Batman Top 7


  • maul - June 24, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    I think the fact that batman has no powers makes him more believable and the fact that he's a one man wreaking machine makes him cool. They should give players the choice in the games if they want their batman to be a true vigilante and kill. That would rock.
  • Shnubby - July 21, 2012 3 p.m.

    Spider-Man could have great games too if he had a better developer! But yes, batman is awesome!
  • zombi3grim - July 17, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Batman is a badass. Enough said.
  • ChiChiRocket - July 17, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    First reason is why I cannot see them ever letting you drive the Batmobile in any of Arkham games. Even if Batman doesn't kill people in the games, there will always be someone behind the controller trying to make him do it. Put Batman behind the wheel, and someone is going to try to get him to run over a random thug's head. It just isn't going to happen.
  • AuthorityFigure - July 17, 2012 3:33 a.m.

    Everyone bitched when Darth Vader (a non-video game character) was voted Greatest Game Villian, but when Batman (equally unqualified) is proposed as the best game character nobody disagrees for a second. Weird.
  • codystovall - July 17, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    not weird both are videogame characters but vaders games sucked (especially the last battle against him) and batman has 2 game that are now 2 of the greatest ever.
  • LordRevan111 - July 16, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    To be fair...Shepard wasnt exactly sleeping well either...
  • BladedFalcon - July 17, 2012 5:43 a.m.

    Yes, but it wasn't because all of the deaths HE caused... But because of the death of ONE single child he barely knew for a couple seconds and that he could have never helped to begin with. Oh, but when several of his closest squadmates (And potentially, even love interests.) died in the past, he slept like a rock. Really, don't get me started on the amount of bullshit those "nightmare" sequences and that stupid kid have created. Honestly that whole thing bothers me far more than the endings ever did.
  • zombi3grim - July 17, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    I dont let video game stories bother me
  • TheFabricOfTime - July 16, 2012 8:38 p.m.

    I asked a girl out to the movies... only Batman's playing this weekend, and she doesn't like Batman... HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE BATMAN?!?
  • n00b - July 17, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    i don't like batman that much either
  • Zaneer568 - July 16, 2012 5:15 p.m.

    Or, as Batman would say "Because I'm BATMAN".
  • n00b - July 16, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    Point # 7 invalidated "#3 Batman Doesn't Kill Unless He Does"
  • KA87 - July 16, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    Because everyone wants to be a billionaire that is secretly a superhero. That is so much cooler than being a reporter or a guy that takes pictures of himself for a newspaper (that is really creepy if you think about it). Also the women come looking for him unlike the other two who are just keep chasing the same girl all the time.
  • BladedFalcon - July 16, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    Actually... I wouldn't like to be like Batman. I LOVE reading, watching and playing stories as Batman, because he IS a great and interesting character, but i would never want to have his life. I mean, superficial, yeah, it seems cool to be a billionaire and playboy that could get anything and any woman he wants, and then also be strong and smart enough to take on the world's most dangerous criminals... But have you SEEN Batman's attitude most of the time? He seldom is a happy guy, and when he is, it never lasts long. he tends to be brooding and an asshole for a reason: He's fucking miserable. And honestly, who wouldn't be? He's a Billionaire mainly because he lost his parents prematurely, so for one, that means adios childhood, and hello emotional trauma for the rest of his life. Try as best as he can't, he can't never remain with a woman, even one he truly loves, for long because precisely the life he has. And due to this, he is also ALWAYS a target and in constant danger of being killed of worse. So yeah... I think you're confusing what would make a great character, one that's fun to hear stories about... And another very different thing is what would make an actual great, happy life.
  • KA87 - July 17, 2012 4:42 a.m.

    I completely agree, I just meant that from a superhero game stand point that his normal life would be a lot more interesting then Clark Kent’s or Peter Park’s normal life. Just think about if you actually had to play as some of these heroes in their everyday lives. Kent: Your task today is to accompany that female reporter that hardly gives the time of day to the local grocery store were the girl scouts are selling cookies. Fun. (side note, why does no one seem to realize that Kent and Superman are the same person? The only difference between their faces is a pair of glasses.) Parker: Your task today is to is to put on a Spiderman costume and take pics of yourself by a snowman and then sell them to a blowhard editor. After that you need to go over to your rich friend’s house and fail miserably to court Mary Jane before going home to your grandma’s house. Fun. Wayne: Here are today’s tasks: 1. Drive your $250,000 car around. 2. Buy the Bobcats and find away to make them win less games. 3. Eat lunch with Slash. 4. Go to an auction and buy stuff for your mansion. 5. Go order the people at Wayne Corp. to make some new gadget for Batman. 6. Take Megan Fox to dinner. That kind seems like it would be more fun.
  • garnsr - July 16, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    Watching the Adam West show recently on the Hub, you see just how mortal and fallible Batman can be. He's a terrible fighter a lot of the time, is easily captured at the end of the first part of every story, and once Batgirl comes along he gets saved by her every episode. I guess that's how it would really be if we were Batman, but it's funny on TV.
  • slimjim441 - July 16, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    The Adam West Batman series represents a great insight into the story of Batman during the Silver Age of comics and insight into the common mentality of the 60s in general. I love Batman, and a handful of the villains from the show, namely Penguin, still stand as the best portrayal of those villains to date. HOWEVER, the show was so cheesy at times, you have to put your love for Batman aside and just laugh at how ridiculous he is. The reason Batgirl was constantly saving Batman was because of the feminist campaigns and women's rights movements at the time; they wanted/needed to show that women are more than just kitchen slaves. They even did a hilarious PSA about it. But in the end, Batman will always be the best super hero ever, because he's the 'goddamn Batman.' Unless Grant Morrison is involved, in which case, Grant Morrison can just die. With Damien. Both of them can die.
  • Japanaman - July 16, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    And the real top reason he's the perfect video game hero is.... (Drumroll, please), he doesn't fly!!! Remember all those great flying games like Silver Surfer, Superman 64, Superman Returns, and Superman for the Atari 2600? Yeah neither do I since I tried to erase the memory of their existance from my head.
  • AuthorityFigure - July 17, 2012 3:35 a.m.

    Technically the Silver Surfer doesn't fly either - it's his magic 'board. Unless of course you count the Batwing as Batman flying too.

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