Batman Arkham City Lockdown – A Toned-Down but Still Amazing Batman Game

On December 12, 2011

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Batman Arkham City Lockdown – A Toned-Down but Still Amazing Batman Game

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By: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2011-12-08

Developer: NetherRealms

Price: 5.99

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What do you get when you combine Mortal Kombat with the Batman: Arkham game franchise?  You get Batman Arkham City Lockdown.  The Mortal Kombat analogy should come as no surprise since NeatherRealm Studios who co-developed this game developed the aforementioned.

The plot is set between the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, so in effect it’s a prequel to Arkham City.  Where to begin about what I like about this game?  The graphics are outstanding and match the graphics seen in any of the console games.  You can also buy additional skins for Batman (such as the Dark Knight or the Animated Series) as you can in the console games for 99 cents each.

You can buy additional armor and gadgets with points (which can either be bought or earned through playing the game) and there are even subtitles for the dialogue as there are with the console versions.  The game also comes with some digital comic books detailing the universe behind the game.

The game has a start-up tutorial to teach you the basics before you start the actual plot.  Basically, the game leads you through various missions and you have to fight a bunch of one-on-one fights with various thugs and Batman villains to win.

Quite simply, this is the next generation of iOS games.  It ups the ante on what is available on the iPhone and iPad and delivers console-quality graphics at a fraction of the price.  If I had any complaints about the game, it’s that the fighting engine isn’t quite up to console level and you can only fight one person at a time.

However, that is a minor complaint.  This app is well worth the investment if you want to take a console quality fighting game on the road.



Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Most likely.

Learning Curve:Low to Medium.

Who Is It For:Batman: Arkham City enthusiasts with an iDevice.

What I Like:Almost everything.

What I Don't Like:Would be nice to fight more than one at a time.

Final Statement:For the next generation of iOS games, get Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.

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