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Did Batman games peak in popularity between the late 00’s-early 10’s?

As many people know Batman has been a popular heroic figure in America since the 40’s since the early days of Detective Comics. Its amazing to see how far the Batman franchise has come over the past several decades. We have seen countless Batman shows and movies since the 60’s and numerous games in relation to the character dating back to the 80’s. There are many people who would mutually agree that the best Batman titles came during the PS3/Xbox 360 era of gaming during the late 00’s-early 10’s. Ever since, the release of the Dark Knight movie in ‘08 Batman had seemingly become more popular as a superhero than ever before. The Dark Knight movie earned $1.005 million in the box office and is considered to be one of the greatest superhero movies of the 00’s decade. Following the release of the Dark Knight movie we got to see the release of games like Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight between ‘09-‘15. Each Batman game just mentioned ended up becoming highly successful especially since they were all developed by Rocksteady Studios. The gameplay, storytelling and visual aspects of both Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight still holds up great to this day.

Even though, Arkham Asylum from ‘09 and Arkham City from ‘11 were awesome everyone has their own respective opinions on which Batman game they like the most. There might be fans of the virtual reality experience who loved Batman VR from ‘16 the better than anything else. Their might be older school gamers who were fans of the like the Batman arcade title from ‘92. However, in terms of overall quality the best Batman video games definitely came out within the past decade or so. Also, it seems very unlikely that Gotham Knights game which is scheduled to be released in ‘22; will reach the level of popularity that Arkham Asylum & Arkham City was at.

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