Batman Arkham City

8.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 9/10
Story Line: 8/10
Gameplay: 8/10

Beautiful Graphics and a gripping storyline

Entirely Single player

What is Batman Arkham City?

Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios. It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The game was released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows..

Game Info

GAME NAME: Batman Arkham City

DEVELOPER(S): Rocksteady Studios

PUBLISHER(S): Warner Brothers Games

PLATFORM(S): PC, xbox360, PS3

GENRE(S): Action/Adventure

RELEASE DATE(S): Available Now

This Review is by Jack Burton played from the Xbox 360.

This is a superb and visually beautiful game, Know it’s better playing this after completing Arkham asylum.

Story


The game is based in the gritty prison setting of Arkham city (Gotham). Bruce wayne is himself imprisoned in the prison Arkham City by Hugo Strange, Hugo strange conceals the fact he knows Bruce Waynes dual identity as Batman. Many of Batmans biggest enemies are in this prison with him, these include Penguin, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Bane, Rā’s al Ghūl, Two Face and the biggest of all… Joker himself. After being arrested and taken by the Penguin himself Bruce wayne escapes capture and soon calls Alfred to have his Bat costume airdropped onto a roof ready for a pickup, after getting into his suit you are free to roam the city you are imprisoned in, you can now go to checkpoints on the map to continue the gripping story line in which you must find out what the meaning of Protocol 10 is. Whilst doing so you find Joker has been infected with the dangerous Titan Formula and after being captured you too have the killer poison inside you courtesy of the Joker, It’s now your mission to stay alive and bring down Strange. In your quest to do so you will encounter all of batman’s former enemies. Question is, Will Batman save himself in time, and who will Die?

Along with the main story line you must complete numerous side missions, Finding the mystery killer, the impostors, and biggest of all finding the riddler. These show up on the map however in order for these to do so there are a select few enemies roaming the map in which you must interrogate, after doing so your map will show riddles and other goodies for you to go and check out.

This Game also features a small Subplot in which you can play as bat woman, How will she help Batman?

Characters


Bruce Wayne/Batman

Bruce wayne is Imprisoned and soon has his Bat costume sent to him so he can unleash fury upon his enemies.

Abilities: Various
BWithin the Game you can upgrade to use new gadgets and also new moves to help you get to the bottom of the protocol 10 mystery

Enemies

Hugo strange, Joker, Riddler, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Clayface, Mr.Freeze, Penguin, Two face and more.

Cat Woman

Yes catwoman is in the prison too looking very good I must add, she has a hidden little house and yes fortunatly you do get to play as her, within the game catwoman has her own abilities separate from batman in which you can unlock .
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Speciality: Her Whip

Gameplay


The game is based primarily around melee fighting in true batman style you never actually kill the thugs you are fighting, only knock them out. The fighting style of this game is second to none, including multiple moves batman can excuse and a variety of weapons to help him such as the iconic batarang, this can all be upgraded too for example you can get a remote control batarang. The fighting also includes some beautiful slow motion finishers, great feature I believe! Graphics wise, This game is truly stunning, I have played a lot! of games however Batman Arkham City was one of the most impressive, Hands down one of the best graphic games out. Also being 3D compatible it’s a neat way to play. Sadly like the 2009 Batman Arkham Asylum there is no online multiplayer which is a shame however it is hard to think of how you could possibly play this game online. To make up for this the game has some cool little side games such as stealth mode and multiple fighting scenes in where you can complete mini challenges. Once the main story line of this Game is complete you are still free to roam Arkham city this is a massive plus as even though the story is complete it’s far from over, you can play on with the riddles etc. Admittedly after playing on for a few days after the addictive story line it does seem to be a bit monotonous and becomes over time slightly boring. Having said that I do think this is one of the best games out there, it’s hard to put your controller down and hells yes! I think you should buy this game! Its Epic.

Trailer


-Jack9687