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#35: Batman: Arkham City

Action Adventure
2011

Where Arkham Asylum earned its acclaim by using the beloved MetroidVania style, Arkham City spread its bat wings and followed the Zelda design with its large overworld and different "temples" to delve into. And since I love Zelda more than Metroid, City outclasses Asylum for me. The game has incredible pacing, as there's never a dull moment to speak of, the bosses are incredible (The Mr. Freeze fight ranks among the better boss fights I've had the pleasure to play), the overworld is full of secrets and goodies to find, and the story is top notch Batman fare. As a Zelda fan, as a Batman fan, and as a gaming fan, Arkham City hits all the right notes.