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Release Date: Sep 7, 2012

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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
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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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BlackJuice
19.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Great game with an interesting plot, seamless combat mechanics, top of the notch voice acting and soundtrack.

Major improvements over Arkham Asylum would be an improved combat system, a much larger open-world map and not being as repetitive as the first game, there's also no more white flash when toggling the detective mode on and off which was a very annoying thing in Arkham Asylum.
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superspider113
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
my favorite game ever a must have for fans and people just coming into the series!
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Surfixable
28.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
Really like this game! The only thing that really bothers me is the Identity Theft Killer bug... I've read that many experienced this and it's really annoying when you're trying to reach 100%. But other than that I really enjoyed it, awesome voice acting, smooth controls.
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Galecko
50.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
Last person to ruin Batman this badly was Owen Wilson
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Renica
42.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is good. I hardly think I need to say that because of how many people love it and consider it the current best in the series of Batman: Arkham games but I want to throw in my two cents. Keep in mind that this is my opinion and sandboxes arn't really my cup of tea.

So for starters the game is beautiful with an amazing soundtrack, great voice work and astounding visual work that you will want to take screen shots of again and again and put as your backgrounds. Every shot and camera angle in this game seems inclined to make it feel like you are playing a movie and it actually works really well.

I like how the game starts, plunking you down into the city as Bruce Wayne and having to fend off everyone till you can put on the suit and start wreaking havoc. It was a brillant way to introduce everything and I love that you have all your gadgets from Asylum already in your belt, it kept a sense of continuity that made this game definately feel like it came from the same universe as the first one.

However this is where my opinion tends to differ a bit. I don't like sandboxes much and this was a game that really didn't need it. I like the idea of running around gotham as a game concept, even a section of it but the sandbox style doesn't really fit for the type of narritive that is being told. Because you are able to go anywhere and deviate from the story, if you're only interested in that part then the whole experience is very short and sadly kind of anemic. It's not like Skyrim where you are put in a world and your actions make the story, you can literally wander anywhere and your actions directly impact the world. That is when a sandbox is good, when you can change the entire face of the narrative because of exploring. That is not possible with Arkham City because of the way it is told. There are set beats and there is a set story that it wants to tell even with side missions and quests. Doing a side mission won't affect the main plot and that is why I think that the sandbox actually hinders the experience rather than add to it. When you completed Asylum you left satisfyed, complete, having gone through a tight knit gauntlet of nightmares and a solid story that tied the entire game together and perhaps that's the reason I feel that this game just fell a bit flat.

And everyhting I just pointed out is very unfortunate too, because I actually love the story being told. The idea of the city and the peices of information you gather from hearing random thug conversations makes the entire thing feel alive. When all the baddies ban together in an all out turf war and play off of one another in a way that makes them seem so real it is genuinely a pleasure. I almost wish it was more like Skyrim because of that where instead of running around trying to go to the story points we just happen upon the story and it affects what happens after.

However, with all that said, it's still good, it's still fun, has some great boss fights some really challenging stealth sections with some amazing villains to keep things interesitng.

All in all, it's a great game and it's definately worth playing and buying. Even though I don't like the sandbox style I still got a lot out of the experience and I think everyone will, but don't go in expecting a tight, focused game like the first one. Of course if you like that kind of thing and open worlds then dive right in because you will have a blast.
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duskvstweak
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game is definitely a bigger sequel than the first game, opening the world up so we can sail across the skies. It just doesn't improve on much from the first game to blow me away. There's a few great moments in the story but if I was to play either one again, it would Arkham Asylum. This isn't a bad game at all, it's one of the best. It just happens to be a sequel to a game I prefer. Great graphics, strong action and the chance to be the best Batman ever, don't pass this (or Asylum) up.
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Wizard47
49.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Batman: Arkham City is my favorite game of all time. While many game today are criticized for lack of innovation, this game does the exact opposite and greatly adds from it's predecessor arkham asylum. All areas of gameplay include so much more. Combat now has multi-counters, quick gadgets are now more frequent, new takedowns and animations. More gadgets in general like the freeze grenade, remote electical charge, and the distruptor. It features an awesome story set in a walled off section of Gotham turned super-prison, where batman must uncover a sinister plot known as protocol 10. In the game you run into batman's most infamous adversaries like Joker, Mr. freeze, and Penguin through both the main story and side-missions.

Pros:
+All forms of gameplay: combat, stealth, and traversal
+incredibly detailed, filled with easter eggs for batfans
+side-missions
+thrilling story
+huge replay value, tons of riddler trophies, challenges, missions etc.

Cons:
-nothing of note, a few bugs here and there, but this is a solid port

10/10, extremely recommended
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WilyLoneWolf
24.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
if you like guys with mom and dad issues this game is for you
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sgentzler06
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
its good and i thing you shud play it
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Ishvii
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
Another great title in the series following on from Asylum. Very pretty, great visceral combat (controller or keyboard), great voice acting. A solid step on from the first game (although pretty much the same gameplay).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
58 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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I could be anyone
So I decided to be a batman
I will write a review about this game not about if is good or better then other batman series
this is my first batman game I played

Positive
+Graphic is great
+pretty long story needed 26 hours to finish main story
+lot of challenges that will keep you play the game
+have trophies
+catwoman
+catwoman is well designed (if u know what I mean)
+Batman, after finishing main story you can choose in which outfit you can play
+have new game+ which is great
+3D characters of every character in game
+and of course all bad boyz are in joker, Harley, Bane, Deadshot etc.
+fighting system is good
+voice acting is good

Negative
-well batman is tagged as stealth so I thought u can be ghost
-u cant be ghost, cause after putting enemie to sleep (cant kill) you cant hide the body so the others will find it eventually


Overall
+this game is good, long and I have lot of fun while playing
+my negative thoughts are just my opinion Im not saying game is bad but I would love to have that option to hide a body

Batman Arkham City is totally worth 20 euros
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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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60 of 106 people (57%) found this review helpful
119 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
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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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Batman: Arkham City is my favorite game of all time. While many game today are criticized for lack of innovation, this game does the exact opposite and greatly adds from it's predecessor arkham asylum. All areas of gameplay include so much more. Combat now has multi-counters, quick gadgets are now more frequent, new takedowns and animations. More gadgets in general like the freeze grenade, remote electical charge, and the distruptor. It features an awesome story set in a walled off section of Gotham turned super-prison, where batman must uncover a sinister plot known as protocol 10. In the game you run into batman's most infamous adversaries like Joker, Mr. freeze, and Penguin through both the main story and side-missions.

Pros:
+All forms of gameplay: combat, stealth, and traversal
+incredibly detailed, filled with easter eggs for batfans
+side-missions
+thrilling story
+huge replay value, tons of riddler trophies, challenges, missions etc.

Cons:
-nothing of note, a few bugs here and there, but this is a solid port

10/10, extremely recommended
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.2 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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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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