Will Batman: Arkham Knight Supplant The Witcher 3 As Top Dog in 2015?


Right now, the video game world is all atwitter over The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Despite the myriad of technical players have experienced (leading to our editorial advising critics not to gloss over these problems), it remains one of the highest-rated games of the current generation.

But it’s difficult to hold onto the top spot for very long in this industry. Besides, one could make the argument that the equally well-received Bloodborne is in the driver’s seat; it really depends on your perspective and personal preferences. And only about a month after The Witcher 3 graces us with its presence, Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight breaks onto the scene.

The developer returns after passing the franchise off to an internal Warner Bros. team (and Batman: Arkham Origins didn’t fare nearly as well) and fans of the Caped Crusader can’t wait to see the new game in action. There’s plenty of promising media floating around and it’s important to note that Arkham Knight is, as Rocksteady has already said, “the biggest game we’ve ever made.” It’s bigger and deeper than any previous installment in the series.


We want to ask: “Will all games be open-world/sandbox in the future? Is linearity completely dead? Those who really enjoyed the PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886, are definitely worried about that possibility. It seems like every time you turn around, the next big game is open-world. We’d like to remind everyone that open-world is not inherently superior to linear virtual adventures, despite what some have been led to believe. But that’s another topic for another day.

For now, we’re noticing these mammoth clashes between mammoth games. Arkham Knight could end up being just as good as The Witcher 3, if not better. Don’t forget that one of the biggest highlights of Rocksteady’s Batman games has been their stability…the one element that’s decidedly lacking in CD Projekt Red’s production. It’s almost inevitable that Arkham Knight will be reflect the name of the team; i.e., “rock steady.” No, it isn’t a full-on RPG but it certainly won’t be lacking in the depth department. The team also has more experience with action-oriented combat mechanics.

All we’re saying is, don’t be surprised if Batman: Arkham Knight ends up being the highest-rated game of 2015.

5 thoughts on “Will Batman: Arkham Knight Supplant The Witcher 3 As Top Dog in 2015?”

I think it’s very possible. Arkham Knight and Arkham City are two of my favorite games of the last generation and Rocksteady is full of total rock stars.

Batman is a lock for GotY for me. I just know it. I’ve seen enough footage and gameplay to tell me that Arkham Knight is THE game in 2015. end of story.

Looks like a lot of critics agree with me! 😀

Prophet you are…? 😉


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