developer: Travellerís Tales / TT Games
publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2
Another game set in a universe build of LEGO bricks. This time the player assumes the role of Batman Ė a popular super hero, who has to save Gotham City from the villainous Lex Luthor and Joker. On his quest he is aided by his indispensable companion Robin. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for PC, X360 and etc. also features other characters known from DC Comics.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes†for PC, X360 and etc. continues the series of games in which popular movies are reinvented within worlds built of LEGO bricks. After adapting the last two parts of Harry Potter, the developers decided to return to a franchise they had already used once. The Dark Knight has first appeard as a LEGO figurine in 2008 in the game called LEGO Batman: The Videogame.
The second installment is not much different from its predecessor. Of course, the graphics was slightly improved and a couple of new functions were added, but the overall gameplay remained unchanged. The player takes control of the eponymous super hero and travels across in-game locations, beats up enemies encountered on the way, and solves logic puzzles prepared by developers. In his war against rampant villains in Gotham City he is accompanied by his faithful companion Robin. However, the two of them are not the only playable characters in the game. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also features many other heroes known from DC Comics graphic novels. Among them there are e.g. Superman, Wonder Woman, or Green Lantern. Each has an array of unique skills, which greatly enrich gameplay.
What is new for the series, is the free exploration of Gotham City, which is a relatively large world. In there, the authors hid a lot of secret objects and opponents, who just wait to try their skills in a fight with Batman.
The team at Travellerís Tales put much effort to provide players with interesting, diverse experience. Throughout the adventure you can take up the wheel of several of Bat vehicles, including the famous Batmobile. You can also make use of a selection of gadgets and outfits, which are absolutely essential to any super hero. Across in-game levels you can find loads of secrets, collectibles, side quests, and other extra content that adds to the gameís fun factor and provides additional hours of gameplay.
Of course, the game would not be complete without the two-player split-screen co-op mode. After all, this is one of the elements that made LEGO games so popular worldwide.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for PC, X360 and etc. retains the specific humor characteristic of the series. It also contains the usual cut-scenes. In this installment, however, silly mumbling and grunts gave way to real dialogues recored by professional actors.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 2.7 GHz, 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 GT or better), 10 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7