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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
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  • 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 498
  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 11, 2015
    9
    Epic conclusion to an awesome trilogy ! I am a big fan of the series, Had high expectations prior to release, To be honest when it first cameEpic conclusion to an awesome trilogy ! I am a big fan of the series, Had high expectations prior to release, To be honest when it first came out it had major framerate, texture and constant freezing (specially when driving the batmobile) issues, however all the major bugs have been addressed to, it still has some issues like in some areas (not too heavy in graphics or physics) the framerate still drops from 60 to 40-45, but that aside the game runs at 50-60 fps solid, the lighting and graphics are stunning if you are running in high settings, the story will keep you hooked till the end, from brain stressing puzzles from riddler to the humorous sidekick act of Joker the arkham knight reaches to its full potential to deliver a blockbuster of an experience, the only thing that bothered me was that there was no end boss battle, that's kind of fells like a let down considering the possibilities that could have been (would have given a solid 10), but anyways it is a great game and in my opinion one of the game of the year nominees for 2015 and the best in the series so far ! Expand
  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. Jan 28, 2016
    0
    This game is so bad ported. After all this time and all the patches still totally unplayable. The FPS drops is unbelievable. Totally crap andThis game is so bad ported. After all this time and all the patches still totally unplayable. The FPS drops is unbelievable. Totally crap and would no recommend buying anything from WB anymore. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2015
    0
    this is the worst game in performance ever.the bad graphics lame story drops in framerate texture pop-ins

    chromatic abberation graphic
    this is the worst game in performance ever.the bad graphics lame story drops in framerate texture pop-ins

    chromatic abberation graphic features absent
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  6. Jun 23, 2015
    0
    Es una verguenza de magnitud epica, ya no es solo que te vendan el juego con una politica de DLC y seasson pass abusiva hasta decir basta ...Es una verguenza de magnitud epica, ya no es solo que te vendan el juego con una politica de DLC y seasson pass abusiva hasta decir basta ... es que ademas menosprecian por enesima vez al usuario de PC que tiene que sufrir esta verguenza de port.

    Me alegro infinito el haber cancelado el juego cuando vi el seasson pass.
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  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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