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The best Batman games 2024

Batman games have a long history, and some offer excellent recreations of the classic comic book hero, so we’ve gathered the best on Nintendo Switch and mobile.

Batman games - Batman flying down in front of a light black background

Batman games can range from some of the best comic book videogames ever made, all the way down to pretty not-so-great best-forget-this-one nonsense. But, lucky for us, we’ve got more than enough of the former to fill a little list, and even if we didn’t, we’ll always take the chance to talk about the Dark Knight.

So, head down below to find our picks for the best Batman games on Nintendo Switch and mobile. Once you’re done there, we can help you learn how to play Snake and play Tic-Tac-Toe, or, alternatively, pick up a new gadget with our guide to the best portable gaming consoles on the market today.

Is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League on Switch?

While it’s part of the Arkhamverse, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League isn’t available on Nintendo Switch, and it’s highly unlikely that it ever will be, especially with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the live service game.

Here are the best Batman games on Nintendo Switch and mobile:

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Batman: Arkham Trilogy

In December 2023, our prayers were answered when the Batman: Arkham Trilogy finally arrived on Nintendo Switch – this tro includes Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and Arkham Knight. Many consider this to be one of the best videogame trilogies of all time, and with good reason: each entry features a stellar story, matched with the fun combat you expect from a hero game.

Not only does Bats let his fists do the talking, but he also has an abundance of gadgets to help you, and not just in battle. To work your way through these games, you need to traverse with his grapple gun and put on your thinking hat to solve detective-level puzzles. If you want the best Batman games possible, you need to look no further than this.

Batman games - Batman sliding across a roof in a dark scene, one knee aloft, the other down on the ground.

Batman: The Telltale Series – Switch and mobile

Playing as Batman is one thing, but getting to make choices as him and deal with the consequences is something else. Telltale has quite the reputation for its narrative-based titles, and Batman: The Telltale Series is a prime example of why. You get to embark on an original story as the Dark Knight, with twists and turns that you don’t see coming.

Batman games - the Riddler and Scarecrow in Lego form -- a green-suited man with a question mark staff and one on his hat too, and a man dressed as a scarecrow respectively -- standing in a parquet-floored scene with a neon sign behind.

Lego DC Super-Villains – Switch

While the word ‘super-villains’ probably makes you think that Batman isn’t here, you can still find all the best baddies in the bat-world there to play. Whether it’s The Joker or Lex Luthor, there’s a plethora of nasty folks in blocky form in a fun twist on the tried-and-true Lego games formula. To be honest, this is one of the best Lego games out there, so seriously, do give it a try.

Batman games - the Joker, a man with short hair, green shirt, purple vest with flower in the pocket, outside looking forlorn.

Batman: The Enemy Within – Switch and mobile

Here’s what I was talking about earlier – Telltale’s sequel to its first bat at Batman. And this time, it’s a whole lot more interesting. Telltale takes The Joker and tells a story no one’d ever expect. Combine this with the classic choice-based episodic adventures that Telltale is known for and you’ve got a must-see Batman tale.

Batman games - cartoony isometric view of superman firing laser eyes at a blue figure.

DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos – Switch

If you’re itching for some Arkham on Nintendo’s handheld, you’re sadly still going to have to wait – there’s still no news as we explained earlier. However, DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos could fill that action-shaped hole. It’s a rock solid brawler aimed at kids that any grownup could still have a good time with. And you don’t get saddled with just Batman – the whole team of good folks is here to play.

Batman games - Lego Batman in front of a triangle of allies and enemies -- Superman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and more

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – mobile

Lego Batman games may be getting a little long in the tooth, but the third installment still has that classic Lego magic. You run around, smash up Lego nonsense, hang out with some classic DC characters, and have a good time doing all of it. You’d have to be a real cynic not to have a little bit of fun.

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DC Universe Online – Switch

DC Universe Online is somehow still going strong – a rare thing for an MMO. Now that it’s more than a decade old, it can seem a bit of an intimidating prospect to dive in. But if you can sink your teeth into it, the classic MMO trappings combined with superhero nonsense sure is fun. And, you get to design your own superhero before diving in, a treat worth savouring in any videogame.

Batman games - Superman fires laser eyes at Cyborg in a side-on view of the two fighting.

Injustice: Gods Among Us – mobile

It’s an age-old question – who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman? Well, now you can find out in this ace mobile fighting game, one I’ve personally spent hundreds of hours playing. It’s not so much that the gameplay is exceptional, but character collecting and watching various numbers go up is a wonderful time. It’s pure mobile game mathematics that makes this thing work, and that’s enough for me sometimes. Oh, and there’s a sequel which might be better, but I like the original.

With that, you know the best Batman games on Switch and mobile! Go have fun, or look elsewhere with our guide to the best Marvel games or DC games for more superhero shenanigans. We even have guides to the best Resident Evil games, Tomb Raider games, and Crash Bandicoot games if you want a blast from the past.