The Top 3 Supervillains of Batman: Arkham Knight

We all know that it's the villains that make a great Batman game, so who are they? Well here's a list of my top 3 from Batman: Arkham Knight.

Here are the top villains from Batman’s ‘Rogues Gallery’ that make an appearance in Arkham Knight. If you haven’t played the game yet, there may be spoilers beyond this point.

3. The Riddler


He's been trying to become Batman's superior ever since "the World's Greatest Detective" first donned the cowl, and in Arkham Knight he still isn't, but he comes close.  

This is because usually his threats are just that, however this time he seems to have snapped due to years of being bested mentally by the Bat. It turns out that this time he has captured Catwoman and is using her as bait to once again force Batman to solve his puzzles.

2. Scarecrow


Number two on my list because he is the game's main antagonist, and because of the epic first-person opening scene

Scarecrow looks way scarier here than in his earlier Arkham Asylum costume, with many suggesting that he looks the way he does due to his run in with Killer Croc. He was presumed dead after those events, however after an Arkham City riddle-teaser I had high hopes of a return.

His encounters are just as eerie as the original games, which is why I really like him as a Batman villain, made better with great voice acting from John Noble.

1. The Joker


An obvious choice for number one, however even though Joker is dead and buried (well cremated), Mark Hamill's version of the Dark Knight's arch-nemesis lives on. 

A mixture of Batman being exposed to fear toxin and The Joker injecting him with his blood has resulted in the Clown Prince of Crime making a comeback, almost literally, in Arkham Knight.

Joker appears to Batman in various places such as rooftops, inside vents, and when you complete various quests. He continuously makes remarks about Oracle, Talia Al Ghul, the other villains, and Batman losing his sanity, all while Robin tries to find a cure. Personally I love the fact that he is included in some way; it wouldn't be a Batman game without him.

The rest of the game's evil cast are great; the Arkham Knight, Firefly, Two-Face etc. but these three are my stand-out guys, and why the Arkham games are really worth playing.

Batman: Arkham Knight is out now, with many players already cruising around Gotham in the Batmobile or gliding about rooftops as "the Caped Crusader."

Who would be your top villains in Batman: Arkham Knight?

Published at Non-Fiction Gaming.

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