Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year (NA)
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"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.
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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Solid game all around and every gamer should play it!Takwin | June 8, 2015 | See all Takwin's reviews »
I can see why it's "overwhelmingly positive" as its just a fun game. It shows its age a bit and has some annoying parts like the lack of a manual save and auto saves that are just too far apart. I think that all games should have a manual save except for in combat and except for the highest difficulty levels. A lot of what went into this games exceptionally high review scores had to be fun, originality, and excellent work with an existing comic IP. It used to be that games based on comics and movies were generally not good, but the tides have turned and now they are mostly good or far better. See: Batman, Shadow of Mordor, all the Lego games, Telltale games, and more. For five bucks, it's a must buy!
One of the best superhero games eversycomantis1991 | May 16, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Arkham Asylum was and still is a hallmark in gaming. It created a fantastically rich and faily creative story around a comic character. It looks gorgeous, it runs great, it's fun, and it's intense. All attributes you'd get laughed out of a conversation for bringing up in relation to 99% of licensed movies. The stealth is expertly done, the voice acting as astounding, the characters all feel like they should, and it's a very complex and mature story, the kind of thing most companies shy away from with these kinds of properties. The combat is simple but engaging and a spectacle to watch, most of your bat-accessories can be used both in and out of battle in a myriad of ways, and, as I said, it's an extraordinarily fun and interesting game to play. This, Ultimate Alliance, and Spider-Man 2 are in a league of their own, but from a complex design standpoint, this outshines even those other two.