EDGE - Batman Arkham City Review

The city is now his only limit

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StanLee4434d ago

With the surprisingly high scores for Batman Arkham City and the expected high scores of Uncharted, I think Battlefield 3 is the game that suffers most. Many who were on the fence wondering if the should buy Arkham City just got their answer.

NewMonday4433d ago

BF3 is for online, B:AC is for single player, U3 is also for single player usually but this time it should have a great MP as well. so the 3 games are attracting different kinds of crowds.

NukaCola4433d ago

Sitting at:

95 on Xbox with 26 reviews
98 on PS3 with 10 reviews

I don't like quoting meta, but I do have to say it is very impressive that this game is scoring so well, one of the highest multiplats this gen and I think it'll adverage around 94 over all, and maybe higher with other sites who don't support meta. I loved Arkham Asylum and can't wait to play this GOTY contender day one.

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colonel1794434d ago (Edited 4434d ago )

Who gave it 8.5? This game deserves 9 at least!

criticalkare4434d ago

Destructoid I believe lol

Psychonaughty4433d ago

That says it all huh... I never agree with Destructoids reviews.

Pintheshadows4434d ago

A 9 from Edge. That's like a 13/10.

BrianC62344434d ago

I was going to say the same thing. :)

When you get a 9 from EDGE that's like a perfect score. Have they ever given a game a 10?

BrianC62344434d ago

Thanks. Amazing only two 10's. I always ignore review scores from EDGE or add at least 1 to them.

Disccordia4433d ago

They've given out a few more than two but it's still rare:

Super Mario Galaxy
The Orange Box
Half Life 2?

CloseSecond4433d ago

Edge can be harsh but at least they are consistently harsh so when they score high you know we have a class game on our hands.

BushLitter4433d ago

Yeah, that's the way I look at it as well. But regardless, the amount of great scores this game is getting makes it unmissable. What a fantastic holiday season this is turning out to be.

Now all I need is Dante's Inferno 2 to be announced for Mid 2012 and my life will be complete

NewMonday4433d ago

Edge also over-rate games, they are not "harsh", just have awkward taste in games that i don't understand most of the time.

Psychonaughty4433d ago

Agreed newmonday, Halo 1 deserved a 10/10 sure but Halo 3 did not, not by a long shot. Edge have given thirteen ten's in their entire history.

Super Mario 64 N64
Gran Turismo ps1
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64
Halo: Combat Evolved xbox
Half-Life 2 pc
Halo 3 360
The Orange Box pc/ps3/360
Super Mario Galaxy wii
Grand Theft Auto IV ps3/360
LittleBigPlanet ps3
Bayonetta ps3/360
Super Mario Galaxy 2 wii
Rock Band 3 ps3/360

I really don't agree with most of those but what ever...

GraySnake4432d ago

wait timeout....they gave bayonetta a 10?


Spider-Man 2 Metacritic review score means Marvel still hasn’t beaten DC

Reviews are finally out for Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and the game's Metacritic review score means Marvel still hasn't toppled DC.

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CrashMania49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

The Arkham games are largely excellent, a shame they are being followed up by that god awful looking suicide squad game.

RaidenBlack49d ago

All 4 Arkham games are just amazing...
With the Gotham Knights turning out sub par, hope the Suicide Squad fails as well... So that both Rocksteady and WB Montreal goes back to creating good single player DC games ...
A batman beyond game maybe?

anal_vegan_moans48d ago

Having the game fail would make it harder for them to get funding for their next game, please don't wish this on them. They already delayed the game a whole year after backlash, so we still have to wait and see how it will turn out.

GhostScholar48d ago

I think asylum and origins were great. City was good. Knight was horrible.

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Ezio204849d ago

You can't expect a game to match 96-94 meta apple for apple. Different era and different gen. No need to diminish either game's achievement. Arkham City and Spiderman 2 are both amazing sequels that improved upon their already incredible first parts.

Tacoboto49d ago

To back that up, there are major websites that adjusted their review scales.

IGN used to have a 100 point system; now it's a 10 point system. I remember GameSpot back in 2004 was razed for giving Halo 2 a 9.4 when IGN gave it like a 9.7 or 9.8

darthv7249d ago

Arkham Asylum was great, but when City came out... wow what a total overhaul that was. Nothing has had that type of night/day difference in scope and scale since.

SM2 is looking to be a great game in itself. Definitely an upgrade over the previous entries. Just from the opening battle with sandman, it gives me god of war 2 vibes with how that one opened with the battle with colossus of rhodes. That is still one of my favorite sequels of all time.

Zeke6848d ago

Thanks for the spoiler how the game starts loser...

darthv7248d ago

Zeke... you've had plenty of time to play god of war 2.