It's Batman time as we go hands on with The Dark Knight Rises

By James Richardson on 23 Apr 2013 04:54 am EDT

We told you that The Dark Knight Rises had been released for BlackBerry 10  - so in true CrackBerry fashion it's time to show you on video what the game is all about. Costing £1.50/$1.99 (Yes, I got the price wrong in the video) many of you may be in two minds whether to part with your cash, so I'm hoping that after seeing the video it may help make the decision easier.

The beauty of the game is that you are constantly given instructions on what it is you need to achieve. The on-screen controls are simple to use on the Z10 touch screen. You have a virtual joypad on the left of the display and action buttons on the right which are used for fighting, firing your grappling gun etc. In addition you can pan around at any point using the top half of the display.

The graphics are amazing (which doesn't come as a surprise as the game is from Gameloft) and the sound effects are as realistic as can be.

  • An epic gaming experience - Dozens of missions plus random events will make you feel all the thrills of being a superhero. Deal with hostage situations, bomb squads, jailbreaks and car chases to prove that you’re the true protector of Gotham. A thrilling fighting system that puts you right in the heart of the action thanks to many different moves and cinematic effects.  Collect items hidden within the city to unlock upgrades and new fighting skills for Batman. 
  • Play as the Dark Knight - Access Batman’s complete arsenal and learn how to take full advantage of each tool. Use the Grapnel to cross the city or to defeat foes, throw the Batarang to knock out your enemies or to hit a distant button; the possibilities are infinite. When kicks and gadgets are of no use, The Dark Knight relies on his vehicles to get the job done. Drive the Bat-Pod for special vigilante missions or pilot The Bat for fast travel across the city.  
  • Experience Gotham like you never have before - Explore the entire city of Gotham and its different districts spread across a huge map and enjoy stunning graphics for total immersion in the dark universe of Batman.

The Dark Knight Rises gets the thumbs up from me. In fact, it may be my new favorite BlackBerry 10 game. Nice work Gameloft.

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Reader comments

It's Batman time as we go hands on with The Dark Knight Rises


Brilliant , always waiting for your reviews James to know what the games are like.

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For anyone having a hard time installing the game, delete some files from your device or move them to cloud storage or an sd card. The game needs about 1.5 GB free to install.

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Runs great for me, initial load is slow but it's like that on all os's...other than that it's a well designed game. 5/5 from me :)

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Hi james,i'm not into games that much but i always am on the lookout for one i might like and check out your articles on new releases.i've noticed your Z has a couple of dings on the left side, top and seems like this phone takes a licking and keeps on ticking.if u don't mind ,what happened?

The game us awesome I already cleared the first district and half if the second.

It takes some time to load, but once loaded its fine then.

Easy to use controls

Awesome graphics

Great game play, little boring, repetitive play at times.

I rated it 8.5/10

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"To much time to download" I read lots of those comments in the game reviews in BlackBerry world... so what do you expect? awesome graphics... awesome game play... hours (days) of entertainment.... for what 5Mb????

Of course this games are huge... and for this price? All have to say is thank you gameloft for not robbing users/players

And thanks for the review.

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This is an awesome game... But it makes my Z10 run super hot and crashes the OS, I am running "Battery Lover Pro" so I will get the alert that my battery is to hot and may damage it (only when I am playing Batman). I am not bashing the game or the Z10, just thought I would mention it...

I got 5gb available space but I still can't download and it shows me that downloads pending and finally network error.

Please help.

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I thought developers had the option to turn off the swipe gestures at the bezel on the outer edges for games such as this one, where thumb controls are used, leaving only the middle of the screen accessible for swiping.

Can anyone tell me if this game is using this feature? It doesn't look like it, but if it is, that's disappointing....

Why won't my blackberry world work wtf.. it just comes up as a blank black thing.. loading then the screen locks. I unlock it and it's still loading then the screen locks again. It's a never ending circle

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This game is awesome!!! I don't play a lot of games, but this one was only $1.99 and more than worth it! Graphics are really good, and the game is so fluid! I love it! Best game for BB10 IMO.

this is a great game with very decent graphics... but you just got to learn to move around without getting a headache... takes a bit of getting used to.. but can be pretty fun... only thing is loading time is a bit long.. but nice fluid non laggy game play once loaded.

Amazing game, though the controls are a bit difficult at the beginning. Anyway, it's great for only 1,99! Thanks, Gameloft!

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