Last month, after basically zero pre-release hype, we were pretty surprised to see Batman Arkham City Lockdown [$2.99] pop up in the App Store. Perhaps even more surprising was that NetherRealm Studios, developer of the recent (and excellent) Mortal Kombat reboot on consoles, was behind the iOS title.

And, even more surprising still, Batman Arkham City Lockdown was actually pretty freaking awesome. It was built using the Unreal Engine, so the graphics were definitely up to snuff. And the gameplay took a tiny page out of the Infinity Blade handbook, having you face off against baddies in one-on-one battles using swipe controls to dish out the pain. The combat didn't quite have the complexity of an Infinity Blade, but it was fun nonetheless.

Now, Batman Arkham City Lockdown has just received its first ever sale, dropping from its normal $5.99 price point down to $2.99 for a limited time. If you're wondering if this is the game for you, then be sure to give our full review a read for some insight. Personally, I had a ton of fun with Arkham City Lockdown, and thought it was well worth its original price. For $2.99 I think it's a steal, especially if you're a fan of the Batman, as the developers have done a wonderful job of making the game feel like a fully realized Batman experience. Definitely check it out and take advantage of the sale while it lasts.

  • http://twitter.com/Bluediamondgame Blue Diamond Gaming

    Awesome, I've been waiting for this to go on sale!

  • Anonymous

    I won't download it even if it was free.

    • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

      Sounds like the Joker to me!

      • Anonymous

        Aah yes, because its "Unreal engine" and its on iPhone, you absolutely must like it.

  • Anonymous

    It was worth the full price. If you don't already have it, now's the time!

  • Anonymous

    You'd better take a good look at the app store reviews before you hit the purchase button, there are many many bad reviews say things like " this game keeps crashing, cant even open it". "Plz make an update more than just skins, this is ridiculous" etc.

  • http://clickplow.com/ John

    This game isn't worth the money imo. I just have too many other good games taking up space ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MQ3BIC6NVEBWZAKMRXMRI5Z3FQ oo

    This game is surprisingly very fun to play. Didn't expect much at all when buying it but I was proven wrong.

    Of course, those who can't afford it can simply knock it for being yet another Unreal game, but those who have played it know it's enjoyable and does a great fan service.

    The game itself runs perfectly smooth on my iPhone 4, not sure how it runs on older gen devices especially with limited space. 

    The game gets the atmosphere absolutely right and it's one of the most pleasant surprises I've had since the Appstore began in 2008.

  • Anonymous

    Why oh why is this game not available in the Philippines?!

  • Toben Alexander

    Still not available in Korea! Boohoo