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  • Summary: Enter the fractured pysche of Bruce Wayne in this dark and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series. Batman - The Telltale Series comes to retail as a Season Pass Disc, which includes Episode One, and grants access to the remaining fourEnter the fractured pysche of Bruce Wayne in this dark and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series. Batman - The Telltale Series comes to retail as a Season Pass Disc, which includes Episode One, and grants access to the remaining four episodes in the season as they become available to download. The Season Pass Disc will give you access to a total of 5 episodes as they become available. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Feb 26, 2018
    80
    Amid a glut of other Batman stories, this has become one of my all-time favorites. [Issue #32 – March/April 2018, p. 72]
  2. 80
    Batman - The Telltale Series completely caught me off guard in the best way possible. The scene direction combined with the truly exhilarating action and drama made for an unforgettable experience from start to finish. There can be frequent load times and frame rate drops, but they don't really matter as it never gets in the way of the fun and exciting story. What did tarnish an otherwise fantastic game was the awful save system that failed me multiple times, making me repeat 3 hours of gameplay I had already experienced. But if you can get past that and are a fan of The Dark Knight trilogy or Netflix's Daredevil, you should feel right at home and won't want to miss experiencing this new series.
  3. 70
    Fans should definitely check this game out, though the Nintendo Switch version does lack a lot of the polish seen on other platforms. But if you want to take your Batman experience on the go then this is your best choice.
  4. Nov 24, 2017
    70
    If you’re a fan of Batman and don’t mind the style of Telltale’s episodic point-and-click games this title is worth checking out. Despite its underwhelming technical performance and watered-down visuals, it’s a gritty and violent story that captures Gotham City in a similar way to other modern stories about Batman. Else, if you’re not really a fan of Bruce Wayne and his after hour activities, maybe hold out until another episodic Telltale game based on a different series is released.
  5. Nov 29, 2017
    70
    Batman: The Telltale Series brings together some of the franchise's most iconic heroes and villains, weaving a story that is intriguing and thrilling for the most part. It can be predictable at times, and the game engine is well past its sell by date, but fans and newcomers alike will love what Telltale have crafted here.
  6. Nov 27, 2017
    65
    Not bad by any means, but the seriously plodding pace for the first few episodes kills much of the excitement in Batman - The Telltale Series. Though the game really picks up for a great crescendo in the latter two episodes.
  7. Nov 15, 2017
    60
    While Batman: The Telltale Series pulls off a novel retelling of the titular Bat's origin, it still falls into the same traps that plague much of Telltale's catalogue of games. Low stakes choices, inconsistent storytelling, and short episodes all culminate in a season that squanders all its potential by the finale. This is especially disappointing since there are genuine high points. The relationship between Bruce and Selina is handled excellently, and the concept behind Harvey Dent's downfall is arguably more iconic than ever thanks to the intimate nature of the game. Unfortunately, these moments aren't enough to save the story from unearned twists and a lacklustre conclusion. Batman: The Telltale Series is worthwhile enough for Batman fans looking for an original story sporting a fresh-faced Bruce Wayne, but this is one series that will struggle to win over any Telltale detractors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    Awesome game dude I love it so much bro it's amazing experience Awesome man wow
  2. Aug 18, 2021
    10
    Great game! I’m a DC fan since forever! Don’t understand why the hate of some of the reviews!! It’s a great game! I enjoyed it a lot. GreatGreat game! I’m a DC fan since forever! Don’t understand why the hate of some of the reviews!! It’s a great game! I enjoyed it a lot. Great story!! Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2019
    8
    It is a clever game with a cool plot. Sometimes it is shocking and sometimes the plot is predictable. I had some issues with the frame rateIt is a clever game with a cool plot. Sometimes it is shocking and sometimes the plot is predictable. I had some issues with the frame rate and thanks to this I missed a few of QTE. Choices in this game weren't as game changing as I would like them to be, but it was fun to have a choice. Graphics looks good, I do like the comic art style. I do prefer the switch version over the PC (I played this game on PC 3 years earlier and I had more fun with this game on my switch). Also, Joker is my favourite person from all the DC universe and he was there (btw, I do like Telltales interpretation of Joker). Overall I have spent a pleasant time with this game 7.6/10. It was a good revision of the plot before I started the sequel. (It's worth to buy this game on sale) Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2020
    7
    Solid entry in the now defunct Telltale franchises that takes some liberties with the source material but mostly provides an engaging story.Solid entry in the now defunct Telltale franchises that takes some liberties with the source material but mostly provides an engaging story. The biggest problem is the glitches, which distract from the gameplay, but the rest is solidly executed, from the voice acting to the story telling, which takes some twists but leads to a satisfying conclusion. Seeing how cheap this game is now, too, is definitely worth picking up. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2020
    7
    Very enjoyable game! I always wondered, how Telltale could work with the Batman character, but they really made it splendid!
  6. Jul 26, 2019
    6
    This game is a Telltale Game, which means theirs nothing else special about this game however, if you can find this game for about £20 like IThis game is a Telltale Game, which means theirs nothing else special about this game however, if you can find this game for about £20 like I did then I do recommend you to get this game! Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    0
    I expected an adventure game where my choices would affect the outcome.

    Instead I get an pseudo-interactive movie where my choices are
    I expected an adventure game where my choices would affect the outcome.

    Instead I get an pseudo-interactive movie where my choices are mostly cosmetic, when they are not blatantly ignored by referencing a choice I specifically didn't do. (Plot-hole galore)

    What I certainly didn't expect are the QTE that sometimes take you by surprise and can be more difficult than for an action game. Which would be bearable if on top of this, there was a rewind feature (It use to be the case I believe). Most of the time it does not matter, but when it does and you've failed a critical QTE by one press, you can only restart the whole chapter or accept the pitiful outcome.

    When I want an action challenge, I play Demon Souls, Monster Hunter or Bloodborne. This was meant to be relaxing.

    I see no point enduring more of this : I'll never play another Telltale, ever.
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