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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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  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios, Iron Galaxy Studios
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, General, Fantasy, Open-World
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 15, 2015
    100
    Despite the rusting Batmobile at some points, the Rocksteady developers managed to say Batman’s goodbye to Batman flawlessly. All thanks to the powerful story moments that work better than in the previous attempts. [Issue#255]
  2. Jul 2, 2015
    98
    Aside from a few sputters during the animation when entering the Batmobile and the FPS cap at 30, I didn’t experience any of the problems many PC players were experiencing with the game. If any dark, rainy, dirty and downtrodden city could be beautiful, it’s Gotham in Arkham Knight.
  3. Oct 29, 2015
    92
    After four months of work, Batman: Arkham Knight comes as the masterpiece it should have been from day one.
  4. Jun 24, 2015
    70
    Every positive–the twisting storyline, the iconic villains, and the superb combat–are undermined by other factors. Mediocre acting, rough dialogue, and overuse of the Batmobile, leave Batman: Arkham Knight that much less cohesive than its predecessors.
  5. Jan 19, 2016
    60
    Playing as Batman? Awesome. Playing as Batman through repetitive, empty missions? Less awesome. Playing as the Batmobile? Awful.
  6. Nov 2, 2015
    60
    Porting issues aside, Batman: Arkham Knight is a decent enough game. It's not the spectacular swansong we hoped for from Rocksteady, but it's another solid - if predictable - slice of Arkham gameplay, with a couple of great sections along the way.
  7. Jul 5, 2015
    30
    Arkham Knight is the latest, most improved and seemingly last installment in the Arkham series. The whole, justified controversy over its failed launch on PC doesn't do this excellent game justice. We would urge any gamer to refrain from purchasing this game (retail), as there are massive performance issues, which are currently being worked on. For the time being, although the story and gameplay mechanics are splendid, we are forced to cap our rating up to 30. Just like the game's framerate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 499
  1. Sep 15, 2015
    10
    This game is simply fantastic, because it has a story, to really put the willies, the Gameplay is just as beautiful, the graphics are aThis game is simply fantastic, because it has a story, to really put the willies, the Gameplay is just as beautiful, the graphics are a monster (perhaps the best existing to date) characters really well made and with many trick, and clashes really fantastic , largely to the finals or against the bosses, the controls are very simple to learn, and yet is full of moves, for each type of enemy. (I do not understand people who judge the game, for the various problems we had at the launch of the game.) The grades are:
    gameplay : 95/100
    graphics : 100/100
    story 96/100
    location : 98/100
    batmobile : 92/100
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  2. Nov 14, 2015
    9
    Playing for 2 hours already, looking not worse then the previous parts. As a fan of Batman I recommend you to finish the trilogy.
    P.S. facing
    Playing for 2 hours already, looking not worse then the previous parts. As a fan of Batman I recommend you to finish the trilogy.
    P.S. facing no problems with the game.
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  3. Oct 6, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. AK wants to be more of everything, and this is where it fails.

    The basis of the game is solid and where this game simply is an additional version of its predecessors, it works fine: Flying through the city, hand-to-hand-combat, voice-acting and especially the over-arching joker-related parts are superb.

    But where it tries to add onto the tried and true formula, it fails horribly:
    - The new story is just too much of everything. Does it really have to be such a doom scenario?
    - The character of the Arkham Knight is shale and stereotypical. Plus, his vast arsenal of mercenaries and resources going unnoticed is just silly.
    - Technology always was a bit too over-the-top in the Batman universe, but this time, it is just too much to be still believable. The voice imitation device? Instant hacking of everything?
    - Logical flaws (like being allegedly unable to hack a number-pad, because it contains no electrical parts ... wtf? ... just to make you use some admittedly nice surveillance camera trick).
    - The worst offender now is the Batmobile. Sure, it is fun driving around, but it is so grossly overpowered and this whole drone-thing that comes with it is just lame. Reminds me of the old C&C days, where the soldiers (in Germany) were allegedly only robots with green blood. Sure.
    - Framerate drops and stuttering as soon as you call the Batmobile.
    - During an extended and repeated chase scene, you fall through the ground and have to drive for five minutes to make up the lost distance because apparently every tank can drive as fast as the Batmobile.
    - Batman does not kill, but he rams people while going over 100 km/h, be they on foot or in a car. Very meh.
    - Far too many riddler riddles. 247 or so. Artificially bloated gameplay.

    So while the basics are ok and the Joker-Batman-thing is great and the real core of the game, the rest is a major game-design fail.

    And don't get me started on the port.

    This should have been so much better.
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  4. G-K
    Nov 17, 2017
    0
    How Warner Brothers handled this game is just disgusting. Even thoug there were some improvements it is still a very bad port for most people.How Warner Brothers handled this game is just disgusting. Even thoug there were some improvements it is still a very bad port for most people. Be careful when buying this one. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2015
    0
    Worst PC port I have ever seen. SLI doesn't work. 30fps cap. ini tweaks are useless or cause instability. Game runs bad and looks bad. WB andWorst PC port I have ever seen. SLI doesn't work. 30fps cap. ini tweaks are useless or cause instability. Game runs bad and looks bad. WB and Rocksteady should feel bad. Glad I got this free with my 970 because this game is an embarassment. The creators deserve 100% of the circulating negativity and should feel ashamed for distributing this piece of garbage. They chose to out-source the port. They chose to ship the game in this state. Nothing excuses this pathetic release. Sadly the problems with this game seem too profound to fix with a single patch or driver. I predict a long wait for proper fixes. And I doubt all or most of the issues people are having with this game ever get resolved. **** port. Wasted potential. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2015
    0
    The optimization of the game for PC is even worse than Watch Dogs and AC Unity. Thats why you don't pre-order games guys. Don't make theThe optimization of the game for PC is even worse than Watch Dogs and AC Unity. Thats why you don't pre-order games guys. Don't make the mistake of buying this retched pile of crap. Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2015
    0
    Basically a betrayal of all the customers who've pre-ordered it. Battles AC: Unity for buggiest AAA release of recent times, a truly terribleBasically a betrayal of all the customers who've pre-ordered it. Battles AC: Unity for buggiest AAA release of recent times, a truly terrible game release, and people are being charged full price for it? Insanity. Expand

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