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  • Summary: Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    Overall Gotham City Imposters is a fun and fast-playing multiplayer game with a great sense of humor. If you're looking for a multiplayer shooter that you can jump into now and again for some quick fun, it's certainly worth a spot on your Xbox 360's hard drive.
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    Gotham City Impostors does the crazy FPS thing well enough so that modern gamers should be satisfied. This game seems as if it had taken a sniff of Joker Juice itself. Chaos truly reigns in the streets of Gotham.
  3. Feb 11, 2012
    Gotham City Impostors shows how far a clear sense of personality and humor can take you even when you're making the same old style of game.
  4. Feb 16, 2012
    A funny and varied action game, but the controls are a bit iffy sometimes.
  5. Mar 24, 2012
    Ultimately, the game's sloth-like progression of the first six or seven hours relies far too heavily on each player's patience. [Issue#120, p.99]
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    Gotham City Impostors is a solid shooter wrapped inside of an entertaining tongue and cheek presentation,which results in a very enjoyable game.The core gameplay is right in line with everything that you would expect in a modern shooter but it just so happens to also include a great sense of humor and and a great presentation style. Batman and shooter fans alike will find plenty to enjoy with the game but end up wishing that had more maps and match types in the long run.
  7. Feb 19, 2012
    At first glance I thought Gotham City Impostors would provide an interesting take on the FPS genre but I was sadly mistaken. This is just Call of Duty with homemade weapons and a quirky sense of humor, except it lacks everything I enjoy in modern shooters. The grappling hook is a fun addition, but in all honesty a good game without a Batman license will always be better than a mediocre game with a Batman license.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    BS game keeps freezing me and taking back to dashboard and i get no xp, other then that its great but fuk that chit. every thing is all good but wish they would fix that, i did a whole good match for damn nothing Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2012
    This is a great FPS, with many interesting concepts. It feels a lot like Call of Duty but with a lot more wackyness gameplaywise. Some places are a little wonky, but its loads of fun at a great price. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2012
    I am not a fan of FPSs at all. I remember extensively playing Doom on the SNES when it first came out and thinking it was awesome, but that is about the extent of my FPS playing aside from about 20 minutes of Call of Duty Modern Warfare. FPSs just aren't my thing, I suck at them and just can't get into them. However, I decided to try the beta for this because it looked interesting, a lot different than BF or COD. After downloading the beta on 360, I played at least an hour or two a night until they finally took it away from me on February 6th. I immediately purchased it on the 8th, as I am addicted to this game. What sets it apart from most FPSs is an abundance of gadgets that allow you to traverse the maps in unique and amusing ways. Need to get from point A to B in a hurry? Use a grappling hook. Or roller skates. Or a $%%*ing glider. The weapons, although many are renamed and repackaged as DIY type instruments of death, are pretty standard fare with a few exceptions. Graphically, the game is pretty good, but it could be a bit more polished. One bad thing I have noticed that is extremely annoying is that on occasion, say 1 out of 5 times, if I start a match my grappling hook won't actually fire. It will sometimes give the appearance of firing, but it won't attach to anything and I will lose out on a checkpoint because I couldn't get to it in time. I can stand there shooting at the same point or different points and it just doesn't do anything. Then there are the problems with organizing matches. About 2 out of 3 matches are fine, but then for some reason I will get kicked out of the match and go back to the lobby, where I am the only person there. And it will stay that way no matter what. I can change games, for instance, switch from Fumigation to something else, but no one else will be in those lobbies either. I am hoping they get these bugs worked out because the game is a blast to play. If this were a full on retail release, I would be more inclined to give it a lower score like a 7 or 8. However, due to the fact that there is a ton of replay value as well as customization in a title that costs $15, I am going to give it a 10. I think they will get the bugs worked out within the next few days, so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2012
    This FPS is a really good buy. The weapons are cool, the game variants are basic and is somewhat funny. There is no single player campaign. The single player is actually a challenge mode where you use your gadgets and whatnot for a time attack to get medals. There are four multi player game variants: Team Deathmatch, Fumigation, Psych Warfare and Bounty Hunter. Team Deathmatch is what it is. Two teams killing each other. The kill limit was 50 but an update made it 75. Fumigation is like Domination in Modern Warfare. Your team has to take and hold "Gasblasters", which emit either Batgas or Laughing Gas, till it hits %100. When it happens the losing team succumbs to the gas and loses their weapons and are left to slap their opponents and die. Psych Warfare is like Griffball on Halo 3 and Reach. The objective is to pick up a battery and attach it to a device full of speakers on the opponents side. Whenever you attach the battery, you have to protect it for 30 seconds. The opponents have to try and detach the battery. If they can't then they get brainwashed and lose their weapons and can try to survive the slaughter for 20 seconds or try and slap their enemies to death. The team with the most successful conections win. Bounty Hunter is like Kill Confirmed in Modern Warfare 3. It is team deathmatch but kills only count when you collect their bounty (a coin). When you collect the bounty the kill counts and you get a little damage boost to your weapon. The kill imit is 50. Now the weapons of the game are really interesting. I am not going to describe all the weapons in the game but I will tell you some of the weapons that don't use bullets. The first weapon is the Boarding Party. This weapon is in a DLC pack and is really cool. This gun shoots out an annoying parrot. It has a homing ability and is used to distract and daze your enemy. The Witch Doctor is also in a DLC pack and is a great weapon but can be really annoying if you are on the other side of the weapon. It shoots out electric balls that can stick or bounce of walls pending on the mod you want. Most weapons have different mods and paint jobs. You can unlock the mods but leveling up and the paint jobs can be unlocked buy completing mod kills, 500 headshots (most weapons) and 1,000 kills. The DLC paint jobs, like Pizza and Dinosaur, are unlocked by buying the DLC packs. The Kitty and Snowflake paint jobs, which were added from an update, can be unlocked by the weekly challenges. The gadgets are another element you have to use and here are some. The Glider Rig is that you get a set of glider wings that can deploy when you are over an air vent, jump off a building, jump off a trampoline or jump off the ground. When you are in the air, you and hit the right trigger and dive bomb your enemies for some damage. The Grappling Gun is what it is and you can use it as a weapon. Just point and shoot to a place you can go to or a person. Ninja Smoke Bomb Is a bottle that you throw on the ground and makes you an invisible blur. The Support items are really awesome and are very helpful. There can be traps, explosives, projectile weapons or healing items. I will give you one of each. One of the healing items is the Care Package. It can give you and your teammates health and ammo and it is a heart shaped chocolate box full of ammo. In the trap items, there is the Toxic Gas. It's a can of beans and can disorient and hurt your opponent when they are in the gas cloud. The projectile weapon which is cool is the Shuriken. You can lock onto 3 people and throw them. Lastly, the explosive item available is the Pipe Bomb. It can bounce off the ground and wall and can deal massive damage. Now the this game comes with power ups which can be earned by either being killed five times or dealing 1,200 damage. The power ups can increase your weapon damage, defense or speed. You choose. The leveling up system is very good. Every time you level up you can unlock weapons, mods, support items, gadgets and costume slots. The costumes are unlocked by costume coins you earn per match. There are some costumes you can unlock by DLC packs as well. There are things that diminish the game. Sometime the gadgets can be glitchy when being used. Some weapons are tooo strong or too weak and some weapons played spam the hell out of. I give this game a 9 out of 10. There are a lot of other thing to talk about but it would take way too much space. It is a great game and is an awesome game when playing with friends. There is a high replay value with this game when it come to feat hunting and the weekly challenges. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    Make no mistake, this game is one of the deepest titles you can get for $15. However, this isn't to say it doesn't have its flaws. Possibly the best feature of the game is the customization of gadgets, weapons and costumes, allowing a level of character customization that puts games like Call of Duty to shame. Though there are onl a few maps and gametypes currently available, more will likely be added in future DLC. As fun and action-packed as it is, Imposters is really held back by its own matchmaking and party systems. Playing with friends is unintuitive at best and non-functional at worst. Thanks to the disconnect-happy, matchmaking system, you'll frequently find yourself waiting for long periods of time before getting into a game, that is if you manage to connect at all. Though the Imposters certainly manage to impress, they will soon wear out their welcome if the matchmaking situation isn't fixed quickly. 8/10 Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2012
    Small matchmaking issues and long load times are minor issues when compared to the amount of fun that can be had with this game. It's a blast to play, customization is great (And you can still get great gear without buying the $100's worth of DLC) , and I can't wait to jump back in and play soon. Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2012
    Game came out incomplete and should've been held off for another month. Game lags, no player rejoin, hosts 3 bar while all others 1 bar, knife is terrible (weak imitation of COD), lobby crashes, teams start unmatched and with no rejoin it stays. Much more negatives, but all in all a waste until updated properly. Expand

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