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 (353 reviews) - 93% of the 353 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,880 reviews) - 96% of the 12,880 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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Very Positive (353 reviews)
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KodeMonkey
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I really enjoyed this game. I struggled at first trying to use the keyboard, but switched to xbox controller and it was a night and day difference.
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SPECTRE//EV6
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Welcome to Halloween Downtown!
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Ethan0720
( 134.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Probably the best in the series.

Needs remaster



10/10
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endderi
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
great gameplay..great story..absolutely love it
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DEEXMACHINA
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Can't believe this game is from 2009. The graphics still looks fresh and new to me nowadays.
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Hero INC
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
My Thoughts on Batman: Arkham Asylum

Pros:

Intriguing Story
Great Action
Immersive GamePlay
You Feel LIke Batman Throughout
The Voice Acting is Fantastic
Gadgets Galor
Great Graphics
Fantastic Texture Work

Cons:
A.I.'s Periferal Vision needs to be improved

My Rating: 9.2/10
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Caleb
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Played this on my old Xbox 360, and now replaying it on PC. Great game, graphics are very good for the time of release, gameplay is fun and doesn't get boring for a long time.
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Alex
( 38.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Bought this back when it was through steam, but you needed Games for Windows Live (a.k.a. GFWL) to play. It was a great game then, but now that they removed the GFWL it's an amazing experience. There's never been a better time to play Batman Arkham Asylum. Still looks great too, even for a game released for 360 and PS3 back in 2010.

I can also gladly report that an Xbox One controller works great for this game, only problem is that there is a launcher that you have to click "Play" on to start the actual game. Not a huge problem, and I'm just happy that the Xbox One controller works with the game.
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Black-Goku
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Old but gold.

For me, best batman game there is.
Good story gameplay is awesome and graphics look really well.

Buy it, its worth the money!
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357zealot
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The Arkham Series are some of the best games ever made. Start with this one
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Someone in a forum asked if they would still enjoy playing this game as they had already played the later Arkham games first and heard the combat mechanics in this were clunkier, so I decided to turn this into my first review.

Yes, it is a little clunkier, but still enjoyable once you get into it and the overall atmosphere is still probably the best in the series. Because the world isn't as open, it's a more focused story and running around in the Asylum is often a claustrophobic, nightmarish experience. Scarecrow is actually scary here instead of the annoying, glorified Hugo Strange type character he plays in Arkham Knight. Being in the sewers with Killer Croc is still freaks me out when I've had to replay it - recommend you turn your volume up!

It also has some of the coolest NVidia physx effects additions to the series if you can run them, such as interactive leaves, breaking floor tiles and stretchy cobwebs (still haven't had any cobweb effects in any of the other games despite them being in every airduct you crawl through - it really enhances the experience).

Biggest differences in fighting are the countering is much less forgiving (You can't wait a whole two seconds before you counter like the other games), evading over someone's head doesn't automatically make you untouchable and there's no sliding (I usually like to open combat with this). Also, if you were a fan of the remote batarang, forget about using it here. While it exists, piloting it is probably the last thing you want to be doing.

Also, as it's the first game in the series there's a lot more instruction as you begin, whereas the later games tend to treat Arkham Asylum as the learning point for the series and instead drop you straight into the action. If you can get over all of this and liked the later games, I think you'll enjoy the game, it has a nice tone, some fun Joker commentary and feels much more intimate overall.

8/10, would play again if I lost all my achievments due to Windows Live closing down and rendering my older copy useless (B@stards).
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
It's dark, it has bat-toys, it somehow manages not to kill despite pulling enemies into a crazy long fall, it is batman!

Okay so this is a great game, with lots of references to batman villains. Far from all his villains, since he does have a massive gallery. Since my batman knowledge mainly comes from the cartoons, and not the comics, there were biographies for a lot I didn't know of, but there was also some missing that I really liked. But of course all the big guys are at least referenced to or make an appearance. You just can't be certain your favorite is mentioned, if you have one of the smaller villains in your top most wanted list. My personal favorite characters all made appearances though, but they are also some of the bigger names.

The combat is nice and easy to control for the most part. The only parts where it really had me angry was during some of the boss battles, where the camera was locked in place... Which was really annoying, after having had full control of it during the rest of the game. While the bosses all looked cool, there was only one I liked. Since who the bosses are spoils who is in the game, I will let it be in spoilers for those you don't want to see it.

The scarecrow scene was fun and unique the first time you got it. And it made sense you had less control, given you were fighting fear itself... However, come the second encounter it was already boring and just something I wanted to get over with, really frustrating. Not hard or difficult just boring since you had done it already.

The whole thing in crocs lair was also more unique, but damn it was awful. Having to just throw batarangs at him once in a while when he came up, and run other times...

Poison Ivy had the locked camera making her fight annoying, when it could have been nice, and same with the Joker.

The only boss I actually liked fighting was Bane.


The second annoying thing was the riddler trophies/challenges for collectors. Not that there was too many, even though there were a lot and many could have been removed. No, the problem was the way some were made. Instead of making sure you could find a way to reach every trophy in an area, before moving on with the story, several of them were locked behind places where you were unable to reach them without a gadget you wouldn't get way later in the story. Some of them you could even SEE sitting there taunting you going. "Oh hell no! You have to come back here near the end of the game if you want me! Even though it will make no sense in the story to return here." Like really? Really? There is nothing wrong with having to return to an old area later if you want to pick up stuff you might have missed, as long as it is the player's choice. But forcing them to return because you don't give them the tools to reach everything before the story pushes on, is just low. Especially taunting them with the things they can't reach... AND there was a gadget upgrade you needed to get through some stuff, that you only got the second time you returned to the minibatcave. Like WHY??? Why wouldn't you bring it along the first time we were there? It made no sense... -.- Dumb bat.

But the story was fun, and beating up enemies outside of boss encounters was also a lot of fun. Flying around and surprising your foes gave you a feeling of being the fighting batman. Overall it was a really great game, which is why it is so annoying that the boss encounters and riddler stuff left me frustrated. I recommend it to any fan of batman and action games.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Must buy for Batman fans
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Si te gusta Batman, no podes dejar de jugar al Arkhan Asylum... Excelentes graficos y una nueva forma de disfrutar de Batman!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Welcome to Halloween Downtown!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Probaly the darkest Batman game of them all, due to your limited space inside a forsaken Asylum.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Batman: Arkham Asylum

I'm not a big fan of DC Universe, well the whole superhero series but I do enjoy watching the movies or playing the videogames. In this case we'll discuss about Batman: Arkham Asylum, the debut of the videogame series about or favorite bat, done by Rocksteady Studios. This game is in some sort the prototype that shaped the whole action genre in all these years. So this means it is a well done game. The game feels in all it's aspects a truly enjoyable gem, maybe unpolished but it remains indeed a gem.


Pros:
+ The action doesn't feel too clumsy
+ Being Batman feels very authentic
+ The design of the city is well handled
+ The script isn't what we remember about the game but it surely isn't bad
+ Our hero has a wide range of tools to fight the bad guys
+ The game in PC is way better than console providing the game with better graphics
+ The detective mode is a nice add-on and it is easy to use
+ The game lasts approximately 10 hours, which isn't as bad
+ In PC you can find this game very cheap
+ The audio and the immersion are very polished


Mediocre:
~ Stealth actions aren't as rewarding as we could thing
~ The game may be too easy at lower difficulties
~ The combat combos are too easy, you don't feel like you are doing them

Cons:
- The combat system seems a rip-off of the Assasin's Creed franchise
- The combat combos are too easy you don't feel like you are doing them
- If you want to clear the game fast you may be disappointed with the duration of the title

Overall score: 9,1/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
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BATMAN!

At first, I was disappointed that instead of making a game based off the gritty Chris Nolan 'Dark Knight' movies, they decided to base the new Batman games off the "wimpy, lame" comics. Oh boy, how I was wrong.

This game does everything about Batman just right. The non-lethal, combo-based combat is the most satisfying action combat gameplay I have ever experienced. Skulking around rooftops, being perched on gargoyles and unexpectedly swooping down on henchmen oddly satisfies my inner Bat-like instincts. And of course, Batman is nothing without his awesome array of gadgetry.

Arkham Asylum feels large and open, but that illusion shatters after you finish the story and start hunting down unlocks and map secrets. The story is rather interesting and features many of Batman's stalwart enemies; Joker, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn et al. Although the story takes a decent amount of time to finish and there are many extras and challenge modes to occupy you after concluding the story, I was still left with a bat-sized hole in my heart; I still need to satisfy my inner Bat urges.

Arkham Asylum is a very strong first entry into Rocksteady's Arkham series.

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ARBITRARY NUMBER RATING : 9.5/11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is AWESOME!

PROS:
-Combat system and Stealth system is easy to understand, but takes awhile to truly master
-Stealth Missions make you think and can get very challenging. This is easily the best part of the game.
-Combat and Stealth is equally spread accross the game.
-Character and level design is perfect. Every character sticks to the original character design while still being new and refreshing.
-Voice acting and music is a huge aspect of this game. Every voice is exactly how imagine each character to sound like. Every line and song sets the tone for the level (especially during Scarecrow levels).
-Game does not restrict you enough to feel open, but still gives you enough direction to make it feel linear.
-Collecting all the trophies, solving all the riddles, and looking for every other collectible is definitely a tedious but rewarding task. Each riddle is cleverly crafted and does take quite a bit of thought.
-Boss fights are very interesting, clever, and difficult. Bane, Harley Quinn, and The Joker are your typical beat-em up style bosses. Scarecrow implements a stealthy platformer level at the start of his boss fight. Poison Ivy is like a Legend of Zelda style boss. The Croc is the most creative fight, you need to navigate a maze while avoiding him.
-There are a lot of bonus challenge maps.

CONS:
-Literally nothing to do in the aftergame. No post story or anything.
-Scenes when Batman is talking to characters are like Fallout talking scenes and it looks very derpy.
-The world, although it feels open, still feels a bit small.
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