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I played the previous two Arkham games and I know there was a way to jump on temporarily downed enemies (the ones with stars floating around their heads) and finish them off so they wouldn't get back up. I just started Arkham Origins and can't figure out how to do this, though, and looking in the control options didn't show me any particular button that I need to press.

I'm pretty sure I always had that ability from the start in the previous games. Have I just not unlocked it yet, or am I just not finding the right button combo to press?

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The PlayStation 3 button combination is R2 + Triangle and it is Right Trigger + Y on 360, this makes Batman leap on top of the downed enemy and knock them out. This move is available from the beginning of the game, no unlocking required.

Be wary using it though as it is time consuming and leaves you vulnerable to being attacked for a short period, similar to the previous games.

Thanks to Sterno for providing the 360 button combo.

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  • Ok cool, I will add that info to my answer.
    – Colin
    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:46
  • Cool. It looks like my problem is that I just can't get it to execute, even hitting the right buttons. I don't know if I'm standing in the wrong spot or what.
    – Sterno
    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:51
  • You may have to hold the left analog stick in the direction of the enemy you want to attack.
    – Colin
    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:57
  • After going back and playing some Arkham City, I think the problem I was having was simply that Origins feels a little more finicky when it comes to targeting a downed opponent.
    – Sterno
    Nov 1, 2013 at 17:03
  • I find the combat timing really off and finicky in general, the entire game doesn't quite have the same level fine tuning as the previous two.
    – Colin
    Nov 2, 2013 at 9:45

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