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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 148
  1. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    I think that much of the low users scores are because of the bad version in pc, but in ps4 and xbox is incredible. I think that is one of theI think that much of the low users scores are because of the bad version in pc, but in ps4 and xbox is incredible. I think that is one of the best games in 2015. 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 21, 2015
    9
    After three games I wasn't sure Rocksteady was going to be able to keep the magic of the series going for their closing chapter. Luckily I wasAfter three games I wasn't sure Rocksteady was going to be able to keep the magic of the series going for their closing chapter. Luckily I was wrong. They deliver once again thanks to a narrative that pulls no punches, expansions on nearly every aspect of the previous games, and one of the most refined gaming experiences ever created. Some might be turned off by some of the changes to the formula, but it is hard to deny the level of quality this game has. It's one of the best open-world experiences on the market and certainly one of the best superhero games of all time.

    Gotham a huge place to explore and villains have taken over every nook and cranny. Plenty of side diversions are available that will hours to your playtime. Completing them all will allow you to see the full ending. An extra incentive for doing it all. It's not like we really needed one though. Hunting down all of those Riddler trophies might be a pain at times, but going out of your way to tackle some of those other objectives is often just as fun as the main quest. They usually lead to exciting encounters with classic Batman villains with confrontations that conclude in ways that are untraditional for the series. Arkham Knight sure isn't afraid to surprise you with something new and unexpected form time to time.

    As fun as the side-quests are it can be hard to pull yourself away from the main-quest for too long. That's because the story is so fantastic. It's dark, has some great surprises and twists, and shows that Caped Crusader at his most vulnerable. This is one of the most exciting Batman stories ever told, and it's one that will have you dying to see that next cutscene.

    The expected elements of the series are present. The gadgets, the fantastic flow of combat, and others are all back once again. Only they never been smoother. Everything feels incredibly. Rocksteady has polished and refined every aspect of the controls and overall fluidity of the experience. Playing it is as smooth as butter. It might even make the previous games feel clunky in comparison.

    One of the new additions comes in the form of some new playable characters who team up with Batman in certain encounters. They don't play any differently, but it's fun to play as a different character for a bit and use those flashy team takedowns. The other new addition is the Batmobile. It's a centerpiece of the gameplay experience. The amount of control you have over it is astounding. A good thing as you will be using it frequently. Vehicular combat is a big part of the game. Plenty of puzzles are tide to the machines many capabilities as well.

    Some have complained about how much it is utilized in the game, but I personally can't see why. It's a blast to use and adds some variety to the experience that keeps it from being Arkham City 2.0. I honestly don't think this game would have succeeded as well without it, and to be honest most racing games can't handle cars this well.

    Rocksteady concludes their story on a very high note. The gameplay is better than ever and Gotham is filled with things to do. The story dives deep into Batman's psyche and leaves us with plenty of unforgettable moments. Some minor annoyances and a few unfortunate technical issues (it freezes from time to time) are present. However the overall polish the game has makes them almost unnoticeable.

    This is one of the most fun gaming experiences I have had in years. It nails just about every aspect one could hope for a game to deliver in. It stands out as one of Batman's shining moments. To top things off it is easily the best looking game I have ever played. It delivers in ever category and I can't recommend it highly enough provided you've played the other games (the story really needs to be seen from the beginning). It's been a while since I have been this amazed by a game.

    I give it a near-perfect score of 9.9/10.
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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. Aug 13, 2016
    8
    I've liked every game in the arkham series. This is a good ending to an amazing trilogy. You play as batman after the scarecrow hasI've liked every game in the arkham series. This is a good ending to an amazing trilogy. You play as batman after the scarecrow has released his toxin all over the city. There's a new enemy in Gotham called the Arkham knight and its supposed to be a mystery who it was, but it's pretty obvious. I liked the storey and the graphics are stunning. The combat is improved, and there's also some new types of enemies to face. As always there are plenty of familiar villains too. Now in to the bad
    The only bad experience I have with this game that's worth mentioning is the batman mobile. What was at first the biggest selling point of this game and a cool addition becomes a major flaw. It's overused, which makes the game mundane and repetitive. It could of been implemented way better. Your use the batman mobile in combat more then you use batman. With this major flaw, what could of been a spectacular ending to one of my favorite gaming series becomes just a "good" one.
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  6. Sep 14, 2015
    7
    This game is visually stunning, Batman's combat on foot is fluent and justified most of the time, and the tank was a nice addition.This game is visually stunning, Batman's combat on foot is fluent and justified most of the time, and the tank was a nice addition. Unfortunately, the Bat mobile tank, while great, is extremely overused. This became prevalent after the final encounter with Deathstroke, which was so amazing in Origins, was degraded down to a simple hide-n-seek tank battle.

    Other than the overuse of the tank, the story was decent and really made you feel that Batman was fighting to his absolute edge. If you want a good Batman game, with a ton of vehicle combat, then it is definitely worth a few bucks to pickup and play.
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  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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