After two delays, developer Rocksteady and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are finally ready to release Batman: Arkham Knight on June 23.
Critics already got a chance to play the game before release and publish their reviews, and so far the general consensus is that Batman: Arkham Knight is an excellent game.
The most criticized part of the game is the sections requiring players to use the Batmobile, which is a new addition to the series.
Check out a sampling of review scores and editor opinions below. And be sure to visit GameSpot sister site Metacritic for even more on the game’s critical reception.
- Game: Batman: Arkham Knight
- Developer: Rocksteady Studios
- Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
- Release Date: June 23
- Price: $60
GameSpot — 7/10
“Arkham Knight is constantly trying to justify the Batmobile’s presence, forcing it upon you at nearly every opportunity.” – Kevin VanOrd [Full review]
IGN — 9.2/10
“The addition of tank combat thematically clashes with everything Batman stands for, but it is fun, and having access to the Batmobile for the first time gives us a new world of possibilities for interacting with Gotham City. Arkham Knight is an outstanding game on almost every level” – Dan Stapleton [Full review]
Polygon — 10/10
“After Arkham Knight, Batman has been perfected — and the end result is the best game of this console generation.” – Justin McElroy [Full review]
Batman: Arkham Knight — 9.5/10
“Rocksteady built a special experience that dazzles with its cleverness, intelligence, and ability to shift from kick-ass Batman moments to emotional gut punches to scenes stripped straight from some of Batman’s greatest comic book stories. Lock yourself away, avoid social media and friends, and finish this game. You won’t want this one spoiled for you.” – Andrew Reiner [Full review]
USGamer — 4/5
“Rocksteady absolutely nailed the feeling of being Batman and Arkham Knight only increases the scope of the original games. Yes, I got annoyed, but the moment-to-moment play of Batman: Arkham Knight is still amazing. If you’ve saved the Asylum and cleaned up the City, it’s worth finishing the Knight off.” – Mike Williams [Full review]
GamesRadar+ — 4/5
“An ambitious and successful end to Rocksteady’s trilogy, with a standard-setting open world you must experience. A superior main story and less Batmobile combat would’ve made a huge difference.” – Sam Roberts [Full review]