Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

A sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum. Just like its predecessor, the game was produced by British studio Rocksteady in cooperation with Warner Bros. Interactive. The story campaign in Batman: Arkham City is set several months after the events of the first game. An old district of Gotham City was walled off and the most dangerous criminals were put inside. Afraid that the situation is getting out of control, Batman tries to stop the wrongdoers before it is too late. Gameplay mechanics combines elements of action with beat’em up game. As compared with the first installment, Batman: Arkham City gives players much greater freedom when it comes to exploration of the game’s open world and carrying out the missions.

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PC / Windows
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City | PC

Batman: Arkham City release date for PC:

game language:
English

22 November 2011 | Worldwide

25 November 2011 | Europe

22 November 2011 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 3682 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 3211 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City | PS3

Batman: Arkham City release date for PS3:

game language:
English

18 October 2011 | Worldwide

21 October 2011 | Europe PAL

18 October 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 1356 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 576 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City | XBOX 360

Batman: Arkham City release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

18 October 2011 | Worldwide

21 October 2011 | Europe PAL

18 October 2011 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 1841 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 679 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
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Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition | WiiU

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

18 November 2012 | Worldwide

30 November 2012 | Europe PAL

18 November 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 219 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.  

Batman: Arkham City for Nintendo Wii U is a sequel to an action game that took players into the universe of comics about the Batman. The game was developed by Rocksteady Studios, who previously developed the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2, Xbox).

Story

The game starts a few months after the events from the first part. Quincy Sharp, the former warden of Arkham Asylum, becomes the mayor of Gotham, after taking all the credit for Batman’s work. One of his first decisions is to buy out a large part of a local slum district, eject its inhabitants, fence it, and then fill with Arkham prisoners. Surprisingly, instead of killing one another, the thugs grouped themselves into several gangs, each lead by a super villain known from Batman comic books. On behalf of the mayor the prison district is managed by a mysterious madman known as Hugo Strange. He gives the inmates full freedom, the only rule being no attempts of escape.

Gameplay

The overall gameplay mechanics in Batman: Arkham City for Nintendo Wii U is very similar to the previous game. Depending on your preferences, Batman may engage into direct combat, making use of a wide variety of strikes (kicks, knock-outs, counterattacks, dodges, combos, etc.), or stay hidden and focus on taking the enemies by surprise. Combat is even more exciting, and in many cases more difficult than before, since it puts you up against prisoners equipped with guns, shields, armor, knives, or stun guns. There are also some thrilling duels with bosses, when you must make use of your creativity and manual skills.

Apart from combat, Batman is also busy exploring the area and solving numerous puzzles. The game’s world is much more open than before, and it offers more activities. In addition to unfolding the main story, you can do side missions, solve puzzles scattered throughout the area, or find Riddler’s collectables. In the sequel there are all the gadgets known from Batman: Arkham Asylum, whereas some of them went through significant changes (e.g. you can now change the direction of movement while using the grappling hook). Batman can also make use of a variety of new tools, like the Remote Electrical Charge Gun or freezing grenade (works both on humans and selected environmental objects).

During his stay in Arkham City the main character encounters even more characters known from DC universe than in the last game. In addition to Joker they are: Harvey “Two-Face” Dent, Penguin, Mr. Freezee, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Hugo Strange, and others. Interestingly, apart from controlling Batman himself, the game also allows you to play as Catwoman. The sexy kitty has a unique range of skills and gadgets, including the whip. Beyond that, Catwoman has her own challenges and story missions.

Batman: Arkham City launch trailer WiiU

Batman: Arkham City launch trailer WiiU | 1:20

Trailer wypuszczony z okazji premiery gry Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition w wersji na konsolę WiiU.

Batman: Arkham City Game Guide

game guide 11 July 2011

This guide to Batman: Arkham City contains a very thorough walkthrough of the main story mode of the game.