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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Very Positive (201 reviews) - 94% of the 201 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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

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
    • 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.
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
120.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Retrospectively, Batman: Arkham Asylum is the high point of Rocksteady Studios' Batman trilogy. It's a tight, focused experience with a deft tonal awareness, shaping a dark, grotesque setting for a plot that hits all the 'edgy Batman story' notes, relying on spectacle - supplemented by some pretty top-tier action and stealth gameplay - to see it through.

Similarly to the way Asylum itself is the pinnacle of the Arkham series, Arkham Asylum's third-person melee combat is quite easily the best to be found within this genre. It's fluid and functional, with solid ability variation supplemented by superb animation and sound design shaping an experience that is - at its core - quintessential to the cheesy, ridiculously one-sided combat of superhero comic books. Despite the borderline omnipotence of Batman's combat ability, the fights never became overly unchallenging, as the game introduces new enemy abilities frequently enough to keep you juggling knives, stun batons and giant experimental abominations. Regarding stealth gameplay, Arkham Asylum utilises mechanics that necessitate a predatory approach - if you're spotted by armed enemies, you'll be dead in seconds. Creeping around in the shadows and picking off burly, shirtless men until they start to panic is great fun, but it tends to be even more one-sided than the combat. It's almost as though there's too much freedom to just hang out on a rooftop with the x-ray vision constantly turned on until a specific enemy moves far enough away from the group for you to drop down and take him out, and then rinse and repeat. The endless functions of the x-ray vision makes it almost irresponsible not to keep the thing turned on, despite the fact that it replaces pretty much all textures with various shades of dark blue. The somewhat 'Mary Sue' nature of most superheroes is probably the cause of troubles like this - people would complain if Batman didn't have tons of ultra-powerful gadgets like this. Regardless, it doesn't totally ruin the game's balance, it just tends to make a lot of encounters a touch too easy.

Arkham Asylum is pretty aesthetically brilliant. Voice performances by long-time Batman and Joker voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill adds an air of authenticity to the dialogue, as does top-tier animation and some genuinely creepy underground sequences. While the plot is more of the same stuff you'll find in a lot of Batman comics (Arkham Asylum is primarily based on Grant Morrison's 1989 comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth), it's still good stuff. Not because of the storyline itself, which is samey and tedious, but because of the amount of work put into the various villainous characters, particularly the Scarecrow, whose subplot features some pretty interesting surprises along the way. It's in the depictions of established characters that the story shines, coming close to the 'definitive versions' that the endless superhero film reboots seem to be going for. Arkham Asylum really ramps it up towards the ending with some fancy setpieces that are actually very enjoyable. In general, the game shines as a rare example of a popular IP being adapted into a video game that actually manages to gel the elements of the Batman​ franchise with what makes video games inherently fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
The beast that started it all!
Superhero games will never be the same ever again. Thanks Rocksteady.

Can't recommend it enough. If you're a Batman fan then you owe yourself to play this gem.
10/10 would again hang from the gargoyles
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Very addictive game. Nice graphics, great story, good combat style ( although it gets boring after a while), tons of secrets & trophies, the atmosphere when escaping from scarecrow is awesome !
The best 1 dollar ive ever spent. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Kevin Conroy is by far the best Batman!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
The Best ComBAT System !
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
-Arrives at a room full of baddies
-quickly zapline into the nearest gargoyle
-watch them as they randomless walk and talk
-goes to another gargoyle and do an "inverted takedown"
-runs to another gargoyle while enemies stupidily search for Batsy
-throws a batarang to the rope from which the enemy is hung
-he falls, knocking down two other guys
-PROFIT (and an achievement unlocked)
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
the combat is overly simplistic, and not particularly rewarding. The stealth is part tediously difficult, and tediously easy. Honestly, if it weren't for the story and superb voice acting, I wouldn't have played more than a few hours.

pick it up on a steam sale is you really like batman, and really hate your mouse.
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864 of 900 people (96%) found this review helpful
453 people found this review funny
116.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
If you're a Batman fan, this is a must-buy. If you aren't a Batman fan, this game will quickly correct that for you.
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262 of 298 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Still the best Batman game in the Arkham series and probably the best Batman game ever made. The story involves Batman catching Joker easily after a recent robbery and, coincidentally, Joker's gang moved to the Asylum because of an issue at the Blackgate Prison - once inside the Asylum, the Joker escapes and taskes control of the Asylum and prepares to unearth something far worse than what you initially suspect. You play as Batman trying to unearth this plot and once again stop the Joker.

To this day, this game still has amazing visuals, Batman himself covering around half the screen, looks the part and stands strong and confident as the character should as well as the texture work on his suit are top notch - the rest of the game fairs the same, since the game has been given an outstanding amount of care and work into every area you go through. Not one area in the game feels exactly the same as another even if they look similar. Very stellar work of textures all around overall.

I don't say this is the best Batman game out there for no reason - gameplay is pretty basic "Brawler" style with very minor puzzle solving, but what makes this game different, from, say a game like Assassin's Creed - is the "Free Flow combat system" the game has. The combat is slightly similar to the first Assassin's Creed, except - the flow combat system allows Batman to basically jump from one foe to another in a very fast manner, almost rythmically, to get a combo counter to go as high as you can while still making it challenging by giving the foes still standing a fighting chance and implementing counters.

You can also explore the entirety of the Arkham Asylum as you unlock areas and you can do a variety of things while exploring, you can face groups of enemies scattered around, you can do Riddler Challenges - whom are a bunch of mini puzzles scattered around the Asylum that involves the use of Batman's Detective Mode, these range from finding a specific item found in the area or marks that require the Detective Mode to find and a "Complete the Mark" type of game that involves you scanning the area from specific places to complete a full mark, etc - Riddler trophies, and a bunch of case files to find out more background information on Batman characters and villains (as well as the history behind Arkahm Asylum) that are often very well realized and fun to hear.

The Detective Mode & Gadgets: You'll be using these a LOT on your trudge through Arkham Asylum. Ranging from the standard Batarangs and Grappling hook (used for mundane objectives such as getting to and pulling out vents from hard to reach places, etc), the Explosive Gel (Used a lot to surprise enemies, to find weak walls to find trophies and secrets and to progress in the story as well!) and a bunch more. The Detecive Mode helps you analyze weak walls to use your Explosive Gel on and other gadgets as well as analyze enemy/allies conditions and, more important later on in the game, to find out which enemies carry weapons or are special enemies.).

So in general, if you ever wanted to know and feel what a life in the day of Batman is, this is definately your game, more so than the sequels (imo). From the excellent assets and sound to follow it up with, and the pitch perfect gameplay to go along with it, this sits as one of my favourite video game experiences and currently my best experience playing as the legendary Dark Knight.

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9.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
This is the game that set the tone for arkham games. A masterpiece with just one slight downside which was the finale. Joker was made to feel like all the other bosses faced during the game whereas he should have been difficult and tough to beat. But despite that its a brilliant game and definitely worth every penny and will pin you down until the finale.
Would give it 9/10.
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Dark Knight
20.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Story is okay,gameplay is awesome and you get the be batman enough said.
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Crassus Parnax
25.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Great all around!
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21.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
One of the best comic book hero videogames and the combat is fun.
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10.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
This small masterpiece is a must for any action lover as it brings one of your most favourite superheroes back to life, this well made game has amazing graphics and fun combat, it's not hard, but it's smooth and fun to do when you combine every ability this will not bore you. It has somewhat generic writing but it get's made up pretty quick by the most amazing little details. For instance your batsuit does not heal so if there is a tear in the cape it will stay there or the fun little dialogue when you find a riddler cup (collectible) or eavesdrop on thugs. There are plenty of fun not too hard puzzles to keep you busy and lots of collectibles that will reveal more about characters or unlock extra content. When you are bored of the story you can always do the plenty of challenges or other content like character statues where it shows you it's pretty graphics and detailed character models. I really enjoyed it and will recommend this to any player!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
i baught this game downloaded it and i cant even play it it wont let me so big waist of money
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17.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
Solid fighter, pretty much created the new wave of beat em up games.
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{Senpai} President Spooky Kong
32.2 hrs
Posted: October 16
The best game of 2009-2012
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Rigoberta Menchú
7.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
One of the best games of the second half of the 2000's. Definitely the best Batman game of the noughties...

Game play is excellent and original, graphics still looks solid midway through the NEXT decade , music, story etc..

I'm not a Batman fan, nor particularly into comic books. I overwatched my wee nephew playing it through and assisting him when he got lost and it was a very nice experience.

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9.1 hrs
Posted: October 16
Great mix of action and stealth, good combat system, awesome Bat gadgets, superb voice acting, graphics that still hold up well, those great batman badies all wrapped in one package. Best £3 I've ever spent.
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