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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  1. Jan 23, 2012
    6
    I really like Batman. I'm not a fanatic but it's almost obligatory for me to at least try some movie or game related to this hero. Nevertheless this game is bad. Oh, it's bad. And it's not about the assets - character models are fairly good as well as decent audio and animations. Fighting is also quite nice + you get to throw a batarang from time to time. What hurts is the game designI really like Batman. I'm not a fanatic but it's almost obligatory for me to at least try some movie or game related to this hero. Nevertheless this game is bad. Oh, it's bad. And it's not about the assets - character models are fairly good as well as decent audio and animations. Fighting is also quite nice + you get to throw a batarang from time to time. What hurts is the game design itself. I would recommend devs to a) test this app on casual gamers and b) write down or (better) draw a gameplay structure of this production... By combining those two elements I bet that something like this will come up:
    1. starting enthusiastic (graphics, cutscenes and all..)
    2. fighting, fighting, fighting -> dead
    3. why the f#$% there is no checkpoint and I have to start all over again?!
    4. fighting, fighting, fighting < OMG every enemy is 100% the SAME!>
    5. dying in a 6-staged batte and starting ALL OVER AGAIN! NOOO!
    6. Uninstall
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Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Apr 28, 2012
    80
    Although the concept of Batman: Arkham City Lockdown seems to be nothing more than an Infinity Blade-clone at first glance, the authentic Batman elements like gadgets, the music and costume amaze once again. It's a fun action game that'll keep you interested longer then you'll expect.
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    76
    Alas repetitive fighting holds this back. [March 2012, p.98]
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    60
    Not a very convincing game. It is always attractive to become Batman in a videogame, and it is quite a good adaptation, but its gameplay falls limited and repetitive soon.