When all the villains in Arkham Asylum team up and break loose, only the dynamic duo is bold enough to take them on to save Gotham City. The fun of LEGO, the drama of Batman and the uniqueness of the combination makes for a comical and exciting adventure in LEGO Batman: The Videogame.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (21 reviews) - 66% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (479 reviews) - 81% of the 479 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2008

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When all the villains in Arkham Asylum team up and break loose, only the dynamic duo is bold enough to take them on to save Gotham City. The fun of LEGO, the drama of Batman and the uniqueness of the combination makes for a comical and exciting adventure in LEGO Batman: The Videogame. Play as Batman and his sidekick Robin as you build, drive, swing and fight your way through Gotham City capturing escaped villains including The Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow and more. Then, jump into the story from the other side and play as Batmans foes! Enjoy the power you wield and battle Batman while spreading chaos throughout the city. There is no rest for the good (or evil!).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows Vista®/XP
    • Processor: Intel® P3 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon™ XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB RAM required for Windows Vista®
    • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability (Shader Model 3.0 recommended)
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Mixed (21 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (479 reviews)
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MisterBlister
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Cute game, but showing it's age and prone to unexplained crashes that force multiple replays of entire levels while hoping that it doesn't crash before you finish up.

Would recommend just getting one of the sequels instead, you're not missing out on much in terms of the story, which is (deliberately) kept simple and straightforward (bad guys escape, catch the bad guys!).
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t3h epik n00b
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great graphics. Classic game!
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BatedMallard874
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Pros/cons
Pros
nice graphics
lots of charecters
every charecter is playable
lots of levels
levels as both Batman and villians
get to play on land, sea, and air

Cons
Easy puzzles
other puzzles are impossibley hard
a little laggy despite being an old game running on a nice computer
does not have some cool charecters like deadshot and deathstroke
weird controlles
cannot connect to a mouse
repetitive comabat
8/10
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supercurdt
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
As much as I like this game when I played it as a kid, it didn't quite live up to the standards of later LEGO games.
What it did do was having the real, good old-fashioned LEGO-atmosphere which Traveller's Tales have not been getting quite right with some later games.

Pros
-Atmosphere
-Soundtrack
-Characters
-Being able to play missions as both Batman and Robin and the bad guys

Cons
-Too short
-Too easy
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LiquidTension
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I love LEGO games, but this game just HAD to be better on the console back in the day. Lots of crashes during the first mission (don't throw boomerangs), bad controls during the vehicle stages, and just horrible AI for your teammate makes this game not fun at all.
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gerald.good
( 31.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Wow. I've known these LEGO games were buggy, but it was usually an issue with some obscure missing piece that wouldn't let me get to 100%, so I could deal. LEGO Batman (on the PC anyway) has a bug that won't even let you finish one of the levels in Story mode. (Breaking Blocks, the last level in the Riddler chapter - you jump on a plunger and your AI buddy is supposed to jump on the other one, but won't do it.) I guess no one play tests these games once they're ported from Xbox.
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castielgaming™
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It wasnt THAT bad.....but it was a interesting game if not a little boring at times and a little bland.....Its a good game at times its just that it was a bit.....eh. :3
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SpaceX24
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
The Game is great but very Challenging.
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Wedge
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I thought this was Batman Arkham series, I was wrong.

Oh and this has no subtitles.
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★Alit Dessy
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
10/1 best game 2008
Guilty Pleasure
I love me some lego
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Lewd
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
LEGO fapman lololol
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mario
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
A fun and hard game! this video game made me play for hours!
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You
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Best PS2 Game, and i finally found it on PC so now let me play endless until death
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Floating Squid Thingy
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
I looove the original. The next two games sucked because it wasn't all about batman. They should have been called Justice League. But anyways I love the original story and good boss fights. Darned two face gave me lots of grief!
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Foreverseeking
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
A series I play exclusively with my wife, I am eternally grateful that travellers Tales have made so many Lego games, as they are almost the only couch co-op PC games available. After playing Lego LOTR and the Hobbit, and all the Harry Potters, this game came as a funny and enjoyable disappointment.

The game doesn't follow any batman films, and each of the 6 episodes has very little story, and I really prefer the speech of the later games to the Lego moans and groans of the older ones. But the real disappointment occurs in the execution.

Climbing up ladders is frustrating, and both of us were often falling off. A few bugs stopped us dead in our tracks too. After 20 minutes of searching around I looked up some guides... oh, another bug. Reset, and go through the whole level again and progress.

The camera angles are simply some of the worst I have ever seen. The screen never splits into two, and some of the camera pans don't even allow one character to reach his "action" place without the other character being knocked out of the screen. This led to a massive bug.

Sometimes when the 2nd player was knocked out of the screen, the game wouldn't let my wife rejoin. This bug happened 3 or 4 times and meant I had to play alone until the end of that level, before resetting the entire game. This has nothing to do with my xbox controllers as the keyboard wouldn't work as well when this happened.

Nevertheless, we had a lot of laughs at the quirky buggy nature. Jumping felt so much harder than later games, and some of the puzzles are unfair. My wife would give it a 7 out of 10, but that is over generous. From me, 6/10. Worth a punt when on offer, and you don't have anything better to play.
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Master
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Played 10 Minutes. The characters don't talkt like the other lego games. had a crash in the first 10 seconds of gameplay. And on my second try got immediately stuck behind cloth changer. And befor that I fought a ladder for 1 minute to get of at the top and land on a platform. Wouldn't recommend so far.
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FrozenAnalWeed™
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
This is a great game. Lots of missions, fun combat.

Yes this is a LEGO game but it's good for all ages. Especially 90+

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Rose
( 41.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
Pretty good. More like Lego Star Wars than Lego indiana jones. 100%'d it. Would recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
As much as I like this game when I played it as a kid, it didn't quite live up to the standards of later LEGO games.
What it did do was having the real, good old-fashioned LEGO-atmosphere which Traveller's Tales have not been getting quite right with some later games.

Pros
-Atmosphere
-Soundtrack
-Characters
-Being able to play missions as both Batman and Robin and the bad guys

Cons
-Too short
-Too easy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Pros/cons
Pros
nice graphics
lots of charecters
every charecter is playable
lots of levels
levels as both Batman and villians
get to play on land, sea, and air

Cons
Easy puzzles
other puzzles are impossibley hard
a little laggy despite being an old game running on a nice computer
does not have some cool charecters like deadshot and deathstroke
weird controlles
cannot connect to a mouse
repetitive comabat
8/10
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
I love LEGO games, but this game just HAD to be better on the console back in the day. Lots of crashes during the first mission (don't throw boomerangs), bad controls during the vehicle stages, and just horrible AI for your teammate makes this game not fun at all.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Cute game, but showing it's age and prone to unexplained crashes that force multiple replays of entire levels while hoping that it doesn't crash before you finish up.

Would recommend just getting one of the sequels instead, you're not missing out on much in terms of the story, which is (deliberately) kept simple and straightforward (bad guys escape, catch the bad guys!).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
A series I play exclusively with my wife, I am eternally grateful that travellers Tales have made so many Lego games, as they are almost the only couch co-op PC games available. After playing Lego LOTR and the Hobbit, and all the Harry Potters, this game came as a funny and enjoyable disappointment.

The game doesn't follow any batman films, and each of the 6 episodes has very little story, and I really prefer the speech of the later games to the Lego moans and groans of the older ones. But the real disappointment occurs in the execution.

Climbing up ladders is frustrating, and both of us were often falling off. A few bugs stopped us dead in our tracks too. After 20 minutes of searching around I looked up some guides... oh, another bug. Reset, and go through the whole level again and progress.

The camera angles are simply some of the worst I have ever seen. The screen never splits into two, and some of the camera pans don't even allow one character to reach his "action" place without the other character being knocked out of the screen. This led to a massive bug.

Sometimes when the 2nd player was knocked out of the screen, the game wouldn't let my wife rejoin. This bug happened 3 or 4 times and meant I had to play alone until the end of that level, before resetting the entire game. This has nothing to do with my xbox controllers as the keyboard wouldn't work as well when this happened.

Nevertheless, we had a lot of laughs at the quirky buggy nature. Jumping felt so much harder than later games, and some of the puzzles are unfair. My wife would give it a 7 out of 10, but that is over generous. From me, 6/10. Worth a punt when on offer, and you don't have anything better to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I looove the original. The next two games sucked because it wasn't all about batman. They should have been called Justice League. But anyways I love the original story and good boss fights. Darned two face gave me lots of grief!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Best PS2 Game, and i finally found it on PC so now let me play endless until death
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
A fun and hard game! this video game made me play for hours!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
10/1 best game 2008
Guilty Pleasure
I love me some lego
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
The Game is great but very Challenging.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
LEGO fapman lololol
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
It wasnt THAT bad.....but it was a interesting game if not a little boring at times and a little bland.....Its a good game at times its just that it was a bit.....eh. :3
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Great LEGO game, as always from TT.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Lego Star Wars with Batman flavor pretty much. Uses similar mechanics and hub based map system.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
91 of 102 people (89%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
38 hours and a 100% completion rate later, I found myself looking for the red power bricks hidden around my house.

Rating:
Five studs, I mean, five stars.....
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68 of 74 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2015
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

The Block Knight

While it is very easy to dismiss the LEGO games franchise that Traveler's Tales games have made a small fortune off as simple button mashing, block smashing exercises to keep the kids entertained for a few hours on end; as an adult gamer there is still plenty to enjoy from the manic local co-op to the mildly entertaining puzzles that litter the game world to what is LEGO games greatest strength - their sly humor that parodies the source material they are often based upon which is often laugh out loud funny. Most LEGO games I have had the pleasure of playing have contained many a belly-laugh moment and it's because of this humor that I have fostered a soft spot for these kinds of games even as over the years the formula may have become more refined but remained steadfastly the same. LEGO Batman: The Videogame is no different and plays out like every other LEGO game in the TT LEGO cannon.

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame is also one of the last few games from the franchise where non of the actual characters in the storyline speak any recognizable language. Over the years this has changed to include full voice overs but there is a certain charm to hearing each LEGO digital figurine espouse dialog through a series of grunts, groans and squeaks that I find oddly enduring and far more funnier and entertaining than the voiced counterparts of the recent LEGO entries. LEGO Batman: The Videogame is also one of the few LEGO games that follows its own storyline not simply relying on the narrative of the famous films it mimicks to prop it up. While the game may not use the films as its inspiration it thankfully does include Danny Elfman's famous and wonderful Batman score that should evoke a nostalgia trip all on its own.

While the story may not be the biggest selling point here - its a simple story about how every villain known to Batman has absconded from Arkham Aslyum and it's the task of the worlds most famous detective and his super sidekick Robin to ensure that they all find their way back into the prison holding cells from which they escaped. The game world is broken up into three acts which each contain five episodes. Each one of those episodes usually ends in some sort of boss fight with one of Gotham's famous villains and most are colorful, creative and fun to engage with. The boss fights are not particularly hard but do require some thought when dealing with and most cannot simply be taken down my mashing the attack button often requiring the gamer to use the environment to his/her advantage which usually mean smashing everything in site around the enemy to see if there isn't some LEGO blocks hiding about that can be then used to build a device of some sort to aid you in your troubles.

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As is with most LEGO games each level you encounter will be flush with areas and puzzles you won't be able to complete the first time around until you have unlocked the necessary character and completing the games story mode will only often see you through about 30% of the game. If you are a completionist you will need to return to these areas through an option called free-play that will allow you to switch characters in an out (once again - provided you have unlocked them), each with their own unique abilities to help solve the puzzles you couldn't solve the first time round. This feature does add a nice level of longevity to the games and its often a lot of fun trying to figure out which of the characters in your arsenal is the right man or woman for the job. If you decide to play solo then you are given the option to switch in and out with both Robin or Batman during the games story mode or any other unlocked character during free-play. During co-op its pretty much the same situation except you obviously can't inhabit the same character your current co-op partner is controlling.

LEOG Batman: The Videogame still comes with a few caveats though. Even after so many iterations there is still no online play to be found anywhere and this is a major oversight on TT games part. While couch co-op is great I would love to be able to enjoy a LEGO game with one of my many "eSTEAMed" friends. Also when it comes to platforming LEGO Batman: The Videogame is still very much on shaky ground. The platforming sections have improved greatly with the more recent titles but LEGO Batman: The Videogame, being one of the older LEGO games, still suffers from some terrible platforming mechanics which can sometimes be borderline frustrating.

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame is a fantastic and fun LEGO game and is the perfect game to share with yourself and your kids. Its a formula that still works to this day (hence the deluge of LEGO games on the market at the moment and the many more to come) and it's simple and quick enough to pick up and enjoy in small bursts or longer playtime sessions. If you are a fan of the DC character then it's a definite recommend purchase for your library and if not simply grab it for the kids and then let the game win you over as you co-op it with them.

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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
When I first played this a few years ago, I didn't know too much about Batman. I didn't have to. This game serves as an excellent introduction to both the licensed LEGO titles by Traveler's Tales and the various interpretations of the Batman mythos from DC Comics, and if you're a fan of either, I'd be rather stunned if you didn't enjoy this.

It's your standard Batman plot. This one is not ripped from any existing film or comic, but is instead a new situation made to send you through as much of LEGO Gotham as it can, as both the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin shutting down the evil plans of Arkham Asylum's escaped supervillain denizens, and those iconic villains themselves going out to cause trouble. It's a very bright and colorful Gotham, though still quite dark. I guess it'd be more accurate to say it's a high contrast Gotham, and this leads to a rather gorgeous visual design heavily influenced by the Tim Burton films, a place that's beautiful when it's not being creepy as all heck.

It's much more the campy, silly kind of Batman than the darker Dark Knight of late (Arkham Asylum totally nailed that shortly after), though like I said, a few places are still certainly creepy. There are some changes for gameplay's sake, such as all of the villains being shipped off to Arkham Asylum (instead of some going to Blackgate Penitentiary, as Arkham is a hub level). Instead of constantly changing characters, the Hero missions have our heroes constantly changing Suits found within the level. Some are really cool, like the Glide Suit allowing you to soar or the Attract Suit allowing you to vacuum things (it's oddly entertaining), while others are just kind of a hassle or quickly forgotten about, like the Heat Protection Suit (good luck remembering it's a thing) or the Magnet Suit (have fun walking up walls very, very slowly every other level). You're able to switch between these as though they were separate characters in Free Play, and the villains don't have such gimmicks, so it kinda evens out in the end. You're able to unlock suit upgrades, and many of them, like speeding up the intolerably slow Magnet Suit to tolerable speeds, feel like they should've been available from the start.

The levels are very distinct, and for the most part, I would say very fun. This was, however, just before they started handling vehicles properly again in the LEGO games, so there are some completely infuriating moments where you have to tether your vehicle to mines and slam those mines into things, but they don't and they just slide around wildly until enemies blow them up and you have to start all over. When this is not the case, they are entertaining and explosive action sequences, but dang are they a pain to 100%. (Admittedly, I still boot up the game exclusively to play the Batmobile level, because you get to drive the Batmobile and just tear through the streets of Gotham.)

So, fans of the LEGO games, this was the game that set the par for the course, bringing in targeting mechanics, 32 levels, and a long list of increasingly obscure characters (Batman fans probably won't believe "Joker (Tropical)" made it into a "kid's game"). Fans of the Batman series, you'll find that much as the game takes liberties for the sake of humor or gameplay, they did really do their research first before intentionally making these choices. And you can play as Bane, Alfred, Batgirl, Nightwing, Hush, and one extra at 100% you're bound to geek out a bit over. Bios for each of the villains appear in the levels where the heroes fight them, so if you're new to the series and know very little about it, you'll come out quite well-learned.

All in all, it's fun. Campy, creepy, and stuffed to the gills with little nostalgic nods, atmospheric combat, and iconic characters. For once, it's exactly what it says on the tin. LEGO. Batman. There you have it. If that sounds good, go for it.
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47 of 55 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Beware: 30 minute levels without savepoints.

Good game, but why add a feature that makes it so inflexible to play?
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