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Batman: Arkham City

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Overall 7

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

2 September 2013
  • Summary: For most of this generation, Nintendo existed as its own entity in the market. The Wii couldn't match the technical prowess of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while third-party publishers famously struggled when attempting to bring their wares to the system. As a result, the Wii's library remained anomalous and, to the eyes of some gamers, less than special.
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Overall 10

Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition review

Wii's World
28 January 2013
  • Summary: The best superhero game of all time just got better.
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Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Nintendo Wii U)

Diehard GameFAN
6 January 2013
  • Summary: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition may be twenty dollars more than the GOTY Edition for the PS3 and 360, but it’s the version I would definitely recommend to people who still haven’t picked up some version of this award winning title. The graphics are a little weaker than in other versions, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. Good-bye pause screens and hello to a more real-time immersive experience.
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Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition (Wii U) Review

17 December 2012
Overall 9

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Review

Cheat Code Central
3 December 2012
Overall 10

Combative Dark Knight game has some blood and death.

Common Sense Media
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is a darker and more violent side to Batman. He inflicts pain on enemies with kicks, punches, acrobatic moves, melee and range weapon, and gadgets; and if Batman fails to save innocent civilians, they could die. Along with violence and a bit of blood, the game also has some sexual references and suggestive imagery, profanity, and some references to alcohol and smoking.
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Overall 9

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Nintendo World Report
24 November 2012
  • Summary: The Dark Knight has his handy gadgets, and now you have yours.
  • Pros: All of the DLC from other systems is on disc, Amazing story, Lots to do in the city, Some GamePad implementation, Stealthily taking out baddies has never been more fun
  • Cons: Ran into some technical problems, Some GamePad implementation, Sometimes the city feels unnecessarily large
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Overall 9

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition review

19 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Batman: Arkham Asylum raised the bar for comic books-based games and developer Rocksteady improved on that formula immensely with last year’s Batman: Arkham City for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The open world epic tested the Caped Crusader like never before, and the end result was an instant classic.
  • Pros: Outstanding gameplay still holds up, Sporadically creative uses of the GamePad, One of the better Wii U launch ports
  • Cons: Most GamePad features are unneeded, Batman and Catwoman have silly new armor, Not the best version of the game
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Overall 10

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Review (Wii U)

12 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Batman: Arkham City is a fantastic game, and everyone should play it. I would say that if you have/plan on getting a Wii U, don't own another version of the game, and appreciate all the DLC then this is the go-to version for you. Otherwise you should probably look into AC's counterparts on other consoles; not only can you pick it up cheap and used this way, but you can pick and choose what DLC you buy.
  • Pros: The game itself has always been great, even without the frills associated with the Wii U version. It follows Batman during one of his worst nights ever as he tries to deal with being trapped in a city-sized high-security prison controlled by Dr. Strange. Basically everything about the game smacks of quality, and while the story is a little simplistic and flawed, the combat and ease of using Batman's gadgetry more than makes up for it. That's pretty much all I'll say a...
  • Cons: As much as this version of the game has to offer, my extensive experience with the 360 version has given me insight into a few of its flaws. On the Wii U the framerate seems occasionally dodgy, sometimes hanging for a second or two even when there is no apparent loading. Some textures seem to be downgraded as well, and the character models in particular don't seem to maintain the same quality that they had on the 360 version. These differences are piddly, I grant you;...
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Overall 8

Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition Review | The Wii U's Opening Batsman

9 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: It’s great to see Batman appear on Wii U and Armoured Edition makes fine use of the gamepad, however porting issues and gimmicky controls do muddy the waters ever so slightly.
  • Pros: It’s still awesome old Arkham City, It’s a bargain package, containing all DLC and extras, Wii U functionality is clever, especially the constant second-screen map and off-TV play
  • Cons: Sluggish framerate, Game struggles with lots of activity., Most Wii U functionality is just gimmicky and won’t be used much.
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