This is a game that will immerse you in the world; whether you are gliding round the bleak landscape of Arkham, or slowly formulating a plan for taking down the latest set of snipers, or if you are facing 20 enemies and feeling like a badass when you get through unscathed. All these things will have you in them, you will be the one doing these things, not you simply playing as a character who is doing all these things.
This is the sequel to the acclaimed and a personal favourite of mine, Batman Arkham Asylum a game which left pretty massive boots to fill for Arkham City, it is very safe to say that it has succeeded. This game will see you reprising your role as our dark knight; Batman, this time as the title suggests we are in the whole city as opposed to just the Arkham island. I am glad to say that it has pulled of this seamlessly. The whole game will see you trying to work out what Protocol 10 is, it is an unknown plot orchestrated by the warden of Arkham City, Hugo Strange. I can assure you right now if you play this game, you will be gripped from taking your first baby bat steps, to you fully fledged badass leaps.
That has really summed up Batman Arkham City; Badass, this is a game that will make you think, Did I just do that? That is a thought that will stay with you throughout your experience in Arkham City. I only have one real niggle with this game, and that is the campaign length, it will only take you 15 hours at a push. Now there is so much content in the map that you will be able to play the game much after seeing the title roles.
That brings me to the end of my review of this game, it is a true pleasure to play and you need to play it before the current gen of consoles takes its bow.
Time to move the scores:
Length: A pretty short campaign, but there is so much more content in the world. 7/10
Graphics: Stunning graphics, for faces and the world. 9/10
Sound: Brilliant lip syncing, and a lot of conversations you can eavesdrop on. 9/10
Multiplayer:N/A, just leader boards but I don't count them.
Story:A very good story, but can feel as though the game is just padding at certain point. 7/10
So that gives a total 8/10 a great game but with a few draw backs, still a must have for any gamer.
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Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!