Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
In this adventure game, players assume the role of small Lego-versions of Batman and other DC-universe superheroes as they attempt to save Gotham City from villains. As players traverse through urban environments, they punch, kick, and use assorted “Bat-gadgets” (e.g., Batarangs) or special abilities (e.g., heat vision, freeze-breath) to defeat stubby villains and their henchmen. Some combat moves include slow-motion effects, and “cartoony” battle cries/gunfire sounds can be heard as characters dispatch multiple foes at once—enemies burst into Lego pieces when defeated. During a few chase sequences, players use a crosshair target to fire projectiles (e.g., missiles, grappling hooks) at enemy vehicles.