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AW Game Review: Batman: Arkham City Lockdown

“Batman: Arkham City Lockdown” was released last week and what kind of fan would I have been if I didn’t purchase it?

BACL is a fighting game with a bit of a twist. You control the dark knight through various parts of Arkham City using your fingers to throw punches, block incoming attacks and counter punches. There are no actually control schematics but rather you control your moves by swiping your fingers in different directions.

The controls are a bit clumsy but the game is simple enough where it doesn’t matter too much. Once you complete stages, you will be awarded XP which can be used to upgrade equipment and other stats in order to progress through the game. Once you have finished different waves of enemies, you will unlock a boss battle that you must complete to open the next playable section of Arkham City.

The graphics are extremely fluid and look great for a game that can be played on a mobile device. The gameplay itself is nothing to write home about but it is certainly a nice complimentary game to BAC. The price is a bit steep at $5.99 for what the game actually entails but Batman fans will enjoy it as it puts the Batman Universe in your pocket.

The photos below are actually screenshots from the game and will give you an idea of what the fights, bosses and navigation menu look like. You can also download a costumes pack that will unlock the same skins that were released on the game’s console counterpart.

“Batman: Arkham City Lockdown” is out now for the iPhone and iPad and be sure to check the specs to see if your device can run it.