Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    72
    Gameloft has released an action-adventure game that attempts to achieve the same levels of greatness found in the Christopher Nolan´s film, but lacks in some areas.
  2. 70
    The Dark Knight Rises is an Arkham City Lite, one whose problems are more often due to hardware restraints than laziness on behalf of the developers. The combat may not be on par with Arkham City Lockdown, but no other mobile game has delivered a sandbox experience that looks as good as this. An incredibly ambitious project, but one that sadly fails to fulfill all of its goals.
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    70
    The Dark Knight Rises, like The Amazing Spider-Man, is a game that I desperately want to love, but I'd be fooling myself if I didn't say it could be a good deal better. Add in additional hand-to-hand combat options, debug the crashes, and diversify the missions and you'd have a perfect game.
  4. Jul 25, 2012
    70
    Overall, The Dark Knight Rises overcomes a few minor issues and provides fans with something worthy of the Batman name in a suitably shadowy Gotham playground.
  5. Jul 22, 2012
    70
    Do we really need in-app purchases that effectively over-simplify (even break) the game early on?
  6. Jul 31, 2012
    60
    Like most Gameloft's titles, it's a small-scale rendition of a bigger console experience that's worth playing for all the collectibles, missions, and upgrades, despite several shortcomings.
  7. Jul 30, 2012
    60
    Even though it's fun to level up and the graphics are drop dead gorgeous, The Dark Knight is hard to control and Gameloft has added all sorts of help to compensate this. Therefore, it lacks challenge and just feels bland in the end.
  8. Jul 23, 2012
    60
    While The Dark Knight Rises doesn't quite live up to its cinematic namesake, Gameloft deserve credit for capturing the feel of the Arkham titles if not the depth and challenge. It's very true to the film without being a classic in its own right, so the so-called Nolanites will no doubt find something to appreciate here.
  9. Aug 10, 2012
    55
    Prowling around a fully-realized, open-world Gotham City is impressive and can be very fun. But stiff controls, boring combat, frequent bugs and aggressive in-app purchases mar the experience.
  10. Jul 22, 2012
    50
    Dark Knight is a pale imitation of the Arkham games, with boring combat, cheap presentation, and dull missions. It works, but it never thrills.
  11. Jul 22, 2012
    50
    Gameloft's cloners have excelled themselves in replicating all the basics of Batman: Arkham City on a smartphone - albeit only at shallow, surface level.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 2, 2013
    10
    awsome this game is amazing and its cost only 7 dolars.an open world on my littile smartphone.the side quest are repeditive but its not meanawsome this game is amazing and its cost only 7 dolars.an open world on my littile smartphone.the side quest are repeditive but its not mean enything becuase you dont have to do them and they are still fun so i am reccomend you to buy the dark knight rises Full Review »
  2. Jan 2, 2013
    6
    Graphics are good for mobile devices. The retelling of the story is simply not good enough - as one who have seen the film, the retelling ofGraphics are good for mobile devices. The retelling of the story is simply not good enough - as one who have seen the film, the retelling of the story was just poorly done. Dialogues between characters are good for a Gameloft game. Combat is fun, but gets repetitive. Overall, a good go at a TDKR game with good graphics and some shining moments, but the retelling of the story and the repetition seriously ruins the fun for the game. Some will like it, but its not worth the $6.99 tag. Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2012
    8
    Obviously, it doesn't stand a chance again Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham CIty. But thats not a fair comparison, you have toObviously, it doesn't stand a chance again Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham CIty. But thats not a fair comparison, you have to see it for what it is. For an iOS and Droid video game, it's pretty good. The graphics are surprisingly good, the open world is impressive especially for a mobile game, plenty of gadget upgrades, and the combat is pretty fun even if a bit repetitive. Full Review »