Batman: Arkham Knight - Xbox One

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 4886019
  • Release Date: 06/23/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Language, Suggestive themes, Violence
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3336 out of 3423)

Product Details


  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 06/23/2015

Synopsis


The shadows are his home and keeping Gotham's citizens safe is his sustenance. Darkness envelops his every move and his legend lives in the whispers of each passerby. Known by many names — the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, Batman — this man lives to protect. But by pitting himself against the criminals of a city, he has only made his laundry list of powerful enemies grow. One after another, a new and nefarious threat has risen up and one after another Batman succeeded in bringing them down. But what happens when those menacing masterminds join forces? Who will rescue Gotham when a deadly roster of depraved lunatics gangs up on the shadowed warrior? Who will save us all?

The finale to the legendary Arkham series explodes onto your screen in the most adrenaline-pumping storyline yet. The Scarecrow has returned to Gotham City and he has united a terrifying team of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn. For the first time in the franchise, you get to step behind the wheel of the iconic Batmobile as you harness the power of Batman and scramble to outwit the wicked gang after your blood. Tear through the streets and soar across the skyline in heart-pounding gameplay that will suck you in and force you to ask yourself if you have what it takes to save Gotham. Do you have it within you to be the hero the city needs? Or will the villains of Gotham overtake the Dark Knight once and for all?

Features


Arkham

Dive into the explosive finale to the exhilarating series as Batman faces the ultimate threat to the city he is sworn to protect

Contend with an impressive roster of villains as the Scarecrow returns and unites a terrifying array of criminal miscreants, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, bent on destroying the Dark Knight forever

Rev your engine and get ready to experience what it's like to sit behind the wheel of the Batmobile for the first time in the franchise

Tear through the familiar streets and soar across the iconic Gotham City skyline as you become Batman on a heroic quest to save the citizens from the nefarious intentions of his sworn enemies



Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great ending. Bad final game to the Arkham series

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    TubofProtien
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    Batman: Arkham Knight is truly a great story and end to the cape crusader. But it also truly lacks in content and variety to the last two arkham games of the saga. Reason for saying this is that once you beat the story and get the real ending there is really nothing else in the game that brings you back to want more. Sure there are AR challenges but it's not the same as a challenge map where you can fight and beat records without limits. Unfortunately this game has no challenge maps and are replaced by a dumbed down version of it known as AR challenges. Really what AR challenges are is a simulation of certain combat situations. Sounds similar to a regular a challenge map only the difference is it's not as fun and is very short. The only way to obtain regular challenge maps is buying the season pass which is way over priced for 40 dollars. Another thing that is very dissapointing and at the same time awesome is the Batmobile. Why the Batmobile because the game actually forces you to use the Batmobile alot in the main storyline missions and lots of Riddler/side quests as well. Its very awesome to use but when the game abruptly wants you to use the Batmobile every 2-3 missions and use again on most Riddler/side quests it gets very annoying quickly. Finally the last but not least dissapointing key element to the game is the boss battles. SPOILER ALERT! After I beat the end of Arkham Knight but before I obtained the true ending I had a side quest that if I obtained 90% of its requirements I would go and face DeathStroke. By the time I bested him in what I thought was the first part of the battle I hoped for Batman and him to go at it fist to fist. Well no they don't and in the end of that battle I felt extremely dissatisfied and all you do when DeathStroke is out cold is you put him in the Batmobile and take him to GCPD. Almost every boss battle is like this. In the end the game was overall satisfying and fun. Would I recommend this game at full retail price....no but for 40 dollars and under yes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best in the Batman series

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    relkins21
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    I had high expectations for this game with all the hype that it was given, but I have to admit that I skeptical. The previous Batman games in the Arkham collection were mediocre to say the least. Of course all of the previous games were on the xbox 360, which I liked but does not compare to the xbox one in almost every category. I was afraid that this Batman game would be much like the previous ones, in that you spend the majority of the game in fight scenes, blindly tapping the buttons as fast as you can hoping to defeat the enemy. I find this style of game boring and redundant. However Batman: Arkham Knight is a different story. The fight scenes are drastically improved with a specific fight moves that makes the fighting more controllable and actually enjoyable. But that is not even in my top five improvements with this installment of the Batman series. The most obvious difference is the Mature rating. This is a much darker and violent version of Batman ever seen on video game consoles (which I personally love). It really gives you the feeling of the newer movies The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Another obvious difference is that this game has new makers from the previous games. The maker of this game also gave us Grand Theft Auto, and you can tell. It has the feeling of Grand Theft Auto in that it is an open world with numerous missions that are fun and challenging while being different from each other. The Batmobile, gadgets, hacking devices, and detective mode are all features that put the game above average. I was genuinely surprised by this game. It is like Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed, and Watch Dogs all rolled into one with a Batman theme. It is totally worth checking out if you love Batman, or even if you just love good video games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman: Arkham Knight ends the story with a bang!

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    ZerotheVillain
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    Batman: Arkham Knight is the last in the Batman series of games (that have totally revised superhero gaming). It is well-written, with mostly awesome voice acting (a few choices seem odd, like Commissioner Gordon), amazing graphics, and a ton of action. In the game, the Scarecrow has returned and Gotham City must evacuate because Scarecrow is going to release a horrifying new version of his fear gas. But Scarecrow has a partner in "The Arkham Knight," who looks like a mechanized version of Batman. And the Knight wants Batman dead, while Scarecrow just wants to drive Batman mad with fear and torture him with the destruction of Gotham City. Almost all of Gotham City's roster of villains make major or minor appearances. The same goes for Batman's allies. The biggest addition to this final game in the series is the ability to drive the Batmobile through the streets of Gotham City. Not only is the Batmobile good for racing through the streets to chase down evildoers in cars, it also has a tank mode with some pretty serious weaponry. Overall, Batman Arkham Knight has everything most players could want in a new-gen video game. And if you spring for the season pass, you'll also get downloadable adventures for other characters. I've gotten a DLC adventure for Batgirl already. And the Harley Quinn DLC adventure shipped with the first wave of Arkham Knight that went to Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game - just not the best in the series

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    BillB
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    The Batman/Arkham games are some of my favorite games of the last 2 game generations. Asylum was great, City was a masterpiece, and Origins (despite not being developed by Rocksteady) was a worthy entry despite it's lack of innovation. So, like every other Arkham fan, I was excited when the original developers came back to put a cap on their Batman series. And I was left kind of disappointed. For as much flak as Origins gets for being "more of the same", I felt that Arkham Knight didn't add much to the formula other than the upgrade in graphics and the Batmobile. And the Batmobile ended up being my least favorite thing about this game. Don't get me wrong - the combat is as good as any game in the series (and the tag team sequences are cooler than I thought they would be), and traversing the skies via grapnel gun and gliding still feels great - but the Batmobile sequences are underwhelming and feel tacked on. And some, in my opinion, are just plain un-fun. Overall, I still enjoyed this game. I would recommend this to a fan of the series. Just understand that while you may love the bulk of the game, you will probably have a love/hate relationship with Batman's iconic ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another good Batman Arkham installment

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    Dane
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    What can I say that has not been said by the pro reviewers? My take aways. This is a good game in the franchise. I think Arkham City is the best but this is still worthy. The Batmobile mechanics are well done and integrate well tho I feel it is leaned on too heavily. It feels like Batman can't tie his shoe without the Batmobile.The tank battles I felt were fun but I concur it feels like a gimmick and not something I would see in a Batman setting. The story I felt was good. Confusing but didn't get too bothered if I didn't follow it all. A note on DLC's. The Batgirl Matter of Family and Season of Infamy were great. The other short character specific adventures like Catwoman's revenge and the like while good were too short for what they are. Batmobile skins and character skins didn't do much for me. The race tracks were okay. The challenge maps just don't do it for me. The cost of the Batgirl and SOI DLC's are such that if you can, buy the season pass. Best value and it has come down to half of its initial launch price and you can sometimes find it cheaper than that. I got the base game and season pass both on sale. Sure, this game is old news now but is a must have for your library. And none of the PC bugs or performance issues on console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great looking game

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    llEuLoGyll
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    Batman Arkham Knight is a fun and pretty game first and foremost. The story was very solid once you get further in which made it hard to put down. I liked that you start off with some basic gadgets and can advance their uses unlike the previous games where you had to unlock everything in order to use them. The fighting system is very fluid and allows you to keep the combo streaks alive better than its predecessors and I liked the extra abilities within the combat system that they added. Loading times are kept to a minimum. You can run around the whole city without facing any loading time. It only happens when you go into buildings. Now for not necessarily the BAD but less desirable: I feel they forced the batmobile use upon the player far too much. Don't get me wrong, it's a cool vehicle with lots of neat gadgets but WHY force us to use it so much?! Another pet peeve is the amount of riddler trophies and collectibles required to beat him. It just seemed a bit much. The last gripe I have is... I don't recall one single "epic" boss fight. All of the "most wanted" characters went down easily which was a bit of a disappointment. Overall, however, it was money well spent as I put several hours into this game to get the 100% ending. No lies. The ending is a bit... interesting. Have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman's Great Fear? .. Chuck Norris

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    Tedford
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    The batmobile is an excellent additional to the game as a visual, mechanic and character in its own right. It feels like a batmobile should providing both overwhelming firepower and chocked full of so many gadgets James bond himself would be jealous. The non-find riddler challenges are great and I like the addition of the new combo challenges and races. That being said I the series has continued to decrease the amount of actual riddles to solve since Arkham Asylum using the find the question mark instead. This feels kinds cheap and the mechanic was tired back in GTAIII. I have found all the packages I ever want to find, no more thank you. Mark Hamil does an excellent voice acting job, really nailing the tone of his character. Sadly Kevin Conroy (Batman) seems to be calling it in at several points. This woodedness is accentuated by the times he does the voice well. The quest selection process is very nice and from an open world perspective it is done very well. The player is able to choose what they wish to do and not be pestered by an annoying NPC ever 5 minutes (thank you my GTA IV "friends"). Oddly enough the overall game feels smaller though both in terms of raw geography as well as the scope of the missions. The end verdict, play it now and play it often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The finale to the Arkham series doesn't disappoint

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    Kaiju
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    Be the Batman! The story's structure does give you a sense of being Batman. You're the Dark Knight Detective. It's a game with puzzles in addition to the melee combat. Without giving away spoiler details, the plot involves Scarecrow endangering a ton of people. Batman answers the call to defend his city. They also add a good deal of Batman villans but I haven't seen them all yet. The visuals are stunning. You can see the rain rolling off Batman's suit and his cape as he glides through the sky. The combat mechanics are fun. You have a combo meter that you build up to do more cooler, complex moves. The game mixes fast, fluid combat with slow motion to capture some painful moments for the bad guys. The Batmobile is a beast. It can be hard to drive at times but it's interesting how the developers have made it a part of the game. There are some racing / timed missions along with vehicle combat. As you progress through the game's variety of missions, you unlock upgrades that impact your gadgets, Batsuit, combat moves, and the Batmobile. Voice acting is top notch. Kevin Conroy from the animated series returns to voice Batman along with Mark Hamill as the Joker. I'm only about 23% into the game according to my saves, but so far I'm having a blast!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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