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Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight

Action 23 June 2015

The fourth installment in the action game series, featuring the titular comic book superhero. The game was developed by Rocksteady, the studio which had previously worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The plot depicts the next chapter of Batman’s adventures. This time, the hero must face Scarecrow, who successfully terrorized Gotham City. A coalition has also formed against the Dark Knight, composed of extremely dangerous criminals such as Penguin or Harley Quinn, and led by the eponymous Arkham Knight. The developers have remained faithful to previously proven solutions and gameplay mechanics. However, several changes have also been implemented, such as the ability to knock out several enemies at once. A brand new feature is the introduction of the famous Batmobile, which can be used to traverse the virtual Gotham.

Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City

Action 18 October 2011

A sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum. Just like its predecessor, the game was produced by British studio Rocksteady in cooperation with Warner Bros. Interactive. The story campaign in Batman: Arkham City is set several months after the events of the first game. An old district of Gotham City was walled off and the most dangerous criminals were put inside. Afraid that the situation is getting out of control, Batman tries to stop the wrongdoers before it is too late. Gameplay mechanics combines elements of action with beat’em up game. As compared with the first installment, Batman: Arkham City gives players much greater freedom when it comes to exploration of the game’s open world and carrying out the missions.

Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins

Action 16 October 2013

The third entry in the series of spectacular action games with Batman. It was developed by WB Games Montreal (which previously prepared the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City) and published by the Warner Bros. company. The story of Batman: Arkham Origins shows the beginning of Batman’s career, taking inspiration from the comic books Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. As the protagonist, we face Black Mask and his hired thugs. Like in the previous games from the Batman: Arkham series, gameplay combines features of a fighting game with shooter and stealth elements. Additionally, the creators included some innovations, like a built-in system of challenges.

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Action 25 August 2009

A dark action game starring the popular comic book superhero. Batman: Arkham Asylum was made by the Rocksteady developer studio, makers of Urban Chaos: Riot Response. The game's story revolves around Batman's struggle against the Joker. After capturing the villain, Bat transports the captive to titular psychiatric hospital. After they arrive, everything turns out to be a part of the Joker's intricately hatched plan, and the hero has to face the most dangerous thugs imprisoned there (Victor Zsasz, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and others). The gameplay consists of fighting using several spectacular combos, as well as clever bat-gadgets. Batman: Arkham Asylum is powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Action 11 November 2014

Another installment in the popular arcade game series from the LEGO brand. It is also the third game depicting the adventures of the legendary hero from the DC universe. It was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for many other productions in the LEGO series. The story focuses on the struggle between the Justice League, led by Batman and other comic superheroes — and a villain called Brainiac who wants to shrink our planet and include into his disgraceful collection. The game will take us from the streets of Gotham City into space and other, not yet visited, regions of the DC universe. The gameplay mechanics are based on proven solutions, although some novelties were introduced as well. Among the latter, we can find the simultaneous use of various abilities, hacking mini-games, as well as levels where we operate a space fighter or in zero gravity.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Action 19 June 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions familiar to the fans of the original game, combining elements of an action game and a 3D platformer. The developers of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also provided a large area for players to explore and ransack in search of dozens of collectibles.

LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Batman: The Videogame

Action 23 September 2008

Another production by Traveller's Tales, blending the world of the Danish bricks with the universe of Batman, known from comics and movies. As you play as the eponymous hero, accompanied by his sidekicks, your task is to fight the chaos unleashed upon the streets of Gotham by such villains as the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face. The gameplay focuses on exploring the LEGO brick world, fighting enemies, and solving simple puzzles. You can play LEGO Batman: The Video game in a co-op mode with a friend; apart from Bruce Wayne's friends (such as Robin or Alfred), you can also choose from a range of villains, which also allows the players to fight each other. Regardless of platform (the game was released for PC Windows as well as stationary and portable consoles), the game features pleasant visuals.

Batman: Return to Arkham
Batman: Return to Arkham

Action 18 October 2016

A compilation of two remastered versions of action-adventure games from the Batman: Arkham series with all DLC packs. The refreshed versions were created by Virtuos, a company which previously created other remastered games. Batman: Return to Arkham consists of two games: Batman: Arkham Asylum from 2009 and Batman: Arkham City from 2011. The first title takes place in a mental facility taken over by Joker and other villains. The second part takes place in an isolated district in which especially dangerous criminals were locked. Both games have open locations and action-based mechanics. What’s characteristic for the series is spectacular combat based on combo system – the longer the series of attacks, the stronger the hero’s hits. Batman also has access to technologically advanced gadgets which are used not only for combat, but for traveling through the game world and for solving riddles as well. The games featured in Batman: Return to Arkham compilation offer improved graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Batman: The Telltale Series
Batman: The Telltale Series

Adventure 02 August 2016

Another episodic adventure game developed by the experienced American studio Telltale Games, who had produced many highly acclaimed video games based on famous films, books, and comic books, such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Batman: A Telltale Game Series takes you into the grim city of Gotham, however, unlike Rocksteady’s popular action game series, Telltale Games’ production focuses on Bruce Wayne himself, showing his moral dilemmas and the burden imposed on him by the constant fight against corruption and crime. In terms of gameplay the title does not stray far from the studio’s previous productions. As always, the key element of gameplay is making tough choices that influence the way the story unfolds – and not just within one chapter but across the entire season.

Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within
Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within

Adventure 08 August 2017

The second season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which debuted in 2016. In this adventure game by Telltale Games (the developers of such titles as The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series) the player follows the dark story of Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego. This time Batman has to challenge both Joker and Riddler as well as a merciless federal agent who has just came to the city of Gotham. The story is split into five episodes, the first one of which launched in August 2017. In the game you get to explore small locations, talk to characters met there, play through QTE sequences and, of course, make difficult moral decisions that determine how the story unfolds. Batman: The Telltale Series - The Enemy Within features actors that made the appearance in the first game. Batman is starred by Troy Baker, while his arch-nemesis Joker by Anthony Ingruber.

Batman: Arkham Collection
Batman: Arkham Collection

Action 06 September 2019

A collection of three Batman games in the cult Arkham series from Rocksteady Games. The productions offer three different storylines, though merging into one plot, as well as an extensive gameplay model, including exploration of the open world, sneaking around and fighting with enemies.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - The Deluxe Edition
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - The Deluxe Edition

Action 25 October 2013

A spin-off installment to the Warner Bros.’ Batman: Arkham series, initially developed for handheld consoles. The story follows the plot of Batman: Arkham Origins, giving us the opportunity to experience more of Batman’s adventures from before when he became the Dark Knight. The action is set in the eponymous Blackgate prison, where Batman has to quell an inmate riot. Arkham Origins Blackgate is a classical beat ‘em up fighting game. We observe the events from a side view and have a limited ability to move in third dimension. The gameplay focuses on exploration, fighting regular opponents and bosses, as well as interactions with characters and environment. As usual, Batman has a wide variety of characteristic gadgets at his disposal. The game also offers detective and predator modes, known from the previous installments in the series.

LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Dimensions

Arcade 27 September 2015

Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge
Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Action 29 May 2012

Harley Quinn's Revenge is a DLC supplement to Batman: Arkham City that provides two hours of fun. It allows, among other things, to get to know an additional thread related to Joker's helper and to visit several new locations.

Injustice 2: Legendary Edition
Injustice 2: Legendary Edition

Fighting 27 March 2018

An upgraded version of Injustice 2. The authors have added all the heroes (previously available in the form of DLC), increased the level cap, as well as introduced an extensive tutorial.

Batman: Vengeance
Batman: Vengeance

Action 11 September 2001

Batman's latest adaptation of his adventures, based on a series of films rather than comic stories, in which the hero and defender of Gotham City becomes the target of another dark conspiracy.

Batman: Arkham VR
Batman: Arkham VR

Adventure 13 October 2016

A detective adventure game with arcade elements, created with PlayStation 4 and virtual reality sets in mind. The title is a spin-off of a popular series of action games created by Rocksteady. The action of Batman: Arkham VR takes place in a famous DC comic book universe, with the players assuming the role of the titular superhero, who takes it upon himself to solve the case of mysterious murders and stop the conspiracy that threatens Dark Knight’s closest allies. The whole game revolves around subsequent detective challenges, in which the players have to employ a set of handy gadgets to analyze locations in search of evidence or clues, interrogate witnesses, and form certain conclusions based on gathered information. The events are seen from a first-person perspective, while the developers made sure that the players can immerse themselves into Batman’s persona (e.g. by having the player put on the trademark costume personally).

Batman: Arkham Underworld
Batman: Arkham Underworld

Strategy 14 July 2016

A spin-off to the bestselling Batman game series that started in 2009 and is expanded ever since by Warner Bros. This installment is a mobile strategy game in which the player faces the Dark Knight himself and other law enforcers in Gotham city while trying to transform the metropolis into an actual criminal den. During the game the player assumes the role of a mafia boss who intends to become the king of Gotham City’s criminal underworld. As the game progress, the player is building and improving hideouts, recruiting new criminals and disciplining them so that they follow his orders. Due to player’s actions, the city becomes closer and closer to becoming the most dangerous place in the world. Supervillains known from the Batman universe help the player achieve his goals. Among them there are Harley Quinn, the Riddler and Killer Croc. What’s interesting, if the player’s criminal empire becomes large enough, he has the possibility to eliminate Batman himself.

Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter of Family
Batman: Arkham Knight - Batgirl: A Matter of Family

Action 21 July 2015

The first story DLC for the game Batman: Arkham Knight, developed by WB Games Montreal, the creators of e.g. the first installment in the series. The story takes place before Arkham Asylum. You play as Batgirl, who, together with Robin, sets out to rescue Commissioner Gordon, kidnapped by the Joker. During the game you visit a brand new location of Seagate Amusement Park, built on an oil platform. This is where you fight Joker's mooks and face new main quests and side quests. Since Batgirl is not as strong as Batman, but possesses incredible hacking skills, the gameplay is slightly different from that in the core game. You can, however, switch between characters to use their unique abilities when necessary.

Batman Begins
Batman Begins

Action 14 June 2005

Batman Begins is an action game developed by Eurocom, telling the story of Bruce Wayne's first period as Batman. Of course, the scenario of the game was developed on the basis of the plot of the film, which under the same title went to cinemas in June 2005.

Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart

Action 22 April 2014

A several-hours long story DLC included in the Season Pass to the action game Batman: Arkham Origins released in 2013. Just like the original game, the expansion was developed by WB Games Montreal. The story of Cold, Cold Heart features Batman’s trying to stop Mr. Freeze — one of the super villains from the original comic books — whose actions threaten lives of guests at the New Year’s Eve "Humanitarian of the Year" gala. In terms of gameplay, Cold, Cold Heart copies the mechanics used in Batman: Arkham Origins, therefore we get to freely traverse open locations, solve environmental puzzles, sneak into guarded rooms, and fight powerful opponents using high-tech gadgets. A novelty introduced in the expansion is the new version of Batman’s suit that enables the hero to operate under extremely low temperatures. In order to enjoy the contents of Cold, Cold Heart you have to have the original game installed. As for the graphics, DLC uses the same technology as Batman: Arkham Origin, that is Unreal Engine 3.

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

Fighting 07 December 2011

Created for users of mobile platforms spin-off version of the best-selling series about Batman, developed since 2009 by Rocksteady studio. In the game we face a gang of villains led by the cunning Joker who, after escaping from the hospital in Arkham, sows fear in the streets of the city. Unlike the fully fledged parts of the cycle, the gameplay focuses entirely on the fight, but implemented in a simplified style.

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu

Action 16 October 2003

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu is a spectacular action game about spectacular hand-to-hand combat with numerous opponents. This is another electronic-entertainment product in which the title character is cast by the famous Dark Knight, known for his comics, TV cartoons and feature-length cinema films.

Batman: Justice Unbalanced
Batman: Justice Unbalanced

Adventure 01 December 2003

An adventure-logical game prepared by Riverdeep specialists for the youngest computer users. It allows children to take part in a fascinating fight between two superheroes known from fairy tales and comics, i.e. Batman and Robin, with two equally famous black characters, such as Mr. Two Faces and Penguin.

Batman: Toxic Chill
Batman: Toxic Chill

Adventure 01 October 2003

Batman: Toxic Chill (pol. Batman: Toxic Cold) is the second game with the title superhero in the lead role, directed definitely to younger computer users (children aged 7 to 10 years).

Batman: Dark Tomorrow
Batman: Dark Tomorrow

Action 18 March 2003

A dynamic arcade game in which we play the role of the eponymous superhero and set off on the streets of Gotham City. Several different levels to overcome.