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The illustrated history of Batman games

From the ZX Spectrum to Arkham Knight - How many did you own?

The history of Batman video games has at times been as dark as the Caped Crusader himself.

After a brief spell of entertaining if unremarkable action platformers, Batman fans were subjected to countless disappointing video game adaptations of their favourite superhero's escapades throughout the '90s and '00s.

All was looking grim until finally, just a few short years ago, Bruce Wayne's devoted followers finally got the games they deserved in the form of the Lego Batman and Arkham series.

With Batman: Arkham Knight set for release this October, it's worth taking a look back at the highs, lows and lowers of Batman's video game career. If you're looking to collect every handheld and console Batman game ever released, this is your definitive checklist.

And, if you prefer a moving version, here's our video compilation.

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