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PlayStation news: Top Tips – Batman: Arkham City

Bring rough justice to the streets of Arkham City– equip these handy tips from Rocksteady Studios into your PlayStation 3 utility belt.

Want to fight like the Dark Knight in Batman: Arkham City? You don’t need to be like Bruce Wayne and travel around the world learning every form of combat that’s ever existed – simply follow these Challenge mode pointers from Sarah Wellock, community manager at Rocksteady Studios.

From the Asylum to the City

The combat in Batman: Arkham City is the same used in Batman: Arkham Asylum. The key is to always make some form of contact with someone, whether you’re evading, stunning or striking. This gets you into the rhythm of the game and you’ll get a better score through the combos you’ll create.

The Cat versus the Bat

Batman is useful to start with if you want to get a high score. You only play as Catwoman for around 10 per cent of Batman: Arkham City’s main story mode, so you’ll be more familiar with Batman’s moves and style when you first play.

Batman is a powerful juggernaut, so you’ll take down thugs efficiently, however, he’s also a bit slower than Catwoman. So counter-attack often to defeat some of the quicker enemies.

Playing the Challenge mode maps with Catwoman requires a bit more time to learn how her moves work effectively in that environment. And, while she has twice the speed of Batman, she does half the damage. So take advantage of her unique skills, such as her whip and caltrops. Keep jumping around to get a bit more breathing space and make use of the whip stun attack if you find yourself backed into a corner.

The art of fighting, without fighting

As the difficulty begins to increase, evading and counter attacking are essential, so make sure you master these techniques during the easier levels of the challenge. Batman: Arkham City is designed to make you look cool no matter who you play as, so if you’re new to the series you’ll still feel like a superhero while you’re learning the ropes.

Think like the Bat

Don’t be afraid to use gadgets in your attacks as Batman. In Arkham Asylum, if you used your gadgets in combat you would lose your combo. In Arkham City you can use gadgets to keep your combos going, so things like the Batclaw and batarangs are useful to help rack up a great score.

Batman’s explosive gel is also very useful once you’re comfortable with it. The gadget can either be sprayed on the ground or an enemy, and then detonated whenever you like, so make best use of it when you want to build a combo or if you’re on the wrong end of a beating and need some space.

Not all criminals are superstitious and cowardly

When you get to the higher difficulty levels and there are lots of tricky baddies to take on, it’s sometimes best to start off by concentrating on countering to reduce their numbers. There will be a lot of guys coming at you at once, so it’s easy to lose track of an incoming attack which can put you on the back foot.

Whittle down their numbers with sneaky counter-attacks and takedowns, and when things become more manageable you can begin a brutal assault without fear of being blindsided.

A knuckle sandwich for table nine

Don’t forget to make use of your Beatdown attack, which unleashes a flurry of punches and kicks on your hapless opponent and increases your combo count. There are some dangerous armoured enemies who need to be taken care of quickly and a Beatdown is the most efficient method to do this.

Panic is the enemy

Don’t panic. Batman: Arkham City’s combat is all about rhythm and flow, and while there are a lot of thugs attacking you at once there’s always a way to counter them while fending off other approaching baddies.

Panicking will often result in missing out vital moves such as the double and triple takedowns, which also means you miss out on a massive combo bonus. So just like Batman, you have to stay calm no matter what.

Ready to show the criminals of Gotham the error of their ways? Buy Batman: Arkham City on PlayStation 3 now.

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Posted on October 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »

PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 79

The latest PS3 news:

Crack crime with LA Noire, leap into some electrifying action in inFamous 2 and catch up on all the latest E3 and PlayStation Vita news this weekend.

A superpowered experience awaits with inFamous 2

Have you tried the epic superhero adventure of inFamous 2 on PlayStation 3 yet? A city-smashing entity known as The Beast is making its way to New Marais in the American Deep South and only the superpowered adventurer Cole MacGrath can stop it – if he wants to.

You can be the hero of the hour… or the villain who destroys everything in his path. It’s an electrifying journey you’ll never forget, so pick up a copy on Blu-ray Disc or download it from PlayStation Store now.

You could win a limited edition DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller bundle and a copy of the game in our inFamous 2 competition.

Start a war with DUNGEON SIEGE III

The battle for the magical kingdom of Ehb has begun – and you’re in the thick of it. DUNGEON SIEGE III on PS3 pits you against an army of dangerous creatures, where only your weapons and wits can save Ehb from doom.

Select your character class and fight for your life in this epic action role-playing game.

Explore Wonderland in Alice: Madness Returns

The grip of madness is choking Wonderland. Can you loosen it by assuming control of heroine Alice, in PS3 action adventure, Alice: Madness Returns? It will take a brave soul to stay sane at the sight of twisted characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen…

Go deeper down the rabbit hole than ever before with Alice: Madness Returns.

More monkey madness with Ape Escape

Your PS3 is about to swing into some monkey mayhem with the Ape Escape demo available for free on PlayStation Store. Battle hundreds of cheeky chimps using PlayStation Move as your wacky weapon. This demo gives you the perfect taste of what it’s like to go bananas with this frantic game, so download it today.

If you want to try your luck at winning a copy of Ape Escape, a PlayStation 3 system and a PlayStation Move motion controller, enter our Ape Escape competition too – just head over to and go ape…

The crime scene is yours in L.A. Noire

Make sure you’re first to the seedy 1940s crime scenes of L.A. Noire by downloading the L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass from PlayStation Store. The pass gives you access to a variety of downloadable content such as The Broderick Detective Suit and bonus case, The Naked City. Crime never rests, so with the L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass you’ll always be one step ahead – download it from PlayStation Store now.

Missed out on all the E3 excitement? Catch up here

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011 was a spectacular explosion of video game news – and while the curtain has fallen for another year, we’ve made sure you can catch up on all the exciting announcements and unveilings over at and And you can find out what we thought of games such as Tomb Raider and Street Fighter X TEKKEN in our round-up feature at

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Posted on June 21st, 2011 by  |  No Comments »