If you are thinking of picking up Batman Arkham City starting from October 18th on either the PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, you’ll be pleased to hear that the ‘world’s first review’ for the game has now been completed and published.
The review comes from the Official PlayStation Magazine for Australia and some of you may be surprised to hear that Arkham City has received a perfect 10/10 score. Along with the review, there are some very bold comments from OPMA, ones which state that Batman is the ‘best superhero game ever’, which you may find hard to believe – personally, that old school co-op Xmen arcade game was a pure classic, while Separation Anxiety on the SNES and Megadrive is right up there as well.
Back to the news though, and the magazine also believes that Arkham City will be one of the best games you’ve ever played, as reported from CVG. One of the most pleasing factors about the perfect score, is that the game received big praise from the magazine due to its replayability factor. Players will apparently be kept busy for months with the additional DLC, while the Riddler challenge missions and side quests will serve as a great bonus as well.
On a side note, it gets even better for Batman fans, as developers for the game Rocksteady have dropped big hints about carrying on with the franchise after Arkham City, which would of course make the game a trilogy. Here is a quote from Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn in a recent interview when asked about a third game, also via CVG:
”As long as we’ve got stories to tell. So long as we feel we can do that and do that really well. I feel like we’re in a real sweet spot with the games that we’re making, the opportunities that we have so I don’t really want that to change”
So there we have it, not only is Batman Arkham City being touted as the best superhero game ever, but it will probably be followed up with another sequel too after that – great stuff Rocksteady.
What are your thoughts on the perfect review score – did you expect a 10/10? Can you name a better superhero game?