Batman: Return to Arkham - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 5321000
  • Release Date: 10/18/2016
ESRB Rating: Teen
Alcohol and tobacco reference, Blood, Mild language, Suggestive themes, Violence
$19.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Batman: Return to Arkham

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (554 out of 569)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    • Publisher: WB Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 10/18/2016

    Synopsis


    Get two of the most acclaimed superhero games in one bundle in Batman: Return to Arkham. Remastered and restored for the PS4, the bundle has Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City along with all previously released content. In Batman: Return to Arkham, the people who wear their underwear on the outside are always the villains.

    Features


    Return to Arkham contains fully remastered Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City and all previously released additional content

    Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum

    Use Batman's legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious super villains

    Batman: Arkham City sends players soaring into Arkham City - a heavily fortified sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City

    Batman Arkham City introduces a brand-new story that draws together an all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as new and enhanced gameplay features



    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Return to Arkham is a fine place to start.

      Posted
      SpaceMonkeyTM
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      With their sense of freedom and loving grasp of the Dark Knight's comic universe, 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and its 2011 sequel, Batman: Arkham City, are two of the best superhero games ever made. Batman: Return to Arkham brings both games - and all their DLC - to the current generation of consoles, but an unremarkable graphical upgrade doesn’t do them justice. That’s not to say it’s not noticeable. Textures in Return to Arkham are much sharper: Batman’s suit, for example, looks much more detailed. His cape in particular stands out beautifully, pebbled, catching the light. The bigger issue is performance. For a remastered version of older games, it’s disappointing that neither Asylum nor City runs at 60 frames per second - they’re both targeting 30. In fact, Asylum suffers from some odd stutters when Batman runs through a corridor or turns a corner. The issues aren’t bad enough to interrupt combat flow, but occasional chugging is a noticeable distraction. Outside of the two campaigns, all the DLC challenge maps and additional skins are here, so you can play as 1970s Batman - or even better, animated Batman - from the get-go. But there’s nothing to differentiate the extra content from what was included in the Game of the Year editions, and the lack of making-ofs or behind-the-scenes details is a missed opportunity. If you’ve never played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and own a current-gen console, Return to Arkham is a fine place to start. But for those who already own both on PC or last gen, there’s no real reason to pick this up beyond a rather uninspiring and technically disappointing graphical upgrade.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent update of two classic games

      Posted
      jantzen
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      I am a huge fan of Batman, especially the Arkham series of games. I have played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City previously on the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively. I gave my old systems and games to my nephew when I moved, so this was the perfect opportunity to upgrade to the next-gen versions. These games are still very fun, even though I played them both to death on the last generation systems. The gameplay is still smooth, the stories are great, and the voice acting is top notch. The graphical upgrade is nice, although still not quite up to the level of polish seen in Batman Arkham Knight. The inclusion of all previously-released DLC is also nice, but the omission of the Batman Arkham Origins game is a little disappointing. That game was not as well regarded, and made by a different developer, but I still enjoyed it on PS3 and would have liked to see it included in this collection. This is a must-buy for fans of Batman and/or action games who never played Asylum and City. There really isn't anything new here for people who still own the games on last gen systems, but if you don't have access to the old games anymore and/or want a graphical upgrade, go for it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Batman loves to talk to himself.

      Posted
      BacksteatReviewer
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      A collection of two of the best adventure brawlers ever created. You play as a psychotic vigilante named Batman in order to take down his most notorious enemy: Common Sense. Batman never seems to fully grasp the idea of sending The Joker to a court of law in order for him to be sent to a Max Pen where he'll spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement unable to hurt anyone else. Nope, instead he will be sent back to the Asylum he constantly breaks out off. Only this time The Joker wants to break into it so he can break out again and finally get Batman. Riveting stuff. Great remastered game with strong visuals, tight controls, and a shade of a collectathon game with the Riddler's riddles. Oh, and Batman likes to talk to himself...out loud...a lot...yeah. Get it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Really Good Remaster of Two Classics

      Posted
      shimmy
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      Both games in this collection play as well as they did when they came out, and run much smoother with stable frame rates and greatly improved loading times. Overhaul of the graphics makes environments look brilliant, and while character models are touched up some they still show their age. Batman oddly looks much uglier, particularly in the face due to details of certain facial features being more enhanced than they were on the previous gen of consoles. Aside from those few quirks, I'd say this is a remastered collection worth recommending.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Returning To Arkham In High Definition

      Posted
      CrazyMR
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      Two classic tripple-A games from the last generation, now on a new console generation, up-rezzed and better than ever. These games should be played by all DC comic fans or those into really good comic book adapted video games in the Batman universe. These were ported from the Unreal Engine 3 to the Unreal Engine 4 and boy does it look fancy and shiny. It already looked good before, but now it's better, way better. Faster framerates, better graphics, same mechanics, rounds out the best deal to date, plus it includes all the DLC ever released. Absolutely can't go wrong with this game. It's a must buy in my books, even if previously owned on the last generation of consoles!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Still amazing after all these years!

      Posted
      SnakeEyesX80
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      Arkham Asylum is still amazing! The textures and lighting have been overhauled making for a far more aesthetically pleasing game. The framerate is a solid 30 fps throughout. Arkham City also looks amazing! I only noticed a few framerate slow downs while playing. One thing I did notice though is that it seems to play and look better on regular PS4 and not Pro. Also the FMVs look very pixelated and weird on the Pro, but look fine on reg PS4. I'm sure this has to do with native 1080p output of the game and the Pro's nature to upscale to 2160p (4K). Don't let this deter you though, this collection is definitely worth your time and money!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Games, angry with Sony

      Posted
      MTHEB
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      These two games are some of the best video games ever made! This is especially true if you're a Batman fan. For many Kevin Conroy is the only Batman and Mark Hamill is the only Joker and both give great performances. The graphics and intuitiveness of the controls are top notch and the story is strong and engaging. The only negative is not with the games themselves, but with Sony and the PS4. I already owned these games in their original format for the the PS3. Why should I have had to pay $50 a second time to play them in the PS4? Sony is just being greedy. I did not pay full price and I don't recommend that you do either.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Still a great game, not a great port

      Posted
      JChaos
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      I thoroughly enjoyed these Batman games on the PS3. Once this game came down in price, I figured I would give it a try. I read reviews around online and knew about the drawbacks. The gameplay and story is solid and fun! I didn't experience any serious game frame issues. The drawback is the graphics - especially the first game. Batman's face looks creepy and distorted in certain actions. Other times the graphics look smoother. So if you havent played these games and are a Batman fan, try it out. Be aware of the graphic limitations and don't pay full price for the game.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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