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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 529 Ratings

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  • Summary: Batman is dead. It is now up to the Batman Family - Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin - to protect Gotham City, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. You must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save Gotham from chaos. Your legacy begins now.Batman is dead. It is now up to the Batman Family - Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin - to protect Gotham City, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. You must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save Gotham from chaos. Your legacy begins now. Step into the Knight. Gotham Knights is a brand-new open world, third-person action RPG featuring the Batman Family as players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman's death. An expansive, criminal underworld has swept through the streets of Gotham, and it is now up to these new heroes to protect the city, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops and fear to its criminals. Players must save Gotham from descent into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own version of the Dark Knight. Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 78
  2. Negative: 5 out of 78
  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
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 23, 2022
    10
    I love this game, i just cant stop playing. You have to try, dont go for the reviews.
  2. Dec 22, 2022
    10
    Im a arkham fanboy, but i'm loving this game, loved the city, and how gotham is more alive in this game, the gameplay is fun, and i liked theIm a arkham fanboy, but i'm loving this game, loved the city, and how gotham is more alive in this game, the gameplay is fun, and i liked the characters, i dont know why the media critics are so harsh on this game Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2022
    9
    This game is one of the most overheated games I’ve seen . It is really good at the story is amazing. The cut jeans are good, but they don’tThis game is one of the most overheated games I’ve seen . It is really good at the story is amazing. The cut jeans are good, but they don’t use of the graphics to their peak potential. One main complaint, a lot of people talk about was how they did not like the combat system. I have thought this through and I think that people are just bad at this game and they won’t admit. Because instead of button mashing, like in the Arkham city games , Gotham Knights has timed attack’s. Like the meme say , that sounds like skillet shoot me Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2023
    5
    The combat was pretty mid, just seemed to lack any real depth at all, the voice acting and characters are hit and miss. There have possiblyThe combat was pretty mid, just seemed to lack any real depth at all, the voice acting and characters are hit and miss. There have possibly been just too many batman games the last decade that Harley, Freeze, Clayface, etc. feel a little too well worn and tiring. Its bad, just average. Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2022
    2
    Wow. Where to begin. Let me start off by saying what a massive disappointment this game was. Everything to the gameplay it the performance.Wow. Where to begin. Let me start off by saying what a massive disappointment this game was. Everything to the gameplay it the performance.

    The Gameplay: The gameplay in GK was a huge let down. We went from a smooth free flow combat system in the Arkham Games to….this. It feels clunky, slow, and unpolished. Not to mention the RPG elements in the game just don’t work. These type of Batman games don’t function well with RPG elements. Damage numbers and level scaling is absolutely ridiculous. This game loves to level gate players from certain missions. It almost forces you into “grinding” the open world to level up.

    The Performance: Don’t even get me started on this. 30fps CAPPED on console. Absolutely unacceptable for a “next gen” only title. That fact that there is no performance mode is disappointing. Even with the capped 30fps, the game still dips below into the low twenties, making the game feel like a slideshow.

    The Story: The story in this game was just “ok.” It certainly wasn’t memorable compared to any of the Arkham games. I won’t go further into this due to spoilers. Surprisingly the story is what carried me through the game.

    The Characters: Just to be clear, I love the concept of a bat family game. Robin, Nightwing, Redhood, and Batgirl are all cool characters, just not in this game. I think the biggest problem for me was their voice acting and their dialogue. A lot of it was very cringey and had terrible delivery. I’m disappointed as Batgirl and Robin are some of my favorite side characters in the comics.

    The Art Style: Once again we have another disappointment on our hands. Everything from the city to the outfits of the characters. Gotham city looks completely uninspired and boring compared to any other depiction we’ve seen in comics, video games, or movies. It just feels like regular city, not Gotham city with its dark gothic atmosphere and architecture. The character art style in this game is also bad. The coolest and most comic accurate skins are locked behind the deluxe edition paywall. In conclusion, I was massively let down with this game. I don’t recommend anyone buy this. Save your money. The performance, the gameplay, and several other factors just make this game so unenjoyable. I hope this review helps.
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  6. Oct 25, 2022
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Cool, bad and bad........................................................... ... Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2022
    0
    Worst Batman game ever. Just BAD!! Missions are lame, characters are boring and the fight is very repetitive. don't buy it.

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