Batman: Arkham City Review – IGN score it 9.5 / 10

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Whenever we want to point you in the direction of an accurate, well-written review we check out IGN – we find that their scores are usually very fair, so this is why we are amazed to see that Batman: Arkham City scored 9.5 / 10 in their review, this suggests that it is one of, if not the best title so far in 2011.

Any game which gets this score from IGN deserves some attention, in recent times other games which got the same score are Portal 2, Halo: Reach, Forza Motorsport 4, Mass Effect 2 and Gears of War 2 – as you can see it is on par with some very impressive games.

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You can see the two-page review here, they reviewed the PS3 version of the game, however we doubt that the review score would have varied massively on other platforms – we will now summarize some of the main points raised.

IGN scored the game’s gameplay 9.5, like its predecessor the controls are great, but this time round everything has been tweaked and improved, also the game was given 9.5 out of 10 for lasting appeal – apparently you will have to play the game twice to fully appreciated it, but then you have lots of Riddler Challenges, challenge maps and side missions to play through – let’s not forget that Rocksteady Studios will probably roll out more missions via DLC.

In terms of presentation and sound IGN score it 9.0 for both of these, apparently the story, setting and villains make it great, whilst the music and effects are very fitting, that said some of the voice acting is sometime questionable. The lowest score was for graphics, 8.5 is nothing to be ashamed of, however at times lip-syncing was not quit in-sync with the dialogue, also sometimes there was noticeable texture pop-in, but that said IGN’s Greg Miller didn’t have anything really bad to say about the visuals. He ends his review with this comment (you can see the video review below).

Batman: Arkham City isn’t just better than Batman: Arkham Asylum, it’s better than most games on the market.

Will you buy Arkham City based on this review?

  • Dynasty2021

    I personally find IGN’s the fairest, very common to see 8.5s when everyone else is giving 9+, but they are crazy when it comes to CoD.

    CoD gets a 9 as minimum to them it seems.

    They shoot other games down for being repetitive and doing nothing new, yet that is something CoD writes the book on.

    Saying that, Greg Miller usually rates games well and I believe him the most out of all the editors at IGN as I tend to agree with his reviews.

    Anyway, kudos for Rocksteady for this.  This truly looks to be the best comic book game ever made, and the sandbox play seems to be amazing as it works.  Not just a world full of gimmicks.

    Might just get this after all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesus-Lopez/100002210504205 Jesus Lopez

     

    Great review! I was really impressed with Arkham Asylum, so
    I hope that Arkham
    City will not disappoint.
    I am very excited to explore the Gotham
    City free roam map as
    Batman and Catwoman. I already put this game at the top of my Blockbuster queue
    list so I can get it sooner. I love that I can also get movies and blu-rays at
    the same price with Blockbuster. As a DISH Network customer/employee, there is
    only so much you can watch on TV, so Blockbuster
    Movie Pass
    is great to change thing up. With Blockbuster
    Movie Pass,
    I can rent video games and movies through the mail and I get access to online
    content and new channels through DISH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesus-Lopez/100002210504205 Jesus Lopez

     

    Great review! I was really impressed with Arkham Asylum, so
    I hope that Arkham
    City will not disappoint.
    I am very excited to explore the Gotham
    City free roam map as
    Batman and Catwoman. I already put this game at the top of my Blockbuster queue
    list so I can get it sooner. I love that I can also get movies and blu-rays at
    the same price with Blockbuster. As a DISH Network customer/employee, there is
    only so much you can watch on TV, so Blockbuster
    Movie Pass
    is great to change thing up. With Blockbuster
    Movie Pass,
    I can rent video games and movies through the mail and I get access to online
    content and new channels through DISH.