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: Very Positive (187 reviews)
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
One of my favorite lego games ever made along with Lego SW TCS!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's LEGO. Enough said.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Awesome LEGO game, and the same funny game as all the other LEGO ones. Plus, you can never go wrong with Batman!
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28.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game is fun.
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54.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
During "Interprising theft" and "Arctic World" the game makes the car/robot not move up out of where it begins (robot) or up the stairs (car). I don't know if any of you know how to fix this or not but that is whats going on.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
LEGO Batman

Gameplay: 10 / 10
Graphics: 8 / 10
Story: 9 / 10
Musical Accompaniment: 9 / 10
Interface and Control: 8 / 10
Rating: 9 / 10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Very fun game,old classic style batman and robin. Love to play it.

10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Awesome game. Lots of stages. Worth every penny!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
LEGOs and Batman. What more can I say?

11/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A game just as perfect as we have come to expect from the LEGO series. Very fun, I love being able to play as the villains in story mode. The backgrounds are phenomenal and remind me of the Batman: Arkham series.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
ITS GOOD TO BE BAD!?

(this game is not yet rated (yes still) :) )
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
IS GOOD ITS SO AWESOME :D
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Extremely fun!
If you're looking for something you can just kick and play with full controller support, it is well worth your time. Playing with another human you will get a bit more out of the game than by your lonesome though regardless it is a great buy either way. The best part? No two player dynamic splitscreen!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
The PC version of this game is riddled with bugs. The most frustrating of which, deals with reliance on the AI CoOp to do things simultaneously with the player in order to complete levels. The AI, unfortunately, does not always help you accomplish tasks and would rather hinder you at times by pushing you off a cliff, for example.

The game itself is simple as are most of the LEGO games. The "built-in" challenge remains with you fighting to keep your sanity and PC chassis in one piece as you battle the ridiculous bugs plaguing what should have been a fairly solid LEGO game.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Like all of the tier 1 Lego games, it stutters to the point of unplayability. Only buy the newer Lego games, with good shaders. Those run on a functional engine.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
131.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
The game is full of game breaking glitches (including one on the very first level), and it crashes regularly. AVOID!
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This was kind of a mis-fire in the Lego series. Not being based on a movie, there weren't as many cute jokes for them to make... the only 'joke' in the whole game is that Robin is a doofus (again and again). The different Bat-suits are more annoying than fun. This is one of the only Lego games that felt like a grind to get through.

Instead, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Lego Batman 2, where they really figured out the gameplay, variety, and all that ... Lego Batman 1 is like a bad concept version of Lego Batman 2.

it's not TERRIBLE, but there are better, more fun ways to play Lego Batman for the same money.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
bugged level 1. waste of money.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
never by a lego game on pc. the controls are horrific.
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