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 Batman games out there

Briansmsk8er | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all Briansmsk8er's reviews »

Batman Arkham Asylum is an Action-Adventure game made by Rocksteady Studios in 2009. This game takes place in Arkham Asylum, a place where some of the Bat's most lethal enemies reside. You must fight your way through criminals in order to stop the Joker's plot. The graphics are fantastic and the environments are well suited for Batman. You have access to a plethora of gadgets, awesome boss battles, and great stealth mechanics. There is plenty to love about this game. You can take on bad guys any way you want to, a sneaky stealth kill or head on. It's all up to you.


What was I thinking?

bibora | Aug. 17, 2014 | See all bibora's reviews »

I had this game on my Steam Library for years now. I knew it was good but I never gave it a try. Recently there was some Playfire rewards for this game and decided to them. Well... I did them and I did even more! It got me hooked. Well partially because I'm a fan of the Dark Knight but the game is quite fun to play. I think there's no point telling much about the game, because I believe it's fairly know for most of the players. I can, however say that it's a fabulous action game tied with exploring all over the Arkham isle and with a sort of stealth gameplay. And of course, Joker is there. And Bane. And Scarecrow. Poison Ivy. Etc. At the time being, I believe most Batman fans out there, have this game on their Steam library, but in the case someone is missing it, well just grab this ok? You'll thank me later.


Great all around!

ash_arani | Aug. 16, 2014 | See all ash_arani's reviews »

Wow, this game has it all. Suspense, action, comedy, and good ol' beating.

The gameplay is exceptional. I particularly enjoyed the combat system. They kept a nice variety between full charge at the enemies and stealth operation. The gadgets are very cool. The bosses make up a great variety.

It is a game that makes you think at times (especially with Riddler's riddles). I enjoyed the game a lot.

I am officially hooked on the Batman franchise (better late than never) :)


A near perfect game

theawesomesauce | Aug. 15, 2014 | See all theawesomesauce's reviews »

The game play is fantastic. It has been said over and over again but that's only because the combat is so well done. That being said, you don't have to solely focus on the combat to really enjoy this game. The Riddler's riddles offer a fun break from the awesome fighting. For Batman fanatics there are countless tidbits of Batman lore throughout Arkham Island including various appearances by Batman universe characters; even if you're not a devoted Batman fan, the lore is still incredibly interesting.


Welcome to Arkham

Alinasser | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all Alinasser's reviews »

Licensed super heroes games usually suck and to find an excellent game in Batman AA is a great surprise to what turned out to be amazing game series.

Graphics: very sharp and of very high quality and technically very smooth and well optimized 9\10

Sounds: You will feel the Arkham atmosphere, the dark gloomy city, very impressive 8\10

Gameplay: The fighting feels great and diverse, with new techniques and detective mode and stealth missions ( it's the whole package ) which is brilliant 10\10

Replayability: there are tons of stuff to do in the game, missions and collectibles. this game is a breath of fresh air to the gaming world.