All member reviews for Batman: Arkham City

Kids say

(out of 125 reviews)
age 12+
 
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Teen, 14 years old Written byTELLYATHETRUTH July 31, 2015
age 11+
 
LEARNING

Well i played this game you might see a neon sign thats suggestive but its hard to see in all of arkham city its a tiny sign and some violence

there are good motive but alot of violance you see a sword go through a guy his jackets turns red and guns are used but not in a first person way
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old July 3, 2015
age 11+
 
LEARNING

fun game! violent but not extremely violent suitable for 11 or 12 and up

What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old July 1, 2015
age 11+
 
LEARNING
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written byrobotchipmunk June 23, 2015
age 14+
 
LEARNING

A very well made batman game for teens.

Batman Arkham City is a superhero game that focuses on the complex relationship between the Joker and Batman. There is some minor swearing and some suggestively dressed female characters, but the main issue is violence. Batman beats a lot of people up but never kills them. Nevertheless there is bone breaking and noises that go along with it. Overall I think it is ok for kids 14+ and iffy for kids 12+.
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old May 28, 2015
age 13+
 
LEARNING

Really good game is pretty advanced

Batman: Arkham City is a really good third-person perspective video game. It is quite heavy on violence, as you engage in hand-to-hand combat with thugs. You can combine attacks and gadgets and do special combo moves (many of which are quite brutal, including breaking arms and legs). In some of the moves, you can briefly use thugs' weapons against them. You can also get stabbed, punched, and hit with pipes and baseball bats. However, there is no blood during these scenes, though you can see some blood from gunshots during cutscenes. During predator encounters, you take out enemies with guns, and they can shoot you (though no blood is seen).The language is also a concern, as there are repetitive uses of sh*t, a*s, b*tch, d*mn, h*ll, though no f*ck, and Batman only swears once (d*mn). The female characters (Catwoman, Talia al Ghul, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy) all dress very suggestively in very tight and revealing outfits showing lots of cleavage (and in Harley's case the top of a bra). There is some sexual innuendo (some of the female characters flirt with Batman and there is reference made to "feeling like yourself") and, some of the thugs and villains comment that Catwoman is very attractive, and there is one mention of pornography (though this is not in a cutscene and can easily be avoided). There are also a few references to tobacco and cigarettes. In one scene, Batman is drugged with a halocinogen. Overall, it is an amazing game for mature tweens and teens.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byEODhusky May 3, 2015
age 12+
 
LEARNING

Arkham City

Arkham city is an amazing story about batman trying to survive in a city owned by crimelords and thugs, using brute force to clean up the streets. This game includes fighting using martial arts and some swearing, but nothing too intense. This is a great game for teens and pre teens, but I don't recommend this game for any child under the age of 12. This game also includes some revealing clothing for some of the female characters, and I do believe there are references to drugs and alcohol, but as a said there is nothing to worry seriously worry about in the game. Its a great , well written game I wholeheartedly recommend.
What other families should know
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Teen, 13 years old Written byM.P.L.S. April 6, 2015
age 14+
 
LEARNING

Worse then you think

Lots of swearing like in the start of the game a prisoner yells "i`l make you my b!tc# wane!" this shocked and horrified me. If you die of the second mission 2 face points a gun at you in the fist person and says "Looks like your luck ran out." i am 13 and stopped playing of my own will. p.s. I play injustis and have no problem with it so this is pritty bad.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byscarbt02 March 19, 2015
age 12+
 
LEARNING

Fantastic!

An amazing game. Has it all. Combines stealth, gadgets and amazing combat, so you really feel like the batman. Great storyline and an amazing open world arkham city loaded with missions after you complete the game. There is quite heavy violence, and some swearing, but mature kids can deal with it. 10/10!
Teen, 13 years old Written byArmed penguin March 12, 2015
age 8+
 

Nothing to be afraid of

This outstanding game is dark, and it has violence, but other than that, nothing. Guards can be heard taking about porn or beer, and female characters have tight, form fitting outfits that show cleavage, but other than that, nothing. Any kid 8 or above can handle this.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byBatman100 March 5, 2015
age 14+
 
LEARNING

Amazing!

You should buy this right now it's the best video game EVER! Dark and scary elements make this too much for kids, especially on the phone call killer missions which are very dark, but still, it's the best game you'll find!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 9 years old March 1, 2015
age 13+
 

its awsome but inapropriot

its violent and a lot of swearing but its really fun and great for ages 13 and up and fans of batman would love it
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byJosephrudolph13 February 24, 2015
age 14+
 

The game is not as bad as the cite says but it is not as good for your child as the other kids say

This is a brilliant although difficult at times game that will challenge with stealthy "non lethal" take down which they would definitely be dead in and is not that sexually diverted as other people say
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bySalsander February 16, 2015
age 13+
 
LEARNING

The best superhero game out there

Mature content in Batman Arkham City is similar to that found in a typical PG-13 superhero flick. Batman has fist fights with baddies but follows a strict no-kill rule. He will use blunt objects and his fists to knock them out cold. These fisticuffs never result in blood or death. Baddies will shoot batman and will occasionally kill secondary characters with guns but gunshots will not result in blood or visible wounds. There are no shocking or gruesome deaths in the game (unlike the ones found in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies). A serial killer threatens to cut up some cops, though batman stops him in time. Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn wear revealing clothes and the goons will occasionally chatter about them looking hot (using the word b---h occasionally), but these female characters never seem to flaunt their sexuality. There is also quite a bit of mild language (b-----d, a--, d--n, h--l). That's about it though. It's dark, but never over the top. It's definitely ok for anyone 13 and up, iffy for anyone 10 and up.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byswagasaurusrex January 13, 2015
age 8+
 
LEARNING

great game i would give it a lower age rating if the puzzles were easier and the problem solving was more infrequent

Really commonsense? You give call of duty mw3 15+ and look at this and say. Women are dressed suggestive and tight cleavage is shown. This is true, but it's only for one character and she is barely seen in the game. This is totally appropriate. But if you are a bat man fan, you should know that in this game you must use your head. Also the ending hits bat man fans hard. It was sad... :'(
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old January 12, 2015
age 13+
 
LEARNING

Great Batman game, definitely not for young kids

My older brother got this game for Christmas, and, naturally, I wanted to watch him play it (but obviously I also would play sometimes). While it is a great game, it is definitely not for anyone under 10 or 11, and maybe for some mature tweens. All of the female characters that play a major part in the story (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Talia al Ghul) are rather suggestively dressed and the inmates of Arkham City sometimes comment on this. I believe there is also one mention of pornography (While discussing reading, one inmate tells another that it doesn't qualify as literature). Inmates and villains swear, but it is pretty mild (b*tch, a*s, d*mn, h*ll, sh*t) and Batman only swears once (d*mn). The violence is pretty heavy, as you can engage in fights randomly in Arkham City and throughout the storyline, you will silently attempt to take out a roomful of armed thugs multiple times. If you have the ability to play as Catwoman in story episodes (I believe that's only in the DLC), you actually kill TYGER guards (by choking them). Apparently Batman doesn't kill, but you knock a whole lot of people unconscious (most of whom would die without immediate medical care and Batman just leaves them lying there). One villain stabs himself and another character with a sword. This game can also be extremely difficult to play at times. There are a lot of different gadgets that you have to memorize the proper buttons to use quickfire, you have to remember what buttons to press to do different takedowns, etc. This also prevents the game from being enjoyed by younger players. I believe I just about covered everything. It is my favorite video game I have ever played, and it is amazing, but definitely not for anyone under tween.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byPrequelHater878 January 5, 2015
age 11+
 
LEARNING

Better that Arkham Asylum

This game is great, better combat, better and more engaging story, and a huge sandbox to explore. You NEED to play this game if you call yourself a Batman fan, it is one of the best games I have ever played.
Kid, 9 years old October 27, 2014
age 9+
 

batman

Fine four children about nine mild cussing and some blood but you don't kill anyone .
Teen, 16 years old Written byScantsundew October 19, 2014
age 13+
 
LEARNING

A top tier game

This game like its previous is a game good for those who want a mental game where you should try and out think your enemies instead of punching your way thru. Like all batman games your charecter will never kill and even is (SPOILER) stunned when he drops the cure for joker resulting in joker dying. (continued) There is limited language and like Asylum the scenes with scarecrow can be disturbing to VERY young players those above 13 should handle it no problem.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byAvengingSon98 October 15, 2014
age 12+
 
LEARNING
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Teen, 17 years old Written byLord Pigeon October 10, 2014
age 12+
 
LEARNING

Best Batman simulator on the market, but plenty dark...

And by dark I don't quite mean it's full of gore or anything, but the story and setting are definitely darker than any other Batman-themed video game outside of the Arkham franchise. Batman uses plenty of brutal martial arts techniques on thugs, including a variety of punches and kicks -- with minimal blood. Nevertheless, Batman chooses not to kill his adversaries -- even in the grimmest of circumstances -- and is very compassionate for the most part. Sexual content is limited to skimpy outfits (hardly new to the superhero genre) and some minor references heard mostly in casual banter between prisoners. Words like "ass", "bitch", and "damn" are uttered on occasion, but not to excess. Children of 12 years should find no issues playing this title. The plot is captivating, and the side missions offer plenty of gameplay outside of the campaign.
What other families should know
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence

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