Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year (NA)
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"The voice acting, the challenges, the amazing opening, the unbelievable ending and the feeling of being the Dark Knight -- these are the things that standout" IGN.com
"Batman: Arkham City's irresistible world, joyous movement, rewarding combat, and varied side quests make it an exceptional adventure game." Gamespot.com
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Batman Arkham City (Base Game)
No escape from Arkham City…the sprawling mega-prison in the heart of Gotham City, home to its most violent thugs and infamous super villains. With the lives of the innocent at stake, only one man can save them and bring justice to the streets of Gotham City… Batman.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand‐new story that draws together a new all‐star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
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The Best Batman Game to Datedarkhorse441 | May 24, 2015 | See all darkhorse441's reviews »
This game is simply fantastic. The game is much more immersed in Batman lore that Asylum, and the story is full of twists and turns guaranteed to shock the player. Rocksteady has taken Arkham Asylum's open world and increased it to the size of a portion of Gotham. Other improvements include an upgraded combat system, better gliding control, less overpowered detective mode, the ability to play as Catwoman and upgraded graphics. The game does a fantastic job of blending action and stealth gameplay while following a new, original Batman story set one year after Asylum. The stealth segments are challenging but rewarding, the action segments are tight and give you the feeling of really being Batman, the music and overall presentation is very atmospheric and the various gadgets and Riddler Trophies make exploration and revisiting areas both necessary and enjoyable. Also, since this is the GOTY edition, all challenge maps, skin packs and even a Story DLC are included with the game. The only problem with this game is that the story is a bit too over-the-top at times, takes some major liberties with the Batman canon (not going to spoil it), and at times feels like an excuse to meet villains, more so that the more linear story of Arkham Asylum
A Step Backsycomantis1991 | May 16, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Arkham Asylum is among my favorite games of the last decade. It has a thrilling story, excellent gameplay, and amazing characters. All if that worked so well because you were trapped in a fairly small environment with fascinating and depraved villains. I feel like Arkham City tried to do too much and lost what made it so enjoyable. It's still a fun game, and the opening few missions are a blast. After that though, the story becomes dull and uninspired. The characters aren't done quite as well as before, and it doesn't feel urgent at all. It's much too leisurely of a game when it's otherwise designed around infiltration and quick actions. The characters don't get a chance to shine because there are too many with too little screentime. Overall, it's still enjoyable, but it lost a lot of what made the first game so great, and feels liek a more hollow experience for it.