PALGN writes: "While Batman has always been one of the most iconic superheroes ever created, the franchise's popularity has grown significantly in recent years. There's been the phenomenal Batman Begins and The Dark Knight at cinemas, a new animated TV series, and even the introduction of a new villain in the comic books. With that in mind, it comes as little surprise Traveller's Tales decided to give Batman the LEGO treatment. Despite being the fifth LEGO game from the developer, nothing has really changed. Players will still find themselves collecting studs, building LEGO objects, and fighting off crowds of pushover enemies. What LEGO Batman lacks in originality however, it more than makes up for with its charm and entertainment value.
Unlike previous titles, LEGO Batman isn't based on any particular film or comic book, instead things are kept simple which has allowed Traveller's Tales to incorporate a variety of characters. The plot revolves around Gotham's most dangerous criminals escaping Arkham Asylum and splitting up into three groups, lead by the Joker, the Penguin and the Riddler. In typical fashion, Batman and Robin are called to restore order. Later, players can also play as the villains and see their perspective of the story. "