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"Batman: Arkham City"

Publisher: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Superhero games, traditionally, have been uniformly terrible. But in 2009, Warner Bros. and developer Rocksteady broke that trend with "Batman: Arkham Asylum." This sequel builds on that, offering plenty of side missions and extras that make it not only the best superhero game to date, but quite possibly the best game of 2011.

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