How Good Is It? Gotham Knights

The night is the darkest in the review column.

Gotham Knights follows the Bat family on their journey to protect Gotham after Batman’s death. With the Court of Owls rising to oppose them, these vigilantes must pull out all the stops to protect the city they love. Though the premise is entertaining, is this a title that lives up to the hype?

Unfortunately, Gotham Knights is disappointing for many critics, getting a Fair rating on Open Critic and a Top Critic Average of 70. Additionally, only 45% of reviewers would recommend this title for purchase. User scores on Metacritic aren’t high either, averaging 5.5/10.

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Standout Gotham Knights Reviews

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Many reviewers bash Gotham Knights for being a generic brawler with shallow combat and tedious progression. Though there are four distinct characters to control, none of them feel great. While the co-op mode does offer some entertainment, it doesn’t last long, as this loot-centered brawler feels out of place and awkward in the Arkham universe. Gotham Knights feels like a step back from the Arkham games that preceded it, offering less fluid gameplay and an uninteresting story.

Despite having a well of support from fans, Warner Bros. Montreal fails to deliver a worthwhile experience, instead having their release ranking among the most disappointing games of 2022. Hopefully, the following Warner Bros. Montreal title fares better. The next superhero epic from Warner Bros, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, comes from Rocksteady, the developers behind the Arkham series. It looks promising, though Suicide Squad doesn’t debut until sometime in 2023.

Gotham Knights is available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S for $69.99. If you’re still interested in seeing how the game plays, we recommend giving the Official Gameplay Launch Trailer a look.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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