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 (232 reviews) - 93% of the 232 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,549 reviews) - 96% of the 12,549 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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Recent:
Very Positive (232 reviews)
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iMystiqueX
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I may have encountered some bugs (or Arkham Chronicles. HAHAHA!!) But overall it's just amazing. I'm a fan of B-man. Playing him (LOL!!) is just my dream came true. I luv ya!! BUY THIS GAME ALREADY!! HAHAHAHA!!!!
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Will Smonk
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Batman Arkham Asylum, while overwelmingly simple, is a very excellent game.
Please if you see this review before july 4th 2016 Buy this game aswell as
arkham city origins and (if you have a gtx 600 series and up) Knight,
Buying all those games is a much more rational way to ejoy the games than the
new and "Improved" remaster of City and Asylum however i digress. Arkham Asylum
is some what dated, in the best way possible,just by the 30fps mp4 cutsscenes
you can tell that this is a 7th gen single player game. I got my first full home
console in 2008 (im 13) and i dont think im the only one who really wanted this
game when it came out, it was that perfect game some of my friends had that
seemed perfect when my friends talked about it, i envisioned it as the perfect
personification(or the 6 year old equivilent) of being a superhero. This isnt
some lifeless game made just because they had the licence and some extra cash in
order to get more cash (EA Battlefront)or a good game that has nothing to do
with the license (GC:Imposters), this IS that game i thought it was back
7 years ago, in that respect it relates to my feelings about the destroy all
humans games. The mechanics in the game revolve around, excellent fighting
mechanics which are extremely simple yet very effective, this game is not
about being skilled its about making you the superhero and yet it does not
feel like the game world is revolves around you. There are some frusterating
mechanics in the game like the snipers and the boss fight mechanicand the
poison ivy boss fight
(which i wont spoil for you) and yet the
frusteration it causes you gets cancelld out by the sheer JOY it brings you
to overcome it, this is the perfect game in my opinion, not the game i want
duplicates of but the game(s) the games that i think EVERYONE should get
and luckiy the requirments of th game is very low and me playing
with Intel HD4400 integrated GFX (which has a laughable 125 mb of VRAM) on an
I-3 4170 i can play a solid 30 FPS which actually looks amazing for a 7 year old
game. I didn't believe that many people dislike this game and i was correct,
the majority of the reviews where peopel complaining that their pentium 2 wont
run this game, and people complaining that it isnt the same as arkham city and
people who probably only play multiplayer games and are use to playing 200 hours
on $15 dollar games and beleive that 20 hours in a game is too little
(im guilty of this). This isnt this kind of game its more about the experiance
you have while playing this game. I wouldn't recommend this game, i would ADVISE
you to play it now this is the perfect game and i would recommend to buy the
full pack before the summer sale ends(asylum, City and Origins and Knight if you can run it).
Oh yeah and Arleen Sorkin is Harley Quinn and Mark Hamill is the Joker, holy f❤︎cking sh❤︎t!
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figgebigge
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I've wanted to play this game for a long time now and I finally bought it and wasn't dissapointed. The game is frustrating and challenging in some parts, and easy and fun in some, but i still think you feel like Batman all the time. Absolutly a game for all comic fans and every person who likes a good Action/Stealth game.
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Hickory Smoked Barbecue Sauce
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very easy game to run plus it's super fun :))
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rawr xD *nuzzles*
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Best Batman game
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Jabafara
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Pure hack'n'slash gold here, with a stealthy touch!
Mark Hamill as the Joker <3

10/10
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solisd2610
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
With just 2 hours of gameplay i've enjoyed it like others batman games i have play. But this one keeps crashing making imposible to keep playing.
5/10 Just because of the crashes.
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Spoderman
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What's better than playing Batman and beating up goons and classic villains. Well Pizza so do yourself a favor and play this game with some pizza.
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Bozniac
( 33.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Excellent
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
OK, So before I even talk I'm going to warn you, this is a hard review for me to write. Don't get me wrong I LOVE this game but I have trouble explaining HOW it is so good. Especially since now I've start Arkham City and that seems completely different but better. Anyway let's get started, shall we :D (Corrine VS Pin)

First thing first, The game looks SO good for it's time. It actually definitely holds up to today's standards. The controls for this game are perfect and I acually MUCH prefer a keyboard over a controller. Into the gameplay, the game's unique fighting system is really nice! it isn't perfect but the idea is great. You can see that in Arkham City they had the budget to polish the fighting system but here it is still good. The only imperfections within the fighting system are just things such as not being able to counter straight after a takedown/attack. This just slows down the gameplay and doesn't make it feel very smooth (Arkham City fixes this though :D). Another gameplay feature that I love is the gliding! Oh how I love gliding around. And the Stealth sections also!!! Love it, Love it, Love it! It is very fun to BE the dark knight and takedown people like a total badass :D The gadgets are also what makes this game so great and unique.
Other great gameplay features worth mentioning is the detective mode, the riddles and the riddler trophies! All great feature that just really make this game all the more unique and absolutely AWESOME!

Onto the setting, the entire game is set on the Arkham Asylum. For some people this may seem repetitive but for me I love it! The mood and atmosphere of the island the the constant 'announcements' made by Joker make this feel ALOT like Bioshock's atmosphere however imo it's WAY better than Bioshock's world and atmosphere (Bioshock fanboys INCOMING!). The map is used great for evey scenario and I love the many hidden riddler trophies in every corner of the map. The characters in this game are AWESOME! I LOVE the Joker and the BATMAN! The voice actors for both were so perfect. Honestly I've never liked any of the film batman's (that was my only knowledge of batman as a kid) but this Batman is the perfect batman!!! The Joker is also the TRUE JOKER! I personally still prefer Heeath ledger's joker but I like that more as a realistic Joker. THIS, THIS IS THE ORIGINAL! Love it! Another great charcter that had some of my fav moments in the game were the Scarecrow scene.

Onto the story :D How do I explain the story in this game?... Well, this at first seemed like one of those mvies that are good because of everything on screen but the story wasn't that great. AT FIRST it seemed like that, however now I realise this story is actually REALLY GOOD for a start up Batman game series. There are no plot twist like I said but still, the scenes with Killer Croc and Scarecrow are amazing! This kind of leads me into the boss battles. This game had a lot of good ones and a few bad ones. To start off, as long as you've actually completed one single game before, you should set the game to 'Hard' difficulty at the beginning. I didn't do this but I should've since the game is really easy and it also saves a LOT of time when gathering achievements.

Ok so now onto the boss battles. First I will talk about the good ones which inlcude the Bane boss battle, Poison Ivy boss battle and of course the Killer Croc boss battle. In my opinion the Killer Croc boss battle was the best but the Poison I vy boss battle was the hardest. The Bane boss battle was ok but there were MANY more boss battles that used the exact same mechanic which got old and boring quickly. This leads me to the bad boss battles which mainly include all of the Titan X bosses and the final Joker boss. As I said the Titan X bosses got boring but the Joker boss battle was a huge let down as it was so EASY! I FINISHED IT ON MY FIRST GO!!! That is not something to be boasting about because it is actually quite disappointing :( I was expecting more but it was so... simple :((((

Overall, the great graphics, characters, area, atmosphere, story and overall great gameplay makes this game a true masterpiece that will NOT be forgotten. It really makes you feel like the dark knight and the completely unique gameplay give you so much control :D

8.5/10 To one of my fav games ever :D

Pros:
-Story
-Gameplay
-The Unique-ness of EVERYTHING!
-The characters
-The Asylum setting and the atmosphere
-The riddler trophies and plethora of bonus content
-The immersion
-The enjoyment you get from playing!!!

Cons:
-The fighting system, while good, isn't perfectly smooth
-The final boss battle is easy and the Titan X bosses are boring and repetitive

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
All the right voice actors from Batman the animated series, what else could you ask for?
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Said from someone who is not a huge fan of Batman, I enjoyed this game in a way I couldn't even imagine.

First because there are no side missions. Damn I hate side missions.
Second for the landscape. The environment is well detailed and grows up with you during the gameplay.
Third of course for the story, neither too long nor short, just exact as this game is meant to be.

Well, I'd have preferred a less thin Joker, ♥♥♥♥ man it's just walking bones!
The combat system is not among my favourite, but it is in line with Batman's style: no kills.

This game is worth every cent.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum is developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. At first, I am not a huge fan of Batman or pretty much I am not a fan of comic books. Surprisingly, this is the Batman game that met its expectations for fans and comic book alike. The game sets in Arkham Asylum, playing as Bruce Wayne or Batman (state the obvious). The story starts where Batman is taking and apprehending Joker to the Asylum, causing it was a setup and controlling the asylum by Joker. I am not going to tell you much about the story, it's better to play the game to know about the story. Trust me, it's such a great Batman game to start with. The combat system is based on combo, score multipliers, dodges and counter attacks. There are gadgets to tackle obstacles throughout the story. You can upgrade your abilities by leveling up. Collectables all over the map (Riddler's Trophy, scarab wall and searching the answer for Riddler's challenge), like the backstory of Arkham Asylum, the interview tapes, the concept art and character bios to learn about their orginality.

+ Pros
+ Rich storyline
+ Characters are obviously likeable
+ Voice acting and musical score
+ Freedom Open World (Kind of)
+ Atmosphere and graphics of the game
+ Combat system
+ Extras or Collectables

- Cons
- Controls for Keyboard and Mouse are confusingly tricky

The verdict for this game's honest review is a must buy, like come on buy this game and you will love it every second, even if you are not a fan of Batman like myself. The story, the atmosphere, the voice acting, combat system and unlockables. You can find all of the extras after you finished the game and play some challenges. I don't find any game's technical flaws (unless I am a blind bat or not paying attention to details). I definitely recommend this game, just go buy the game.

Updated: June 05 2015 @ 03:00am - removing the manga next to comic books sentence and finishing touches.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
+Great story
+Great side quests
+Amazing gameplay
+Voice acting

Highly recommend this game.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Arkham Asylum is the game that set the benchmark for comic book games done right back in '09, i have completed it twice without getting bored because everything from audio,levels and the fluid combat is just dead on, if you dont owe it already what the hell are you waiting for go buy it NAO.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Even so many years after its release, it looks and plays GREAT. Finished it back in its day and recently (2016) got my 100% again via Steam. One of the most solid, round and complete experiences in gaming. Great storyline, graphics, gameplay and a PERFECT number of unlockables and challenges (not too few, not too many) to keep you coming back.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
My personal favorite batman game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Just Awesome! Every batman arkham game is a masterpiece!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
(Despite my short hours I have played this on a seperate Steam Account).
+ Amazing story and voice acting
+ Very atmospheric and gritty tone
+ Gameplay (Revolutionary Combat System and Stealth Portions)
+ Outstanding Level Design
+ Good End Content (Addictive Puzzle Based Collectibles and Challenge Maps)
- Some Bad Textures even for a 2009 Game.

It's a ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece. One of the best games ever made. 10/10.
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