Game Informer’s Batman: Arkham City review is in

Game Informer hands out a rare perfect score in a review full of praise.

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Chuk52625d ago

10. DAMN. I was expecting a 9.5, but 10. GOTY inches nearer.

LOGICWINS2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

ONE person gives the game a perfect score and your talking about "GOTY"? Damn, I really need to get into game journalism so people can take whatever I say as the end all be all.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2625d ago

i've seen three scores for this one and they're, 9.7, 10, and now this one, 10.

Gran Touring2625d ago

@Logicwins There have thus far been multiple perfect or very high scores from various reviewers. As such, it's looking more and more likely that Batman:AC will be GOTY, or if not, at least a serious contender.

That's his point.

nolson102625d ago

The point is, It was not just "ONE" person who gave the review a 10. So your comment is stupid. Mr. "Logic Wins"

LOGICWINS2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

"As such, it's looking more and more likely that Batman:AC will be GOTY, or if not, at least a serious contender."

Do you mean Game Informer's GOTY or GOTY in general? This is the part I'm confused with.

"The point is, It was not just "ONE" person who gave the review a 10."

Oh I understand now. Your saying that games become "GOTY contenders" when "multiple" random people say a game is good...instead of only one(as I erroneously stated) random person who says a game is good. Thanks for clearing that up.

nolson102625d ago

You should change your name to LOGICFAIL

yesmynameissumo2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

Must you argue/disagree with everyone? Is it that hard to believe that this game could get GOTY after securing a perfect score from a well known publication? It's a pretty safe bet if GI thinks it's a 10, others will too.

@your below response
Dude, you're "asking questions" in a dick way, even patronizing.

"Is this the only 10 so far?"

"Why do you think it will be GOTY?"

Those are question to start a conversation.

"ONE person gives the game a perfect score and your talking about "GOTY"? Damn, I really need to get into game journalism so people can take whatever I say as the end all be all."

That's a question to deliberately start shit for no reason at all.

LOGICWINS2625d ago

^^I'm not arguing or disagreeing with anyone here. I'm just asking questions.

NukaCola2625d ago


Hey buddy you are doing it again. you have to argue with everyone. Stop it man. This is a sequel to the best multiplat of 2009, and the three reviews of this game are 9.9 bro. Let us love the game, call it game of the year, let us get excited. quite being against everyone all the time.

silkrevolver2625d ago

Logicwins’ logic is certainly losing right now...

Sevir042625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

He isn't proclaiming it as a GOTY but the reviews speak for themselves! its impressive enough to warrant a consideration on a large scale of comparisons with games released this year! It is one of the highly anticipated titles of this year, matched or surpassed in hype by Unharted 3, MW3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, really Saying a game inches closer to snagging a GOTY Award isn't a crime! Lighten the hell up! This is N4G not your life! Secondly, it's his opinion as you have your own, you dont have to take his opinion seriously if you feel the game doesn't warrant such claim to fame and grandeur in status! sheesh! -_-

lumley6662625d ago

i think this game will be brill but i doubt will be game of the year, theres too many great games, i think either uncharted 3 wil take it or elder scrolls skyrim, yes neither has been reviewd yet, just an educated guesse

Number_132625d ago

Logicwins? More like PridePrevails. Sometimes it is good for you to be gracious when your logic is flawed and other people point it out to you.
Right now you just seem like a proud fool who won't admit he may have been wrong.
On topic-certainly a GOTY contender. Good to be a gamer right now.

Jonah_Reese2625d ago

I've been calling it one of the games of the year for a while now, we know of we should know that it will either get a few GOTY awards and/or it'll have a crap load of said category nominations.

Denethor_II2625d ago

@LOGICWINS Your credibility is poor.

Sheikh Yerbouti2625d ago

Dude...! Arkham Asylum was GOTY material. If Arkham City is an improvement, why wouldn't it be?

We Uncharted 3 to go. But these games are fantastic!



How do you have so many bubbles? All I ever see from you is anything but Logic...Maybe time for a name change to IRONYWINS?

Anyways, great score, really looking forward to playing this game.

Mike_Tha_Hero2625d ago

That's usually what we do, yes.


Hozi2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

Wohooo! This is sure looking to be a strong contender for GOTY. This, Uncharted 3 or Skyrim for me.

RELIGHT2625d ago

You are posting this comment on a gaming forum?

MaxXAttaxX2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

I've been excited for this game for a while now. This review score changed nothing.

Try not to live by review scores. They're nothing but someone else's opinion, not facts.

Uncharted 3 and Batman:AC DAY 1 for me regardless of scores.

Kurt Russell2624d ago

I say GOTY so far has been Dead Space 2... It's subjective.

humbleopinion2624d ago

NathanExplosion, how come Uncharted 3 and Batman Arkham City are sure purchases for you but the new Spider man game is not?

Is it perhaps because you played the previous games in the series and found them awesome? Well, guess what: both these games were two of the most critically acclaimed games of 2009. It just shows that your logic is backwards - while it's eventually down to personal opinion, great review score usually go hand in hand with great and appreciated games.

Perjoss2624d ago

if Spok was reading this, he's say that this course of action is not Logical, and that you should change direction.

Danteh2624d ago

@LogicFails got WTFPWNED, lol xD

Yeah, if 3 reviewers (they are not "random ppl" btw) award almost perfect scores to a game, it's pure LOGIC that it will probably get GOTY or close. That simple.

Treyb3yond2624d ago

I think you'll probably find that's uncharted 3 or skyrim.

seinfan2624d ago

A lot people seem to not like you. It doesn't make sense that you have six bubbles. A bunch of two-faced people on here.

Ser2624d ago

It received a perfect score. Don't you think Arkham City has to be pretty good if it received a perfect score? I know I do.

And yes, the other posters are correct, you LOVE to instigate and shove your "logic" on other people.

turgore2624d ago

It will be likely GOTY somewhere. Arkham Asylum was incredible, and it seems this one is even better !
Fun fact: Arkham Asylum got the Guiness World record for highest rated videogame based on a comic book. I think Arkham City will steal that title.

MaxXAttaxX2623d ago

Because I'm a Batman fan and could care less for Spider Man.
I've played them myself and was able to form my own opinion. We all have different tastes, therefore review score don't dictate whether you'll truly enjoy a game or not.

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Michael-Jackson2625d ago

All will be revealed this week I think, apparently the embargo lifts on Friday according to CVG.

Captain Qwark 92625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

B:AA was one of my fav games ever, tied in first with morrowind, this year im sure B:AC will join that list, as well as skyrim, it will be a hard choice for me, having not even played 2 out of three i already know GOTY for me will be a three way tie between Bats, Skyrim, and Dark souls

too bad im waiting until the full game comes out in December to pick up bats :(

showtimefolks2625d ago

and than they say GOTY. I mean if it gets a 9/10 and you really enjoy it why do you care if it gets GOTY or not. Spike for the 1st year gave it to madden so did that mean madden was the best game that year?

1st game was around a 9/10 i think so with improvements i expect every review score to be over 9 again and maybe closer to 10s.

toysrus having a buy 2 get one free sale going on from 16th-22nd october so maybe time to pick up 2 of the newer games and getting one free

only this gen is where a game under 9/10 means its a bad game or a failure

Graey2624d ago

To answer your question.

It's the ego. Think of it like this, why do people get angry when someone talks smack about their favorite team, even though they do not play for the team. It's because they have put themselves with the team and feel they owe some imaginary loyalty to it.

The review is the same way. By the person thinking that batman should be a high scored game they have aligned themselves with it and thus think that the game is a reflection on themselves. Hence why all the high praise or hate depending on the score.

To further clarify. If the reviewer gave the game a bad score...8.5 and below then all who wanted the score to be better would get angry and post about how the reviewer is crazy, etc. All this stems from the EGO.

Once you realize that the game nor your Ego is you then you can move forth and just appreciate the game for what it is. Something that you will enjoy and in 6 months will probably not even remember.


StraightPath2625d ago (Edited 2625d ago )

Wow a great score , this game could be a massive suprise.We will see can not wait. Skyrim , Uncharted 3 , Batman AC three great games to wait for. This year had great games and more left.

Pintheshadows2625d ago

I wouldn't say surprise. Arkham Asylum was a surprise. After that you'd expect a sequel to be top notch.

colonel1792625d ago

I think Batman Arkham City will be as much as an improvement, as Uncharted 2 was from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

The remaining os this year is getting a lot of great games:
Dark Souls
Assassin's Creed


elshadi2625d ago

guys guys
lets foucs on how awesome Batman AC is
GOTY contender or not
this game is super awesome

Perjoss2624d ago

This year is pretty crazy in terms of quality! we've already had some bombs dropped on us like Deus Ex, Witcher 2, Gears 3, LA Noire, Rage and Dead Island. We still have the likes of Uncharted 3, Battlefield, Forza 4, Batman, MW3 and SKYRIM, wow.

mac_sparrow2624d ago

apparently logic wins, but it seems that being a dick is fun.

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pr0digyZA2625d ago

lovely score, seems like its going to be a lot better than its amazing first entry. Too bad I have to wait till Nov for the PC version :( although as more scores are released I will be more tempted to get it for my 360 or PS3 (must hold out).

cyborg69712625d ago

I'm sure your wait will be worth it.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2625d ago

ah, young one, but as the tree leaves taste better, so does the picking of them grow more difficult.

M-Easy2625d ago

Great score. No doubt a great game but GI overrates everything. 9.5 for Rage lol. Anyway I don't know what game to play 1st next week this or the new Ratchet & Clank?

Brownghost2625d ago

mods and better graphics

Hufandpuf2625d ago

10!? I didn't play the first batman and I might not play this one, but Thats impressive. GOTY contender.

Ahasverus2625d ago

WTF? Pre-order Arkham city from Zavii, get Arkham GOTY edition free and play these games, NOW!

MrKingofVideoGames2625d ago

Same at Walmart too plus it get free shipped to your door release day!... prompted me to actually preorder a game from Walmart and take Tuesday off.

OllieBoy2625d ago

Expected nothing less :D

Rage is holding me over nicely for this. One more week!

belal2625d ago

holy shit a 10.... uncharted is getting a run for it's money!

Jeff2572625d ago

I agree. I am totally looking forward to Uncharted 3 this year but I think Batman: AC is going to be an amazing game as well. If it does win some GOTY awards it will definitely be well deserved.

BushLitter2625d ago

I'm with both of you guys on this one. Whole year round the two games I was looking forward to most was Uncharted 3 and AC:R.

I played Arkham Asylum and loved the hell out of it, but I did not expect Arkham City to be as awesome as it's seeming to be

2009 was my favourite year of gaming. I played Infamous, Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 one after the other, and then Dante's Inferno, Darksiders, Alan Wake and God of War 3 early 2010

2011 looks to be repeating history, with awesome games looming early 2012 as well

So happy

omi25p2625d ago

You mean other than:

Gears of War 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Portal 2
Forza 4

HeavenlySnipes2625d ago

4za or any other racing game will ever win a GOTY award. To be honest, I hope Skyrim or Arkham wins just so none of the fanboys here can gloat about anything this year.

Honky Kong2625d ago

...and to think you forgot Zelda... go figure...

Sevir042625d ago

out of all those games listed above! the one that has the most chance of snagging a GOTY this year is Skyrim! but personally if you ask me how i feel! Uncharted and Batman Arkham City will likely be the one duking it out for that title

lumley6662625d ago

forza.... no chance
gears 3.... no chance

it will either be skyrim, uncharted 3 or batman

if i was a betting man they wud be the 3 most likely

JRobes2625d ago


uncharted 3... really? what did it bring to the table that uc2 did not? Not a whole lot in my opinion...Skyrim on the other hand has a very good chance

andibandit2624d ago

Uncharted 3 is just uncharted 2 + better graphics, and the multiplayer is like a crack in an almost perfect diamond.

same could be said about gears 3, altho they did improve alot of other stuff.

racing games? not gonna happen.

Zelda? dunno never played it, a Wildcard to me.

Another outsider to me is MW3. After the huge dissappointment(to me) that was B.Ops, MW3 almost cant do anything wrong.

My money would go to Skyrim, a game that problably has hundreds of hours of great entertainment in it.

I'd problably go with Skyrim.

DARK WITNESS2624d ago (Edited 2624d ago )

@ andibandit

I disagree a bit on the "same could be said for gears3"...

uncharted 3 is just another great game on top of the great game that uncharted 2 was. in other words it just follows on in the same steps.

Gears 3 coming from gears two was a massive jump. it does not seem that way at first or just looking at videos and screen shots, but gears 2 was trash, the multiplayer was horrible online. Gears 3 managed to pull it right back.

Multiplayer is the weak spot in uncharted, thats not to say it's bad, but i don't think it's anything special at all and to be honest I think the game could have done without it.

Multiplayer in Gears 3 is the life blood of the whole game. the story was great yes, but it's all about multiplayer at the end of the day.

So i would say gears and uncharted are not really the same in that respect.

As for who gets game of the year, my feeling is going towards Batman or skyrim, but there are soooo many great games coming out.

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