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 Game of the Year includes:
Batman Arkham City (Base Game)
"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 looking back. I've beaten this thing twice and still want to call in sick and chase Riddler Trophies." - 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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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.
The Rise of Batman!Ryukrieger | April 15, 2014 | See all Ryukrieger's reviews »
This game surely deserves all the praises it got, because when I started up and played the game, it was so fun that I have played it over and over quite a few times!
From the beginning in Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady expanded their world into a massive prison city "Arkham City", with an (of course) bigger map, a bigger story, more (side) stories, more (and cooler, harder) Easter Eggs, more combat and stealth moves!
Everything was an improvement but let's dissect it. The Gameplay: Batman's combat moves got expanded by a great deal, there were more moves (and enemy types) that make you feel like a master martial artist Batman is, taking down one enemy after another with up to 100x combos, dozens of thugs! (Depends) There are also more Stealth Takedowns, with varieties that you'll feel excited to use on each enemy one by one.
The Story: Well, fantastic for me, all the characters were conveyed extremely well by (again) super voice-acting, all the twists were fun, but... no spoilers for you!
The Music; Out of all the games, this one has the best music overall, in my opinion! Especially the main theme music, the music feels epic and powerful! Even more than the first game!
The Graphics: Playing both the first and this game back-to-back, you can see the difference, I don't pay much attention to graphics than the game itself, so I can only say that the graphics did improve!
The game got a 96 from me, because not everyone will have the same opinion, and also, the side-missions are best done along the story, because if everything is done after, one or two side-missions would feel poorly-paced.
But anyway, this is just a (personal) recommendation!
Flight as batmancdp_star | April 14, 2014 | See all cdp_star's reviews »
Although this game is using same game systems which were built for a previous work, except a few new gadgets and actions. However I was able to enjoy myself without getting bored. Because some improvements were found at fine points, such as key configuration of gamepad. And most remarkable change was the design of fields : the batman can fly over the city freely than the previous episode. Depending on our own skill, the batman may be able to keep flying forever, like a real bat in night sky. I can say that enjoying the floating feeling was enough valuable to play this game, although I wanted to watch a little brighter town.
An excellent sequel to an excellent gameipowers9000 | March 31, 2014 | See all ipowers9000's reviews »
Somehow Batman: Arkham City manages to expand and grow in meaningful ways the Batman universe that Rocksteady created in its first Batman game. The combat is even tighter, the world is big and open, and the new cape gliding abilities help you feel even more like the dark knight as you sail over the city. A real tribute to the quality of the game is that it encourages and entices you to find and complete every challenge it has to offer: with each trophy you discover, you find character models, concept art, and other cool works from the game. Concerning the story, the voice acting and performances by each character is spot on, and really sells the grittier realization of the batman universe. In short, this is an excellent Batman game, and just an excellent action game in general. If you have not played it yet, do yourself a favor and give it a try!
A slow start, an outstanding finish!!martinni | March 17, 2014 | See all martinni's reviews »
Arkham Asylum was a great game, had some of the best scenes i've seen in a videogame, and Arkham City didn't look that well at first. I was feeling like I was just fighting, playing a bunch of bosses, and that was all... The map was a little weird, and some things didn't seem very intuitive. And at some point you start getting into it, the main story reaches a really good point, and you end up playing an absolutely outstanding game. I loved the ending - last 6 chapters or so! Oh! And don't forget to play Harley Quinn's Revenge after you finish the story mode!! It's totally worth it as well!
A game that deserves more than what it getssas41 | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all sas41's reviews »
I played this game once, I cannot play the same story more than once, and playing it once, was far more than worth the buck I put in to this game, this game is really under rated in general but highly praised by the fans of both the series and the genre, Arkham City is a total advancement from Arkham Asylum and a complete experience that is sure to keep you interested in bot the story, the puzzle solving and the combat, it has by far the best combat system in the genre and it is a freaking blast, I liked it so much, I dipped in the New Game+ mode as well, and I was interested enough to play it again, a true gem right here.
The Flow of the Combat is as fluid as it can be, fighting small but tough groups require you to keep a close eye on their attacks while the larger groups give you a god like feel and show you what a hero like Batman is truly capable of with all his martial arts training, and on top of all that you can even use your progressive items in combat as well.
The game tells the story through the eyes of both batman and catwoman, which is a quite well mix and their different play style is something to be praised since they both keep a quite nice flow of combat while the story it self is being told.
The storyline is amazingly well written while keeping you interested and suprising you every now and then, it sticks to its own cannon of the series picking up from Arkham Asylum.
A Must Play!