Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 5260722
  • Release Date: 08/19/2014
ESRB Rating: Teen
Alcohol reference, Blood, Mild language, Suggestive themes, Use of tobacco, Violence
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (172 out of 178)

Product Details


  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 08/19/2014

Synopsis


When night falls on Gotham and the seedy undergrowth of the city emerges, Batman is there waiting. Ever vigilant, the Dark Knight monitors the city he protects from high above the gritty streets. No one knows his deepest secret — except Dr. Hugo Strange. With Gotham's criminally insane, vile villains and insidious characters confined within the walls of Arkham City, Batman must fight to ensure his true identity remains hidden from the citizens he vows to protect.

Soar inside the heavily fortified walls of Gotham's new maximum security home as the Dark Knight in Batman: Arkham City. This epic world is five times larger than the Asylum, and is home to the city's most devious and dangerous criminals. Glide, soar and grapple through the City as you engage in hand-to-hand combat against enemies or take advantage of Batman's trademark stealth maneuvers. Experience the intense, gritty atmosphere with a brand-new storyline that brings together a new all-star cast of classic characters and menacing murderers from the Batman universe. Now, get ready to expand the exciting, award-winning gameplay of Arkham City with this Game of the Year Edition that features Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Batman: Year One movie download. Once you've solved every crime and mystery of Arkham City, return to the dark and seedy metropolis as Batman and Robin in Harley Quinn's Revenge that features more than two hours of content, including new storylines, enemies, environments and collectables. Seeking her revenge against the Dark Knight, Harley Quinn is leading a homicidal gang of her own and is ready for one last fight against the Caped Crusader.

Features


Arkham City

Experience the engaging storyline, explore the massive prison metropolis and battle vile villains within the walls of located deep in the heart of Gotham

Game of the Year Edition

features the Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Batman: Year One movie download

Harley Quinn's Revenge

Also includes new bonus content which features more than two hours of additional content, new environments, collectables, storylines and enemies

Arkham City

Return to as Batman and Robin to take on Harley Quinn, who has built a murderous gang of thugs to exact her revenge against the Dark Knight

Bundle Pack

Play as Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman across a variety of Challenge Maps with the s

Put your crime-fighting skills to the test in thrilling new Challenge Maps, including Wayne Manor, Main Hall, Freight Train and Black Mask maps

Honor all of the Dark Knight's years of fighting evil and showcase your gaming style with the cool skins

Arkham City

Explore the sprawling new super-prison of , which is five times larger than Arkham Island and features a wide variety of industrial districts, iconic locations and Gotham landmarks

Become The Dark Knight through an authentic Batman experience that features advanced, compelling gameplay, high-impact street brawls, adrenaline-pumping stealth, dangerous supervillain encounters, glimpses into Batman's tortured psychology and more

Battle fearsome foes who bring highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks from every direction with twice as many attacks, counters, takedowns and combat animations

Use Batman's arsenal of gadgets to expand your range of abilities without weighing you down

Encounter a legendary cast of characters from the Batman universe, including Catwoman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man, The Joker, The Riddler and more



Overall customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely GAME OF THE YEAR

    Posted
    JasonTodd
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    Arkham Asylum was a great game, one of the best when it came out. Arkham City takes the greatness of Arkham Asylum and amplifies it by 10. It has everything that a Batman fan could want in a game. You don't need me to review the game for you because I'm sure you can find out more thorough and professional reviews on any one of a dozen gaming sites. I will say though that the Game of the Year version of Arkham City is the one you should get. Yes, the box art is horrendous but look past that. Unlike Arkham Asylum when you had to download all the extras, Arkham City packs them onto the disc. So if you don't have a PSN account or your internet is really slow...no problem. You get tons of extras such as additional costumes for Batman, Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing. You also get additional challenge maps for all 4 characters + the Catwoman Campaign and Harley Quinn's Revenge which takes place AFTER Arkham City. And you get a code to download a Batman animated movie from PSN. My only gripe is that when I tried to download the movie, I kept getting an error from PSN. Not sure what the problem is, but I don't really care for the movie much. Its in HD so it's almost 5gb of space to fill on my PS3's hard drive anyway. Should you get this game? YES. ***But parents be warned: This is not your children's colorful cartoony Batman. This game is clearly intended for an older audience. Its darker, more violent, and full of adult topics and language that you probably don't want your 8 year old to hear. However, this should not be taken as a criticism of the game. I purchased it for myself. My son will not be playing this game.***

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best BATMAN game to date

    Posted
    GameOverEddie

    Batman Arkham City took everything Arkham Asylum did and made it bigger, badder, and so much more satisfying. This is not only one of the best games in this generation it is one of the best games ever. The combat got an upgrade with quick fire gadget shortcuts, Arkahm City is a HUGE interactive playground filled with tons to do. You just want to beat up some poor thugs go for it, want to glide over Arkham City till you're blue in the face? Go for it, want to find Riddler trophies? Go for it. Want to take on side missions? GO FOR IT!! This game has a lot to offer its just insane. Arkham City is a living breathing place. Different villains take control of a different part of the City and the game shows it well. The story, and voice acting is solid Starrring Kevin Conroy as everyone's favorite Batman, Mark Hamill as the always popular Joker, even guys like Nolan North(Penguin) and Troy Baker(Two-Face and Robin) lend their talents. The relay value is just so high on this game as well I suggest going through the main campaign, side quests, Riddler Trophies, Riddler Rooms, Catmwoman Missions, and Harley's Revenge before doing a new game plus. Cool thing also are the skins so just in case you're tired of regular Batman you can also pick other like Animated Series Batman, Batman Beyond, and more. The challenge maps are also fun and challenging as they rank you on how you do in whatever game Mode you selcted it's also a good way to practice as well. All in all this game does Great fan service to Batman fans like myself and is a great game for most gamers that aren't into Batan. Happy Gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games of 2011 at a bargain price

    Posted
    RoaNoCommonSense
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    When Batman: Arkham City was released in late 2011, it took the gaming world by storm and offered up not only a fantastic sequel to 2009's breakout "Arkham Asylum", but one of the best games of the year. In May 2012, the Game Of The Year (GOTY) edition of Arkham City was released loaded with bonus content. With it being at such a great price now, there is no reason not to give it a try and see what all the hype is about. The gameplay is butter smooth, and racking up bone-breaking combos while playing as The Dark Knight is one of the highlights of the Arkham City experience. Furthermore, there is a massive open world to explore, complete with loads of fan service and surprises around every corner. A multitude of puzzles and unlocks scattered throughout the dystopian city give the game a healthy amount of replay value in lieu of an online multiplayer component. The story is very easy to follow, even for gamers who don't know much at all about Batman. However, there are plenty of little nods and winks that hardcore caped crusader fans will appreciate. Throughout the single player campaign you'll experience ups, downs, twists and turns which ultimately lead to a satisfying conclusion. Like its predecessor, the graphics, audio and overall presentation here are unmatched when it comes to superhero games. Aside from having a remarkable level of polish, Arkham City also has a very grimy, gritty feel that creates an ambiance that brings the environments to life. In an unfortunate era of quick movie tie-in cash grabs, it's hard to find a decent superhero game these days, let alone one that ranks as one of the best releases of this generation. However, Arkham City GOTY Edition was up to the challenge, and passed with high marks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great game made even better

    Posted
    SteelDeth
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    Batman: Arkham City is the spectacular follow up to the impressive Batman: Arkham Asylum. The first game confined you to the island and the buildings of the Asylum. In this game, an entire section of the city of Gotham is opened up for you to explore and traverse. An experience that is fun and engaging. The Game of the Year Edition adds the additional Robin and Nighthawk expansions as well as the excellent 'Harley Quinn's Revenge' DLC chapter. The environments are incredible, the gameplay is engaging and fun and all of this contributes to an incredible feeling that you are actually the caped crusader himself. No other superhero game (aside from the prequel) has let you feel so much like the character. Every motion and strike is done with conviction and with the express point of making you feel like Batman. It excells in this. The only negatives are the occasional spikes in difficulty that can creep up on you and the combat can become repetative. The combat utilizes a sort of rythm that feels very rewarding but it can become tedious in especially large engagements. The upgrades and abilities can add variety to this but it doesn't cure it completely. Overall, I had the original version of this game and I had to get the GOTY version to pick up the DLC I had yet to purchase online. For the money, this is one the best games this generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Batman Game

    Posted
    Guatemala
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    It is a very great game for all ages. Highly addicting game that I wish I had bought it when it first came out, but now glad I own the game. Encountering new villains as you progress in the game with new gadgets that help you beat the villains with numerous techniques to defeat them. Puzzling your head when trying to figure out riddles traps & trophies. The plusses are when you beat the basic story line you unlock more features that come in the game such as using Batman: Beyond/ Forever/ Animated/ Dark Night Returns and much others to play your story line oppose to the set batman costume/appearance. Another great feature is switching to Catwoman during story mode once unlocked feature. Overall a very must own game to anyone who loves Batman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best PS3 games gets a great update

    Posted
    marce
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    This excellent PS3 game gets a great update! All the downloadable content is included in the same package for a low price, including Harley Quinn's Revenge additional story line and the Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing bundle packs. This is definitively the version to get if you don't already have the Standard Edition. My only complaint is that this version of the game will not sync up with the Arkham City Standard Edition game saves, creating a whole different set of save files. This is annoying if you have already won the Standard Edition game and want to buy this version just for the Bonus Content. The good thing is that at least all the Bonus Content is unlocked to be accessed from the beginning. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not groundbreaking, but fun

    Posted
    mrmetal
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    Overall, I had great expecations going into this game. I thought Arkham Asylum was the greatest Batman video game ever and one of my favorite games for PS3. I expected this one to go above Arkham Asylum, but it didn't. Gameplay and graphics was very similar, and that tempered the wow-factor. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed playing it and it was worth the $20.00 price tag. I'm just glad I waited and didn't spend the 50 when it came out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but not as great as its predecessor

    Posted
    gethen
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    Good: This game has an awesome story and soundtrack. The gameplay is still very intuitive with a few added tweaks. Bad: The additional missions featuring Catwoman feel unpolished and break the flow of the rest of the game. There was a very comfortable number of hidden Riddler trophies in Arkham Asylum but there is a ludicrous amount in Arkham City. Ugly: The city map is crammed with buildings to the degree that it actually detracts from the environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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