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  • Summary: With Gotham City's first family mired in corruption, and an old friend now a dangerous adversary, the life of the Dark Knight is turned upside down. What was Thomas Wayne entangled in, and why was he killed? Determined to learn the truth about his father, Bruce sets out to question thoseWith Gotham City's first family mired in corruption, and an old friend now a dangerous adversary, the life of the Dark Knight is turned upside down. What was Thomas Wayne entangled in, and why was he killed? Determined to learn the truth about his father, Bruce sets out to question those involved in Gotham's criminal past. But which mask will he wear - The billionaire, or the bat? Huge decisions will forever change the Batman and the lives of those around him, as he meets the Children of Arkham. Expand

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Oct 3, 2016
    100
    While on the shorter side, episode two comes in swinging and takes no prisoners.
  2. Sep 29, 2016
    85
    Children of Arkham is a less theatric, but more disruptive story to Batman’s lore.
  3. Sep 30, 2016
    85
    It sure would be nice if the gang could clean things up on the technical side as this season marches towards what we all have to assume will be an epic finale.
  4. Oct 17, 2016
    72
    Children of Arkham begins with a couple of great scenes and an interesting plot twist. Unfortunately the central part of the episode doesn't work that well. The QTE-Based fights are dull, and the investigative component which had been one of the distinctive trait of the first episode is completely missing.
  5. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    Children of Arkham picks up where Real of Shadows left off and offers an experience just as enjoyable. The game rewrites Batman's mythology in a clever way and at one point allows the player to chose between playing as Batman and playing as Bruce Wayne. If things keep going this way, Batman: The Telltale Series could very well become one of the best Batman games ever made.
  6. Sep 20, 2016
    70
    By trimming the fat, Telltale has delivered a much stronger episode in its fledgling Batman series. The story's beginning to take a shape of its own now, and more interesting personalities are beginning to come to the fore. While it still feels like the developer's laying foundations, this episode begins with a twist and goes out like a rocket – and that's how we'd like it to continue, thank you very much.
  7. Sep 21, 2016
    40
    Telltale Games continue to be a formidable supervillain, and manage to turn Batman into the one thing he should never be: boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 28, 2016
    9
    it was really awesome,there was many good and hard choices but i think they need to pay more attention to penguin (oswald cobblepot)it was really awesome,there was many good and hard choices but i think they need to pay more attention to penguin (oswald cobblepot) character.
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  2. Sep 22, 2016
    9
    By now everybody should know what to expect from a telltale game. Batman: The Telltale Series follows the same formula. But if you like thisBy now everybody should know what to expect from a telltale game. Batman: The Telltale Series follows the same formula. But if you like this kind of modern visual novels thats not a bad thing. The storytelling is good and the characterization spot on. This is Batman as he should be. If you liked "The Wolf among us", "The Walking Dead" or "Tales from the Borderlands" and if you are a fan of the Dark Knight, this is a definitive recommendation for you. Enjoy. Episode 2 tightens the narrative about the dark secrets of the wayne family. It´s quite suspenseful and nicely told. My main critic is that the episode is a bit short. Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2016
    7
    This episode disappoints so much. The plot continues to be boring, none of the decisions have mattered so far, and the quicktime events areThis episode disappoints so much. The plot continues to be boring, none of the decisions have mattered so far, and the quicktime events are too easy and pointless. Expand