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Batman: Arkham Knight - Review Thread

DrBo42

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UK IGN/US 9.2 ****Contains spoilers****
+Excellent gameplay variety
+Strong performances
+Detailed open world
+Brawls and Predator fights
– Tank feels out of place
(PS4 code)

Polygon 10
After Arkham Knight, Batman has been perfected — and the end result is the best game of this console generation.
(PS4 code)

Gamespot 7
+Soaring above Gotham is a consistent treat
+Smart crime-solving sequences
+Lots of mission variety
+Imaginative stealth and combat encounters
+Impressive audiovisual details
- Forced use of the Batmobile puts a damper on fun and freedom
- Ham-fisted dialogue and predictable reveals damage the story
- Monotonous encounters and mediocre boss fights hurt the second half
(PS4 code)

gamesradar 4/5
+One of the best open worlds ever created
+Freeflow combat and predator sections are better than ever
+Tag team attacks are fun while they last
+The sidequests involving Batman’s villains are mostly excellent
-Batmobile combat is a big letdown
-Main story is the series’ weakest
(PS4 code)

GameReactor UK 9
+Multiple game mechanics gel brilliantly. Story beats are great, no filler on missions. Nice puzzle work built into bigger enemy fights due to enemy variety.
-Batmobile takes some getting used to, and race-specific challenges can be annoying. Takes a while to relearn combat ropes.
(PS4 code)

Game Informer 9.5
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. 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.
(PS4 code)

VideoGamer 10


USGamer 4/5
Rocksteady brings the story of its version of Batman to a satisfying conclusion. There's some moments of tedium to be found, but if you want to be the Batman, this is one of the best experiences available.
(PS4 code)

Video games zone (Germany) 87%
+ spectacular presentation
+ thrilling main story with lots of memorable moments
+ dense atmosphere
- lame chase sequences with the batmobile
- tedious boss battles with the batmobile
- battles against other vehicles are dull
(PS4 code)

Meristation (Spain) 9.3 Excelente - OP note: That's "excellent" in English
(PS4 code)

AusGamers (Australia) 10
It’s challenging and engaging, expansive and enticing. Its game-world is wholly realised and gorgeous to look at, but above all else, it tells such an incredible story in so many new and unique ways, it’s impossible to ignore.
(PS4 code)

GameBlog (France) 4.5
(PS4 code)

Multiplayer (Italy) 9.6
(PS4 code)

Gaming With Character 9.7234723741 /10
(Video review, no spoilers unless you've been on blackout.)
Publisher: Warn a brother Interactive
Developer: Rock...steady...rockin' til' the break of dawn
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OP note: In summary, the batmobile outside of traversal is just as bland as we thought. Sad. As every single review has been PS4 I'd recommend you wait until someone with the XB1 version reports back before you purchase that version.
 

Alcoholikaust

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I am ready for the greatness
Never a shadow of a doubt.
 
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A 10 from Polygon and a 7 from Gamespot. Jeez. That's odd.

Also do not read that Polygon review if you haven't finished Arkham City yet. Huge spoiler for it in the opening paragraph.
 
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Polygon said:
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.

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Schweinehund

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Just skimming reviews, seems like the story is the divisive factor here. Some love it and others hate it. Hope preload starts soon.
 

Alienous

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A 7 from Gamespot?

Why does that make me more excited to play the game, haha.

Any spoilers in the review? I might give it a read.
 

dEvAnGeL

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so it seems the batmobile is shit, every reviews states the same, even the ones with high score
 

dealer-

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"Best game of this console generation." High praise from Polygon.

A 7 from Gamespot?

Why does that make me more excited to play the game, haha.

Any spoilers in the review? I might give it a read.

Gamespot have been on point for most reviews recently IMO
 

Red Hood

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Never played an Arkham game... Is this the one?

I'd really encourage you to play through Arkham Asylum and Arkham City first, and play Arkham Knight in a month or four to avoid fatigue.