Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge Box Art
System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Dev: Rocksteady Studios
Pub: Warner Bros. Interactive
Release: May 29, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Alcohol Reference, Blood, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence, Mild Language

To extend your play session a bit longer, there are thirty Harley Quinn balloons you can seek out and destroy. This is literally the only side activity in this DLC. There are no new Riddler challenges to puzzle over, no phone calls to answer, no optional villains to hunt down, and no other subplots to distract you. Harley is truly the focus here.

Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge Screenshot

It's a shame, then, that she's so easy as a boss. You will fight her once as Robin and once as Batman, and you'll have much more trouble whittling down her guards than you will actually beating her. This is made more disappointing by the fact that there are some legitimately challenging segments throughout the story. It seems odd that the whole story would revolve around Harley, only to basically hold your hand through her final showdown.

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In the end, Harley Quinn's Revenge is an excuse to go back to a game you probably still haven't earned 100% completion in yet. It extends the game by a couple hours and gives you face time with the Boy Wonder. If that doesn't appeal to you, then by all means skip it. But for those of us who've been dying for an excuse to return to Arkham City, we finally have a pretty good one. The ten-dollar price tag might be a tad steep for the amount of content here, but I'd venture to say it's ultimately worth it. And really, I can't think of a better Batman-related activity to take part in while you're waiting for The Dark Knight Rises to hit theaters.

By
Josh Wirtanen
Editor / News Director
@joshuajwirtanen
Date: May 30, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
It retains the look of the original, though something about Harley's face seems a bit off this time.
4.3
Control
It feels exactly how you remember, which is in no way a complaint.
4.6
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Arkham City had a great soundtrack and great voice acting. It's all here and accounted for.
3.3
Play Value
A two-hour story with only one side activity for completionists. Still, those two hours aren't bad for ten bucks.
3.8
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • As the dust settles in Gotham, Batman is lured back into Arkham City by its last remaining super-criminal; Harley Quinn.
  • Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking her revenge against the Dark Knight.


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