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  • Summary: Batman: Arkham VR is a new Batman story set in the Arkham universe and exclusive to PlayStation VR. For the first time in a Rocksteady Arkham story, Batman: Arkham VR offers players the chance to feel that unique sense of presence in these legendary locations through virtual reality. [Rocksteady]
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Oct 24, 2016
    100
    The scenes you experience while progressing the story are top notch and were a perfect fit for a VR title. At one point, you’re in a morgue and have to use one of our gadgets to scan bodies for shrapnel from an explosion at the Penguin’s hideout. These mechanics also work extremely well with the move controllers, which to be honest, is the best way to experience Arkham VR.
  2. Oct 11, 2016
    85
    This is the best use of PlayStation VR that I’ve seen currently available.
  3. Oct 5, 2016
    80
    It’s not quite ready yet to replace the style and brilliance of the Arkham series as your go-to Batman game, but this could be the beginning of a very special new relationship with Batman, and I sincerely hope we get more like this.
  4. Oct 24, 2016
    80
    Arkham VR is one of the prettiest virtual reality experiences thus far. It is steady, but unfortunately somewhat short. The interaction had us longing for more though.
  5. Oct 7, 2016
    72
    Batman Arkham VR is one of the most intense VR experiences out there, even if it's shorter than other titles, It's a "detective mode" experience, so you probably will miss some other areas, like combat or exploration, but... what it does, it does really, really well.
  6. Oct 18, 2016
    70
    Ultimately, if you don’t mind paying for what could be only an hour of gameplay to experience the excellent story and compelling characters of Rocksteady’s Arkham games, except this time in virtual reality, then Arkham VR will probably be perfect for you and for showing off your new kit to friends and family.
  7. Oct 13, 2016
    50
    Arkham VR is a limited game but a robust experience, with only some replay value through collectable Riddler trophies dotted around subsequent playthroughs. Like many other VR games it serves well as a showcase for the possibilities of virtual reality, but doesn't offer players an experience with any real depth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Oct 16, 2016
    10
    WHAT A BLAST!!!!

    Believe me this an absolute , no THE absolute gaming experience!!! After the first two or three seconds , boom ,your in
    WHAT A BLAST!!!!

    Believe me this an absolute , no THE absolute gaming experience!!!

    After the first two or three seconds , boom ,your in the zone!!! And it s crazy, voir yourself incarnate for almost the real batman, AWESOME!!!!

    10/10 that no need to argue on this!!!Graphics are 10/10 and gameplay and immersive blast 10/10!

    Go get one fast or you pass just to near from the biggest step in gaming for the two last decades !!

    Ricky from QC
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  2. Nov 11, 2016
    10
    Graphics are incredible with great story line. Needs a full fleshed out game. It's like having just a taste and I want more. This is number 1Graphics are incredible with great story line. Needs a full fleshed out game. It's like having just a taste and I want more. This is number 1 or 2 on my list of must have games Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    If you are new to VR this game should without a doubt be your first purchase! Only $20 new and provides one of the most immersive andIf you are new to VR this game should without a doubt be your first purchase! Only $20 new and provides one of the most immersive and breathtaking VR experiences. The story is cannon with the previous arkham game, so it's pretty dark(remember batman was infected with the joker virus). This game was a smooth and polished experience from start to finish without causing any motion sickness or discomfort. The ONLY possible down side is the length of the game is extremely short , I finished the story in one night. BUT, after completing it the first time tons of riddler puzzles appear throughout the world that were thoroughly enjoyable, because I simply was begging for a reason to put on the cowl and enter arkham vr again. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2016
    8
    Another solid launch title with an intense immersive plunge into the world of Gotham. It definitely suffers in the graphic department at timesAnother solid launch title with an intense immersive plunge into the world of Gotham. It definitely suffers in the graphic department at times but the actual depth of the world is AMAZING. The controls work about 80% of the time as sometimes certain gestures aren't recognized by the camera, or maybe I'm just doing it wrong sometimes. Besides that, the story is pretty cool and the controls are really cool as you can use all of Batman's familiar gadgets. I wish we could control things like the batmobile / batwing but honestly it's still a pretty cool game for any level of Batman fan! Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2016
    8
    The best 2-hour game I've ever played, even beats Journey. It also looks stunningly gorgeous on the PS4 Pro. I'd give this a 10, if it was aThe best 2-hour game I've ever played, even beats Journey. It also looks stunningly gorgeous on the PS4 Pro. I'd give this a 10, if it was a full game. Adding driving sections in the Batmobile & Batwing and possibly some combat would also improve the game. The movement system (teleportation) is too restrictive, I wanted so much to move more freely in the beautiful world. As it is, it's still an amazing and unforgettable experience that unfortunately is over way too soon, leaving you desperate for more. Please Rocksteady, give us a full Batman VR game... Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2017
    7
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.4 Gameplay: 7.0 Fun/Story: 7.0

    A great Virtual Reality show with very nice graphics, very immersive, with good
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.4 Gameplay: 7.0 Fun/Story: 7.0

    A great Virtual Reality show with very nice graphics, very immersive, with good definition and nice textures. Despite that gameplay is too limited and linear. Very low duration (about an hour).
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  7. Nov 2, 2016
    2
    There must be a reason why there is no demo for this game and it is only available as a download and no Bluray. Because it is nothing moreThere must be a reason why there is no demo for this game and it is only available as a download and no Bluray. Because it is nothing more than a demo for 20 bucks. Expand

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