The game follows the film's storyline excellently. Gotham City is the most dangerous city in the world. It is ruled by violent mobsters, and night is as dangerous as the day. In steps one man. He is making himself known, and cleaning up the city. While he is catching criminals at Axis Chemicals, he accidentally causes Jack Naiper, the right-hand man to Gotham's king Mobster, to fall into a vat of acid. Jack survives, but his appearance has been altered. His skin is now white, hair green, lips blood-red, and his mouth has been forced into a twisted smile. His sanity disappears as well, and he sets out to destroy the entire city. Batman must take the “Joker” down.
The Batman game follows the movie perfectly in the fact that there is a level for just about every scene in the film. You actually get to drop Naiper into the vat of acid, pilot the Batmobile and Batwing, save Vicki Vale in the Flugelheim Museum, and much more. There is even a few animated sequences and introductions.