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Batman Arkham Knight - Red Hood Story Pack Review

By Richard "Bond OO7" Walkerdine

Developer: Rocksteady Games
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Format: PS4
Release Date: 23rd June
Copy purchased by the reviewer
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The Red Hood Story Pack sounds like it might be quite a substantial piece of content. It is not. You take on the role of Red Hood after the events of Arkham Knight to bring down Black Mask. The journey of which consists of 2 combat sequences and 1 predator encounter. Right off the bat you will notice that you have the dual pistols that he was rocking while under the Arkham Knight persona in the main game, you will use these for the majority of the combat to shoot people in the face. Yes, that's right, you will be killing people! Where Batman would use his batarangs, Red Hood uses bullets. This completely changes the dynamic of the combat all the while feeling the same. The takedowns are replaced with straight up executions. There isn't a whole lot of variety to it but the brutality and ruthlessness of Red Hood is on a level never seen before in the Arkham games. You really feel like a badass in the combat. The fight with Black Mask in the final combat sequence is a blast to play also as enemies keep coming while you dodge Black Masks bullets. The very short cutscenes have Red Hood's ruthlessness on show as well, with Troy Baker (once again) knocking it out of the park.

The predator encounter on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired, You have a handful of bulletproof guards that prevent you from sitting on vantage points and shooting everyone, but there are not many. You can simply pick off the non-bulletproof ones with the guns then easily takedown the remainder. It's nowhere near the quality of the stealth sections as Batman. Luckily though there is only 1 predator encounter so the 2 combat encounters far outweigh the lacklustre Predator one.

Overall it is a very fun piece of content and as far as pre-order bonuses go this is one of the best. While the stealth would need some refinement, the combat really shows you what could become if Rocksteady chose to make a fully fledged Red Hood game. If that day ever arrives sign me up!!

+Red Hood
-Predator section

Score: 8/10 "Great"
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  1. LMFAO no cred. for this website what so ever. A plus for Red Hood lmao this industry is done with.


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