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Batman: Arkham Knight - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arkham Knight: Best Superhero Game Ever Made

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    Ross

    (THIS REVIEW IS TO HELP FOR THOSE DECIDING TO BUY THIS GAME AND WONDERING IF IT'S WORTH THE PRICE TAG). The epic conclusion, Batman: Arkham Knight begins one year after the events of Arkham City, the game's main storyline follows Batman as he confronts the Scarecrow, who has launched an attack on Gotham City, causing a city-wide evacuation. Like the previous Arkham games, Arkham Knight is presented from the third-person perspective with a primary focus on Batman's combat and stealth abilities, detective skills, and gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration. The game also introduces an amazing and long-awaited feature, this being the Batmobile as a playable vehicle, which can be used for transportation or for combat; giving the player an addition which adds to the experience of truly being The Batman in this open-world environment of Gotham City. The game expands Batman's arsenal of gadgets and combat attacks and offers a more open world structure, allowing the player to complete side missions away from the primary storyline, without being a repetitive task, but rather being a fun and exciting one that the player enjoys doing. It's gameplay is both, challenging and engaging as the enemies have different moves and fighting styles that put's the player's ability (the character of Batman) to the test of the Dark Knight's skills and abilities in combat. The other new tactic is instant team-up takedowns, available when Batman is joined by playable buddies like Robin and Catwoman. You can switch to them at any time during fights and they each have their own individual move sets that feel just different enough from the Bat to keep things interesting. Batman's final and most persistent partner-in-takedowns is the Batmobile, which can be summoned at almost any time with a button press. (You'll even drop directly into the cockpit if you summon it while in midair.) The most notable non-feature of Arkham Knight is in the way it refuses to give you all the answers. It gives you the tools to pretend to be Batman and then trusts that you'll be able to make your way. When you're trapped with a monologuing enemy, Arkham Knight doesn't remind you that you can remotely blast enemies with the Batmobile; it waits patiently for you to come to it on your own. The feeling of having to intellectually engage with your environment and abilities makes for the most satisfying simulation of Batman yet. Arkham Knight is epic and grand in terms of scale including it's character and action driven story, featuring addictive gameplay, putting you in the mind of the Dark Knight and taking you on a never-ending roller coaster of mystery, action, and excitement, being both impactful and smart as we fill the shoes of Batman and go along this journey for one last time. It's presented in a visually breath-taking experience with no flaws, presenting an improvement and fluidity in it's combat system with powerful performances from Kevin Conroy as Batman and the supporting cast (I'm purposely avoiding talking about the story, which is packed with so many stellar, memorable moments and reaches an unbelievably dark conclusion). Rocksteady's finale to the Arkham trilogy ends on a high-note, just as we've seen from Nolan's trilogy of the Dark Knight. For those big or curious on the story, like a movie it's best enjoyed by just letting the narrative take you on the journey rather than trying to guess the ending. That being said, Arkham Knight is a potent and masterfully crafted game that concludes the Dark Knight's journey in spectacular fashion that the player will keep coming back and revisiting the story or in fact, epic finale. This game is a must-buy for both Batman and non-Batman fans alike who own a PS4 system. Hope this helps! I'm awarding Arkham Knight a 5 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not of the same caliber of previous entries...

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    Amiracle94
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    When Batman: Arkham Asylum first released in 2009, it was a breath of fresh air. The superhero genre in gaming had been saturated with mediocre and unpolished titles that didn't take full advantage of their source material (not including the Spider-Man 2 movie game, of course). Rocksteady sought to change that with AA's innovative combat system, gripping story, gritty visuals and epic soundtrack. It was arguably the best adaptation of the Batman creative license since The Dark Knight. When Arkham City released in 2011, it expanded upon AA's gameplay by adding more depth to Freeflow/stealth combat, along with unique, playable characters, a larger city to explore and exciting boss battles. From a gameplay standpoint, it was a masterpiece. Story-wise, I felt that the game was convoluted and a bit messy. Overall, however, I still thought that it was a quality game and the ending was interesting. Arkham Origins was released in 2013, and was handled by a developer other than Rocksteady, so I won't comment on it. With that bit of background out of the way, enter Arkham Knight in 2015. Following up on the three previous entries, Rocksteady must have felt that the Arkham formula was getting old. To combat this, AK features the Batmobile, a highly anticipated feature that fans had been hounding for since Arkham City was announced. Unfortunately for me, I found these sections of the game to be excruciatingly tedious and frustrating, with the Batmobile controlling like a wet bar of soap. It doesn't help that you'll spend a great deal of the game driving around in the Batmobile and engaging in uninspired tank combat. Believe me when I say that the game tries to find every excuse to shoehorn the Batmobile into its gameplay, no matter how unnecessary or forced it may feel. Remember when Batman could easily bring down weakened walls with his Batclaw in previous entries? Well, I guess he must be suffering from amnesia this time because apparently only the Batmobile can do the job. After all, who wants to "Be the Batman" when you can "Be the Batmobile," right? As for stealth gameplay, it becomes laughably sparse and dumbed-down with the new Fear Multi-Takedown feature. Whereas you would have to usually pick off enemies individually or think outside the box to take multiple enemies down in previous entries, you can now take down up to five enemies with a few button presses and analog stick pushes. Even with new enemy types like the medics, you can actually target them with the Fear Multi-Takedown, which makes stealth encounters a calm breeze rather than a tense challenge. In addition to all this, there are virtually no boss battles to be found this time around, which is also a letdown since Rocksteady has already proven that they know how to handle boss battles. So at this point, you would think that maybe they just focused all of their creative energy into crafting a remarkable story, riiiight? Wrong. Rocksteady repeatedly mentioned in interviews and trailers that the Arkham Knight would be an entirely new character made specifically for this series. They were partially correct, until you see AK without the mask. When this does occur, you don't even feel surprised because you could see who it was, coming from a mile away. The game hints at AK's identity multiple times from the very start, so much so that it just spoils the surprise when it comes to the reveal. In addition, many of the actions taken by certain characters seem very, well, out-of-character for them. I did enjoy the last hour or so of the game, where Rocksteady exhibits one of their infamous "breaking the fourth wall" antics. Also, the original ending is palatable compared to the other two that you unlock by completing side missions and such, despite not providing any closure. Overall, Arkham Knight is a massively disappointing conclusion to what could've been a fairly flawless trilogy by Rocksteady. While there are some cool moments, like a surprise guest throughout the story and the new Dual Play feature (seamlessly switching between Batman and another playable character), these don't even begin to make up for the rest of the faults that Rocksteady makes along this rather bumpy ride. 4/10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is how it ends... Though I didn't like it.

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    zennacko
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    Pros: *The Batmobile: They overused the Batmobile in this game, maybe because it'll be the first AND LAST Arkham game to have it. So, either be happy that your gliding days are over, or cry because there will be parts of the game where you'd rather be able to use the Batmobile instead of going there by yourself to beat up a myriad of thugs while you escape the shield bashing, stun sticks and the eventual turret or drone aiming at you. *Improved graphics brought by next-gen consoles. *The new Batsuit: On the PS4 the new Batsuit looks GORGEOUS. Do note, however, that the Batsuit will not look perfect throughout the game. By the end of the game you're going to wish they let you change back to the older model, however, this new Batsuit allows you to do so many new things (that will be added below) that even if you were given this choice, you wouldn't go back to the older one. On your second playthrough (to get the platinum or remaining achievements you WILL need to play New Game +) you can get a version of the suit that does not show damage, ever. You can also use your DLC suits too, and change whenever you want. *Gadgets have been enhanced on this game, and with the new suit, the Batmobile can launch Batman as if he were a rocket into the air, with the improved grappler, and the "railgun-like Batman eject seat" from the Batmobile, you can glide as fast as ever, sometimes it's even faster than actually driving the rocket-powered Batmobile. *LOTS of bosses: As always, you can choose who you're going after by solving lots of cases. On your first playthrough, you might want to take them all. First because it'll be easier. Second because the XP system is basically gone, and you get way more upgrade points for your gadgets/batmobile doing these missions than beating up thugs on the streets (which generally won't give you any XP at all, just a health recharge.) *Original story. I gotta say I'm impressed with Rocksteady for making this game WITHOUT the Joker as the main villain. I just don't agree with who they chose to be the main villain: Scarecrow. I, for one, would rather have the Arkham Knight instead of Scarecrow as the main villain. You might agree with me if you already played the game. *LOTS LOTS LOTS of plot twists, and some interesting choices to make down the road. *A big city to explore. Although the game will force you to stay focused on only one part of it for a while. After the boring missions, you're free to roam. However, this is an Arkham game, so all the doors are likely to be closed when you find them for the 1st time. *Riddles everywhere! *FEAR Takedowns. If you love bullet-time effects, one-hit takedowns, scared thugs screaming before being knocked out, and an elaborate strategy to group at least 2 guys near one another and on a specific position (usually near the grate you're under, on the other side of a breakable wall or right beneath you when you're on the ceiling) so you can take them down fast, then this is for you. *Catwoman looks cute, so does Barbara, Harley... (I HAD to add that. Especially for Catwoman. Rawr!) Cons: *The game will get old after a while. The good part of the story/game are the Arkham Knight, Scarecrow, and an old friend who pays a visit to Batman every now and then. Other than that, it gets old because you're either on a tank battle with your Batmobile, or you're beating more thugs than the entire Expendables crew could ever fight against (except Chuck Norris, as we all know he can banish evil from the universe with a roundhouse kick) *There are basically no boss fights in this game. All you do is beat up a bunch of thugs, then beat SOME of the bosses a little, until the fight is over. *Some AR Challenges are a pain to complete, just because the game wants you to become a god on certain activities. For example, there's an AR challenge where you can't be hit, and the screen is full of ninjas. I get it, it's supposed to be hard, but some are just frustrating. *Knightmare (the New Game+) difficulty is REALLY difficult when you begin the game. You take double/triple damage, deals half or less damage, and the best feature: You don't get the "cue" of when the enemy will strike or shoot so you can counter/evade, so expect to die. A LOT. Especially on boss battles. *Unlike Arkham City, there will be a lot of characters around, like Robin, Catwoman and Nightwing. But unlike Arkham City, you cannot play with any of them. *The ending is lame. I won't spoil it, but you're probably going to hate it too. *Batwing was inserted on the game, but you can't fly it. *I wish some parts of the game (with the old friend I mentioned above to prevent spoilers) were different. If I could, I'd make it differently, but Rocksteady can't please everybody, so I have to accept what they did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great conclusion to the Arkham series

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    Daveak47
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    I fell in love with Rocksteady's Batman game after playing Batman: Arkham City. That game was so amazing that it just blew my mind. Therefore I had to give this one a try. After finishing the story and playing new game+, here is what I think. ***********************************************************************************PROS************************************************************************************* -Stealth and Combat Mechanics: This is what I liked the most about the Arkham City and also what I like the most about this game. You can take the enemies out sneakily or just beat them up using Batman's physical skills as well as unique gadgets. The game gives you plenty of options in terms of how you want to take the enemies out in most of the areas and one you master some basic controls this stealth and combat gameplay becomes quite fun and addicting. It was the best part of this game. -Gotham Openworld Gameplay: This game has a very nicely designed Gotham city with a lot of buildings and structures straight out of comic book which is great fan service. Also the city is larger compared to all of the previous Batman game. I loved going around the city both in batmobile as well as gliding. I also liked how it gives you option in terms of whether you want to go after a particular villain or stick to the main story. Very nicely done. -Batman Armor and gadgets: The new batsuit is simply mid blowing. I loved the armor like looks of it. This game also has a lot of the bat gadgets from previous game as well as some new ones. They make the combat and gameplay quite fun. -Batmobile/Tank gameplay: Another great addition to the game. Like the design of the Batmobile. Also liked how batmobile can be used side by side with physical combat. Many people complained about Batmobile turning into a lethal tank. But I didn't mind it. To go against an army you would need something like tank. -Story and Villains: Again very faithful to the comics. Really like how this game has a wide range of Batman villains. Also liked the story for the most part. It was probably the most climatic story where at time the whole Gotham city changes. Truly very nicely done. Not only the main story but some side stories were also very suspenseful. Bravo! -Humor/Jokes: This was probably the second best part of the game for me. For sake of avoiding spoilers, I won't say much but this game had the best jokes of all three games. There were times I laughed so hard that tears came out my eyes. Again great job. -Upgrades: You can upgrade your batmobile/tank, gadgets, batsuit and combat moves upon gaining experience. Adds RPG element to the game making it more enjoyable. -Replayability: This game has a great story and amazing gameplay. I would replay it again just for that. But in addition, it also has new game plus mode. So those who are looking for challenge, just go for it. -Bonus content: Tons and tons of bonus content. I really liked some of the costumes and Harley's quest ***********************************************************************************CONS************************************************************************************* -Batmobile/Tank Gameplay/Boss Fights: I liked the addition of Batmobile but this game relies too heavily on it. It can difficult for those who are not good with Car games. While I was able to complete all the missions at times I found the car gameplay to be too frustrating as I would be bumping it everywhere and doing more damage to Gotham than the enemy cars I am chasing. Also it would be too annoying to restart the whole mission just because you make one mistake and you lose track of enemy car or boss. Also some boss fights were very disappointing as you end up fighting them in your Batmobile. I was truly expecting physical combat with bosses like Arkham knight and a boss who takes his place as commander (don't want to spoil either's identity). I almost gave up on the game as I was having too difficult of a time defeating Arkham knight during the tank gameplay and Riddler during his final car race course. -Arkham Knight: I didn't mind the fact that Arkham knight was who I thought he would be but it was disappointing how the game doesn't do enough to throw the player off. Also as before hated how after the tank, car and stealth battle with Arkham knight there was not a physical battle to elevate the conflict to the next level. I would have rather remove the tank fight and add physical fight. ***********************************************************************************CONCLUSION********************************************************************************** Contrary to the cons described above, this is a great game which is a must buy for those who liked Arkham city and the Batman/Action/Adventure game fans in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batmobile Simulator 2k15

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    DaSoyncere1
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    Batman: Arkham Knight is a must have for any fan of the prior games for several reasons. +Single player game is entirely playable offline. Internet broadband only needed for DLC content. +Large, open world city lets you progress as you wish shortly into the game, choosing missions or secondary goals at will. +Smooth controls, responsive and effective on foot and in vehicle. +Batmobile is a worthy new addition to the series and very effective against many enemies and obstacles Batman alone couldn't handle. It acts as a major assistant, showing up when you need its help. Control by remote control or directly as a driver. Tank mode or car mode. +City is 5+ times larger than Arkham City. 2 sections unlocked shortly after the Ace Factory is dealt with. Night time setting most times. +Ascend to the highest building to jump off and glide, or assess the city from above. +Environmental puzzles require cleverness to solve. If an entry is blocked, think of the tools available to help you. +Challenging fighting game combat with all new moves and abilities. +Depending on the situation, many playable characters to control. +Surprise character plays a big part in the story of Batman. +Robin lends a hand to help out at points in the game, along with other allies. +Clear out the city of ground tanks to explore on foot more safely, aside from gangs. +Bat seat from your vehicle launches Batman high into the air for maximum gliding exploration. +Easy, normal, hard difficulties. +Mission variety is great. Many different goals to progress through the game at your pace. +Grappling hook can catapult Batman high into the air when ascending. +Control layout very similar to prior games. Batmobile may take time to learn the new controls. +Graphics very detailed as in prior games, and 1080p this time. 49 GB minimum installation. Unreal Engine used for graphics. +Huge game with lots of unique, fun and challenging missions. +Nice variety of locations, interiors, underground areas, etc. City blocked off by bridges after story evacuation. +Fight against famous enemies. Scarecrow, Penguin, Two Face, Riddler, Poison Ivy, and more. +Lots of classic voice actors return, including Batman's Kevin Conroy. +PS4 version includes DLC: Scarecrow Nightmare Missions in a nightmare version of the city, and 3000 Batman & '60's Adam West costume. Only negatives I can think of at the time: -Early on, the rain doesn't let up, as it constantly pours hours into the game without any sign of slowing down till you advance further. -Outer city limits in the distance can't be reached, so you'll see basic city background buildings, but it's inaccessible. -Not all prior areas are present from past games in this expanded city, but that's a minor complaint. If you enjoyed Arkham Asylum or Arkham City, also from Rocksteady, this Batman is a must buy to complete the trilogy. Awesome game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic game!

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    macdady
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    If you enjoyed the first installments of this series then you will love this one!! The open world feel is amazing, no more gliding forever to get from place to place, you get to fully utilize the bat mobile and it is even requires for a ton of the content! The graphics are very smooth and well done, I play on a ps4 on a 55 inch high end 4k TV which upscales the graphics to even better than the 1080p and I never have any drops in frame rates. The storyline is fairly well done but the gameplay itself is where this one really warns its 5 star rating from me. I have been a huge fan of the franchise and my biggest complaint is that it is over sad face!! In the beginning of the game when you incinerate the joker was a surprise but don't worry he is not completely gone and you get to put up with his antics from just a little way into the game. The combat in the games is just as seem less as it ever has been and I just love hitting a 30 point combo which is both as easy yet more difficulty than before due to new enemy weapons and armor. There seems to be endless combat with the batmobile vs drones of all types including helicopters and some even have missile lock which allows you to blow their missiles out of the sky. There are two different types of control for the batmobile one of course is balls to the wall all out race car type driving with upgradable afterburners that allow you to catch up to enemy vehicles as well as give you the speed to drive upside down in circular motion while you are in tunnels to avoid walls that you cannot blast through. The Arkham knight himself admittedly is a weak character at best but he is just really the number 2 villain, scarecrow is calling all the shots (for the most part) and he of course is great at narrowly escaping you by holding hostages and such. Back to the batmobile, it is equipped with I winch type device that allows you to pull down walls, have the batmobile hang vertically along walls to accomplish certain tasks and one of the best features is that you have a remote control for it so you can control it from afar to get it to kill enemies and blast through walls that you cannot get to with the explosive gel. The weapons are more or less the same however they are used differently than the previous "chapters" of the game, meaning that before the bat law for instance was heavily used previously but now it is really mainly used for combat situations rather than pulling down walls and such. I could go on forever about this game but in the end a quick review would be something like this: this is by far the best game of the series, the graphics are amazing and the fast paced action will leave you breathless! A must buy for anyone who enjoyed the previous game or any open world game in the past!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Least favorite of all the Arkham games

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    jloder24
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    This is a relative review. On it's own, it's a 3.5/4 star game. I gave it three stars based on comparing it to the previous Arkham games, all of which I thought were better. My main beef was with the Batmobile. I couldn't wait to play it, and at first it is fun as heck to drive around, running over and/or blowing stuff up. But the controls were horrible when you needed to be exact and precise, there were times when I actually hated and despised driving the Batmobile, and to compound the problem they made the Batmobile way too integral to finishing the missions of the game. 60% of this game felt like a run-of-the-mill racing game, and not a very good one at that. Even the Scarecrow and Keaton Batman add-ons are driving-centric. I loved all the past Arkham games because it really felt that playing as Batman in those games was as perfect a Batman experience as you could get; unfortunately, this game offered the least amount of actual Batman game play. That was a huge minus, and one that made this game feel like half the Batman game the prior Arkham games were. That's not all that was wrong with this game. The identity of the antagonist was entirely obvious to anyone who's read a Batman comic in the last 10 years. There was very little Batman vs. Supervillians matches in this game compared to the prior one's. And that ending... SPOILERS ... much like the ending to the Dark Knight trilogy, if the writers really think Batman is just going to quit for any reason, they obviously know very little about the Batman mythos. And I'm not even counting whatever that Bat-shadow-demon thing was supposed to be at the end. The only aspect that really saved this game from being a total let down was the amazing voice work of Mark Hamill as the Joker. Even his dialogue was fantastic, having me laughing out loud many times. Great work all around there. I would still recommend this game, but much more to racing game fans than Arkham/Batman fans. Still, though, I hope Rocksteady isn't done with DC properties. With all the Justice League hints and easter eggs in the game, it would be great to see them take a crack at a JL game, especially with the movies coming up soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    if you love bats, you'll love this...but...

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    johnnytrauma1125
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    this game is beautiful. and it's so ambitious for the creators to have created the setting of the single night this game takes place during a thunderstorm with lightning strikes that cast ominous shadows everywhere. you can almost feel the wet leather mesh, beads of moisture falling off batman's cape... the gameplay is, for the most part, exactly the same as the previous incarnations of the batman saga. the myriad of button moves (attack, counter, fire bat claw, etc) are all too familiar. however, this chapter in the batman saga gives us something new. the batmobile. a balls to the wall version too. and for the first time ever in the batman series, the player can now control the batmobile and speed down the corridors of gotham as well as traverse the rooftops and strike back when in battle-mode...but... the control sucks. R2 accelerates the machine, but Square brakes and reverses. ok, in my mind, most games would have placed the acceleration as the X button. or if R2 accelerates, why doesn't R1 reverse and brake? and L2 puts you into battle mode...and while in battle mode, R1 fires the machine gun and R2 fires the missiles. ok. but when you're driving and all of a sudden encounter enemies and you find yourself amongst 5 tanks trying to gun you down, the first thing you do is panic trying to find battle mode...but don't accidentally hit L1 cuz that'll pop Batman out of the Batmobile and make you more likely to get shot. and while you're trying to strafe and move forward and back (using the L3 joystick) and trying to fire, you might let go of the L2 button and then you're back into regular batmobile mode....where you're trying to go by using the L3 joystick...oh wait!, that's not right,...R2...! (hit the wall), aw man!! (hit square, reversing too much)...shoot shoot shoot!!! get outta there!!! and to throw an even bigger monkey wrench into the mix, Triangle is turbo boost engine. if Square is reverse, and Triangle is turbo boost, WHY WOULD YOU NOT MAKE X ACCELERATE??? what kinda button configuration is that??? ugh. anyways, that's my only complaint about this game. other than that it's pretty solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Batman last ride

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    SirMadMike
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    This will be a spoiler free in this review. I like to start off by saying I love the the pervious batman games and finished them both mulitple tomes, so i might be a little more critical on the gameplay aspect of batman Aknight. Now to the review. Let's start with the good, this game is beautiful filled with character and life. This is soo much detail you could play the game for hours and hours and find things you never noticed before. Also on the ps4 the game runs smooth with little to no slowdown. Secondly the combat is great and fun to play if not unrealistic. In this game batman fly across the screen in combat to distances that seem impossible for any human to do but I guess he is batman. Lastly, I really enjoy the way the story is presented. Some might like the story some might not, but the way it is presented and the way side mission so up is much more organic then the pervious games it is without the best part of the game. Now to the bad (or what I personally didn't like) The batmoblie. Period. Full stop. It handles like a big butted beast. The breaks do not stop the car and it always wants to fishtail into everything. You do get used to it like figuring out to switch back and forth between battle mode and drive mode to make sharp turns or reverse quickly but it is still a pain. Also the inclusion of the batmoblie in puzzles is annoying and un-needed, it just slows down the game to a trial and error marathon. I just want to be batman sometimes and the game forces you to be his car. Being forced to be anything in a "open world" game is just not fun and don't get me started on the batmoblie platforming sections. Yeah you read that right the game has car platforming. Overall I really enjoyed this game and if you played the pervious games and don't want the story spoiled I highly recommend it. It is a good game if not a bit frustrating (looking at you batmoblie). But if you play games more for the gameplay I say wait for a price drop or the "complete" edition later this year or early next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Wonderful Conclusion to a Brilliant Trilogy.

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    TheArkhamToe
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    If you're a batman fan, or DC fan overall, you will most likely find this game to be a fantastic experience. Gameplay: The action in this game is even more seemless than the last 3 Arkham games. There are new gadgets at Batman's disposal, and a number of characters you will be able to play as during the story. Story: The Story in my opinion is one of the best of the series. Great voice acting, jump scares, plot twists, with a dark-ery feel to it. Bat Mobile Gameplay: Some people like the Bat Mobile gameplay in this. Others don't. I am in between. It is amazing to dive off the roof tops as the Dark Knight straight into your Bat Mobile. It is very fun ejecting Batman from the car anytime, straight up into the sky. But be aware: you'll be using the Bat Mobile for a large part of the Story Missions in this game. Racing/Car Chases/Tank-like battles. Replay Value: There are 3 endings to the game. One ending requires you to collect ALL Riddler trophies, and complete ALL Most Wanted missions. So if you're into that, it'll be a while before you complete this game fully. If you're just going for the story, it should take around 8-11 hours depending on difficulty and skill. Conclusion: This game was well worth the money in my opinion. I had a blast playing it. The Dark Story, Humorous moments, Action-Packed Gameplay, and surprises kept me on the edge of my seat. I almost forgot what "Outside" was for a week. And I'm not a huge Batman fan, either. Cons: Bat Mobile use MIGHT be exhausting to some after using it for at least %50 of Story Missions/ Riddles/ Etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous game, fun to play.

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    spitfyre1085
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    I will start off by saying that this game is absolutely gorgeous. It is one of the best looking games I have seen on current consoles (PS4/XboxOne) thus far. The game play is vastly similar to the previous two games, so if you were a fan of those games, you will enjoy this one. For anyone who hasn't played a game from the series yet, the game is an open world adventure where you complete both main story missions, and side story missions to progress through the game. The combat system is largely unchanged from the previous games, but those who haven't played the games before, it places heavy rewards on the proper timing of strikes and counters as you beat up waves of enemies. The combat is one of the most gratifying parts of the game in my opinion, and you really enjoy the challenge of taking on tremendous amounts of enemies at once when you get the hang of the combat system. The batmobile is one of the most notable new additions, and I have seen a lot of reviewers saying that they don't like it. I can understand where they are coming from, but although I don't really think it was a necessary addition to the game, they did at least try to incorporate the new abilities tied to the batmobile into the game in thoughtful ways. Part of the reason that I think the batmobile isn't as enjoyable for some gamers is because using your grappling hook to shoot into the air, and then gliding around the city with your cape is one of the highlights of the game. Overall I certainly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of the series, or enjoys open world games. Rocksteady (the developer) has done a phenomenal job crafting a game that makes you feel like you truly are batman. Between the combat, the super-cool detective mode to look for clues, and all of the gadgets at your disposal, you really don't ever get the feeling that there is something missing from the experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid end

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    Tsukiyomi
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    With the final game Batman Arkham Knight Rocksteady really did try to add something interesting with the Batmobile which has some mixed results. For me it really depended on what I was doing randomly driving through Gotham was loads of fun but some of the missions involving it are difficult for various reasons I won't get too heavily into (spoiler potential is low but won't risk it). The problem I had was getting it to move in the way I needed it when needing to follow behind an enemy for an attack being tracked didn't help either but those were far more rare. As a rule when using it in battle it is a pretty straight forward straight, back, side to side in avoiding attacks and firing attack type thing with some bonus weapons you choose to upgrade throughout the game (your given all of them in the story in the end). Everything else is mostly the same and what you've come to expect with beating up various Batman villians and a solid combat system and I'm hesitant to get too deep due to spoiler issues. The good More of the same from earlier games such as overall fluid combat Decent enough story and it brings a solid end to the Rocksteady triology Non Batmobile Most Wanted missions weren't too bad Just fun to play The negative Riddler anything just like previous games I found him to be a very tedious boring exercise Complete ending requires all Most Wanted missions to be 100% Shorter ending seems to have mixed information (some get it at 7 most wanted others need 10 I needed 10) Batmobile steering is a mixed bag sometimes I had no issues what so ever other times it was an absolute nightmare I would have given the game a 4 1/2 if the option was there but it isn't so I gave it a 4. It's just unusually good. By the end of it all I had done I believe all but two or three Most Wanted mission paths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy the Hype

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    CharlotteGamer

    Overall this game does not live up to the hype surrounding it. The story is fairly strong, better than Origins at least, but I take issue with more of the functional aspects. The controls are clunky somehow despite being mostly the same scheme from the previous Arkham titles. The game is not very immersive at all since they removed the on-screen weapon select and have replaced it with a pause-style like page to access instead. And don't get me started on the Batmobile. It's quite evident to me that Rocksteady implemented the Batmobile strictly as fan service and didn't take into account things such as their environment not really being built for driving vehicles. There are several areas where you will drive into structures (bridge foundations are the biggest offender) and rather than being stopped cold, which would admittedly be endlessly frustrating as well, you just drive right through unimpeded. The controls for driving are awful and battle within it are more of a chore than excitement. I found myself traversing the map by gliding much, much more than utilizing the Batmobile. The fun and danger of being spotted by an NPC while creeping on a roof or gliding a little too low are gone, as are the same fun and danger of traversing the map on ground level because operating at ground level will typically mean you're driving the Batmobile. The visuals are very strong and the bosses are masterfully designed. I haven't finished the story just yet but it does seem better put together than Arkham Origins and I do find myself a little more invested than I was with the story in Arkham City. As stated earlier, this game is overhyped in my opinion, likely just for being tied to the Arkham series. I don't see it as one of the better games this year. It's more or less serving as something to pass the time until better games come out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Biggest and most Ambitious Batman Ever

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    MaestroX101
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    The Arkham series as a whole is incredible, and Arkham Knight is a satisfying conclusion to Rocksteady's epic trilogy (not counting Arkham Origins). The game is as dark and beautiful as ever, and the voice acting is simply amazing. Arkham Knight is full of references and characters from the DC universe, and to save spoilers, you also have an unexpected "companion" who's with you throughout most of your time back in Gotham. The map is the largest in the series, which may seem like grappling and gliding could be a chore. The addition to the Batmobile makes traveling that much easier and fun, though it took me a while to get used to the unnatural driving controls. Freeflow combat returns with a few more tricks, but also takes time to master, especially with the gadgets that you unlock later in the game. It is definitely the deepest combat system of the series, but not too complex to stray away from the fun. The story takes elements from The Long Halloween as well as other major issues from the Batman comic series and ties them in very well to make a very well thought out campaign that keeps the player invested from the start. It's easily the darkest of the series (the M rating is justified by much of the content). That said, it's not a typical gory, f-bomb filled game. It is a very dark story of characters that we all know and love (or love to hate) in what could be one of the most devastating plans ever deviated by a criminal of Gotham, one that may finally be too much for the Batman. Overall, Batman: Arkham Knight is a masterpiece throughout, and it's add-on content with Harley Quinn and Batgirl (among others) ad hours of more gameplay to what's already an addicting experience. Definitely a must buy if you've played the previous games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Batmobile ruined this game

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    Vince339
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    This game had so much promise. For the most part, it is a great game. Terrific story, great action, great voice acting, and lots of depth. However, it's newest addition, the batmobile, is what destroys the game. The car itself looks and sounds great, but it handles really bad. I mean shockingly BAD. Then the game forces you in the car constantly. In fact, most of the boss fights require the use of the car. That drove me nuts. I mean, who wants to fight Deathstroke in a stinking tank??? I don't . That's another thing I should bring up. The batmobile has guns on it. Therefore you will find yourself in a lot of "tank" battles. Way too many, if you ask me. At one point, near the end of the main story, you are thrust into 4 consecutive tank battles. Give me a freaking break. Over and over and over again. After while it becomes a huge bore. I play Batman games to soar above the skies, play the detective, fight bad guys and use gadgets, not this tank battle garbage. And don't get me started on the Riddler challenges, which also require the use of the batmobile. Wait until you get a load of his ridiculous race challenges. They are terrible. Take 90% of the batmobile usage out and this would be a terrific game. I really got the impression that Rocksteady just got lazy and ran out of ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game, but not as perfect as AA and AC

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    David
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    If you've tried any of the other Arkham games, you know more or less what to expect. The key difference in Knight is the Batmobile, which is unfortunately not for everyone. It changes the feel of movement from the "controlled weight" of City and Origins to something much quicker, and this quickness also bleeds into combat, on-foot movement, predator encounters, gliding, etc. I personally loved it because it gives Knight a clear unique identity, much like how Asylum and City "feel" different yet similar. To those that loved that solidity and weight of City...you very well might not enjoy Knight. As far as gameplay, I'd say it's the perfect realization of a new-gen version of Arkham, just not one everyone would agree on. The story of Arkham Knight is somehow overly predictable and completely surprising, which I won't elaborate on due to spoiling some great twists. Outside of those, though...it's basically what you'd expect from another Arkham game. Hardly bad, but definitely not as riveting as something like The Last of Us. The voice acting (and sound design in general) is surprisingly perfect this time around, with the strange occasional exception of Batman himself. Overall, I'd say Arkham Knight falls more in line with a 9 to 9.5/10 due to a disappointing lack of challenge maps and over-focus on the Batmobile, but it's still a solid contender for my Game of the Year. If you can accept the Batmobile, this is the best Arkham game yet that can only be improved with challenge maps. If you like your Batman being more about, well, Batman, I'd still recommend trying it, just lower your expectations from matching City.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Dark Knight Rises Above Lofty Expectations

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    GamingIsLove
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    I will start by admitting that this game was far from perfect, and in some aspects, it even let me down. However, for every thing that this game missed, it somehow scored on another (and often times unexpected) area. At the moment, the game all but lacks the traditional challenge maps long associated with the game franchise. However, the main story is filled to the brim with fun and challenging side missions, including combat and predator scenarios to make up for their absence outside the main game. The Batmobile was needlessly overused in puzzle solving, platforming, and racing. However, the addition of the long-awaited Batmobile to the series did feel organic otherwise, and it was totally awesome to drive! The driving mechanics were finely tuned and meshed well with Batman's abilities and needs. And speaking of Batman's abilities, this is the definitive version of Batman. His moves, gadgets, skills, techniques, and even voice acting are all at their peaks. In Arkham Knight, you don't play as Batman, you ARE THE BATMAN. The plot itself was good, if predictable a times. However, Arkham Knight really shined when it came to storytelling. Every moment was suspenseful and weighty, with meaningful character interactions and the best environmental and atmospheric designs in the franchise. You could know what is coming next and still enjoy the story for the sole reason that it is told so well. Although some parts of the game fall short, they all meld together to make a much stronger whole than any game preceding it. The game is beautiful, exciting, and challenging. Everyone should get Batman Arkham Knight

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Holy side quest, Batman!

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    r462
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    I'm torn about this game. On the one hand, it's a (mostly) polished experience that's enjoyable and caps off a great series of games started on the 360/PS3. On the other hand, the developers over at Rocksteady have crammed so much "side" quest stuff into the game, it feels aimless. Many modern games have this issue, particularly ones with open worlds. You're pulled in every direction with missions: stop a crime here, put out a fire there, chase some bad guys in the Batmobile. And oh yeah, if you have a moment, remember there's a bomb about to go off, but not really... we need to give you the choice of what to do in the order you want to do it in, so long as you've "unlocked" the different sections of the map. As "open" as this world is, it's not truly open until about halfway through the "main" story mission. Characters chatter all the time, and in small doses that's fine, but the game is overwritten to a fault, so much so that conversations often overlap one another. Which either proves how pointless most of it is, or just shows a lack of awareness on the developer's part. Aside from the occasional hiccup in framerate or action, the game runs really well. There were some major issues with the PS4 version, one that required a day-one patch that was nearly 4GBs, with an additional patch a week later to fix the online leader boards that were working on the first day of release. Overall, it's a good game that doesn't quite achieve the same highs as its predecessor ARKHAM CITY, and with a $40 season pass on the table, those on the fence may want to wait for the inevitable GOTY edition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid Batman experience.

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    Trifecta
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    Improving upon the strong gameplay standard Rocksteady established with Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Arkham Knight is the conclusion to the series and certainly goes out with a bang. The combat remains the same wonderful, flowing combat as before, with new enemy types included to spice up fights. The Batmobile is of course a critical aspect of the game and is super fun to drive and use but is perhaps a bit overused for the various missions the game has to offer. Stealth segments don't show up nearly as much as they used to but are still present and provide more fun, predatory experiences for players. And without giving too much away, there's an entire character arc persisting throughout the game that, well, personally I believed it was the best part of the game in how it was handled. That being said, the game does fall a bit short, with essentially no boss fight unlike the previous entries in the series, save for Batmobile-based ones which aren't all that exciting. The plot is also fairly loose and several characters don't get the treatment they deserve. While the game IS a fantastic game, it's touted as the conclusion to the Arkham series and the definitive Batman experience and yet, it doesn't feel like the definitive Batman experience. There's so much untapped potential for a better Batman game than this and it is disappointing to know that Rocksteady is abandoning it for other projects given their track record for building upon previous games for sequels. Still, it's a good, solid game that I'd recommend to just about anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, just not great

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    Yaya

    I had a fun time playing this game and have played Arkham Asylum, City and Origins. The story is interesting, but could be better. It felt like you could see what was going to happen, but there are some twist here and there. The batmobile is the big addition to this game and is what fun to drive around and use. The end of the game heavy focuses on that and is a huge dividing factor between players if they like it or not. Most people seem to feel that it is used to much in the end and turns a game that was about combat, strategy, detective work into tank combat. The combat is pretty good, but gets stale after the 30 times of use. I want to be batman and not a tank combat game. Most boss fights are through tank combat and using the batmobile. Also the true end of the game is locked behind getting all Riddlor trophies, which there is about 250 of them. Save yourself some time and watch the ending on Youtube. You get a smaller ending, if you don't do all side missions and Riddlor stuff. Other than those negatives the game is really fun. The combat is good. The graphics are very good. Gotham feels alive with a lot of side missions to do, which most of them are fun. Allies are fun to work with in the game. The game takes about 11 hours to complete, but would take about 19 hours if you do everything except Riddlor stuff. You will need to do some side missions to upgrade batman. You get experience for doing side missions. If you like the other Batman games you will like this, but maybe not as much. Still a good game.

    I would recommend this to a friend