A History of Batman in Videogames

With the release of Batman Arkham City tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the many Batman games that have come out through the years. All the way from Batman on the Gameboy and Sega Genesis up to Batman Arkham Asylum on the 360 and PS3. By Jason of Trendygamers.

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BattleTorn4627d ago

much like any other superhero; Batman's VG history is filled with lackluster titles...

that's the way Superhero titles were... until Arkham Asylum came along.

Dart894627d ago

Might as well give all super hero games to Rock steady.
I'm curious to see what they could with the spiderman franchise.

ReservoirDog3164627d ago

I remember loving the story in Batman Vengence. It was frustrating but I kept playing for the story and loved it.

TrendyGamers4627d ago

Too bad other developers didn't follow the Arkham asylum trend and improve the quality of the recent superhero games.

But who cares, Arkham Asylum/City are enough for me!

MasterD9194627d ago

Tech back then was limited but even then...they probably could have made a better game than they did.

Arkham is a staple now amongst video games that come from comics....X-men should follow but probably won't. Spider-man has attempted to but can't get his foot through the door.

Batman's Arkham games will always be on top at this rate.

TrendyGamers4627d ago

Yeah, with the critical failure of xmen destiny and spiderman edge of time, the quality of superhero games should improve.

I wonder what the next arkham game will be called?
Arkham state?
Arkham planet?
Arkham universe
Arkham vs binghamton universe? (alphas joke)

Mrmagnumman3574627d ago

They forgot the first batman game on the NES.

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Batman Arkham City in 2024 – How Well Does It Hold Up?

GB: "With this feature, we take a look back at the incredible Batman: Arkham City with the aim of analyzing it from the perspective of a 2024 release."

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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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CrashMania245d ago (Edited 245d ago )

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

RaidenBlack245d 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_moans244d 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.

GhostScholar244d ago

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

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Ezio2048245d 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.

Tacoboto245d 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

darthv72245d 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.

Zeke68245d ago

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

darthv72244d ago

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

GaboonViper245d ago

And right on cue, here comes the downplaying of Insomniacs masterpiece, not gonna work, this game is gonna be beast in success.

BehindTheRows245d ago

From the same folks who gave it a 10/10 no less.

Aloymetal245d ago

'' here comes the downplaying of Insomniacs masterpiece''
You know that train is never late.