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  • Summary: In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis.

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Telltale Games - Summer 2017 Update
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Games Master UK
    May 18, 2018
    90
    After a rocky few years, this is Telltale back on top form, with one of our new favourite Batman stories in any medium. [June 2018, p.85]
  2. Apr 18, 2018
    90
    Batman: The Enemy Within is a real treat for all the Caped Crusader fans out there: the second season of Telltale's Batman offers a great reimagining of the Joker's origins, meaningful choices that truly affect the plot, and the usual, well written and intense storyline. Definitely, a must have.
  3. Apr 5, 2018
    87
    Batman: The Enemy Within is an excellent Telltale Games title in story and execution, but probably won't change the hearts or minds of players who want more choice efficacy in their adventure games.
  4. Jun 3, 2018
    75
    With Batman: The Enemy Within, Telltale Games performs no miracles but delivers an epic adventure full of twists and turns, of schemes and colorful characters.
  5. Apr 16, 2018
    73
    Although it improves the result of the first season, Telltale still has work ahead with the license of one of the most iconic characters of DC and their own vision and history.
  6. Mar 30, 2018
    71
    Despite interesting choices that alter events, Batman: The Enemy Within is not quite a stellar experience. Watching Joker come alive as he interacts with Bruce is alluring and the finale is impressive, but the second season squanders the best features of the original season and has the same problems as Telltale’s other recent efforts.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 6, 2018
    60
    The Enemy Within is less unpleasant than Guardians of the Galaxy or Minecraft: Story Mode in the same way catching a cold is less unpleasant than getting a full-blown flu. [06/2018, p.48]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    I liked it a lot until now. The story feels good, if you want a continued story to the first season. The feature, where relationships alter,I liked it a lot until now. The story feels good, if you want a continued story to the first season. The feature, where relationships alter, when you make a decision is also a step forward. Of course the story is still pretty much happening, no matter what you chose, but its a damn good story till now (Episode 2) Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. After Arkham's amazing Joker voiced by Mark Hamill I thought no other video game could top that one, but damn if Telltale didn't do an outstanding job with this one. What a wonderful take on this character, so different and unique from any other version I've ever seen and offering a completely new perspective.

    This game is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Amazing voice acting, great story pacing, tension, build up, lovable characters, character development, very satisfying action... everything is masterfully done! I love the new twist on the Batman world, presenting everything we know in a different light, but staying hardcore true to the Batman spirit.

    The slow descent of John Doe into madness and his inevitable transformation from your best bud to the Joker while you're helpless to stop it was the best thing about this game. By the end of the season Telltale literally had me in love with him.

    Take my 10!
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  3. Feb 19, 2018
    9
    I'm really enjoying this game (in Episode 3 at the moment). The story is great, and there is a real sense that your decisions affect what isI'm really enjoying this game (in Episode 3 at the moment). The story is great, and there is a real sense that your decisions affect what is going on. The choice of moves throughout the fights is a great addition. Expand
  4. May 5, 2018
    8
    Marginal but still noticeable improvement over 1st season in terms of story, but a hell of an improvement in terms of performance, the way howMarginal but still noticeable improvement over 1st season in terms of story, but a hell of an improvement in terms of performance, the way how badly first season ran quite negatively impacted my overall experience, so im delighted Telltale got their tool together.

    In Enemy Within whats most that stands out is the interplay between you as Bruce Wayne/Batman and John Doe/Joker, great and clever writing from Telltale ready made this a unique Joker origin story and offered many morally challenging yet satisfying choices on how you want to forge your relationships with John. It was also fun interacting with supporting cast, guessing with whom you should align, support and work together and what kind of secret agendas they might have. It was really interesting to shape the choices based on those factors. One perhaps annoying bit was that there were few, yet annoying plot holes, for me mainly concerning Catwoman, i dont usualy cry about plot holes but here since Catwoman's my favorite side character, it did do my head in a bit.

    And speaking of choices, just like in Guardians of the Galaxy, it feels Telltale have again made them feel even more impactful, even if it would be an illusion, its bloody well done and you can feel them as the story tends to branch out in several different ways.

    Overall its another great effort from Telltale, hoping for season 3 in near future.
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  5. Jul 17, 2018
    8
    I thought this was a great story and really enjoyed playing it out. Telltale has a great way of bringing personal emotion into their games,I thought this was a great story and really enjoyed playing it out. Telltale has a great way of bringing personal emotion into their games, something you don't find as often as you should when you're role playing Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2018
    7
    Batman: The Enemy Within
    A step back, but not too much.
    Batman The Enemy Within is a 9 and a half hour long choose your own adventure
    Batman: The Enemy Within
    A step back, but not too much.
    Batman The Enemy Within is a 9 and a half hour long choose your own adventure telltale game that takes place across 5 episodes.
    This is a direct sequel to season 1 and the choices you make there will carry over here, so obviously for the best experience you should play that one first… it’s a much better game anyway…
    A lot of things were carried over from season 1, but a lot of the good was just thrown aside…
    I felt that season 1 had a nice balance of batman and Bruce Wayne... here in the enemy within the story is very Bruce Wayne heavy..
    So there are no moments of planning and executing like in season one which was probably my favorite part... there is only 1 moment of linking items to events, and there is little to no detective work…
    this season is very lazy feeling compared to the first though it does run miles better, for the first time in telltale history I ran into 0 hiccups..
    This time it’s a bunch of quick time events with great fighting scenes and dialog choices... this is clearly the final season telltale will be doing with batman so they attempt to go out with a bang and throw as many villains in here as possible..
    This is very suicide squad feeling…
    and you as Bruce Wayne goes undercover and joins them... this leads to tons of dilemma as the story plays out while you try to protect your code and come off as a bad guy at the same time...
    I felt the internal struggle… so the story telling here is actually pretty great... full of twists and turns and dilemmas…
    Though I feel like episode 1 and 5 were the only really great moments for the story.. The middle 3 with the whole suicide squad thing going on is just a little too shallow for me... there are interesting characters that you don’t get to spend enough time with.. they just feel a bit wasted… thinking back it’s hard to even remember what happened in those episodes…
    Batman The enemy Within is a really solid and good telltale game..
    It makes you stop and think… its constantly surprising you… all its missing is emotion and connection to its characters…
    I found myself only really connected to the characters from the first season and that’s only because of how great that season did with character development... it carried over to this one..
    If you hop in here by the end you’ll feel a connection to no one…
    Your enjoyment of this season really does rely on you having played through season 1…
    I give Batman: The Enemy Within
    a 7/10
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  7. Mar 28, 2018
    7
    Batman: The Enemy Within may not be as good as the first season, but it was a pretty fun experience packaged with exciting action and anBatman: The Enemy Within may not be as good as the first season, but it was a pretty fun experience packaged with exciting action and an engaging story -- only if some parts were presented a bit more clearer and the ending didn't wrap up as lazily as it did. Expand

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