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


One of the best games ever

Pwnclub | April 15, 2014 | See all Pwnclub's reviews »

Batman Arkham Asylum was a great game, it really was. Playing this game actually made me feel as though I was Batman. It was filled with action and the combat system is impressive. The graphics were fantastic for the time and the atmosphere was done well as it was very dark.

Although this game is nearly perfect in almost every way, I have heard the sequel is even better so I hope to play that soon as well.

I highly recommend this game to anyone.


Where the (game) legend began

Ryukrieger | April 15, 2014 | See all Ryukrieger's reviews »

When the game first came out, it was one of the best games of its time, the beginning of one of the (personally) best game franchise!

In Batman Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady took everybody by surprise, why? Because... comparing to other AAA games, the game had less marketing from the beginning. And judging from the previous Batman (and superhero) games, most people wasn't expecting anything ground-breaking. And when the game was released, the game was amazing, the combat style that was so rare before now implemented flawlessly by Rockstead, the super fun stealth combat that makes you feel like the invisible predator. The gameplay was extremely refreshing comparing to a lot of other games of the time.

On the story, it was fascinating, not only the twists, but about all the elements in the game, from the normal main story to the "Easter Eggs" telling the lore of Batman's other enemies. Combining with the fantastic voice-acting, for example Kevin Conroy's Batman and Mark Hamil's Joker (Oh, personally, I love the Joker's voice, Mr. Hamil is as good as always as the Joker)

Then the music, the score was composed so perfectly that if you take the music away from the game after playing it with the music, you'll feel like you just lost half of the game itself, because the music was so powerful!

Wondering about graphics? I don't pay too much attention to graphic comparing to other departments, but I have to say, when it was released, it was one of the best-looking (not in realistic way, but stylish way) games! Even making good use of Physx (though not necessary, they're just for the looks)

This game gets an 89 from me, for as ground-breaking as it is and how much fun I have from it, it was fairly limited as it was the first game, and of course, people may have different opinion from me.

But anyway, this is just a recommendation!


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!