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Batman: Arkham City

by Warner Bros. Interactive
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0030T12BE
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 19 cm ; 113 g
  • Release Date: 25 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,470 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 14 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

Product Description

Batman: Arkham City is third-person Action-Adventure game that delivers an authentic Dark Knight experience rooted in an original and engrossing story as well as a combination of melee combat, stealth, investigative and speed-based challenge gameplay. A sequel to 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City features the full range of classic enemies seen in the previous game, in addition to Catwoman, who is a playable character and has her own storyline in the new release. Additional features include: a range of new gadgets, an increased number of possible melee opponents and a range of movement options for Batman that include leaping, sliding, gliding and the grapple hook.

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The Ultimate Experience of the Dark Knight

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. The game features an unique combination of melee combat, stealth, investigative and speed-based challenge gameplay. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman taking a huge swing at an equally huge baddie in Batman: Arkham City
An authentic Dark Knight video game adventure that picks up where Arkham Asylum left off.
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Key Game Features

  • Become the Dark Knight - Batman: Arkham City delivers a genuinely authentic Batman experience with advanced, compelling gameplay on every level: high-impact street brawls, nail-biting stealth, multifaceted forensic investigation, epic super-villain encounters and unexpected glimpses into Batman's tortured psychology.
  • Play as Catwoman - Catwoman is a fully playable character in Batman: Arkham City who has her own storyline in the main game which is seamlessly interwoven with Batman's story arc. Her navigation skills, combat moves and gadgetry have been specifically designed to deliver a fully featured and unique experience.
  • Advanced FreeFlow Combat - Batman faces highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks from every direction as Arkham's gangs bring heavy weapons and all-new AI to the fight, but Batman steps it up with twice the number of combat animations and double the range of attacks, counters and takedowns.
  • New Gadgets - Batman has access to new gadgets such as the Cryptographic Sequencer V2 and Smoke Pellets, as well as new functionality for existing gadgets that expand the range of Batman's abilities without adding extra weight to his Utility Belt.
  • New Story - Five-time Emmy-Award-winner Paul Dini returns to pen a brand-new story for Batman: Arkham City, taking gamers deep inside the diseased heart of Gotham.
  • Arkham Has Moved - Following the closure of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate prison, Gotham's new mayor, Quincy Sharp ordered the relocation of all inmates to Arkham City - a sprawling new super-prison five times bigger than Arkham Island, enclosing a wide variety of industrial districts, iconic locations and Gotham landmarks.
  • Huge Cast of Characters - Players encounter numerous characters from the Batman universe, including Catwoman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man, The Joker, The Riddler and other iconic characters yet to be revealed.
  • Featured VO Talent - Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.

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Investigative gameplay in Batman: Arkham City's Dectective Mode
New gadgets to utilise.
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Catwoman taking a chunck out of Two-Face in Batman: Arkham City
A playable Catwoman character.
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Batman invloved in close quarter melee combat in Batman: Arkham City
Expanded melee combat play.
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Batman using cables for movement against the Gotham skyline in Batman: Arkham City
Signature Batman stealth.
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Product Description

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

  • Batman Arkham City is the follow-up to the award-winning hit video game Batman Arkham Asylum and delivers an authentic and gritty Batman experience
  • Become the Dark Knight: Batman: Arkham City delivers a genuinely authentic Batman experience with advanced, compelling gameplay on every level: high-impact street brawls, nail-biting stealth, multifaceted forensic investigation, epic super-villain encounters and unexpected glimpses into Batman's tortured psychology
  • Advanced FreeFlow combat: Batman faces highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks from every direction as Arkham's gangs bring heavy weapons and all-new AI to the fight, but Batman steps it up with twice the number of combat animations and double the range of attacks, counters and takedowns
  • New gadgets: Batman has access to new gadgets such as the Cryptographic Sequencer V2 and Smoke Pellets, as well as new functionality for existing gadgets that expand the range of Batman's abilities without adding extra weight to his Utility Belt
  • New story: Five-time Emmy-Award-winner Paul Dini returns to pen a brand-new story for Batman: Arkham City, taking gamers deep insid

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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HOLY DX11 BUGFEST BATMAN! 25 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Batman: Arkham City has been available on consoles for a while now. Apparantly the PC release was delayed so that they could get DX11 working properly.

KAPOW!!!

No it wasn't. It was delayed so that people wouldn't play a pirated PC version instead of forking out for a console version.

BIFF!!!

How do I know this? Simply, because DX11 doesn't work. If I have it fully enabled, I can't even start the game proper. If I enable it but turn off tesselation, motion blur etc, then it works for a bit but grinds to a halt.

SOCKO!!!

So, forget about enabling DX11. If you don't believe me, do a google. It just doesn't work. Given that I got my copy free with a swanky new graphics card, this was a bit disappointing. I've knocked a star off because of the DX11 issue. If that isn't a problem to you, then feel free to add one.

ARRGGGGHHH!!!

And whats worse, installation is a nightmare! First off, I had a huge day 1 download, which seemingly fixed nothing. Then I had to enter my serial number twice. Hint, if like me, you have a steam version with no actual package, you need to get your CD key from the game menu within Steam itself. Then I had to update Games for Windows Live and reboot. Yes, this doesn't just use Steam, this uses G4WL as well, which enforces a 5 PC installation limit on top of Steam. This is OTT. (Indeed, if you added a star because DX11 wasn't an issue for you, you may want to take it off again because of the poor installation process.)

WAHAY!!!!

But then the DX9 version of the game starts, and its actually very good indeed! Whats more, at the start, you play Cat Woman, and get to prance around for a bit with an ample pair of boobs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant game 4 April 2012
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Batman Arkham City is without doubt one of the best games of 2011, and can even rival Skyrim.
The graphics and concept art are breathtaking
The plot of the story is incredible, and the intrigue created by the atmosphere means you cannot tear yourself away from the computer once you have started playing.
The fighting is something which I have never experienced in a game before, to achieve combos you cannot mash the fight button,there is also a counter button to repel or block someones attack, which you must master if you want to be winning fights against numerous assailants. However a lot of the game isn't just taking on attackers head on, often you are in a room with 10 or more heavily armed and armored enemies on the look out for you, and if you attack head on you will be destroyed by them. So you must keep to the roof of the building, landing when you think safe and taking them out one by one from behind. When fighting the camera angles are expertly designed to a give an awesome cinematic effect when in combat.
The voice artists of the people doing the characters in the game never missed a beat, adding a realism to the game which has been lacking in games such as skyrim.
With games such as skyrim traveling around the land is tedious, and soon you find yourself either going by carriage, or fast traveling. With Batman traveling is a joy; flying, grappling and diving round the city makes the game unique in that you find yourself looking forward to having to search for some mysterious character around Arkham City.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As before but more so 27 Nov 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Arkham Asylum was a suprisingly great game, so good I bought a boxed copy, completed it, sold it, and then re-bought it again during a Steam sale and completed it again. Needless so say, I've been looking forward to the sequel for several months now and even got a new DX11, PhysX graphics card to go with it. You've probably already seen the DX11 issues on launch covered elsewhere so I won't cover them here. In any case, it looks so good in DX9 mode, I didn't even notice the new features were turned off.

Firstly, the 2 main things I don't like:- 1) The stupid installation hoop-jump most games force on you these days. It's not enough to spend 20-30 minutes copying 17Gb worth of game to your hard drive from 2 DVDs, you also have to activate the game online and then again through G4WL for no apparent reason before downloading and installing a mandatory patch. 2) The controls are annoying at times. I'm playing with a pad and merely pointing Batman at an empty piece of game world and hitting run probably won't do what you expect. He's more than likely to hop onto a railing or other obstacle, walk along it very slowly then decide he'll jump off again, glide for a metre and probably land on another railing, all while being shot repeatedly. It's only an issue at a couple of points but I swore like a docker during one of the boss fights in the GCPD building because the clever controls got in my way. Yeah, it looks impressive but it doesn't always work properly.

In a short summary, it's like Asylum but more so. There are more enemies, more ways of taking them down, more gadgets, more detective bits, bigger game world, more Riddler trophies etc. More everything basically. It's less of an impressively focused and driven game but the extra freedom is welcome, and it has Catwoman and Talia Al Ghul which is a bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally worth it
Great game. Played it twice, loved it both times. Dark, gritty, mature. Exactly what you'd want from a stealth based superhero game.
Published 21 days ago by Richard Norton
1.0 out of 5 stars Can not even get the game to work on my PC
I am so frustrated, this game is probably brilliant but I can not even play at as you HAVE to sign into Windows LIVE ID to be able to save the game. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great action and graphics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars pc game
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Published 7 months ago by Gerard Mc Kevitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Game
I love this game. As a DC comics fan. This game really does do Batman justice. Highly recommend it.

A bit weird to get used to the controls but once you do its hours of... Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy
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