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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: 58 out of 771
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Отдавая дань всем предыдущим частям, включая эту, вся серия игр Аркхем является лучшей игрой про супергероя.Отдавая дань всем предыдущим частям, включая эту, вся серия игр Аркхем является лучшей игрой про супергероя.
  2. Aug 17, 2015
    10
    I **** love this game.It has tons of content and an awesome story with strong performances from people such as Kevin Conroy and Mark HamillI **** love this game.It has tons of content and an awesome story with strong performances from people such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill and improves the Arkham series on almost every level. 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. Jan 8, 2017
    9
    Great story,great fighting mechanics.Side quests are fun,which is important.I think it is worth the money,you will have a lot of fun with thisGreat story,great fighting mechanics.Side quests are fun,which is important.I think it is worth the money,you will have a lot of fun with this game.Don't know about pc issues,but PS4 version kicks ass. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If this is the final game in the acclaimed arkham franchise, I can say the series will not go out on a sour note. It offers fun, entertaining, varied gameplay, a story which is more about character drama and relationships more than previous arkham games, and great visuals and animations.

    The story centers around batman saving a deserted Gotham from scarecrow and his accomplice, the new villain on the block: the arkham knight. It sounds simple yes, but paired with the amazing performances of actors such as Kevin conroy, Jonathan banks, and John Noble, many plot twists, and the character development and drama that goes on in between segments of bashing thug's heads in, makes it a hell of a ride. While the arkham Knights true identity is a letdown, and comic book fans will know miles away, it has plenty of other surprises in store, and a final act which made me cry tears of joy as they did the establishing shot. Overall, I enjoyed the main story.

    Peppered throughout the huge open world are many side quests to participate in. The "most wanted" jobs consist of you taking out some of gotham's worst, and foiling their schemes. Included are two-face, whose goal is to rob banks, penguin, whose gun shipments must be destroyed, and of course the riddler, who has his ever presence all over the hub with his precious green trophies. One spoiler I am going to include is that deathstroke is in the game, and wants revenge after the events of arkham origins. I was excited, for he was the highlight of that game for me. I expected his boss fight to be arkham origins 5x, But nope, just a tank battle. One spoiler that I am not going to include, is my favorite most wanted mission, which finds batman tracking bodies to a mysterious serial killer, and one of bat man's wackiest foes. That was a better boss battle than deathstroke's. Overall though, these side missions offered much variety and a good 10+ hours of gameplay after the main story.

    The gameplay is as good as ever in this one. It consists of the usuals, beating up thugs with epic free flow combat, gliding around the city from above, and (my favorite part of arkham games) the stealthy predator encounters. Combat is a highlight, introducing many different enemy types and gadgets. Predator on the other hand, falls just short for me in arkham knight. Most of the encounters take place outside, taking away the claustrophobic, enclosed sections that the other games had. The huge new feature though (which you know from the trailers) is the ability to drive the batmobile. I found driving the thing immensely fun, speeding after thugs and militia is extremely entertaining. Tank combat on the other hand. These tank encounters are way too many throughout the game, not to mention they got boring fast after the first 5 or so. The good thing though is that this adds more variety to the gameplay.

    For me, batman: arkham knight is the second best arkham game (the first being asylum.) I had a blast the whole trip, and it is a perfect conclusion for rocksteady's epic arkham trilogy. 8/10
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  6. Jul 29, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game was so close to being legendary but did everything it could to mess it up. The story is great, the side quest are plentiful and the game makes you feel like the world's greatest detective. However, the game decides to ruin everything. All of Batman's enemies are free following the disaster of Arkham City but your only able to fight against a handful of them. To add insult to injury the boss battles are by far the weakest of the series. Several of the boss battles consist of Batmobile fights, aka and generic tank battle. I love the addition of the batmobile but not when I am fighting a featured villain. It is hard not to blame Warner Brothers for the missed connection of this game. I can almost picture Rocksteady telling Warner they need to delay the launch for a couple months to put in the final touches and Warner saying "screw that, release whatever you got and sell the fans the rest over the next six months. Very disappointed by still a good game. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2020
    0
    Worst game ever its poop it's the last game of the Arkham series and its disturbing of how much they done goofed please put it at 75 spot andWorst game ever its poop it's the last game of the Arkham series and its disturbing of how much they done goofed please put it at 75 spot and spiderman at 74 for just one day please at least or forever Expand

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