What's the best Batman: Arkham _ game?

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Poll What's the best Batman: Arkham _ game? (23 votes)

Batman: Arkham Asylum 30%
Batman: Arkham City 35%
Batman: Arkham Origins 4%
Batman: Arkham Knight 30%

Looking to finish playing one of these games (I started but never finished) in an attempt to lessen my giant backlog of unplayed or partially played games.

So, which one?

I remember liking the idea of Origins but for some reason it did not have the same feeling. Asylum might be a bit dated at this point and kind of small.

Don't remember much of City, and Knight seemed OK but maybe a bit too much emphasis on the open world and Batmobile.

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#1 rmpumper  Online
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Knight > City > Origins > Asylum for me.

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#2 mrbojangles25
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@rmpumper: Right on, I'll go and finish Arkham Knight up.

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#3 GalvatronType_R
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5. Spider Man Miles Morales - the best Arkham game

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#4  Edited By warmblur
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For me on a personal level it's origins because of the boss fights and Christmas setting.

It also has one of the best CGI trailers ever made IMO.

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#5 Speeny
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Arkham Knight for me. Followed by City and then Asylum. (Never played Origins.)

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#6  Edited By judaspete
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I'm curious to hear people's thoughts as I've only played City. I will say, City is great. It's open-world, but on a small enough scale that it doesn't feel bloated. Rests somewhere between an open-world, and hub-world with dungeons. I think a lot of games would benefit from adopting that design, instead of just always going bigger. Actually finished it without getting bored, which doesn't usually happen with me and open-world games.

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@warmblur: Hmmm maybe I will give that one a try first. I do remember it being a bit more interesting. Isn't like every Batman character essentially in that game?

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#8 mrbojangles25
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@judaspete said:

I'm curious to hear people's thoughts as I've only played City. I will say, City is great. It's open-world, but on a small enough scale that it doesn't feel bloated. Rests somewhere between an open-world, and hub-world with dungeons. I think a lot of games would benefit from adopting that design, instead of just always going bigger. Actually finished it without getting bored, which doesn't usually happen with me and open-world games.

Feel the same way. I'm one of the few people (it seems that way, at least) that liked Dragon Age: Inquisition, and that's one of the major reasons why: each level was just large enough to not feel cramped, but it was filled with all kinds of details. Dungeons, caves, forts, castles, wilderness...was the perfect semi-open world level design.

Bigger isn't always better, and sometimes less is more.

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#9 warmblur
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@mrbojangles25 said:

@warmblur: Hmmm maybe I will give that one a try first. I do remember it being a bit more interesting. Isn't like every Batman character essentially in that game?

Pretty much yeah.

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IMO City and Knight are the best of the Arkham games. They have great stories (much better than Arkham Asylum) and excellent open world settings.

If you're only going to play 1 or 2 of them I'd start with City.

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#11 Solaryellow
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All of them are quality games but I'd least prefer playing Asylum (although good) because what came after seemed to greatly improve upon the excellence of the freshman entry. There's something about Origins with the empty, snowy holiday city basically at a standstill minus criminal activity.

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#12 GNS
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City felt the most "wow" to me, however, I'd rate Asylum above it simply because it was very easy to get the riddler trophies and kick the riddler's ass there. The only Batman game where I bothered collecting his shit.

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#13  Edited By Silentchief
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City-Knight-Asylum-Orgins.

I would have picked Knight to be number 1 but it had to much Batmobile and no good boss battles.

Origins is also a really good game now but at the time of release it was broken and unplayable.

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#14 blamix
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I enjoyed all of em, but Arkham City is my fave

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Origins for me cause of it being a prequel to the Arkham Asylum/City.

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@silentchief: I remember I bought it and it locked up my PS3. Had to get a digital copy to finish the game.

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Asylum for being a tight experience without all the fluff and padding of an ubigame.

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#18 Ezekiel43
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The Arkham games are good games, but bad Batman games. We will never have a good Batman game.

City > Knight > Asylum > Origins

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#19 BlackAceZero777
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@mrbojangles25: Hey! I see someone else is a fan of Legion.

For me, I would say it depends on what we are talking about: story or gameplay. I think the story in City is great and is worth a playthrough, and while I personally like Knight, I think its gameplay could be a more stronger aspect for others playing it. I think starting with City is the best bet, and if you find that you like the game, then move on to Knight.