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Batman: Return to Arkham - PlayStation 4

Model: 1000600625SKU: 5321000

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 765 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Return to Arkham is a fine place to start.

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent update of two classic games

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Batman loves to talk to himself.

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Remaster of Two Classics

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Remaster

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    waggs181
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    Batman: Return To Arkham is a great HD remake for the PS4. Arkham Asylum and Arkum City are two of my favorite games, and seeing it in high-definition was wonderful. My only gripe is that they made Batman's face a bit too high-definition, and close-ups of his face make it look like Batman had a severe acne problem as a teen. Both of these games are some of the best, and the developer really makes it feel like you're playing the Dark Knight. The story is terrific, the voice acting is top-notch, and the gameplay is stellar. This is a must-have in any gamer's collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still amazing after all these years!

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Returning To Arkham In High Definition

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Games, angry with Sony

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

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still a great game, not a great port

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still A Fun Game

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    Sixshot
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    Even after several years (or just over 7 years) after its release, this game is still fun to play like before. Having played the original Arkham Asylum on the PC via 360 controller, going through the game again is still just as fun as it was before. The new visuals are interesting and the controls feel solid. This is the Batman game worth getting and playing, simply because the game held up well despite its age. All the DLCs that were released on Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are bundled with their respective games, thus making this the most complete Batman game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Batman Arkham reigns

    Posted
    MBH1776
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    These two games, Asylum and Arkham City, have long been considered two of the best Batman games ever. The games are on 2 separate discs and include all of the previously released Downloadable content on disc as well. I have read where there were some possible frame rate or light level issues when playing, but it is something that may vary for players. I haven't personally found any problems. These games are for a teen and older audience due to content and I recommend them to the many fans of Batman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun and realistic.

    Posted
    Howdy
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    I don't mean realistic, like, everything will jump out the TV realistic, but how the characters move is realistic. If it was a show I would watch it (Gotham Reference XD). But in this game, due to it being realistic, it requires realistic decisions. For example, if you have to jump, you have to time that so you won't be seen (and trust if your seen.... it's all over). But that's just for Disc 1: Arkham Asylum. I haven't made it to Disc 2: Arkham City. It's a really great buy. 2 in 1 disc package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holy Batastic!

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    Bakeman
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    Game is SOOOO GOOD! Return to Arkham and experience two critically acclaimed titles from the last generation - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content. Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum - Graphics are revamped and gameplay smooth!!! Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome games for a great price......

    Posted
    Spidey18
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    Being both a huge Spider-Man and Batman fan I knew I had to get the Arkham series to complete my early collection. I recently got back into gaming after a long layoff and these 2 games are the perfect compliment to Insomniac's newly released Spider-Man. It's not a coincidence that this series and Spider-Man are being constantly compared to each other. If you loved Spider-Man then you will absolutley love the Arkham series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    radiantarkham
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    I love these games but this remaster is a waste of time and money. The graphics may look better, but, to that end, they sacrificed the tone and ambiance of the game. They changed the trigger configurations for no apparent reason, which only causes problems. And there are moments where the game lags/shutters. These problems didn't exist in the original PS3 versions. A 1:1 port of these games would have been preferable to this muddled "improvement".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If your not improving by remastering, don't do it!

    Posted
    Napper
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    The original games of the series were groundbreaking in many ways, especially for game play, specifically the combat system! So if you never played the originals I recommend picking them up! However, with the remaster downgrading graphics in some instances, especially in "Asylum," it does not make much sense to waste your money on this one! But both games are extremely fun and entertaining, just depends what category of gamer you are in!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest remaster

    Posted
    solidruss
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    I'm a huge fan of the original Arkham game, I played through it 3 times, I have to admit I'm still enjoying it but with this remaster there are frame rate issues. As others have said there is lag at times, something that didn't happen with the original. The graphics are nicer looking but I'm not blown away by them. If you've never played these games by all means pick it up, but I wouldn't rush out to get it just because it's a "remaster"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value if you've never played the originals,

    Posted
    Brad
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    Having only played Arkham Knight, this game was a treat. The upscaled graphics look nice, the gameplay is solid(albeit, not as good or as smooth as Knight) and two games for $40(gamers club) is quite a steal. My only complaint is the 10 gig update for each game. If you don't have the internet or have connection issues, expect the game(especially Asylum) to look muddy. Other than that, if you're a fan of Batman or action games, I highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    ToycomicDude
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    So let me explain. While I LOVE being able to play both of these games on next gen consoles, I really don’t see that much of an upgrade here form the original content which is why I’m glad I didn’t purchase at full price. I still recommend the Arkham series (including Origins) to any and everyone. I just don’t think this is a mind blowing update to the originalls graphics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two Great Games for a Low Price

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    KatA
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    Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are two of the best games from the last console generation. This this bundle you get both games, with all the DLC, and a graphical upgrade for the newer console generation. If you missed either of these games, you should definitely buy this bundle. If you played them before, you're not really getting any new content, just improved graphics and a better FPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend