1.1. Catch – Find someone to play remote Batarang catch with
1.2. Pay Your Respects – A moment of remembrance
1.3. Gotham Base Jumper – Jump off the tallest building glide for 1 minute
1.4. 50x Combo – Complete a combo of 50 moves
1.5. Flawless Freeflow Fighter 2.0 – Complete combat challenge without damage
1.6. Perfect Freeflow 2.0 – Perform a perfect combo including all combat moves
3. Combat Challenges
3.1. #1 – Blind Justice
3.2. #2 – Survival of the Fittest
3.3. #3 – Rooftop Rumble
3.4. #4 – Hell’s Gate
3.5. #5 – Funhouse Brawl
3.6. #6 – Prison Riot
3.7. #7 – Blind Justice EXTREME
3.8. #8 – Survival of the Fittest EXTREME
3.9. #9 – Rooftop Rumble EXTREME
3.10. #10 – Hell’s Gate EXTREME
3.11. #11 – Funhouse Brawl EXTREME
3.12. #12 – Prison Riot EXTREME
4. Predator Challenges
4.1. #1 – Meltdown Mayhem
4.2. #2 – Police Brutality
4.3. #3 – Natural Selection
4.4. #4 – End of the Line
4.5. #5 – Lost City
4.6. #6 – Top of the World
4.7. #7 – Meltdown Mayhem EXTREME
4.8. #8 – Police Brutality EXTREME
4.9. #9 – Natural Selection EXTREME
4.10. #10 – Natural Selection EXTREME
4.11. #11 – Lost City EXTREME
4.12. #12 – Top of the World EXTREME
Find someone to play remote Batarang catch with
This can only be done with the mystery watcher / mystery stalker. The first chance to get this appears right after saving catwoman, when exiting the courthouse for the first time. Simply throw your remote batarang towards the mystery watcher and wait for him to catch it.
Pay Your Respects
Head over to the alleyway, southwest of the Church / Medical Center (on your map, it’s above the letters saying Restricted Area). You should see two crayon silhouettes on the ground (those stand for the parents of the protagonist Bruce Wayne). Right next to them is a rose. Make sure that the area has been cleared out of enemies and activate the rose. Batman will kneel down and music will begin to play. Don’t do anything for 1 minute and the Trophy / Achievement will pop.
Gotham Base Jumper
I did this after finishing the story. Towards the end of the game you will be able to enter the restricted area. Simply follow the main plot to find out how to climb the Wonder Tower – which is the highest building in the game. Now glide straight towards the church. You will turn around automatically when you are about to leave the restricted area. This will keep you on a constant height. Simply repeat the process of turning around.
Complete a combo of 50 moves (any play mode, any character)
You can easily do this during the combat challenges. The second one, called Survival of the Fittest works perfect. Play until you reach round 4 to make sure that you are surrounded by enough enemies. Simply jump over one of the enemies and land one hit. Repeat the process of jumping and attacking and you will be done after 2 minutes.
Flawless Freeflow Fighter 2.0
Complete one combat challenge without taking damage (any character)
Flawless Freeflow 2.0 can easily be done in the very first combat challenge. Jump over an enemy, hit him one time and repeat the process. This way, practically nothing and nobody can hit you.
1 – Standard Strike – PS3: Square I Xbox 360: X
2 – Stun – PS3: Circle I Xbox 360: B
3 – Evade Jump – PS3: X I Xbox 360: A
4 – Counter – PS3: Trianlge I Xbox 360: Y
5 – Special Combo Takedown – PS3: Trianlge+Circle I Xbox 360: Y+B
6 – Special Combo Bat Swarm – PS3: Square+X I Xbox 360: X+A
7 – Special Combo Disarm And Destroy – PS3: Triangle+Square I Xbox 360: Y+X
8 – Special Combo Multi Ground Takedown – PS3: Circle+X I Xbox 360: B+A
9 – Aerial Attack – PS3: Circle, Left Stick+X, X I Xbox 360: X, Left Stick+A, A
10 – Beat Down Finisher – PS3: Circle, Square (8 times) I Xbox 360: B, X (8 times)
11 – Batclaw Slam – PS3: L1+Trianlge, Square I Xbox 360: LB+Y, X
12 – Ultiamte Stun – PS3: Circle, Circle, Circle I Xbox 360: B, B, B
13 – Ground Pound – PS3: R2+Triangle I Xbox 360: RT+Y
It is highly recommended to buy all of the Combat Upgrades before doing this. You will be able to perform Special Attacks after 5 hits instead of 8. Make sure that you do everything in one single combo (your combo multiplies in the top left corner may not break).
Reunite the separated couple
Towards the end of the game you will receive a side mission from Mr. Freeze, called ‘Heart of Ice’. You will have to find Nora Fries in order to complete the quest. Head to the industrial district in the southeastern part of arkham city. You should see a marked area of Nora’s estimated location. There is a well guarded building with a locked front door. When standing in front of this building, fly north and land on some kind of ship. Use the freeze blast on the water to create a sheet of ice. Use the batclaw to navigate to the destroyable wall and use the explosive gel to blast free your way inside the building. The rest should be simple. Beat up the guards and head back to Mr. Freeze.
Track down the serial killer
You will need to complete the identity thief side mission. After progressing in the main plot, an exclamation point should appear in the south-western part of the map, above the subway and near the restricted area, in an alleyway. That’s where the mission will start. You will need to gather clues by finding victims. All locations are shown in the video.
Hot and Cold
This Side mission will be started automatically as you progress in the main plot. You will need to finish it in order to get 100% overall progress and to unlock all of the Gadgets. The hereby gained Freeze Cluster will be needed for Predator Challenges as well. Make sure to get this thing early enough.
The Side mission is very short actually. You won’t need any special Upgrades or Gadgets, only the ones you will automatically have at this point of the game. Go inside the Steel Mill in the south-eastern part of Arkham City. Once inside, head to the broken elevators (next to the roomy area where you fought against Mr. Hammer) and follow the path to get to the stolen Freeze Tech.
This Side mission will be available after defeating Penguin in the Iceberg Lounge. It won’t earn you a trophy / achievement directly! You will need to finish it in order to get 100% overall progress, to unlock all of the Gadgets and to reach some specific riddler trophies. The hereby gained Mine Detonator will be needed for Predator Challenge #6 – Top of the World. Make sure to get this gadget early enough.
By the way, this is the shortest side mission in the game. It takes 1 minute when you know where to go. Simply beat up the henchman at the back of the museum and enter the door. Talk to the guard and he will reward you with this new gadget.
Stop the contract operative
This will be earned by finishing the Shot in the Dark Side Mission. You will need to track down Deadshot. You need to locate 3 of his victims and scan the area for evidence. Remember, that it will take some time until the next victim will be available. Simply fly around the city or keep doing some side missions / follow the main plot. Once you investigated all 3 crime scenes you will have to check out 3 different places to find Deadshot’s equipment. Go the the northern area to find his weapon and PDA. The rest should be simple, save the last victim and defeat Deadshot. Along the way you will also earn the forensic expert trophy / achievement (Collect enough evidence to locate the gun for hire).
Reveal the mystery watcher
The mystery watcher appears after some specific events in the main plot.
1 – after leaving the building where you saved catwoman
2 – after meeting joking for the very first time, he’ll be on the Ferris wheel
3 – after interrogating the major
4 – after saving the reporter
You can’t do this in the beginning of the game, but you don’t need to worry if you miss one of these locations. He’ll still spawn after finishing the main plot. Make sure that you really scan the glyphs after talking to the mysterious watcher. Once you got all 4 of them, the final location will be revealed.
Basic Tips & Tricks for Combat Challenges:
– Most important thing is your Combo Counter, keep it high!
– Use a great variety of attacks and gadgets to receive bonus points
– Do not get hit for an entire round to get 500 points bonus
– If you keep your Combo Counter from Start to Finish you will receive 1000 per round
– Jump over enemies to avoid getting hit
– Use Stun attack, followed by normal hits to raise your combo quickly
– Normal Kills will give you 10 Points x Multiplier
– Special Kills will give you a lot more points, use them wisely!
– Ground Pound gives you 75 Points x Multiplier, use it always at the end of a round