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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

    • 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
24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 28
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
I don't like Batman. I'm not a 9-year-old boy, and never was I! So Batman and I never really crossed paths other than the odd cartoon on the telly when I was a wee thing. I also don't like combat games. All those buttons for punching and kicking and all that nonsense. I could be quite sexist here and say maybe they're mostly aimed at people who were once 9-year-old boys too, but then I would have to 'fess up about Sleeping Dogs (fantastic game, that), Call of Duty and, well, all those other violent shooting and combat games that women aren't supposed to enjoy...

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.

Can I just say I have uncovered a FANTASTIC game! What an absolute gem! Yes, there's plenty of combat but it's easy (much easier than many other games where even the most complicated of moves don't need more than two buttons (on a gamepad) and if you're pretty useless at games like me, it readily prompts you with ideal buttons to press (though ultimately the choice is yours). The dark city has depth, feels like the crime-ridden snake's pit that it is, and it's all brilliantly detailed. 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 share the points around a bit.

The very best feeling in the world (of this game!) is swooping down from a sky-scraper, gliding around and honing in on an unsuspecting target. The controls are a joy to use and it's very easy to be precise. There are tutorials embedded into the game which will award you XP points and help you attain another upgrade if you're successful. Stealth play is there and in abundance if you wish to play that way (and sometimes it's best to). Doesn't matter if you know nothing about Batman either - the caricatures of the other characters are simply amazing and I found the game both dark and funny! This GOTY edition also includes the very fabulous Catwoman who is just as much fun to play.

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!
Posted: October 4
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
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, 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.


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.
Posted: October 9
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
93.9 hrs on record
I love that game, hope Batman Arkham Knight will be like this !
Posted: September 26
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
65.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Imagine you are Batman..... Yeah. It is that awesome.
Posted: October 15
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
Decent game with the same excellent gameplay mechanics. Story however is pretty inconsistent; like how the heck did Batman keep up with his same performance despite being infected ill for 90% of the game? The whole main story isn't that long, in fact, it's pretty damn short if you just ignored all the riddler trophies and side missions.
Combat system is quite improved from Asylum but it becomes easy as pie once you master it.
Arkham City is mostly cramped and tiny in size but does offer many incentives to explore (mostly riddler stuff). What's amazing is how the game is completely flawless from glitches/bugs throughout my entire playthrough. Real neat work.

Overall 9/10, -1 for the stupid Perfect Knight achievement
Posted: September 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
437.5 hrs on record
This game isnt a waste of anybodies time it has a great vision of what the batman feels, hears and uses to fight crime arkham city was the frist ever batman game i ever played the ending was sad but thats what made it so good it took a hold of me almost crying about jokers death.the thing about goty why go and buy the robin, nightwing, and alternate batsuits plus the 5 extra content maps or whatever when you have a whole game called goty eddition where you have those thing plus harleys dlc. Waste of money i say.But still a great game made by rocksteady.Probably my favorite until i got batman arkham origins on my ps3 so much fun. I recommend getting batman arkham origins after you play the first two arkham asylum and arkham city.
Posted: October 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
For "not yet" Batman Arkham City adventurers - Spoiler bomb ahead!

So, what do we have here...Sick to death Joker, pregnant Harley, Clayface with his role of a lifetime, badass Catwoman, outraged Riddler, very angry Penguin and more angry Hugo Strange.

Yeah...definitely worth a purchase. :-)

11/10 (Joker's laugh)
Posted: October 25
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Cannot believe they sell a game this big for so little.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Excellent third person combat game similar to the Prince of Persia series but set in the world of dark Gotham. Lots of cool batman gadgets add interesting ways of fighting your enemies. Combat can become repetitive after a while however the game keeps things interesting with storyline events.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.1 hrs on record
one of the few best games i ever played!
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
become batman again
you punch fast
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Fantastic game, very polished, great gameplay.

The graphics are slightly cartoonish/stylized as they should be for a batman game. The game essentially takes place at night, and the lighting looks great. It felt very immersive and I rarely felt like something was just a texture or polygon (a problem i have with most games i.e. Bioshock Infinite)

Gameplay is part fantastic brawler, and part stealth action. Traversing the open world is grappling and gliding (with some climbing if you feel like it); this system worked way better than i expected.
Brawling is smooth and can be difficult.
You have many gadgets at your disposal, and the stealth really makes you feel like the Bat. Swooping down at taking out a baddie, then 5 seconds later drop another enemy on the other side of the room really makes you feel powerful.

Even if you are powerful, Batman is far from invincible; guns do a lot of damage, so you have to plan each move. While you have a lot of gadgets, its all non-lethal, and the non-lethal aspect can make the game more difficult than other stealth games where you can just shoot baddies in the head from cover. The game makes you become Batman. It captures the essence of Batman more than i could have hoped.

Catwoman and others have their distance combat and movement styles, this keeps the game very interesting.

The only gripes i have: In one scene Batman is coughing, the same audio clip is played over and over. This like a minute of the game, a really minor detail. The other gripe is the line-launcher. Its a late-story gadget, and it can be very janky. After all the other gadgets doing what you want them to, the line-laucher can be finicky and i had to keep retrying a couple platforming parts.

Voice acting is great, story is great, open world is great, gameplay is great, graphics are great, music is great.
Why are you still reading this, just play this game (when it goes on sale for 5$ you have no reason to not buy it)
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Good game, totally recommend buying it
but if your computer requirements don't meet ... i dont know lol for me the lag was like super slow motion so yea no big deal XD
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
This game is really amazing. It really makes you feel like you are batman. It has an amazing story, and plenty of side quests to keep you occupied for a while. The fighting is good, and the flying and gadget mechanics are nice. It's a very well made game, and overall just good.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
This is one the best comic hero games I have ever played. Combat is fun, story is good, and just an overall great game. Great pirce too!

There needs to be a Catwoman game. Catwoman Arkham Litterbox needs to be made.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Arkham City is the perfect recipe for a perfect sequel: better story, better graphics, new features, enhanced combat system, etc. The best Batman game... ever!!!
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
A game featuring everyone's favourite powerless hero with the title 'Game of th Year' on it will probably keep you from going outside for some time. 9/10
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Is there even any cons to this game?
Do I even need to review this?
10 outta ♥♥♥♥ing 10
Posted: October 1
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