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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. 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: 76 out of 596
  1. Jul 7, 2015
    10
    AMAZING GAME just incredible The story may be predictable but it still a great story and the gameplay improves from the previous 3 games andAMAZING GAME just incredible The story may be predictable but it still a great story and the gameplay improves from the previous 3 games and the puzzles are just simply hard but when you complete them you have a sense of completion the batmobile is a great addition to the final arkham game but the tanks can be repetitive and the sidequests are also kinda repeated but it's still great the riddler is still not part of the main story but his riddles are great I'm struggling with the riddles but the trophies can be found throughout the story. I'm giving this game a 9/10 but i'm giving it a 10 because of the pc users complaining on all versions Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    I was intimidated by some reviews and how they.....disliked the mechanic of certain things like the batmobile and said it had a horrible andI was intimidated by some reviews and how they.....disliked the mechanic of certain things like the batmobile and said it had a horrible and cliché plot. So when I went to pick it up yesterday it was like god was postponing my chance to play it. HOWEVER I was amazingly pleased with what I got. I admit that the batmobile was hard to use at first but as time progresses I mastered it. I wont say this persons (and refer to him as "this person") name but it was amazing to see this person, that whenever I saw this person, I would stop what I was doing just to here the words this person had to say. Enjoying every bit of it. I no longer thought possible for a upgrade in any aspect of fighting. But, as Sefton Hill himself said, there was still so much they could still do. And they did. the fighting was awesome and flashy, kind of felt like I was playing some sort of Japanese fighting game with the flashy booms and colorful streaks you left behind with a punch, and the combat is as smooth as ever if not more so then ever before especially with the new edition of dual play. I also believe the predatory was amazing, considering that with gameplay they showed so far, they still made it hard as hell. There would even be times that up to 15+ men would be n one room. And there is enough things in there that can aid you in taking on those 15 dudes. The plot is something I wont spoil but will say it is more interesting then recent DC comic titles and I NEVER felt like the batmobile out did the Bat himself. Of course I prefer flying (yeah when you upgrade him far enough you can un officially flying around Gotham to the point I should be wearing a red cape......which you can as a bonus skin), but when duty calls I love taking the Batmobile for a spin(still trying to learn how to do a donut). Another thing is, is that I was scared of the possibility of a empty Gotham. LOL NOPE, it is littered and riddled with side quests and riddles. and there are some very cool ones, like the mysterious identity snatcher(yeah were have I heard that one before) and creature that flies around causing a mistaken of identity with the thugs around the city( who also provide a ton of easter eggs to characters we all love and know) . Honestly I aint a professional reviewer and I probably said some things no one gives a flying rats ass about, and was probably as informative as a hyped up friend who know less then you do. But if you where ever like me, scared , nervous, and very curious but had to retreat from the internet for 5 day so you would not be spoiled. Then I beg you to get the epic conclusion to a game we waited for 4 years 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. Jul 11, 2015
    9
    I really enjoyed this game, and personally, would give it a 10. However, although it doesn't seem to affect me much, there are obvious andI really enjoyed this game, and personally, would give it a 10. However, although it doesn't seem to affect me much, there are obvious and important problems. The combat and stealth are just like Arkham City, in general, and so is a lot of the game. This is a good and bad thing. Lack of originality, however Arkham City was heavily praised for this system, which was (and, in my opinion, still is) amazing. Which was actually really similar to Assassin's Creed, although I haven't seen much negativity about that (and at the same time I don't know which one developed the combat first). There was also the Batmobile, a common problem. It took over the game often. I really liked it, but there was still too much of it in the game. The storyline is great, and it's a really long one (the full thing, however the main story is just over average in length, but a very good story no matter how far you go). With the combination of the quality storyline and the decent open world, it makes for a huge game. Arkham City still remains slightly better, but Arkham Knight is a good game. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2015
    8
    The final entry in Rocksteady's Arkham knight series is a mixed bag; while technically impressive and incredibly fluid, the overall feels likeThe final entry in Rocksteady's Arkham knight series is a mixed bag; while technically impressive and incredibly fluid, the overall feels like a missed opportunity. The story is quite good but most certainly the weakest out of the franchise due to the fact that it's predictable(with one exception that saves the story from being weak) and 80% of it takes after director Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises. The combat is excellent, easily the best in a Rocksteady game to date; the voice acting is top notch, the characters are great, the graphics are amazing. And that's all the pros of the game.
    The side missions are fun but weaker than the ones in Arkham City; the Riddler challenges aren't that interesting anymore since they've been done again and again; and the batmobile, which is a mixed bag in and of itself. It feels very fluid and fun to drive it throughout the(rather small and lifeless) city, but the part where it turns into a tank and fights drones, while fun, gets a little repetitive at one point.
    If you are a Batman fan like I am, then you certainly must buy this game; if you're not, you might still enjoy the excellent combat and entertaining batmobile rides. Love it or hate it, this game is a good, albeit faulty, send off for Rocksteady's version of the The Dark Knight.
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  6. Jun 24, 2015
    7
    Batman: Arkham Knight follows the adventures of Batman in this latest installment of Batman games. I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum inBatman: Arkham Knight follows the adventures of Batman in this latest installment of Batman games. I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum in this short review. Please keep in mind that this review is subjective, as well as my opinions do not necessarily reflect a gaming experience on other platforms.

    In my opinion, the presentation of the game is very good. The game has a very high level of detail and graphical fidelity. At the same time, the framerate is generally smooth and consistent. As graphical glitches are rare and far between, the game looks great and provide the player with great visuals. The audio is very good as well with nice environmental effects, good voice acting and a very good soundtrack. While some minor audio problems may occur once in awhile, it does not detract from the general impression. Overall, both the visuals and the audio help the player to have an immersive experience.

    As for the story, Scarecrow is back and it is up to Batman to stop him and his band of other villains. The game structure is divided into a main storyline and side missions. As such, the player have some influence over the pace of which to complete the game. It is worth mentioning that the storyline is rather linear and predictable, and some people may find the plot to be weak and a bit dull overall. However, it is possible to do various side activities and missions which add a little bit of variety to the game.

    Many of the game mechanics are very similar to previous installments. Batman has the ability to move around on the ground or in the air, and much of the fighting consists of hand-to-hand combat. The combat segments feel fluid and smooth, with a blend of fast-paced moves and slow motion knockdowns. Fighting styles and moves can being upgraded as one earn skill points and XP. Further, it is possible to acquire various gadgets which can be purchased with skill points among others. A new addition to the series is the ability to use the Batmobile. By using the Batmobile, the player participate in car chases and races, as well as fight enemies, for instance vehicles and tanks.

    In terms of gameplay however, the enemy variety is rather limited which may be off-putting to some people. At the same time, the boss battles are somewhat mediocre, and the game may seem a bit easy for a player who is familiar with these kind of games. While the introduction of Batmobile adds more gameplay, some people may find it to be overused at times. The racing sections may feel out of place once in awhile and the combat sections involving the Batmobile lack a bit of variety.

    In summary, Batman: Arkham Knight is a mixed bag of positives and negatives. In my opinion, it is a good game and I would definitely recommend it for the fans of the series. For other gamers who are not very familiar with the Batman games, Batman: Arkham Knight may be a bit generic and uneventful at times. However, I would still recommend the game for fans of action/racing games when the price drops.
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  7. Nov 1, 2015
    0
    For all of the hype this game is really boring. I thought it would be fun but its really drawn out and the controls are horrible. You have toFor all of the hype this game is really boring. I thought it would be fun but its really drawn out and the controls are horrible. You have to use the bat mobile all of the time and I really could care less for it. The combat is so easy and unsatisfying compared to other games like Mordor, Sleeping Dogs and Mad Max. The missions design is very linear and often relies heavily on gimmicks. There is nothing pure fun about the game play at all, it all seems like busy work. I was expecting much more and I am always trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing. All in all disappointing and I will play when I am really bored. Expand

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