By DCE Editorial Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Unless you’ve been under a rock you’ve heard by now that BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY has hit store shelves and is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  What you may not realize is that the game’s reviews are outstanding and it has been recognized by many press outlets as one of the best games of the year.  Take a look: MSNBC - Score: 10 out of 10 - “Batman: Arkham City has great combat, beautiful graphics and an excellent story that takes ownership of the Batman lore just as much as any of the comic books or the movies have.” Associated Press - Score: 3.5 out of 4 - “Everything about the much-hyped ‘Batman: Arkham City’ is bigger, bolder and crazier than its critically acclaimed predecessor.” Wired - Score: 9 out of 10 - “one of the year’s finest games” IGN - Score: 9.5 out of 10 - “…Batman: Arkham City is a brilliant game.” GameSpot - Score: 9 out of 10 - “thrilling and unforgettable” GameTrailers - Score: 9.3 out of 10 - “Simply put, if you admire painstakingly-realized worlds rich with secrets and game mechanics that never cease to surprise you, then you owe it to yourself to experience Arkham City.” GamesRadar - Score: 10 out of 10 - “Batman: Arkham Asylum was the greatest superhero game of all time. The sequel, Batman: Arkham City, is five times bigger and about a billion times better. You do the math.” - Score: 5 out of 5 - “Batman: Arkham City is one of the greatest games ever made. Period.” Game Informer - Score: 10 out of 10 - “The best licensed video game ever made.” GamePro - Score: 5 out of 5 - “the game that Gotham City deserves, and a must own for Bat-fans.” Joystiq - Score: 4.5 out of 5 - “the game that Gotham City deserves, and a must own for Bat-fans.” 1UP - Score: A - “an experience rivaled by few others.” Destructoid - Score: 8.5 out of 10 - “It is just too damn fun to be The Bat.” GiantBomb - Score: 5 out of 5 - “Getting another chance to use Batman's considerable combat talents as you engage in one of the best fighting systems going today is a joy.” And here are a few notable quotables on the game:
  • “Arkham City is the finest comic book video game ever to slip into spandex.” – New York Times
  • “The range of activities makes it one of the best games of the year.” – ABC TechBytes
  • Arkham City build[s] a richer and more satisfying experience on the sturdy foundation of 2009’s Arkham Asylum. –
  • “Addictive, curiously thoughtful, vividly realized and darkly funny, it’s a feast for comic book fans, and an expansively mythmaking new addition in the Caped Crusader canon. –, A-
  • “There are more gadgets, villains, enemies and challenges for players to enjoy, but it's Rocksteady Games' unwavering faithfulness to Batman and his portrayal that makes Arkham City one of this year's best games.” – USA Today Game Hunters, 4/4
  • “Plot, combat and the design of the world all come together to make this our early pick for game of the year.” –, 10/10
  • “Batman: Arkham City is as close to perfect as games get.” – The Daily, 10/10
  • “Arkham City isn’t just a great sequel, or a great superhero game; it’s also one of the best action games on Xbox 360. –, 10/10
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and kick some Arkham City butt with this outstanding new game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

(DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, Rocksteady Studios Game Director Sefton Hill and Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY at the game's Times Square launch event.)