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8.1

273 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Pretty Good

posted by iWarpy (MIAMI, FL) Jan 22, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Its Basicly Exactly Like its Xbox 360 & PS3 Counterparts but The Armor Does help you vary much and the Grapics are MUCH better than the Xbox and PS3's Grapics. Its Probably the Best version of the Game out there

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A Worthy Edition for Action/Adventure Games

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 8, 2012

Member since Jan 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

About a year ago, Batman: Arkham City came out for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. It became a big success, earning several awards and accolades from just about everyone who played it.
Which makes it a no brainer for Nintendo to try to grab some of that fun by making their own version of the game for the WiiU. But they had to change the title because the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions added content onto their versions of the game (And they also made the Game of the Year Ediiton).
So, we get Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. This game follows Batman in his quest to stop a plan within a city full of fugitives and crazy villains (like the Joker and Harley Quinn). It plays just like in the other versions, except that you can use the game pad to arm Batman with his gadgets and weapons, hack into computer locks or examine crime scene details. It’ an inventive use of the game pad.
Still, this game is a lot of fun to play – and the controls work just as well as the other versions. Combat is simple, yet satisfying. I had a great time making my way through the main story mode, uncovering the master plot or plots going on in Arkham City. It’s also got some great graphics in it as well.
Even after finishing the main mode, you can play the Robin series of missions, or you can take on a hundred or more mini stealth or combat missions.
But the question still remains: Did you play the previous versions of the game? If you have, then there’s nothing new on display here – you may just want to rent the game just to see the differences between the versions.
But if you haven’t, then Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for the WiiU is one game that you should pick up. BUY IT.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Awesome as ever

posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Dec 1, 2012

Member since Apr 2010

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

The Wii U version of "Arkham City" possesses everything that made the previous versions so great (including all downloadable content), plus the use of the Gamepad touchscreen is implemented nearly flawlessly. It definitely adds to the game. If anyone tells you that "Arkham City" doesn't play well with the Gamepad, don't listen to them. They're the same people who would whine for a Classic Controller option for "Super Mario Galaxy". They fear innovation.

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