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Release Date: 7 Sep, 2012

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"Could anything be better than being Batman and having a whole city to explore as well as solving a mystery in an insane asylum overrun by its inmates?"

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Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City - five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum - the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition includes the following DLC:

  • Catwoman Pack
  • Nightwing Bundle Pack
  • Robin Bundle Pack
  • Harley Quinn’s Revenge
  • Challenge Map Pack
  • Arkham City Skins Pack

Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition packages new gameplay content, seven maps, three playable characters, and 12 skins beyond the original retail release:

  • Maps: Wayne Manor, Main Hall, Freight Train, Black Mask, The Joker's Carnival, Iceberg Long, and Batcave
  • Playable Characters: Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing
  • Skins: 1970s Batsuit, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One Batman, Batman Beyond Batman, Animated Batman, Sinestro Corps Batman, Long Halloween Catwoman, Animated Catwoman, Animated Robin, Red Robin and Animated Nightwing

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 17 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: ATI 3850HD 512 MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
    • Video Card: 256MB VRAM
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 320M, Intel HD3000 and Intel GMA series.
Helpful customer reviews
453 of 532 people (85%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: 28 September, 2014
I had a girlfriend when I first played Batman: Arkham City on my Xbox 360. Around 500 hours of gameplay later, my girlfriend forced me to choose. Her exact words were "It's either me or that stupid Batman game" after we had been together for a year and a half.

I've been single ever since.

11/10 would make that same choice again in a heartbeat.
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74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.3 hrs on record
Posted: 31 October, 2014
Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.
The game begins a while after Batman: Arkham Asylum. Arkham City is a big section of Gotham City which has been turned into a large-scale prison for its criminals, all constructed by Hugo Strange. Very early in the game Bruce Wayne is campaigning to demolish the institution when he himself is incarcerated under Strange's orders.
While Strange prepares to commence "Protocol 10", Wayne obtains his equipment via airdrop from Alfred, allowing him to become Batman. Now it is up to him to find out what Protocol 10 is. Along the way he fights several famous villains, among them Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Two-Face.
The story is pretty well done. Many recognizable characters on both sides of the Batman mythos are along for the ride.
Batman: Arkham City plays and controls much like Arkham Asylum. But one thing you will notice is that the game takes place in an open city, rather than in a single area. Arkham Asylum was by no means a small game, but in Arkham City the player is able to get the full Batman experience by gliding around the city in a much larger scale.
The combat system is pretty much the same as in previous game. You punch, counter, and use gadgets and finishing moves to subdue large amounts of enemies.
Besides of the main story and side quests you also have a lot of other stuff to do like solving Riddler secrets, Catwoman Missions, challenge maps and more. This game will last you a long time if you are trying to go for 100% completion.
The graphics are stunning and all the characters look really good. Faces and facial expressions are brilliantly made.
The soundtrack is literally Hollywood movie quality. The voice acting is incredible and everything else sounds great as well.
Batman: Arkham City is a great experience for anyone who likes Batman or who wants to discover his universe. It is definitely worth to buy and to play.

Sounds 10/10
Graphics 10/10
Gameplay 10/10
Atmosphere 10/10
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63 of 68 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: 21 December, 2014
Now here is a review filled with Batman puns. Why? Because I'm just such a Joker

It's Bat and better than ever. Good story, nice gameplay, Arkham City has Gotham all. Don't listen to those crappy negative reviews, they're just a Bane in the butt, and if you're about to post one of those reviews, stop right there Mister, Freeze! I hate people who are always Wayne-ing like that. Anyway, like Victor Fries, Batman is just ice, meaning that you get to put a Dent in the faces of those who think Robin people is a good thing. You'll find yourself playing this game way, way late into the Dark Knight. In other words, after playing this game it will be hard Two-Face the real world again. Trust me, Ivy played this game so much. I can Harley believe how good this game is. If anyone is unhappy with this game, then I ask you, why so serious?


Oh gosh, Batman's probably gonna PUNch me now.
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34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: 3 November, 2014
Good gameplay, storyline, graphics and more!
You can explore the Arkham City!
If you never played the batman game series, play it from the first one.
Totally recommend this game.
Now waiting for Batman Arkham Knight :D
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: 15 October, 2014
Cannot believe they sell a game this big for so little.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: 21 October, 2014
The Batman: Arkham franchise is the best Batman depiction outside of comics and Arkham City is the best entry yet.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: 20 September, 2014
Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Arkham Asylum and the spiritual sequel to Escape from New York.

You once again take the role of Batman: The super hero with the world's deadest parents. But this time around, if you include DLC, you also play as Robin, cooler Robin, and Halley Barrey.

I don't know how to spell Haley Baree.

Batman brings with him his skills and tools from his last adventure through the planet Zebes. Like Spider-Man's web swing, and his combat blanket, and his ability to move like a jumping bean while still being built like a brick ♥♥♥♥ house. Seriously, look at him, he makes me question my hetereosexuality. I once had a dream where he kissed me on the lips. In Paris, France. I don't think it makes me gay and neither does my therapist.

But also, this time around, you get to go through story segments as Halae Bear-e. Who has the amazing powers of making you and excellent survivalmen with your tent pitching skills. Her segments aren't that different from playing as Dead-parents man, but this time you move around with grace instead of like a tank that just drove through an orphanage. The segments end very quickly, and are few in between, but one leaves Hallee Beree restrained by poison Ivy and you're all "Woah! Damn! It just got all steamy up in here!"

The combat is much the same as the last game, only this time you don't swing around like an incompetant ♥♥♥♥♥ as soon as someone has the bright idea to bring a sharp object to the fight. You can now practically waste everyone and everything that moves without much effort because, well, you're Batman.

The challenge maps return, only this time to bust your balls, like my uncle during the family reunion. It is a sad story and I will go into it another time.

A good number of Batman's rogues gallery shows up, Including such memorable characters as.
Clown guy, and Rich bird-dwarf, and Freezy-dude, burned face man, and of course, who could forget, Immortal geezer.



Should you get this game? Well, I guess you could, but right now it costs about as much as a sandwich. Would you rather have a sandwich than a batman game? I would as well.

4 out of 19 smiley faces. Still waiting for that Blue Beetle game, Rock Steady.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: 4 October, 2014
I don't like Batman. I'm not a 9-year-old boy, and never was I, and I naively thought this would be the only target audience of such a game (because when I was a kid, it was mainly boys who seemed to read the Batman comics). As a result, Batman and I never really crossed paths other than the odd TV show when I was a wee thing in the Ice Age era. I also don't like combat games. All those buttons for punching and kicking and all that nonsense. Pffft!

But back to Batman. There was some article in my fave magazine looking back at this game and talking about stealth-play (which I love) and a fantastic open-world city. They recommended it hugely and the screenshots LOOKED incredible! But it was still Batman ... so I figured I'd wait for a cheapy deal just to see what it was like anyway. Checking that no-one else in the house was looking at my screen (I mean - Batman for chrissakes...) I loaded up the game - and my badly formed preconceptions were thrown in my face! Now the entire household knows I'm raving about a Batman game....

So what makes this game so great?

Firstly, the game offers complete freedom of play (you can stealth much of the game or fight your way through). Secondly, the controls are amazingly easy for a game with so many moves - very intuitive for those not blessed with controller dexterity (me included). Thirdly, Arkham City is a HUGE open-world dark city of seeming unlimited places to explore, and finally, like Batman or not, the colourful personalities of all the caricatures you'll meet in a Batman game are fun, crazy and brilliantly done. I found myself replaying the starting chapter twice over just to see Penguin again!

There is nothing better than swooping down on an unsuspecting enemy from skyscraper heights (in-game tutorials help you with special moves in flight). Control and precision are absolutely perfect. Stealth is a joy to play (and encouraged in some missions). The combat is easy too - taught gradually with on-screen prompts for buttons to press and when to make a high-scoring move. Best of all, this GOTY edition features Catwoman with some extra missions - and her playstyle is entirely different but equally engaging.

The dark city has depth and atmosphere, and feels like the crime-ridden snake's pit that it is. It's all brilliantly detailed. There are collectibles too, though some are pretty tough to beat. They offer a good challenge so they aren't mundane busiwork unlike some franchises (Assassin's Creed to name one example). There is a great upgrade system too - though a word of warning: your upgrade points are for Batman AND Catwoman separately. By the time I reached the end of the main Batman game, I had a Batman armed to the teeth, but a neglected Catwoman who had little more than black leotard and tights(!) - so remember to share the points around a bit.

In summary...
A great story-led plot, fabulous characters and really polished gameplay puts this game at the top of my best-games-ever tree. I really recommend it, even if you too find yourself grimacing and NOT ever having been a 9-year-old boy! Don't make the mistake I did and look past this game if you enjoy open-world games where you choose how to play.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: 3 January
Direct sequel of Arkham Asylum, this game now introduces some sort of open-world. While some people think this is a lame choice from the developpers, I personally think it serves the game right, even though the backtracking is still well present.

Otherwise, not a lot of changes; the game plays the same and it feels the same: awesome and epic. Also looks very good graphic-wise. Completely changing everything would have been a big mistake anyway, as the original gameplay is not bad at all.

If you liked Batman: Arkham Asylum and want to keep playing Batman in a kinda open-world environment, this is tha game for you! Even though the gameplay elements did not change one bit, this is still an awesome game to play and finish.

7.5-8/10, great game.
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40 of 63 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: 14 November, 2014
I want MORE!

More BATMAN!

More JOKER!

More ROCKSTEADY!

Great great GREAT GAME!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: 27 November, 2014
This game is the best Batman game on the market. If you are looking for a game with a good story line that is highly entertaining then this is the game for you.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: 9 October, 2014
Did you remember...Arkham Asylum? Well, Arkham City is the same, BUT BETTER OMG!1!!11


Paul Dini is not alone now due to the colaboration with Sefton Hill (Rocksteady Founder) and Paul Crocker (one of the biggest comic Freaks that i´ve ever seen IRL), and this means that MY BODY IS READY.
The main storyline, the sidequest, the environments, characters, npcs, even the simple details of the scenery are so good that its annoying, you have a lot of information to assimilate. For instance, during a boss fight, the stage has it´s own references for him, the weapons, the mechanics, dialogues, everything...thats amazing nowadays, because there are a few studios that want to make GOOD GAMES instead of Moneymakers. And it doesn´t dissapoint in the dubbing neither. Kevin Conroy will give his voice to Batman again, same as Mark Hamill with Joker, Arleen was replaced by Tara Strong a good change IMO, Nolan North as Penguin and the Kid Lover Solomon Grundy voiced by Tatasciore.



Lets move to the storyline. Bruce Wayne is incarcerated in Arkham City, a new massive prison located over the slums of Gotham City, founding out that there is a protocol named "Protocol 10" directed by Hugo Strange. And obviously you, AS BATMAN, must uncover what it is. During the main plot you´ll face different villains that are now settled in Arkham City.


As i said above, the systems and patterns used with Arkham Asylum are here in City, but improved.
For instance, the freeflow combat has been improved now you are able to counter more than one enemy simultaneously, create bigger combos, use aerial attacks or catch hurled items from the scenery. Also you can use almost every gadget during the combat in order to disable armored foes or set traps around you. The "Detective Vision" has been nerfed, which is a good new, now the visual effect obscure the game and doesnt highlight everything all the time.
Besides, now with a bigger city the predator-hunter perspective takes a great advantage, now you can choose where, how and who. Let me explain this with a normal encounter, enemies are around a central square, armed-to-the-teeth so:

-With the design of the city you can choose WHERE are you going to be, a rooftop, a beam, behind any object, etc...you can be literally everywhere.
-The amount of gadgets that you are able to use during fights has increased, choose how are you going to achieve your goal.
-The enemies now have different behaviours so be mindful of your target, choose wisely who should be knocked down/disarmed first.


Moreover the IA is now somehow better. Enemies now are armed with a wide variety of weapons and armored with different levels of armors. Some should be disarmed in order to neutralize them, others should be stunned, etc... their patterns of actuation were enhanced too. They made squads if they feel danger or if some of them are nervous, pick up weapons from boxes, hurl items to the character, get weapons from the ground asap, etc...

The skills have been mended too. Each category contains up to 15 unique upgrades according to your own combat preferences. Less percents and more useful skills to use during the fights. The worst part is that a lot of predator or hunter skills are already unlocked, but thats just my opinion.

Furthermore the movements for Batman were expanded, in fact they add new movement and though about new ones, but the dev. team only took the ones who felt authentic with Batman.

Finally Arkham City offers the same end-game content, trophies, riddles, combat challenges, etc... but all these aspects have been enhanced.


If you dont have this game yet, buy it, cheap, funny and full of content.


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Recordáis...Arkham Asylum? Bueno, Arkham City es lo mismo, PERO MEJOR OMG!1!!!1!!1!


Paul Dini ya no está solo, debido a la colaboración con Sefton Hill (fundador de Rocksteady) y Paul Crocker (uno de los mayores fridigo expertos en cómics que he visto IRL) por lo que significa...que va a ser la OSTIA.


La trama, las secundarias, los entornos, npcs, personajes, incluso los simples detalles de la escenografía son tan buenos que es molesto. Tienes toneladas de información que han dejado los guionistas en estos lugares para que la asimiles. Por ejemplo durante una pelea con un boos, la fase tienen diferentes referencias hacia él, desde las armas hasta el propio fondo de la pelea, sus mecánicas, diálogos, etc... es un gran trabajo, y es lo que diferencia a un buen juego. Ni siquiera decepciona en el doblaje, y eso que el primero era DIFÍCIL de superar. Kevin Conroy va a volver a ponerle voz a nuestro Batman, al igual que Mark Hamill con Joker. Arleen fue reemplazada por Tara Strong, un buen cambio de voz en mi opinión, Nolan North será el Pingüino y el Amante de los Niños Solomon Grundy tomará su voz de Fred Tatasciore.

La historia principal es simple, como la primera entrega. Bruce es encarcelado en Arkham City, una nueva prisión masiva que fue establecida sobre los arrabales de Gotham, encontrando que hay un protocolo en marcha (llamado Protocol 10) y dirigido por Hugo Strange. Y obviamente, tú, COMO BATMAN, vas a ir a descubrir de que va la cosa. Durante la trama principal te encontrarás diferentes villanos que se encuentran en Arkham city.

Como dije algo más arriba, los sistemas usados y los patrones siguen presentes en City pero han sido mejorados para ofrecer una mejor experiencia jugable.

Por ejemplo, el Freeflow ha sido retocado permitiendo contraatacar a más de un enemigo de forma simultánea, crear mayores combos, usar ataques aéreos o tomar objetos lanzados del escenario. Además la cantidad de utensilios que puedes usar ha aumentado significativamente, ampliando las posibilidades de combate. La visión de detective ha sido nerfeada, y esto es una buena implementación, ya que en el primer Batman esta herramienta tan básica hacía superar el juego en cero coma. Además, al tener una mayor ciudad y mejoras en los sistemas de combate y aparatos se puede decir que, donde y como quieres combatir. Una situación simple, enemigos armados hasta los dientes en una plaza:

-Con este nuevo diseño puedes elegir DONDE estarás, techos, vigas, gárgolas, etc... literalmente puedes posicionarte donde y como quieras.
-La cantidad de utensilios a utilizar ha aumentado, lo que te permite elaborar más tácticas para afrontar un desafío.
-Los enemigos ahora tienen diferentes comportamientos, así que se consciente de tu objetivo, a quien vas a desarmar/knockear y por que.


Para más inri la IA ha sido corregida. Los enemigos están mejor armados, si no lo están recurrirán al escenario para enmendarlo, además de contar con una amplia gama de armas y armaduras. Sus patrones de actuación se han visto mejorados también. Harán cuadrillas si se sienten amenazados o si están nerviosos y no quieren ir solos.

Las habilidades están mejor desarrolladas. Cada categoría tiene hasta 15 habilidades únicas dependiendo de tu preferencias en el combate. Menos porcentajes y más habilidades para usar. Aunque por criticar algo diría que las depredador y cazador vienen en su mayoría desbloqueadas.

Lo que es más, los movimientos de Batman han aumentado y se han corregido así que no más Ortopedias Wayne. Añadieron más movimientos y mejoraron los antiguos, haciendo que quedasen naturales y fidedignos a Batman.

Como colofón, Arkham City tiene un mayor contenido tras el juego que su anterior entrega además de mayores retos de combates y una historia acorde a Riddler.

Si aún no tenéis este juego, compradlo, barato y divertido.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: 5 November, 2014
Best Arkham game 8.7/10

+ Better responses than Asylum had
+ Fluid combat
+ Great story
+ Open world
+ Plenty of content (Especially finding the Riddler trophies)
+ Good graphics and animations
+ Great voice acting

- Optimized for Nvidia video cards, not AMD.
- A lot of walking back and forth
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: 26 January
Almost as awesome as Arkham Asylum, but this time I wasn't so interested by story and plot, it's not so exiting as previous game. In spite of that game offers many new things, like open map. One of the best things you could do was playing as catwoman or robin and use much more weapons and gadgets. There is an option of some side quests which I consider as much more attracting than main story. You will meet many super villains lie mr. Freeze, Riddler in person, Hatter and many others. Riddle becomes indeed very great threat and you will need find and solve his riddles, which are much more difficult than in Arkham Asylum, to rescue his hostages. You have an option to play Zsaz's little booth game, save Nora Fries or meet mysterious watcher who keeps watching batman, there are many possibilities what to do after main line is done. The most interesting thing I consider meeting Ras al Ghul himself. Again I hated fighting system it's not for PC players in my opinion.

This game totally worth playing.
8/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: 26 January
The follow up to Arkham Asylum, and like any great comic book sequel, Arkham City doesn't fail to disappoint. Proving that more of a good thing can make that thing great. The amazing fight system which was implemented in the first game is back, with enough Subtle improvements to make the worlds greatest detective grin.

The story line again reads like something ripped from a comic book and brought to life for me and my fellow gamers to enjoy. Doctor Hugo Strange who mysteriously vanished years before after finding out Batman's real identity is back, and he's running Arkham City, a high tech prison designed to replace Black Gate prison as the home to Gotham's most dangerous and insane inmates. Strange has plans to enact something known as protocol 10, and as a start to his plan he captures Bruce Wayne and warns him against trying to stop his plan.

Obviously Batman will not, and can not allow this dastardly to succeed, after a thrilling escape from Custody and a run in with Penguin you're off and running on a wonderful comic adventure to stop protocol 10, stop Hugo Strange from revealing your true identity and hopefully figure out the mystery of what ties all these events together.

I'd recommend this game to people who love super hero games that don't suck, people who love beat em up's and people who love being the greatest Dectective of all time in one of the greatest super hero video games ever made. Did I mention you get to play as Catwoman...
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: 4 October, 2014
This game is a masterpiece.
Gliding and grappling around makes you feel like the dark knight himself!
Very good voice acting and story.
I give it 10/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: 22 November, 2014
If you thought there could not be a better Batman game than Arkham Asylum, you were wrong. Amazingly, Rocksteady managed to improve nearly every aspect of the original blockbuster.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
191.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 October, 2014
Not much I've really got to say about this game. If you like Batman and you like video games, then you know what you've gotta do.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November, 2014
at the start I was skeptical about this game
but after playing I was very surprised
excellent gameplay
excellent combat system
and excellent graphics

Definitely recommend this game to everyone.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: 5 August, 2014
Really great game i can even play it on my 2007 laptop and it's still not slow
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