Let’s be honest; no one likes to wait. It’s excruciating, especially when it’s all there is to do. Or is it, though? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer for Gotham Knights because we’ve got you covered in five games you should play before Gotham Knight. It’ll keep you busy and help keep your mind off things. So whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime fan, here are five games you should play before Gotham Knights. Read on.
5. Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight is an action-adventure role-playing game. It is the third game of a trilogy set in the Arkham universe. While the first two games are pretty good and tell the story of the humble beginnings of Batman, Rocksteady Studios did well to continually advance gameplay aspects up to its third release.
The combat mechanics and Unreal Engine 4-driven visuals are sure to give you a worthwhile gaming experience. So, if you’re curious about the Nightwing, or want to experience the boss fight between Batman and the antagonist, the Scarecrow, this Batman game is for you. Other intriguing boss fights between the Riddler, Deathstroke, Penguin, and the Joker are also stand-outs that drive Batman into an emotional tug-of-war.
Further, if you’re curious about Batman's journey, you may want to check out Batman's prequels: Arkham City or Batman: Arkham Asylum, which starts Batman's story from the very beginning. Once you’re up-to-date with Batman's humble beginnings to his explosive endings, then perhaps Gotham Knights will pick up from Batman: Arkham Knight, though it’s highly likely the new game may not be a direct continuation of the Batman story.
4. Marvel’s Avengers
When you’d rather pick from a collection of superheroes, you may want to check out Marvel’s Avengers, a role-playing action game. There’s a wide variety; whether you're smashing objects into dust as the Hulk or throwing Thor’s famous hammer miles away, it is a worthwhile game to fill in your spare time.
Furthermore, new updates are adding more popular superhero characters. So you could instead play as Black Panther, Kate Bishop, or Hawkeye, among others. It may even prepare you for the Avengers-esque Gotham City heroes looking to avenge Batman's death in the new Gotham Knights.
Marvel’s Avengers includes several excellent aspects like engaging action-packed content, captivating character-development storylines, a focus on teamwork and impressive visuals. You’ll get in-game rewards for defeating enemies and get to control the superhero abilities of the characters you choose. With immersive capacities and constant feature updates, it’s a must-have game to fill your spare time with ease.
3. Injustice 2
Two things come into play here; whether you’ve played any Mortal Kombat game before or are curious about seeing a representation of the Batman family characters in a fighting game. Created by NetherRealm Studios, who also make the Mortal Kombat video game series, this fighting game based on the DC universe is one to check out.
Despite fighting games being a different genre from Gotham Knights’ action role-playing game, it’s well worth experiencing Batman in a fighting game. The story focuses on the Dark Knight and incorporates characters like Catwoman, the Red Hood, and Robin turned the Nightwing. You also have Batman versus Superman to look forward to.
Besides the deep combat system famous with Mortal Kombat games, it incorporates similarly in-depth stories based on comics that, combined with impressive visuals and customisation options, make for an overall excellent game to try.
2. LEGO Batman: The Video Game
Switching speeds to legos, you could always try your hands on the lego batman series. There’s a Netflix movie you could check out for a general feel of the genre. However, the eight different versions of the lego batman games are likely to provide for a better past-time. You can also choose to go the DC or Marvel routes with not much difference between the two.
With LEGO Batman: The Video Game, you’ll get a worthwhile experience exploring the DC universe. Here, Batman acts as the main protagonist, an ally of the Gotham police, a Justice League member, and the head of the bat family. He also fights against popular villains like the Penguin, the Riddler, and The Joker. With its classic lego charm, simple gameplay, great humor and powerful voice acting, Lego Batman: The Video Game is well worth the try.
Alternatively, you could always check out later sequels like LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, though the original lego game remains a classic co-op gem for the ages.
1. Batman: The Telltale Series
Winding up with Batman: The Telltale Series seems uniquely right to do. The series has two completely different tales of Batman, with lots of twists and turns to keep you engaged. Using the point-and-click narrative style, this series takes a fresh perspective of the Batman story. Players take on the role of Batman. As you navigate his life, you must choose through story sequences that determine the next steps. The catch is to master quick reflexes and smart choices to stay on the right path across the episodes.
It’s a pretty candid way to capture players’ attention without the need for tireless gameplay. You’ll need to go through five episodes per season and make choices that determine how the story ends, for better or worse. With each episode, Batman's story gets more compelling. Best of all, you get front-row seats to the account with a say in how it ends. As a plus, the game features the Joker’s rise to his eventual popularity in Gotham city.
Batman: The Telltale Series' most remarkable qualities are storylines. It’s definitely not your go-to game if you’re looking for intense action-based combat. Overall, it’s a great way to slow down and explore the experiences that complete the Batman narrative ahead of the Gotham Knights release.
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