The Dark Knight Rises, the final movie in Warner Bros. trilogy starring everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader, has “Batman Fever” at an all-time high. Outside of the films, there’s a bounty of excellent ways to feed your hunger for more Batman thrills on your 3D Vision-equipped PC. The following games all provide top-notch 3D experiences, feature Batman in a starring role, and all are available now.
Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn’s Revenge
The first downloadable content from Arkham City developer Rocksteady, Harley Quinn’s Revenge is an expansion to the original game’s single-player story that pits Batman against the sole remaining super-criminal, Harley Quinn. If you’ve finished Arkham City and enjoy Harley Quinn’s character (and who doesn’t?) this DLC offers several hours of additional gameplay that servers up the same sparkling 3D visuals of its predecessor, as well as all the other NVIDIA-related goodies like tessellation and PhysX effects.
The Arkham series has proven to be one of the flagship series in 3D Vision’s stable of games and is really not-to-be-missed. So, if somehow you have not played Arkham City, or the game that started it all, Arkham Asylum, now is a great time to go back and revisit these titles and get a taste of what it’s like to be Batman.
Batman: Arkham City
The sequel to 2009’s award-winning Arkham Asylum, Arkham City features a story based on the long-running comic-book series. Incarcerated by Hugo Strange in Gotham City’s new super-prison, Arkham City, you—playing as Batman, of course—must uncover the secret behind Strange’s Protocol 10 while protecting the other inmates from Gotham’s most notorious criminals. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their voice-over roles for Batman and the Joker, and the third-person action-adventure gameplay retains the same tight controls and unique blend of combat, stealth, and detective elements that made Arkham Asylum such a hit. And, of course, you’ve got a whole suite of new Batman-gadgetry to play with, too. There’s a reason this game is one of 2011’s highest rated titles—so don’t miss it!
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Batman: Arkham Asylum
With a storyline based on the comics and written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, 2009’s Arkham Asylum was an instant hit with fans and newcomers alike. Batman’s arch enemy, The Joker (voiced by Hamill) has hatched an elaborate plot from within Gotham’s Arkyam Asylum to build an army that can take over the city. And it’s up to Batman to foil his plans. Don’t let the age of this title scare you off, it pushed the envelope in terms of technical features when it came out and still holds up well today. The 3D experience is excellent, garnering 3D Vision’s highest rating of 3D Vision Ready, and the story alone is worth any Batman fan’s time.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
It’s hard to resist the charm of LEGO, particularly when we’re talking about a game featuring Batman! Better still, you get to play as several other classic characters from various DC Comics as well, such as Robin, Batgirl, Green Lantern, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Your goal is to use Batman’s and his pals’ powers to foil The Joker and Lex Luthor’s efforts to rule Gotham City. Single-player and cooperative play modes are offered, and the gameplay consists of a blend of exploration, puzzle-solving, combat, and—of course—LEGO-building that appeals to young and older gamers alike.