Batman Arkham City Is The Highest Rated Game This Year!
Well on PS3 it is anyway sat at a whopping 97 and 95 on the 360 which is level with the sublime Portal 2.
I knew this was going to be a solid game, but I never envisaged it to challenge for the highest rated game coming out in 2011.
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Stands head and shoulders over its previous efforts. Despite facing stiffer competition than its predecessor, Batman: Arkham City is easily the best Batman video game of all time.
It might not rewrite the book on Batman video games, but when you’re building off of such a strong position–and you’re only shipping the second game with such similarities, rather than a third or fourth–it’s hard to bicker too much about what changes the developers did or didn’t make.
Controlling Batman as he completely terrorizes his victims, whether via the invisible predator gameplay or the brutal combat, is an experience rivaled by few others. From its memorable Bourne Identity-esque opening to its shocking ending, Batman: Arkham City secures its place as my favorite superhero game since Freedom Force.
Batman: Arkham City isn’t just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it’s better than most games on the market.
So if Arkham Asylum was defined by its limits, Arkham City is a careful, considered exercise in stripping those limits away. Its open city lets players be a different kind of Batman to the stealthy predator of Asylum – this is the Batman of dropped smoke pellets and theatrical getaways, the Batman with an ear to the ground for the strong picking on the weak, and the Batman who floats above the city with a gothic majesty.
It’s a role-playing game in the most literal sense of the phrase, a game in which you’re encouraged to give in to the fantasy, and to see what life is like when it’s composed of rooftop brawls and zip-line getaways. Animations, traversal mechanics, takedowns: they’re all building towards the same thing. In Arkham City, you become Batman.
It doesn’t quite reach the highs of its predecessor, but Arkham City rarely sinks low. When it’s all said and done, you’ll be begging for more, but not because there wasn’t enough. It is just too damn fun to be The Bat.