Batman: Arkham City is something special. It’s not only the best licensed game ever made and the perfect Dark Knight experience, but it’s also amongst the best action adventure games currently out on the market. To say that this game is better than Arkham Asylum would be a disservice to both games and their separate merit. But this game will, without any hint of doubt, be considered as the benchmark for all future games like it, perhaps even as a benchmark for this entire genre. It doesn’t just live up to the hype, it surpasses it as well as any expectations you could have had. It’s a dark, brutal and brilliant adventure that may be a few steps short of perfection, but in the end is nothing short of a masterpiece.