Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, both by Rocksteady games. In it, a section of Gotham City has been quarantined as an expansion of Arkham Asylum, hence the name of the game. Batman goes in to deal with the nefarious plans of his rogue's gallery, including Two-Face, Penguin ...

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What is the meaning of this broadcast?

In Batman: Arkham City, you can use the Cryptographic Sequencer to decode various broadcasts. At the approximate position of 637 on the x-axis, and 472 on the y-axis is a person reading off a series ...
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Do the Riddler interrogations ever end?

In Batman: Arkham City, you eventually acquire the ability to spot informants for Riddler trophies (they're highlighted in green while in detective mode). I've noticed that these informants keep ...
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How can I fix the Batsuit?

As I played through the campaign, Batman started looking a bit rough around the edges. His cape is torn, and he's got tons of damage to his Batsuit. I realize this is all cosmetic, but now that I've ...
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Can I restore Batman's health out of combat?

Sometimes I screw up and lose health to an environmental hazard, but it seems like then the next time I get into a fight, I've still got missing health. This is something of a disadvantage. I get my ...
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Which sidequests need to be started before the end of the main storyline?

It's recently come to my attention that some of the sidequests become locked and you can't start them at all if you don't start them by the time you finish the main campaign. As I'm likely not going ...
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Is it possible to fail Cold Call Killer?

I'm getting pretty close to being able to trace the call for the sidequest Cold Call Killer. However, I was wondering if it was possible to fail the trace? It seems like there is ample opportunity to ...
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Where in Arkham Asylum are the plans for Arkham City?

I was just reading on Wikipedia about the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City, and it seems the developers were planning the sequel before the original was even released. There is a secret room somewhere ...
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Can any of Batman's gadgets knock enemies unconscious?

While Batman is not actively engaged in combat with enemies (Predator mode, Stealth, etc.), do any of the gadgets alone or possibly a combination of gadgets allow Batman to knock an ememy unconcious? ...
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files from a different source?

Let's say I have a game bought on retail/other digital download and installed on my hard drive. I buy the same game (or a minor variant of it, say the GOTY edition) on Steam. It should be possible to ...
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Are there any easter eggs related to the Calendar Man?

Does the Calendar Man say or do anything special on certain holidays?
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How can I break plywood off of the ground?

There seems to be a lot of plywood walls off of the ground with Riddler Trophies behind them, and the Batclaw seems to have lost it's multi-line extension from Arkham Asylum. I've had limited success ...
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How do I scare the pants off some henchmen?

In Batman: Arkham City, to earn The End of the Line predator challenge's Scare Tactics medal, you have to Appear out of nowhere to surprise a terrified henchman. What are the best techniques to ...
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How do I destroy the Harley Heads?

I'm talking about the Harley Heads in the Steel Mill where if you press the button, you hear Harley talking through the intercom. I know I have to do something to them, because there's a count for ...
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What are benefits of the pre-order playable characters, Catwoman and Robin?

In Batman: Arkham City, there are different playable characters that are available with pre-orders. It appears they are either Catwoman, or Robin. I've seen mention of Nightwing, but I think that's ...
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How to deal with riddler trophies

There are numerous riddler challenges in Batman: Arkham City. Some of the riddler trophies are caged and you have to open the cage by activating the related mechanism. For example, there are ...
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Is there any reason to play Batman in story plus mode?

I finished "Batman: Arkham City" last night. So after that, New Game mode opened as "Story+". Why should I play that? What differences are there between this and the main story mode?
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How do I scan riddler question marks?

I've played through all of Arkham Asylum and I still don't remember how to do this - I see question marks all over the place in detective mode, but holding down "L2" doesn't seem to scan them no ...
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Can the Mystery Watcher still be found?

I have played through the main storyline of Arkham City, and somewhere along the course of the game I missed the mission for the Mystery Watcher. According to this website, he still spawns after the ...
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Batman Arkham City freezes when searching for Mr. Freeze

Oh, the irony! I'm at the part where you search for Mr. Freeze. On my way to the museum, the game freezes, and sometimes crashes with an error message about missing files. I've Googled and found ...
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How to change skin to Batman Beyond?

I've finished Batman Arkham City (now with 63% complete yet), and I still don't have any option to change the skin. How can I change my default Batman skin to Batman Beyond (or other skins) ?
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Is there a Batcave in Arkham City?

In Batman: Arkham Asylum there was a small, but functional, Batcave. Is there any Batcave or other Bat-place in Arkham City?
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How do I melt the Frozen Riddler Trophies?

I've come across a Frozen Riddler Trophy in a place under Wonder Tower. The gadgets I've acquired so far did not work to melt it. How can I melt the ice on Frozen Riddler Trophies? The frozen riddler ...
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Where are all the cats in Arkham City?

You have to use cats to switch between Catwoman and Batman in the main story, but I've seen only seen one group of cats, the ones right next to Catwoman's apartment. It's a hassle to fly back there ...
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How do I destroy structurally weak areas above my head?

I know how to break through plywood off the ground but how do I get through the structural weakness when it's above my head/on the ceiling? Any attempt to use the Explosive Gel while pointing the ...
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Do Side Missions ever affect Main Objective in Batman: Arkham City?

There are loads of side missions in Batman: Arkham City. One may come across any of them at any time while trying to achieve the main objective. Does any of the side missions ever affect the main ...
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Fuse box disabling

How can I disable the fuse boxes on Arkham City ? There are some (just like the one on GCPD and Justice Court) guarding some Riddler's marks. Which gadget should I use ?
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Do Riddler Trophies carry over into New Game Plus on Batman: Arkham City?

I'm a bit unclear if the Riddler trophies I've found so far will roll over into a New Game Plus. The menu option to start New Game Plus only states that gadgets and upgrades will go with you. I'm ...
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Which achievements are missable in Batman: Arkham City?

Before I get started with games, I always like to know beforehand if there are missable achievements, especially regarding the storyline. For example, in Arkham Asylum, there was the Party Pooper ...
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Is there any benefit to completing the “Advanced” Augmented Reality Training?

I'm still early in the game, but I stopped for a few minutes to finish up the Augmented Reality Training challenges. Completing the first set of them earned me a new gadget. However, a bunch more ...
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I am only 70% complete, but have finished all the side missions, what am I missing?

I have finished all secondary campaigns in Batman: Arkham City (including Riddler trophies/challenges) and have almost everything (level 41), but am only 70% complete. What major things could I be ...
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Does it matter whether Catwoman chooses to save Batman or not?

I'm at what I assume is the end of the 3rd Catwoman mission. I've beaten down the guards, I have two suitcases full of loot, and I'm apparently having a moral dilemma regarding whether I should leave ...
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At what milestones do I get to tackle a Riddler puzzle room?

Periodically, I'll get a notification that I can use the Enigma machine to determine the location of one of Riddler's hostages. This seems tied to the number of the Riddler challenges I've completed ...
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How can I disable Riddler's Proximity Mines?

In Batman: Arkham City, some Riddler trophies are found behind Riddler's Proximity Mines. When Batman gets close, they explode. These mines must be disabled in order to reach those trophies. I use ...
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What are all the moves required for Perfect Freeflow 2.0?

In Batman: Arkham City, there is an achievement/trophy called Perfect Freeflow 2.0, described as Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman's combat moves (any play mode). What are all the moves ...
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In Arkham Asylum, are there Riddler informers?

In Batman: Arkham City there are "green" criminals that you can interrogate for the Riddler's stuff. Are these same green criminals available for interrogating in Batman: Arkham Asylum?
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Does it matter how well-timed Catwoman's jumps are?

Most times I try to swing to somewhere, it'll require me to jump a few times to get up there. It'll also say how good my timing is on jumping. Is there any reason to try to do it well, or should I ...
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Does Batman have unlimited ammo?

I don't see any ammo counter on my Batarangs, Remote Batarangs, Explosive gel, etc. Owing to Bruce Wayne's vast fortune, does Batman have an unlimited amount of these items, or am I just missing ...
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Is there a point to destroying Mr. Freeze's wives?

In New Game Plus I finally beat Mr. Freeze, but this time I noticed that there were various statues of Nora around that I could destroy with a baterang or by dodging when he shot at me with one behind ...
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How do I do an inverted ledge takedown?

To earn one of the medals in Batman: Arkham City's Police Brutality (Extreme) Predator Challenge, I'm supposed to do an inverted ledge takedown. I've tried standing on ledges above enemies, but never ...
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What are the cues that enemies are going to attack you in Plus Mode?

I got tempted to attempt 100% completion on Arkham City, and, wow, not having the little squiggly lines coming off enemies when they're about to attack makes the game really, really hard. I'm up to ...
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How do I get back into the Confiscated Goods vault?

I've been attempting to complete riddler challenges, and noticed that there are at least two collectibles inside TYGER's confiscated goods vault that I missed (map below). I've looked for a way in, ...
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Why have I only thwarted 30% of Harley's Revenge?

So, I got Harley's Revenge this morning, and decided I'd play through it. Overall, not very long, so I ended up beating it... or so I thought. The credits rolled and so I assumed I was done. I didn't ...
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What's the deal with the cure delivery on the rooftop in Arkham City?

So I've been playing Arkham City recently. Near the beginning of the game, Much of the rest of the game is spent What did I miss?
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How to effectively deal with armed thugs as Catwoman?

I've gotten to the late portions of the game, and I have trouble dealing with armed thugs as Catwoman. Okay, I can do ledge takedowns and corner takedowns and behind-the-back takedowns, but I can't ...
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Where is the ringing telephone in Arkham City?

In Batman: Arkham City I've overheard several prisoners in the Bowery talking about a ringing telephone, saying that whoever answers it will die. Where can I find the phone in question?
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How do I get through this door to Mr. Freeze?

I'm trying to go visit Mr. Freeze for the first time and I can't figure out how to get past this door. I shoot it with my electric gun, but it only opens the door about 8 inches or so. I've tried ...
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How does the countdown to Protocol 10 advance?

Hugo Strange announced over the intercoms in Arkham City that there were 10 hours left until Protocol 10 would be initiated. I'm currently in the Steel Mill heading to Joker right now, and while I was ...
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Where are the Joker Balloons in Amusement Row?

I've been up and down Amusement Row in Batman: Arkham City and I have only found 3 or so Joker Balloons. Do I need to progress further in the story for them to spawn or are they just waiting inside a ...
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When can I tune in to Vicki Vale's broadcasts?

I love soaking up the ambiance in Arkham city. As an eavesdropper, I usually listen in on every henchman dialogue I can find. Vicki Vale occasionally broadcasts on Gotham FM which you can listen to ...
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How do I solve the Riddler Challenges where the question marks are behind chain link fences?

There are a few Riddler challenges that involve hitting a question mark with your batarang while you're standing on a pressure plate (the question mark is unlit until you step on it). The problem is, ...