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Batman: Arkham Knight review round up

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Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight is only out next week, but reviews for the Dark Knight’s next adventure have already surfaced. It looks to be the best Batman game yet… is this actually the case though? These critics seem to think so.

IGN – 9.2/10

If this is in fact the last Rocksteady-developed Batman game, the series will end on a high note. Arkham Knight is the biggest Batman game yet, not just in map size, but in the wide range of different types of gameplay, and its collection of characters. The addition of tank combat thematically clashes with everything Batman stands for, but it is fun, and having access to the Batmobile for the first time gives us a new world of possibilities for interacting with Gotham City. Arkham Knight is an outstanding game on almost every level.

BATMAN screenie

Gamespot – 7/10

What Batman: Arkham Knight does well, however, it does really well. Gotham is a dazzling playground where neon lights pierce through the rain and mist; all it takes is a single glimpse to tell you that this is a city in need. Moreover, many individual elements are so carefully constructed, and presented with such flair, that appreciation is the only reasonable reaction. Yet most of these elements–excellent acting, wonderful animations, moody soundtrack–are ones that Batman: Arkham City also excelled in, making Arkham Knight’s missteps all the more noticeable. Rather than escape the pull of the games that spawned it, The Bat’s newest adventure refines the fundamentals; it is a safe but satisfying return to the world’s most tormented megalopolis.


Polygon – 10/10

Rocksteady has said this is its last Batman game and I’m praying to the New Gods that they’re on the level. After Arkham Knight, trying to find more meat on the Batman bone would define futility. After Arkham Knight, Batman has been perfected — and the end result is the best game of this console generation.


Games Radar – 4/5

An ambitious and successful end to Rocksteady’s trilogy, with a standard-setting open world you must experience. A superior main story and less Batmobile combat would’ve made a huge difference.


Gameinformer – 9.75/10

At the end of it all, Batman: Arkham Knight delivers a great sense of closure for this series. Rocksteady leaves a few plot threads dangling to tease and taunt us, but the grim tale that started all the way back in Arkham Asylum is done. I walked away from Arkham Knight shocked, satisfied, and in dire need of someone to discuss the story with. Rocksteady built a special experience that dazzles with its cleverness, intelligence, and ability to shift from kick-ass Batman moments to emotional gut punches to scenes stripped straight from some of Batman’s greatest comic book stories. Lock yourself away, avoid social media and friends, and finish this game. You won’t want this one spoiled for you.


Seems pretty damn solid, doesn’t it? We’ll have our own review for the game out sometime soon.

Last Updated: June 19, 2015


  1. That lolygon review … hahahahahahah! They truly are on the arse-end of the games media.


    • FoxOneZA

      June 19, 2015 at 16:17

      Even polygon is immune to the Batman.


  2. Trevor Matrix

    June 19, 2015 at 16:21

    “…and the end result is the best game of this console generation…” I kind of find it hard to believe a review that spews forth this tripe.


    • Skyblue

      June 19, 2015 at 22:18

      Agreed. Only one game in existence deserves a perfect score and that game is Resogun.


  3. Chule Gcanga

    June 19, 2015 at 16:32

    Four more sleeps, Just four more Sleeps..


  4. Hammersteyn

    June 19, 2015 at 17:48

    Someone at Gamespot REALLY wanted the Batmobile CE


    • Mark Treloar

      June 19, 2015 at 17:51

      Or maybe they also got tired of starting the game as noob man.


      • Hammersteyn

        June 19, 2015 at 21:59

        Excellent point, why cant we transfer skills and gadgets unlocked from saved games?


    • Skyblue

      June 19, 2015 at 22:16

      I used to be a Gamespot loyalist until they started dishing out 100’s a few years ago. Their reviews are laughable. Local is lekkerer anyway 🙂


  5. fred

    June 19, 2015 at 17:50

    I’m Batman …… in a few days.


  6. JohnGBolin

    June 20, 2015 at 08:49

    Your first choice lazygamer Find Here


  7. KarenDWingo

    June 20, 2015 at 09:56

    All time hit lazygamer Find Here


  8. FrankKHall@

    June 22, 2015 at 09:11

    All time hit the lazygamer Find Here


  9. Nikola

    June 22, 2015 at 10:12

    I have a feeling this game will be bloody amazing being a huge Batman fan, I just finished the Witcher 3 and it is the bet game I played that I can think of but I have a feeling Batman is going to even top that which will be VERY tough!


  10. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    June 22, 2015 at 10:30

    Oh Polygon. Trolling the world!


  11. GabeSA

    June 29, 2015 at 08:59

    I have been stuck in the Destiny universe for a while now, having traversed Prison of Elders so many times that my gamers brain was begging me for sometime new. I picked up my copy of Batman Arkham Knight thinking it was time I tried variety in my life, and it hasn’t disappointed at all. Playing it on the PS4 is a visually stimulating experience. The world of Gotham is dark, dirty and macabre, with the streets littered with foot soldiers vying for a taste of Bat-Blood. The combat, while still very much entertaining, is simple in its execution. There isn’t a great variety of sequences in the fight scenes, but what is great is the variety in approaching a fight, choosing to go full throttle from a vantage point, or performing a silent takedown. This is really a great game from Rocksteady, not to mention the amazing voice acting and story. It is a winner. Perhaps not a 10/10, but pretty darn close.


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