Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year
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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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Solid Sequeljonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
When I first played Arkham Asylum, I thought that the game was executed almost perfectly. Arkham City gives the player a bigger playground and has a different kind of feel, but for the most part it's more of the same great fun from the first game.
Gameplay is nearly identical to Arkham Asylum. Some of the gadgets may be different, but combat is mostly the same, easy and fun. Stealth sequences are still fun. The boss battles are great, too. The big gameplay differences you'll see in this game are the fact that Batman so much space to glide around (which is fun and easy), and that you get to play as Catwoman. Catwoman's time in the game is handled very well. She's very similar to Batman in terms of control, with different gadgets.
The presentation is still just as charming as the first game. The voice actors that I loved so much are back again, delivering solid work. Graphically, the game looks just fine. The city is huge and great to look at while you glide through it (or run through it, as Catwoman).
The story this time around had some really nice plot twists. Fans of the Batman comics will see some of the plot twists coming, but overall the story is fairly entertaining. The story isn't as tight as the first, there are many many assorted Batman villains in this game, but it ends up still being fun. The boss fights were even grander this time around, with some very memorable sequences. I think Mr. Freeze stole the show this game - defeating him was challenging and I love the idea of a boss that forced you to use your stealth skills. If the main story wasn't enough, there are also quite a handful of side quests that have good mini-stories as well.
There are a lot of things to do in Arkham City. The core of the game is the same as Arkham Asylum (which I would recommend playing first) and delivers a very entertaining experience.
Note: I highly recommend using a controller for this game. Playing it with the keyboard just felt clunky to me. Controller was much much more fluid.
There is a new Bat in Town.KingTed | Jan. 24, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Taking place right after Arkham Asylum, this new Batman games expand your playground to a whole part of Gotham City. In the giant prison that is Arkham City, criminals are free to do whatever they want to each other and YOU, Batman, was thrown in there too. Playing as Batman and Catwoman, you must explore the sector and stop the plans of every vilains you'll met from Two Face to Mr Freeze. But Joker has plans for you... This is an open world action-adventure game. You roam free through Arkham City, you beat thugs and solve the Riddler's puzzles. Name it, you do it. The game has good story and atmosphere and it's really fun, though it's less surprising than Asylum. A good game to play.
Expanding And Developingemptyhaven | Dec. 12, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
A follow-up to Arkham Asylum was, I thought, a large task, considering the great success it experienced in the market. The response was overwhelming, and I was afraid that all the hype surrounding this game would ruin it for me.
I was so glad then that Arkham City did not disappoint at all, taking everything from Arkham Asylum and giving us so much more. Not only did you start with everything you already had in AA (as in all the items and weapons you had, making it truly feel like you were really just picking up from AA and continuing the story), but AC built a whole new world outside of the asylum, essentially zooming out our tiny world and jarring us with the sheer size of the city we were in.
Combat was mostly same--good and fluid--but the addition of new weapons really shook things up.
And speaking of shaking things up, Catwoman, right? wink wink
All joking aside, this was one hell of a sequel that made me excited for the next game even before it was announced.
CaptivatingUrCuznVinny | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all UrCuznVinny's reviews »
In 2009, a game was released, a game called Batman: Arkham Asylum. I hadn't looked into it much, but I was a Batman fan and bought it (on my Xbox 360 I had at the time) I wasn't prepared for the amazing gaming experience I was about to have. Then in 2011, I heard that Arkham City was coming out and had to get it. I don't give perfect scores that often, but I must tell you that this game is fantastic. While there were miniscule problems in Arkham Asylum, I personally do not have anything bad to say about Arkham City. The story is captivating, the characters are all important, and the combat system can't be beat in Rocksteady's Arkham series. The best part of the game is the stealth (in my opinion.) When you play, you truly feel like the dark knight. The game is getting older, but do yourself a favor and just play it.
One of the best gamesDansyuqri | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all Dansyuqri's reviews »
Simply one of the best games i have played. The graphics is good for those seeking visual pleasure. The game play mechanics is also one of the best I have experienced. Apart from the main missions, you have other sides quests which is good to earn more experience and such so that you will not fall behind the game itself.