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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 699
  1. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    Como fan de la saga este juego fue lo mejor que jugué en mucho tiempo, me encanto de principio a fin, la calidad que Rocksteady nos tieneComo fan de la saga este juego fue lo mejor que jugué en mucho tiempo, me encanto de principio a fin, la calidad que Rocksteady nos tiene acostumbrados. La historia es impresionante y muy conmovedora, el gameplay divertdísimo y los personajes espectaculares como siempre.
    Me encanto.
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  2. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    THE BEST BATMAN:
    I know PC users are having problems, but i don't care and simply don't give a damn, I've got the ps4 version and its
    THE BEST BATMAN:
    I know PC users are having problems, but i don't care and simply don't give a damn, I've got the ps4 version and its amazing, addictive and well done, sometimes the Batmobile could be frustrating, but at the end its a necessary tool, people that complaint about it its because haven't beat the game yet, i really recommend it, and users also complaint about the 30 fps in xbox, yet again i don't give a damn, thats why i bought ps4 before this **** game console wars. Its your fault for choosing a lower console.. this game deserves a 10/10
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  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. Dec 18, 2016
    9
    Arkham Knight is a spectacular finale to arguably one of the best video game trilogies. The Arkham series has accomplished a great deal.Arkham Knight is a spectacular finale to arguably one of the best video game trilogies. The Arkham series has accomplished a great deal. Unfortunately, the game falls apart due to its story, because of a lack of input from noted series lead writer and Batman writer Paul Dini. Clearly it was influenced by other popular Batman stories, particularly film both live-action and animated. The batmobile is also the most divisive in the series. It can be the greatest vehicle in the game, or the worst depending on who is playing. Expand
  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 11, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is cool, better than Arkham Asylum, but even Arkham Origins was better (in my opinion). For me the best in the franchise was Arkham City, because it had an interesting story and the twist in the end (Joker turning out to be Clayface) was unpredictable. This game had also a twist (the Arkham Knight turning out to be Red Hood, a.k.a. Jason Todd), but we saw it coming (or at least I did). I rated this game 7 out of 10 (I would rate 7.5 but I can't) because it did had fun moments like the first battle with Batmobile, the return of Azrael and Hush, playing as Robin, Catwoman and Nightwing... But there were somethings that ruined the game for me. The following things I'm going to say were things that would have made the game perfect for me:

    1- A DIFFERENT TITLE: I did not give 7 out of 10 because of the title I just think that Batman: Arkham Knight should be Batman: Arkham World, because the game is not only about the Arkham Knight, but there's also a lot of other villains involved in the main story such as Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley...

    2- LESS BATMOBILE ACTION: Come on Rocksteady... Is it called, as the guy from Honest Trailers say: Arkham World of Tanks? No, it's called Batman: Arkham Knight. The batmobile was cool for fast travel, some riddler challenges and boss fights, but don't make us play the Batmobile more time than we play as Batman...

    3- NO JOKER HALLUCINATIONS, BUT A JOKER TWIST INSTEAD: Would you rather have Batman have hallucinations about the Joker or would you rather have a twist where Joker is actually alive and Clayface was the Joker that was burnt in the beginning of the game? It would even even make the alternate intro make sense.

    4- MORE VILLAINS: Where's Mr. Freeze, Victor Zsazz, Ra's Al Ghul (who survived Arkham City) and Bane? I could put more names on the list, but I would run out of characters... This game introduce Pyg and Man-Bat. but where are the others? Did Scarecrow not hired a big muscle like Bane to brake Batman... Just saying.

    5- ROBIN, NIGHTWING AND CATWOMAN HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE AND SEPARATE MISSIONS: Wouldn't it be cool to fly the skies as Robin and go after thugs. I'm taking this idea from Arkham City where you could swap between Batman and Catwoman.
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  7. Nov 23, 2019
    0
    Bought this game on sale after seeing all the high review scores. Never played any of the previous Batman games. I played the game for aboutBought this game on sale after seeing all the high review scores. Never played any of the previous Batman games. I played the game for about an hour and then became frustrated by the lack of tutorial, guidance, gps, navigation system. I didn’t know where to go or what to do. Stopped playing it and never went back. Expand

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