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  • Summary: Batman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely-designedBatman confronts the ultimate threat against the city he has been sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to congeal an imposing array of super villains, including The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to summarily destroy The Dark Knight. The game introduces Rocksteady's uniquely-designed imagining of the Batmobile drivable for the first time in the franchise. Batman: Arkham Knight offers gamers a complete Batman experience as they rip through the streets and soar across the skyline of the iconic Gotham City. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 13, 2015
    95
    Batman: Arkham Knight closes out Rocksteady’s trilogy in a big way. It’s the most epic entry in the series to date in terms of sheer scope for the world and the story it’s telling.
  2. Aug 20, 2015
    92
    An uncompromising, visionary conclusion to Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham Knight is the world's greatest detective in the world's greatest superhero game.
  3. Jun 23, 2015
    90
    The core gameplay of Arkham Knight is nearly flawless, and most players won't even notice my problems with story or dialogue.
  4. Jul 9, 2015
    90
    Batman: Arkham Knight has been billed as the most complete Batman video game experience in existence, and it lives up to that billing in spades.
  5. Jul 23, 2015
    84
    So obviously there were a few things that I didn't like about Arkham Knight and some things that I wished were done better, but overall I did enjoy my time with the game.
  6. Jul 22, 2015
    80
    Batman: Arkham Knight is a very good game, held back from greatness by some odd design decisions.
  7. 60
    The results are imperfect, resulting in an Arkham game that's not as good as its predecessors. But it's still plenty of fun...It's absolutely worth making this trip to Gotham. You'll just wish you could do it without the car.

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  1. Negative: 13 out of 174
  1. Jun 28, 2015
    10
    Arkham Origins (8/10) Arkham Asylum (9/10) Arkham City (10/10) and Arkham Knight (9.5/10) Whereas Arkham City felt "perfect" when I firstArkham Origins (8/10) Arkham Asylum (9/10) Arkham City (10/10) and Arkham Knight (9.5/10) Whereas Arkham City felt "perfect" when I first played it I cannot say the same about Knight. Graphics are superior, the open world is awe-inspiring, puzzles are good, the new combat features such as "fear" and "switching characters during combat" are borderline revolutionary. However...the bat-mobile...as awesome as it is in the game...is just forced upon you and used too much. (And it also feels that almost all the boss-battles, which made Arkham City so great, are bat-mobile fights which is a shame) No Challenge Maps is disappointing. The story, while it has some of the strongest moments in the series also has some of its weakest. It's therefore inconsistent but it does end well I will give them that. Whatever your feelings are regarding the identity of the Arkham Knight...the reveal worked with the story so no complaints there. All-in-all it's the second best Arkham (of the four) and one of the best games released on this generation of consoles. Get it! Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    This game is Batman. If you loved the other ones as I did, then you'll love this one as well. If you're looking for something brand new andThis game is Batman. If you loved the other ones as I did, then you'll love this one as well. If you're looking for something brand new and different from the other ones, than you'll be disappointed. This is everything that I wanted in the game and more! Also, DLC is NOT how I would describe this game since there are none out there except for the preorder stuff. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2015
    9
    So, the finale of Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy arrived (with a slow whimper on PC) and well, it is bombastic to say the least. Is it goodSo, the finale of Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy arrived (with a slow whimper on PC) and well, it is bombastic to say the least. Is it good though?
    Firstly, the game's story, about Scarecrow's plan to take down Gotham and Batman, is very good. The game's story has enough substance and psychological themes to provide a interesting story, whilst having the massive explosions, cameos off the Batman universe. This is provided through good voice acting with Conroy and Noble having good performances. What prevents this story from really becoming great is two things. First, the story is too linear, and could be better with branching paths. Second, the story sometimes depend on the Batmobile too much. Now, the Batmobile is fantastic, controls in both modes fantastic and being very fun, but has too much to do with the main story.
    However, this game shines (ironically enough) through the creation of a dark, gritty City in Gotham. The game's visuals and sound design really help to portray Batman's City as a worn city, taken apart by crime, rioting and anarchism. Gliding over the city shows a great size for the city, with chatter about kids and supercriminals being heard by Batman. The characters add to this, as they are a number of interesting side characters, such as the helpful Nightwing, Robin and Catwoman to the villainous Riddler, Arkham Knight and these characters are involved in a huge number of side missions that make the City feel like a place where characters are existing and actively doing things. These increase the longevity within this sprawling city. AR Challenges add to this, even if they aren't entirely fun due to their separation from the main game.
    The big thing about this game is the combat. The Arkham games have always nailed the balance and once again, combat is very fun here. With even more gadgets and abilities to unlock, the combat is even deeper with more variation and higher hit scores whilst maintaining difficulty with varying enemies. Whilst it's hard to remember all these moves, it's still a great joy to kick ass as the caped crusader in fast paced, free flowing, hard hitting combat.
    So, The Arkham trilogy has gone out with a great bang. This series has shown the potential in using licenses to great effect and sets the standard for licensed games. That is one of the many things we can thank this franchise for, and in particular, this last game for.
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  4. Jun 24, 2015
    9
    Good stuff
    - Fun combat: builds on what the other games did and makes it much better - new enemy types, new combos
    - Impressive visuals -
    Good stuff
    - Fun combat: builds on what the other games did and makes it much better - new enemy types, new combos
    - Impressive visuals
    - Traversal feels fluid and real
    - playing with a sidekick is a nice addition
    - Epic music
    - You feel like Batman

    Bad Stuff
    - Story is surprisingly weak: dialogue feels like a comic book at times (not in a good way). story can be predictable due to some writing issues
    - Batmobile is kinda fun at first but gets tiresome. Would have been nice as an optional mode or with more features to prevent it from becoming dull.
    - sometimes feels like story elements have been left out, possibly for future DLC.

    Summary
    It's good. The bad stuff I said really didn't detract from the experience that much. Rocksteady's goal was to make you feel like the batman and they did just that. If you're not a huge fan of the series maybe hold out for the GOTY edition. If you love the Arkham series I would recommend picking it up now before anyone spoils the ending for you. Hope this review helped.
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  5. Jun 5, 2020
    8
    Amazing game. Expectations were always going to be above what will be delivered. Having said that, the gameplay represents the best in theAmazing game. Expectations were always going to be above what will be delivered. Having said that, the gameplay represents the best in the industry, the story is good, car play unfortunately over emphasized, taking away from being the Batman. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2021
    7
    Game looks fine on Xbox series X with 1800p. The 30fps doesn't bother that much. The input lag is ok. The game itself is good but for me theGame looks fine on Xbox series X with 1800p. The 30fps doesn't bother that much. The input lag is ok. The game itself is good but for me the gameplay felt repetitive, especially with the bat-mobile and uncountable enemy tanks. Also they tried to stretch the game in duration which is a bummer Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    0
    is it the BATMAN game or need for speed? why 70% of time i HAVE to use this machine? no challange in figts at all. graphics is the same as theis it the BATMAN game or need for speed? why 70% of time i HAVE to use this machine? no challange in figts at all. graphics is the same as the last version. no good music. Expand

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