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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    JPo609

    First thing's first, if you haven't played Batman: Arkham Asylum then I recommend doing so. It hints back to what happened there often. If you haven't played it then you'll be sitting there looking pretty confused when you see Joker, Sharpe, and probably other things/people that I can't think of off the top of my head. Now look man, this game is a game of the year edition for a reason, all those 10 of 10's and 5 out've 5's you're seeing on the cover aren't make believe, this game is the real deal. Whether you're the world's largest batman fan or you've never even heard of him(which is unlikely) is irrelevant, this game is one of if not the best RPG games I've ever played. The gadget's you can use are awesome(there is quite a bit of them), the fighting is just flat out ridiculous, it put's in just the right amount of stealth to where you still get the thrill of stealth take downs but without over doing it to the point that it gets boring, tons of side-missions(optional), unfortunately no killer croc or scarecrow(atleast not that I know of), but there are still a good number of villains. The ending to the riddler's challenge in Arkham Asylum was just nonsense to me, they gave him a larger and better role in Arkham City. The thing that separates the regular B:A.C. from the game of the year edition to me was the fact that it brought in Robin and Nightwing. Unfortunately they aren't playable in the campaign mode, but you can use them in Riddler's Revenge(the challenge mode). I think Catwoman comes with the regular B:A.C. but you might want to double check that. Another thing as far as the challenge mode goes is you can use countless other costumes for Batman, Catwoman, Robin, and Nightwing( You can't use the other batman costumes in story mode until the main story is complete). The ending left me with a confused look on my face, but Harley Quinn's revenge made up for it. On challenging gameplay, I rated it a 4, but if I could I would give it a 4.5. Don't misunderstand me, it is a challenging game, it WILL make you think. The hand-2-hand could be a little bit more challenging in the campaign mode, but it get's pretty tough in Riddler's Challenge's. So if you just want to test yourself against a mosh pit of opponents then you can, just not so much in the story mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hours of Entertainment & Challenge!

    Posted
    Dietrich

    I got this game after playing through "Batman, Arkham Asylum". This game has a great storyline - it's almost like watching a movie and you are inside controlling Batman. The game is full of all of the familiar DC Comics characters and challenging bosses. This is one of the few games that I only had to take a cursory glance at the controller function buttons, and go to town without having to go online to "cheat" my way through certain puzzles or scenes. It is intuitive and can offer hints #an option in the setup# if you are killed. The game is able to render 3D, but I can't comment on it as I don't have the special glasses needed. BTW, if you WANT to get the 3D glasses, don't expect the cheap ones used in movies to work. There are plenty of thugs to battle and tons of upgrades. Batman has a ton of gadgets to help him throughout the game. I'm 57 years old and addicted to this series - WB and Rocksteady have done a great job at bringing a decades old character to life in a game that will give you hours of amazing play. As a retired teacher, I would say that I would NOT recommend it for young children as there is some mature material throughout the game, but for teens on up, I think it's OK. I like the fact that when Batman has fights with the criminals, he never kills them - only knocks them out. Therefore, I rated it as "family friendly" with this caveat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Comic Hero game ever, the total package!

    Posted
    stevenmc01
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    I know the original game came out 6 months previous and got great reviews, but I recently decided it was time to pick it up and this version was coming out with all the DLC in one total package. This is an absolutely fantastic game, the best "licensed" game made to date, and generally a thrilling game that is like playing through a long timeline of gritty Batman comics. I am typically a Marvel guy, but to-date noone has put out a comic hero based game this well written and acted. The game features a huge map, spot on gameplay, and a huge variety of challenges. Do yourself a favor - Buy this Game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best comic book game of all time

    Posted
    LH47NYC
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This could possibly be the best game based on a comic book character. I though Arkham Asylum was great, but developer Rocksteady managed to top it. With a larger world, improved combat mechanics and rhythm, more gadgets, more villains, more of everything. You even play as Catwoman and Harley Quinn with the included DLC. The only downer was finding out Robin and Nightwing DLCs are only for the challenge maps, which (after playing through with Batman AND Catwoman) can be somewhat repetitive and redundant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Simple, Are The Batman

    Posted
    MCfarlane5
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    Dont even want to start saying all the positive because we would be here for a while, Amazing start... Consistent action packed middle, Shocking end. Mix of villains was perfect and loved the new gameplay. Catwomen side story was perfect for the game to not get boring. i dont normally say a game is perfect but this game is so darn close. 4.9 of 5 because im stubborn.... go buy this game especially at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, Great story, frustrating controls

    Posted
    Huntz71
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It's Batman with Assassin's Creed controls. One button does most of your work and when you get in a fight it's pretty much like mortal combat when you were a kid at the skating rink. You move the stick punch all the buttons. Other than that: the story line is great, there are tones of puzzles throughout them game to solve and the boss battles can be challenging. All in all I don't regret the purchase and spending time playing the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is EPIC!

    Posted
    Goldielocks223
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I played this game when it originally came out, but when my boyfriend said he had never played it before, I couldn't help but go right out and buy it for him. I love that Best Buy sells used games, they are always in perfect working condition and I get a great game without the brand new price. The Batman Arkham series is by far one of the best game series out there right now. I would highly recommend this game to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent action game

    Posted
    Tenso
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    The original Arkham Asylum was an excellent game, and this one tops everything that game did. The story, gameplay and graphics are excellent. This is the Game of the Year version which includes all of the DLC (Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack, and Challenge Map Pack. Also includes Harley Quinn's Revenge new bonus content which features more than two hours of additional content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game! Highly recommend

    Posted
    Aash
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    This is an awesome game. A great story line along with all the little things about Batman spread all over makes this once absorbing game which kept me occupied for hours together. Not for once did I ever feel bored. This game features tons of villains with a great amount of gadgetry and skills/techniques. This is a game which I will save as I feel it is a masterpiece!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game that continues the Arkham story

    Posted
    indianapauls
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    This games continues the arkham story and does a good job of including characters left out of Arkham Asylum. There are are lot of extra playable characters and stories. If felt like there were a few too many side stories that often made it hard to tell how to finish the main story. Overall the game is a lot of fun and something I would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really nice game play

    Posted
    Nonya2121
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    This game makes you think and the other side missions allow the game play to be longer. The puzzle in this game are challenging and the riddles are too.. This game is not just a simple walkthrough game..you will get your money's worth playing this game..I've played this game for countless hours which rare for me to do since I'm not a big time gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tough but fun. I really felt like Batman!

    Posted
    cat27
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Wow! Nice open map to wonder as you wish. Cool quests, side missions, bonus content, cinematics, etc. Awesome Bat gadgets and battle moves although memorizing them all is a bit challenging. Feel like I need to play it again after completion so I can hone my battle skills to better emulate the Dark Knight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Sequels Ever... Period

    Posted
    cribellate
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    This is one of the best sequels ever released. It expands the world of the first game in all the right ways by expanding the combat system with new abilities while maintaining everything fans loved in the previous installment. The game will make you want to utter the words "I am Batman" in your growliest voice possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games EVER

    Posted
    Rone1016
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    I have been playing video games for over 30 years. This is 1 of the best games I have ever played. It is challenging but not impossible. It looks great. And it has tremendous replay value. I would recommend this game to anyone. It is worth owning this system for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game

    Posted
    UltraTC
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    I am still working on going through this game but so far it;s been fun. Their were times that I was going crazy with some of the riddles and and challenges. but over time I may get them completed. I finished the main story line witch is a lot of fun. Will have to see how all the different side stuff goes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my all time favorites

    Posted
    Emad
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I loved the story of this game. There are many things to do in this game such as the challenges and riddler trophies in addition to the story. So it provides for many hours of excitement, Definitely worth buying, the story fits the game great. It can be challenging at times, but you will figure it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game!

    Posted
    RPhZiggy

    I am sure one of the oldest gamers out there so when I say this is one of my favorite games I have played thousands. My love of Batman goes all the way back to the early 70s. The fighting engine is amazing. Love the Joker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Amazing Game

    Posted
    BatFreak
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    This game is truly one of the best batman games out there. There are so many things to do and so many places to explore. At times, the combat does get repetitive but not to the extent where you wouldn't want to play it anymore. I've beaten the game already but plan on playing it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to Play would never buy it new

    Posted
    getalife
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    Buy this game for some entertainment but this cannot keep my attention. Very good graphics and the fighting fluid and fun. One of the best games of its type. I'm just not that into this type of game. Very few people would be disappointed if they buy this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm Batman

    Posted
    Dysheekie
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    This is by far the best superhero game ever created. The combat is smooth and responsive. The graphics are crisp and detailed. It's got plenty of special guest characters, tons of side missions, and basically is everything you've ever wanted out of a Batman game.

    I would recommend this to a friend