What I’m Playing – Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

Hello all. Last week, I posted a man food recipe, One Pot Pepper Steak. This week I’m going to be talking about Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham. Next week, I’ll be doing a post on Apple Pie Oatmeal.

If you haven’t noticed the trend, I’ll just give it to you straight. Blogs need more posts about guy AND geek stuff.

Since I am both a guy and a geek, I feel it’s my responsibility to get some more of that action into the blogosphere. So, without further ado. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

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Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham is Bat-tastic

First things first. If you have Steam, get this game on Steam. Steam is THE greatest gaming platform I’ve ever used. Games purchased on Steam are always stored in your library, and it features a cloud save function, so your saves are always backed up and always protected. 

Let’s not forget achievements. Achievements are little badges you get for doing things like clearing a level, defeating a certain boss, or destroying a certain number of breakables. Now, the second thing I want to touch on is this: If you don’t have Steam, get it! You can thank me later. =D

Speaking of achievements, Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham has an impressive number of achievements. 70 to be exact. This is great, because with achievements, you never run out of things to do. It’s also a blast to see the little pop up at the bottom right corner of the screen when you earn an achievement. On to game play!

Game Play

Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham plays exactly like every other Lego game in the line up. It’s an action game in which you battle, build, and collect. Although it’s totally straight-forward, it’s immensely satisfying.

As you progress through each level, you’ll battle baddies using the skills of your characters – and there are a bazillion to collect. In addition to thwarting evil, you’ll destroy objects in the world, collect studs which are used to purchase characters and power-ups, build objects which allow you to advance to other parts of the level, and you’ll work to fill your Hero Meter to 100%.

The hero meter is a yellow bar at the top of your screen that slowly fills as you collect more studs. When you fill it, you’ll achieve True Hero status and earn yourself a power brick. Did I mention all the collectibles? There’s a ton.

Screen showing characters to unlock in the game.
Tons of Characters to Unlock!


Remember the look that the original Lego Star Wars games had? It was nice enough, but the characters and environments were very flat. Not anymore. Both the character models and the levels of Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham are the highest quality.

The characters and the scenery have a shiny, plastic look that makes you feel like you’re playing in a real Lego world. Even the capes have a woven look that is pretty close to actual fabric. Another cool feature of this game’s graphics is that it blurs things that are in the background, which gives a nice depth of field.

Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham screenshot.


I suppose this would technically fall into the game play category, but I gave it its own section, because I think its awesome. Unlike the previous two games, which only had suits for Batman and Robin, Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham has other characters who can have suits!

For example, Cyborg has a space suit, a stealth suit, and a giant suit, just to name a few. I especially love the stealth suit. He turns into a front loading washer. =D

Batman suit in the game.

The Baddest Bat in Town

Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham is quite possibly the best Lego game to date. The graphics are amazing, the story is awesome, and there are a BAZILLION characters. So in closing:

Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham characters.

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  1. Wow cool graphics and game, I would play this more then my kids, I love that if you get this game on Steam it is stored in your personal library so your saves are always backed up and always protected with cloud, gonna have to try this.

  2. My son loves Steam!! He gets such good deals on games all the time and he plays the games a lot! I do not know if he has played the Lego Batman game. I will have to ask him. It looks like a lot of fun, but sad to say I am no good at video games!

    1. You don’t have to be “good” at video games to play this one. One of the best parts about this game is that it’s just challenging enough not to get boring, but it’s not crazy hard. It’s just a good time.

  3. My kids have the first 2 Lego Batman games and beat them both the first day they had them. They love all things lego!

  4. My daughter and son have started asking about a video game system, and I think this would be a great game to start them out on. It looks great, and it sounds like a lot of fun.

  5. This looks like a game that I wish I had time to indulge in. Believe it or not, I actually love to play video games when I have downtime. These days, that is far and few in between though.

  6. Since my son is the gamer at my house, I’ll ask him about this Steam and Lego game business. Actually I’ll just direct him here instead of me trying to explain it. Also, WHEN do you have time for games?

  7. My son is obsessed with anything LEGO related so I think he would enjoy this. It would be a great game for him to play with my husband!

  8. This looks like such a fun game! We’ve played several of the Lego games in the past and they’re fun for our whole family.

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