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Batman: Arkham City for Xbox 360

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  • Become the Dark Knight in a genuinely authentic Batman experience with advanced, compelling gameplay on every level, epic super-villain encounters and unexpected glimpses into Batman's tortured psychology
  • Play as Catwoman with her own storyline in the main game which is seamlessly interwoven with Batman's story arc
  • Experience advanced freeflow combat as Batman's melee abilities ratchet up to match that of AI enemies
  • Put new gadgets, and new functionality for existing gadgets to work that expand the range of Batman's abilities
  • Encounter numerous characters from the Batman universe, including Catwoman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man, The Joker, The Riddler and others
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002I0JAVK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (516 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,905 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard

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Batman: Arkham City is third-person Action-Adventure game that delivers an authentic Dark Knight experience rooted in an original and engrossing story as well as a combination of melee combat, stealth, investigative and speed-based challenge gameplay. A sequel to 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City features the full range of classic enemies seen in the previous game, in addition to Catwoman, who is a playable character and has her own storyline in the new release. Additional features include: a range of new gadgets, an increased number of possible melee opponents and a range of movement options for Batman that include leaping, sliding, gliding and the grapple hook.

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The Ultimate Experience of the Dark Knight

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. The game features an unique combination of melee combat, stealth, investigative and speed-based challenge gameplay. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman taking a huge swing at an equally huge baddie in Batman: Arkham City
An authentic Dark Knight video game adventure that picks up where Arkham Asylum left off.
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Key Game Features

  • Become the Dark Knight - Batman: Arkham City delivers a genuinely authentic Batman experience with advanced, compelling gameplay on every level: high-impact street brawls, nail-biting stealth, multifaceted forensic investigation, epic super-villain encounters and unexpected glimpses into Batman's tortured psychology.
  • Play as Catwoman - Catwoman is a fully playable character in Batman: Arkham City who has her own storyline in the main game which is seamlessly interwoven with Batman's story arc. Her navigation skills, combat moves and gadgetry have been specifically designed to deliver a fully featured and unique experience.
  • Advanced FreeFlow Combat - Batman faces highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks from every direction as Arkham's gangs bring heavy weapons and all-new AI to the fight, but Batman steps it up with twice the number of combat animations and double the range of attacks, counters and takedowns.
  • New Gadgets - Batman has access to new gadgets such as the Cryptographic Sequencer V2 and Smoke Pellets, as well as new functionality for existing gadgets that expand the range of Batman's abilities without adding extra weight to his Utility Belt.
  • New Story - Five-time Emmy-Award-winner Paul Dini returns to pen a brand-new story for Batman: Arkham City, taking gamers deep inside the diseased heart of Gotham.
  • Arkham Has Moved - Following the closure of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate prison, Gotham's new mayor, Quincy Sharp ordered the relocation of all inmates to Arkham City - a sprawling new super-prison five times bigger than Arkham Island, enclosing a wide variety of industrial districts, iconic locations and Gotham landmarks.
  • Huge Cast of Characters - Players encounter numerous characters from the Batman universe, including Catwoman, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Penguin, Hugo Strange, Victor Zsasz, Calendar Man, The Joker, The Riddler and other iconic characters yet to be revealed.
  • Featured VO Talent - Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.

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Investigative gameplay in Batman: Arkham City's Dectective Mode
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Expanded melee combat play.
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Arkham City is an open world action video game that incorporates elements of stealth and predator tactics. All of the gadgets previously obtained in the first game are present at the start of Arkham City (with the exception of the Ultra Batclaw, which is replaced with the regular Batclaw and Sonic Batarangs). Most of them have improved or new capabilities; for example, the Cryptographic Sequencer can also track signals, the line launcher now has a feature that allows Batman to flip over and launch another zipline perpendicularly across, switching directions, the remote control Batarang now has a built in brake and boost, and the grappling gun can now be used while gliding to boost Batman further up into the air. Four additional gadgets have been revealed: smoke pellets to confuse armed enemies when spotted by them, the Remote Electrical Charge which is a sniper-like taser gun used to power generators and shock enemies, ice grenades used to freeze enemies and make pathways through water, and a balled rope for tying up enemies. The game incorporates more puzzle elements; the use of Batman's "Detective Mode", which highlights elements such as enemy skeletons and clues on-screen, is used to perform forensic activities such as tracing the origin of a sniper round.

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161 of 178 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman Soars in Arkham City October 18, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Batman: Arkham Asylum was outstanding; its sequel Batman Arkham City is quite simply one of the greatest video games ever conceived. It combines a great character and villain with beautiful graphics, a good story and exciting game play, creating a genuinely unique gaming experience.

Synopsis and Premise: In Batman: Arkham City a section of Gotham has basically been turned into a giant prison for the inmates of Arkham Asylum who can prowl the streets but not leave. In the beginning of the game Bruce Wayne is kidnapped and dragged into Arkham City by Hugo Strange who seems to have masterminded the city's creation. The super villains contained in the city are attacking and killing each other and Batman has to find out what is at the bottom of this.

Production Values: The production values for Batman: Arkham City are pretty much in a class by themselves. They do a better job of bringing the Batman and his world to life than almost any other game, cartoon or film with the possible exception of the Christopher Nolan Batman films. Kevin Conroy reprises his role as Batman and Mark Hamill returns as the Joker (he has likely now become as famous for playing the Joker in cartoons and video games as he is for playing Luke Skywalker). All of the villains in the game look as sick and twisted as they ever have in the movies or the comics. Gotham City is remarkably well detailed with its gothic architecture and dark nightscapes. Even the musical score is stunningly appropriate for the game. My only complaint here is that there are so many villains in the game that not all of their roles and characters are fully developed. But this is a minor complaint given the scope and purpose of the game.
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61 of 69 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Im gonna keep this review short since my fellow reviewers above me have said about everything. I love this game, it is everything Arkham Asylum had and more. I do want to stress the importance of installing the Catwoman DLC before you start playing as her parts are intertwined with the Batman Gameplay from the beginning. Its not like you beat Batman's story then install her DLC and play it seperately. Other than that the Setting is Dark yet inviting. The combat is flawless and super addicting, and there are TONZ of side missions and riddler trophies to be found. Batman fanatic or not, anyone could find something from this game to have a blast with! Pick it up!
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Game October 18, 2011
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Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Alright, I received my game early this morning and just finished a roughly six hour session. In that amount of time you would think I accomplished some type of milestones, but truthfully most of that time was spent just running around exploring the city and beating up some random thugs. I didn't realize how much fun I would have in this game just grappling around rooftops, swooping down and taking out a gang of henchman over and over again. If you've played Arkham Asylum, you'll feel right at home with the combat system and it's still fun as ever making Batman take out a group of 10 or so thugs by himself. The inclusion of Catwoman is a nice addition, and she's just as fun to play with as the bat himself. The opening credits scenes are fantastically done setting you up for the epic time ahead. Voice acting is, of course, very well done. Characters look great, the overall city looks great, and so far the story is definitely keeping me interested. The only complaint I have for this is that so far, and it doesn't look like it's going to come to be, is that you still can't drive the batmobile. Also, I would've liked to have been able to have a small part of the story playing as Robin & Nightwing like they did with Catwoman since they're usable in the challenge maps. But, overall i'm very happy that I bought this game. I played through Asylum 3 times, and i'm sure this one will get multiple playthroughs as well. Bottom line: If you enjoyed Arkham Asylum, you will enjoy Arkham City, because it attempts to expand on it in every way possible and succeeds in doing so.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
When I originally started playing Batman Arkham City, I thought it was one of the most entertaining and fun games I'd ever played, but the people at Rocksteady really outdid themselves with Arkham City. The storylines in both are very entertaining and keep you into the game, but the gameplay in Arkham City is so much more exciting and expansive...it blew my mind!!

Granted I am a Batman fan, but I think this is a great game for anyone. The extras and DLC's for this game are also above and beyond any game I've played. Being able to play as Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman as well as Batman kept me playing even after i beat the game.

A great game for anyone!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best batman game ever made October 18, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
looking at all of the 5 star reviews before me, you can obviously see that this game is a must buy for all batman fans... the game play is different then the 1st game so i enjoy playing it so far. The comic book that came with it is really cool too. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly incredible game - a must play November 20, 2011
Platform for Display:Xbox 360| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Batman: Arkham City is a whirlwind of action, stealth, detective work, and all-around fun. You never get bored in the game, because the main quest, sidequests, and collectibles are all exciting, puzzling, and adrenaline-pumping. There are some games as good, for different reasons, but you would be hard pressed to actually declare any of them better than Batman: Arkham City.

STORY: The story is nothing short of fantastic. At every step, you are wondering "Who is this mysterious stalker?", "What traps might be in store next?", "How does he know this?" and so much more. The journey you take with Batman is amazing and engrossing. I have played the entire game through twice (you have to, if you want all the achievements) and don't want it to stop. If you loved Arkham Asylum (and you aren't human if you didn't), this game is even better. If you haven't played Arkham Asylum, go buy it. You don't need it to understand what's going in Arkham City, because the games are perfectly independent, but there's so much richness in putting the two together.

GAMEPLAY: Arkham City stands as a monument to the talents of modern day game developers. How did we ever play those archaic hack'n'slash when the freeflow combat system makes so much more sense and is orders of magnitude more fun. Batman combines stealth with action in a blend that is unmatched by any other game. Flying through the city skyscrapers and then abruptly diving into a crowd of hostile, armed enemies and beating the bananas out of them is exhilarating and seamless.

GRAPHICS: Incredible. Lifelike. You feel the punch you're delivering to that thug's head, and you can sense the wind whipping at you as you soar through the night. The rendering is seamless and just absolutely perfect.
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