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  • Summary: Batman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely-designedBatman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely-designed imagining of the Batmobile drivable for the first time in the franchise. Batman: Arkham Knight offers gamers a complete Batman experience as they rip through the streets and soar across the skyline of the iconic Gotham City. Expand
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  1. Positive: 82 out of 89
  2. Negative: 0 out of 89
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 11, 2015
    100
    The Bat could not have hoped for a better send off. Graphically astounding, narratively compelling, and featuring two utility belts full of new gadgets. This is bat-time very, very well spent. [September 2015, p72]
  2. Jun 24, 2015
    98
    Rocksteady says farewell to the franchise with an utter masterpiece; its best game so far. Each element feels like a love letter to fans and to Batman himself. Batman: Arkham Knight is the perfect conclusion to an excellent saga, and it departs in the same way it once came: leaving us amazed and with great satisfaction.
  3. Jun 24, 2015
    93
    Batman Arkham Knight is the best entry in the series. Rocksteady knows perfectly how to explode the formula established years ago, making amazing additions in terms of gameplay. You must play this game.
  4. Jun 19, 2015
    90
    This is the best superhero fantasy we’ve ever enacted, and we’re so sad it’s over.
  5. Jun 25, 2015
    90
    The technical aspects are not only eye-popping but they’re also quite stable. The graphics are slick, the sound is stellar, the control is rock solid, and the gameplay variety is downright tremendous. I love the blending of puzzle, stealth, action, and adventure, and you have to give mad crazy props to the overall game design. I still say the story could be less predictable (perhaps give the player a little more credit in terms of literary comprehension) and the Batmobile, as awesome as it can be, is just overdone.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    Jul 7, 2015
    80
    Arkham Knight is certainly a bigger, and in many ways a better game than its predecessors, but those attempts to make it ‘more badass’ do more harm than good. Even so, any frustrations I have with Arkham Knight don’t take away from the fact that I was unable to stop playing for four days straight, frequently in awe. It’s a stunning achievement in many ways, a game of ridiculous polish and obvious effort, and its best moments are good enough to make the worst moments worth bearing.
  7. Jul 3, 2015
    65
    Arkham Knight is distressingly inorganic. Continuing the predictable trend the franchise, the game learns the wrong lessons from its predecessors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 624
  1. Apr 18, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. People are incredibly unforgiving to this game. People wanted the Batmobile from the very beginning, and then Rocksteady gives us the Batmobile, everyone is disappointed. If I created a badass war machine I would want to show it off. The claim that it is "Un-Batman" to have a tank is total **** because Batman has a gadget for every situation, and if the city is overun by an army with tanks, you get yourself a goddamn tank!

    The narrative is so brilliant, Scarecrows contant reminder's about fear can get a little annoying, but it was the same in Arkham City with "Protocol 10 will commence in x hours." Having the Joker be part of Batman, and his fear of him is so clever and brilliantly implemented, and linking the disease to a real life disease (Creutzfeldt-jakob disease) adds credince and believablility to the idea of the Joker disease.

    The tank battles are too new to the series to be have so many of them, partly because the predator sections and hand to hand combat have been growing since the beginning of the series. So I can understand peoples aversion to having something pushed into the series so fast. But I still like it.

    All in all get this game. It is a blast and is better than Arkham City in almost every way. Get in PS4 just in case. ;)
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  2. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    Gran finale della trilogia Rocksteady. Ottima presentazione, un po' lungo forse il tempo iniziale dedicato alla batmobile. TecnicamenteGran finale della trilogia Rocksteady. Ottima presentazione, un po' lungo forse il tempo iniziale dedicato alla batmobile. Tecnicamente superlativo su PS4. Difficilmente era possibile realizzare un epilogo migliore di questo. Complimenti Rocksteady. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    The best batman game EVER!!!! I picked it up at midnight and haven't stopped playing it since. The game is massive, so much content I feelThe best batman game EVER!!!! I picked it up at midnight and haven't stopped playing it since. The game is massive, so much content I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface.

    Gameplay: Nothing too different from the previous Arkham games but this does it better. The old mechanics have been polished moving it into the new generation of gaming. The batmobile is fun to play and so far I'm enjoying the tank battles, but hopefully we see some variation later in the game.

    Story: Although a little predictable for the more knowledgable batman fan, the majority of people will fall into the hook. Like a movie it's best enjoyed by just letting the narrative take you on the journey rather than trying to guess the ending. Im loving it so far though.

    Visuals: cant fault a thing. It doesn't look as good as the order but it is like 10 times bigger than the order in terms of content. The characters look great, the special fx are probably the best i've seen in a videogame, i really enjoyed the big scale moments (infamous second son is a close second).

    Overall I am loving the game so far and can't wait to 100% it.
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  4. Dec 29, 2016
    9
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100
    Deutsche Review - Kritik

    Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln verstanden?
    Dann sind hier meine Punkte.

    Mein persönlicher Score = 86/10
    Mein User Score = 9/10
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  5. Jan 1, 2016
    8
    This game is really good.
    Batman Arkham Knight may do a lot of things differently than from the previous entries in the series, but it's
    This game is really good.
    Batman Arkham Knight may do a lot of things differently than from the previous entries in the series, but it's still a well made Batman game. The game looks absolutely gorgeous on the PS4, and the detailed open world gives a well-made representation of Gotham. The amount of detail put into it is great, and even gives homage to some other DC superheroes such as Superman and Aquaman. The game retains what it already has in the Arkham games, but has some smaller improvements on top of some familar gameplay. However the biggest difference being the inclusion of the Batmoblie. This new feature is a hit or miss; it feels great to drive around Gotham and take on enemies with it's battle mode, but there is a lot of high-action combat that mostly takes place in the Batmoblie. Almost no boss battles or important fights take place on foot. There's hardly any boss fights to begin with; it's mostly just you/Batman investigating crime scenes, finding the culprit, and fighting their goons and stopping their plan. It may seem like a big deal, but the gameplay, story, characters, missions and the replay value this game offers make you truly feel like the Dark Knight.

    Batman: Arkham Knight gets an 8/10.
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  6. Jul 6, 2015
    7
    Batman: Arkham Knight is a game that I wanted to blow me away, did it? not really, it's a same that is rushed, sloppy and overall, anBatman: Arkham Knight is a game that I wanted to blow me away, did it? not really, it's a same that is rushed, sloppy and overall, an impressive game but a complete mess. The story isn't very impressive, the Arkham Knight is just a ridiculous let down and the ending is just stupid, Scarecrow isn't really used at all and you meet him like twice, I adored the previous three games but this one did not do much for me, except for the environment, graphics and gameplay, story wise was just a big no. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2015
    0
    I would have to say that the game plays extremely well. Having said that I would like to just say the bat is amazing but this game is not. II would have to say that the game plays extremely well. Having said that I would like to just say the bat is amazing but this game is not. I am not hating just to hate but the boss battles are as simplistic and boring as can be and honestly that's my favorite part of video games. There are many missed opportunities in this installment of the arkham series and the reliance on the bat mobile is shameful. Riddler challenges??? Really??? Again??? I am not a full blown trophy hunter and if I was it wouldn't be for these lame city scouring adventures. This is of course my opinion and and if you disagree then it is not a problem but I could never recommend this to anyone. If it's gonna "end" then let it end with dignity and respect. PROTOCOL: Unimpressed. Expand

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