The Dark Knight stands ready on the cover of our latest issue – which is out now in print, on iPad, Google Play and Zinio, – as Rocksteady puts the finishing touches to Arkham Knight, signalling the end its eight-year spanning Batman trilogy. We visit the studio and go hands-on with the game in our ten-page cover feature. It’s also time for… Continue reading
There’s something of Burnout in Arkham Knight’s vision of Gotham City. It’s there in the brittle roadside infrastructure, and in road widths that have been calibrated for a big car to turn on a dime. Of course, here that car can only be the Batmobile, which careens so assuredly through the city’s sodden streets that… Continue reading
Rocksteady has done for Batman videogames what Christopher Nolan once did for the Dark Knight at the movies. Just as the British director’s rebooted film trilogy added critical kudos to Batman’s undoubted and enduring box office appeal, London studio Rocksteady’s Arkham adventures have, after years of disappointments, done DC’s property true justice in videogame form…. Continue reading
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag can easily see you through to the new year with its heaving open-world of missions and quests. You could put hours into Arkham Origins over the winter weeks, too, hunting for all the snowbound secrets and swooping down on rampaging thugs. Then there’s Grand Theft Auto V, with its generous… Continue reading
Batman protests when Commissioner Gordon suggests he might be a murderer. “That’s not how I do things,” he growls. But it is how he does things; he’s killed three or four people this very Christmas Eve, all because Warner Bros Games Montreal has given him a device that can suspend hoodlums from gargoyles placed just… Continue reading
“One night to kill the bat”. Black Mask’s challenge to the Gotham City underworld is short, simple and echoed by the economy of NeatherRealm’s spin-off. A one-on-one beat ‘em up with a carousel of enemies in each short stage, Arkham Origins’ gameplay is a mixture of realtime and turn-based combat that requires you to tap… Continue reading
One of Rocksteady’s less celebrated achievements, alongside making The Dark Knight a menacing yet thrillingly vulnerable videogame protagonist, is that it fashioned a pair of games that make for surprisingly good companion pieces. Arkham Asylum’s crumbling, narrow corridors perfectly suit a tightly focused game about Batman the stealthy predator. Arkham City lacks that potency but… Continue reading
A series of assassins are after Batman in Arkham Origins.
Batman battles with Deathstroke in the latest trailer – watch it here.
The assassin villain to play a role in Arkham Origins.