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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Awesome Sequel of an Awesome GameSkawwy32 | Dec. 22, 2015 | See all Skawwy32's reviews »
The original game is one of my all time favorite games, but the creators did not disappoint with this game! It has an engaging plot/story, good graphics and is replayable with the little Easter eggs and challenge maps. I love the boss fights, they definitely don't disappoint. I prefer to play the first game, but this one is not bad with any stretch of the imagination. I also feel like the game will not be nearly as enjoyable without playing and understanding the first game. It also has a pretty good looking open world. I highly recommend this game!
The Batman we need right nowValoo321 | Dec. 21, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »
This is my favorite of the Arkham games, so take that with a grain of salt if you need to. It's thoroughly enjoyable, and the lay out of the map and the side missions is nearly flawless in my eyes. The improvements that were made from Asylum really made such a huge impact. It does, however, break away from the 'Metroidvania' style of games like that was Asylum, but I think not to its detriment. The writing and story in the game is fantastic, with a nice bad guy twist on what is actually happening in Arkham City. The fighting is what you'd expect if you played Asylum - very tight and feels great, getting to take down and chaining together your combos and gadgets. The only thing I didn't particularly enjoy would have to be Riddler's challenges. It just simply got too tedious for the payout. Highly recommended.
Not just an amazing batman game...Armadillo_ | Oct. 23, 2015 | See all Armadillo_'s reviews »
But an amazing game in general. This game does almost everything right. The combat is incredibly satisfying and almost every animation but one are incredible (that one being the slide done for instant takedowns). The stealth is great fun, and has lots of options for anything you want to do while also being easy to get in to. The graphics and sound effects do a great job of immersing you in the game. But the story is cluttered and although it has some cool moments, arkham asylum did it a damn lot better. But if you want to feel like batman, or just feel like a badass, this game is for you.
BE THE BATMANvinkvin | Oct. 7, 2015 | See all vinkvin's reviews »
A great sequel to a masterpiece of a game. Batman Arkham City took all the great points from Batman Arkham Asylum and combined them with the concept of an open world game - beautifully. I recommend you to play Batman AA before playing Batman AC to fully enjoy yourself. Pros: + GREAT story, many new and interesting characters are added to this sequel. + GREAT gameplay. + GREAT fighting system. Free Flow Combat is still implemented beautifully. + GREAT array of classic and new gadgets, allowing you to takedown enemies with your own style. + GREAT sound. + GREAT atmosphere. + GREAT graphics. + GREAT characters and voice acting, the characters really felt like they are coming right out of the comics. + GREAT and beautiful open world. Arkham City is a big world with so many things to do beside the main story, such as side missions, collectibles, challenges, and more villains to kick. Cons: - Catwoman's "Thief Vision" is blurry and kinda hurt my eyes, but still acceptable. Overall: 98/100 BE THE BATMAN
Be the Batmlefoo | Sept. 30, 2015 | See all mlefoo's reviews »
This game takes the first and pumps venom through every aspect. They story is engaging and the characters are wonderfully interesting. While being an unstoppable crime fighting machine is super fun, its also fun the be disadvantaged, which is a plot point in this game. I love it when superheroes lose every now and then. It humanizes them and I think the character is better for it. The way the game addresses this is fitting and interesting. Another aspect I enjoyed was playing as catwoman. They game creators really captured the differences in the way these two fight an move and I really appreciated that.