Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City Trophies
Perfect Freeflow 2.0
Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman's combat moves (any play mode)

Here is a list of all 12 moves you need to get this Trophy:
1 – Strike
2 – Stun
3 – Evade/Redirect
4 – Counter
5 – Special Combo Takedown +
6 – Special Combo Bat Swarm +
7 – Special Combo Disarm and Destroy +
8 – Special Combo Multi-Ground Takedown +
9 – Aerial Attack + +
10 – Beat Down Finisher + (x8)
11 – Ultimate Stun (x3)
12 – Ground Pound +
13 - Any 1 Gadget*

* - It's unclear if a specific gadget adds to the combo or not, as there have been multiple reports about what does and doesn't add to the variation bonus.

Get all Combat Upgrades before attempting this Trophy. Moves 5-8 can only be done if you have done 5 or 8 hits in a row and your Combo Meter is flashing Yellow. Survival of the Fittest Round 4 or the Joker’s Carnival DLC Map is preferred as well.

Rate this trophyAverage Rating (Based on 13 votes)
User Comments
 Comment #1 by DarkTheory1
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 02:12:06 PM

I was hoping not to see this trophy again...

 Comment #2 by Riptide9
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 01:16:22 PM

probably be more moves too

 Comment #3 by KB24MVP8
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 06:43:41 PM

This Trophy will be easy. Freeflow perfection was really easy in Arkham Asylum once I got pretty good at the combo challenges.

 Comment #4 by mred2uga
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 07:58:58 AM

I am all for this trophy going away. I guess my reflexes are getting slow in my old age????

 Comment #5 by ThFlsh03
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 11:06:58 PM

@3...brag about something that betters yourself and others...not trivial things like skill in a video game (especially against A.I.)

I have to agree with 1, 4...I didn't even bother in the first game and I definately won't in this one since there are double the moves of the first pretty much.

 Comment #6 by Hihi2442
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 11:47:18 PM

I'm staying clear of this game only because of that trophy... and I didn't even bother with B:AA because of it either... I would like to but I have other games I need to play

 Comment #7 by falconkeeper99
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 01:11:43 AM

@ #6: It truly is a shame to skip on an incredibly well made game because 1 or 2 trophies might possibly stop you from getting 100%. The trophy is doable in both games, just takes some practice.

 Comment #8 by DREADNAUT
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 03:14:26 AM

@5 really? dont brag about video games?? lol dude were all gamers here and the only reason to get trophies... is to brag... its called prestige

 Comment #9 by BaSHee26
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 05:35:52 PM

i havent platted batman aa yet becos of this trophy, but i aint gay enough to say i aint gonna by such a good game becos of it, i have MP level 50 trophies, if uncharted 3 has it im still buying it!!!!,

if ya buy games just for triohies, stick to the hannah montanas

 Comment #10 by Drawohkan
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 08:43:53 PM

This is how to:

 Comment #11 by Bill
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 06:44:02 AM

the game is too eye candy to complain

 Comment #12 by ChaoticKnuckles
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 06:59:43 AM

The trophy isn't that tough to get, just try to find a group of all regular enemies, like 6-8 of them and just start varying moves as early in the fight as possible. Don't forget ground takedown and ultra stun and you should be fine. Took me about an hour to do it last night and my reflexes aren't incredible. It's definitely doable with practice and I didn't find it annoying to get at all

 Comment #13 by 00000bb
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 12:37:37 PM

@8 well said

 Comment #14 by 00000bb
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 12:38:46 PM

i mean number 9

 Comment #15 by korayovic
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 06:28:26 AM

i don't even know how to do it if you guys did it can you tell me how to do it??

 Comment #16 by ChaoticKnuckles
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 12:20:23 PM

You have to mix in every one of Batman's combat moves in one continuous combo. The moves I did are:
Quickfire batclaw slam (L1+Triangle followed by Square)
Quickfire batarang
Quickfire explosive gel
Quickfire REC (L1+Circle)
Quickfire Freeze Blast
Ground Takedown
Aerial Attack (Circle+X+X towards stunned opponent)
Beat Down
Combo Disarm
Combo Takedown
Combo Bat Swarm
Multi Ground Takedown

If you did it correctly you should have gadget variation x5 and combat variation x12 as your bonuses at the end of the fight. Now I'm not sure if you need to use all the gadgets but that's what I did to make sure I got the trophy.

 Comment #17 by SolidSnake918
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 08:10:39 PM

Gotta say this felt easier than last time. Just pause the game each time you need to remember and look at #16's list. That's what I did and got it done in about a half hour. I did use a quick freeze throw on the last guy for good measure, but it was also the first time I got it right so no word on that little bit. I did it on rooftop rumble stage 4. A good little piece of advise is to get the super stun out of the way to start the combo since it's probably the hardest next to the ground takedown to get in there, which you should do after deploying the batswarm since everyone is stunned.

 Comment #18 by Adonai-
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 02:10:11 AM

You don't need the gadgets, just the 12 moves mentioned by ChaoticKnuckles.

 Comment #19 by adtn64
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:42:11 PM

practice makes perfect......and Im the Perfect knight.......totally achievable...not too tough not too easy though

 Comment #20 by adtn64
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:54:45 PM

FYI beat down finisher can be done on anyone and is not necessary to be X8 strikes.....combo batarang is more effective and easier to use than batclaw and is a must

 Comment #21 by PSti
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:19:49 AM

I HATE that trophy, its fucking hard.

 Comment #22 by erdvilla
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 03:25:15 PM

Got it after 30 minutes trying on "Natural selection" (Extreme map). They hardest moves to pull IMO are those that involve Stun and the Ground pound because they might leave you wide open for another opponent to take you on, I found really useful to launch a Bat swarm before doing any of those which are Ultimate stun, Aerial attack, Beatdown and Ground pound. If you combine the swarm with any of those moves (except Beatdown) you'll have a less painful run. For Beatdown I preffer to leave it for the last few opponents, knock out all but one and finish the fight with a Beatdown, safer and easy.

 Comment #23 by ChaoticKnuckles
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 11:44:04 AM

You can interrupt a beatdown with a counter and then finish it and it still counts if that helps anyone. You're never wide open when using the beatdown if you're fast enough. Another reason that it's my favorite combat move in the game.

 Comment #24 by Yadilie
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 06:27:05 AM

This trophy is highly aggravating with how glitchy this combat is. Will Rocksteady ever learn?

 Comment #25 by EvilTorch2
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 01:52:32 PM

@24...I don't think the combat is glitchy at all. The controls are incredibly responsive. Any missed combat moves are likely poor timing on your part. Most game developers would kill for a combat system as smooth as this. Judging by the number of people that have chimed in and earned this trophy, I would say it's probably not the combat engine that is to blame here. This trophy is not easy, but it's certainly not because the combat in the game is "glitchy" just requires correct timing for each move and there isn't a lot of room for error.

 Comment #26 by ASdelBLIZTBALL
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 06:22:12 AM

a good tip for this trophy is to have a list of all the 13 attacks that you have to do (i've done a list with a pc )
when you have done one of that attack, pause the game and sign on your list the attack you have done.
that is useful to remind you the moves you left.
Another tip is to keep doing the evade moves (X,X) to keep you combo active and dodge some attacks.
Sorry for my english.... hope I've help you guys!

 Comment #27 by DCHammer
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 03:44:27 PM

I haven't nailed this just yet but I've done 10x variations lots and 11x a few times. And I haven't even really focused on getting it yet.
But I have been using exactly the same pattern through the combo in nearly every combat challenge. As a result, getting 10x variation is a slam dunk now. Which I think is the best way to approach the thing.
Start practicing the combo the instant you start the challenges.
My method is as follows:
Counter to start because it's easy to forget.
Redirect and hit until Yellow
Bat Swarm
Ground Takedown
(You're more than halfway in 30 seconds)
Redirect and hit until Yellow
Disarm and Destroy
Redirect and hit until Yellow
Instant Takedown
Redirect and hit until Yellow
Multi-Ground Takedown
Redirect and hit until

 Comment #28 by DCHammer
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 03:45:27 PM

Bat Swarm
Aerial Attack

There's the ten I can nail consistently. What happens then is I get so focused on completing the room I forget about getting the Beat Down and Ultra Stun in.
But the plan is to wipe everyone but two guys out, using Critical Strikes, then Bat Swarm, Ultra Stun one guy, Beat down the other there's the trophy.

:D I know. Easier said than done. But there is a repeatable strategy for folks that are struggling. I honestly think the trick to think trophy is using exactly the same pattern every time so you don't really have to think about what you're doing.

And slow down and stop button mashing. There is really lots of time.

 Comment #29 by Ikaruz
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 04:11:25 PM

WTF...once again. I hated this trophy and I still hate it now more than ever...and now even with more moves??? C'mon....This will take long, a lot of patience and time...and a lot of bad words too!!!

 Comment #30 by bulletproofcupid
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 06:55:09 AM

Sorry guys but I disagree, getting this trophy did take a while... alot of trial and error and I had to get a good system in place. That just made it all the more satisfying to get! Now I can do this trophy anytime, as I proved at a mate's not long ago who was struggling... 2 attempts and I got it for him. Take your time, work out a system or which move you will do and when, and you should get it just fine!!!

 Comment #31 by jangru1804
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 02:54:53 PM

One of the hardest to get trophies ever, I get it on my 9th attempt, and I thought that it would be an easy challange consider that I've got the AA version pretty easly (at my 4th attempt)... WRONG!

 Comment #32 by Halberder84
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 06:43:07 AM

The annoying thing is when a henchman twats you round the back of the head but you never saw it coming as he runs in behind you off screen. I've had plenty of x10 and x11 but I can never get that bloody ground pound in without getting smacked. Bring back the triple batarang, that helped wonders on AA.

 Comment #33 by Leatherneck2382
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 03:41:02 AM

@10 Thanks for the video, while I used a slightly different order because I felt more comfortable with the flow, it listed all the moves I needed and gave me an idea of how to string them together.

Bat Swarm is a HUGE help to get some of the more time consuming hits, like ground pound, beat down, and aerial attack. The key is not starting those moves until you are certain there is plenty of room to finish and counter the next thug. Also, don't forget a quick batarang can keep a combo going in a pinch (which you need at least one anyhow).

 Comment #34 by wilmz68
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 06:38:30 PM

If I ever meet the **** who came up with the idea for this trophy, Im gonna staple his balls to his notepad and scream....NO MORE YOU UNBELIEVABLE ****!!!!!

 Comment #35 by pikavader
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 06:03:23 AM

I like this trophy as it separates the plebs from the people who can actually play this game

 Comment #36 by Vimael
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 01:50:30 PM

Once you start the combat challenges it's just a matter of practice. I found more difficult in the first game in fact, in this game you have some time to spare between hits to think about your next move and a little slow motion in the middle of special moves for looking around and see your surroundings.

To get the trophy you don't need every gadget, just one at you election. I chose the batarang and the rest of normal/special moves in The Joker's Carnival map (DLC) in which the enemies never stop appearing and it popped naturally.

Patience and good reflexes and the trophy is yours.

 Comment #37 by bigbaube12
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 09:08:28 PM

this is just practice in the joker level, list the moves you need to do in the order you like,so you remember what moves are left to do

 Comment #38 by coisou
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 11:59:28 AM

The moves list is wrong. Normal stun isn't required and you MUST use batarang, that's all 12 moves. Other gadgets doesn't count, I kept getting 11 all the time, after changed to try with batarang I got the trophy right away.

 Comment #39 by dbp2005
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 02:19:26 PM

Wow, ok so after taking a couple weeks off from the game I came back to try for this trophy again and was able to get it. I used the Joker's Carnival map which helped alot for me because I found it harder to get the Disarm and Destroy combo on the Survival of the Fittest level that was suggested in the Trophy Guide.

My advise, be patient of course. But really for me what helped was to get the Ground Pound out of the way first by using the Bat Swarm on the first set of guys since they kind of were grouped together. I was able to get the rest of the moves without much trouble after like 5 attempts.

 Comment #40 by rencas
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 02:22:48 PM

I DID IT !! Just a few moments ago. I even placed the batman begins music sound track while I was doing it.. I can do it for anyone who asks me whithin this week.. I will need to delete the game due to low space on my hard disk.. I feel so proud of myself it only took me 3 hours to get used to the moves then it was all in my head omg guys you should have all been there to see it.. :') I'm the best at batman for this moment I reckon .. Tomorrow is another day ^^ pm ASAP if you need help with this trophy I'm on a role.

 Comment #41 by mannyshame
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 08:42:46 AM

This has to have a glich, i have all the hits on the ROND STATISTICS and the trophie never poped, it my last trophie

37 Strike
1 Splecial Combo Bat Swarm
2 Special Combo Multi grond Takedown
2 Special Combo Takedown
1 Beat Down Finisher
1 Special Combo Disarn and Destroy
4 Conter
1 Grond Pound
1 Aerial Attack
! Batclaw Slam
16 Stun
3 Ultra Stun
29 Riderect
1 Combo Batarang
3 Batclaw Pull
2 Rec
5 Freeze Blast

What am i missing?

 Comment #42 by NemesisFY
Saturday, May 04, 2013 @ 03:53:00 PM

I will never ever even attempt this trophy.

 Comment #43 by One Winged Joker
Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 01:03:22 PM

Don't get me wrong, but I just feel like I need to share this: first attempt, round 3 of "Survival of the fittest". Barely three minutes. :P It's also true that I did it on the 360 version a year ago, though.

I mean, I think it's one hell of a stupidity to be afraid of this trophy. No offense. It's just about a little practice.

 Comment #44 by VNeckGamer
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 02:06:47 AM

No way I would have been able to get this without Penguin's Iceberg Lounge.

 Comment #45 by NeedlesKane
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 02:37:14 AM

If you can do this in AA you can do this one you only need to add three more moves & once you do it you do it everytime just like in AA

BTW i just got this

 Comment #46 by HardGamer
Monday, January 20, 2014 @ 08:34:34 PM

Oh yes!!!!! I finally got this after an hour of trying now that Platinum is for sure mine!!!!

 Comment #47 by trainer8
Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 06:49:41 PM

I hate this trophy.

 Comment #48 by auskye
Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 02:48:52 AM

I can't hit 7-8. Grrr. Very awkward.

 Comment #49 by angryguy121
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 11:22:16 PM

@3 nooo... This is impossible ive been trying it forever. Quit being irritating

 Comment #50 by darthadi
Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 09:38:11 PM

couldn't do in AA,so don't think I will manage in this

 Comment #51 by Darthtoxicity
Sunday, January 04, 2015 @ 01:36:53 AM

This, IMO, is a lot easier to pull off than in AA. This is mainly because you only have to utilize a single quickfire gadget (I played it safe and used batclaw, REC, and batarang).

I used the Carnival DLC, as suggested. One tip I can definitely give is get ground take-down and beatdown out of the way ASAP. Otherwise, you're going to get too overwhelmed to successfully do those moves.

 Comment #52 by statman
Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 07:42:38 AM

It's truly not that hard (though I can imagine I'm no longer speaking to the masses). I just got it on Round 3 of Survival of the Fittest (though it came down to the wire).

The beatdown also doesn't have to be specifically 8 hits, it counted my 3 hit beatdown - I guess as long as it's a beatdown of however many hits makes it ok for the trophy, so long as they're taken down by it.

 Comment #53 by Pfa
Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 03:19:44 PM

The normal stun (cricle) doesn't count for this trophy, but the Batclaw slam is needed. I have tried to get this stupid trophies for hours always ending up with a 11x bonus. Until I figured out that I need to do the Batclaw slam because a single stun doesn't add to the variation.

 Comment #54 by MutantEnemy
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 11:55:48 AM

I agree with #51....get any move that leaves you vulnerable (beatdown / ground pound / ultra stun) done asap before you get swarmed on the Carnival DLC.

I started with the beatdown on the guy closest to me...concentrated on getting the other 2 in then cycled through the take downs each time my combo built and threw a batarang at some point in the middle.

If I can do it....anyone can ;)

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Game Info


US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011
Japan November 23, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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