- 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
Jul 14, 2015I created a Metacritic account just so I could defend this game. The number of people bashing this game makes me weep for the current gamingI created a Metacritic account just so I could defend this game. The number of people bashing this game makes me weep for the current gaming community.
The graphics are incredible; WAY beyond the previous games and most other next-gen games. It runs at an incredibly smooth framerate, and the controls are very responsive. I only noticed a framerate dip once, when I had Batman run over some over-ambitiously textured water.
Gameplay is pure Arkham, but sufficiently upgraded from the previous games. Knight knocks this out of the park where Origins fell short. The expanded functionality of the Remote Hacking Tool and Disruptor alone fulfill this, IMO. There are far more ways to take down enemies now, both in fights and in stealth, thanks to not only the new features but also the...
New upgrade system! The different tiers are great; it really lets you choose how you want to play the game. I personally invested in stealth, which made the fights a bit harder for me. But that was my choice, NOT broken gameplay.
Fighting received a bit less of a freshening-up than stealth I think, but I don't think it NEEDED much of one. New enemies are the biggest addition, making some later fights pretty darn challenging (a good thing). The dual-team fighting is cool too, although I wish there was more of it.
Stealth gets great new additions thanks to great new gadget options and environmental takedowns. There are some new stealth movement additions as well.
Now to the Batmobile. When it first shows up, you'll wet yourself, because its an Arkham game and IT'S THE BATMOBILE. It's a lot of fun to drive around, though there is a bit of a learning curve (but not bad) on maneuvering it. Other reviewers clearly don't understand this; sorry that this game actually makes you work to be good at something. Taking out thug cars as you're driving around NEVER gets old. I didn't find the battles to be as bad as others make them out to be, though I do agree that the its-ok-to-have-a-cannon-cause-they're-unmanned-drones excuse to be a bit weak. It combines dodging and shooting in an interesting vehicular way, and new drone types definitely mix it up and add challenge later. Of course, the Batmobile gets upgraded with cool new gadgets and weaponry as well. You also use the Batmobile in puzzle situations, which is an awesome feature. I thought the Riddler trophies involving the Batmobile were some of the best. It makes you think outside the box, if you were really comfortable with previous Arkham games.
Overall, this is the best game I've played on Xbox One so far. It looks fantastic, HUGE graphical and framerate improvement from the previous games. It's challenging, thanks to a new gameplay pillar and new additions to the tried and true ones. It's expansive (definitely larger than City) and getting from A to B is even more fun after you master driving the Batmobile. It's dark, which it SHOULD BE because BATMAN IS A DARK CHARACTER. A+ for finally giving us an M-rated Arkham game.
Verdict: 95. Easily. Even if you knock it more than I did on certain things, there's no way a score should ever be below an 85. This game is simply that good. It's fantastic. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't pick it up.
P.S. The way the Joker is incorporated ALONE should win this game several writing awards.… Expand
Jun 24, 2015I'm giving this a 10 to combatant the totally uncalled for 0's on the console versions of this game. It is an amazing game, metacritic is suchI'm giving this a 10 to combatant the totally uncalled for 0's on the console versions of this game. It is an amazing game, metacritic is such a cesspool of idiocy sometimes.… Expand
Jun 23, 2015This game is Batman. If you loved the other ones as I did, then you'll love this one as well. If you're looking for something brand new andThis game is Batman. If you loved the other ones as I did, then you'll love this one as well. If you're looking for something brand new and different from the other ones, than you'll be disappointed. This is everything that I wanted in the game and more! Also, DLC is NOT how I would describe this game since there are none out there except for the preorder stuff.… Expand
Jul 29, 2015+ Darkest batman story yet mixed with the most glorious graphic's ever make Gotham come to life.
+ Plenty of side missions, challenges, and+ Darkest batman story yet mixed with the most glorious graphic's ever make Gotham come to life.
+ Plenty of side missions, challenges, and riddler trophies to keep you busy. Batman's gameplay is perfected and the batmobile is really fun to use, but
- it can take up a large portion of the game and can feel overused. Lack of boss fights. Underwhelming Arkham Knight reveal.
Final Verdict: Despite little nitpicks like few boss fights, too much batmobile, and the arkham knights underwhelming reveal, batman arkham knight still works as a great send-off as the gameplay for batman and his car are perfected and fun to use in a huge and beautiful looking Gotham, backed by one of the darkest batman stories I've seen in any batman related entertainment. It's few nitpicks do lower it from Arkham city, but its still the second best Arkham game out there. 9/10… Expand
Jul 11, 2015Having played through the full story and story+ I am giving this one an 8. It would have been a 10 except for the batmobile. The camera goesHaving played through the full story and story+ I am giving this one an 8. It would have been a 10 except for the batmobile. The camera goes wonky during chase missions that differs greatly from merely driving around the city. That said I really enjoyed the new extensions to the overall gameplay in keeping with previous versions. I wish there were more combat challenges and fewer batmobile challenges, which make up the majority of the challenge content. The story arc was good and the big reveal is foreshadowed to the point that experienced bat people should be able to deduce who the featured enemy's identity is. The use of the Joker is well done and some of his lines are extremely well written (as well as exceptionally delivered by Luke Skywalker). Also, playing story+ especially playing a DLC skin I experienced quite a few crashes. But overall Batman Arkham Knight is by far the best title for Xbox One since GTA. Must play. I purchased the season pass and am very much looking forward to the DLC.… Expand
Jun 23, 2015DLC, that's how I'd describe Arkham Knight. The graphics are sharper but not better than the previous gens versions and the gameplay is theDLC, that's how I'd describe Arkham Knight. The graphics are sharper but not better than the previous gens versions and the gameplay is the same. That's not a bad thing because the other games were excellent but surely we should expect more than a pathetic attempt at Bat tank/mobile sections, that are tacked on and are terrible.
I bought this game on Day One and after doing the same with The Witcher 3 and Project Cars, I can honestly say that I will be waiting at least 2 weeks from now on.
My advice? Wait for this game to go down in price before buying. It's an okay game but not as good as Asylum or City.… Expand
Jun 30, 2015batcrap batcrap steel same batcrap i dun lov it caus it crap it bat crap all the way wen yoo play it yoo well see wot i meen. it crap itbatcrap batcrap steel same batcrap i dun lov it caus it crap it bat crap all the way wen yoo play it yoo well see wot i meen. it crap it batcrap always i sey to yoo… Expand