Classic Batman Games
We begin, of course, with the most classic titles in the entire history of the batman.
- First Batman-based game in its history, programmed for 8-bit machines.
- It was a game of isometric perspective, the view that was used at the time to simulate 3D.
- It was released in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX and Amstrad PCW platforms.
Batman: The Caped Crusader
- Action video game released in 1988 for the ZX Spectrum, DOS, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 platforms.
- The gameplay was similar to those of Arcade fights adding details such as panels to simulate comics.
- In this game Batman faced his two quintessential enemies: the Penguin and the Joker (Joker).
Batman: Return of the Joker
- A title released for the NES, Game Boy, Mega Drive, and SNES platforms in 1991.
- Later it was tried to develop for other consoles but it did not come to fruition.
- Side scrolling game in which we will have to kill all the enemies that appear to us. All this thanks to the tools of the batman.
Batman: The Animated Series
- Video game based on the same series that bears this name. Both were released at the same time in 1993.
- Developed exclusively for Game Boy.
- Action, adventure and platform title in which, after reaching the end of each stage, we will have to defeat a boss. These are the main villains related to the batman.
Batman & robin
- First title developed for the PlayStation platform. Launched in 1998.
- A 3D game with elements of the Sandbox type, traffic simulation and people walking through the city.
- We could choose between Batman, Robin and Batgirl to start the game. Each with its own vehicle and exclusive movements.
The most ‘current’ face of Batman games
It could be said that the time of the 2000s marked a before and after in terms of graphics in the video game sector. It is true that that last title published before the turn of the millennium already offered a better aspect but, in order to differentiate a bit between the classic and modern face, from here we will see the most “current” Batman games.
Batman: Dark Tomorrow
- Title developed by Warner Bros Interactive for Xbox and GameCube in 2003. The version for PlayStation 2 wanted to be developed but, finally, this option was discarded.
- Fighting game through multiple levels with different dark scenarios ranging from the Batcave to the underworld of Gotham City.
- Released in 2005 for Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.
- Based on the same movie from which it takes the name.
- He had a very distinctive style of play in which we used the environment around us to intimidate and incapacitate our opponents. The tools that Batman used, among others, were: smoke grenades, flash grenades and an “HP Transponder”, which summoned bats that surrounded the enemy.
Lego Batman: The Videogame
- First Batman game released in collaboration with LEGO.
- Developed for the Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PC and Mac OS X platforms.
- Game in the third person in which we will have to fight with enemies using Batman’s attacks or tools, in addition to using LEGO pieces to help us.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The game of Batman: Arkham Asylum It was released in 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It was based on the Mythos saga where The Joker wanted to eliminate Batman’s greatest enemies locked in the Arkham asylum. In addition, he intends to use a toxin called “Títan” to create an army of monsters with which to destroy Gotham.
It was one of the video games most acclaimed by the public and critics thanks to its setting, plot and gameplay. Many even called it “the best game they had played so far.”
Batman: Arkham Origins
The third installment of the Arkham saga was called Batman: Arkham Origins. This title arrived in 2013 for the platforms of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U.
The game’s main story takes place years before Batman: Arkham Asylum. Here we see a much younger Batman whose head has been priced up by the crime lord Black Mask. This will draw the attention of 8 of the world’s deadliest assassins who will go straight for him.
A third-person combat and adventure game that, like others before it, its dynamic is based on stealth, incapacitating enemies and dealing a few punches (or using their weapons) when necessary.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Continuing with the same saga, in 2015 it saw the light Batman: Arkham Knight. Game developed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC consoles.
Here the main plot happens one year after the previous one. Batman, in the best moment of his abilities, will have to fight against the Scarecrow, an enemy that has caused the evacuation of the entire population of Gotham. This villain has managed to gather the rest of the batman’s main enemies to end his life … Do you think he will succeed in carrying out his plan?
Batman games published by Telltale Games
In this section we wanted to collect all the Batman games that come from the hand of Telltale games. This company developed each of them as graphic adventures published as episodes. Among them we can find two different sagas: The Telltale Series (with 5 episodes) and The Enemy Within (with 5 other episodes).
This company wanted to get more out of the character himself or, rather, his B-side: the privileges of being Bruce Wayne.
- Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 1: Realm of Shadows (2016)
- Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 2: Children of Arkham (2016)
- Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 3: New World Order (2016)
- Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham (2016)
- Batman: The Telltale Series: Episode 5: City of Light (2016)
- Batman: The Enemy Within: Episode 1: The Enigma (2017)
- Batman: The Enemy Within: Episode 2: The Pact (2017)
- Batman: The Enemy Within: Episode 3: Fractured Mask (2017)
- Batman: The Enemy Within: Episode 4: What Ails You (2018)
- Batman: The Enemy Within: Episode 5: Same Stitch (2018)
Batman: Arkham Collection
Last but not least, we have the game of Batman: Arkham Collection which was released in 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
A compilation with the three games of the Arkham saga (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight) remastered, in addition to providing downloadable content.
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