Since Batman does not kill, hence he does not have guns or grenades. Taking down enemies requires sneaking up to them and taking them down silently, or using Batclaw to disarm them and pull them down walkways. Melee fights will give you bonuses with each successful hit and counter, although you can use all the tools you have to help you win the fight. The combat bonus allows you to use special attacks, but to activate you need to accumulate at least eight consecutive bonuses.
In Arkham City, the favourite and fastest mode of travelling is by gliding through the air and grappling on to corners of buildings. Beware of enemies lurking by the next building, as they will attack you when you land. While Batman has smoke bombs, Catwoman will have to rely on her dexterity to stay out of sight or out of bullet’s way as she fights her way to victory. The enemies get harder to fight as the story progresses, going from melee to blades and guns, hence silent takedowns become more important in surviving the game.
The graphics and the music soundtrack is skilfully done, it is impressive as playing the game also makes you feel like you are watching a movie. The story is fast paced, and you can opt to do the mini quests later when the main one is done. In short, Batman: Arkham City is a productive game for all Batman fans who wants to enjoy a good story and playing Batman who is not running all the time. It is just a pity that Batmobile is not included this time.
And now in 2019, according to this PSU article, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will get remastered this year for the PS4 and Xbox one consoles. It will be really interesting playing those games on this consoles.