Aside from possibly Spider-Man, no other superhero has seen as many video games over the years than Batman. Ever since the advent of home gaming, there have been Batman video games, and there have been some real stinkers and some real awesome ones as well. Below you’ll find our choices of the ten best Caped Crusader games ever.
Arkham City is important in that not only is it the best Batman game ever made, it was proof that a really amazing “AAA” Batman game could be made. Where the sequel adopted a more open-world setting, the original game being limited to the Asylum created some amazing Metroid-style gameplay that disappeared a little from the sequel. Including the best Batman and Joker voice actors ever just made the game even more amazing.
Arkham Asylum’s sequel took everything that made the first game so good and made it bigger. The only knock someone could place against it was that the open world setting did change the gameplay slightly and at times it felt a bit less focused than the sometimes claustrophobic Asylum, but it deserves a spot right alongside the original as an equally perfect Batman game.
Arkham City: Lockdown
If you take Infinity Blade, put Batman in it, and have it developed by Mortal Kombat studio Netherrealm you get one of the best mobile games on the market… and it has Batman in it! With unlocks and some great extras, the mobile version of Arkham City is perfectly designed for a mobile touch screen, while still providing enough stuff to do while on the go.
Batman Returns (SNES)
Konami’s movie tie-in of Batman Returns on the SNES may have been a Final Fight-style beat-em-up, but it ended up being the best of the Batman Returns game and pretty memorable. From the ability to slam an enemy into the background to the game’s presentation and good reproduction of Danny Elfman’s score, the game created fond memories for Batman fans who owned a SNES at the time.
When the Genesis originally came out, the SNES wasn’t quite on Nintendo’s radar and they were competing against the 8-bit NES. The Batman game on the NES couldn’t possibly compete graphically against Sunsoft’s graphically rich Batman game that at the time wowed people.
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