Looking Back At Batman: Arkham Knight

Dan Attlee Dan Attlee
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August 15th, 2016

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On August 15, 2016
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Batman: Arkham Knight gives a good sendoff to the series. The game is mostly fun to play, but there are certain sections that feel a bit repetitive. It does, however, give the player much to do and plenty of pretty things to look at as they once again clean up Gotham.

Price:
Excellent

Reviewed by:
Rating:

4
On August 15, 2016
Last modified:August 15, 2016

Summary:

Batman: Arkham Knight gives a good sendoff to the series. The game is mostly fun to play, but there are certain sections that feel a bit repetitive. It does, however, give the player much to do and plenty of pretty things to look at as they once again clean up Gotham.

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Batman: Arkham Knight was certainly one of the most popular superhero games in recent times. Here, our Dan Attlee looks back at the game and assesses its success in moving the niche forward.

Looking Back At Batman: Arkham Knight

I didn't purchase the final game in the Arkham series when it launched last year. It wasn't a game that was really on my radar, as I was far too busy giving up my life to The Witcher 3. However, as the game is currently in the PSN summer sale, I thought I'd give it a go. Overall, Arkham Knight implements tried and tested mechanics from the previous Arkham games to great effect. New mechanics, such as the Batmobile, are hit and miss, but ultimately it delivers a compelling story that provides fantastic fan service.

The Arkham series is renowned for being fun and enjoyable, but the beginning Arkham Knight was a bit of a slog. The game begins with the incineration of the Joker following the events of Arkham City. The player is then treated to a first person segment as a GCPD officer before finally taking on the role of Batman. The story takes a bit too long to kick in, but when it does, it's fantastic. There's a major revelation mid way through, and while it doesn't take The World's Greatest Detective

Batman: Arkham Knight

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Excellent

Batman: Arkham Knight gives a good sendoff to the series. The game is mostly fun to play, but there are certain sections that feel a bit repetitive. It does, however, give the player much to do and plenty of pretty things to look at as they once again clean up Gotham.

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