Experience what it’s like to be Batman and face off against Gotham's greatest villians. Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.
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Release Date: Mar 26, 2010

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Critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum returns with a remastered Game of the Year Edition, featuring 4 extra Challenge Maps. The additional Challenge Maps are Crime Alley; Scarecrow Nightmare; Totally Insane and Nocturnal Hunter (both from the Insane Night Map Pack).
  • 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Vista/XP
    • Processor: 3Ghz Intel or AMD or any Dual Core
    • Memory: 1GB Ram(XP)/2GB Ram
    • Graphics: PCI Express SM3 NVidia 6600/ ATI 1300
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 8GB free space
    • Sound: Any onboard sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.9.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Memory: 256 MB
    • NOTICE:The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 3xx and Intel HD3000.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.10.3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Memory: 1GB
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Sokapik
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
The Best ComBAT System !
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Mr NxGamerPro
37.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
its sik
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Aome
40.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Solid action game .
has some glitches but a big problem.

8/10
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V for Vendetta
32.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
One of the best Batman games I've ever played! :)
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CutenessOverlord
7.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
I loved the game when I first got in on the Playstation 3 a few years back, and I still love it today. Not sure if it's because I haven't played the game in years, but I still greatly enjoyed the story and the "interview tapes" scattered throughout the game. The game ran well, but I did notice quite a few jagged edges on some of the character models, though that might have just been a resolution issue. Well, now I'm moving onto City.
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driscoll42
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Really should have reviewed this game earlier, I beat it back in 2011. Anyway, from what I remember it's a fantastic game, the first in the Batman series. A much tighter, and linear game than the following games (though I don't meant that in a bad way), it set the stage for all to come and succeeded brilliantly in being a fantastically fun, well-told, and great game. If you like Batman, you'll like this. I prefer Arkham City, but it's well worth beating the story of this game.

8.5/10
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Barrfind V.
26.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Batman: Arkham Asylum is a third-person action game casting you as the Dark Knight himself. The title opens with Batman racing back to Arkham, Gotham's home for the criminally insane, with the Joker in tow. Batman was able to track him down and re-apprehend the baddie. However, things are never what they seem with the Joker, so after getting the maniac back into the building - a building stocked with hundreds of the Joker's goons after a "mysterious" fire at their prison - Joker breaks free with the help of Harley Quinn, takes control of the penitentiary, and releases all the inmates.

From there, you're off on an adventure that ranks right below The Dark Knight movie in terms of awesome Batman experiences. The actual Arkham campus is a loony bin spread across multiple buildings on one massive rock. With the Joker in charge you're going to have to swing over rooms filled with gas, save doctors, rip vent covers off the walls so you can make a path around locked doors, and move as fast as Batman can to stop the Joker from releasing an army of monsters on the people of Gotham City.
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Bassmatrix
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Great classic game, never stops being fun. Personally my favourite batman game, even more than Arkham city.
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Xanth752
24.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Kevin Conroy is by far the best Batman!
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Darvin11
9.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Originally posted Sept 15 2009 gameaday-ish.blogspot.com

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Arkham is not tied to any specific property other than the characters than have populated the Batman universe for over 50 years. Seeking inspiration in all of the media that has come before, the game references the Christian Bale movies, the Tim Burton movies, all of the animated series and the comics themselves, weaving these details into a claustrophobic, atmospheric story.

Penned by animated series and comic creator Paul Dini, the pitfall found in Wolverine is avoided by casting voices from the animated series, namely Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker. As fully committed to the performances as Jackman, they create familiarity to fans of character without jeopardizing the verisimilitude of the presentation. Had Arkham been tied to Dark Knight, it may well suffer from some of the issues facing Wolverine.

The seemingly ubiquitous Unreal 3 engine makes a spectacular appearance, rendering large colorful worlds that appear open but are quite limited in scope. Once again, the decision to set AA on an island and solely within the facility grounds serves the game well, motivating the linear aspect of play.

I found it amusing that expositional scenes revealed through off camera radio transmissions are in full force in the game, as apparently that is a feature built into the engine. The animations for these sequences are identical to the ones uses in Gears.

What I found most striking in the difference between these very similar games was the presentation of the main character and their interaction with the environment through gameplay. Batman uses his familiar bag of tricks from his utility belt, resulting in a cavalcade of gadgets and upgrades. Platforming is restricted to using a grapple gun and a glide ability, referencing both the movies and the animated shows. Puzzles are integrated into a detective mode as Challenges left by the Riddler.

Combat is an integral part of the game and Batman’s combat is a far more nuanced and cerebral experience, playing much like a real-time Bruce Lee movie. Counters are used to intercept attacks, allowing the player to chain together attacks and build up multipliers, which unleash finishing moves. Strategy must be employed and it is a far more satisfying experience.

Against the odds, junior developer Rocksteady created a tour-du-force experience in AA, while Raven managed what appeared to be impossible prior to AA’s release: create a good comic book game. Wolverine is a very entertaining game but it pales in comparison to the masterwork that is Arkham Asylum.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Arkham Asylum is the first arkham game, which came out in 2009. It's a simple 3rd-person action game that introduced the best combat system for a video game that had both rhythm, fluidity, and challenge. It also introduced a stealth mechanic that made you truly feel like batman, while keeping with balance so you aren't too overpowered. The game features awesome voice work by Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin and a great story as well.

Pros:
+Fun campaign to play through
+challenges
+voice talent
+groundbreaking combat and stealth
+detective work

Cons:
-mediocre boss fights

9/10
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
263.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Great Com(BAT), Smooth gameplay for its time, and a great setting. My personal favorite from the Arkham series.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Amazing gameplay! Its a must play for any Batman fan! The action is alot of fun and really keeps you going. The flow of the game is perfect! If this game comes on sale you would be insane not to buy it. This has very in depth graphics. The voice acting in it is awesome! The cut scenes are very fun to watch. There are hidden secrets throughout the game that you can get if you so desire. The game has extra things in like like "Challenge mode" were you are challenged with different things to do. This game is a must have if ever loved the comic book character of Batman. It is a 10/10 game! Get it and you wont regret it!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
The story in the this game is phenomenal and the combat is simple but sweet. So many game mechanics to learn and an island of Batmans villains to fight. The voice acting it great in the game and every villain is written so well. There is something to be said when the games writting is better than the current DC movies released. Even if you are not a Batman this game will turn you into one.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
If you like batman buy this
If you dislike batman buy this
If you dislike superheros buy this
If you like great stories buy this
If you like games buy this
If you like stealth buy this
If you like comics buy this
If you like badass things buy this
If you like dark and gothic locations buy this
If you like Arkham buy this
If you like Asylums buy this
If you like Action buy this
If you own a computer buy this
If you own a last gen console buy this
If you own a current gen console pre-oder this
If you are a man buy this
If this is full price buy this
If this is on sale buy this
If you are sill bothered reading this then buy this
If you like bad games dont... buy this
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
You learn a lot of background story of the characters and it is a nice starting poing to access the Batman Universe. However the fights might get boring a bit quick and boss fights are kinda meh. It doesn't have much replayability either.
7/10 overall
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Wam, biff, and kapow your way through hordes of freaks as you try to uncover a mystery that actually ends up being really dumb and predictable. Basically Die Hard if you replaced John McClane with Batman and set it in a prison. If you ever wanted to crawl through a dirty asylum beating the snot out of inept goons, then look no further. It can be a bit jank at times, but that's part of the experience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
a beautifully-well made game,claustropobic,a great atmosphere
the music is reminiscent of batman 89' and batman returns
along with Kevin Conroy's devinitive batman voice
and Mark hamill's potrayal of the joker
addictive fun..thats all that really needs to be said..
plus the graphics of the game arent too shabby either
and a whole lot to do,go and play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
So, the game that started it all.
Having played this after playing Arkham City, the fighting system does feel less polished than that of Arkham City.
But nonetheless, the game is extremely solid, and while the graphics may look slightly dated, Arkham Asylum still manages to look extremely gorgeous.
It's a great buy, especially at it's low sale price.
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