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Gotham Knights (2022) is an action-adventure game where you fight criminals and bring vigilante justice to the streets of Gotham City. Playing as one of the four Knights, you travel the city by land and air, finding criminal gangs and supervillains, using weapons and abilities to defeat them in fast-paced and precise combat. This action, expanding on the Batman Arkham games, plays out alongside a story of grief and loss cleverly echoed in the varied and expansive open world.

The Batman is dead. After an explosion kills billionaire Bruce Wayne, it's up to his family of Gotham Knights - Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood - to take his place as the defenders of justice while also grappling with the loss of their friend. You play each of these Knights in turn as you explore the city's five boroughs using motorcycles, gliders and teleportation devices to get around. You encounter both petty criminals and classic supervillains, including Mr Freeze and the Court of Owls, and defeat them in fast-paced combat using different weapons and each knight's unique abilities and powers.

The gameplay is a mix of traversal and fighting. Each knight has their own way of getting around, be it using a glider to fly, or magical powers to seemingly walk through the air. Each also has a distinct fighting style and selection of weapons, meaning you have to come up with different strategies for using each. Combat is fast-paced and requires quick button presses to use your melee and long-range weapons, and dodging attacks from opponents is also essential. You often find yourself facing multiple enemies at once, meaning you need to keep in mind the locations of all of them to ensure you don't get cornered or surrounded.

The result is a game that expands on the gameplay and world first introduced in the Arkham games to create non-linear exploration and multiple playable characters. The series stood out for the high impact of both combat and story, and this chance to return again to the streets of Gotham continues this substantial story.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Gotham Knights 24 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Fighting game with Action, Stealth and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. You can play through the entire game either by yourself or online with a friend, each playing a different one of the Gotham Knights.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence. This game features strong and realistic violence, with human characters being knocked backwards by hand-to-hand and firearm attacks. There is no sight of blood during violence. One scene shows a character being slapped and beaten during an interrogation, although they are not restrained.

The game also includes use of bad language, including '*!@?*', '*!@?*', 'bloody', 'prick', 'dick', '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'.

One early scene shows the aftermath of a murder. There is no sight of a body but there is sight of blood in the environment, including bloody handprints suggesting the victim was trying to crawl away.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Violence, Language, Use of Alcohol And Tobacco.

Players mostly engage in melee-style combat using punches, kicks, and takedowns to defeat enemies. Combat is highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, occasional gunfire, and explosions. Stealth attacks and takedowns result in brief cutscenes: characters slamming enemies' heads into floors/walls; kicks/knees to the head; close-range gunshots to enemies' torsos. Blood stains are sometimes depicted on wounded characters' faces and/or clothing and splattered around crime scenes; some bodies can be examined for autopsy during investigations. The game contains several alcohol references (e.g., wine, beer, whiskey, drunkenness), and one scene depicts a villain drinking whiskey. Some characters can be seen smoking in various areas of Gotham City. The words "œsh*t" and "œa*shole" appear in the game.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Combat is very difficult and requires fast-paced reactions, quick button presses and good timing.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Gotham Knights usually costs £49.99 to £64.99.
 

Gotham Knights

XBox Store Xbox X|S £64.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £64.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam Store PC £49.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £64.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
 
You can buy either the regular or the Deluxe Edition of the game. The Deluxe Edition comes with extra cosmetic items and boosted gear. You can purchase this content later if you buy the regular edition. Pre-ordering the game unlocks a cosmetic item for the Bat-cycle. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/10/2022

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Fighting (Action, Stealth and Traversal)

Accessibility: 35 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: WB Games MTL (@WBGamesMTL)


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