Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3

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Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3 is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Nov 20, 2017
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TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 28, 2017

I'm still very much enjoying Batman: The Enemy Within, and the way Telltale are forcing Bruce Wayne out of his punchy vigilante comfort zone

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Scored Reviews

Invision Community
10 / 10
10 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

As a verdict, I see no reason not to give this another 10/10. Nothing really I want to complain about. Engaging story, mixed up with enough gameplay sections, put in a mix of good OST and pleasant smooth graphics and we have a recipe for success.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

It's been a splendid time with Joker once again being quite something and the others of the team coming across as essentially wild cards.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2018

Season 2, or 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.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within's third episode continues the forward momentum from the first two, leading to another episode where I've been engrossed in Batman's drama.

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2017

Despite the lack of introducing new mechanics to set off the mid-season, Telltale Games took the helm with its narrative direction for Episode 3: The Fractured Mask. It’s a good way to spice things up as we get closer to the season finale, and hopefully, the next episode would not screw this momentum up.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

I enjoyed episode three quite a lot, and I'm really looking forward to see how the big reveals are going to effect the rest of the season.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 20, 2017

Acting more as a transition episode, Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 3 "Fractured Mask" is another great episode in the series, even if it isn't as fantastic as the first two. The tension is running high here and Telltale's writing is at the top of its game. If the last two episodes can live up to the first three this will easily go down as one of the developer's best.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

The highlight of Batman: The Enemy Within‘s third episode is definitely the interactions with Catwoman, but it also does a great job of moving the story forward. The overall picture is becoming increasingly clear, and the episode ends with a fantastic cliffhanger that left me on edge. The wait for episode four will be rough, but I'm excited to get out of this mess that Bruce Wayne finds himself in.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 27, 2017

I am still heavily invested in the story of Batman: The Enemy Within, and I'm excited to see how things develop from here. But little niggles like inconsequential ‘big' decisions still feel too heavy-handed and put into the story for a bit of shock value that doesn't really amount to much in the end.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 24, 2017

Telltale digs deep into Bruce Wayne's relationships, as things get complicated for the Dark Knight.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

'Fractured Mask' isn't the most eventful episode, but it's still fun, all the characters are clashing wonderfully, and it's fun waiting for the hammer to fall and your choices to bite you hard. Which will probably happen in Episode 4. We can't wait.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2017

Fractured Mask offers some of the season's best scenes in yet another strong episode in Telltale's latest season. The consistency during the two hour tale leaves a little to be desired, but Batman: The Enemy Within continues to be among the best Telltale has to offer.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jan 23, 2018

Fractured Mask is another thoroughly enjoyable episode of Batman Season 2. Though some of the decisions characters make are questionable, the re-introduction and further development of Catwoman and John’s decreasing sanity are a joy to take part in.

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Rebel Gaming Canada
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 13, 2018

The Fractured Mask was a much needed step in the right direction after the previous fumble. It seemed to get back to the basics and had a much narrower focus. Not to mention the setup for the next episode has me all kinds of excited.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Nov 22, 2017

Players new and old took to the spotlight in Batman - The Enemy Within Episode 3, and it was clear just how your decisions would affect those around you. "Fractured Mask" indeed.

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IGN Spain
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

The arrival of Catwoman not only introduces us to a very interesting character per se, but also makes the Telltale versions of Harley Quinn and Bruce Wayne/Batman better.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

When it isn't dragging its feet, the latest episode of Telltale's take on Batman offers some engaging twists and turns.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

An overabundance of subplots aside, this solid episode reinforces the fact that Batman: The Enemy Within is on a trajectory to be one of Telltale's better series.

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COGconnected
75 / 100
75 / 100
Nov 27, 2017

Overall, in Fractured Mask, Batman: The Enemy Within continues to do what it has always done best…

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

A slower episode that sacrifices action for more character development, Telltale's Batman game is shaping up to not only redefine the dark knight but also his greatest nemesis as Bruce Wayne finds himself caught up in a dangerous game.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

Fractured Mask is a well written and engaging episode that restored our trust in Batman: The Enemy Within series. For the first time in a long while for a Telltale's game, we are very interested in the possible outcome that awaits Bruce and the other main characters in the next episode.

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Player.One
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

Batman: The Enemy Within's third episode can't keep up with the two great episodes before it.

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Explosion Network
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 23, 2017

Fractured Mask was a great episode with plenty of character moments I loved. But my favourite thing about the episode was ending it, realising there are two episodes left and I really can't see the direction the story is heading -- which is exciting.

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Gamelite
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2017

The episode three of Batman: The Enemy Within seems a real link to the first chapter of the saga, using some themes and characters that have fallen into oblivion and which now come back with force.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 22, 2017

If they can trust themselves to focus on the stronger points like this romance and not sell out to hit some punches thrown quota, this season could feel uniquely different than other Batman stories.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 26, 2017

Episode 3: Fractured Mask doesn't quite hit the same highs as its immediate predecessor, but the tangled web that Telltale's cast in Batman: The Enemy Within is getting increasingly intriguing with each episode. This particular instalment may pump the brakes slightly in order to include necessary setup for the impending finale, but it feels meaningful, and the scenes with Selina and Bruce are particularly engaging.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2017

Fractured Mask hits the ground running from the very start. Its main story elements march along to a respectable beat to deliver an entertaining third chapter.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 24, 2017

Fractured Mask takes the story to a new direction by representing Catwoman and focusing more on Batman's role. The only downside is that the choices from previous episode aren't really in effect here and one might feel that this will continue in the future episodes too.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 28, 2018

There is a lot to juggle with two episodes to go, and there promises to be plenty of heartbreak along the way.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2017

This isn't the worst or the best of the one and a half seasons of Batman that Telltale Games has provided us. It's good, but not great as the story itself feels as though it is setting us up for the last half of this season, but thankfully this is not one of those episodes that just treads water and completely stalls out the plot in favor of some new character introductions.

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FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 29, 2017

A returning character turns Episode 3 of Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within AKA Broken Mask into an action packed and tense period in the series.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Rebounding from a weak second episode, Batman: The Enemy Within's third episode restores my hopes that this season will turn out well. Major developments around Batman's big secret and strong interactions with Harley Quinn, Selina Kyle, and John make Fractured Mask work, right up until the extremely abrupt ending.

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Digiato
68 / 100
Digiato
Shayan Karami

Top Critic

68 / 100
Nov 23, 2017

Due to poor dialogues, not necessarily complicated plot and the game being too easy; The third episode of Batman: The Enemy Withing is deeply troubled. Although the gorgeous comic graphics and good characterization of Joker and Bruce Wayne still saves the whole experience somehow.

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Entertainment Buddha
65 / 100
65 / 100
Nov 22, 2017

This episode drags the momentum of this second season down a bit, so if you haven't already been playing The Enemy Within, I'd wait on picking it up until the full season ends to see if the final two episodes can make up for this rather boring third one.

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GamesBeat
60 / 100
60 / 100
Nov 21, 2017

With only two episodes left, Telltale needs to raise the stakes and ramp up the urgency of Batman's mission.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jan 7, 2018

There is no interesting plot, deep characters and villains. And all the cult heroes look bleak and naive.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 21, 2017

With "Fractured Mask," Telltale Games offers a satisfying third episode. Bruce "Batman" Wayne has a lot on his plate and its getting harder and harder for him to please everybody without blowing his cover and revealing his secret identity. Unfortunately for non-English speakers, the game wouldn't start with French subtitles enabled.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Although there is some excellent work put in by Catwoman and John Doe, Fractured Mask is ultimately just a series of "Choose A or B" conversations, taking place in overly-familiar locales, with stakes not quite as high as the game would have you believe. With only two episodes remaining, it's going to take something special to kick this story into high gear for the climax. It certainly isn't impossible; even when the chips are down, you can always bet on Bat.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 20, 2017

Batman's third episode from season two does enough to keep the overall story ticking over, but a crowded narrative and confusing relationships mean this is the low point so far. Episode four will have to do much better.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 25, 2017

Episode 3 of Batman: The Enemy Within adequately follows through with some earlier plot points, but it doesn't do much else.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 25, 2017

A slow episode that shows that many of the game's characters don't have a long shelf life. Hopefully episode four can right the ship.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

4 / 10
Nov 25, 2017

A little better than The Pact in some ways and a lot worse in many others, Fractured Mask feels as if Telltale Games just wants to "get it over with," and, as a result, just churns out another uninteresting chapter, where nothing really seems to ever happen.

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