Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2

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Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

Based on 53 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 13, 2017

I'm really enjoying The Enemy Within so far, after a strong opener and now a second episode that drags Bruce further than ever before, and strips him of any real sense of control over the situation.

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ACG
Unscored
ACG

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 3, 2017
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Critical Hit
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 10, 2017

It's those very hard choices which form the true spine of Enemy Within's storyline.

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Scored Reviews

Invision Community
10 / 10
10 / 10
Oct 15, 2017

What can I say, this season is turning out to be one hell of a journey and I am loving every bit of it. I can’t really think of anything negative I want to whine about or something that would stop me from giving this episode a full on 10, which is not something often occurring.

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Impulsegamer
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2017

Batman must ask himself what he is willing to do to infiltrate the crime syndicate.

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GameSpew
90%
90%
Oct 2, 2017

Episode 2: The Pact far exceeded my expectations.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 5, 2017

Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within continues with a fantastic second episode that's full of surprises and gets back to basics.

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TheXboxHub
Oct 23, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within is flying high at the moment, with a cast of intriguing characters bearing their own identities which feel unique to the series, despite many of them having multiple incarnations in other forms of media. I laughed, was partially fearful of what Bruce has gotten himself into, and felt regular surges of adrenaline as I tried to be convincing as a potential member of the brilliant criminal ensemble in “The Pact”.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Oct 2, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 'The Pact' is yet another fantastic episode in this series. It was going to be hard to top the greatness of season one, but if these first two episodes are any indication, we might be in for one of Telltale's best yet. The action, drama, characters, and story are all firing on all cylinders and fans of Batman owe it to themselves to check this series out.

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Player.One
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within keeps the suspense high through the second episode of the new series.

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Gamerheadquarters
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

The Pact is a good place from which the rest of the season can build for what should be a very interesting conclusion.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2017

Season 2 of Batman: The Enemy Within is off to a much stronger start than season 1, and with the twists, turns, and startling revelations that capped off last season's finale, I cannot wait to see where Telltale takes this series next. Episode 2 turns the dial up to 11 as we see Bruce at his most ruthless as he is forced to infiltrate and take down Gotham's most notorious group of criminals from among their own ranks.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

It's difficult to get excited about Telltale Games at the moment, but this has me hooked and I can't wait for the next episode.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

The Pact is filled with uncomfortable moments that force the player to choose between the right thing and their cover. It also makes important moves to flesh out the season's story arc, and ends with an awesome teaser for episode three. Telltale Games is on a roll this season, and The Enemy Within continues to be some of the developer's best work.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within's second episode continues most of the strengths from the first, with the lack of any real action being the only downside. Thankfully, the extremely strong story and characters continue to shine here.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within – The Pact ends in a cliffhanger, as is to be expected from a Telltale Games episodic release, and it will definitely leave you wanting more. Luckily the third episode for the series releases soon, so the wait won't be that long!

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

A great continuation of the solid work wrought in the season opener, ‘The Pact' ensures that Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within continues to soar.

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Gamelite
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

This second episode continues to be able to involve the player and guarantee a lot of twists. An episode different from the previous one, with many really difficult choices.

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Sirus Gaming
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Episode 2: The Pact touches the subject of Bruce Wayne entering the criminal world like his father in the past, developing an intimate relationship with John Doe pushes the plot direction to a lot of possibilities in the succeeding events. While The Pact didn’t have a big bang in the ending, I am still exciting for what is to come in Episode 3: The Fractured Mask.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 2, 2017

Telltale flips the script on Joker and presents a cool new take on Harley Quinn in episode 2 of Batman: The Enemy Within

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 4, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode Two: The Pact is one of the best Telltale episodes in a long time. Going behind enemy lines with some of Gotham's greatest gangsters makes for a brilliantly tense dynamic, as you wrestle with socially awkward situations in order to keep everyone on-side. With so many different plot threads dangling, it was only a matter of time before a certain kitten came out to play – and the return of Catwoman sets up a third episode that we can't wait to experience.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 5, 2017

We'll know if The Enemy Within is a truly memorable Telltale product if they can avoid their middle episode valley, but for now, it remains worth getting into costume.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Oct 5, 2017

While not as good as the season premiere, Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 - The Pact brings some very interesting storylines and characterizations to the forefront, and puts both Batman and Bruce Wayne into some very interesting positions.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Telltale's Season 2 of Batman started strong, but it was with Episode 2 where they had to prove they could keep the momentum going. They've succeeded.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 5, 2017

The Pact provides a highly compelling, Bruce Wayne-focused episode that continues to push the momentum of this season forward at a fast pace. The lack of common Telltale features may be a bit off-putting to some fans, but those eager to see Gotham's diverse cast of characters at their best will find plenty to enjoy with The Pact.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 8, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within: The Pact is Telltale at its best. A fluid, competent, charming story, mixed with smart integration of QTEs and action sequences, will leave the audience chomping at the bit for more. There are some moments that don't feel quite as tight, and will remind you that, yes, this is a game. Those moments don't detract from the fact that this is such a solid instalment that it may be some of Telltale's best work.

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 10, 2017

Featuring a new wave of villains, the second episode of Batman: The Enemy Within adds elements that make the plot of the season increasingly more interesting for the hero's fans. The

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Geek Culture Podcast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Most players know what to expect from Telltale Games by now and they have delivered for the most part once again with Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 – The Pact. Being given only one real puzzle in the episode is certain a letdown after past episodes. The introduction of new enemies from Batman’s rogues gallery and another suspenseful cliffhanger that brings back a familiar character from the first game though will leave you awaiting the next episode after finishing up Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 – The Pact.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2017

The Pact continues to do right by the Batman universe by both establishing old fan favorites, and by trying new things with Harley Quinn and the Joker.

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GamesBeat
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 2, 2017

With each episode, John Doe edges ever closer to irredeemable insanity, and the question of whether or not you can save him remains an engaging one.

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Digiato
75 / 100
Digiato
Shayan Karami

Top Critic

75 / 100
Oct 16, 2017

The Pact is yet another imperfect episode from Telltale which repeats previous technical issues and misleads this series from the great path that was began in the first place. Having that in mind, we’re still interested in seeing where story goes in upcoming episodes.

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Pure Playstation
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within, Episode 2: The Pact, continues to build a new season with a handful of competing villains, inner conflicts, and fallout from the first season. Although it never hit the heights of episode 1 and lessened the impact of your only real decision, it is still an easy recommendation for fans of the series.

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COGconnected
72 / 100
72 / 100
Oct 2, 2017

The Pact moves the series' story forward nicely, confronting players with interesting, serious moral dilemmas.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

The Pact weaves a convoluted story that's an improvement over the first episode and ultimately entertaining if you're willing to suspend your disbelief.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 2, 2017

As far as the story goes, things are definitely starting to heat up. Even as I chose to cooperate with Waller, it's clear that tensions are starting to brew between Bruce and her.

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AusGamers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

Overall, a good but not great episode.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2017

With presence of Bruce Wayne and new enemies, story goes in a new path and tries to focus on characters relationship, although its not impressive and you are playing a scripted story and you cant change it very much.

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Entertainment Buddha
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 10, 2017

This episode can get dull with its pacing at times, but the focus on Bruce Wayne does lead to some new insights into what makes him tick, as well as the motivations and personalities of some of Gotham's most iconic criminals.

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Explosion Network
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 3, 2017

The Pact was a great introduction to Harley, who was fresh, fun and menacing, and Bane was great as a smart musclehead.

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TrustedReviews
Oct 2, 2017

Batman's second episode in season two — known as The Pact — takes The Dark Knight and continues to refine him in a very unique way. If the whole series can pay off this story, it'll be very good indeed.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2017

In The Pact, it's time to learn something more about the good and the bad guys we are going to deal with for the rest of the series, but the episode feels very slow-paced and forgets about half of the gameplay mechanics we saw in Episode 1.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

Our latest chapter opens with an intense scene, which bodes well for Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2: The Pact. Unfortunately, the rest of the episode just never manages to maintain that momentum and left me hoping that Episode 3 can right the ship as too many characters are crammed into this episode with too little payout for decisions that are made during the chapter.

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Rebel Gaming Canada
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

Honestly I was very disappointed with this episode. I'd feel bad recommending anyone to purchase the season pass at this point. In these episodic games the quality from episode to episode fluctuates understandably. This is why I refuse to give them a final rating until the whole season has been released. There was very little detective work in this episode and far too much time spent with a far too annoying Harley Quinn. The sheer number of villains on the go now is also overwhelming and guarantees most will barely get a word in edge wise.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

The Pact is a fair episode, with some familiar faces and a couple of great scenes. But due to its odd plotting, overbooked roster, and distracting technical flaws, it didn't suck me in like the previous chapter did. Still, outside of the horrible lock-up issues, it was an acceptable way to while away two hours. I'm intrigued to see where the story goes next.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 18, 2017

It seems that Batman: The Enemy Within was done by completely different people who returned to poorly written instructions for creating a blockbuster at home.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 5, 2017

"The Pact" is an interesting follow-up to "The Enigma." Even though this second episode doesn't change the game's formula, it showcases a side of Bruce Wayne Batman fans haven't seen before in video games. The new Harley Quinn-Joker dynamic is also pretty interesting.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 6, 2017

Telltale's minimalist gameplay is exaggerated further in Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2: The Pact, to its benefit, but the plot seems to have been fumbled in the process.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

This episode treats us to a unique variation on some classics characters which adds some narrative flare. Yet it falls short where it counts with the moment-to-moment gameplay.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 28, 2018

Unfortunately, this whole dynamic is a great risk for Bruce to take; he could potentially lose more than just his company should his evil endeavours and the company he keeps come to the public light.

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IGN Spain
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

The great Harley Quinn design is not enough for this episode that remind us the mediocre first season.

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PC Aficionado
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2017

Whilst this episode does expand on the story, and open some interesting future plot lines, it is definitely a filler episode for the most part. It is leading up to a much more in depth episode 3, and judging by the cliff hanger at the end of this episode, things are really about to heat up a bit too.

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IGN
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2017

I still love Telltale's take on the Bat-verse, but the remaining episodes of The Enemy Within have an uphill climb to get this season back on track.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

4 / 10
Oct 8, 2017

Compared to the rest of Batman's Telltale adventures, The Pact is simply the worst of the bunch. Instead of trying to tell a good story, it tries to cram up as many famous Batman villains as possible, but forgets to do anything of any worth with them.

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