Batman: Arkham Knight Review
PS4 | Xbox One | PC
Batman: Arkham Knight Box Art
System: PS4*, Xbox One, PC
Dev: Warner Bros.
Pub: Rocksteady Studios
Release: June 23, 2015
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes

I don’t want to give anything away about these moments, but I have to say, there are so many Easter Eggs in this game it's ridiculous. There is one mission that unlocks fairly early on entitled “Heir to the Mantle”. You'll think, “hey, I know what this is all about,” but the surprise that follows will make a few people rather happy. For as much of this type of fan service is in the game, there are some things older fans of the Batman mythos might be a little miffed about. Most of this stems from character interactions that just wouldn’t happen, or rather, shouldn’t happen. I know that’s showing a little bit of my nerddom, but for those instances, you will understand.

Batman: Arkham Knight Screenshot

The visuals of Arkham Knight are simply stunning. We’ve seen a lot of great looking games, and Arkham Knight will fit in really nicely to that collection of games that look great and play great too. I especially like that the characters look a bit older than they did in previous entries. It's not just in service to modern “gritty” Batman that they look this way, but to show the real-time progression of Rocksteady's Arkham series. I appreciate that attention to detail as a Batman fan.

The voice acting, like always, is top notch. There are so many great things about the voice acting and the score that I can’t blab about because it would ruin a lot of great moments and surprises Rocksteady has in store for fans. I will say only one thing: good for them for keeping secrets.

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Simply put, Batman: Arkham Knight is an awesome game for any fan of Batman, any fan of action games, and I would even say any fan that enjoys just good games. It is easily the best entry in the series and I am very curious to see what the future holds for Batman in the Arkham universe. Do yourself a favor and get this game as quickly as possible before someone spoils it for you on the internet. It’s what Batman would do.

By
Matt Walker
Contributing Writer
Date: June 22, 2015

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.3
Graphics
4.5
Control
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
4.4
Play Value
4.5
Overall Rating - Must Buy
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:

  • Another exciting adventure as the Dark Knight.
  • Use the Batmobile to help Batman.
  • Play as characters you least expect.

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