Batman: Arkham (series)

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Batman: Arkham
Arkham logo.jpg
Basic Information
Rocksteady Studios, WB Montreal
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Science-Fiction, Fantasy
Action-Adventure, Stealth
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

The Batman: Arkham series is a series of action-adventure video games created by Rocksteady Studios. The whole series has been published by Warner Bros. The entire series allows the player to play as the superhero Batman, and take control of his gadgets and moves in order to fight famous criminals from the comics such as Joker, Riddler and Black Mask.

Setting[edit | edit source]

The Batman: Arkham series takes place either in Gotham City or the surrounding area. The main protagonist and primary playable character is the superhero Batman, and each game follows the vigilante as he faces powerful enemies that threaten Gotham. Common enemies include the Joker, his girlfriend and sidekick Harley Quinn, gangsters Two-Face and the Penguin, and the narcissistic Riddler. The games also delve into the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne, which is often brought to the surface through the course of events.

The series is centered around capturing the full Batman experience, and as such sticks closely to the source material.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Batman: Arkham is an action-adventure video game series, with the Batman being the primary (if not sole) playable character in all entries.

Combat[edit | edit source]

There are two forms of combat: "FreeFlow" and "Predator". FreeFlow combat in used in melee combat scenarios, while Predator combat is largely reserved for stealth gameplay.

Games[edit | edit source]

Main Series[edit | edit source]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Batman: Arkham has received praise and accolades from critics, who have praised the games for introducing Batman into the mature video game medium. The games are often cited as the most successful execution of superhero video games.