Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year (NA)

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Top 50 Title:


"Rocksteady nailed what Batman is supposed to feel like. Fans, rejoice." - IGN

"If you're a Batman fan, this is the best treatment the World's Greatest Detective has ever received in videogame form" - GameSpy

Based on the core Batman license, in Batman: Arkham Asylum, the Dark Knight takes on his greatest challenge yet when he becomes trapped with all of his most dangerous villains inside the insane asylum of Gotham city - ARKHAM ASYLUM! Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum – Gotham City's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum.

Key Features:

  • Utilize the unique FreeFlow combat system to chain together unlimited combos seamlessly and battle with huge groups of The Joker´s henchmen in brutal melee brawls

  • Investigate as Batman, the world's greatest detective, by solving intricate puzzles with the help of cutting edge forensic tools including x-ray scanning, fingerprint scans, ´Amido Black´ spray and a pheromone tracker

  • Face off against Gotham´s greatest villains including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc

  • Become the Invisible Predator with Batman´s fear takedowns and unique vantage point system to move without being seen and hunt enemies

  • Choose multiple takedown methods, including swooping from the sky and smashing through walls.

  • Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island, presented for the first time ever in its gritty and realistic entirety

  • Experience what it´s like to be BATMAN using BATARANGS, explosive gel aerosol, The Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher

  • Unlock more secrets by completing hidden challenges in the world and develop and customize equipment by earning experience points

  • Enjoy complete superhero freedom in the environment with the use of Batman´s grapnel gun to get to any place you can see, jump from any height and glide in any direction

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Customer reviews


Really, REALLY good game

Zefellus | Oct. 2, 2015 | See all Zefellus's reviews »

Being it the first of the series, I was expecting a cool game, but somewhat buggy. Surprise: It's a really well done game! I've played the whole story mode and haven't found one single bug. The side missions are really fun (I had a hard time solving The Riddler puzzles) and the gameplay is great. The most impressive thing about this game is the atmosphere: Rocksteady was successful in mix the seriousness of the Dark Knight movies with the comics universe; we have a serious and focused Batman, but also the famous gallery of wacky villains like the Joker, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow and Bane. If you're a Batman fan, or simply a gamer, that's a must-play.



vinkvin | Sept. 26, 2015 | See all vinkvin's reviews »

Batman Arkham Asylum is one of the best game that I have ever played (and I played A LOT). This game captures the concept of "Be the Batman" in a really perfect way. I really felt like controlling the REAL Batman when I played this game. Pros: + GREAT story. + GREAT gameplay. + GREAT fighting system. Free Flow Combat is the best fighting system that I've ever seen. + GREAT array of gadgets, allowing you to takedown enemies with your own style. + GREAT sound. + GREAT atmosphere. + GREAT graphics, with quite a low system requirement. + GREAT characters and voice acting, the characters really felt like they are coming right out of the comics. Cons: - Camera angles when fighting the Scarecrow sometimes a bit annoying, but still acceptable. Overall: 9.8/100 BE THE BATMAN!


I'm Batman!

storm84 | Sept. 17, 2015 | See all storm84's reviews »

What's most astounding about Batman: Arkham Asylum is that it came out of nowhere. The game does justice to the concept of Batman, especially in terms of how the game plays, using that to craft solid core mechanics around stealth and brawling. The game rewards stealth, yet keeps up the pace so it never gets boring. Between the level design and the available gadgets available, playing through the game is always personalised. Hiding on gargoyles and picking off guards one by one is entertaining and satisfying gameplay. The game does have its downsides, like the Scarecrow hallucination missions and the killer croc platform jumping sequence, but those thankfully don't detract too much from the core of stealth and brawling. The gradual unfolding of the story also worked in the game's favour, fleshing out characters through psychological examination tapes. Everything about the game is thoroughly Batman, which is all you can really ask for.


Great way to start a series

The1337N00Bx | July 17, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »

Batman has always been one of my favorite superheros, and this game is an amazing addition to the Batman universe. It's got a lot of the main villains from the Batman world and incorporates them really well into the game. The story is really awesome for a superhero game too. Plus the boss fights all feel unique and fun to play. I also really like that it's an open world game and feel it adds to the fun that you can just go and explore the asylum if you want to. All in all, this is probably my favorite superhero game series around.


A spectacular edition to an astounding game series

9cames03 | July 12, 2015 | See all 9cames03's reviews »

This game deserves a high rating. No question about it. Why? Because the controls are so unique and easy to use, and the graphics are beautiful. You will feel like you are the batman. It's no wonder that the game is one of the top 50 games on this site. If you are a gamer who likes DC comics, you must check this game out. The story is one of the best, and it incorporates many cool villains. This game grabs your interest, and retains it for the duration of the game, and the game is very long.