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Batman: Arkham Knight - PlayStation 4

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5603 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Best of the Worst

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    ccesarano
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    In some ways this is the best in the Arkham series, and in others it is the worst. The mission variety is incredible and is really where the game is at its strongest. Each of the super villains has a unique style of mission, and chasing them down throughout the night is when you really feel like you're playing as the Batman. What can be frustrating is the Batmobile, a vehicle that is never as thoroughly explained as it ought to be. For example, you don't want to hit the boost when driving on walls. You want to keep your acceleration high enough, but also even so you are still able to keep control. Yet the game never really informs the player and certain missions can become a repetitive slog trying to perform a stunt as perfectly as the designers desired. When the Batmobile works, it works well, but it never feels like you're the Batman while piloting it. That so much of the story missions require it, and even repeat some of the obstacle courses in frustrating ways, just hurts the game in the long-run. However, some of what's available in the story is the best you can get from a Batman game, it acts as a largely satisfying conclusion, and the majority of the game is still a lot of fun. It's just a shame that there's not [i]enough[/i] open-world activity. As populated as the game is, it really felt like the story was getting in the way of the best Batman simulator out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good end to a great trilogy

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    BXHDEZ
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    The opinion on Rocksteady's Arkham trilogy is very divisive. Some prefer the Metroid style of Arkham Asylum, some prefer the openness of Arkham City. Others prefer the changes the Batmobile brought to Arkham Knight. I fall in the middle category. Firstly the biggest subject of controversy, the Batmobile. It's there. You use it. A lot. Without it we'd essentially have Arkham City 2.0. I loved Arkham City but I don't want to relive that experience, I want something new and this is exactly what this is. I love the use of the Batmobile. It's fun. It controls very well and it's used in a lot of unique inventive ways. But then there's also the drone fights. They are repetitive. If there's a reoccurring theme in this game it's repetition. Though only if you choose to do some of the side missions. Drones, bombs, firemen. The story also isn't much better. That all said. Batman Arkham Knight is a really really good game. All of your gadgets are still there but with noticeable enhancements that greatly improve on gameplay. A certain character I won't reveal is expertly written and essentially makes up for the rest of the story. The Batmobile is immensely satisfying and despite numerous drone missions is a welcome addition and provides a breath of fresh air. The cast isn't anywhere near as large as previous games but we've already seen all those faces. This game gives you a couple new ones. Play if you're a fan of Rocksteadys Arkham franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Batman game, bad Batmobile sections

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    DynamiteMatsuri
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    It's mostly more of the same for the final outing of the Batman franchise, which wouldn't be a bad thing because the actual framework is quite solid. Accessible brawler mechanics, light detective work, and quick and fluid traversal, all return in much welcomed higher fidelity. Aside from that, you get to commandeer the Batmobile for large chunks of the game. Rocksteady actually made a big deal about the BM, stating that they'd made "the best" car in any game to date, and while it does look pretty awesome, the game's level design and encounters often must accommodate the Batmobile - which is to say, you'll quickly learn to hate it. Seriously, engaging in encounter after encounter with the countless tank drones in this game gets old really fast, and one of the game's most pivotal moments actually centers around... you got it, a frickin' lengthy battle against tons of tank drones. It's enough to make your eyes glaze over. Which is a shame too, because the plot is pretty well conceived (if predictable) and Gotham and its occupants are absolutely stunning. I had a pretty good 20 hours put into this before completing it, and the game does offer you the incentive of a "true ending" to coax you into completing all of the challenges. It's a meaty game for sure, but I think your average player will likely tap out long before collecting several hundred of the Riddler's whatchamacallits

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic addition to the Arkham franchise

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    betapi1674
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    I've played 2 other Arkham games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City both on PS3. I'm ignoring Arkham Origins since a different studio worked on the title and it doesn't fit nicely into the trilogy. I can say this game took everything good from before and expanded upon it. The voice acting is superb with all my favorites back from the previous games. The city is MASSIVE and a ton of fun to explore either in the batmobile or by gliding from rooftop to rooftop. I can't say much about the story to keep from giving away spoilers but I'll say I've been hooked from the very beginning. For me a good game is all about the single-player story and experience, and this has delivered hours and hours of entertainment. The learning curve is nicely graded with enough challenge that I've had to redo parts in order to move forward, but not so difficult that I've wanted to smash the controller into tiny pieces. The missions are diverse and exciting, and I love the open world feel of Gotham that allows you to progress at your own pace (mostly) and take on the missions you want. It's such an immersive environment I really applaud all of the developers, programmers, artists, designers, etc. who worked so hard on every single detail. I'm about 90% done with the game and I already know I'll be back for more when I've finished it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Battle Mode Batman

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    TPas
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    This is the first of the Arkham series that I have played more than just a couple of hours. It is quite different from previous games so if you aren't a fan of the other games than this may be your cup of tea. Ive noticed that there are a lot more of those "cause the biggest scene" missions than there are stealth style missions. At least thats how it feels especially when running and gunning in the new Batmobile. It is definitely a great addition to the game. The controls of the batmobile are a bit clunky at first but with a little bit of time it does become natural. The voice acting is superb as always and is expected of Warner Brothers to pull out all the stops when casting. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill return once more to bring the nostalgia back into every '90s Batchild that grew up stuck to the television after school line up on Kids WB. Soundtrack as well fits into every scene well, making you feel immersed in the gameplay without distracting from the tone of the moment. Overall I'll give it a 4.5/5. Only because I enjoy more of an underdog that Batman is in other stories rather than Battle Armor Robocop Soldier that he is in this game, even though all the new toys are just so much fun to use. And for the $11.99 I was able to grab it online for made this my favorite game on this console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good ending to Batman Arkham series

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    Jamin
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    This game is good, but I don't think this was the best the Arkham series had to offer. One of the new features, the Batmobile, had me insanely excited for this game. The moment the Batmobile appeared on screen I must admit I squealed. After that initial excitement it was hard to enjoy the Batmobile the more it was shoved down my throat. Mission after mission I had to use the Batmobile. This cut down the hand to hand combat a bit. This game is void of any real boss battles like the ones you experience in previous games. But of course there were Batmobile vs Tank battles. Also the fact that the true ending of the game is hidden until you collect all of those stupid riddler trophies is kind of annoying. I feel that collectibles are not exciting gameplay-wise. Other than those complaints i found the game to be the same Batman we love. The combat is fluid, fast and fun. The side missions are very intriguing and spread on the map so that you could stumble across them even if you aren't actively looking for it. The main story was dark and suspenseful and the voice actors brought all of the characters to life so well. This game was a blast to play despite some minor grievances, but I don't think it was at it's fullest potential, as far as gameplay is concerned, but it's good on Rocksteady to finish while they were ahead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An excellent Batman experience, with some flaws

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    Chris
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    Arkham Knight is an immense game with lots of things to do. Most of the side quests are rather engaging, though there are a number of simplistic ones that do get repetitive over time. The gameplay is fluid and the fighting mechanics have never felt better. The story gets quite a bit darker in this game than the previous Arkham titles, as befitting what is to be the final chapter in Rocksteady's trilogy of Batman games. Still, there are little touches throughout the game that bring a smile to my face, such as movie posters which refer back to an episode of the Animated Series and even a couple of unexpected jump scares that just keep things interesting. The biggest flaw is, sadly, the Batmobile. While it can be fun driving through Gotham in your super duper tank, it is still faster to travel across town using your grapple and gliding. Additionally, many of the puzzles or missions require the use of the Batmobile, making it feel like the developers are forcing you to use it just so it will feature more prominently rather than it just being another tool in Batman's toolbox. That said, however, Arkham Knight is still an excellent game and one that has kept me up late playing it, just trying to get one more Riddler trophy, rescue one more fireman, do one more mission, hey, how'd it get to be 1 AM?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    Bats409
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    Arkham Knight is a great game. If you've played the other Arkham games, then you'll feel right at home with the combat and predator mechanics of Arkham Knight, which both remain excellent. Those of you who are new to the series will have a learning curve but you'll get it with little difficulty. Rocksteady even added a few new things to combat, including dual takedowns when you're battling a group of baddies with a Robin, Nightwing or Catwoman. And they made a few predator takedowns a bit easier to execute. The biggest addition to the Arkham series is of course, the Batmobile. I'm not that adept at driving games so I have a bit of trouble driving around Gotham City. Maybe it's the sensitivity of the controls but who knows. Unfortunately for me, the Batmobile is essential to the game so we cannot complete the game without it. I have to admit that seeing the bad guys run when they see the Batmobile speeding their way is very satisfying. The story is again excellent with a few twists that I didn't see coming, with side missions you should definitely finish. The voice acting is also top-notch. The most annoying villain (at least to me) is still the Riddler. I just can't stand his voice! Aside from the driving mechanics, Arkham Knight is still an awesome game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Been There, Done That

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    GaminNMacon
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    While I'm giving this game 4 stars on purely technical merits, personally I didn't care for it. If you're like me and have played the three previous Arkham games and felt that maybe the formula was wearing a little thin, well maybe wait for a price drop on this. It's not that it's a bad game. In fact it's far from it. Looking at it technically as well as objectively it's hard to find fault with what Rocksteady has done. The game is gorgeous to look at it. It's amazing what they've achieved considering this is still running on Unreal Engine 3. But personally speaking, I can't help but feel a bit of Batman fatigue at this point. After playing through the three previous entries in the series I had hoped that making the leap to current consoles might add some more variety in terms of gameplay. However all we've gotten is a prettier looking version of the same three games. That being said it's still an amazing game that plays just as tight as the other games but I can't recommend to anyone who isn't an absolute die-hard Batman fan. At least at this point in time. If you're on the fence, I'd wait for a price drop. If you have more Batman stuff in your house than you probably should, then it's probably right up your alley.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    To Rocksteady goes the spoils

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    yonce
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    Like most console gamers, I have greatly enjoyed the "Arkham" Trilogy by Rocksteady Studios, I say that because I did not complete Arkham Origins (Dev by Warner Bros.), however I did beat that now infamouse Deathstrokeboss fight but after that the game felt very recylced and I told my self I would for next-gen Arkham installment by Rocksteady. Just let me say, it was def worth the wait! Arkham Knight is a fitting finale for Rocksteady and I couldnt be happier playing it on the PS4. The game looks polished and plays very smoothly. It is the same Arkham formula however they changed just enough to make it feel like a whole new experience. The inclusion of the Batmobile has generally been positive however there are parts the game where it feels forced, echoed by gamers alike. Also the droid tank battle seem a bit out of place. Nothing feels more satisfying then launching out of the Batmobile, gliding, then entering the Batmobile all in one motion! The game also game with tons of FREE DLC. The Harley Quinn Story, Wayne Tech Upgrades, New 52 Skins, Classic Skins, and the Sony PS4 Exclusive Scarecrow missions. Props to Rocksteady Studios, DC Comics and Warner Bros. for putting out a classic! Get this game now!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game!

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    luunatic
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    I played and finished Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and even Arkham Origins. This is the best one. Big open world game with plenty of side quests. Like the other games Batman games, it can get a bit repetitive. Fighting crime does make you feel that way though, but it does give a bit more side stories/quests. Speaking of story, I thought it had a nice flow to it. It may be a little more dark than the other Batman games. The big change on this is the Batmobile which I thought worked flawlessly. I didn't notice any glitch while using it. However, I can say they may put in too much of it. What I mean by that is you rely on it heavily at certain points of the game such as the side quests. It is a fun new toy to have and we all love new toys and what to play with it as much as possible, but I thought they could've put less of it in the game. The combat system in this game is just like the previous Batman games, but with a lot more extra moves and gadgets. All this may seem overwhelming if you haven't play the past Batman games and may take some time getting used to. Don't let it intimidate you as there are challenge spots around the game where you can practice the free flow combat system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate Batman Game!

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    Honestly
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    When this game first came out my only complaint was the bare bones challenge mode. Since then, a lot of free updates has fixed the challenge mode, such as adding a character select option, letting you play as some of Rocksteady's best characters like Harley Quinn and Red Hood on almost any stage. But the campaign itself is arguably the best in the Arkham franchise. For me personally, I'd rate it higher than Asylum and Origins but tied with Arkham City. Gotham looks breathtaking, the graphics are some of the best anywhere, the combat has been fine tuned to perfection, the story has some amazing moments, and you finally get to drive the batmobile! Some may argue the batmobile is overused but I always found it to be great fun, especially during the puzzle solving bits. Last thing to note, with all the costume/batmobile DLC this game is now a Batman fans dream. Want to drive the 1989 Tim Burton batmobile in the Michael Keaton outfit? This game has you covered. Want to drive Nolan's Tumblr as Christian Bale's Batman? Check. Want to drive Snyder's batmobile as Ben Afflecks Batman? You got it. You're not gonna find that level of fanservice anywhere else!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Be careful buying PS4 Games

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    pc3k
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    I went to my local BestBuy to pickup this game that was on sale. It was the last copy it had in stock and I purchased it. Unfortunately I did not check the packaging on the game carefully enough before I left the store. I had to return to BB because the game is not in the case. Apparently the side of the case plastic was slit open and the game was pulled out. I was fortunate (I guess) I looked at the game and noticed it within 25 minutes after I got home. I did not rip the plastic off, I just peeped through the narrow opening and saw that the game was not in there. I was upset that I did not catch it earlier but was happy that I looked into it because I usually leave games in their plastic until I'm ready to play them. PS4 games are susceptible to this happening because how it is packaged (unless it's a steelbook version or have the cover sleeve over the case). It also makes me think of how easy it is to possibly claim an used game as new if there is little notice of the wear on the disc. Anyway just be careful and always look closely. Since there was no game, I can't review the game itself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Batman game. Didn't need so much Batmobile.

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    Brice4128
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    So I have played all the Arkham games, Asylum, City, Origins, and now Knight. It really doesn't seem like they've made a lot of improvements on this new game, though really there didn't need to be many improvements. The graphics don't appear to be much of an upgrade from the previous 3 games which were released on the previous generation console. That said, it does feel familiar, though after 4 games, familiar isn't always a good thing. Gliding around Gotham is as fun here as it was in the previous games and the map feels quite a bit larger. The biggest addition in this game is the inclusion of the Batmobile. You might be thinking, "I've always wanted to cruise around Gotham in the Batmobile". Pump your brakes there Turbo. It's not as much fun as you might think. The controls feel way too loose and when you use the afterburner, the Batmobile becomes very hard to control. I haven't fully upgraded though, so hopefully it'll get better once I unlock a few more things. All in all this is still a good Batman game that I've had fun playing so far and I think if this is the final chapter in the Arkham series, it's a pretty good end. Though it could've been better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great despite excessive batmobile use

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    JasR
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    The game is beautiful and ran with no issues. If you've played the previous Arkham games you'll enjoy this one as well. Equipping new gadgets, unlocking new abilities and using both feel just as great. Combat and puzzle solving are just as good as they've always been. My only gripe is the excessive and sometimes forced use of the batmobile. There are times when it can be great racing throgh the city then ejecting out to glide over the city or to take on a group of thugs. Batmobile assisted take downs and puzzle solving can also be great. What's not great? Constant tank battles, and boss battles against some of the best DC fighters being relegated to batmobile battles. Seriously?!! I didn't hate the batmobile, I just wished the decision to use it or not was more in my control and not constantly feeling like it was being forced on me. Playing as Batman, one of the things I love most is launching up high and gliding over the city and while on the ground using his skills and gadgets to take down a foe. A little less batmobile would have made this game amazing, instead of just great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not the Batman you're used to

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    Nate
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    Arkham Knight took what was great about the previous Arkham Games and ramped up the action with an expansive environment and some great new toys. I've read reviews of people complaining about the Batmobile so here's the gist if you don't like mech combat games like Armored Core you're probably not going to like how much the game includes Batmobile action. However if you like stealth games, action combo fighting, puzzle solving and Mech combat, not to mention BATMAN you're going to love this game. As a fan of the previous titles in the Arkham series particularly developed by Rocksteady I had a blast playing through this game. Chosing between attacking in stealth, head on or even with the batmobile the choices gave the action a great deal of versatility. Occasional being able to switch between characters like Robin, Knightwing and Catwoman provided even more dynamic features. Car chases were intense and really cinematic, and one of my favorite parts of this game. There's so much action and ways in which to attack the problems that the experience is really up to the gamer to develop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great up to a point

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    ReaderRabbit8
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    Arkham Knight is a great Batman game. I can't say if it's my favorite Arkham game because of some things that occur near the end of the game. I'll try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible. There is a lot to love in this iteration of the Arkham series. The combat feels crisp and fluid. Exploring Gotham City is fun. The side missions were my favorite part of the game. The Firefly missions and mystery serial killer missions are a high point. The main story is kind of lackluster but the addition of a certain sidekick makes the whole thing worth while. The one thing that really sucked out my enjoyment of the game were the many bat-tank battles. There are so many of them and they happen so often I found my self dreading any progression made in the game. As soon as I knew I was in a tank battle I would heavily sigh, roll my eyes and begrudgingly make my way through it. These tank missions soured my experience with the game. You might love this part of the game, I did not. At all. Every other part of the game is great, but temper your expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for any batman fans.

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    Troy
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    This game was a joy to play. I originally purchased it on the PC and later got a refund due to the horrible optimization and bugs (Warner Brothers actually recalled the PC version of the game). Fortunately I had only spent 1-1.5 hours playing the PC version. I then purchased this game (PS4) from Best Buy and have no regrets. The graphics look amazing on the PS4 and the game played smoothly. I don't remember how many hours that it took me to beat the game but if I had to guess I'd say around 15-20 hours. I didn't purchase the DLC pass just yet, I'll probably do that when half of the content has already been released (why pay full price to get 1/6 of the DLC upfront). I don't want to spoil the story of the game but I was really satisfied with it. Pros: +Great game length +Graphics look good +Fun gameplay +Game properly optimized +Has a decent amount of side content (side missions) that can be worth completing (no spoilers here) +Batmobile is fun...for a while Cons: -No real boss fights outside of the batmobile -Batmobile is forced too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    HARD GAME

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    Flame0322
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    Batman series is always among the most wanted games we people here have been waiting for. Now we have it! Through the initial play, I want to show you guys my thoughts. I'm not going to review the graphics, or the story line, or the music. Who needs to know that anyway, if you are a big fan in this series. I'm here to tell you what you can do in the game! That is the most exciting part, isn't it? You can free roam in the city. Btw, the Gotham City is five times bigger than the Arkham City. You are free to choose any mission in this free world. All the villains are teamed up against Batman! Big challenge. Their only mission is to sabotage Batman, and of course, your mission is to hunt them down. It is sometimes like a puzzle solving game. For example, you come to a crime scene, you listen carefully to the radio, and there is some distinctive music noise at the background, then when you roaming in the city, you happen to hear that music again, BANG, there goes your clue. You found a lead in the crime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost excellent (PS4)

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    HR43
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    It's the first week this game has been out and it's good, but Asylum and City made for some -very- high expectations. Regarding quality, it falls below any of it's Rocksteady predecessors, as it has a lot of glitches while I did not experience one in any of the previous versions. It does not connect to PSN leaderboards, the main character already froze on me once, I've had to try more than once for Batman to interact with something (press X) a few times. And regarding gameplay, going through it does not help in getting a feel for the city as you have to move fast between different points in the city. You do a lot of moving around in the Batmobile, which I hate to say, I dont like. The steering is clumsy and the physics not good at all. It would have been good to use for a mission or two, but you are on it a lot, and for me is not a good expercience. Most importantly I feel that the combat system took a step backwards, and the controls in general, and are not as good as the past two versions. This, plus the Batmobile= minus 1 star.

    I would recommend this to a friend