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PC (Personal computer) - one of the most popular home platforms and the only one which doesn’t offer playing video games as its main purpose. PC was born in the 1970s, but it is impossible to give an exact moment of its birth or even a name of its creator. However, IBM is the one who gave computers their present shape, using, at the beginning of the 1980s, an idea of open architecture – which is today one of the most important differences between computers and consoles.

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

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Batman: Arkham Knight (PC)
Batman: Arkham Knight (PC)

Action 23 June 2015

The fourth installment in the action game series, featuring the titular comic book superhero. The game was developed by Rocksteady, the studio which had previously worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The plot depicts the next chapter of Batman’s adventures. This time, the hero must face Scarecrow, who successfully terrorized Gotham City. A coalition has also formed against the Dark Knight, composed of extremely dangerous criminals such as Penguin or Harley Quinn, and led by the eponymous Arkham Knight. The developers have remained faithful to previously proven solutions and gameplay mechanics. However, several changes have also been implemented, such as the ability to knock out several enemies at once. A brand new feature is the introduction of the famous Batmobile, which can be used to traverse the virtual Gotham.

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Batman: Arkham City (PC)
Batman: Arkham City (PC)

Action 22 November 2011

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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Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)

Action 25 October 2013

The third entry in the series of spectacular action games with Batman. It was developed by WB Games Montreal (which previously prepared the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City) and published by the Warner Bros. company. The story of Batman: Arkham Origins shows the beginning of Batman’s career, taking inspiration from the comic books Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. As the protagonist, we face Black Mask and his hired thugs. Like in the previous games from the Batman: Arkham series, gameplay combines features of a fighting game with shooter and stealth elements. Additionally, the creators included some innovations, like a built-in system of challenges.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)

Action 15 September 2009

A dark action game starring the popular comic book superhero. Batman: Arkham Asylum was made by the Rocksteady developer studio, makers of Urban Chaos: Riot Response. The game's story revolves around Batman's struggle against the Joker. After capturing the villain, Bat transports the captive to titular psychiatric hospital. After they arrive, everything turns out to be a part of the Joker's intricately hatched plan, and the hero has to face the most dangerous thugs imprisoned there (Victor Zsasz, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and others). The gameplay consists of fighting using several spectacular combos, as well as clever bat-gadgets. Batman: Arkham Asylum is powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PC)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PC)

Action 11 November 2014

Another installment in the popular arcade game series from the LEGO brand. It is also the third game depicting the adventures of the legendary hero from the DC universe. It was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for many other productions in the LEGO series. The story focuses on the struggle between the Justice League, led by Batman and other comic superheroes — and a villain called Brainiac who wants to shrink our planet and include into his disgraceful collection. The game will take us from the streets of Gotham City into space and other, not yet visited, regions of the DC universe. The gameplay mechanics are based on proven solutions, although some novelties were introduced as well. Among the latter, we can find the simultaneous use of various abilities, hacking mini-games, as well as levels where we operate a space fighter or in zero gravity.

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Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within (PC)
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within (PC)

Adventure 08 August 2017

The second season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which debuted in 2016. In this adventure game by Telltale Games (the developers of such titles as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series) the player follows the darker and darker story of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego. This time Batman has to challenge both Joker and Riddler as well as a merciless federal agent who has just came to the city of Gotham. The story is split into five episodes, the first one of which launched in August 2017. In the game you get to explore small locations, talk to characters met there, play through QTE sequences and, of course, make difficult moral decisions that determine how the story unfolds. Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within features actors that made the appearance in the first game. Batman is starred by Troy Baker, while his arch-nemesis Joker by Anthony Ingruber.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PC)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PC)

Action 19 June 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions familiar to the fans of the original game, combining elements of an action game and a 3D platformer. The developers of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also provided a large area for players to explore and ransack in search of dozens of collectibles.

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Injustice 2 (PC)
Injustice 2 (PC)

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A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.

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Batman: The Telltale Series (PC)
Batman: The Telltale Series (PC)

Adventure 02 August 2016

Another episodic adventure game developed by the experienced American studio Telltale Games, who had produced many highly acclaimed video games based on famous films, books, and comic books, such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Batman: A Telltale Game Series takes you into the grim city of Gotham, however, unlike Rocksteady’s popular action game series, Telltale Games’ production focuses on Bruce Wayne himself, showing his moral dilemmas and the burden imposed on him by the constant fight against corruption and crime. In terms of gameplay the title does not stray far from the studio’s previous productions. As always, the key element of gameplay is making tough choices that influence the way the story unfolds – and not just within one chapter but across the entire season.

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PC)
LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PC)

Action 23 September 2008

Another production by Traveller's Tales, blending the world of the Danish bricks with the universe of Batman, known from comics and movies. As you play as the eponymous hero, accompanied by his sidekicks, your task is to fight the chaos unleashed upon the streets of Gotham by such villains as the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face. The gameplay focuses on exploring the LEGO brick world, fighting enemies, and solving simple puzzles. You can play LEGO Batman: The Video game in a co-op mode with a friend; apart from Bruce Wayne's friends (such as Robin or Alfred), you can also choose from a range of villains, which also allows the players to fight each other. Regardless of platform (the game was released for PC Windows as well as stationary and portable consoles), the game features pleasant visuals.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PC)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PC)

Fighting 12 November 2013

A spectacular fighting game starring the DC Comics superheroes. The production was developed by NetherRealm, the creators of the 2011 game Mortal Kombat. The story mode features an alternative world, in which a power-hungry version of Superman has taken over the world. He is opposed by a group of heroes from the “default” reality. Mechanics-wise, Injustice: Gods Among Us is mostly inspired by Mortal Kombat. Every playable character (e.g. Batman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Superman) has their own unique powers, which they can use in combat. The Ultimate edition of the game includes all the upgrades and DLC packs.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - The Deluxe Edition (PC)
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - The Deluxe Edition (PC)

Action 01 April 2014

A spin-off installment to the Warner Bros.’ Batman: Arkham series, initially developed for handheld consoles. The story follows the plot of Batman: Arkham Origins, giving us the opportunity to experience more of Batman’s adventures from before when he became the Dark Knight. The action is set in the eponymous Blackgate prison, where Batman has to quell an inmate riot. Arkham Origins Blackgate is a classical beat ‘em up fighting game. We observe the events from a side view and have a limited ability to move in third dimension. The gameplay focuses on exploration, fighting regular opponents and bosses, as well as interactions with characters and environment. As usual, Batman has a wide variety of characteristic gadgets at his disposal. The game also offers detective and predator modes, known from the previous installments in the series.

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DC Universe Online (PC)
DC Universe Online (PC)

RPG 11 January 2011

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Infinite Crisis (PC)
Infinite Crisis (PC)

Strategy 26 March 2015

Infinite Crisis is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game set in the DC Multiverse setting, with the comic book publisher's heroes and villains being the playable characters. The game was developed by Turbine Entertainment, creators of many games, including The Lord of The Rings Online. Just like in every MOBA game, gameplay in Infinite Crisis focuses on battles between two teams of players. We can play as our favorite super heroes and villains (Batman, Flash, Catwoman, Joker, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, and many others). Each playable character has their own unique set of skills. Gameplay in Infinite Crisis enriched by the random cataclysms that can change the appearance of maps and force the players to change their tactics. The game's servers were shut down on August 14, 2015.

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Batman: Vengeance (PC)
Batman: Vengeance (PC)

Action 13 September 2002

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Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart (PC)
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart (PC)

Action 22 April 2014

A several-hours long story DLC included in the Season Pass to the action game Batman: Arkham Origins released in 2013. Just like the original game, the expansion was developed by WB Games Montreal. The story of Cold, Cold Heart features Batman’s trying to stop Mr. Freeze — one of the super villains from the original comic books — whose actions threaten lives of guests at the New Year’s Eve "Humanitarian of the Year" gala. In terms of gameplay, Cold, Cold Heart copies the mechanics used in Batman: Arkham Origins, therefore we get to freely traverse open locations, solve environmental puzzles, sneak into guarded rooms, and fight powerful opponents using high-tech gadgets. A novelty introduced in the expansion is the new version of Batman’s suit that enables the hero to operate under extremely low temperatures. In order to enjoy the contents of Cold, Cold Heart you have to have the original game installed. As for the graphics, DLC uses the same technology as Batman: Arkham Origin, that is Unreal Engine 3.

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Batman: Justice Unbalanced (PC)
Batman: Justice Unbalanced (PC)

Adventure 01 December 2003

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Batman: Arkham VR (PC)
Batman: Arkham VR (PC)

Adventure 25 April 2017

A detective adventure game with arcade elements, created with PlayStation 4 and virtual reality sets in mind. The title is a spin-off of a popular series of action games created by Rocksteady. The action of Batman: Arkham VR takes place in a famous DC comic book universe, with the players assuming the role of the titular superhero, who takes it upon himself to solve the case of mysterious murders and stop the conspiracy that threatens Dark Knight’s closest allies. The whole game revolves around subsequent detective challenges, in which the players have to employ a set of handy gadgets to analyze locations in search of evidence or clues, interrogate witnesses, and form certain conclusions based on gathered information. The events are seen from a first-person perspective, while the developers made sure that the players can immerse themselves into Batman’s persona (e.g. by having the player put on the trademark costume personally).

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Batman Forever (PC)
Batman Forever (PC)

Arcade 30 November 1996

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Batman Returns (PC)
Batman Returns (PC)

Adventure 15 December 1992

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Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter of Family (PC)
Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter of Family (PC)

Action 28 October 2015

The first story DLC for the game Batman: Arkham Knight, developed by WB Games Montreal, the creators of e.g. the first installment in the series. The story takes place before Arkham Asylum. You play as Batgirl, who, together with Robin, sets out to rescue Commissioner Gordon, kidnapped by the Joker. During the game you visit a brand new location of Seagate Amusement Park, built on an oil platform. This is where you fight Joker's mooks and face new main quests and side quests. Since Batgirl is not as strong as Batman, but possesses incredible hacking skills, the gameplay is slightly different from that in the core game. You can, however, switch between characters to use their unique abilities when necessary.

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Young Justice: Legacy (PC)
Young Justice: Legacy (PC)

RPG 20 November 2013

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