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Mixed or average reviews - based on 78 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 78
  2. Negative: 5 out of 78
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  1. Oct 20, 2022
    95
    Gotham Knights is up there with Elden Ring as a Game of the Year contender. Its fast, responsive, and action-packed combat is surpassed only by a narrative that had me glued from the very first cutscene. A must-play for fans of open-world titles, and an easy pickup for anyone invested with the Gotham Knights or DC Universe.
  2. Oct 20, 2022
    90
    Perhaps you could argue that the streets of Gotham feel a little empty at times, or that when facing off against a large number of enemies, the combat gets a little messy, but it’s hard to truly find fault with Gotham Knights. It’s an immensely enjoyable adventure from beginning to end, with lots to offer to Batman fans even though they don’t get to play as the caped crusader himself. Don’t let the lack of a performance mode put you off: with stunning visuals, varied gameplay and great online co-op, Gotham Knights is one of the best games of the year.
  3. Oct 20, 2022
    90
    Gotham Knights is a game that draws its line in the sand very early on and rarely wavers. It is a game that emphasizes the importance of support and empathy while sprinkling in every element we've come to expect and adore from these titles along the way. So no, Gotham Knights is not an Arkham game. It neither needed nor wanted to be. And because of this, it thrives.
  4. Oct 26, 2022
    88
    Gotham Knights is a proper super hero open world game. Its story, gameplay and in general experience, were a great return to a Batman game.
  5. Oct 20, 2022
    86
    Gotham Knights is bold and brave. It removes the leading character of the universe in order to focus on those who are often pushed aside. The treatment of the new team is fantastic and as a result, WB Montreal has found new figureheads. While the combat differs from Arkham, it’s still a brilliant system that successfully evolves the formula with performance-based abilities. Some missions are repetitive and traversal lacks the speed and ferocity of the combat. However, the game is a joy to play and perfectly captures the birth and growth of a new band of bats.
  6. Oct 20, 2022
    85
    Gotham Knights is an enjoyable experience led by Bat Girl, Robin, Red Hood and Nightwing, a bunch of heroes that fight together both as a homage to Batman and as a way to keep his legacy alive. The city where the games take place is full of big corporations, criminals and many, many secrets. If you are a fan of open world games and of the superhero theme, Gotham Knights definitely deserves a chance.
  7. Oct 20, 2022
    85
    Gotham Knights is filled to the brim with character and nods to the Bat-Family. While the locked-in 30 FPS might be a dealbreaker for some, the flawless co-op experience Gotham Knights provides is an amazing time for those who want to fight crime with friends. A fully immersive Gotham City for you to travel in your way, either straight through the story, or complete every side mission you can; your time in Gotham is up to you.
  8. Oct 21, 2022
    82
    Gotham Knights is a pretty good experience, especially for those who like superheroes and are familiar with Batman and the other characters. The gameplay is well-developed and the fact that you have four playable heroes, each with unique combat and movement skills, makes it fun. On the other side, though, it has some technical issues, mainly frame rate drops, that are disappointing.
  9. Oct 24, 2022
    80
    In many ways, Gotham Knights is a game that does everything differently from the previous Arkham games, and maybe this is the reason why so many people seem disappointed. An open-world Gotham City, four members of the Batman family to defend civilians, lots of puzzles to solve, and so on, all are part of a package that takes time to discover and which kind of grows on you the more time you give it. Sure, it’s hard to ignore the clunky controls, the performance glitches, and the graphics that need more polishing, but otherwise, there’s a good chance you’ll have a lot of fun playing Gotham Knights.
  10. Oct 24, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights is a beautiful game that tells an amazing story. Fans of Batman and Arkham Knights will definitely like what they see. Still, the game’s over-reliance on grapple and grind can wear thin, even with a terrific nightly progression system that advances main and side missions wonderfully. Final judgment should be reserved for robust multiplayer inclusion, however.
  11. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights succeeds in bringing an action-packed but also extremely sentimental story that explores different characters' reactions to grief and the impact of missing a symbol such as Batman. However, several missed opportunities keep the game from the "unforgettable" title, although it can be considered almost mandatory for Batman fans.
  12. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights is a strange beast: it's the classic example of a result greater than the sum of its parts. Taken individually, the elements that make up the latest effort by WB Games Montréal are full of many small critical issues, yet a video game is the product of the meeting and fusion of these individual parts. Yes, that's right, there are a lot of problems, almost all related to open world management and bland RPG components, but overall the game works and is capable of delivering one of the best Batman and companions stories outside the world of comics.
  13. 80
    Gotham Knights step out of the shadows of the Dark Knight and provide a breath of fresh air with four unique characters that provide a different approach to protecting Gotham. Gotham Knights' combat may feel stripped down, but it still provides some of the best melee combat on the market. Gotham City has plenty of crimes to solve and challenges to get through. It's just a shame some of its traversals can be so bothersome.
  14. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights stands in the shadow of giants, and while it doesn't necessarily stand as an equal, it's a valiant effort. There's clearly a lot of love and care put into the game, and while it doesn't hit every mark, it hits more than it misses. The only thing that really drags it down are some technical issues and a slight drought of unique open-world content to complete. It's a great attempt to figure out how you do Batman without Batman, and this title should scratch the itch of any Batman fan.
  15. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    A diamond in the rough, Gotham Knights is a blast but feels like it could do with a little more polish. Gotham Knights’ vision of Gotham is compelling and filled with charismatic characters you’re going to want to spend time with. There’s almost too much to do here, but you’ll probably be too busy battering goons to care.
  16. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights, orphan of the iconic figure of Batman, takes up the torch with panache. Our heroes honor the Dark Knight for an exhilarating adventure inspired by comic books. The city of Gotham, darker than ever, the technical and nervous fights, and the complementarity of the four vigilantes blow a breath of super-heroic freshness on the universe of Batman. Without being perfect with its camera flaws and sometimes redundant missions, the Warner Games title hits hard and proves that Batman is not the only hero worthy of the name in Gotham.
  17. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights may not be the Arkham follow-up players were expecting. Yet it is an admirable addition to the Batman universe, striving to forge a path of its own. Multiplayer fuels the experience, allowing for seamless crimefighting with a friend. Growing pains may exist with loot, crafting, and progression but it balances out in harder difficulties that reward calculated play and thoughtful tactics. While some may be lost without Bats, this family has found a way to survive.
  18. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    A lot has been riding on Gotham Knights' shoulders but the wait has paid off dividends. Performance issues aside, its gripping story and gorgeous open-world enforce it as a confident successor to the Arkham franchise. Gotham Knights is a robust co-op adventure that embraces the Dark Knight's world wholeheartedly.
  19. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    While it does attempt to carve out its own identity with its slower pace and more intimate storytelling, it’s hard to separate this game from the Batman games of the past. But regardless of its lack of originality, Gotham Knights remains a compelling experience – one littered with intriguing and thoughtful interpretations of characters, and a creeping sense of dread that will keep you rushing through case files, determined to save Gotham from itself.
  20. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights is a surprising game. On the surface, it looks like a lesser knockoff of the Batman games that came before, but underneath that rough exterior is a well-crafted action RPG with outstanding co-op, engaging characters, and a story worth taking time to enjoy.
  21. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    There's a lot to love about Gotham Knights, especially when fighting or traversing the city, but a few hiccups do hold it back.
  22. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Despite the cumbersome gear system and its repetitive combat elements, Gotham Knights largely succeeds as a unique, story-driven adventure that sells the vigilante experience. Its story of a Bat Family in crisis is undoubtedly the highlight, but the game also deserves praise for its open-world presentation, co-op, and detective-based approach to unraveling Gotham's many mysteries.
  23. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    With Batman dead, his four proteges have big boots to fill in Gotham Knights. Thankfully Warner Bros. Montreal has largely pulled it off, creating a Gotham City that's filled with things to do, and letting the four characters' contrasting styles show in combat and their personalities come through in the story.
  24. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Gotham Knights steps out of Arkham’s shadow to provide a great super hero game full of excellent characters. While some of this shine is dampened by inconsistent console performance, it’s gaming’s best take on Gotham that we couldn’t stop exploring.
  25. Oct 20, 2022
    79
    Gotham Knights is a dense and mostly enthralling action RPG with a competent (if predictable) story and the best Gotham City ever seen in a videogame. From a technical standpoint there are some annoying performance issues, and it doesn't look like the game was really meant to be next-gen, but the gameplay is solid and playing in co-op with a friend it's definitely an experience worth trying.
  26. Oct 20, 2022
    78
    Gotham Knights offers an open world-based action RPG experience that will drive fans of DC characters crazy, while resting on controversial narrative assumptions: there are two videogame universes at Warner Bros., but in none of them Batman is alive. Once this obstacle has been overcome, the story turns out to be enjoyable and the characters well written, the combat system is a derivative of freeflow focused on the skills and peculiarities of the individual heroes, the cooperative has fun but does not appear essential. There are many enemies and excellent boss fights, within a structure that in terms of activities appears rather traditional but rich in content. Visually, the game is a spectacle but when it moves it staggers, betraying a series of technical choices that to define questionable is little: what a pity.
  27. Nov 3, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights narrate a very entertaining story with a well-written and endearing quartet of heroes. Its game mechanics work best when it stays linear. However, its open world makes the experience decline with how repetitive it becomes.
  28. Oct 30, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights has good ideas, unfortunately, never reaches its true potential. The combat is fun, but feels less agile than previous Batman games. Also, the open world is full of repetitive missions and the RPG elements are insignificant. However, we had fun with the story, charismatic characters and playing with each hero.
  29. Oct 25, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights is a good game. Gotham is sublime and the four characters offer rich gameplay, with four distinct styles. The narration is mastered and we take real pleasure in discovering or rediscovering the slightly reworked story of the Court of Owls, alongside the well-written heroes. The secondary activities are quite repetitive but others explore the lore pleasantly. Apart from a capricious camera and a few dated elements, we're having a great time there. Even without Batman.
  30. Oct 20, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights is Warner Bros Games' experiment to also bring DC superheroes to open world RPG territory. Given the legacy of the glorious Arkham series, however, the result is a fairly controversial work: a digital playground for those who live off Batman comics and a good diversification system for the four playable heroes do not fully justify a formula in which the quantity dominates quality. The open world that acts as a theater for the adventures of Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood is traditional and repetitive, while the role-playing inspiration - however stimulating in terms of progression - becomes too overwhelming for the narrative and playful rhythm of the production. In general, the major divergences from the Arkham epic are in part the main limitation of the work. While having fun, the Gotham Knights still don't seem to be at the level of their mentor.
  31. Oct 20, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights doesn't know what game wants to be. It has the narrative and structure of a single player game... But also lackluster RPG elements that doesn't add anything to the formula and infinite, repeatable objectives like a MMO. It's not a bad game and we actually had fun with our time with it, but it lacks... something. And it's not Batman.
  32. 75
    Gotham Knights is both something different and something familiar for Batman fans. While the new role-playing elements create some pacing issues throughout the story, the breadth of abilities and ease of progression stop the experience from being as tedious as it could have been.
  33. Oct 20, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights is hampered by a marketing that did not distance it enough from the Arkham series, being a totally different universe that can’t be compared. It has good combat, especially when co-op, and a fun, comic book-style campaign. However, the lack of creativity in some points, activities that look the same and the refinement in general prevent the title from shining more.
  34. Oct 20, 2022
    75
    Gotham Knights is a good game dragged down by a few mechanics that feel a little out of place. The story, characters, and gameplay is really fun, strengthened by a great-looking open world, and tons of stuff to do. The fact that you'll need to do all of it in 30 fps is a big problem though, although some co-op makes up for it a little.
  35. Dec 16, 2022
    74
    Gotham Knights would be a great game, its sandbox approach to exploring Gotham is top-notch and its story keeps you just engaged enough to keep playing. The problem lies in the game’s lackluster combat and endless fighting cycles of beating up the same factions over and over and over with little to no variation to dialogue.
  36. Oct 20, 2022
    73
    Gotham Knights didn’t wow me with its overly familiar objectives, combat, and activities, but it didn’t leave me sour. It’s fun to control some new heroes as they brood over Gotham from its building overhangs and uncover hidden plots against its people. Those heroes are right to wonder if they’re living up to a vaunted legacy. And even if they’re not quite up to snuff, Gotham has enough baddies to punch to make for a good time, whoever you are.
  37. Oct 20, 2022
    72
    Gotham Knights is a game that we've had fun with, but it's also frustrated us. Its main story is entertaining, the few secondary villains are a great attraction, it is full of references that DC fans will fall in love with, and the construction of the superheroes and the relationship between them is one of the best points of the title. However, it wants to be two things at once, without being brilliant at either of them.
  38. Oct 29, 2022
    70
    While it is kept back by plain side activities and poor grinding mechanisms, Gotham Knights does manage to win over the player through its well told main story, the interesting gameplay variation between the four characters and its highly entertaining co-op mode.
  39. 70
    Gotham Knights has a few interesting things going on. It’s just not enough to elevate it to the level of previous Batman games. Now, sure, technically speaking, this isn’t truly a Batman game, as the focus is on his legacy of proteges. But the Arkham series of games has elevated expectations quite high, and while Gotham Knights didn’t hit them, it has moments where it does feel like something interesting is brewing. With more to do in the city, and an easier method of switching characters, perhaps this could be the start of something greater.
  40. Oct 21, 2022
    70
    A worthwhile entry into the DC/Batman game series, Gotham Knights can be a fun experience in single-player or co-op with its strengths lying in variety and its four-Knight team. However, its confusing UI, repetitive stripped-back combat, and lack of stealth options leave it unable to reach the glorious heights of the Arkham games.
  41. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    We had placed a lot of hope in this Gotham Knights. The adventure was pleasant but too imperfect, interesting but not legendary enough; especially for a license around the Dark Knight, even without him in the title role. Too bad then. It is therefore high time for him to come back, and in the most beautiful way.
  42. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    You can't deny Gotham Knights is a spectacle, provides high octane action, and an interesting storyline. It doesn't work great all the way through, but not every game has to be a complex, mindblowing experience. Sometimes accessibility is where all the fun is.
  43. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    Gotham Knights continues the legacy of the Arkham Saga with a standalone adventure filled with action, mystery, drama, and emotional moments; but one that fails to carry its weight. The beginnings of Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood are not perfect, but there is still hope.
  44. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    Gotham Knights' insistence on being a modern open world RPG leads to some gameplay issues and painfully generic mechanics, but there's a lot of fun to be had here nonetheless, and an engaging story to experience. It may not be Arkham, but it's good enough in its own right.
  45. 70
    Gotham Knights does a spectacular job of creating a world that’s fun to explore and learn more about, but not without its technical faults.
  46. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    Did Batman’s mentees manage to carry on without him? They did, buy he would’ve coped better. Gotham Knights has its moments, but its not as fun as Rocksteady’s gems and fails to hit the visual quality I expect from a PS5 game despite running at 30 fps. WB Games Montréal delivered a decent title that satisfies the hunger for adventures set in the DC Universe, but I had the feeling the developers didn’t even try to beat the Arkham series.
  47. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    With Gotham Knights WB Games Montreal delivers a pretty decent and enjoyable action game with structural and balance issues that result in a mere distant echo of Rocksteady's Arkham series.
  48. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    Warner Bros. Montreal took a giant risk with Gotham Knights. Not only did the studio choose to forgo using one of the world’s most famous heroes, but also the top-rated Arkham series. What we have with Gotham Knights is an original setup filled with a great central cast and an intriguing tale of young sidekicks uncovering Gotham’s dark secrets and becoming knights themselves.
  49. Oct 20, 2022
    70
    Gotham Knights is the type of game you so dearly want to love, but time and time again it gives you a reason not to. What Warner Bros. Games Montreal has here is an excellent story with top-notch cutscene direction and a fun combat system, with too many needless and confusing mechanics bolted on top. If you can look past them, there's a genuinely great game here. We recommend trying your best to do so; you'll find a compelling narrative on the other side.
  50. Oct 24, 2022
    68
    A production that hits the hearts of comic fans as unerringly as Arrow's arrow is overshadowed by an extremely flat combat system, inappropriate design decisions and outdated technology.
  51. Oct 27, 2022
    67
    The outer layers of Gotham Knights present quite well and will keep you entertained for hours, but there’s something rotting at the core that holds the game back from ever being anything great.
  52. Oct 20, 2022
    65
    Gotham Knights obviously suffers from its difficult development, which buries a thoroughly fun core under many problems.
  53. PLAY
    Nov 30, 2022
    60
    Don’t expect a successor to Arkham, slavish to the memory of Rocksteady’s games. This 6 isn’t that. It is a good game in its own right, despite some mistakes. [Issue#21, p.74]
  54. Nov 8, 2022
    60
    Gotham Knights is worth playing for its story and characters, but its RPG stylings feel counterintuitive and clunky compared to the Arkham games.
  55. Oct 27, 2022
    60
    Gotham Knights fails to meet the expectations set by the Arkham series, and even though there is huge potential and material to work with, the end products is subpar in almost every aspect.
  56. Oct 21, 2022
    60
    Gotham Knights strings together weird design choices. Whether it be the open world, the combat system or even the co-op: it's all just not fleshed out enough. The potential is there for those willing to dig deeper into this batsoup. But it shouldn't be necessary to dig this deep for highlights. Gotham Knights is the superhero game we deserve yet need.
  57. Gotham Knights isn’t really broken, it simply falls short of what has come before. Superhero games come with lofty expectations these days, and it’s unlikely this entry will meet them for most players. It’s safely skippable for now, but maybe check it out once it arrives on your favourite subscription service.
  58. Oct 20, 2022
    60
    Ultimately, I enjoyed Gotham Knights for what it was – a basic superhero game that provides players with plenty to do. It will not live up to the standard of the height of the Batman: Arkham series, but it's still a fun game, especially if you want to just tune out and beat up some nameless thugs. There is plenty of room for improvement in Gotham Knights, but this game provides a solid enough foundation for future installments, and I enjoyed a game that looked at the wider Batman family rather than focusing on just one character.
  59. Oct 20, 2022
    60
    If the Arkham games are Christopher Nolan levels of invention and genius then Gotham Knights is hanging out down in the DC Extended Universe with Zak Snyder and Aquaman. Set your expectations accordingly and there’s enjoyable entertainment to be had.
  60. Oct 20, 2022
    60
    Gotham Knights is one of those games with a lot of potential that is spoiled by a bunch of questionable game design choices. Without being fundamentally bad, Gotham Knights leaves us with the sensation of an abandoned service game that could have been promising if it was assumed. A game fun to play in cooperation that will remain in the shadow of Batman Arkham.
  61. Oct 20, 2022
    60
    Simultaneously better and worse than you’d expect, with some fun co-op and detective elements but weak combat and muddled storytelling.
  62. Oct 20, 2022
    60
    Look, if you want to jump around and punch people, there are hundreds of other games. If you’re really keen to play a DC action game, featuring a modern and admittedly brave step away from the big black bat, then Gotham Knights is fine enough. It’s just that in the shadow of former Batman titles, in the shadow of Batman himself, it doesn’t impress. It disappoints.
  63. Edge Magazine
    Dec 1, 2022
    50
    Between a legacy it can't quite shake and a jumble of borrowed mechanics that fit neither the format nor the fantasy, Gotham Knights simply isn't it. [Issue#379, p.114]
  64. 50
    As the latest burger off the production line, Gotham Knights is fine. It ticks all the boxes, name-drops all the right characters, has the right voice actors, and is a big, expensive project that looks and plays like it should. At the end of the day, though, you’re still eating a greasy burger with no nutritional value whatsoever. While it’s fine to say “yeah but sometimes that’s fun,” there is a point where we need to acknowledge that this is all some people eat. That’s not healthy and I, for one, am sick of superhero nonsense being such a vacuum of talent producing such mindless output, when the games industry (and Hollywood) could be doing so much more.
  65. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    Because its gameplay is already dramatically simplified compared to that of the Arkham series, Gotham Knights fails to fill the cowl.
  66. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    An average city action that can't be broken even by competent fights and an interesting story with a unique villain. Gotham Knights is a time killer with boring activities in a pathetically dead city, terrible controls, wasted potential and a lackluster graphical presentation. The game feels like the work of tie-breakers who have to look up the word "fun" in the dictionary.
  67. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    Gotham Knights wants you to sympathize with Red Hood, but the game doesn’t do enough to contextualize his existential crisis, and we never see him evolve. He’s just the same angry brute doing the same thing over and over again, mashing that square button like the rest of us...Terrible combat, unnecessary RPG systems, a half-baked ending, and miserable Jason Todd leave very little to enjoy in Gotham Knights. Surely this is not what Bruce Wayne wanted for Gotham.
  68. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    There's a compelling game in Gotham Knights, but it's hidden away behind a messy UX, needless crafting and customization systems, and combat mechanics that have been stretched paper thin to accommodate four heroes. I do believe that WB Games Montreal is capable of greatness, but this isn't the game that Gotham deserves after the death of Bruce Wayne, and it's not the one it needs right now following Rocksteady's retreat to Metropolis for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
  69. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    Gotham Knights ends up being a pretty mediocre experience. The combat is decent, but not varied or tight enough. The story has its ups and downs, with a couple of very strange choices. The visuals are good, but the performance is not up to par, with severe frame drops happening too often.
  70. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    We can only recommend the game to extreme fans of the Batman/Gotham universe as well as people who have this as their first PlayStation 5 game because once you start any other game and see 60fps with good controls, Gotham Knights will be instantly forgotten.
  71. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    Gotham Knights is a messy, directionless open-world RPG that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Its lack of identity means that, just like its heroes, it fails to step out of the shadows and truly shine.
  72. 50
    There are plenty of moments in Gotham Knights that make for a good time - the camaraderie between the heroes is enjoyable, and the city itself looks great. However, the combat is too basic and monotonous to stand on its own, and the story struggles to get going before it falls apart.
  73. Oct 20, 2022
    50
    Gotham Knights sets itself apart from the Arkham series in all the wrong ways, leaving players with a disappointing action-RPG that’s in desperate need of refinement.
  74. Dec 13, 2022
    45
    Gotham Knights is a prime example of mediocrity and lack of direction. With some useful and interesting ideas, it starts promising but is drawn back fast by its repetitive and clunky combat systems that fail to differ much, with a lack of enemy variety, empty-ish world and weak mission design.
  75. Oct 26, 2022
    45
    Stunning visuals and a well-thought story cannot compensate for this game’s lackluster gameplay. Recurrent frame drops, detached development decisions and generic fight mechanics make Gotham Knights nothing more than a disappointing grind-fest and serve as a stern reminder for the cruciality of player feedback during the development cycle.
  76. Oct 20, 2022
    42
    There’s an argument to be made, I guess, that if you stop thinking about it as a Batman game and just judge it on its own merits, it’s not half-bad – but even if you do that, you’re still left with the reality that the game that doesn’t come anywhere near matching up to what the genre is capable of. This is a mediocre game through and through, and Batman branding or no, it’s not really worth your time.
  77. Nov 21, 2022
    40
    Gameplay-wise, Gotham Knights contains good ideas, but in practice it’s mostly repetitive. The puzzles are trivial, and the Batcycle feels as nimble as a belt sander over a slab of wood. Even the fights only require the press of a single button. In short: Batman, may you rest in peace. You deserve better than this.
  78. Oct 20, 2022
    40
    Gotham Knights is a lacklustre entry into the Batman mythos that feels like a major step back from what has come before. Whether it's the monotonous combat, subpar 30fps on console, lack of co-op incentives and strain it puts on the single-player experience or the fact that Gotham is dull and slow to explore, nothing justifies its existence. While its story might offer the occasional glimpse of something that could have been, it gives me no great pleasure in saying that Gotham Knights is my biggest disappointment of the year.
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  1. Oct 20, 2022
    In case I hadn’t made it clear already, I really didn’t like Gotham Knights. It lacks the speed, flow and character of previous Batman games, and its action-oriented gameplay is hamstrung by the 30 FPS lock. It became such an exercise in boredom that I couldn’t bring myself to continue playing — and because I didn’t finish, I’m leaving a score off the end of this review.
  2. Oct 20, 2022
    But Gotham Knights is lacking some of the interpretive moves that made both Rocksteady’s Arkham games and WB Games Montreal’s own Arkham Origins so fascinating and unique. It’s yet another encounter on the same rain-soaked streets.
  3. Oct 20, 2022
    But all these unforced errors are being applied to a framework that’s so solid that it’s still hard not to have fun with it for a decent proportion of the time. The worst thing you can say about the game, really, is that in reviewing it, I’ve been unable to avoid mentioning what’s ostensibly a whole separate series of video games in pretty much every paragraph. That’s how beholden the good in Gotham Knights is to Rocksteady’s work—but that good is still present, nevertheless.
  4. Oct 20, 2022
    I enjoyed my time with these heroes, villains, and this beautiful world. But I am hesitant to return or recommend it, given the choppy framerate and sluggish combat. If you can overlook, you will find an enjoyable open world action game, with moments of levity and wholesomeness. While Batman himself may be dead, it felt great to play in the spandex and capes of his proteges.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 525 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Oct 24, 2022
    1
    We are on next-gen consoles, we are in 2022. And we just got a next-gen game, BARELY running 30fps.
    God of War Ragnarok is coming out soon,
    We are on next-gen consoles, we are in 2022. And we just got a next-gen game, BARELY running 30fps.
    God of War Ragnarok is coming out soon, and it has a 120fps option. That is 4x the fps of Gotham Knights. And Gotham Knights is empty, no civilians or pedestrians, same copy-paste buildings. God of War has crazy amount of details. This is just not good enough.
    First they removed the PS4 released "because it's a next-gen game" they said. So I though WOW it's gonna have amazing graphics. But no......... the reason it's not out for last gen, is because it cannot run on last gen. It can only barely run 30fps on next-gen, it even dips to 25fps sometimes. This game is a mess
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  2. Oct 24, 2022
    1
    Peak of modern gaming is finally here. Huge respect to developers who are making these AAA masterpieces. Story so good, never seen in a gamePeak of modern gaming is finally here. Huge respect to developers who are making these AAA masterpieces. Story so good, never seen in a game before. Combat, fast as lightning and graphics so good, that this masterpiece can barely run 30fps (mostly 20-24fps). So it's very similar experience to playing GTA 4 in 2008. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2022
    4
    Seems like people will defend any game at this point, no matter how generic and badly performing it is. And who could blame them? Gaming is atSeems like people will defend any game at this point, no matter how generic and badly performing it is. And who could blame them? Gaming is at all time low. Gaming has never been as bad, as it is today and that's a fact. In 2000-2010, there were 5-10 masterpieces every single year. Every year. But now? You get lucky to have one or two Good Games. No originality, nothing incredibly new or innovative, awful performance, that's what Gotham Knights is. Hopefully 2023 will be better year for gaming. Full Review »