- ASIN: B009L4KQVE
- Release Date: October 7, 2012
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
Batman Arkham Action Pack [Download]
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Also, pick up a gamepad for these games, one of the rare instances I prefer gamepad over keyboard and mouse.
The only downside to this pack is the fact that the version of Arkham City isn't the Game of the Year edition, which includes all the DLC (Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, alternate Batman costumes, and Harley Quinn's Revenge). Catwoman should be packaged with the game (that's great - it's the best DLC of the bunch), but Harley's Revenge offers a good coda to the main story, so it's a shame you'll have to pay another $10 for it. Still, $20 total for these two games is still an EXCELLENT deal.
Highly recommended games, at an amazing price.
The next spot was also after a scarecrow fight. MY rig slowed to about 5 fps after the second or third Scarecrow fight. It didn't crash however.
8gb corsair ram
If it brings this system to a crawl then you might expect much worse if you're running older/less powerful hardware.
Other than those 2 issues the game is excellent. It's about 50/50 detective work/figuring out mazed and beating up bad guys.
Probably one of the best games I've ever played. Can't finish AC.
However, when I tried to switch to another computer and continue my progress it gave me huge trouble. Steam doesn't have the game save in cloud, and Windows live basically tries to BLOCK everyone from using the game in a different computer, not even if it's the same code and same live account. I had to do my google research for 20min and copied several folders to finally port my progress. Not to mention that I'll have to do this again and again if I'd like to switch back and forth.
Anything related to Microsoft softwares seem to have a lot of restriction and bugs, including Windows Live Account in my opinion, be careful if you have multiple computers, or if you'd like to reinstall your computer/game and keep your progress with any Windows Live game.
So why only four out of five stars? Well, the biggest issue I had was the use of DRM in this case. The use of Games for Windows is completely unnecessary when this can be redeemed with Steam. What makes this worse is SecuROM which actually corrupted my Arkham City install and I had to reinstall as a result. (It doesn't like multiple OS computers apparently so I may have to look at bypassing SecuROM on grounds of operability issues.) This was completely unnecessary and only serves to punish paying customers.
Both games will work with the official MS 360 controllers if you have them set up for your PC. They are both also LIVE enabled so achievements earned get added to your XBOX LIVE gamerscore.
You will need a pretty beefy PC setup if you plan to run the game with all the graphic settings maxed out but for those who don't have the highest specs, luckily you can adjust almost every single graphic setting in the game in order to optimize it for your machine.
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Fun set of games but I felt the ports just weren't up to par.Published 1 month ago by Scott Kirkpatrick
Caught a sale and The games are worth more than stock price! some of the best superhero games ever made! Guaranteed to love it!Published 22 months ago by Jacob Crocker
Great games. Definitely pick this up if they offer it again. Somehow my Arkham City code got upgraded to the GOTY version, which is awesome.Published on December 1, 2013 by Tom
I waited quite a while before getting these games until I had a gaming rig worthy of the term. These games are a lot of fun and absolutely gorgeous with everything maxed out. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Art Cranston