First review for Batman: Arkham City has hit - 'one of the best games ever made'!

The years most highly anticipated superhero game's first review is in, thanks to Official Playstation Magazine Australia, and apparently it's 'not only the best superhero game ever made, it's one of the best games ever made full-stop.' Check it out after the jump!

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By LMB10 - 10/2/2011
The sequel to 2009's 'Game of the Year' Batman: Arkham Asylum, hits stores in weeks. Ever since confirmation in December 2009, fans have eagarky been waiting for this game, and have been treated to reveals such as being abl eto play as Robin and Catwoman, many skins, side missions, and more! Now, the first review has hit, thanks to Official Playstation Magazine Australia, and it has given the game nothing but praise!

"Batman: Arkham City is not only the best superhero game ever made, it's one of the best games ever made full-stop. It takes the already superlative original and gloriously expands on it. It's a deeper game, more complex, more inventive, more mature. It brings the caped crusader's world to life better than any comic, movie or television show before it."

"Presentation: Endlessly creative, perfectly moody, and technically flawless. This is Epic's Unreal engine pushed to its absolute limit."

"Sound: Alternatively foreboding and frantic, the game's orchestral soundtrack matches the on-sccreen action perfectly. Voice acting is brilliant."

"Controls: Complex and initially overwhelming but also logical and responsive. It'll take a while to get used to them, but once you do it feels perfectly natural flinging Batman around."

"Replay Value: Immense. A massive main quest, dozens of side missions, Riddler challenges, secondary game modes, and DLC will keep most people occupied for months."

"VERDICT: We can't imagine how a superhero game could be better than this. Absolutely sublime."


Well, it looks like the game definatley will live up to expectations then!

Batman: Arkham City, featuring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, is released on October 18th in the USA, and October 21st in Europe!
BlueMex - 10/2/2011, 8:11 AM
^agreed , almost here! cant wait , i got reserved the collectors edition from best buy !
SmokinIndo - 10/2/2011, 8:13 AM
It's almost as if Batman is loved by the gods. 2 enormously successful movies and video games AND a successful stage production to top it all off.
BooYah - 10/2/2011, 8:35 AM
Awesome news. This and NBA 2K11 are the only two games ill be buying this year. Unless there is a good Avengers game coming out.

You can always count on DC to make good games.
BlueMex - 10/2/2011, 8:41 AM
^Gears3, battlefield3
TheRedSkull - 10/2/2011, 8:49 AM
You haven't even said who reviewed could've been a twelve year old girl
LMB10 - 10/2/2011, 8:53 AM
^oops. Will update now
kevberg - 10/2/2011, 8:58 AM
Its in the link at the bottom.

Official Playstation Magazine.

The Review is biased towards the game already. It really doesn't sound like they 're objective.

Thats not to say that it won't be gloriously awesome, but a little objectivity please.

I do hope it's amazing.
Cross - 10/2/2011, 9:05 AM
"It brings the caped crusader's world to life better than any comic, movie or television show before it."

Good God.
BATMANx - 10/2/2011, 9:06 AM
I knew this would get A 10/10 Cant wait to play this game
TerminatorMode - 10/2/2011, 9:06 AM
Thank goodness some games were pushed back to next spring. My wallet's taking a bad enough hit this christmas with uncharted, this and a couple of others.
Cross - 10/2/2011, 9:14 AM
sbdc1939 - 10/2/2011, 10:22 AM
game of the decade!!!!!!
alucard365 - 10/2/2011, 12:15 PM
Batman - Greatest video game ever made.

Batman - Greatest comic book film ever made.

Batman - Greatest animated series ever made.

Batman - Greatest fictional character ever made.

Batman is God.
Moakynubs - 10/2/2011, 1:06 PM
I thought the first one was one of the best games ever made.

I am stoked.
PaulRom - 10/2/2011, 2:53 PM
Excellent news, the game looks epic.
But one of the best games ever made....? Wow, that's pretty good.
ironknight - 10/2/2011, 5:32 PM
This AND Nightwing confirmed?! This is going to be worth every cent.

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