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Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
October 18th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
October 21st, 2011
Online Players:
Rocksteady Studios
Eidos Interactive
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.



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An expansive and brilliantly crafted playground to test Batman's abilities as a detective, brute, and predator, Batman: Arkham City is highly addictive, and a work of digital art.

We like

  • Exploring Arkham City and everything it holds
  • Heavy Batman atmosphere
  • Fantastic opening and exceptional ending

We dislike

  • Some characters are underdeveloped
  • Narrative is strong, but a bit disjointed
  • Some boss battles are weak

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Rocksteady Studios learned a lot from its inaugural attempt at crafting an innovative and compelling superhero game in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Some two years in the conceptual and development oven, Batman: Arkham City is sprawling compared to Asylum. The combat is still free-flowing, but with the use of more quick-fire gadgets in brawls, melee feels fresh if not a bit out of control. The narrative will still hold the attention ...

Batman: Arkham City News

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    Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham City has been nominated for a UK Writer’s Guild award. The critically-acclaimed superhero sequel is up for best videogame script award alongside the pirate-themed Risen 2 and Zombies, Run! For Arkham City, Paul Crocker, lead narrative designer is...

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    Paul Dini, writer on Batman: Arkham City, has confirmed that he won’t be returning for the next as-yet unannounced title in the highly-successful superhero franchise. Fans were eager to find out if Dini would be returning for developer Rocksteady’s next effort - rumored to be a preque...

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    Warner’s unveiled the official packaging art for its upcoming Game of the Year Edition release of Batman: Arkham City. Check it out below (click for full size). The Game of the Year Edition of the critically acclaimed superhero sequel includes all previously released DLC, including the u...

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    Rocksteady has today revealed a closer look at Batman: Arkham City’s upcoming (and final) price of DLC titled Harley Quinn’s Revenge. The teaser shows Batman and Robin back doing what they do best: beating bad guys into a pulp. Harley Quinn’s Revenge will be releas...

  • Check out Harley Quinn (literally) in latest Arkham City DLC trailer

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Batman: Arkham City Features

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