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  • Summary: Developed by WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the enhanced version of the game created by Rocksteady Studios. The Wii U version delivers the same impactful story and gameplay as the original title, this time with enhanced gameplay mechanics and features made possibleDeveloped by WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the enhanced version of the game created by Rocksteady Studios. The Wii U version delivers the same impactful story and gameplay as the original title, this time with enhanced gameplay mechanics and features made possible with the Wii U and its unique GamePad. Batman: Arkham City is set in the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an vast Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    100
    Batman: Arkham City is one of the best games ever created, no matter the platform. It’s engaging from beginning to end, the production values are first rate, and on Wii U there’s an extra level of depth to the experience. You can't go wrong with an outright purchase.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 23, 2013
    92
    Armoured Edition is an excellent superhero's sandbox. The BatGamePad-gadgets work nicely. [Jan 2013]
  3. 90
    Even if you don't play Batman's story again, just the extra content is enough to justify the purchase.
  4. Dec 2, 2012
    85
    It looks like Nintendo have finally grown a pair and are willing to partake in an older gamer's market - delivering mature, dark, and often violent titles like Arkham City. It is also a comforting display of loyalty from a brilliant studio like Rocksteady, who haven't just ported the game, but honestly had some genuine fun with the new hardware of the Wii U.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 15, 2013
    84
    A treat for the dedicated Nintendo-heads. Others should stick to 360/PS3 GOTY edition. [Feb 2013, p.74]
  6. Feb 3, 2014
    80
    An outstanding experience that will throw the player into Arkham's sombre environments. This game is able to turn nearly everyone into a Batman follower, whether they're ready or not. An essential title which perfectly ties exquisite story-telling with near-perfect gameplay mechanics.
  7. Nov 18, 2012
    70
    It took things that already worked perfectly and shook them until they cracked. Not shattered completely, but undoubtedly broken, just a little bit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    10
    This is the best Wii U launch game by so far. Yeah, maybe it's one year later, and it's suppose that there is not going to be anyone to playThis is the best Wii U launch game by so far. Yeah, maybe it's one year later, and it's suppose that there is not going to be anyone to play this one. Anyway, it's the same game, simply the great and brilliant game released on 2011. Nothing changes, even the technical aspect. But if you've played another versions, specially the GOTY one, you are going to waste your money shamelessly. This game is great for those who haven't played the game, or simply are Nintendo-Batman fans. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    Must have for a Wii U owner, Nintendo need more games like this, it uses the gamepad in the best way and have extras like harley queensMust have for a Wii U owner, Nintendo need more games like this, it uses the gamepad in the best way and have extras like harley queens revenge or riddler puzzles give a lot of hours of gamaplay. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Such an amazing game. Have literally no words. Great graphics and gameplay and story with the classic voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman andSuch an amazing game. Have literally no words. Great graphics and gameplay and story with the classic voices of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as Joker. The Wii U version adds features that make a great game even greater. Highly recommended. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2013
    9
    this is my favorite version of the game and also i think one of the games that show the true potential of the wii u, i recommend this tothis is my favorite version of the game and also i think one of the games that show the true potential of the wii u, i recommend this to people who like action, stealth, or just have a wii u and still haven't tried the game out yet. This version also comes with all of the dlc and skins like the game of the year edition and it also has some awesome wii u exclusive content including the new interface, the B.A.T mode and a bat suit that fits a millionaire vigilante more than that old piece of cloth. Expand
  5. Dec 31, 2012
    9
    Last year, Batman Arkham City was released one of the best games ever released.Now, for the launch of the Wii U, Arkham City returns in theLast year, Batman Arkham City was released one of the best games ever released.Now, for the launch of the Wii U, Arkham City returns in the form of Armored Edition. It contains the full game and the various Downloadable Content; now including Wii U gamepad specific features.
    The plot remains untouched. Evil Master Mind, Hugo Strange, is put in charge of Arkham City, a closed off part of Gotham, where criminals fight for control. Batman get
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  6. Dec 26, 2015
    9
    A year before I played Batman Arkham City I was talking to a Gamestop employee and he was asking me if I needed anything while in the store, IA year before I played Batman Arkham City I was talking to a Gamestop employee and he was asking me if I needed anything while in the store, I said I was just looking around, basically it got to he was asking me what genre's' I liked and after I did he told me I should try Batman Arkham Asylum. I just thought he was insane and should go to an asylum (clap clap clap). I just kept looking around and eventually left. I figured Batman games would be just like any other superhero game, absolute crap. A while later one of my friends who made let's plays on YouTube started a let's play on Batman Arkham Origins. I found it to be a kind of cool game, so I picked up Arkham City when I got my Wii U. I quickly became addicted to it and finished it within a few days. I had never dreamed a superhero game could be so great. It has it's minor flaws, the biggest one I can think of is that the gameplay can get repetitive, it uses a similar formula for every time you have to go do something. Go into this building, fight some dudes, do a predator mission (I'll get back to that) then interrogate somebody or beat up a main villain. But it really doesn't feel too much like that when you're playing it, it always feel fresh and suspenseful. Predator missions are easily my favorite part of this whole franchise. It's really because you're free, you can do several different types of things to defeat your opponents. Basically you go in this giant room, and you can go into vent shafts on the ground or sneak around, or you can travel with your grapple gun and switch between multiple gargoyles at the top of the room. This game is just fabulous, it's so cheap, but I would pay a full $60 for this game any day. Oh yeah, did I mention you can play as Catwoman as well? Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2014
    5
    I played Asylum on the 360 and thought it was one of last gen's best games. The Wii U version is a buggy mess. There are framerate issues andI played Asylum on the 360 and thought it was one of last gen's best games. The Wii U version is a buggy mess. There are framerate issues and all around it looks like a very lazy port from WB Montreal (that's right...Rocksteady couldn't be bothered to do it themselves) just like most 3rd party games on the Wii U. What I think happens is they port straight over from the 360 and that's it...no optimization, effects, shading, nothing! So it just looks off. I tried the PS3 version and it looks and runs better so I know it's just the Wii U version. But performance not withstanding...this does not messure up to AA in the slightest. It's probably a game that didn't need to be made but they had to. Expand

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