Batman: Arkham Knight Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Batman: Arkham Knight is the final installment of the Batman: Arkham series. Nine-months after the events of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham seems safer as crime drops significantly. All good things must come to an end, as it is Halloween night and the villain Scarecrow returns threatening to unleash a batch of toxin across Gotham.

As you play through Batman: Arkham Knight Scarecrow won't be the only villain that you need to deal with. You'll also encounter Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, and an all-new villain The Arkham Knight. The exciting conclusion to the Arkham series also includes many other notable characters and villains that can be challenged through a variety of side-quests.

Batman: Arkham Knight is an open-world fighting game that has you driving, gliding, and zip-lining around Gotham stopping thugs and saving the day vigilante style. You won't only be filling the boots of Batman but some other masked vigilantes in the Batman universe such as Batgirl, Robin, and Nightwing. The game also has DLC where you can play as Harley Quinn or Deathstroke.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 23/06/2015

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Shooting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 15 hours to complete. The length of these games varies from year to year. But to find every item in the game and complete all challenges will take many more hours than the 11-15 required to get to the end.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Batman: Arkham Knight usually costs £15.99 to £44.99.
 

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition

Xbox One £39.99
PS4 £44.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Batman Arkham Knight is available with in game purchases in the Batman: Arkham Collection.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Arkham Knight rated PEGI 18+ with infrequent violence towards defenceless persons. The examiner expanded on the rating: There are infrequent scenes of violence towards defenceless persons. In one, a man is tied up and beaten across the face by an armed thug. This will continue as long as the player takes to intervene. In another, the player is able to shoot a hostage. Batman also holds down and interrogates a man as he threatens to roll over the man's head with his Batmobile. The majority of the game features milder, though still mature, violence with Batman’s reasonably realistic takedowns of whole crowds of enemies with powerful hands-on combat. There are also some realistic shootings.

Rated ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence. This is an action-adventure game in which players primarily assume the role of Batman as he battles several villains spreading chaos across Gotham City. Players traverse a variety of locations around Gotham while battling thugs, examining crime scenes, and occasionally rescuing hostages. Players engage in melee-style combat using punches, kicks, and gadgets (e.g., batarangs, explosives). Enemies cry out in pain when struck, and some takedowns are highlighted by brief slow-motion effects and loud impact sounds. Some sequences allow players to use tank-like vehicles with machine gun turrets and rockets to shoot enemies; a vehicle's wheels are also used to torture an enemy in one sequence. Cutscenes depict characters getting shot (on and off camera) while restrained or unarmed. Large bloodstains/pools of blood appear in crime scenes and in the aftermath of violent acts; one room depicts a person torturing a character on a bloody operating table. During the course of the game, players can shoot unarmed characters and a hostage. Neon signs in a red-light district read “live nude girls” and “XXX.” The words “b*tch,” “gobsh*te,” and “a*s” appear in the dialogue.


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