VIDEO GAMES: Batman: Arkham City Receives Unanimously Positive Reviews From Critics!

The first batch of review are in for the highly anticipated video game, and as you may have already guessed, the response has been overwhelmingly positive with critics calling the game, "one of the greatest action adventures ever made"...

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By Josh Wilding - 10/14/2011
Thanks to CVG, we have the following round-up of reviews from many of the major video game websites. As you can see, the comments and scores so far are unanimously positive, unlike other recent superhero releases like Spider-Man: Edge Of Time and X-Men Destiny. To check out the sites take on Batman: Arkham City, click on the link below to check it out.

OXM 9/10: "A different Arkham, but excellent all the same".

Destructoid 8.5/10: "When it's all said and done, you'll be begging for more, but not because there wasn't enough. It is just too damn fun to be The Bat".

Metro 9/10: "Not just the best superhero game, but one of the greatest action adventures ever made - set in an expansive and engrossing virtual world unlike any other".

IGN 9.5: "Batman: Arkham City isn't just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it's better than most games on the market".

Giant Bomb 5/5: "Gaming's greatest melee combat system gets even better with a few key improvements, while the rest of Arkham City gives the existing Batman formula some extra size and scope to keep things interesting".

Telegraph 5/5: "Huge, dark and fearsomely satisfying, Batman Arkham City is a magnificently constructed second outing for Rocksteady's unique vision of the Dark Knight".

Joystiq 4.5/5: "Rocksteady has made the greatest Batman game ever crafted, and they've done that before. But breathing life into a staggeringly beautiful world; one which hums not only with opportunity, but ambition? That's a new trick altogether".

G4TV 5/5: "Batman: Arkham City is one of the greatest games ever made. Period".

Eurogamer 9/10: "First they gave us a hero; now they've given us his ideal playground. And along the way, they crossed off one of the trickiest entries on my own personal to-do list: an entry that's right there in between Meet Ty Pennington and Finish that Robert Musil book. Become Batman. Done".

Videogamer 10/10: "Dizzyingly extensive and lovingly detailed, Rocksteady has created an intricate, spirited and unequalled playground worthy of one of the most iconic characters in modern fiction".

GamesRadar 10/10: "Batman: Arkham Asylum was the greatest superhero game of all time. The sequel, Batman: Arkham City, is five times bigger and about a billion times better. You do the math".

GameTrailers 9.3/10





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LMB10 - 10/14/2011, 7:41 AM
Good to know that critics like it
andypand89 - 10/14/2011, 7:51 AM
cant wait to play this masterpiece
level1paladin - 10/14/2011, 7:53 AM
Fug man, I want this now.
kylum616 - 10/14/2011, 7:56 AM
i might be a marvel fan but there no dought batman is awsome
yeoldeemoney - 10/14/2011, 7:57 AM
My dick is so hard right now.
Brashlight - 10/14/2011, 7:58 AM
Got this preordered and cannot freakin wait till Tuesday. I actually think i will go to the midnight release. I don't do that anymore because of work but fvck it i can be tired for a day! Can't wait to see what my collectors edition looks like!!!

Good Stuff JW, thanks for compiling these reviews! Saves me time of going to each site lol!
rbfn04 - 10/14/2011, 7:59 AM
Critics say: NBA 2K12 is better. Cool.
tripttwe - 10/14/2011, 8:04 AM
X-Play 5/5, big deal. I wanna see an A+ all across the board!!! I bought a new PS3 just to play this without any issues (the old one was on it's last leg), and I can't wait!!!!
Minghagz - 10/14/2011, 8:08 AM
Game of the year. That is all.
BATMAN1X - 10/14/2011, 8:10 AM
I Knew This Game would be Awesome.. IT's FREAKING BATMAN
sbdc1939 - 10/14/2011, 8:13 AM
i saw the first hour of gameplay and it was pretty freaking cool.
RobinNumbah6 - 10/14/2011, 8:20 AM
well, duh!
Roscoe182 - 10/14/2011, 8:20 AM
was never going to get anything other than near perfect scores.
airbeyonder18 - 10/14/2011, 8:20 AM
The Dark Knight of video games.
Doctorwho22 - 10/14/2011, 8:24 AM
when i saw the first 55 mins of gameplay i knew it was just going to kick so many types of ass.
level1paladin - 10/14/2011, 8:26 AM
Those of us who are superior have to wait until November to play.
SageMode - 10/14/2011, 8:26 AM
Rocksteady get the credit. Not Batman. LOL.
Definitely gettin this though.
rbfn04 - 10/14/2011, 8:29 AM
Reading tripttwe's comment made me long for the days videogames lasted forever... *sigh*
Greengo - 10/14/2011, 8:33 AM
I bought a PS3 last week for this as well. I got Gods of War 3 to tide me over till next Tuesday. It's awesome.

Also looking forward to Battlefield 3 at the end of the month : )
Greengo - 10/14/2011, 8:34 AM
THABATMAN - 10/14/2011, 8:35 AM
Obviously!

Also I posted a video review from IGN along with a "music video" of Catwoman in action on Arkham City

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/video_game_movies/news/?a=48137

CHECK IT OUT
dahamma - 10/14/2011, 8:48 AM
Tuesday cant come fast enough!!
Brashlight - 10/14/2011, 8:50 AM
I am so glad Rocksteady is looking into making a supes game. Could you imagine how epic that game would be! Superman made by the same people who brought you Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Creaming myself just thinking about it!!!
Greengo - 10/14/2011, 8:55 AM
Is it just me, or do most CBM users have a premature ejaculation problem?
WyattLayne - 10/14/2011, 8:55 AM
Finally a game this season that seems to live up to the hype! As Robert Kirkman said of the Avengers trailer, "I'm already gonna see the movie, you don't need to show me Nick Fury shooting a rocket launcher, but now that you have, I know I'm gonna see it twice." These reviews are just icing on the cake, for me. I couldn't be more exited about this game. I hope it gets all the success it deserves and funds Rocksteady to keep making great Comic Book Games.
Greengo - 10/14/2011, 8:55 AM
You guys should try kegel exercises I hear it can help remedy that. :P
yeoldeemoney - 10/14/2011, 8:59 AM
@Greengo It's a joke. Just like you.
Kaziganthi - 10/14/2011, 9:02 AM
I was expecting great reviews. Arkham Asylum was a lot of fun. I've never been a huge Batman fan, but I am a fan of good games so I'll definitely put this one on my wishlist.
Shaman - 10/14/2011, 9:02 AM
I'll be waiting for the GOTY edition. Meanwhile Skyrim will still beat it, can you believe it??? AWESOME year for gaming :))
Shaman - 10/14/2011, 9:06 AM
Greengo- yeoldeemoney's right. Kegel's a joke. Nothing works for this LOL
Kaziganthi - 10/14/2011, 9:07 AM
While I'm glad that the game is looking to be excellent I have a feeling I will get tired of hearing any future comic book/superhero game being compared to Arkham City (like they were all compared to AA before) Oh well, I guess that's what they get for setting the bar so high. Well done, Rocksteady!
ClarkFarley2012 - 10/14/2011, 9:08 AM
I'll be getting this Tuesday. Many hours of my life will be dedicated to playing this lol.
lalosuper3001 - 10/14/2011, 9:12 AM
I don't know. Seeing all those reviews makes me think the game will be lame and boring. I will have to buy the special edition and play 16 hours a day every day just to make sure... :)
VictorHugo - 10/14/2011, 9:22 AM
Dammnit, can´t buy this yet, i´m hiding money from my wife to buy a PSP, ah, the despair!!
Shaman - 10/14/2011, 9:37 AM
Intruder- I plan on shooting anyone that asks me to leave the house LMAO!
AlSimmons - 10/14/2011, 9:41 AM
Shaman- wouldn't you have to leave your house to shoot them though?
HughJasol - 10/14/2011, 9:44 AM
Game Informer gave it 10/10.
Batman5 - 10/14/2011, 9:46 AM
"Batman: Arkham City is one of the greatest games ever made. Period".

that says it all right there. man i cannot wait, i will deff be there at midnight for this one!
HughJasol - 10/14/2011, 9:49 AM
Gamespot 9/10.
antonio - 10/14/2011, 9:53 AM
Gamepro gave it *****/*****.
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