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Category Description User Score
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Marooners' Rock (Jun 29, 2015)
Batman: Arkham Knight is the conclusion of this epic series, and it definitely goes out with a bang. This may be the biggest showcase of what the new generation of games can do, and is definitely the ultimate Dark Knight gaming experience. Whether you’re a long time fan of the Batman or not, this game has something for everyone.
Gamegravy (Jun 29, 2015)
It took me a little over twelve hours to complete the main story and even more to complete the side missions. There are two endings: One at 75% complete and one at 100% complete, not to mention the New Game Plus and all of the challenge maps. Currently the game doesn’t have the option of playing the challenge maps as other characters but hopefully that will change. There’s a lot of value here, including a very ambitious DLC season pass that will add more to the game over the next six months, including Batgirl’s debut to the series. If this is Rocksteady’s swan song, let’s hope it’s more like the lyrics of the song “We’ll Meet Again” made famous by Dame Vera Lynn: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day”. Have fun saving Gotham.
IGN (Jun 19, 2015)
If this is in fact the last Rocksteady-developed Batman game, the series will end on a high note. Arkham Knight is the biggest Batman game yet, not just in map size, but in the wide range of different types of gameplay, and its collection of characters. The addition of tank combat thematically clashes with everything Batman stands for, but it is fun, and having access to the Batmobile for the first time gives us a new world of possibilities for interacting with Gotham City. Arkham Knight is an outstanding game on almost every level.
PSX Extreme (Jun 25, 2015)
Batman: Arkham Knight is arguably the best game of the year so far. The technical aspects are not only eye-popping but they’re also quite stable. The graphics are slick, the sound is stellar, the control is rock solid, and the gameplay variety is downright tremendous. I love the blending of puzzle, stealth, action, and adventure, and you have to give mad crazy props to the overall game design. I still say the story could be less predictable (perhaps give the player a little more credit in terms of literary comprehension) and the Batmobile, as awesome as it can be, is just overdone. Even so, we’re still treated to a lengthy, rewarding, and unbelievably fun game that will be remembered as being one of 2015’s very best.
Games TM (Jul 16, 2015)
If this is Rocksteady's Batman swansong, which we have every reason to believe it is, the studio is making a point on its way out: it's saying that it's not just Christopher Nolan that can make superhero entertainment dark and relatable, it's saying that not only Marvel can construct properties with limitless appeal, it's saying that superheroes aren't what they used to be. They've changed, adapted for the dark days we live in. Batman struggles during the Arkham Knight - he's finally held accountable for his 'above the law' attitude - and Rocksteady has masterfully and knowingly deconstructed the man behind the mask with such aplomb, even Alan Moore would surely give a begrudging nod of approval. This is the best superhero fantasy we've ever enacted, and we're so sad it's over.
PlayStation Universe (Aug 26, 2019)
Arkham Knight has some flaws, but they generally pale in comparison to the wondrous spectacle Rocksteady serves us up. A fine end to the Arkham trilogy.
The Games Cabin (Aug 04, 2015)
Batman: Arkham Knight take the series and sends it on its way in style. Easy enough to pick up and play, but it does take some time to master being the Batman. The story is deep enough to keep players engaged and even includes a few nods to the hardcore Batman fans who’ve followed the comics, cartoons and just about every other media that the Caped Crusader has appeared in. In short – it’s bloody awesome.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 25, 2015)
Si le troisième épisode de la trilogie du Dark Knight de Rocksteady aurait dû crever l'écran, il se cantonne « simplement » au rang d'excellent jeu. La faute à une construction bancale bâtie autour de LA nouveauté de cet opus, à savoir la Batmobile. De fait, les développeurs semblent s'être un peu trop concentrés sur cet élément au détriment du reste qui demeure malgré tout d'un niveau hors du commun. Ainsi, en associant visuel bluffant, gameplay souple et dynamique et solide durée de vie, Batman Arkham Knight parvient sans peine à s'imposer comme l'un des meilleurs jeux de super-héros à ce jour sans pour autant être la fin parfaite qu'on était en droit d'attendre.
Giant Bomb (Jun 27, 2015)
Rocksteady's gorgeous-looking third Arkham game refines its open-world format a bit and lets you drive a whole hell of a lot of Batmobile.
GameSpot (Jun 19, 2015)
What Batman: Arkham Knight does well, however, it does really well. Gotham is a dazzling playground where neon lights pierce through the rain and mist; all it takes is a single glimpse to tell you that this is a city in need. Moreover, many individual elements are so carefully constructed, and presented with such flair, that appreciation is the only reasonable reaction. Yet most of these elements--excellent acting, wonderful animations, moody soundtrack--are ones that Batman: Arkham City also excelled in, making Arkham Knight's missteps all the more noticeable. Rather than escape the pull of the games that spawned it, The Bat's newest adventure refines the fundamentals; it is a safe but satisfying return to the world's most tormented megalopolis.
Destructoid (Jun 25, 2015)
Arkham Knight is a solid, if uneven send-off for Rocksteady's trilogy. Combat and predation are still satisfying. The narrative mixes unsurprising, but well done segments with unsurprising and uninteresting elements. It's full of nods, winks, nudges for batfans, even if certain super villain side missions feel needlessly tossed in. It makes me worried about what will happen with Batman in a new developer's less comfortable hands, and excited for what Rocksteady might do, itself free of the Batman myth.
4Players.de (Jun 26, 2015)
Mit dem Abschied von der Arkham-Serie wollte Rocksteady hoch hinaus – zu hoch, denn die Entwickler haben den Blick fürs Detail verloren. Weil es dort weniger zu tun gibt, läuft Batman etwa kaum noch über die Straßen. So wird die hübsche Stadt zur leeren Fassade. Sowohl die Geschichte als auch das Spiel halten sich zudem mit dem Zitieren der Höhepunkte aus Vorgängern auf, anstatt wirklich neue Abenteuer zu erzählen und ihrem Helden mehr Profil zu geben. Eine echte Zumutung ist jedoch das Batmobil: Weil das pfeilschnelle Kanonenboot mehr Schaden anrichtet als es heilen kann, passt es einfach nicht zu Gothams Beschützer. Und wenn es sich nicht gerade in langweiligen Ballerbuden festfährt, schleicht es auf alberne Weise mächtigen Panzern hinterher. (...) Auch im vierten Arkham-Abenteuer steckt ein serientypisch gutes, stellenweise sehr gutes Spiel – das von erzählerischen Mängeln allerdings geschwächt und einer höchst fragwürdigen Designentscheidung beinahe zerstört wird.
Gameluster (Jul 01, 2015)
Batman Arkham Knight is the definitive Batman experience, while I have an issue with one or two ideas used, Rocksteady has sent Batman off on the highest of notes. The developers have built a great story, the perfect Gotham and given me at least all the things I wanted to see in the Batman games and even things I didn’t know I wanted. I bid Batman a fond farewell with the knowledge that he has provided what I believe is the best game in the entire franchise.
Diehard GameFan (Jul 10, 2015)
Let’s be clear. There are some bumps in the road. The plot is a little messy at times, and the Batmobile can easily wear out its welcome. You might hit the odd bug or two as you’re moving forward. However, none of that stops Arkham Knight from being one of the best games of the year, and a fitting ending to the trilogy. Is it better than Arkham City? That’s debatable, but it’s certainly in the same league.

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