arkham Knight
28BuyBatman: Arkham KnightNovelMarv Wolfman2015-07-21Knight
29BuyBatman: Arkham VRGameSefton Hill2016-10-01OtherExclusive for PSVR
Comments
  1. Abraham Smith

    You forgot “Catwoman’s Revenge”.

  2. Abraham Smith

    I just learned that “Assault on Arkham” may have taken place after, “A matter of Family.” Also there are several other DLCs on the Arkham Knight pack. There is, “The Harley Quinn Story,” “The Red Hood Story,” “A Flip of a Coin,” “Catwoman’s Revenge,” and “GCPD Lockdown.” Also Arkham VR actually takes place, BEFORE “Arkham knight.”

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