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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year





Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year




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!

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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

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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Rocksteady Studios
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 OS
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB (XP) 1GB (Vista/ Windows 7)
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card with 128 MB Video RAM (must support pixel shader 2.0)
  • Sound: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c compatible)
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB free disk space
  • Input Devices: Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 compatible mouse and keyboard
  • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows – Live

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The beginning of the greatest superhero game franchise

Batman Arkham Asylum was a game changer. It took the most iconic hero on the planet, who historically had a weak showing in gaming, and made the quintessential Batman experience. This is the birthplace of Free Flow combat, which just about every action game has ripped off since it's birth with its intuitive attacks, parries, dodges, stuns, and countering. This is the birthplace of Predator combat, which takes a strategic approach on the Dark Knight and shows us how he hunts his prey and dominates the environment. This is also the birthplace of compelling Batman storytelling. All of the villains act as they should. Batman approaches them all as he should. From the moment you get into this game to the very end, it just feels like a consistent and true Batman experience. My only criticism would be this game is incredibly linear, but the great story more than makes up for it. Without a doubt, this one game changed the entire landscape of gaming and how developers approach combat in games.

Really good game

I think that this game is one of my favourite one with good story and with good combo so if you wanna try one of the batman games i recommend this for you

Best superhero game franchise ever created

I don’t like superhero movies, I don’t like superhero games. I like Batman Arkham Asylum. It has one of the best combat systems in a video game, it has a good story and it is set in a characterful setting. Bosses are tough to defeat and you can’t lower the difficulty once you have begun so be wary of selecting the toughest difficultly. The gameplay experience is extended through searching for trophies, with clues from riddles for where to find them, in an open map. Even if you don’t like the Batman films or television show, you should buy this game.

The First Part of the Arkham Series!

This is the game with which a new Generation of Batman Games started. Comparing it to the later games it is a more linear experience without a too open world. While being a smaller world there is still a lot to experience both in enemy diversity and level design. The Boss fights are spot on and the side stuff is fun to do. The Game isn't to hard but still challenging if you play on the right level. Even after finishing the Story and all of the side content there is still more to do. They are offering a Challangemode in which you can show how good you became with the combos on some of the maps you already encountered on your normal playthrough. The Sidecontent is composed of riddles from... well The Riddler... and collectibles like audiotapes and other stuff. The fighting system is also a main attraction and very fun. Performance wise the game is great and i didn't have any issues.

Arguably still the best Arkham game!

Firstly, this is a game for anyone, whether you've read all the comics or have never even heard of the caped crusader. This game also has nice introductions for lesser known characters and villains to the people who know little about Batman. Of course, to make most people stay on the same page, you mainly go against the most famous villains such as Joker and The Riddler. If you played Origins first the game-play is pretty much the same, however there are less gadgets you use in a fight but you have the ability to throw people. the good thing about the Arkham games is that the combat system can be as complex as you like. You can get by just using your mouse with simple strikes and counters, and the occasional stun attack, or decide to do some more things such as your batarangs and batclaw, throw people, ground and special takedowns, and a few more things. The great thing about it is that it's easy to learn but difficult to know the perfect time to use it and keep your multiplier going. The story is definitely a good one, with no parts weaker than the other. Unlike the other two Arlham games, this is not as open-world, you can go where you like on the island, but buildings are generally closed off until the story requires you enter, there are also no side missions (excluding Riddler's challenges) but this is not a bad thing, as (at least for me) you want to continue with the story!

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