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Batman: Arkham Knight - Xbox One

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great ending. Bad final game to the Arkham series

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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best in the Batman series

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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman: Arkham Knight ends the story with a bang!

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game - just not the best in the series

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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great looking game

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another good Batman Arkham installment

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman's Great Fear? .. Chuck Norris

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The finale to the Arkham series doesn't disappoint

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman on Xbox One is extremely FUN!

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    EntertainedBlaise
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    Batman Arkham Knight is a terrific game and a delight to my collection. Rated M,, for the brutal violence, strong / coarse language and any other carnal behavior they could fit into this game without going too far. The game controls are easy to learn. The missions are adequately challenging. Overall this is exactly what one might expect from the Dark Arkham Knight on a next generation gaming platform. The graphics, at least the finishers, are to die for (yeah I went there). If you like Batman, Action- Adventure games with a open environments, challenging missions that are easily playable with a bit of naughty language and some brutal villain dispatching. You will really enjoy this game. I've had continuous play for hours and I'm not yet done. it more than most as I was the lucky man who bought it while it was advertised for Best Buy's Deal of the Day. Game on, Gamer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Entry to This Series

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    Arkham Knight is the 4th I believe in this series. Standard game play is the same to other games in this series. The same voice actors are portraying Batman and a surprise character who I don't want to spoil. On this go around you have the entirety of all of Gotham to play in as Scarecrow with a mercenary army led by the mysterious Arkham Knight gets Gotham evacuated. Soon all that is left is Batman, Oracle, and Commissioner Gordon. The biggest edition is the arrival of the Batmobile. I was not the greatest driver in the beginning (as the massive amount of property damage I caused will attest to) but when I got the hang of it I had a blast driving. Many of the Riddler's challenges revolve around using the Batmobile which makes you learn how to handle the car/tank. I love the flying/gliding around the cityscape as well and the fight combos are just as much fun. If you are a fan of the earlier games then you won't be disapointed and if you haven't played any then you can start with this game but it does refer to events in the earlier 2 games (Arkham Asylum and Arkham City) in the storyline so you might be a little confused by that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Batman: Arkham... Batmobile ?

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    NanNanCamera
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    I'm shocked to be disappointed. I loved the first two Arkham games. I even loved Origins! But this feels more like a car racing game than one of the Arkham games. I'm five hours in, and it just doesn't feel right. The controls on the bat mobile are clunky, the car has no finesse, I feel like I'm driving a fast paced Mako from Mass Effect (or as Forbes put it, a Wraith from Halo). This would be negligible except that this car is thrown in your face every chance the game gets. The mobile is one of many of batman's tools, it shouldn't be so prominent. With "Shadow of Mordor," and the other Arkham games, I thought I could safely pre-order this baby and know I'd be happy with it. I really don't know what to say. The rest of the game is good, not "Arkham City" good, but a solid what-you'd-expect Arkham game with corresponding gameplay. It's just that clunky thing thrown at you so much that makes this game go down to three stars. If you like car-centered games, you'll probably love this, but I want more batman and less bat mobile. Sorry folks. I really wanted this to be a five star review. I really did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Fantastic Game

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    Mickely3
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    Batman: Arkham Knight has been an amazing game to play. The gameplay was improved from Arkham City and makes it even more fun to play. Additionally, the story is fantastic, including many of the major characters without seeming gimmicky. Side quests also offer "intel" which shows you where they occur if you can't find the event locations by exploring. The batmobile plays a major part in this game. While the mechanics of the batmobile are amazing and it's very natural to control it, I felt that it was over-emphasized just a bit much. The emphasis wasn't anything distracting/detracting from the story, I would have personally preferred a lighter showing from it. There are a few bugs in the game, most notably one where enemies can get stuck inside of walls or other objects during fights. This has been mostly comical for me though, and has resulted in only minor setbacks since the game saves very frequently. My game also froze/crashed twice during play, which again, resulted in only a minor inconvenience due to the frequency of checkpoint saves. Overall, a fantastic game. I've been greatly pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Game, But Has Some Flaws

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    Kevin
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    Batman: Arkham Knight, the final installment of Rocksteady's excellent Arkham franchise, is an awesome game that is brought down a notch due to a few crucial flaws. Everything about this game bleeds quality and attention to detail. The Gotham that has been created by Rocksteady is magnificent and is also probably the most detailed open world in a game you can currently buy. On top of that, the combat in the game is as good as it has ever been and the Batmobile is a really cool addition. However, it is overused a tad too much. The story, while good, can also be extremely predictable, especially for hardcore fans of the Batman mythology. Also, if you really looked forward to the boss encounters in the previous games, you will be sadly disappointed with this one. There is only one real boss in the game and even that one isn't very good. However, if you have enjoyed the previous Arkham games, then this will be right up your alley (no pun intended). The awesome characters, world, and gameplay are sure to satisfy for it's 15 to 20 hour length.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ending to a phenomenal series.

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    ConnorMarcus14
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    To me, this one is the best of the series. The M rating might scare away the younger teenage audience (well, maybe more so their parents), but it's still alittle bit more like a T rated game. It has a few more mature moments, but it's nothing that kids who play call of duty or halo couldn't handle. Also, it's not much worse than the Dark Knight movie trilogy. But back to the game: the cinematics are incredible. The gameplay is loads of fun and will take more than just a day or two to complete because there's a lot to do. Being able to use the Batmobile is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. And the story is pretty incredible, especially for fans of the comics and those that know of some of the better Batman stories, such as Death in the Family and The Killing Joke. As an added bonus, you can achieve multiple endings to the game depending on how much of it you complete. I could go on, but I would end up spoiling the game. It's definitely worth the buy and is an awesome ending to Rocksteady's incredible version of the world of Batman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Riddler Wins! No more Batmobile please!

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    TMC304
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    This game made me hate the Batmobile. For the first 4 hours the Batmobile seems cool and fun and a nice change of pace for the Arkham series...and then it becomes sooo tedious. It's like, oh no way, I have to do this mission in the Batmobile again! The story is pretty lame in this one and the battles outside the Batmobile are all a bit too easy/ not very creative for experienced Arkham players. At times it's a really fun game but other times I wanted to turn it off and never play it again I felt so betrayed by the reliance on the car chases and tank battles. I could easily have skipped this. Also Riddler trophies are a pain and I can't believe you have to get all 300! of them to beat Riddler! Not cool. I understand challenge and diligence and reward but with so many other good games to play and better developed stories I'm not going to waste more hours of my life running around switching gadgets. The Riddler wins this round. Also, Arkham Knight has a pretty good ethical point at times which isn't very well resolved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, forced batmobile gimmick

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    The game itself is great and the story line, albeit painfully predictable aside from a singular moment, is enjoyable. The one complaint I have with the game is that the newest piece of hardware (in terms of the Arkham trilogy) is annoyingly forced on you at every turn. It honestly wouldn't be so bad if the batmobile didn't handle like it was permanently on ice whilst trying to do its best impersonation of a Fast and Furious film, namely Tokyo Drift. The controls unfortunately don't follow standard driving conventions, so it takes awhile to get adjusted to them... a lot longer than it should. With that said, you can adjust to its awkward controls, but honestly, you shouldn't have to. I don't mean to sound so negative about the game as it still comes recommended. It's a great story, tons of fun, but I can't help but make sure to point out the batmobile shortcomings. Also, for those that are completionists, the only way to get the true ending for the game is to collect all of the 350 or so collectibles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The ultimate batman experience

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    zeeman
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    Arkham Knight is the culmination of Rocksteady's series of Batman simulators over the years. The move to next gen only has done wonders for the game-- the graphics are phenomenal, and you can move through the huge world (5x the size of city/origins at least) without any loading times or stutters. The narrative is incredible and provides perfect closure to the series. The batmobile is a great new addition, however my only slight criticism of the game would be that some sequences become overly reliant on using the batmobile as a mechanic-- I would have preferred it to be a more nuanced and balanced part of Batman's arsenal, like his other gadgets. The brawler system remains the same and as addictive as ever, with new combos and moves that make it more satisfying than it's ever been. I can't recommend this game highly enough to both Batman fans and people new to the series-- this game will be remembered as a landmark title and the perfect conclusion to Rocksteady's trilogy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 week into playing the game and it is great.

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    Mozman
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    This game is a lot of fun. Has great graphics. It is dark, and I would not let my young kids watch or play the game. There is a story line to the game that is interesting. And plenty of challenges that you need to accomplish in order to move forward in the game. My latest challenge is to complete a driving obstacle game within a time limit. It's a somewhat circular tracks that progressive gets more difficult. The good thing is that failure doesn't force you to restart the whole challenge from the beginning. I noticed the game has in-game purchases available to change the skin of batman's outfit and the batmobile. Some are free and others are for a charge. There are other options available for purchase, but I'm not one willing to spend more money on an already expensive game. I'll finish the game first and then see if it is worth purchasing add-ons. Overall, I'm enjoying the game a lot and glad it doesn't have the problems that the PC version reported has.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around open world game!

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    Matt
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    Batman arkham knight is an awesome game that's open world where you can even drive the batmobile around (which is one of the best parts) and you can upgrade the batmobile throught the game and batman himself with his combat moves and gadget skill! Now if you have played the last couple of batman games then once you finish the game the credits happen and they show pictures of all of the old games/story missions. So if you love batman and want to drive his vehicle then I highly recommend this game! The worst part of this game is the Riddler trophies because to be able to get a 100% and complete the full knightfall protocol you have to find all of the Riddler trophies, I believe their is 240 something trophies. So if you want the full game experience then collect the Riddler trophies exactly when you see them/locate them on the map! I hope this review helped and enjoy being the Batman!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The End of Batman

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    ShogunStrangler
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    Arkham Knight is the last game of the Arkham trilogy by Rocksteady Games featuring Batman. Overall experience was great but if you are a fan of the series it can feel like something is missing after you finish. While Arkham Asylum felt so tight and perfect, AK feels a little scattered and going through the motions story wise. There are definitely a lot to do but most of them get repetitive and not creative unless they deal with a batman character. I looked forward to driving the bat mobile around Gotham but by the time you finish the game, the tank is forced on you so much that it doesn't feel unique and fresh. Of course, the combat has not changed and is as good as it's been the whole series. Graphics and art style is amazing and really makes you feel like you are gliding over a living city. Overall, I would recommend the game especially if you have been playing since the beginning but I would recommend waiting till it goes on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend