Download Batman Games for Free: Arkham Trilogy and LEGO Batman

By | 20/09/2019
Download Batman Games for Free: Arkham Trilogy and LEGO Batman

 

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Epic Games Store is giving members an extremely generous treat this week to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80th birthday – download Batman games for free, including Arkham Knight.


For anyone familiar with Epic Games Store, they may know that Epic Games routinely give games away for free download.

Although any free game is always welcome, some of the games given away by Epic have been either old or not too exciting.

This lackluster approach has taken a big turn this week as for a limited time six Batman Games are available to download and keep absolutely free as Batman turns 80 this week.

Sign up at Epic Games to get your free games: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/bundles/batman-arkham-collection

The free games include three outstanding Arkham Collection Batman titles from Rocksteady Studios and the first three LEGO Batman games:

  • Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year
  • Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • LEGO Batman: The Video Games
  • LEGO: Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Note: Be aware that Batman: Arkham Origins is omitted from the Arkham Collection due to being developed by an outside source.

Rocksteady’s Arkham series is one of modern gaming greatest trilogies that began with 2009’s gothic horror inspired Batman: Arkham Asylum and culminated in an epic climax in 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight with Batman Arkham City in between.

Batman: Arkham Asylum


Batman Arkham Asylum began a short yet extremely intense and dark story that saw the Caped Crusader hunt down The Joker throughout the Labyrinthian Arkham Asylum after he takes control of the prison for the criminally insane.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Trailer

Threatening to detonate bombs hidden throughout Gotham, Batman must battle through various classic villains such as Scarecrow, Bane and Harley Quinn before apprehending the Clown Prince of Crime.

Batman: Arkham Asylum was praised for it’s excellent Batman story, dark tone and groundbreaking, inventive gameplay, with a combat system now commonplace in third-person action games.

The game scored very highly with 9 out of 10 from highly respected game review sites and won numerous awards including a BAFTA Video Games Awards accolade for Best Game and Gameplay.

Batman: Arkham City


Batman: Arkham City was the much-anticipated sequel to Arkham Asylum released in 2011.

Given the success of Batman: Arkham Asylum the developers were allotted a larger budget and could make the natural progression of the story to outside the Asylum and into the city.

Batman: Arkham City Trailer

However, not actually taking place in Gotham, the game takes place in Arkham City, an enclosed area of Gotham slums that have been given permission to act as a super-prison.

Many villains make a return including The Joker however some new villains appear such as Hugo Strange, who is the main antagonist in this installment, and a playable Catwoman with her own side story.

The sequel also hit high scores with critics and gaming sites alike, with some stating it was an improvement over the first installment.

Batman: Arkham Knight


Rounding off the trilogy was Batman: Arkham Knight, one of the most marketed and anticipated games ever made.

Moving the action from enclosed spaces to the larger Gotham area was the natural progression for the series and playing as Batman had never been so good.

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

With truly stunning next-generation graphics, never before had Batman or Gotham been realized so fully in a video game.

Picking up the action sometime after the events of Arkham City, Gotham is terrorized by Scarecrow who has plans to disperse Fear Toxin all over the city, aided by the mysterious Arkham Knight and his mercenary army.

The action in this installment was even more intense with new moves and gadgets as well as being able to use the Batmobile for the first time.

The game world of Arkham Knight is very large with highly detailed buildings as one would expect in a city.

Notably absent from the game however was the ability to enter the Batcave, instead, Batman utilizes secret areas of Wayne Towers to access specific features.

There was also a fully upgraded Batsuit this time around, which featured the Fear Takedown ability that allowed Batman to incapacitate multiple enemies in one swift move.

Another welcome feature was the ability to play as multiple characters while in combat such as Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman, all working together with Batman in a character switch feature that was excellently implemented.

The story in this outing had multiple twists and turns with an epic ending that leaves the game wide open for a sequel, however, Rocksteady Games refuses to comment on this.

Although gamers and critics praised the game and stated it was the best yet, some well-known gaming sites scored it low.

Some of the reason for citing low scores was the extremely debilitating performance issues, with uneven frame rates on PS4 and Xbox One versions and outright crashing and stuttering on PC.

LEGO Batman Video Games


The LEGO Batman video game series is also extremely popular, even with older gamers.

Praised for its tongue in cheek portrayal of a moody Batman, the games highlight some of the comic book series’ nuances in a comedic style.

Lending visual styles mostly based upon the 1960’s TV series of Batman, the characters in the series are generally more colorful and child-friendly than movie based incarnations.

The LEGO Batman games utilize a more accessible style of play, being a blend between third-person action and platform-based games, with puzzles and collectibles.

Combat is generally simplified but uses the combo system in order to get more loot from defeating enemies.

A great feature of the LEGO Batman games is the ability to control Batman’s vehicles including the Batmobile, the Batwing and the Batboat.

In the later LEGO Batman games, the visual style was shifted to parody later Batman version, most notably a cross between Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

The sequels also include other superheroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow and feature iconic locations such as the Batcave and the Hall of Justice.


In other Batman gaming news this week, it has been revealed that data miners scouring Fortnite game files have come across official Batman-themed items for the popular game.

Items in the game files reportedly include Batman items such as a banner, Batarangs and a grapple gun as well as being able to play in a Fortnite version of Gotham itself.

No real news is known yet and Epic Games has not commented, so a release date is not yet known, but some gamers are expecting the Batman theme to released as part of a Halloween based event.

Sign up at Epic Games to get your free games: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/bundles/batman-arkham-collection

The Batman: Arkham Collection will be available from the Epic Games Store absolutely free until 26th September 2019.


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2 thoughts on “Download Batman Games for Free: Arkham Trilogy and LEGO Batman

  1. Kimberly Armendariz

    I know very little about gaming but I do love Batman. Wish I had an Xbox to try one of these games out I have never played on any console. Great article. Good luck.

    Reply
    1. Michael Gore Post author

      Hi Kimberley.

      Everyone loves Batman!

      Just to let you know that the Epic Games Store downloads are for PC and Mac only, so if you have a good enough PC, you will be able to play these Batman games.

      Your PC should certainly be good to run Batman: Arkham Asylum as it is quite old won’t require a powerful machine.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

      Reply

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