Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition Info

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The GOTY Edition of Batman: Arkham City is a lot of things. It's a great package of DLC for a great game, it has the worst box art we've seen in a long time, and it is definitely worth buying -- just avert your eyes from the cover lest you go blind. Look no further, everything that you need to know about GOTY is right here.

What Does the Arkham City GOTY Edition Come With?

It includes the full original Batman: Arkham City game, plus Catwoman, along with the Nightwing Bundle, Robin Bundle, Challenge Map Pack, and most of the extra character skins released for the game.

It also features the brand new Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC missions. The game comes on two discs - one that is the actual game disc you play off of, and the other that holds the DLC and lets you install the DLC to your hard drive.

Is the DLC Disc Compatible With The Original Arkham City Release?

No. Your dreams of buying one copy of the GOTY edition and sharing the DLC disc with your friends are shattered. The DLC disc is only compatible with the GOTY version of Arkham City. It won't work with the original version of Arkham City.

Ok, So How Does The DLC Disc Work?

You can install the first disc, the game disc, to your hard drive like normal from the Xbox 360 dashboard. For the DLC disc, though, you have to start it up and the select the DLC you want to install from the menu. This way you can select to install either all of the DLC or just the ones you don't already have if you downloaded them already.

Does My Original AC Save Work With The GOTY Edition?

Yes.

Does The GOTY Edition Have Separate Achievements?

Unfortunately, no. Unlike the GOTY version of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was treated as a separate game (and had different saves) so you could earn the achievements twice, the GOTY version of Arkham City's achievements contribute to the same list as the original AC release.

Warner Bros.' Komplete Edition of Mortal Kombat was the same way earlier this year, so doubling up on achievements in the same game seems to be a thing of the past.

Is the GOTY Edition of Arkham City Worth It?

It depends. If you never played Arkham City, the GOTY edition is obviously the one to get since it comes with all of the DLC. If you already have Arkham City, getting the GOTY edition won't save you any money even though you're getting all of the DLC at once. In that case, stick with the original release and pay for the DLC you actually want a la carte.

Is the Arkham City GOTY Edition Box Art Really That Ugly?

Yes, it is ugly beyond words. You can barely tell what game it is supposed to be behind all of the hyperbole on the cover. Looks more like "10 out of 10" the game than anything having to do with Batman.