Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year

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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.

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

Customer reviews


not a very good game

san383 | April 14, 2014 | See all san383's reviews »

Like any game based on a comic book , a movie or some well-known brand in general , even Batman: Arkham Asylum raised a lot of concerns and fears. Bat man fans feared that even this game, like so many before him , would be a poor attempt to milk the brand with a banal concept design stages frustrating gameplay and graphics shaky my cell phone laughing at her .

It's fun to discover some worries were in vain ! From the moment the game allowed me to finally control the Dark Knight , according jaw dropped . No more overlapping spirited game market with a film of the same name , no commercial gimmick and not just a beautiful box . This high-level game , not only in relation to branded games but relative 's body functions - Tuesday all!

Version we tested on the PC, the game looks even better Mbgrst consoles thanks prevent the nVidia Physx adds lots of little details , but important to the atmosphere of the game (see second video ) . This is the first game that uses - Physx materially and gimmicky , and proves that this is one of the ways to go gaming industry in the coming years.


nice game

san383 | April 14, 2014 | See all san383's reviews »

hi I played this game and its not very good game the story Its not bad and not good the graphics very good the action in the game(fights and something else) but the story its was execllent its very fun to fight vs the joker and scary monsters and the DNA scan and all of the powerups what batman have in the movie or comics and its very nice the idea to take the people who talks in the movie and let them talks in the game and who its have the GPU PhysX he can have fun from good graphics and more function could make a really view of the game I will give for this game rating of 78


A pleasant batsurprise

9insane9 | April 14, 2014 | See all 9insane9's reviews »

I don't think there's a single bad thing about the game. I mean, the graphics look great (especially for the time of release), it runs buttersmooth with max settings and plays really, really well. Plenty of graphics options as well, which is always a nice thing. With PhysX on, this game truly looks remarkable. The gameplay is rock solid. The fighting system works better than in any game I've played before, albeit I haven't played all that many of them. One thing that bothered me about the combat system was that the knives are glued to the thugs' hands so that when they fall, they will not drop their knives. But that adds difficulty to the game and that's actually a good thing in my opinion. The plot is just the run-of-the-mill comic story, but that is to be expected and it works really well in conjuction with the incredibly immersive world. This game definitely has replay value as well, I am currently on my second playthrough, this time on hard difficulty. All the more fun. Overall, a really solid game and an excellent introduction to the quadrilogy. If you're not a fan of Batman, this game will turn you into one. I should know, it made one out of me!


A surprisingly great superhero game!

Esikimo | April 12, 2014 | See all Esikimo's reviews »

Batman Arkham Asylum is a great game and a even greater superhero game. At first I did not know if this would be really good; since most super hero games I have played were only okay or awful. This game turned my thoughts around and showed me these type of games and be great.

Arkham Asylum starts you out in well the Asylum of Gotham City. Here you meet some of Batman's greatest enemies. For example some enemies you will meet are Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, and of course the infamous Joker. As you progress through the story you will unlock many different gadgets like the batline, explosive gel, and more. The combat of this game was surprisingly amazing. I expected combat to be only okay, but it blew my mind. I was happy to see that I can actually fight like Batman. Batman as a vision that allows you to scan your environment and plan out your attacks. This tool comes in handy throughout the game. After you beat the game you are able to go back and explorer the asylum to pick up some riddler trophies. There are also challenge maps that you can play on to see how well you can play. I give Batman Arkham Asylum a 95/100. I recommend this to Batman fans and even those who love playing action games. I will always remember this game and how much fun I had each time I played it. Enjoy.


One of the best realizations of the batman universe to date

ipowers9000 | March 27, 2014 | See all ipowers9000's reviews »

This game takes a very unique spin on the batman universe that I think really appreciates the complexity and darkness of the characters while still retaining some of the lighter aspects of the franchise. It's not quite as dark as Christopher Nolan's trilogy, but has a great serious tone to it that fleshes out the characters (especially the villains). Rocksteady has to be commended for the lovingly crafted artwork: everything from the textures to the interesting audio tapes has a great deal of polish and personality. Looking back on this particular title, the gameplay feels a little bit less refined now that there are more Arkham games, but the combat and world design still make this game hold up well even when compared to its newer siblings. You really will feel like you are Batman when you play this game. This is one of my personal favourite games I've ever played, and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great action game with great characters, regardless of whether or not you are already a Batman fan.