Batman: Arkham City review (PCA): best game of this generation?

pca: In a few year's time, when the dust finally begins to settle on our dearly-departed consoles, it will be time to crown the best video game of this generation.

Gears of War will be on many people's lists, as will Uncharted 2. But there is a dark horse/knight lurking in the shadows that we think might swoop in and claim an unexpected victory. That game is Batman: Arkham City – and it really is that good.

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NovusTerminus2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )


I played the game and in truth it has the crappiest stealth sections I have every played. And then, by games end (Spoilers I guess) Everyone on the streets in replaced with gun / sniper rifle enemies.

It is fun, but suffers the same problem as the first one. A jarring shift from melee beat em up to botched stealth where you hide on a statue until the next dumbass walks away from his buddies.

Great game. But still has flaws.

kcuthbertson2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

Completely agree.

The stealth parts are terrible when the only option is literally to swing from gargoyle to gargoyle until you single out one baddy.

And sure you can TRY other strategies, but you always die.


It is an amazing game though...that's just it's biggest flaw.

Skip_Bayless2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

Uncharted 2 and COD4 are the best games this generation. COD4 set the tone for this generation in gameplay and almost game copies it. Uncharted 2 cinematic-ally is so realistic and immersive and every game since has had to step up to the competition.

TheGamingArt2405d ago

Couldn't agree more, COD4 and Uncharted defined this gen for a reason.

Buuhan12405d ago

This. Couldn't agree more. In both Asylum and City I nearly groan each time I have to do a Predator sequence. Also gun enemies in both games are just too overpowered.

Pozzle2405d ago

It was an amazing game, but I don't think it's the best game of this generation. The main story was a little too short for my taste, and I think they could have better incorporated some of the villains into the plot (e.g. Two-Face got shoved out of the story far too quickly imo).

WitWolfy2405d ago

Well you fight him again when you play as Catwoman after you finished the main campaign. But I agree the campaign was a bit short. But still enjoyable.

Pozzle2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

True, but I was hoping he would have more of an input on the main story. He promises to get revenge on Batman after Batman ties him up...then he doesn't show up again throughout the entire main plot. That was the one that stuck out for me the most, but IMO the length of the story could have been doubled if more characterization and plot was added to all of the villains.

WitWolfy2405d ago

Plus looking at the added DLC looks like buying the Robin DLC addon is just a quick cash in seeing that you can only collect Riddler trophies, according to the trophies/achievements description. What a let down!

AA story line felt longer now that I think about it... Or maybe my memory is just failing me.

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Ezio20482405d ago

BAC is awesome specially when you play the combat arena but....UC3 = GOTY!!!=D

ginsunuva2405d ago

Wtf is wrong with them?

majiebeast2405d ago

I know im gonna get disagrees here but i liked asylum better. The pacing of that game was just better. While here it just cuts the story of penguin and other villains short.

LarVanian2405d ago (Edited 2405d ago )

It is actually perfectly understandable as to why you prefer Arkham Asylum. Compared to Arkham City, Asylum came out of the blue and surprised everyone. It felt like something fresh and it was the first video-game to do Batman justice. For many people, the wow factor in Asylum probably wasn't as prevalent for them as it was in City.

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