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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Gotham Knights 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.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/10/2022

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Stealth and Traversal

Developer: WB Games MTL (@WBGamesMTL)

 

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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

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:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.
 
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.

Skill Rating

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

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Gotham Knights Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@WBGamesMTL) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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