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Play as Alfred mod: take the butler to the streets of Gotham in Batman: Arkham Knight

Whilst the Arkham Knight PC edition has faced a lot of criticism, some modders show how to use that platform for the best.

Warning: The following video contains spoilers and side quests from Batman: Arkham Knight, so watch at your own discretion.

While the PC edition of Batman: Arkham Knight was not exactly met with the most favorable response, some hard working modders on the platform have introduced some fun additions to the game. This one featured here might be the pick of the bunch, as you are given the opportunity to really clean up crime.. by playing as the Caped Crusader's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

The game itself in its original form allows the player to traverse the gritty city of Gotham with a broad range of characters from its comic book universe. Of course, Batman is the main protagonist, but a selection of his allies, acquaintances and rivals were also able to be taken control of. Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman and even the Joker are available for the player.

But in spite of this wide selection, it is great to see the beloved and often beleaguered butler take the fight to all the supervillains that have used him as a pawn to get to his cherished ward. And as this video from YouTube channel Batman Arkham Videos demonstrates, he clearly has been following Bruce Wayne's workout regime in his spare time.

While this Alfred cannot perform counter punches or environmental takedowns, it is safe to say that villains of Gotham would not like to cross his path in a dark alley. He even gets to enjoy a kiss from Catwoman. Hey, why should Batman have all the fun?

So, check out the above video, and maybe one day Bruce can stay home to do the ironing, while The Bat-ler can sweep up crime in his stead.

Published Aug. 3rd 2015

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