Top 5 Best Batman Video Games

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A few days ago we counted down the Top 5 worst Batman video games. So to help you get into the Bat-mood for Batman: Arkham Origins which will be released on October 25. We at 6aming.com will countdown the Top 5 Best Batman video games.

5. Batman: Return of the Joker (NES, Game Boy, Sega Master Drive/Genesis)

This was the follow up to the 1990′s NES game Batman. The Joker has escaped Arkham Asylum, and the Dark Knight must capture his arch-nemesis, but to do that Batman must survive several side scrolling levels until he goes one-to-one with the Clown Prince of Crime. This game is a little different than other Batman games, instead of the usual combat, and the use of different Bat-gadgets, you are only using a Bat-gun that fires projectiles such as Batarangs. The graphics did look good for its time, and The Joker was the only well-known villain in the game.

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Beware my Bat-Gun!!

4. The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, and Sega Mega CD)

Which ever system you owned there would be a different version of this game. The Sega Mega CD consisted of chase screens with the Batmobile and the Batplane. Between levels the story advances through animated scenes. The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis is a run and gun game, where the Dynamic Duo must stop Mr. Freeze from freezing all of Gotham City. You will also have to deal with Mad-Hatter, Two-Face, and The Joker each with their own agenda. And then you have the SNES version, which is an action-adventure platformer. The game featured villains (Besides the Joker) such as Mat-Bat, Clayface, Scarecrow, and the Riddler.Each level would consist of an episode that is loosely based on those from the animated series. The SNES version was well-received by and fans and critics.

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One title, three different versions

3. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS & 3DS)

Just because you read the word LEGO on a game title you may think its “just for kids”. And this is one of the reasons why LEGO games such as this one seem to get overlooked.  Sure the first LEGO Batman game wasn’t the greatest LEGO game, but LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes proves that it has come a long way. Not only does it feature heroes and villains from the DC universe, but it also features an open world, and  well-known voice actors including Clancy Brown reprising his role of Lex Luthor, Nolan North, Steve Blum, and Laura Bailey. The game also had clever puzzles, the humor that is very funny, and comic/movie/game references can been seen everywhere in the game. LEGO Batman 2 proves that you should not judge a game by its title.

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Even Batman needs help…once in a while

2. Batman: The Video Game (NES)

This 8-bit game started it all. Batman The Video Game on the NES was a perfect example of how a Batman game should be. Sunsoft really did something right. Just like Ninja Gaiden this game had the wall-jump ability to reach those hard to reach places, Bat-gadget such as the trademark “Batarang”, and an awesome battle with the Clown Prince of Crime himself The Joker. This game proves that not all movie-licensed games suck.

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I’m Batman!!!!!!

1. Batman: Arkham Series (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC)

This is a no-brainer. I’m sure that anyone reading this article can expect that the Batman: Arkham Series is the Best Batman game ever made. Sure Batman had his fair share of bad and good games throughout the years. Then came Rocksteady and changed all that with Arkham Asylum. They came up with an original story for the game, the gameplay made you feel like The Dark Knight himself. You also had an array of Batarangs, and Bat-Gadgets, and the combat was just flawless. The game had villains such as The Joker, Bane, and Killer Croc.  When a sequel was announce, many fans thought if Rocksteady could deliver another smash hit or if they were pressing their luck. When Arkham City was released it had surpassed Arkham Asylum in every possible way. Arkham City had delivered the most emotional, engaging stories rarely seen in a video game. They also threw in some new villains, such as Mr. Freeze, Solomon Grundy, and even Clayface. And at some points in the game you could also play as Catwoman. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill lend their voice in both games as Batman and the Joker respectively.

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“Tonight is going to be a long night, don’t wait up for me Alfred”

Where there you have it the 5 top best Batman video games. Was there a game that we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.