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  • Summary: Return to Arkham and experience two critically acclaimed titles from the last generation - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously releasedReturn to Arkham and experience two critically acclaimed titles from the last generation - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content. Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum -Gotham City's high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman's legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious super villains. Batman: Arkham City sends players soaring into Arkham City - a heavily fortified sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City. Batman Arkham City introduces a brand-new story that draws together an all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 1, 2016
    85
    If not for some graphical and framerate issues, Batman: Return to Arkham would be one of the best remasters out there.
  2. Oct 25, 2016
    80
    Batman: Return to Arkham includes the first two episodes of the franchise, of course with all the DLC and content released so far. The graphical improvements are impressive, with new models and animations.
  3. Nov 1, 2016
    80
    Return to Arkham contains two fantastic games, with a visual upgrade. Both games are still fantastic, but Asylum has lost some of it's charm. Also both games suffer from occasional framedrops, but nothing drastic. So this is definitely worth your money!
  4. Oct 26, 2016
    75
    This was the 4th time I’ve played Arkham Asylum and it still holds up. I’m not crazy about the $50 price point for two last gen games with no new features, but that’s a slight nitpick.
  5. Oct 25, 2016
    71
    Two excellent games, but sadly not so well remastered. The character models and their suits look very well, unfortunately the rest of the game looks fewer dark than the original release and we don't have any improvements on the framerate. If you never played the Arkham series before maybe you should look at this collection, the rest of us not.
  6. Oct 24, 2016
    70
    Two classic games made to look notably worse than they did over five years ago, which is one villainous masterplan even Batman can’t foil.
  7. Oct 22, 2016
    60
    Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are amazing games, but this collection doesn't stand up to the same quality. The visuals have been improved, but at a loss of the dark ambiance of the originals. The 30 fps frame rate isn't locked, with the occasional stutter marring the experience. Worse, there's no new content available here. If you own either game on PC, there's no reason to get Return to Arkham.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Oct 19, 2016
    10
    Enserio, los gráficos son fenomenales, solo lo único que es el brillo, pero dejandolo de lado, es un juego increible, te lo recomiendo a pesarEnserio, los gráficos son fenomenales, solo lo único que es el brillo, pero dejandolo de lado, es un juego increible, te lo recomiendo a pesar que diga IGN que solo para los que quieran iniciarlo, sé que te va a gustar si eres fanático de Batman Arkham, el Joker, Batman, Gordon, Joker enfermo, entre otros, las definiciones todas detalladas, si quieres comprarlo, no lo dudes... Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2017
    10
    this game is awesome it has everything that i needed
    the quality of game has been improved and it gives you a great feeling while your
    this game is awesome it has everything that i needed
    the quality of game has been improved and it gives you a great feeling while your playing it
    the bat suit of arkham city is soooooo real looking but bat suit of arkham asylum is not what you expect
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  3. Dec 7, 2016
    10
    Finally on our PS4 we have the best Trilogy Video game ever made for Batman

    Arkham Asylum Arkham City Arkham Knight Better graphics
    Finally on our PS4 we have the best Trilogy Video game ever made for Batman

    Arkham Asylum
    Arkham City
    Arkham Knight

    Better graphics for sure than PS3

    Great Return to next Generation as Return To Arkham

    Thank you Rocksteady
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  4. Nov 14, 2018
    8
    As with nearly all lazy remasters, this edition simply adds a more acceptable graphics layer to current gen gamers but fails to really addAs with nearly all lazy remasters, this edition simply adds a more acceptable graphics layer to current gen gamers but fails to really add anything that warrants a purchase for those of us who have played these games countless times already. This is more of a collecter's piece and I still love the hell out of these games unconditionally. I wish there was more, though, than just replaying them for another platinum or a refresher on what the stories were. Expand
  5. May 2, 2017
    8
    Very good but unfortunately not great. I will talk about each game seperately.

    - Arkham Asylum is a HUGE improvement from the PS3 title.
    Very good but unfortunately not great. I will talk about each game seperately.

    - Arkham Asylum is a HUGE improvement from the PS3 title. The graphics are very good, some minor issues from the PS3 version are also fixed, and in general, I had great fun with it. Even if I played the gamemany times, I couldn't stop playing it till I make it platinum!

    - Arkham City on the other hand is a bad bad port. Seriously, there are hundreads of bugs and glitches, the cinematics are problematic and seem to run in 15 fps and even the graphics sometimes seem really weak. I don't know how on earth did this happen! City is my favorite Arkham game by far and I cannot comprehend how did they manage to make it look older than Arkham Asylum. I hope they fix the problems. Luckily, it contains all the DLC.

    Having this info in mind, the bundle is a MUST for those who haven't played the games, but whoever owned them in previous gen consoles, Arkham City's problem's won't go unnoticed.
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  6. Oct 26, 2016
    7
    The world’s greatest detective is back on the PS4 and Xbox One in an HD collection; the collection consists of Arkham Asylum and, Arkham City.The world’s greatest detective is back on the PS4 and Xbox One in an HD collection; the collection consists of Arkham Asylum and, Arkham City. Does this series need an HD collection or should it have just with the last generation of consoles? let’s find out.

    Arkham Asylum (2009) and Arkham City (2011) come storming in on the PS4. In Arkham Asylum you are confined to one location filled with Gotham most notorious criminals, you have one target in the game though the Joker. After an incident at the mayor’s office in Gotham city, Batman captures the Joker without any fight, upon the arrival at Arkham immediately the Joker breaks free to un-foil a plan to poison Gotham’s water supply and to get to Dr. Young and the titan; a drug that DR. Young developed which is a stronger venom than what bane uses. So your job as the caped crusader is to find an antidote to the titan and stop the Joker, along with your journey you will have encounters with other “famous” Batman villains such as Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and Bane, but your main objective defeat the Joker.
    In Arkham City, you start playing as the irregular billionaire Bruce Wayne tied up in a room being beaten by DR. Hugo Stranges henchmen (Tyger). Leaving the room you realize you have become a prisoner in Arkham City, strange then talks about protocol 10 and to make matters worse in this case he knows you are Batman. You are in an open world this time in the Arkham franchise, during your time here you will have your main quests with side missions and content. In this installment of Batman Arkham franchise, you have your main story bringing down Hugo Strange and, stopping protocol 10 ,but there are stories on the side like the Joker dying with a severe illness and, Ra’s al Ghul and the league of shadows that you can complete as you progress through the main story.

    When it comes to gameplay Rocksteady revolutionized a combat style that we see many games do today the free flow combat style, where you can bounce from enemy to enemy unleashing devastating attacks. While you are not using hand to hand combat you are using stealth takedowns using your gadgets like the Batarang, explosive gel. When you are not in combat you are flying around using your grappling hook and collecting riddler trophies.

    Verdict: Batman return to Arkham has its appeal to people if you have not played them on the previous consoles, but after the Arkham Asylum you feel a little burned out and are in no rush to go right into Arkham City. These games are really fun and good to play but you get burned out on them after the first game

    Score: 7/10 Batman Return to Arkham.
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  7. Jun 22, 2019
    1
    I have to say this is one of the worst if not the worst game I have ever played, I constantly run into glitches and poor game development andI have to say this is one of the worst if not the worst game I have ever played, I constantly run into glitches and poor game development and its just overall a horrible game that ruins the name of Batman. I highly reccomend anyone interested in getting this game try it beforehand because in my opinion it is a huge waste of money. Expand

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