|Batman: Arkham City (PC, 2011) UK Import|
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Anaheim, CA, USA
|Batman: Arkham City (PC, 2011) (2011)|
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Santa Ana, CA, USA
|Developer Rocksteady Studios returns players to its dark vision of Gotham, where the Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane has been replaced with a walled-off expanse of city streets and abandoned buildings, ruled only by deadly mad anarchy. From a familiar third-person perspective, players resume the single-player role of Batman, for missions of infiltration, assault, recovery, and rescue. Gruesomely outnumbered, the hero's survival still relies largely on stealthy ninja tactics, although open environments occasionally call for cape-aided hang-gliding or grappling-hook acrobatics.|
Although the territory of the new Arkham City is nearly five times larger than the old asylum grounds, Batman's path is sometimes limited by outbursts of gang warfare, usually best avoided. The game also regularly presents puzzles for the Dark Knight to solve, in the gadget-enhanced "Detective Mode." The combat system has been refined, allowing Batman to counter attacks from multiple opponents at once, and to access his gadgets in the middle of a fight.
Set only a year after the events of Arkham Asylum, the game's story begins with Quincy Sharp, the former warden who is now mayor of Gotham City. His plan -- to shut down the asylum, move the inmates to a walled in section of city slums, and hire private security to guard the new borders -- has created a zone of pure lawlessness in the heart of Gotham. It is a city within a city, where inmates are free to roam the streets, stealing and killing as they wish, so long as they do not attempt to escape.
Control of this urban wasteland is now contested by two rival gangs: one led by the Joker, with the help of Harley Quinn, and the other by Two Face, who has called for the public execution of Catwoman -- much to the delight of the other bloodthirsty residents. Side-stories involve more of Arkham's most famously devious and demented recidivists, including Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler. Kevin Conroy again voices Batman, with Mark Hamill as the Joker.
|Game||Batman: Arkham City|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
Average review score based on 31 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
2009 was one of the best release years in video game history. But one game in particular took everyone by surprise – Batman: Arkham Asylum. It shattered the stereotype that all comic book-themed games are lackluster and went on to become the greatest comic video game ever. This week’s sequel had a lot to live up to, and it definitely rose to the occasion.
In fact, this sequel is so good, I think it will dethrone the original as “the greatest comic book video game ever.” The game is just so well made, from graphics and gameplay to story and features, it’s highly polished and an easy contender for Game of the Year.
When you’re not taking on ten dudes at once like a one-man army, you’re using awesome gadgets and stealth tactics to solve the current problem. The game makes you appreciate the fact that Batman is more of a detective than superhero.
Additionally, weaved throughout the story are levels where you play as Catwoman, which keeps the game fresh and prevents it from getting too repetitive. I could go on for hours about why the game is amazing, but i'll keep it short and just tell you that you need this game now.
Bottom Line: Regardless of whether you are a Batman fan or not, Arkham City is an awesome game that anyone will fall in love with. It’s an easy contender for Game of the Year.
This game is all a sequel should be. It builds on the original, adding new features and expanding the existing ones. The only complaint I have to make is after you complete the main story, there isn't much to do. I don't know anyone who would find collecting green question marks for a few hours amusing, just so he could rescue the rest of the Riddler's hostages.
Supersedes the original in every way, which was already a great game to begin with. A much larger area to explore, now with side missions, and much more diverse and challenging riddler puzzles. Far more characters than the original game, a longer single player campaign along with updated Combat and Predator challenges. Both of which can be completed with either Batman or Catwoman playable characters, not to mention Robin or Nightwing DLC! Can't miss PC title with a premier PhysX implementation.
I think the graphics are great but I still think the reviews are overrated. If you enjoy scripted games then maybe you will love it. I like multiplayer games where real people dictate how the game will go and make it much more enjoyable. Another thing is you have to figure out what the developer wants you to do before you can move on in the game,thats the only reason the game will take you a while to play because you have to figure everything out. But it does have some cool gadgets and stuff in the game, just not realistic fighting. very easy for batman to win all the street fights. The install process when you get game from buying a Samsung product will make you hate the game from the start. I almost couldnt get the game to download and install correctly and Samsung and game designer shold be ashamed of themselves. Google the complaints yourself.
Spectacular graphics and effects. Gameplay progresses and forces you to learn new moves, combos, and new ways to approach situations.
I have played 18 hours so far and Im only 38% done. Soo many side missions and you can literally roam the streets beating up thugs forever.
The story cutscenes and sequences are very cool, all the classic Batman characters, this game came under the radar for me... but wow, very impressed.
At release DX11 mode was buggy and low framerate, however there is patch available now and DX11 is working much better.