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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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  1. Positive: 82 out of 89
  2. Negative: 0 out of 89
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 11, 2015
    100
    The Bat could not have hoped for a better send off. Graphically astounding, narratively compelling, and featuring two utility belts full of new gadgets. This is bat-time very, very well spent. [September 2015, p72]
  2. Jun 24, 2015
    98
    Rocksteady says farewell to the franchise with an utter masterpiece; its best game so far. Each element feels like a love letter to fans and to Batman himself. Batman: Arkham Knight is the perfect conclusion to an excellent saga, and it departs in the same way it once came: leaving us amazed and with great satisfaction.
  3. Jun 24, 2015
    93
    Batman Arkham Knight is the best entry in the series. Rocksteady knows perfectly how to explode the formula established years ago, making amazing additions in terms of gameplay. You must play this game.
  4. Jun 19, 2015
    90
    This is the best superhero fantasy we’ve ever enacted, and we’re so sad it’s over.
  5. Jun 25, 2015
    90
    The technical aspects are not only eye-popping but they’re also quite stable. The graphics are slick, the sound is stellar, the control is rock solid, and the gameplay variety is downright tremendous. I love the blending of puzzle, stealth, action, and adventure, and you have to give mad crazy props to the overall game design. I still say the story could be less predictable (perhaps give the player a little more credit in terms of literary comprehension) and the Batmobile, as awesome as it can be, is just overdone.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    Jul 7, 2015
    80
    Arkham Knight is certainly a bigger, and in many ways a better game than its predecessors, but those attempts to make it ‘more badass’ do more harm than good. Even so, any frustrations I have with Arkham Knight don’t take away from the fact that I was unable to stop playing for four days straight, frequently in awe. It’s a stunning achievement in many ways, a game of ridiculous polish and obvious effort, and its best moments are good enough to make the worst moments worth bearing.
  7. Jul 3, 2015
    65
    Arkham Knight is distressingly inorganic. Continuing the predictable trend the franchise, the game learns the wrong lessons from its predecessors.

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  1. Negative: 54 out of 690
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    A masterpiece game ... now we have Batman : Arkham Trilogy in video games as Batman : The Dark Knight trilogy in the movies .... well done rocksteady
  2. Jun 26, 2015
    10
    for me this was the best game ive played so far this generation, improved combat from the previous games, outstanding graphics, and by far thefor me this was the best game ive played so far this generation, improved combat from the previous games, outstanding graphics, and by far the best storyline that has been in an arkham game. Not to mention the batmobile was added and seems to have better mechanics than most games that have even more driving. All i can say about arkham knight is it is a fantastic ending to an amazing franchise! Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    The best batman game EVER!!!! I picked it up at midnight and haven't stopped playing it since. The game is massive, so much content I feelThe best batman game EVER!!!! I picked it up at midnight and haven't stopped playing it since. The game is massive, so much content I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface.

    Gameplay: Nothing too different from the previous Arkham games but this does it better. The old mechanics have been polished moving it into the new generation of gaming. The batmobile is fun to play and so far I'm enjoying the tank battles, but hopefully we see some variation later in the game.

    Story: Although a little predictable for the more knowledgable batman fan, the majority of people will fall into the hook. Like a movie it's best enjoyed by just letting the narrative take you on the journey rather than trying to guess the ending. Im loving it so far though.

    Visuals: cant fault a thing. It doesn't look as good as the order but it is like 10 times bigger than the order in terms of content. The characters look great, the special fx are probably the best i've seen in a videogame, i really enjoyed the big scale moments (infamous second son is a close second).

    Overall I am loving the game so far and can't wait to 100% it.
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  4. Oct 7, 2016
    9
    If you have played an arkham game before, you probably know what to expect. Predator gameplay combined with awesome martial arts combat,If you have played an arkham game before, you probably know what to expect. Predator gameplay combined with awesome martial arts combat, which in one sense, is exactly what this is. But in another sense, this is so much more.
    Finally, Scarecrow, one of batman's most compelling villians, gets the screentime he deserves. Arkham knight, an equally fascinating adversary also plays a huge part. And best of all, though deceased, the Joker's duality with Batman is explored as a figment of Batman's imagination. This is an immensely satisfying story that concludes the story exactly how a fan would want it to.
    The gameplay is well varied for the most part. Predator encounters are presented sparingly, and usually with a new strategy required to complete it. Melee portions are pretty cookie-cutter, but come on, those are just awesome; The new environmental takedowns only add to that.
    Where the game goes wrong for many people is the large amount of gameplay in the batmobile, which does get pretty repetitive. I personally have fun in the batmobile, but there are several instances where I spent about thirty minutes dodging and shooting at tanks for a mere side objective. These new gameplay mechanics, would have been breathtaking had they been used for just a few levels, rather than 75% of the game.
    All in all, Batman Arkham Knight presents a compelling open world environment with a variety of challenges while simultaneously delivering the narrative cohesion that was missing from the Arkham City and Orgins.
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  5. Aug 20, 2015
    8
    really enjoyed playing this game... the look and feel of this game has improved greatly from previous iterations. Graphics are great... gamereally enjoyed playing this game... the look and feel of this game has improved greatly from previous iterations. Graphics are great... game play is well balanced and I love the way they are pushing boundaries. I get why some people are complaining with where they went with this, but I personally loved it and have spent hours on end playing it. Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2015
    7
    A little bit of the same, but that doesn't make this a game you don't want to play. Bigger, not especially better. As a fan of Arkham City,A little bit of the same, but that doesn't make this a game you don't want to play. Bigger, not especially better. As a fan of Arkham City, play this if you want more of the same with a nice storyline. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2018
    0
    Super hero car simulator parts **** got to me, they are the most annoying thing i ever had to do in a game

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