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.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (439 reviews) - 94% of the 439 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,202 reviews) - 96% of the 12,202 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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Very Positive (439 reviews)
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Lemmy
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Easy !
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Lightclow | Lagi Main Love Live!
( 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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khalil9107
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Immersive and briliant game, worth every penny!
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SeamusOlarry
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Quite possibly my favorite game of all time. It takes Prince of Persia style jumping puzzles and fight scenes, the collecting feature of Metroid Prime, and adds Batman and a good chunk of his rogue gallery. Sooooo much funnnnnnn!
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Its Me!!
( 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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Key Lime Pie
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
One of the best of games of all time of.
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Alright
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
cool game to pass time with :)
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Overrated Grandma
( 71.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
"Me, in a thong??!!"
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Chilled Neon
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
After almost 20 hours of gameplay and achieving a 100% completion rate I can reccommend this game to any Batman fan, and even if you aren't a huge Batman fan buy this game because the presentation and atmosphere and gameplay will give you a reason to become one. One of my all time favorites, and I'm sure it'll become one of yours too.
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Der Frischkäse
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
If you are a Batman fan, this is yours. If you aren't a Batman fan, this is yours. This game is perfect.
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Gaminglism
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Ooooohhhhh mmmmyyyyyyy ggggoooooooddddd!!! This game is the reason why there's no half life 3, it's story is so deep that you won't know what's coming next or how this whole storyline started. It's combat system is the best in video game history that it's been replicated many times (and their all terrible). This game is a 10/10 in most gamers, comic book lovers and even critics books. It is definitely recommended
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Energonchi
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
First of all the soundtrack is great and one of the best batman soundtracks ever created!The bosses are unique and mob flashing beautiful,the enemies arechallenging and not forgettable!It verticles u a protection of being satisfied when u complete an area!

Cons
dont even give me this not really a con but the challenging mode can be a stupid entry forsaken!
it doesnt have many batman villians,so it may turn u off in some desired selection!

Pros
A LUBE STRIP of action
the old school batman is back and the joker styles!
Reservoir protector gameplay
A wall of death challenges!
It has tradition
an editor of broken ankles fun pulling off the combo moves list!
Crashing Wild is a blast to play!
Flying down in a cape is always typically fun!
a journalist of figuring out riddles is even spontaneously fun

I give this game a 10/10 a recommednation to a batman fan or a tomb raider junky like myself love the burrito master
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Munch4us3n
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Parabens aos desenvolvedores. Jogo é F0d@
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Benry2000
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
One of the greatest games ever! Hope they remaster it for Next-gen!
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40Kalibre
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
just an all out amazing game. awesome combat gameplay and cutscenes which are just perfect. In conclusion, this game is great in every way and you should definately give it a go :D
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RyanGames1236
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Must play game
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Navi
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Honestly, to me, this game feels like a walking simulator through a bad neighborhood. There's an occasional fight here and there but a lot of walking/running from place to place. The fighting mechanics are really amazing and satisfying though. I purchased three of the Batman games for around $8.00 and for that, I'd say it was a pretty good pickup. However, I'm not sure if it's really worth $19.99.

Other than long tedious journeys to each fight/boss battle, it's really neat and all the gadgets are fun to use. The visuals are quite nice and it doesn't take that much power to actually run the game. If you've been playing PC for a while, the controls are really easy to use. If you're new to PC, the controls aren't that difficult and should be able to be picked up fairly easy. I do tend to get bored with games fairly easily, so taking that into account. I'd recommend this game if you are a fan of Batman.
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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I still think all TMNT games are better. This game... Meh.
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No More Please
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I know, shocking isn't it? I actually liked a game that everyone else does. (Although, I could talk about why I don't like Arkham City, but let's think about the positives!)

Batman: Arkham Asylum was a game that everyone expected would be crappy but it turned out to be good... blah blah blah, everyone knows the stories. And if you've seen anyone's review of Arkham Asylum, my opinions are pretty similar, so for once I'll actually condense my thoughts:

PROS:
1- Great voice acting from Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, as expected
2- Excellent, intuitive level design and puzzles
3- Well-created world within Arkham Island, that feels very dark and twisted
4- Continues telling a story without beating you over the head, like when Ivy takes over, you see all the plants swarm the island
5- Fantastic stealth and combat gameplay

CONS:
1- Uncreative boss fights
2- Lots of plot holes
3- Sometimes stiff animations (Conversations mainly look very stiff and robot-like)

I played this game years ago, and loved it then, so I'm glad to see that my opinion hasn't changed. I planned on taking a break from Steam to try out some Bayonetta and Lollipop Chainsaw on the console, but the temptation was too strong and I gave in. And I actually went out of my way to find out all 240 Riddler Trophies, which (while a little repetitive) was ultimately fun to find. It makes the replay value just a little bit higher.

Batman: Arkham Asylum gets an 8/10. With all the things it does so flawlessly well, it's very hard to judge it for its shortcomings. I'm definitely coming back in a few more years to play through a third time. I might even go for 100% completion.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.8 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Played it and enjoyed it.

*SPOILER*

the final boss (the joker) is so easy and lame i wish there was more to it, But still a verry well done game :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Great game, got me hocked up with the second batman game: arkham city.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Great game for combat and an awesome comic game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
The story in this game is amazing. Nothing can rival this game, the way it flows and there will be a twist at every corner just makes this game even better. The graphics even for its time is absolutely amazing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Great game still ..... The combat is really nice and fluid I think...... Graphics are good and def great when it was released long ago. Could of been alittle longer but I got it on sale was worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
great game! every thing is great and it all improved in arkham city and knight(i wouldnt say it improved in origins) and batman is like the best hero marvel and DC! 9/10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
~noscope baterang crew~
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition

Pros:
-Gameplay
-Graphics
-Voice acting
-Music
-Atmosphere

Cons:
-None
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Parabens aos desenvolvedores. Jogo é F0d@
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1 of 1 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
cool game to pass time with :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
batman and joker fight once again. fly around and use the famous bat gadgets such as : cape, gun, car, grapple, bat bomerang
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
52 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Batman: Arkham Asylum

I have over 120 hours on this game (Used to own hardcopy on GFLW before Steam)

I was never a big fan of Batman. I never was able to take it seriously always seemed a bit lame like Spiderman or Superman is to me. This was odd to me as I always like the "darker" more vigialante based "superheores" like the Punisher etc.

After getting dragged to the cinema in 2008 against my will to see "The Dark Knight" I changed my mind. Chris Nolan really changed Batman and brought out its really dark gritty realistic side. So obviously then I watched "Batman Begins" and started looking at older batman stuff.

When the annoucment of Arkham Asylum came in 2009 I had my interest tweaked again. I bought it on release day as a hard copy back when GFWL was a thing. I completed the game twice, once on medium then on hard. I then completed the GOTY edition of it on GFWL bar all the challenges.

I am now on my 4th and final playthrough now on Steam. Despite owning Arkham City and Origins I have not played them yet.

I have only played Arkham Asylum since 09! That should indicate how much I love this game. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Batman or maybe to those who are just casual fans of the movies. This is an excellent action adventure game with a dark story and my favourite Joker portrayed by Mark Hamill.

I will 100% soon and then I will finally start Arkham City, its been waiting for me for a long time :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Everyone who loves Batman should buy and play Arkham Asylum. It is the first game of the Arkham series and the playable area is restricted with Arkham Asylum. You can freely roam arond the island and feel the dark atmosphere of Batman. Fighting system and Mark Hamill's voice acting as Joker is just perfect! The only bad thing about this game is some annoying bugs when fighting.

9/10
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