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The Batman Arkham Series

Batman: Arkham is the a series of games where you play vigilante hero in an expansive recreation of Gotham. You drive, glide, and zip-line around the city stopping thugs and saving the day. Through the games you also play as other masked heroes from the Batman universe such as Batgirl, Robin, and Nightwing.

It's a faithful recreation of the DC Comics. In fact the first two games were written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini and featured voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker.

The games develop the conflict between Batman and a gallery of different rogues', although usually revolving around the Joker:

  • Arkham Asylum (2009) has Joker plotting to take over the asylum and trap Batman.
  • Arkham City (2011) has Batman himself imprisoned with Joker planning to use him as a test subject to cure his disease.
  • Arkham Origins (2013) is a prequel and follows a less able and younger Batman, who is the target of assassination attempts.
  • Arkham Knight (2015) brings things to a head with the Scarecrow forcing a citywide evacuation and uniting various enemies.

These are big brash games that deliver blockbuster impact. This means, as reflected in their ratings, that the fighting is bone crunching and combat hard hitting. But along-side these big brash beats are stories about the balance of power and justice, protecting the fine line between heroes and villains.

There have been 4 games in the Batman Arkham series. It was first released in 2009 on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and the most recent release was Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The most popular game in the series is Batman: Arkham City with 6 likes. The series as a whole has 14 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Batman: Arkham Knight is not available on Android, Mac, Switch or iOS. However, there are other games similar to Batman: Arkham Knight on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

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DetailsSeries Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 16+ to PEGI 18+
ESRB Ratings: ESRB TEEN to ESRB MATURE 17+
Release dates: 2009 - 2015
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Shooting
Developer: @RocksteadyGames
 

 

Games in the Batman Arkham Series

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 23/06/2015

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

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

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

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...


Batman: Arkham Origins

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 25/10/2013

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure and Open World

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

Batman: Arkham Origins is an open-world adventure game. It's the prequel game to the Batman: Arkham series, taking place about five years before the first game, in the early years of Batman's career as a crime-fighter. You explore Gotham, collect items,...


Batman: Arkham City

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 18/10/2011

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

Batman: Arkham City is an open world adventure, the second instalment in the Arkham series taking place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum. You play Batman fighting crime, and a dwindling reputation,...


Batman: Arkham Asylum

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 25/08/2009

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

Batman: Arkham Asylum is an open-world adventure game. It's the first game in the Batman: Arkham series. In the game, the Joker has taken over Arkham Asylum trapping Batman inside and watching him as he tries to escape, sending various enemies after him...


Games Like the Batman Arkham Series

The following games address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to the Batman Arkham series for younger age ratings.


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