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 (233 reviews) - 91% of the 233 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,455 reviews) - 96% of the 12,455 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 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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12 of 12 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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6 of 6 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
22 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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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
21.1 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
24.6 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
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This is quick review for all console gamers sick to death of having to re-buy thier favourite games time and time over on new console ports.

I would just like to say that even though this states heavy supported by keyboard and mouse, I can confirm that the xbox one controller via usb dongle works perfectly. Even the prompts are coded to the xbox controller.

I will continue to make useful reviews like this so you don't have to do all the research like I did.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Kevin Conroy is by far the best Batman!
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Andez
19.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is really to achieve 100%. I pretty much did it in under 20 hours of gameplay. I got all the achievements and unlocked pretty much everything. Did it all without the use of guides.
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TushaRex
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
Such a good game! Kinda difficult if you don't have a controller though as you need to move about quick ad switch between weapons.
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devilinmynoodle
8.5 hrs
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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SquallMacthorio
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Didn't like it.
The controls are really bad. As bad as the mechanics.
The game is shallow and it consumes a lot of juice it wasnt supposed to.
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jessevisch
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Just amazing
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bandvforever
40.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
I played this years ago when it was first released and liked it enough to purchase it and play it again. I loved it this time around. I think it's a good introduction to the Arkham series and a must play if you plan on playing the series consecutively like I'm doing.
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DragonBornLou
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Best of the series
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Spackeck
120.0 hrs
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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Lorian
81.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Best Batman game!
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RyeRaze
9.2 hrs
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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