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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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Lustrum
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Good game
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Officer_Verwey
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Its beautiful. what else is there to say?
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Abomm
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is perfect
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KernaCoffee
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
dank memes
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shadowfaxe7
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The first Arkham game I played. To not put this at the top of your list would be a disservice to such a fine fine game.

Like any great artwork though it does have some flaws. The most obvious being the map of City itself - though an improvement on Asylum, even when it was new it didn't really FEEL like a city. The claustrophobic map - while good - could have been better or at least larger with more variations in terrain and areas.

The story - while good - never really reached a state where you would call it great. Asylum, Origins and even Knight have a moment that can be remembered instantly whenever you talk about it to Arkham fans. City never really seems to have a moment that you want to remember or watch over and over again on YouTube.

The thing that makes City special though is that you will only find those flaws if you go LOOKING for them - and even that you have to do HARD. City was a truly special achievement. The launch was perfect. Rocksteady didn't have it's balls so tightly in WB's grip yet and could be counted on to deliver a quality product.

The characters were real. Mark Hamil as the Joker. The DLC actually added something to the feel of the game and expanded the story without leaving you hanging.

The random enemies on the street would sneak in snipers and shield-holders and other types of enemies that made you think before crashing in fists swinging (something Knight SORELY lacks) meant that every fight was VERY intense whether it was against a goon or against a boss.

I could go on and on about this game but - if they ever put games in a preservation vault like they do film - this would be a game I would preserve.
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InfiniteDarkness
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Best Batman Game Ever....so yeah...get it and be Batman...or don't...if you wanna be a witcher or anything that's cool too...It's a free world
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thomysbestes
( 59.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Arkham City just in better and more challenging.
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BumblrBee
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Large open world game with many characters from Batman universe.. and many gadgets that make you feel like you're THE Batman. Stealth and action in one. Great music and atmosphere. *Highly recommended*.
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cbvmurcia
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Batman: Arkham City is an amazing game. Actually, I love Batman and his world, but I didn't belive that the story of this game was getting so addictive. Actually, I had tasks from my university to do and they became irrelevant for me. Now, after completing the original story, I'm going to obtain the maximum percentage possible.
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Jane-Chan
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
An absoulutely terrible game. Not worth a single dollar.

10/10
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Back in 2011, I first played Arkham City on PS3, and I thought it was a near-perfect video game. A meticulously-detailed world, where every building, wall, and street thug tells a story, incredible characters oosing with wit and personality, and an expansion over the gameplay mechanics that made the original Arkham Asylum a classic is just the tip of the iceberg of what makes this game special. I, at the time, was convinced that Rocksteady could not have made a better game, and rewarded it a perfect score. There were no stupid bugs, glitches, or any breaks in the pacing. It was a long, meaty game that kept being at the top of its class from beginning to end.

Fast forward to 2016, and here I'm revisiting it again via the GOTY Edition on PC. I thought I was overhyping the game my first go-around, since it was brand new at the time, and decided to see if it still held up as highly as I once thought of it. Thankfully, good gameplay doesn't get old, and while the graphics have since been surpassed by the excellent Arkham Knight, the artistry still stands tall here. The GOTY Edition includes a variety of goodies, like costumes, new missions, and most important of them all: Catwoman.

Catwoman wasn't in my original playthrough of the game, but her inclusion in this package extends the length of the overall adventure by at least a few hours. Her adventures happen during the events of the game, and the story switches perspectives between Batman and Catwoman at certain points. The Catwoman stuff isn't essential to the main story, but it is a welcome change of pace, since she controls differently and features her own set of moves. That would be the biggest reason to get the GOTY edition over the standard one, on top of a post-story mission that is also included.

tl;dr Arkham City is the best Batman game I will probably ever play, and one of the best games of the seventh generation. Even half a decade later, the writing's on the wall. This is Rocksteady's magnum opus.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
A massive improvement over Arkham Asylum

+Really, really good story
+Riddler quests
+Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill
+Well Implemented open world
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Batman Arkham City takes the incredibly strong foundation created in Arkham Asylum and builds on it a magnificent skyscraper. Everything that made the original game a great experience has been expanded and improved upon, thus making this game one of the best action adventure games you could ever spend your time playing.

The freeflow combat system that was so satisfying the first time around has been majorly upgraded and now features an impressive amount of ways to stun and cripple whoever dares to stand in your way. Batman\'s collection of gadgets has also been expanded, with each one having applications in combat and puzzle-solving scenarios. Predator encounters have also seen a boost in excitement as there are now a more ways to takedown your foes, but also more ways to be caught by them. The addition of more playable characters is also a great benefit, as each one plays slightly differently, yet consistently satisfyingly.

You will also find yourself fighting a larger variety enemies this time around too, as the game introduces deadlier foes like snipers, armored goons, and blade wielding ninjas. And even more exciting is the larger variety of super villains that you'll find yourself at odds, and sometimes evens, with. A large portion of Batman's rogues gallery is on display here and the ways in which you\'ll face these enemies are as varied as they thrilling. Sometimes there will be a complex and intense battle that must be fought with hard fists, while other times a sharp detective\'s mind and keen puzzle-solving skills will be needed.

The most obvious expansion to the game is of course its world design. Whereas Arkham Asylum saw you making your way through the interesting and somewhat linear titular location, Arkham City sees you gliding through the snow covered streets of Gotham City itself, or at least a decent portion of it. It is amazingly detailed and diverse in its depiction and thanks to all the riddles that need solving, those who wish to explore it will be rewarded with interesting stories that give each location, as well as the entire game\'s story, an impressive amount of context.

And when speaking about the story I wish to say is that this one\'s is excellent. It starts with a flawless beginning that doesn\'t directly follow Arkham Asylum\'s ending, but provides enough information that you feel as though it almost does. This level of excellence then continues all the way through to the end of the main story, finishes off with quite the show. The characters, from the good to the bad, are each compelling in their own right and even though it\'s satisfying to be victorious over them, it\'s usually a bittersweet victory because your experience with them is over. Throw in the fact that Catwoman has her own separate storyline that weaves in and out of the main one, and you\'ve got a narrative that is varied in its perspective and tone. My only true gripe is that there isn\'t a concluding story moment that plays out once you\'ve completed every task that you can do. You\'re just left to free roam the map, wondering what to do with yourself. However there is an epilogue chapter which heavily features Robin, and while its inclusion does help relieve some feelings of story abandonment, it ultimately still leaves you wanting more.

Batman Arkham City is simply put, a major advancement, in almost every way over its predecessor. Almost every functioning part of this game has been improved from the previous Arkham game, and it is undeniably apparent. It is also obvious that huge amount of hard work and reverence for the Dark Knight that went it to creating this game. And in total, I truly believe it to be a work of interactive art.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
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This is one of the rare cases where a sequel improves on every aspect of the original. It got all the pros of Batman: Arkham Asylum but also is more open world and less linear. The gameplay has been improved, The story is more complex, and their is more fun gadgets to play with. I can't really think of any cons for this game as it's that good.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Well... I spent over sixty hours on this game before getting the GOTY edition, so I decided to play it again. First of all, having not played the Arkham Knight yet, I gotta say this is the best one of the Asylum, City, Origins series. At least for me. I am a die-hard Batman fan, and I love this game. It keeps the atmosphere of the Dark Knight, his story. It\'s brutal, but you don\'t get the feeling of having the violence just for the sake of violence. It\'s really really \"batmanish\" and I loved every second of it. The story is absolutely stunning, very well written, with amazing voice-acting topped by Luke Skywalker as the Joker. Boss fights are great, minion fights are great as well. The villains you love to hate. I love the concept of getting the gadgets throughout the game. One of the most entertaining games I\'ve played, it feels great, plays great, looks great. Even if you\'re not a big comic books fan. But if you are, stop reading this and play it, now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
One of the greatest combinations of gameplay, narrative, and immersion ever featured in a game.

Compared to Asylum:
Arkham City not only lives up to the expectations of its predecessor, but easily surpasses them, featuring a wider array of gadgets, a wider cast of brilliantly voiced characters, and more to do in general. Combat is improved, and doesn't feel quite so restricted, and each gadget has a wider array of applications, making all of them useful. Detective vision in city limits what else you can see, unlike asylum's simple blue filter, so while each is equally useful to see what the bat sees, you are encouraged to flip detective vision on and off, as needed. This change allows you to see much more of the extremely well detailed world of the arkham games, and goes a long way for immersion.

Graphics are a fair step up from other games of its time, and even now (2016 when this review was written), they have aged very well. The gameplay is timeless, and I can guarantee you'll spend more than a little time avoiding the mission just to grapple and glide your way around the city. The combat of the arkham series is simple, and is probably familiar to a lot of you, punch/counter/evade. However, Arkham easily does it best, encorporating gadgets and combos to make you really feel like you're the Bat. Also helping in immersion is the absolutely phenomenal voice acting, featuring Mark Hamill's immortal joker, Nolan North's beautifully twisted Penguin, and the multi-talented Troy Baker as Two-Face, in addition to a few other Gotham inhabitants. Under the Bat's cowl is Kevin Conroy, a veteran in voicing the bat, who provides a great counter to the off-the-wall performances of the rest of the cast. Most games with excellent voice acting feature their talents as a side note to the rest of the game, but City, in particular, puts its characters front and center, and every line feels as real as it could be.

Overall:
This game will hold its place as a debated top-ten game of all time, and is firmly in the top three for me. The story plays out as well as any comic line, up there with Death in/of the Family and the Killing joke in memorability , and every fight, particularly the predator encounters, is its own experience. If you're new to the Arkham games, this is a great place to start, even though it's a sequel, (story doesn't hold too many spoilers from asylum, and you don't need anything more to understand this game's line.) and get sucked into the rest of the games. This is a game everyone should experience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
111.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When this game says game of the year, they mean it. This game has stealth, combat and an amazing story. Become the Batman and help the joker cure himself because he druged you. Do side missions that give out points. Dude! This game has everything! I love it. Thumbs up for this game review.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I just want to say...

I bought this at sale, and somehow I feel ashamed of not buying it at full price. (Even though I know I cant afford it at full price)

This game is superb specially for B-man fans there.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Large open world game with many characters from Batman universe.. and many gadgets that make you feel like you're THE Batman. Stealth and action in one. Great music and atmosphere. *Highly recommended*.
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