One of the most highly anticipated games of the year (2011) and without a doubt the best comic book video game to date. After the events of Arkham Asylum, Gotham’s resident lunatics led by the Joker are causing havoc in Arkham City, a closed off section of Gotham.
The story begins with Bruce Wayne walking into Arkham City in chains, why he’s there and just why the people of Gotham have decided to house a lunatic asylum in the middle of their city is a mystery at this point.
The game gets right into the action with plenty of old enemies making an appearance. Without giving too much away, if there were any enemies that you missed battling in the first game, then you’ll be in for a treat with this one.
For an open-world game the map is a tad small, but the shear brilliance of the plot and the game play more than make up for this.
The story borrows inspiration from some of the best Batman story arcs, including Cataclysm, No Man’s Land, Hush and The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul. The plot also strikes out in it own, and it keeps you guessing right through to the end.
There is plenty of freedom and loads of side-quests to sink your teeth into. So done the cape and cowl, equip your batarangs and face the deadliest villains Gotham has to offer. This is the Batman game we’ve all been waiting for.