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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Overwhelmingly Positive (300 reviews) - 96% of the 300 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,315 reviews) - 96% of the 12,315 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 26, 2010

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About This Game

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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JFlyd
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
i can't start the game . I want my money back. Only launch screen comes wtf
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Beckendorf
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Amazing. A must have for every one. A bat-joyable game.
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Megalomania
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I DON´T CARE I LOVE IT
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AlmalexyaBlue
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Probably one of my favorite games ever. Of all times. Like really. The game is beautifull, Batman is awesome and the Joker is... undescriptible. It's my favorite Joker. Of all times (yes, again).
I've kinda discovered Batman with this game, since then I'm a huge fan.
Just buy it, it's really, really, really good !
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mozzalex
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A timeless classic.
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Ishvii
( 28.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A good Batman game built on the solid Unreal engine. Decent melee combat and some great gadgets. Not sure I'd want more of the same, but a definite must-have for Batman fans.
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xjiebonjour
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Some greatest boss fightings I've ever played in single player game campaigns. It's incredible considering the game is like seven years old.
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Hatty Mikune
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
i hate video games
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SiNiSt3R1
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Well Batman: Arkham Asylum is based on after Batman: Arkham Origans then Joker was sent to this Asylum and then he escapes and at the end after Joker ejected himself with the toxin he was infected. Play to Find out more...
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Jacen
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
An all time classic that still holds up 6 years later. The gameplay in the Arkham games has changed little since its debut, although the first entry reminds me a lot of Zelda games, where progression is all about learning how to use whatever new gizmo you have recently acquired.

The art style and music are amazing, and I'm still surprised by how great the graphics look. I very much doubt the recently announced console remake will look significantly better than this one on max settings.
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Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If you see all those positive reviews and you still don't buy this game... Then I don't even know what to say.
[Infinity]/10
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Holeyness
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Bare necessity for Batman admirers.
I had it on X360 before and spent many, many hours brooding as the Dark Knight. This game is full of (some less, some more obvious) hints to iconic moments from the comics and the animated series, which make playing this game a pleasure. Reprise of Mark Hamill's and Kevin Conroy's performances as the Joker and Batman are a real treat, even with very high level of voice-acting from other actors.
The story is as solid as a superhero-based plot can be. Levels aren't repetitive. Music and sound effects fit the world very well. Fights feel a bit rough and slow compared to the other Arkham games but nonetheless are exciting and don't seem out of place. This game aged well with its lovely character design (or interpretation, I suppose), animation and atmosphere.

Arkham Series is my favourite addition to Batman after The Killing Joke and the Mask of Phantasm.
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Batman
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
People think it's an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It's never been like that. I chose this life. I know what I'm doing. And on any given day, I could stop doing it. Today, however, isn't that day. And tomorrow won't be either.
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Sir Bounce-a-lot
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
A good game, but 100% is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, I swear countering enemies is selective so those challenge swarm modes can ♥♥♥♥ off frankly. The rest of the game is fun and well worth it though, but 100% is no fun at all.
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YourLittleBrother™
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Batman Arkham Asylum is one of the best batman games of this entire planet. The story is amazing, the combats are great but some are a bit confusing. The voice acting is great. You should buy this game. Hour by hour. And you don't get to fight one but many villains. Including Bane, Scarecrow, Poision Ivy, Harley, Killer croc, and The Joker 9/10.
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Tanniix1080
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Great game! It has lots of challenges and is really well made with a great story line. The voices are fantastic and the scare crow scenes are amazing. For me it's a must have.
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Yukihira
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Really cool game :D
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MustangPEK3685
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
The original and best game that started the wonderful Batman series, I highly reccommend buying this classic! A must own if you are a Batman fan and one for the collection. 9/10
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thelukespark
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
i only got the pc version because it had joker dlc but let me say somthing about you people who get CRACKED games if you get a cracked version of this game for pc you will not be able to play as joker you have to have steam one because it needs steam files im saying this because people just need to stop getting cracked games i mean come one people its against the law and proberly you reading this and thinking "oh this is a stupied person who just silly" well no you need to stop doing this.

this game is very good and if you are a big fan of the arkham games then get this game 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The most authentic (legal) way to experience being Gotham's Caped Crusader.

Knocking out street-thugs?- Check.
Beating Up Super-Villains?- Check.
Sneaking through buildings and cracking peoples skulls?- Check.
Scaring the everloving crap out your enemies?- Check.

Batman is the only way I could sum it up.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Arkham Asylum may seem a bit linear and somewhat limited compared to the newer Arkham series games now, but it still stays a truly nice game to play through.

Pros :
- good fighting system and infiltration sequences
- immersive atmosphere and sound design
- good story with convincing voice acting
- decent graphics still today

Cons :
- not many sidequests appart from colletibles
- may seem a bit linear
- relatively small and restricting map
- seeing the batmobile and not being able to use it ... yet.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
An all time classic that still holds up 6 years later. The gameplay in the Arkham games has changed little since its debut, although the first entry reminds me a lot of Zelda games, where progression is all about learning how to use whatever new gizmo you have recently acquired.

The art style and music are amazing, and I'm still surprised by how great the graphics look. I very much doubt the recently announced console remake will look significantly better than this one on max settings.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Pros:
-Story
-Combat
-Nice Open World (but is kinda tiny)
-Nice Villans
-Graphics are still good

Cons:
-Easy Final Boss
-Stuttering (you can play but its anoying)

A Great Game
9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The first in the Batman: Arkham series and it opens on a good note. I find the combat quite enjoyable to begin with even though as you become more aware of the mechanics of combat it becomes more about countering rather than punching. The story is intriguing even though it's all set on the island of Arkham Asylum. I 100% completed the game in under 40 hours, so it's not like it has a long life-span, but nonetheless if you enjoy being Batman (who doesn't?), then I recommended picking up this first part of the series.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
People think it's an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It's never been like that. I chose this life. I know what I'm doing. And on any given day, I could stop doing it. Today, however, isn't that day. And tomorrow won't be either.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This is the original Batman game that made people like me believe that superhero games would still be a real good option to play.

The story is very well written, with proper stress on different aspects of Batman's life.
The game play is fluid, even after 3 years of release it still impresses me and a lot of modern games need to learn from this.

If you are a batman fan then this trilogy of Batman games is wort every penny.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
i heard good things about this game and even this series long before i actually got it, but i also heard it used games for windows live and really didn’t want to buy it and then not be able to play it. i picked it up shortly after they patched out gfwl and it’s about what i expected. it looks great, feels very batman, and has you doing some very cool stuff like ziplining, grappling, and gliding.. it also has sections i didn’t enjoy such as the scarecrow sequences and looking for the clue in a room to set up to track someone. a little shorter than i expected but i was also ready to move on to arkham city so wasn’t disappointed. great for batman fans, but skip if you aren't into batman or at least cool gadgets.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
What can we say about the biggest hero of all times? That he deserved a game that caught up with him. And Asylum does just that. It's great, and it has all you could expect from a Batman game: great puzzles, great environment (which makes you really dig into the story) great action, all your favorite characters, some really tough fights and kicking as much *** as you could possibly do!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Hack and slay your way through the Arkham Asylum! Intriguing riddles and quests await. What I personally enjoyed most: The fighting mechanics! Insane fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Gamenya secara keseluruhan bagus (y)
Bagi yang suka ama Batman mending beli :3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Pros:
  • Gameplay - fast paced fights, stealth moments, roaming, puzzles with sometimes not clear clues.
  • Graphics - game has it's years but it still looks amazing on maxed details
  • Voice acting
  • Music/Sounds
  • Atmosphere - it's really dark, and amazing in every single aspect
  • Plot/Story - really worth keeping attention to it, believe me, you won't regret it
  • Joker(!)

Cons:
  • For me absolutely none
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Fun action game, especially if you like Batman. The combat gets a little repetitive at times, and you can tell it's a port from console (the controls are slightly clunky), but neither of these get in the way of play. The story is good, and it was fun to play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Ventilation duct cover removal simulator 2010, Game of the Year Edition

10/10 Would forcibly rip down ventilation duct covers again.

Seriously, you remove A LOT of ventilation duct covers. I feel bad for the HVAC guy who has to get called in after everything is clear over in Arkham Asylum.

Still, an amazing experience that must be...experienced. Highly recommended.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Ok!
lets face it,im doing it for the badge so i make this short!
in a nutshell this game is really good and a very good start for this series!
all you have to do is buying this game and search IRANCELL internet packs for reasonable one to download the thing!
and if you already did not play this game or not planning on playing it,so this is not where you belong,go make out with the girlfriend!
CHEERS...
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
+Combat feels nice and fluid
+Choose between stealth or loud combat against various hordes of enemies
+Lots to explore and discover
+Hard to tell at some parts that it's a 2009 game

-Extremely repetitive after the first quarter
-Bosses are downright terrible
-Combat gets stale, especially with the final boss

Ultimately I'd say the game is worth it, but be prepared to do the same ♥♥♥♥ over and over again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Parabens aos desenvolvedores. Jogo é F0d@
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
why isn't Daredevil called Batman, and Batman called Daredevil? I mean, seriously?

Daredevil uses his hearing and echolocation, like a bat.

Batman dresses around doing suicidal stunts in his underwear, like a daredevil...

no further questions, your honor.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Great game! Very intresting, there seemed to be always something new happening. The exploration of the arkham island was nice touch as well. Great game with an even better sequel!!
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