Batman, Arkham city is a truly amazing game. It has the perfect predecessor to improve on, and boy, improve does it ever. Arkham City massively ramps up the graphical prowess of the Unreal Engine 3, truly pushing it to it's limit on consoles. Ontop of that the gameplay has also been perfected, and improved. If you're used to playing the original Arkham Asylum, the new free-roaming gameplay mechanisms can be a bit of a change in pace and style, but once you get the hang of it, it's truly a blast. With these silky smooth, near perfect gameplay elements, coupled with a truly unparalleled story of twists, turns, and more Batman heroes and villians than you could shake a stick at, Batman: Arkham City is easily my Game Of The Year for 2011, and is truly a masterpiece. <br /><br />Oh... and the metal case is amazing!