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, despite its performance problems that can even still be visible, is an excellent game that continues Rocksteady's streak of fantastic Batman games. I played this at launch, and it ran absolutely abysmally, but I stuck through it because it's that good. I played the new game+ mode recently, and the performance is a lot better, at launch I had to go 900p 30fps because my PC with 970 just couldn't handle it at anything more without going under 30fps on lowest settings. Now, with the same setup I got to almost highest settings, 1080p and 60fps, and it feels really good. There are still some dips in framerate when you go in the Batmobile, but those get smoothed out quickly. Otherwise this is just more of the fantastic Arkham formula Rocksteady started with Asylum and perfected with City, and now just adds to that. It doesn't feel as special as City did which does take a bit of that magic away, but it plays as well if not even better. The cast of villains isn't as strong though, but Scarecrow's appearance more than makes up for disappointing bad guys like Two Face and the Penguin. He's one of my favorite villains ever, and is just menacing here, and the final encounter with him is very well done wrap up to this trilogy, as well as the true ending. And then there's also the Arkham Knight, and I really liked him as a more original villain though his identity wasn't that well kept secret for those who've read the comics or know the story, but he was different from Joker and the others, he knows how Batman fights and can instruct his men to really make you think your moves if you want to stay hidden, and this does provide some of the best encounters in the game both from narrative and gameplay standpoint. Batmobile was also one thing I enjoyed, I don't get why so many people hate it. It's a bit forced at some point as it is used heavily in the main story, side missions and Riddler secrets, but at no point was I thinking it was bad. It handles extremely well, like no other car in any game, and it felt as a nice addition to Batman's combat and stealth gameplay. Arkham Knight isn't as big of a leap as City was from Asylum, but it adds to mechanics, includes new types of enemies, the Batmobile, flying around the city is more fluid and faster, there're more things to discover and so on. It's just more of the same great stuff with some additions.
This game had a terrible launch on PC as a shoddy port, but thankfully it is now 100% playable. The graphics are absolutely stunning, truly worthy of the description "next-gen" especially if your PC can handle the NVIDIA PhysX stuff. Story-wise I prefer this game to Arkham City due to its much more psychological take on the Batman, but some might disagree. The gameplay has been improved to a great standard by Rocksteady. There are far more options available during predator and combat encounters yet none feel tacked on or half-baked, making said encounters an absolute blast. A more contentious aspect of the game is the Batmobile. Whether you feel it's annoying could be personal preference but I liked it. Roaming the streets in the air and on the road were both fun; it helps that the streets were clearly designed to accommodate the Batmobile. Also, while the Batmobile's battle sections could get a bit samey, I never felt particularly annoyed. For me, Rocksteady accomplished their goal of "completing the Batman fantasy" with the Batmobile. [It's worth noting that there were reports the car is difficult to handle with precision. This is partly true, but I circumvented this by using Battle-Mode which provides fine control over the car.] While this game certainly isn't perfect (there's a surprising lack of boss battles), it is in my opinion the best Batman game around and a fantastic send-off to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy. Never before have the words "Be The Batman" been more representative of a game.
This is the best game out of the Rocksteady trilogy. Yes, it had a rocky start on PC. However, after all of the fixes it's an amazing game. If you happen to be a big time Batman fan, like myself, the story is incredibly predictable. However, it's still a blast and definitely worth picking up. The free flow system has never been better. The visuals have never been more stunning. The Batmobile is a blast, even if the tank battles can become a bit tedious. The open world is dense in terms of horizontal landscape as well as vertical scale. For any Batman fan or a lover of open world action games, I'd absolutely recommend this game.
This game is awesome, there always drama, action even if you just driving around on the batmobile. The game is a bit short, however, the gameplay has a lot of action as you expect from batman, I love driving on the batmobile, and jumping around rooftops, or flying. I did play this game 3 months after the lunch, so I didn't notice much of the issues people were having.
By now everyone knows about the challenges of the PC version, but in the current state (and my PC personally never experiencing issues with the game) I thought it was overall pretty good. Engine wise this is the apex of the series, however story wise I liked Arkham City's twists better. When you just want to get lost and become Batman, there's no better game than than Arkham Knight.
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