A direct sequel to the original Lego Batman game, Lego Batman 2 has expanded its horizons from the Batman heroes and villains, and now encompasses many more DC properties. A first for the series, Lego Batman 2 introduces voiced dialogue--featuring an all-star voice cast--for the Lego characters over the mumbling and grumbling from past Traveller's Tales' Lego games.
The game also has more of an open world style as opposed to the previous Lego games' more level-oriented style. The game leaves the player free to explore Gotham City in between missions, with challenges to complete, secrets to find, and gold bricks to collect. This is the series' first foray into an open world gameplay style, one that will be continued in Lego City Undercover.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is fairly similar to previous Lego games, with a few new added elements. The meat of the game is still the story mode where up to two players, go through an original story set in the Batman Universe. Players will go level to level, beat up bad guys, do some platforming, and smash up the environment to find collectables and thousands upon thousands of studs, which act as the games currency.
What's new in Lego Batman 2 is an open world to run around and explore. In between missions players are free to roam around a Legoized version of Gotham City. Players can go about Gotham as any character they want (once completing the story mode), and collect different red and gold bricks, fight bosses, unlock characters and vehicles, and just explore the world.
Lego Batman 2 features 64 playable characters, three being exclusively available on the handheld versions, and ten of them being pre-order bonuses. Lego Batman 2 also features a fully voiced cast, with Tara Strong, Nolan North, Troy Baker, and more lending their voices to the game.
Lex Luthor, after losing to Bruce Wayne for the Man of The Year award, decides to join forces with The Joker so as he can help become the next US President. After breaking Joker out of Arkham Asylum, along with many other notorious villains, Batman and Robin are called in. After cornering the dastardly duo within Lex's heavily armored truck, they find out that he's making kryptonite and take it back to the Bat Cave for research. It soon turns out that the kryptonite is fake and is actually a tracking device that Joker and Luther used to locate the Bat cave. Overpowering the dynamic duo thanks to Luthor's latest weapon, The Deconstructor--which breaks down any black objects--they are able to steal the real stash of kryptonite Batman keeps in his safe.
Luthor and The Joker use the kryptonite to power a new highly powerful mech, built to feature the likeness of The Joker. After Batman's Batmobile was destroyed by Luthor, Robin sets to repair it while Superman also arrives to give Batman a hand in stopping The Joker and Luthor. Using The Joker's laughing gas from their newly built robot, Luthor attempts to influence the public into voting for him as President. Batman and Superman are always there to arrive to thwart their plans and inflict an increasing amount of damage to the robot. Eventually Luthor utilises the robot's kryptonite core to severely weaken Superman, hindering his ability fly. Still sticking by Batman, the two continue to do battle against the robot across the city.
After Superman dives right through the core, dealing critical damage to the mech but also weakening himself considerably, Robin manages to return just in time with Batman's newly rebuilt Batmobile - complete with a much brighter color scheme. Leading the mech around the city as it drips krytonite, the duo are able to cause the mech to inadvertently signal members of the Justice League to come to their aid. The combined power of Batman and Robin, along with Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, are then able to soundly thrash the mech and take both The Joker and Lex Luthor down. But only as Brainiac watches from afar within his spaceship once again plotting to destroy Superman.
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or|
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
|Quad Core CPU 2.7 GHz|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB|
|OS||Windows XP, Vista or 7||Windows XP, Vista or 7|
|Video Card||NVIDIA 7600, 7800, 8xxx or better|
ATI 1950 or better
|NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or better|
ATI HD3870 or better
|Free Disk Space||10 GB||10 GB|