GAME REVIEW: Revving the Batmobile for next installment

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT

Release Date: June 23 (worldwide)

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros

Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewer: Nicholas Reynolds

Verdict: 4 stars 

 

 

BATMAN: Arkham Knight has shed a brilliant bright light on the dark night.

The long-awaited release, Arkham Knight is the third and final instalment in Rocksteady Studio's take on the classic comic-book world of Batman, Gotham and the various criminal networks that run wild through the city.

BETTER: The Batmobile adds a new dimension in Arkham Knight.
BETTER: The Batmobile adds a new dimension in Arkham Knight. Contributed

This is the fitting conclusion to the epic trilogy with promises of "this is how it happened - this is how Batman died".

As was Evident in 2009's Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady Studios has developed a reputation for interesting and engaging story-telling, and this reputation is upheld in this new release.

The best part about this game is the Batmobile has been introduced for the first time. It's got two modes - pursuit and engage, which, at the flick of a button, transforms the Batmobile into a tank of sorts.

The horror of failure tests Batman at major points throughout the gripping storyline.

With breath-taking open world scenery, Arkham Knight makes us feel as though we have stepped directly into this superhero's polished rubber boots.

Batman: Arkham Knight is available now for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.


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