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  • Summary: Batman joins up with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac miniaturizes worlds to add to his demented collection of mini cities from around the galaxy. TeBatman joins up with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac miniaturizes worlds to add to his demented collection of mini cities from around the galaxy. Te greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must now unite and travel to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before nothing more can be done. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Nov 30, 2014
    100
    There are jokes, puns, quips, slapstick, a cool Resogun section, puzzles, laughs, cheesy character flight tunes (Superman flying to his theme tune is amusing) and a ton of Adam West to keep a smile on your face for hours.
  2. 80
    With couch co-op for two, LEGO Batman 3 is a picture-perfect game to play alongside children. It can be a bit slow going at the start, but power through the introductory missions, acquire some suits, and things really start rolling.
  3. Dec 15, 2014
    80
    It is a very fun game with quite acceptable longevity and very different things to unlock and to do.
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    74
    I like Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, but I don’t love it as much as I’ve loved previous games in the series.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2015
    70
    Bizarrely, BG drops the open-world setup that's made the most recent Lego games such grand experiences. [Jan 2015, p.86]
  6. Nov 18, 2014
    70
    An engaging and often hilarious joyride.
  7. Dec 2, 2014
    50
    This is a series that refuses to grow, even as it chases an older audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Nov 17, 2014
    10
    This was the best batman game I have played so far. I recommend this to all Lego fans! It was such a fun story mode and I loved how you couldThis was the best batman game I have played so far. I recommend this to all Lego fans! It was such a fun story mode and I loved how you could transform into various types of characters at a touch of a button. The puzzles were original and really got me trumped and challenged at certain sections of the game. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    9
    This is certainly one of the most impressive LEGO games. The map is gigantic — I felt like there was games within the game. Graphics andThis is certainly one of the most impressive LEGO games. The map is gigantic — I felt like there was games within the game. Graphics and colours are more rich and vibrant, and it feels like there's a lot more layers of scenery than previous LEGO games. With this one going into space the possibilities were endless. LEGO games rarely let me down and this one is quite fantastic — but can't wait for another Hobbit or Star Wars, or hopefully Ghostbusters! Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    8
    I love the DC universe and I really love this game but my biggest gripe is that the story is short and that mostly because the game doesntI love the DC universe and I really love this game but my biggest gripe is that the story is short and that mostly because the game doesnt allow you to explore the hub worlds until later in the game when you meet a special character also I wish the hub worlds wasnt so lifeless and I hope they add an gotham city hub world in later DLC Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2015
    8
    More a Justice League game than Batman, but like the two previous episodes (and basically every Lego game) you can really see the love theMore a Justice League game than Batman, but like the two previous episodes (and basically every Lego game) you can really see the love the developers have for the original work, with tons of references, some of the more obscure characters (like Bat-Cow or Condiment King) and an actually good main story. Fans of DC will really be delighted whether it is for the 12 hours main campaign, or for the 15 hours of side quests, exploration and Free Play you'll have to do if you wish to have 100%.

    And speaking of side quests let's talk about the main issue of the game, in this game you don't have an open world like we were used to since Lego Batman 2, instead there is one HUB (the Watch Tower) that is connected to others small zones you can also explore freely but always with a loading time, so you don't have an open world but 9 HUB zones, and (like a lot of other people) I consider this a minor step back.

    Gameplay wise it's still typical Lego games, platforms, puzzles, fights and the absence of difficulty will mix just right to give an entertaining experience (even if the fighting part is always a bit messy), the local coop is very fun and the children will love the art graphics style a Lego game offers.

    Finally the technical side of the game, and once again it is a minor step-back from previous Lego games,for a PS4 game they could really make better effect (closer from the Lego movie) but must of all this game is bugged : you character get stick in walls, the game close itself, etc...).

    In conclusion Lego Batman 3 is still a fun game, but not as much as some older Lego games and therefore this step-back can be annoying, but if you like DC comics and/or legos, and/or child friendly platforming game, it's still a very good purchase choice.
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  5. May 24, 2015
    6
    A good lego Game, but after Lego Batman 2 & Lego Marvel with their great hub worlds and things too do after the story, LB3 falls. rather thanA good lego Game, but after Lego Batman 2 & Lego Marvel with their great hub worlds and things too do after the story, LB3 falls. rather than a big hub world that makes you feel like in manhattan or gotham, here you have small parted sections from the dc universe. there are also planet hubs that can give you an headache and make you stop playing. but i will say that the story is entertaining, the new costumes swap is really helpfull and some minikits are very creative. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2014
    6
    The Lego series has been getting better and better since day one more characters more freedom and alot of more secrets to discover,The Lego series has been getting better and better since day one more characters more freedom and alot of more secrets to discover, unfortunately it seems its taken a small step back with this installment. All the lego mechanics you know and love are here and very familiar, the studio took a different direction with the open world this time around, instead of an big open world as seen in Lego marvel and Lego batman 2 they have set up a number of hubs for you to explore, more specifically all the lantern worlds and the moon this sounds like a good idea on paper but was poorly executed.
    All the hub worlds are round not flat like we are used to so it is hard sometimes to navigate through the terrain the camera jumps all over the place and can get really frustrating, the only hub world that is flat is the green lantern hub but there is very little to do there, i would have preferred all the hubs flat instead of round it get so game breaking that i have to put down the controller and think what to do, it shouldn't be that bad but this is the end game content after you beat the story and you will have a difficult time but you can play it.

    There are little bug here and there but nothing game breaking all and all pretty good. with over 150 character to play as i couldn't be happier, yet the horrible hub worlds are holding back what could have been the best Lego game to date, hopefully in the future they will go back to a big open world like in the past
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  7. Jan 21, 2018
    1
    Unintuitive to many suit changes. Like every two seconds.... all the time. I like playing these LEGO games with my four year old son. This oneUnintuitive to many suit changes. Like every two seconds.... all the time. I like playing these LEGO games with my four year old son. This one frustrates him. But LEGO marvel and Star Wars he can play just fine. Plus too much time in confined areas Expand

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