I have now you played basically all of the main Arkham games now, with Arkham Origins being the last one, and I have decided to rank the games in my personal opinion.
4: Arkham Asylum
The first one is apparently the last one on this list. It was a fun game explore by the gothic world of the gothic asylum, with all the bad guys to face against, but the reason why this is so low is that it doesn’t have as much the other games that would be made have. There is only like 5 bosses even though there would of been much more potential for fighting more in the household for where the villains are kept. Having Two-Face and Mad Hatter would have worked well for the theme, but it’s still the good game nonetheless.
3: Arkham Knight
The final one of them all, Arkham knight is the finale to what Asylum started, with Scarecrow getting the best role in the series where he is the actual main villain, and not Joker for once, even though he appears a lot. The graphics are awesome and Gotham never felt more like a crime filled city, but half of the side missions are kind of meh, and the story isn’t as good as the others higher on the list, but I think it still had the edge over Asylum.
2: Arkham City
I know what you guys might be saying. “Wait? City is number 2? Why isn’t it number 1?” Well there’s a few things. 1. It’s story just becomes a massive goose hunt where it just felt like in the end that you finally got a chore done and the only thing that made the story memorable was Joker actually being killed off. 2. The gameplay got repetitive and things like the combat felt like the same, and some of the side missions felt like doing the same thing most of the time. 3. Hugo Strange is built up to be the main baddy, but then it’s Ra’s Al Ghul all of a sudden, which is ok, but then it’s Joker then soon after, and it gets pretty much like they dumped the character they have been using as the main villain, and they dumped him with another villain taking his role, and then dumping said replacement as well soon after the dumps first main villain. It feels pretty much like it’s just Batman fights no bad guys while being Batman, while Knight and Origins had him actually going through trouble. But since everyone said why they love this game, I don’t think it need to.
1: Arkham Origins
Yes, the black sheep is number 1 for me. Why is that you may ask to me, and it’s actually for a few reasons. The first is that I think the detective work is actually used the best. There is a side mission about taking on a number of cases, both in the main story and a bonus stories, and they feel pretty cinematic with you feeling smart after you complete any of them. Second, the christmas feel is great, with all the snow and themes involving the story, about Batman being lonely while the citizens of Gotham are enjoying themselves, with him learning to trust the GCPD (mainly Gordon) and Gordon learning to trust him. There’s also the fact that there is a great cast of voice actors with Bruce Greenwood and Troy Baker as younger versions of both Batman and Joker. There’s also the Mr. Freeze dlc, with an original but faithful story that I haven’t actually played, but I would love to play it one day to see what it’s like, with positive feedback to it. So best story, gameplay, side missions, dlc, characters, is what o should just say.