Top 5 Worst Batman Video Games
In just a few days Batman: Arkham Origins will hitting stores worldwide (October 25). So we at 6aming.com thought it would be fitting to give you Bat-fans a top 5 worst Batman video game ever made.
5. Batman: Gotham City Racer (PlayStation)
Instead of fighting criminals, or doing some good-old fashion detective work, this game puts you at the wheel of the Batmobile, where you just drive around an empty Gotham City with a few cars thrown in. The controls are awful, and the game’s music is terrible, and why does the Batmobile sounds like it needs a tune-up? Based on Batman the animated series, Ubisoft just completely missed the point about the Dark Knight.
4. Batman: The Caped Crusader (Commodore 64)
This arcade adventure used a comic book style panels to show the action. And Batman faced The Penguin, and The Joker. The game is split into two parts (one for each villain). All around this game was not good, throwing a punch or kick was frustrating, and trying to hit an enemy was also hard because you had to be in a very specific position in order to do any damage.
3. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Color)
I loved watching the movie, too bad I can’t say the same about the game. Based on the movie, this final fight type, side scrolling brawler is just a bad game overall. The game’s AI was bad, the enemies don’t even notice you until you hit them and the combat system was terrible. The game was just dull and very boring.
2. Batman Forever (SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, PC, and Game Gear)
Developed by Acclaim, Batman Forever is a beat’em up game that is based on the movie of the same name. You could play as either Batman or Robin or do co-op. The game is just too difficult for players, it was hard to pull off moves, and to get the “bat-gadgets” to work.The controls are very similar to that of Mortal Kombat, and the constant “HOLD ON” load screens were just incomprehensible for a cartridge system.
1. Batman: Dark Tomorrow (GameCube, and Xbox)
The two good things I can say about this game is, if you purchased Batman Dark Tomorrow, you got an exclusive “limited edition comic book”, and it introduced familiar villains (other than The Joker) such as Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and Black Mask. This was a great idea on paper, but it was just executed so poorly, the graphic were so choppy, and the controls are just awful. You will also find yourself falling to numerous deaths or getting beat up while trying to fumble through the menus to get an item from your utility belt. Believe it or not this game almost made its way to the PlayStation 2, but because this was met with negative reviews it was cancelled. When the game was released Game Informer gave this game a 0.75 out of 10 for its gameplay mechanics, and Electronic Gaming Monthly gave Batman: Dark Tomorrow its “Shame of the Month” award.
There you have it folks the top 5 worst Batman games….ever. Which one have we missed? Let us know in the comment below.