Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Batman: Arkham City 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated yesterday.
The game starts with Bruce Wayne preparing to start a press conference to talk about the new Arkham City prisons, he is quickly detained and imprisoned in the city as a political prisoner. He contacts Alfred to gather his resources and becomes, Batman.
Batman: Arkham City expands on the open-world and combat from the first game. The full district of Gotham is five times bigger than Arkham Asylum. There is more to explore, more thugs to fight, more villainous plans to quash, and more space for the Riddler to openly challenge you.
Core gameplay is similar, except that you can now you can play as Catwoman. She is required to complete some areas with her unique skill set. This provides more dynamic gameplay in comparison to the first game.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence. As players explore the city and infiltrate hideouts, they punch and kick criminals in melee-style combat, using various gadgets (e.g., explosive gel, smoke pellets, a grappling gun) to defend themselves against gun-wielding thugs and villains. The frenetic combat is highlighted by cries of pain, punching sounds, realistic gunfire, and slow-motion effects. In some sequences, players must solve puzzles or use stealth to incapacitate enemies and free hostages; when players fail a challenge, the hostage will lose his life. Some environments contain bloodstains on the floor or furniture; other cutscenes depict spots of blood on injured characters. During the course of the game, some female characters are dressed in form-fitting outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; one background sign depicts the silhouette of a woman and the words “Live Nude.” The dialogue also contains some suggestive references (e.g., “The anger, the frustration, the hints of repressed sexual tension” and “Sure could go for some porn right now.”). One sequence depicts a character smoking a cigar, and there are various references to alcohol (e.g., “She got a little drunk and killed her classmates,” “I'd give anything for a nice cold beer right now.”). The words “b*tch,” “a*s,” and “*!@?*” can be heard in dialogue.
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
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Batman: Arkham City GOTY
Batman: Arkham City
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Included in the Batman Return to Arkham remastered version of the game that comes bundled with in-game purchases, although the exact offer depends on the platform it is being purchased on.
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Release Date: 18/10/2011, updated in 2023
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Accessibility: 21 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
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