gamers (96%) found this review helpful
I must say that this game is, hands down, the best game of the year, maybe the best game ever made. The open world environment and the detail of Gotham City makes this game so amazing. There is so much to do in terms of side missions and collectables and solving puzzles. Its a lot of fun and the combat is awesome and challenging. But the icing on the cake has to be the gliding and grappling that has been improved since the last Batman game. Flying over the city and picking fights and completing missions is soo much fun. There nothing wrong with this game. I cant find a problem.... the score is even amazing giving it a very Batman feel and excitement. This whole week I been dying to get off work run home and play batman.
posted by ScottySauce (SAN RAMON, CA) Oct 18, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
I picked up this game right at midnight and have been playing it for almost 4 hours now and I'm blown away. This is by far one of the best looking and action packed games I have played in a very long time. This game has it all and it really lives up to all of the hype that has been surrounding it. The detail is all here in each and every aspect and there is so much content I'm going to be at this one for a very long time. Due your self a HUGE favor and pick up this blockbuster right away and you can thank me later.
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Batman: Arkham City is the best game of the year this far. Everything about it is better than the original, and Arkham Asylum itself was one of the best games of 2009! Rocksteady really outdid themselves this time. The combat seems smoother, (if it was possible) the graphics crisper, soundtrack more riveting, heck, even Batman's better!! Also, the boss fights are awesome now, (these were the first games only flaws) and are all interesting. Detective Mode is better, its still invaluable to success but doesn't seem like it has to be on at all times. After what is probably one of the best opening moments in any game I've seen, you are thrust into Arkham City which is oozing with gameplay options. Whether it be puzzles or finding collectibles, (through the vast four-hundred plus Riddler challenges) or cameos through the great side missions and phenomenal storyline; you feel like Batman through every step of the amazing journey.
The challenge maps are back, and much more refined, offering more variety through different playable characters and lots of content, with more to come. Believe it or not, I actually feel like I understand Batman more now, he's no more just an awesome super-hero, he's human, and you can feel his humanity throughout this game. And Arkham City, phew, its huge! With so many things happening in the city at once, its a wonder everything holds up as well as it does.
Pros: Everything about it is better than the original, which includes graphics, gameplay (combat, frame-rate, puzzles, exploration, flying) the challenge maps are great. I love the new playable characters, (which are play differently). This truly is the best game this year so far.
Cons: Some villains aren't fully fleshed out.
This game is amazing, totally living up to the hype, if I had to pick one thing wrong with it, I'd say that some of the villains aren't totally fleshed out. So someone with no knowledge of the Batman lore may feel a bit lost. Bottom line, PLAY THIS G