BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Season One Reviews

BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Season One is ranked in the 44th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Dec 14, 2016

Batman: The Telltale Series squanders its potential with a messy story obsessed with retreading older Batman tales.

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7 / 10
Dec 19, 2016

Batman: The Telltale Series starts strongly, recreating and altering the Batman mythos in new and inventive ways, but can’t keep it up and fades towards the end of its run. It perhaps isn’t Telltale at their best, but still a series worth checking out for fans of their work and of Batman.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2016

It was not easy to come up with something new and interesting in the Gotham City's universe, but Telltale Games nailed it with this Batman series thanks to a thrilling and well-written storyline.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2016

An interesting new environment for the storytelling of Batman with the classic Telltale's style but the result is too bad.

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Nov 14, 2017

Fans should definitely check this game out, though the Nintendo Switch version does lack a lot of the polish seen on other platforms. But if you want to take your Batman experience on the go then this is your best choice.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 28, 2016

Telltale's take on the Dark Knight gives players the choice to make Batman a merciful champion or a brutal seeker of vengeance. But why?

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70 / 100
Dec 14, 2016

A stellar interpretation of Bruce Wayne and Gotham can’t hide that Batman is one of Telltale’s biggest technical messes yet

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2016

In the end Batman feels like a rough start, and if I wasn’t such a fan of the characters, I am not sure I would come back for more. However, being such a huge fan I find myself wanting to see where it goes, warts and all, which is something Telltale seriously needs to address.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Not bad by any means, but the seriously plodding pace for the first few episodes kills much of the excitement in Batman - The Telltale Series. Though the game really picks up for a great crescendo in the latter two episodes.

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Ray Carsillo
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2017

The bigger a Batman fan you are, the less you’re likely to enjoy Telltale’s take on The Dark Knight. Combined with the obvious age Telltale’s engine is showing, this simply isn’t their best effort.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2016

City of Light is a good season-finale, which concludes all narrative lines of the previous episodes and introduces a new way to look at Bruce Wayne as a character.

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Dec 21, 2016

Telltale Games's take on the Dark Knight is a much-needed step forward in terms of placing gamers in Batman’s boots.

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7 / 10
Nov 24, 2017

If you're a fan of Batman and don't mind the style of Telltale's episodic point-and-click games this title is worth checking out. Despite its underwhelming technical performance and watered-down visuals, it's a gritty and violent story that captures Gotham City in a similar way to other modern stories about Batman. Else, if you're not really a fan of Bruce Wayne and his after hour activities, maybe hold out until another episodic Telltale game based on a different series is released.

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Oct 31, 2016

The best video game version of the Caped Crusader to come along in some time, Batman: The Telltale Series delivers the action and characterizations that you'd expect from a property based on the Dark Knight Detective.

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Dec 28, 2016

Batman: The TellTale Series Season 01 is a great view into the world of TellTale's Batman. Complete with beautiful worlds, deep characters, and fun twists that'll have you guess what you did, and didn't do, from start to finish. If you're up for a deep look at the man under the cowl, this is one Batman adventure you'll want to do.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2016

Though I do have to knock it quite a bit for failing on the presentation, as that is a rather large part of a game like this, the story that Batman: The Telltale Series has to tell is strong enough to carry it through the technical hiccups. Telltale clearly understood Batman as a beloved character and then used that to turn it on its head and fan or not, this is worth a look.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2016

Telling one of the most interesting Batman stories in any medium, Batman: The Telltale Series is a really cool take on Batman with some great fight scenes and fun investigations. It just really needs some technical polish.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2017

Batman: The TellTale Series feels like it gives you the chance to make a lot of important feeling decisions, but sometimes it’s in situations that immediately feel contrived. Later use of them may slightly help redeem them, and choices that continue themes of the game — personal vs. private life, justice vs. vengeance, society vs. the individual– still feel relevant, it’s just a shame that the plot’s seams sometimes become very exposed.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 29, 2016

Perhaps Batman: The Telltale Series’ greatest flaw is inconsistency; playing each episode separately can make some of the weaknesses of the lesser episodes, like technical issues and poor pacing, more apparent in a way that most other Telltale series do not suffer from.

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9 / 10
Dec 29, 2016

This game is a must play for any Batman fan and a must play for any Telltale fan. The story is different and refreshing but has the best of Telltale baked in with the decisions and the flowing dialogue. It was a pleasure to play and another shining example of great story telling in a game and had some of the best QTE I’ve seen in one of their games.

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