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Release Date: Sep 7, 2012

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About This Game

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
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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.
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Darth_R3van
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
first i have to say amazing game the best in the series fluid combat, amazing story, mark hamill as joker and catwomans ♥♥♥♥ only problem crashes quite frequently
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dinosorp
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
i love this game its the most fantastic experience ive ever had get it if you like stealth games, action games, superhero games, and good story lines!
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RockBottom25
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I think it's one of the best game ever....I highly suggest you to play this masterpiece...you won't regret for sure
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the guy
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
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Keeway
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
9/11 Batman has too much of estrogen, would not play again.
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Eraserhead
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Bigger world, more characters, new gadgets and more possibilities to kick some criminals asses.
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Simon !
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
Highly recommend this game it is awesome the story and everything it is just awesome best game I've played in a long time.
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pmdoyle50
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I could not get this game running the other two Batman game run fine but this one which is my favorite crashed everytime I load the game?
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gpeachey
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Does not work for mac will not open using Imac
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Harambe Is Still Here
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
one of my favorite games, this is an awesome game IMO the best batman game. really addictive game. because I AM BATMAN
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
let me tell you a story about this game laddies

>be me

>be 2012

>discover game at a game stop that was an hour away from where I lived

>bought the game bacuse my friends talked about nonstop about it

>dad decides to look at the box becasue of reasons that I don't know

>"I don't like this game, son"

>"why father?"

>turns to the back of the cover and point to catwoman

>"dat ♥♥♥"

>father hands it to mother for review

>were my parents actually going to deny me a rated "T" game bacuse of a butt?

>mother hands the game to me and dosen't say a word

>was scared to play that game for a week becasue parent stare at me when I go near it

>finally played it and had a blast and didn't notice my family watching me and the game like a tv show

>one day my mother watches the part I take the demon trials and have a boss fight with ra'a al ghul

>my.mother.says.and.I.quote

>"I don't like how her henie hanging out"

>to this day, Idk what is with this family and butts

>never played the catwoman dlc while the family was in the house

>skip to last week

>bought game becasue it was on sale

>feels good to finally get to watch the cutscenes and actually understand the story


[h]I rate this game 9/10 butts[/h]
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Batman: Arkham City is an awesome Batman game, this is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and it is also the second Batman game in the Batman: Arkham series. This game takes everything that made Batman: Arkham Asylum great, and makes them even better! Personally, Batman: Arkham City is a great improvement over Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is already a good game in its own right.

Similar to Batman: Arkham Asylum, this game features a great Batman story (the opening cutscenes were hella intense!), good Batman gameplay, beautiful Batman graphics, amazing Batman cutscenes, remarkable Batman combat, phenomenal Batman stealth, spectacular Batman gadgets, insane Batman villains and superb voice acting.

From the number of times Batman were unnecessarily mentioned in the paragraph above, you can probably tell this game is definitely recommended for you if you are a fan of Batman! If you enjoyed Batman: Arkham Asylum, you will most likely like this game too! This game is also suitable for people that likes adventure/action game in general or anyone that would like to get to know the legend that is Batman better.

Be the World's Greatest Detective. Be the Dark Knight. Be the Batman!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
209.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
+Larger map compared to Arkham Asylum
+More sidequests to extend the playtime (which is fine with me, since I liked the gameplay)
+More characters for the challenge maps
+Catwoman plays for both teams (Yeah, I bet she does! No, not like that! Yes, actually, EXACTLY like that, heh.)
+New Game Plus
+Catwoman's physique
+Harley Quinn's Revenge (a bit short but overall good)

-Who in their right mind would use caltrops for anything? (Those things were harder to use than I had expected. Many times I had to watch henchmen swipe the floor clean of those things.)
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57 of 101 people (56%) found this review helpful
107 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Having played the full series, this game still holds up. Good story, graphics that still look good, runs well on most computers, well priced, and a great entry in the franchise.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Batman Arkham City Review

Much like Arkham Asylum, I fell in love with this game from the beginning. The story this time around certainly feels grander and the fantastic opener solidifies that, whilst capturing the tone of Batman and the atmosphere of the first game. We learn that Hugo Strange, who serves as warden of Arkham City, knows Bruce Wayne is Batman – oops, spoiler – and that he plans to execute some plan named Protocol 10 which Batman is out to stop. The Joker is also sick due to his obsession with Titan, resulting in an unlikely alliance between the two. This combination sends Batman on a myriad of tasks, which sees him meeting up with the likes of The Penguin, Mr Freeze and The League of Assassins.

The narrative this time around, is surprisingly emotional but suffers from a few pacing issues, mostly due to the implementation of a Catwoman storyline. She serves as another playable character, and that’s not to say she isn’t interesting, because she is, Catwomen’s story just suffers from being placed between the most important moments in Batman’s quest.

Aside from the main story, the open world this time features a few side quests involving Zsasz, Bane and even Deadshot. They vary in length, with some taking most of the game to finish and others taking less than ten minutes, but they’re a nice break from doing the main story missions and it’s fun to explore the rogues’ gallery of villains, Batman has to offer.

The combat system has been slightly improved this time as well, offering a number of quick gadgets to use in combos and the ability to counter up to three enemies at once. The variety in enemy types is larger this time around, consisting of armoured and shield bearing thugs, that help to keep combat from getting repetitive. These combat overhauls are welcome and help to keep it varied and build upon the already great system. The same can be said for the predator sections – which like combat involve new enemy types, like the backpack wearing communication jammer and thugs with night vision goggles. As well as the new gadgets and environmental hazards which can be used to pick off said enemies. However like Arkham Asylum, the game suffers without varied and interesting boss battles with the exception of Mr Freeze, who forces the player to adapt throughout the fight. The other battles feel uninspired and lack the same creativity that Scarecrow had in the first game.

Riddler is also back and has packed Arkham City tight with hundreds upon hundreds of collectibles, which to completionists might sound like heaven. The problem this time is that it becomes more of a chore than the previous game, in Asylum they weren’t absurd to collect and paired with the rewards, it just felt rewarding. Now it crosses into tedium, however the addition of Arkham City Stories, which are little lore pieces that you get from solving riddles are extremely interesting to read and add more character and depth to the world.

The challenge mode with a mishmash of combat and predator levels also returns, amplified by four different characters, with over 200 medals to collect each. It’s much the same as the first, you pick a map and your character of choice – Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing or Robin – and fight for high scores on combat maps or complete tasks on the predator maps. The sheer amount of content around in challenge mode this time, will take hours upon hours to fully 100%, and with the gameplay being so damn enjoyable, it’s hard to become bored. A nice added feature for those who want to experience the main story a second time over, is New Game Plus. The mode carries over all your gadgets and progress from the main game and drops you into the story again, with amped up difficulty and all new enemy formations.

Considering Batman Arkham City makes some welcome improvements to its predecessor, it’s a shame that its problems hold it back from being outright better that Arkham Asylum. Some finer tuning in the open world and Catwoman storyline would have made the difference it needed, but with that said – Arkham City is still a remarkable game and a worthy successor to Arkham Asylum.

Batman Arkham City: Harley Quinn's Revenge Review

Harley Quinn's Revenge is a small expansion for Batman Arkham City, that centers on Robin tracking down Batman in Harley Quinn's hideout.. The expansion is short, offering around 1-2 hours of content with all of that being the main story. No side missions or collectibles to speak of here.

The expansion is also mostly linear, with the lion's share of it taking place inside a factory full of Harley Quinn's thugs, there is one free roaming part, but even that is limited to one area of Arkham City. It's the same type of Batman content you've come to to expect with - some combat, predator sections and puzzles.

The standout of this entire expansion would be Kevin Conroy as Batman, due to the events that unfolded in Arkham City, Batman is broken. And it shows in Conroy's performance, it's fairly sublte, but his delivery is melancholic and damaged. You can hear the emotion in his voice, and it helps to remind us that Batman is human - he's not some superpowered god - but a man. I think it's an important study of Batman's character, one that makes the expansion worth any Batman fans time.

It may be short, but Harley Quinn's Revenge is worth playing, it's more fantastic Batman gameplay with a performance from Conroy that shows us why he is the definitive Batman.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
After all the trouble I went though to get to the Wonder Tower, I can't even glide down from there? That's just unfair. It would be the best dive ever.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I have finished the main story and the dlc story of this game and enyoyed every part of it.
The game has a really good fighting system and gives a challange to the player when there are a lot of enemys.
The Story is ok and simple to understand.
U have a open world with a few side-quests that put batman against some of his less known villians.
Being batman does not feel like u are imortal yet u dont feel like u can die in 1 hit.
The thing that makes this game really awsome for me atleast is that u can stealth a lot of missions and by doing them stealthy u get rewarded more.
There is a progression system in the game which allows u to unlock a lot of gadets to help u on your journey.
Now lets get to the bad stuff...
The game is a bad console port, playing the game on low and the fps is still going down to ~20 while i can run lets say Battlefield 3 on high with 60fps. This game has also a lot of problems with crashing randomly when loading areas.

So in short....

+ good story

+ good fighting system

+ open world

+ become Batman

- FPS problems

- Random crashing

- Glitches

If u do not mind googling some fixes this game is a must buy :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
It was okay. Initially I wasn't very happy about it, but it made up for that in the end. Recommending it because the ending and the Harley Quinn DLC were pertty good!

Pro's
  • Visually the game really puts a nice dark tone, fitting for batman. It's really in a nice spot.
  • The story's nice. It was entertaining enough to keep wanting to progress, which other games in this genre tend to have more problems with!
  • Combat system was quite nice. I like to compare it to Assassin's creed and Shadow of Mordor, but I think those played out more nicely. But that's really nitpicking in details. More on that in the cons.
  • The Harley Quinn DLC totally makes up a lot. It's got a completely new character to play (Robin) which plays awesomely, and it's actually relevant to the story (unlike the mandatory Catwoman side-missons that didn't really matter at all but you had to do anyway). It's also got a timed bomb defuse part which was actually tense and fun. This DLC really added a great deal to my view on this game entirely.
  • Much attention to detail of the DC universe & fanservice


Cons
  • It's not always clear what you need to do. For example, I ended up wandering around Dr. Freeze's laboratory for ages, clueless on what to do, when it simply turned out I had to leave the building.
  • New skills are introduced often and in rapid succession, but really most of that is optional. I basically performed the same combo as in the first five minutes of the game. Counter and mash the attack button, easy wins.
  • The combat animations (especially finishers) don't give you an invulnerability window, meaning that you can get hit if you want to finish somebody off. That only further fuels my previous arguement about counter & mash attack. You might say such a window would make it easier, but I don't think a mechanical point like that should be the the factor that makes this game harder. That leads me to my next point...
  • Often times a boss battle or harder encounter, the game simply throws more bodies towards you to fight. I'd rather see 4-5 tough enemies than 30 essentially the same enemies. I realise that must be tough to make though.
  • Lack of worthwhile puzzle elements. The only real puzzles in the game are riddler trophies, which by itself only unlock worthless challenge missions that aren't fun at all. I would have liked more puzzles in the actual storyline.
  • There are like, a billion side missions in this game. I could literally not move from A to B without being thrown a whole lot of sidequests towards me all the time. After I finished the main storyline (and a little of the side-quests), the game says I only completed about 22% of the game. Whoah. Now if only those side-quests were interesting! Because the ones that I've tried really weren't. I'd much rather have liked a bigger, even more fleshed out storyline, making the storyline:sidequests ratio 80:20 instead of the other way around like it is now.
  • The "stealth" system, if you can even call it that, was one of the worst ones I've played to date. Maybe I just didn't understand it (there is no explanation), but most moves, especially from hiding make a lot of sound which triggers everyone in the current room to run towards the victim. There is really only one move "silent takedown" that is a stealthy solution. Why give us so many gadgets and so many awesome moves, but leave stealth hanging with one move? Enemies would constantly notice me in impossible situations, but if I crash-landed right behind them, they wouldn't notice whatsoever. Oh and if you get caught? Just spam RB on your controller to grapple away, because obviously an enemy can't move his head and follow where you're going. Totally weird evasion tactic and the game even advises you to use it. Stealthy kills give you less XP than regular combat, and there are barely any riddler challenges for it. The detective system is essentially a wallhack which you turn on for 90% of the game if you're going for a stealth approach. That is a shame as you don't see the great attention to detail that has been put into Arkham City.
  • The game is padded with a huge amount of extra stuff. Outfits, missions, challenges, new game plus, maps, and a whole lot more. That's great for a GOTY edition. However I think the Harley Quinn DLC should've been part of the main game (not that it made a difference for me specifically, but it really added to the game and it's a shame if you missed out on that). I'd rather have seen more attention and polish to the game itself than a lot of additions like this. Ideas would be a talent system, good/bad alignment system, currency system for gear, or a turf war system (between all the gangs controlling areas) et cetera.

I'm totally aware people are going to bash on this review, because it's got a lot of criticism. Still, I think I'd recommend other games to people, unless they said they wanted to play a batman game specifically. But this game is not bad. It just didn't have the "WOW!"-factor for me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
If the DC cinematic universe has wasted enough of your time buy this game 10/10.
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