User Reviews
Batman Arkham City Lockdown

Batman Arkham City Lockdown is an iOS app for the iPhone and iPad, an interpretation of the popular Batman Arkham City console game that was released in November. This title seeks to replicate all the thrills of its console cousin in a much more streamlined format that is suited for portable devices. Although this title hasn’t received as much hype as Arkham City did, it should still manage to excite Batman fans looking to beat up bad guys on their iPad or iPod touch.

Batman Arkham City Lockdown eschews the sprawling, multiple opponent fights found in the console version of the title and instead focuses on one-on-one brawls. Over the course of the game, players will guide Batman through fights with some of Gotham City’s most notorious villians, such as the Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin. However, before players can start taking on these super-criminals, they’ll start out in a tutorial stage where they learn how to fight against a lowly street thug.

Batman Arkham City Lockdown iOS app review

After getting acquainted with how the combat system works, players will travel to the Batcave where they can get an overview of the fights currently available to choose from. At first only a few locations in Gotham City are unlocked, and most of the villains in these locations are fairly easy. After a while, Batman will eventually start to face more difficult opponents, and towards the end of the program players will be forced to take on several opponents in succession. Once players have completed a certain amount of missions in a certain area of the city, a boss battle will become unlocked.

Batman Arkham City Lockdown iOS app review

One of the features that really shines in Batman Arkham City Lockdown is the title’s character progression system. As Batman defeats opponents, he will earn two different types of currency: experience points and Waynetech points. Experience points can be used to level up Batman, which give players the option of increasing one of his stats, such as health or attack damage. Waynetech points, on the other hand, can be used to unlock different gadgets and special attacks for Batman, such as combat armor or smoke pellets.

The controls in Batman Arkham City Lockdown are very simple, and most players should be able to learn them within minutes. To swing at an opponent, players only need to flick their fingers to the left or right, and Batman will throw a punch with the respective arm. To dodge enemy attacks, players can quickly tap the screen and let go. If players flick their fingers in an upward motion, Batman performs an uppercut. A downward flick will execute a counterattack that leaves enemies stunned.

Batman Arkham City Lockdown iPhone app review

Since Batman Arkham City Lockdown is based off of a console application, many gamers will have high expectations for the title’s graphics. Fortunately, the Unreal Engine that powers the application’s graphics doesn’t disappoint. All the graphics are sharp and detailed, and players can make out lots of little details, such as the smile on the Joker’s face or the Penguin’s monocle. The application’s presentation is also top-notch, with lots of little touches that go a long way towards immersing players in the role of Batman.

One of the main drawbacks of Batman Arkham City Lockdown is its steep price of $5.99. Even though everything in the title is very well done, there just isn’t enough of it to justify the expensive price tag for this iPad and iPhone app. Although the title offers plenty of henchmen to beat up, the real fun is the boss battles. Unfortunately, these boss battles are very few and far between, meaning that the title gets very repetitious when not doing boss fights.

Here is a video demo of the Batman Arkham City Lockdown app on the iPhone

AppSafari Rating: 4/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.
Download Batman Arkham City Lockdown at iTunes App Store
Price: $5.99
Developer: Warner Bros.
Version: 1.0
Size: 612.00 MB
AppSafari review of Batman Arkham City Lockdown was written by on December 12th, 2011 and categorized under Action, Adventure, App Store, Beat-em Up, Featured, Fighter, Games, iPad apps, Universal. Page viewed 10659 times, 2 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.
Sudoku Kai - free game

9 Comments to “Batman Arkham City Lockdown”

  1. This application is very good , as always play when I’m coming home from work , I’m really enjoying this game.

  2. Thank you for that text! I was looking for it.

  3. Hello,
    Thank you! I was a long time looking for this content.

  4. The graphics are even incredible!

  5. Awesome graphics, very creative!!!!

  6. Thanks for this post!!

  7. Batman is awesome!

  8. Hey, thanks for the sharing!

  9. Hello, thank you my friend.

Leave Comment

About AppSafari

Looking for the best iPhone, iPad & iPod touch apps? Reviews of the best new iPhone apps daily since 2007. The App Store is a jungle. Go on a safari of over 7263 iPhone, iPod touch & iPad apps & discover new iOS apps.

Enter your email address:

New Apps Sent to your Mailbox

Discover AppSafari

Welcome to AppSafari. Our team loves apps and is dedicated to writing iPhone app reviews to help you find the best new & free iPhone apps in the App Store. For the latest App Store buzz check out the Trending iPhone apps updated daily with free games worth downloading. Enter our giveaway contest to win free apps every day. You can browse the site in either gallery or list layout.

Where to go from here

More from AppSafari

Got mail? Subscribe to AppSafari by Email. Watch funny and interesting iPhone Videos gathered from around the web.

© 2007-2019 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy.
This site is not associated with Apple Inc. or its partners. iPod, iPhone, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.
App Screenshot loading
AppStore Read Review