In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.Read full description
”IN AN ERA OF HAND-HOLDING, ARKHAM KNIGHT IS REVOLUTIONARY” - [Polygon]
”Batman: Arkham Knight is an impressive game on almost every level, with non-stop variety and great action. RT” - [IGN]
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.
The Bat is back! Batman: Arkham Knight arrives as one of the top PC games of the summer! The journey that started with Batman: Arkham Asylum and continued through Batman: Arkham City approaches an epic finale as the Caped Crusader faces off against The Scarecrow, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and the eponymous, mysterious Arkham Knight himself. But this time, Batman won't be fighting alone.
We're excited to team up with the likes of Azrael, Oracle, and Nightwing but perhaps most thrillingly of all, now we get to take the Batmobile for a spin! We can't wait to get behind the wheel and start chasing down thugs on Gotham's streets, before transforming into a bat-tastic tank and unleashing some serious explosive justice. Arkham Knight is shaping up to be the most ambitious game Rocksteady have attempted, and it has all of the tools to live up to the hype.
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Batman: Arkham Knight taken by itself has very good story (albeit not as surprising as the others), top notch graphics, and refined gameplay you expect from this series. The combat is probably the best of any of the games, but not much has changed. This is not a bad thing because changing this gameplay style would probably be for the worse. What AK does poorly was implement the batmobile into the game. Ever since Arkham Asylum first showed the batmobile, it has been a tease to be able to ride in the batmobile. Well...the good is it feels pretty damn awesome to ride around in it and some of the puzzles are decent. But the tank fights and the remaining puzzles are a bore and tedious to get through. And there's a lot of them. There are so many tank battles that it gets in the way of the combat and stealth sections of the game. And that leads me to the other big issue: stealth sections have seriously been downgraded. Arkham games are known for the combat, but the stealth sections have always been the most fun. They are still there, but not nearly as many and the ones that are there don't feel as original and fun as the others. Performance wise the game has made considerable improvements and I've had little to no issues (the original PC launch had several issues). Arkham fans will still enjoy this game because it is probably objectively the best one even with the tank missions and downgraded stealth sections. The graphics, gameplay, and story are fantastic. However, there is still part of me that feels it has taken a step back. Graphics 8.5 Gameplay 8 Music/VO 8 (same music, great voice acting as always, but soundtrack was pretty uninspired) Story 7.5 Replay 8 (new game plus, ton of riddler quests, several side ops, and the training segments add a lot of replay, but this has become pretty standard). 40/50 80%
Yes, I played it only after patches and steam re-release. Yes, it still has some bugs. But I love Batman series so much that I don't care, nice villain, badass vehicle. This game is a good finish.
Batman Arkham Knight had a VERY rough start on PC. The game was broken with terrible performance, graphical settings entirely absent, and what was clearly a horrible decision on WB and Rocksteady's part. Fast forward about 5-6 months and all of the port issues are fixed. Judging the game SOLELY on its own merits and not the controversy it was surrounded by, Arkham Knight is the BEST Arkham game in the series. The story is phenomenal, if a little bit predictable for Batman fans. The combat is more refined and better than ever. The batmobile is a blast. The tank fights can get a bit redundant, but just driving the batmobile around Gotham never gets tiring. This is a great sendoff, even though Rocksteady dropped the ball initially on the PC port. All of the story DLC isn't necessarily worth the price, but having the other batmobiles and batsuits is a joy for Batman fans. This game is also visually STUNNING. Make sure you have a GTX 980 or better, otherwise this game is going to put your rig to the test. Great game. I enjoyed every minute of it, especially the spectacular ending.
Updated my graphic card and even had a lower end card that still played extremely well with the game. When it first came out I didn't experience issues that other's were experiencing. Liked the gameplay and environment, and loved all the characters that showed up. Enjoyed the game, if you like Batman then you will like this game. But be sure to have a graphic card that is on par with the requirements.
This game is easily the worst of Rocksteady's trilogy. Even Arkham Origins was better than this game. There is a ton of content in this game. It took me over 20 hours and I still have at least another 5-10 hours of content remaining, not including all the Riddler trophies I missed. So this game can easily take about 40 hours to 100%. The Batmobile, while fun to use, is way overused in this game. You constantly need it for puzzles and battles as there are tanks all over Gotham and you can't take them on without the Batmobile as you will just die if you try. The story is weak and predictable. The Arkham Knight's identity is obvious from the start, so the fact that you have to wait for nearly the entire game for them to tell you what you already know is ridiculous. Even the boss fight against him is pathetic as it's just a sneaking game to get underneath him a few times. The Scarecrow is also a disappointment. He cannot carry this game on his own and he never really does anything to make an impact. There's a neat segment far in where he unleashes his fear gas on Gotham, but that's about it. The shouldn't have killed the Joker in the 2nd game or they at least should have used someone else for the finale. The boss fights across the board are terrible, like all others in this franchise. Rocksteady never got them right aside from Mr. Freeze and Firefly in previous games. The graphics are great. There's a lot of replay value as there's a new game plus mode which makes the game harder since it removes the signals that appear over an enemy that would otherwise tell you what move to use or when to dodge. Overall I would say buy this game. Even though it was disappointing, it's still an excellent game and well worth playing. It's just the worst of the Arkham games.
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