7 Must-Play Batman Video Games for Fans of the Dark Knight

7 Must-Play Batman Video Games for Fans of the Dark Knight
Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

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Batman is one of the most beloved superheroes in the world of comics, besides having a wide fame thanks to his movies and video games. In this sense, we are going to stay in this last point, that is to say, the electronic leisure.

We are going to delve into his digital adventures -which are not few- to tell you 7 Batman videogames that you must play.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

For us, the best Batman videogame ever created. Batman: Arkham Asylum is a true marvel in all its sections, from its incredible graphics with that dark atmosphere to its story inside the Arkham asylum. To this we had to add then how well it mixed the platformer touch with stealth phases, puzzles and, above all, action.

On this last point in particular, this installment put on the map a combat system that is now internalized in dozens of different video games. Asylum is the perfect mix between all possible sections. It’s great.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)

LEGO video games are very recognizable, since the differences between them are not that big. However, the important thing in these productions is that the universe they try to recreate mimics well with the LEGO pieces. In the specific case of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, this is achieved in a spectacular way.

If we have put the second part instead of the first is because the work of TT Games bets on an open world that suits him wonderfully. Everything comes to life thanks to the jokes, the DC characters that appear and a fun story.

Batman: Arkham City (2013)

After the incredible work Rocksteady did with Asylum, the developers set out to go even further with Batman: Arkham City. This installment of the superhero reworked what was seen in the first part by giving us more freedom than ever, with more combat options, mobility in the environment, better technical performance, etc.

Going further in all these aspects made it stand out among all players. While it didn’t make as much of an impact as Asylum because it wasn’t the first, this installment is everything you could ask for from a sequel.

Batman Returns (1992)

Many of us grew up during the 90s with Tim Burton’s Batman movies -here’s one of them-. To take advantage of the success of Batman Returns, a video game of the same name was also launched from the film’s ecosystem, recreating the story of the big screen.

As a curiosity, it happened something very common in those days, which is that not all versions are the same. For example, the SEGA version is more platformer than action, while the Nintendo version is more beat’em up. We want to stay with the latter. You can see it in this video.

Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)

The closing of the trilogy of Arkham games developed by Rocksteady. This Batman: Arkham Knight bets more than ever on an open world within the universe of the bat, with a dreamy graphics (on new consoles already), good combat system and a story that put the finishing touch.

That it is the weakest of the Arkham trilogy does not exempt that it is a huge game that must be played yes or yes.

Injustice (2013)

Here we are cheating a bit, since this video game is not about Batman as such, but it does incorporate the character in a playable way in a spectacular way. We are talking about Injustice, the fighting videogame created by Warner Bros. that has DC characters as protagonists.

Both Injustice 1 and Injustice 2 have Batman faithfully recreated. His combos and gadgets are present, not to mention the incredible recreation of his entire environment. Looking forward to a third part.

Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)

We are defenders of Batman: Arkham Origins, even though Warner Bros. itself does not want to pamper it. Of all the Arkham videogames released, this is the only one not developed by Rocksteady. Being the black sheep of the family has caused it to be excluded from compilations or treated with affection, but the reality is that it is a really good game.

This installment is a prequel to the original trilogy of which we have already spoken before. It keeps all the hallmarks of the saga with a remarkable reinterpretation of some points. Go for it without fear. Don’t listen to Warner.

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Nacho Requena Molina

Nacho Requena Molina

Journalist specialized in videogames and technology. Almost two decades dedicated to it.

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