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2015 Gaming Odds & Ends Awards – Worst PC Port: Batman: Arkham Knight

If you’re a console player, you probably enjoyed Batman: Arkham Knight this year. Unless you’re a PC Gamer that’s running a $3,000+ monster rig with multiple Nvidia GTX Titan X’s, you were probably sitting around twiddling your thumbs. Arkham Knight was such a shoddy release that 60 FPS, an advertised PC feature for gamers with the right system specifications, was near impossible. Furthermore, even with top-of-the-line RAM, GPU’s and CPU’s, problems such as frame skipping, lag and loading issues prevented proper gameplay.

At first, Warner Bros. did the right thing by pulling the plug on sales and offered refunds. Again, it probably wouldn’t have been an option hadn’t Steam offered refunds just around the time of release. It took roughly three months before Batman: Arkham Knight was made sellable again. Even then, after months of working with Iron Galaxy Studios, Warner Bros. could not get a properly functioning version, instead attempting to hide negative reviews with “pre-release review” flags.

Batman: Arkham Knight will likely never work as intended, or as it does on consoles. In a year where Ubisoft released games on the PC, somehow Arkham Knight takes the cake with the Worst PC Port of the year.

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