Batman Arkham City: Review is perfect 10, but G.O.T.Y material is questionable

We have some fantastic news for those of you who are looking for some ‘expert’ feedback on the sequel to Batman Arkham Asylum before it hits shops. It looks like another review has now been published for Arkham City, and any doubts you surely had about the game have firmly been put to bed.

We have previously told you about the first review for Arkham City, which came from the Official PlayStation Magazine, but now we have what will perhaps be perceived as a much more ‘neutral’ review, which comes courtesy of Game Informer.

First of all, we can tell you that the publication has once again given Batman: Arkham City a perfect 10/10 score, meaning that out of the two reviews we’ve covered so far, both have awarded the Arkham Asylum sequel with maximum points.

The review is available to read to those who pick up the latest edition of the gaming magazine, but for those that are looking for a sneak peek, here is a snippet of their review, courtesy of GamingEverything:

“Gotham City is lavishly detailed with dark hues and soaring architecture. Most of the central story missions take place indoors in environments that are just as striking. The museum is particularly impressive.”

With that in mind, it’s easy to assume that Batman Arkham is going to be one of the best games of the year to own on the PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, but how good will the game actually be when compared to the likes of Skyrim, MW3, BF3 and Uncharted 3 which all release shortly? Momentum is slowly gathering on the fact that Rocksteady may have a contender for G.O.T.Y (Game of the Year) with Arkham City, which would mean yet more awards for the developer after Arkham Asylum received a Spike and BAFTA award for its efforts.

As good as Arkham City inevitably is, do you think it is worthy of an early G.O.T.Y tagline already? Are critics starting to get a bit carried away with the whole ‘G.O.T.Y’ moniker, as the title is seen as one of the most prestigious out there, yet nobody has had a chance to play it yet. Give us your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I don’t think GoTY matters anyway. With so many amazing games out/coming, the best game of the year will vary by person. 

Portal 2, DE: Human Revolution, Forza 4, Fifa 12, Skyward Sword, Batman, Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Dark Souls, LittleBigPlanet 2, Xenoblade, Star Wars Old Republic, NBA 2K12, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and more… 

Joan M Almonte

all i can say is Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Skyrim will be the GOTYs but only one will be the top most wins


Can’t say till I’ve played all of them, but I don’t think the military shooters that merely do single player as a quick afterthought (read; COD MW3: BF3) will ever get my vote as Game of the Year. They may be awesome, and I do love them… but they are too “Me too” at this point.   I think it will come down to Skyrim and A.C.  


From what I’ve seen the game looks incredible, game of the year certainly isn’t out of the question. guess we’ll have to wait and see

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