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  • Summary: Both Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigateBoth Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Expand

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Batman: The Enemy Within - Official Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Aug 9, 2017
    100
    The Enemy Within really begins to delve into the mind of Bruce Wayne and finds him fighting both against outside forces and his own guilt as he struggles to remain the force for good that he intended to be. I think The Riddler is the perfect villain to help get to the bottom of who Bruce is and what he is capable of doing in the name of justice as Batman. Episode One really set the bar for the rest of the season and I cannot wait to see what Telltale has in store for us next.
  2. 90
    Batman: The Enemy Within hits the ground running with Episode 1 "The Enigma". The series looks extremely promising and this single episode is worth checking out all on its own. Players will be instantly hooked on the drama, and will be dying to see what happens next. Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 can't come fast enough.
  3. Games Master UK
    Sep 7, 2017
    85
    It's a strong start. [Oct 2017, p.81]
  4. Aug 7, 2017
    80
    If you enjoyed the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, the first episode of The Enemy Within is a great start to this season. The inclusion of one character feels a bit forced, like widget just placed to take the spot of an outgoing character, but all in all, the relationships you have to contend with here feel believable.
  5. Oct 23, 2017
    75
    "The Enigma" is a strong episode 1 for this new series, in which Telltale tried to add something new to its formula, with different kinds of QTEs and interesting bounds between the main characters. Now, we just need to see how much of this will actually make the difference in the next episodes.
  6. Aug 10, 2017
    70
    Setting the table for a big adventure to come, Batman: The Enemy Within gives players a window into a larger world. Batman and Bruce Wayne must balance their responsibilities and decisions, giving the player a multitude of ways to explore each scenario. Already there are a ton of path divergences along the way, giving us an entry into a series that will test the limits of the Caped Crusader. For now, a ho-hum, plot-seeded opening episode centered around a disappointingly mundane villain is good enough if a better payoff down the road follows suit.
  7. 50
    Some interesting story developments can't save the first episode of Batman: The Enemy Within from being a tired, simplistic reuse of Telltale's usual techniques.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 18, 2017
    9
    A rare sequel that improves upon it's predecessor - Ep 1 has interesting combinations of QTE's, provides choices that make the player questionA rare sequel that improves upon it's predecessor - Ep 1 has interesting combinations of QTE's, provides choices that make the player question whether they made the correct one, and a change on how relationships are viewed. Truly one of the most entertaining TellTale games to date. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    0
    Worse than ever, TELLTALE is going a way wrong, Batman needs action, if you want to have a good Batman experience, it's better to go to hisWorse than ever, TELLTALE is going a way wrong, Batman needs action, if you want to have a good Batman experience, it's better to go to his comics because they have a better story than the catastrophe. Expand