5 My game of the year by several milesapopheniac | 16/12/2009 | See all apopheniac's reviews (16)I bought this when it was on offer at 17.99 after seeing the TV ads and liking the hand-drawn quality of the graphics. I didn't have particularly high expectations when I sat down on a Saturday afternoon and fired it up. I thought i'd just spend an hour or so noodling around shooting at things...Then found it was 4am the next morning and the PS3 really needed to get some sleep. It's been years since I've played a game that I literally couldn't put down, one that gets the balance of challenge and reward just right, but I'd definitely found such a game here. It lets you keep moving forwards without sticking you in almost-impossible boss fights (I'm looking at you, Arkham Asylum) and there's usually an alternative way to finish just about any of the many missions - but you'll want to do things the hard way, because you level up faster.It's taken me over a week of pretty heavy-duty gaming to finish the single player game, and I'm now on the (much harder) second playthrough with the same character. When I've finished that, there are three other player characters to choose from and over 19 million procedurally generated weapons to shoot the bad guys with. After that, there's the split screen multiplayer mode for when your friends come round, and then all the online play. That's months of fun, I reckon. Highly recommended.