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Feb 15, 2012

Gotham City Impostors Reviews and more

Based on 11 critics - Overal Score: 77 / 100

GameInfo: Gotham City Impostors is a first-person shooter multiplayer-only video game set in the universe of DC Comics' Batman. Developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the
downloadable game will be played from the perspective of two teams each trying to kill the other: one with people dressed like Batman and the other with people dressed like his archenemy, The Joker.

Gameplay: Gotham City Impostors is a 6 vs 6 first person shooter multiplayer game featuring customizable characters. Players take on the role of either amateur vigilantes (the Bats faction) or villains (the Jokerz faction). The game features a range of both traditional and imagined weapons.

Critic Score

The Controller Online Have you ever read a Batman comic and wondered what the ordinary citizens of Gotham City were like? As you might expect, considering the things they have to deal with on a daily basis, some of them are pretty crazy. Monolith took to the streets of Gotham to give you a look at what happens when Batman and The Joker are tied up fighting each other. Copycat gangs, or Impostors, war in the streets. Gotham City Impostors has one of the most original settings we’ve seen, in a multiplayer shooter, in a long time and despite its goofy exterior, the action is dead serious. Read Full Review

The Married Gamers I’ve got to admit that I didn’t know what to think about Gotham City Impostors when it was first announced, especially since the news seemed to be riding on the coattails of that OTHER recently released and critically acclaimed Batman game (yes, I’m looking at you, Arkham City). I was worried that I was going to get stuck playing some generic FPS wrapped up in a Batman license. What I got instead was a wildly good time with friends, lots of action, and a sudden urge to tape a Bat-symbol to my chest and take to the streets for more crime-fighting fun. Read Full Review

Seriousless News Gotham City Impostors is a newly released first person shooter game on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 consoles and Steam online service. The game incorporates people who have taken it upon themselves to either do the justice work that batman does or spread the havoc that Joker does. The player is then pitted into the fray fighting on both sides of the coin swinging from Order to madness. Read Full Review

The Love Of Gaming For a downloadable game on XBLA/PSN/Steam, Gotham City Impostors is surprisingly deep and loads of fun. The game is loaded with charm and humor and I can see this game becoming my new shooter or choice, as soon as some of its problems are ironed out though. This isn’t the Batman FPS we deserve, but it’s the Batman FPS we need (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). Gotham City Impostors is now available for XBLA, PSN, and Steam for $15. Read Full Review

DreadCentral Gotham City Impostors is almost entirely dedicated to multiplayer, and that means there is very little storyline to the game. The game shows that there are two rivaling gangs--The Batz and The Jokerz--fighting for control of Gotham or some whimsical nonsense. Somewhere between the corny one liners, bleeped curse words and blurred middle fingers you get an idea of what this game is all about even though you might wish you hadn't once you do see what the game offers as a story. You can find out this information by playing through the Initiation Mode, and aside from Challenge Mode, the rest of the game is made up of online multiplayer modes. Read Full Review

GameZebo Still, the complaints we have can largely be overlooked once you actually get into a match, because the gameplay itself is so good. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a great new budget priced game like Battlefield 1943 or Team Fortress 2, but Gotham City Impostors wears that title nicely. With plenty of variety in maps, modes, and loadouts, it’s the sort of thing genre fans have been clamouring for. The wacky twist on the Batman universe is just icing on the cake. Read Full Review

Comic Attack If you’re not into first-person-shooters, Gotham City Impostors isn’t going to change your mind, but at only $15, you won’t find a game more worthy of your cash than this. Though the Batman motif is fun for us comic book fans, any FPS buff will do themselves right by giving this a download. Read Full Review

JustPushStart The game absolutely oozes with personality that it’s simply dripping with it. There’s no other way to say it. For all of the personality shown in the trailers and animated shorts, the wackiness and general fun feel of the game keeps a consistent tone from every gunshot to every menu, even loading screen features this. The game is simply not content with letting you play an average, serious shooter; instead it creates a tone very rarely seen in online shooters, omitting one extremely popular, memetic, cartoonish, cult classic entry into the genre. Read Full Review

RivalTide At the end of the day I like Gotham City Impostors but it’s not one of my top arcade games and right now it has some server problems I have personally only suffered a few disconnects but have had people tell me about it happening near after every round. There’s also no level set which makes the level system seem kind pointless since you can be on a team level 8-15 facing a team with members level 36-52 as has happened to me and since it only has 5 maps and 3 gametypes I can’t see anyone playing marathon sessions of it but with DLC already announced I expect it’ll get a fair amount of support and updates over time so it may get even better. Read Full Review

Eurogamer Gotham City Impostors offers a minimum of substantive content - maps, in particular - and a maximum of unlockables that put unrealistic demands for grinding next to a 'buy now' button. It is possible, apparently, to reach character level 1000 in this. I cannot imagine it. The gadget-enabled shooter at the heart of Gotham City Impostors is fun, smart, and hard to dislike. But it's impossible to recommend. Read Full Review

NGN Had I told you 3 years ago that a Batman first person shooter was being developed, you likely would have scoffed. At that time, on the eve of the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum, the words “Batman” and “video games” were most fondly associated with NES and SNES titles. But Rocksteady's Arkham games have paved the road for successful, smaller games with the Batman name. That's where developer Monolith stepped in with Gotham City Imposters. Known for the No One Lives Forever, F.E.A.R., and Condemned series, Monolith has quite the First Person Shooter pedigree behind it. Can it make the transition into the competitive downloadable space, and is the game worth your money? Read Full Review



Genre: Shooter
Style: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: February 7, 2012
Developer: Monolith Productions, Inc.
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive


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