The Batman: Arkham Knight reviews have finally arrived and it looks like it’s going to be a scorcher.
With plenty of great games already released this year and more on the way, it’s going to be a close fight for game of the year.
At the time of publishing, Batman: Arkham Knight sits with a Metascore of 91, based on 16 Critics for the PS4 version and a Metascore of 91, based on 11 Critics for the XBOX One version.
IGN – 9.2/10
Batman: Arkham Knight is an impressive game on almost every level, with non-stop variety and great action.
Polygon – 10/10
Rocksteady has said this is its last Batman game, and I’m praying to the New Gods that they’re on the level. After Arkham Knight, trying to find more meat on the Batman bone would define futility. After Arkham Knight, Batman has been perfected — and the end result is the best game of this console generation.
If this is Rocksteady’s Batman swansong, which we have every reason to believe it is, the studio is making a point on its way out: it’s saying that it’s not just Christopher Nolan that can make a superhero entertainment dark and relatable, it’s saying that not only Marvel can construct properties with limitless appeal, it’s saying that superheroes aren’t what they used to be. They’ve changed, adapted for the dark days we live in. Batman struggles during the Arkham Knight – he’s finally held accountable for his ‘above the law’ attitude – and Rocksteady has masterfully and knowingly deconstructed the man behind the mask with such aplomb, even Alan Moore might give a begrudging nod of approval. This is the best superhero fantasy we’ve ever enacted, and we’re so sad it’s over.
Games Radar – 4/5
An ambitious and successful end to Rocksteady’s trilogy, with a standard-setting open world you must experience. A superior main story and less Batmobile combat would’ve made a huge difference.
GameSpot – 7/10
What Batman: Arkham Knight does well, however, it does really well. Gotham is a dazzling playground where neon lights pierce through the rain and mist; all it takes is a single glimpse to tell you that this is a city in need. Moreover, many individual elements are so carefully constructed, and presented with such flair, that appreciation is the only reasonable reaction.
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