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Release Date: Sep 7, 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

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
703 of 796 people (88%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 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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69 of 73 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
With Arkham City's being a free roamer really caugth my attention being that usually Free Roam superhero games like the Spiderman series really gives alot of potential on games for me.
Arkham City didn't fail and in fact succeeded in suprising me more than i thougth it would. Combat is amazing, free roam never got boring being that you tend to get that Batman feel everytime you leap from one building to another and glide your way to slam over an enemy never gets old.

The story is great, intense and the campaign is almost always thrilling. Boss fights are challenging and rememberable.
Map size is rather big, but nothing special. Stealth feels rather real compared to most games. A.I feels amazingly intelligent and you get that hide for your life type of feel whenever you're taking the predator approach in a room filled with armed thugs.

You can spend alot of time playing this game garrunteed, side missions are fun on thier own, and Catwoman being an editon to the gameplay as a playable character really only makes the experience that much better.
Good story. Good combat. Good map and free roam. Spectacular campaign and only some slight character bugs.
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66 of 69 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Arkham City has been sat in my library since it pretty much came out. Although 99% of people who will read this review will probably already have City, it will just be a case of trying to persuade you to finally dust it off and complete it.

I have poured thirty two hours roaming around Arkham, it's a stunning looking game, even for current standards. The Arkham style combat system is at its best again, similar to Asylum, you can pretty much master the system when you can work out how to time your attacks perfectly, but you can add in plenty of combos to keep things interesting.

The main story is only one of the features here, I thoroughly enjoyed the main plot, with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing right till the very end. Like most open world games, there is plenty to do apart from the main story though, tons of side missions, collectables and challenges that will keep this wonderful game going.

If you have the Game of the Year edition, you'll also have all of the DLC too, while some of it is useless in my opinion (the challenges) the story side of it is well worth playing through as well.

Basically, if you don't have Arkham City...well, where have you been for the past few years since it almost always goes on sale for at least 75% off, and if you are part of the majority who have it, I highly recommend you put aside a few days of your busy life and play this amazing master piece.
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Alfred: "Guess who I saw in the city today, master Bruce."
Batman: "Who?"
Alfred: "Not your parents"
Batman: "Alfred, why you do this?"
Alfred: "Because they told me to."
Batman: "Who?"
Alfred: "Not your parents"

Anyway, this is the best Batman game yet released. Maybe the upcoming Arkham Knight will be better

Pros +
+Joker,Ra's Al Ghul, Poison Ivy, Penguin, and more villains from Batman world
+Nice combos and gadgets
+2 Playable characters - Batman and Catwoman + DLC Robin
+Emotional story full of plot-twists
+Collectibles, side cases and more things that expands gameplay time
+Nice case-investigating system

Cons -
-Short main campaing
-Some hard-obtainable collectibles

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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
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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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I dare to say it is one of the most underrated games ever.Not because of the ratings from game mags or else.Just because it wasn't in the top ten of the game charts.Where it rightfully should have been.To me , this clearly is a system seller.Together with Arkham Asylum .
It's such a huge world .. there is so much to explore and collect ..There's just no end to it . You grapple and glide flawless through Gotham , beat the hell out of the Joker goons or sneak up behind them and kill them silently ..Anyway you like it ..I can't stress enough how much i love this game .


Graphics 9/10
Even as I don't have the new GTX card it still runs flawless ..That's how you can tell if it's programmed by experts .

Sound 8/10
Fitting , Never clouds the experience. But not really epic or something .

Gameplay 9/10
VEEERRY entertaining i'd say i played around 40 hours and still haven't got all of the achievements (Riddlery Trophys, Solve Crimes ,and so on )
And with the GOTY you can also play the Add On with Robin/ Nightwing . And you can play as catwoman .

And you don't need Windows Live anymore ! All you need is STEAM !! Yay
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
i am batman.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
I said so much in my review of Arkham Asylum because I thought it was the best Batman game ever, I was wrong. Arkham City IS the best batman game there ever was, infact it's the best Batman story ever told and playing the game makes you feel like you are Batman not just in a movie, but in real life. It's grim, real, immersively addictive so much to the point you WILL have withdrawal symptoms when you stop playing.

I NEVER expected a game to make me feel the way Arkham City made me feel, having played many AAA games, this one takes the place for the Best game there ever can exist.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
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.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Arkham City

The second game in the Batman: Arkham franchise.
The story of this game is beyond perfect, everything just fits in it.
I am not even talking about the combat yet.

I'd pick this game up, if I were you.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
The best superhero game ever. One of the best games of all time. This title excels it's predecessor and pushes the boundaries even further for the genre. The story has been slightly improved, with several stories tied at once, making the game feel huge, the combat is even better than Arkham Asylum and has the best combat system ever. The stealth is still very solid, with occasional twists making it harder and more interesting. All the supervillians tied in the game and the game's events fit in perfectly with the story. A flawless masterpiece.

+ Voice acting
+ Story
+ Characters
+ Visuals
+ Riddles
+ Placement of items and quests

10/10 This game is absolutely incredible A must have!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Must have for Batman lovers especially ones of the arkham series. This is the the sequel to the Batman franchise that created something rare, a good superhero game. You are an idiot if you don't buy this.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Bigger,Better and more BADASS than the first game in everything.

Great story...literaly tons of stuff to do,the game never gets boring at any moment.

On to Arkham Origins and can't wait for Arkham Knight!

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A great sequel to the critically acclaimed Arkham Asylum, experience open world gameplay with Batman's unique gadets and fight moves. There have been multiple improvements from the first game and a nice number of side missions to accompany that. Not to mention the challenge mode that lets you test the arena with Batman, Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing who have their unique fight moves and gadgets as well as the Harley Quinn's Revenge expansion pack that lets you explore the events that take place weeks after the game's ending.

Overall this is a must buy for all those Batman fans out there. I'm sure that you won't be disappointed!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
TL;DR at the bottom

Batman: Arkham City is a beautifully put together game in every sense. The game has an interesting plot, interesting characters to accompany it along with fluid and fun gameplay. The visuals only continue to add to the game creating an atmosphere that suits the game and adds on to the dark drearyness that is known to accompany Batman. The game also comes with several interesting side missions, from more of Riddler's challenging riddles, helping characters you'll meet along the way, hunting mysterious characters and more. The game's nearly iconic fighting system hold true to its high regard and creates a fluid, fun and enjoyable fighting system. The traversal system as well is vastly improved upon from Asylum and further adds to Batman's character (which is pretty badass I might add). The open world element of the game adds to the game in a way to create a busy, dangerous place where chaos is spread across a massive area.

As for the negatives? There aren't a whole lot in my honest opinion. Playing as Catwoman was definitely less enjoyable than Batman and sometimes the traversal element of her character was slow and tedious (though I did enjoy her mission and character wise). Some may find the combat difficult, either that being due to the fact they may not be used to it, there's too much going on at one time, or it just not being their cup of tea. For me personally though I highly enjoyed it.

Overall I enjoyed my experience a lot. The game turned me into a Batman fan (I went into Asylum and City without any prior experience with anything Batman related) and that was in part to it showing an interesting plot, intriguing characters and a gun combat system that emulates Batman to a T.

TL;DR Batman was a thouroughly enjoyable game which I would highly recommend to anyone; Batman fan or not. If you have some spare money and are looking for an interesting single player experience, this game is a must have.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Best DC-related game I have played on my life.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
One of my all time favorite games. Batman: Arkham City took what Arkham Asylum did good and made it a whole lot better. The one thing that Arkham City does the best is that it makes you feel like you're Batman. It does so in a variety of ways, from giving you a large arsenal of gadgets to use, making the combat feel fluid and responsive with lots of different types of attacks, having you investigate crimes by searching for clues and trying to repiece the moments in your head, and best of all, it lets you glide around the city with your wings. There's no question why this is considered one of the best licensed games next to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.

The GOTY edition really does add to the game. It comes with a few extra challenge maps that are actually fun to play. They certainly are challenging and aren't just tacky add-ons to make the game longer. In fact, the main story is longer than most of todays games, coming in at around 15 hours, not including the side missions (I owned the GFWL version before the Steam version, and I have yet to complete it on Steam). With the side missions, I'd say total gameplay hours would be around 30 hours, since there are tons of extra stuff to do, not including challenge mode.

So overall, this game is worth your time. Even if you aren't a Batman fan or don't know much about his character or the world, this game is fun for everyone who enjoys third person action games.

My only complaint is that the open world can feel dead at times, with no one in the streets and nothing happening, and also how it takes a long time to travel from one area to another if you didn't unlock it already. Arkham Knight will fix this with being able to freely drive the Batmobile.

My personal rating: 9/10 - Gripping story, fluid combat, awesome graphics, and just downright fun to play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This sequel has delivered!

Being a major fan of "The Batman", I am thrilled that Rocksteady Studios have produced yet another well thought-out and polished experience. Improving on the original, this title takes place in a complete sandbox environment, unlike the pseudo-sandbox of the original. The super-fluid combat system is back and is fleshed out a little more through different gadgets and enemies which really manage to make the Challenge Mode fresh again.

The single player experience is, like the original, extremely well paced, and the characters are just a love-able (or as hate-able, depending on your point of view) as they were in the original, and continue to feel like they have jumped into the game straight out of the comic books. The only complaint I have is that new game-play mechanics aren't introduced as steadily as they were in the original which can be a little intimidating. This also risks not encouraging the player to experiment with all of the gameplay mechanic options at their disposal, unless forced to through an in-game situation.
Additionally, the collectibles have undergone what I perceive as a major change-up and involve solving sometimes challenging puzzles in order to collect them all. I found this less appealing compared to the original, but if you enjoy a challenging puzzle from time to time you will find plenty of extra entertainment associated with collecting the Riddler's clues.... which should be seen as a positive.

The combat system in Batman: Arkham City hasn't changed a great deal in this iteration, which is a good thing, because this is still the most addictive and entertaining characteristic of this series. The addition of some new gadgets, perks and enemies freshen things up, including the Combat Challenges, which essentially pitch the player against waves of enemy AI in an arena combat mode.

All-in-all, this title is a must buy, for both Batman, non-Batman fans, and veterans of the Arkham Series alike. There is something in this title for everyone.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Overall: 9/10

Concept: 10/10
Play as Batman and occasionally as Catwoman. Robin and Nightwing are available in DLC challenge maps. Explore, fight, and solve crime in 3rd person throughout Gotham. Has a solid story and even more solid combat system, aside from the occasional glitch.

Graphics: 10/10
I would say that for its time, Batman: Arkham City has top of the line graphics. The Batman character model is well done, coupled with the environment, this leads to some impressive views when sitting atop a roof or overhang. The game is well optimized too. With graphics on highest settings I never dropped below 60fps.

Sound: 9/10
The voice acting is very well done, significantly enhancing the experience. Most sound effects and background noise are spot on as well. What really bothered me in this category however, was that the simple thugs you're fighting 80% time, had really redundant dialogue that grated on my nerves after 20+ hours of game play.

Playability: 9/10
Most of the time this game ran very smoothly. I commend how well combat flows, not to mention the fun variety of side missions and overall story. However I did often find myself "cheated" in combat, with enemies sliding ridiculous distances to score a punch outside of my peripheral vision. The combat system is easy to learn, hard to master, allowing you to jump right in, but still enjoy the combat hours later as you learn to incorporate new abilities into your fighting style.

Entertainment: 10/10
I really enjoyed this game. The story kept me involved, and the side missions were interesting enough to give a breath of fresh air. With the quality voice acting and graphics, it's almost like watching a movie. The combat is satisfying, and entertaining. The freedom of movement throughout the city is great too, grappling, gliding, sliding, sneaking, and running between and to your foes.

Replay: 6/10
Although new game plus is implemented, allowing you to go through the game again with your upgrades and skills unlocked, there's not much more to be gained entertainment-wise. The story-line and game play albeit being very fun, have no real deviation from the first time through. There are a plethora of DLC additions and challenge maps adding many hours of additional game play, but I've found these to be extremely tedious after the first few hours. (If you're looking to 100% this game expect to spend close to 60 hours repeating dozens of challenge maps over and over with every character,)

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