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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year






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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
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Minimum Requirements
  • 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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Reviews for Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year


Batman games are very complex games. Through interesting and very thrilling story you will experience satisfying hand-to-hand combat, stealth action, puzzle challenges and detective investigating. You will need to be strategical as you proceed the main campaign, especially in stealth parts of the game.

Almost Perfect

Arkham Asylum is the first truly great Batman game and it was only eclipsed by its sequel, Arkham City. AA really lets you be the Batman through intense and fun combat and the ability to sneak around large areas taking out enemies one by one. The game is open world though it takes place on a small island with multiple buildings, but secrets, references, and easter eggs are hidden everywhere. The story and voice acting are top notch. There are a good amount of super villains to take down such as Poison Ivy and Killer Croc. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are at the top of their game, and it was great to hear them as I was a huge fan of the Animated Series in the 90's. There are over 100 secrets to find that add on a lot of replay value because you will want to finish off the Riddler's storyline. Arkham Asylum really showed just how good a Batman video game could be and should be experienced by everyone.

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.

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