[Top 15] Batman: Arkham City Best Graphics Settings

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Batman Arkham City is the second addition to the Batman Arkham games and if you ask Arkham fans which Batman Arkham game is the best, I can bet the majority will call Batman Arkham City as the best game of this incredible series and rightfully so! The open world, the graphics and gameplay, everything is top notch. Since it is a game that was released pretty long ago, you can run Arkham City on a budget gaming PC too. 

Let’s check out the best Arkham City graphics settings for your PC.


Low End Settings

Batman Arkham City is a fairly old game. Not to mention it was also ported for Xbox 360 and PS3 which indicates that you can run it on a low end gaming PC at stable FPS. Below are the minimum requirements for Batman Arkham City as instructed by the game developers.


  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • CPU: Dual-Core CPU 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA 8800 or ATI 3800 with 512MB of VRAM
  • DVD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
  • Hard Drive: 17.5GB free disk space


Following are the minimum system requirements to run Batman Arkham City on the lowest settings. If your PC has lower specs than the ones mentioned above, then installing the game on such a system won’t be a smart move because the game wouldn’t be playable. If you have the same specifications or equivalent then you can do the following changes in the settings:


•    Select the resolution of your monitor or lower the resolution to increase FPS but at the cost of quality.

•    Turn V-sync Off

•    Texture Resolution, Shadow Quality and Level of Detail should be set to Low

•    Turn Anisotropic Filtering Off.

•    Texture Filtering should be set to minimum

These settings should be enough to provide you stable and smooth gameplay but not the best quality of graphics for the game.


Medium End Settings

This part of the settings is for the people who meet the recommended specifications for the game. The medium end settings are the perfect balance of performance and graphics. Following are the recommended requirements for Batman Arkham City: 


  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
  • CPU: Dual-Core CPU 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6850 with 768MB+ of VRAM (DirectX 11 compatible)
  • Sound: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or 7 compatible sound card (100 per cent DirectX 9.0c-compatible)
  • DVD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
  • Hard Drive: 17.5 GB free disk space


Here are the settings that will be a perfect fit for you if you play every game on medium/high settings on your PC.


•    Select the resolution of your monitor.

•    V-Sync should be turned off.

•    Texture Resolution, Shadow Quality and Level of Detail should be set to Medium

•    You can set Texture Resolution to High if your GPU is 4gb or more.

These are the settings that will provide you not only smooth FPS but great graphics quality as well.


High End Settings

The high end setting is for gamers who have created their PC gaming builds in the last 5 years. With a decent GPU, Processor, RAM and storage; you can play Arkham City in its essence and experience the beauty of this game in 60 or more FPS. Through this setting you can crank up all the settings to Ultra and play the game at smooth FPS.

Below are the settings for your beast of a gaming PC:

•    Set Display Mode to Full Screen and select the resolution of your Screen.

•    Turn All Graphical and Texture Settings to High

•    Turn V-sync On or make the FPS limiter to No Limit

•    Turn Anisotropic to the Max



Batman Arkham City has no competitor in terms of amazing gameplay and graphics. It has been awarded multiple game of the year awards and rightfully so! If you want to experience the game in full essence make sure you check out the minimum and recommended specs of the game and compare it with the hardware you have in your PC. I hope that this post proves to be helpful for you.

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