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: Overwhelmingly Positive (6,797 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 26, 2010

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"Arkham City was great, Arkham Origins was ... not. For me, the best of the bunch is the first, Arkham Asylum. You just can't beat those Scarecrow bits!"

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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Batman games are very complex games. Through interesting and very thrilling story you will experience satisfying hand-to-hand combat, stealth action, puzzle challenges and detective investigating. You will need to be strategical as you proceed the main campaign, especially in stealth parts of the game.
This game is done so well, that you even don't have to know the Batman or DC universe.

Pretty much everyting about Batman Arkham Asylum is great: Story, music, characters, graphics, gameplay and also the original voice over by Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy adds the real Batman atmosphere.

My rank for this game: 10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Action packed and full of awesome, Eidos did everything right to create a Batman game that fans want to play and a game that is more for the mature gamers. If your a Steam user you can find the game on sale from time to time for $7.50, its worth every penny.

As one of the best Batman games that have ever been made I have enjoyed every part of the game. The visuals are amazing and it really shows the Unreal Engines capabilities. The PhysX also really bring it all to life with the dynamic fog, steam, cloth and distributable environments, Also the absolute best part is how Batman is voiced by non other then Kevin Conroy and The Joker is voiced my Mark Hamill! That's right, the ones who did the voices for the characters in the animated series and for DC Universe Online also did the voices for the Arkham series.

The game doesn't have coop play but does offer a challenge mode that you can compare your score with others and try for first place, if your into that kinda thing. As for me I don't care for multiplayer modes in any games unless it offers coop play or team based challenges.

The campaign (or single player mode) starts off with you taking Joker into Arkham Asylum as part of the opening cinematic. The look and feel of that is incredible and being made with the Unreal engine has allowed the developers to really bring the mood of the Batman universe alive. Throughout the game you will come across other iconic characters from the Batman universe like the Scarecrow.

Through out the game there are Riddler trophies to collect and although some are easy to find, others require the use of special equipment to get to. There is a total of eight pieces of equipment that you will get as the game progresses and you will want to back track and hunt down where you can use them. I like the detective mode myself and with it you will find Riddler's questions marks around (only viewable in detective mode) and you can take a picture of them to solve the secret.

If you acquire all the Riddler's trophies and question marks, destroy all of Jokers chatter teeth and solve the spirit of Arkham asylum by finding all of the Amadeus tables, then beat the game you will complete 80% of the game.

The fighting in the game is excellent. Lots of various moves and combos that aren't hard to master. Your final hit on an enemy results in a slow motion cam for the it and a rag doll effect as he drops to the ground. All the fighting is non lethal as is Batman's style so no blood and gore here. However there are lots of Batman's gadgets to use and that is just super cool!

Weather or not your going to wait for this game to go on sale to pick it up, its worth the price paid for it.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, is worth a play!

Pro's
  • Awesome visuals
  • Iconic characters
  • Characters voices
  • Lots to discover in the game
  • Lots of secrets

Con's
  • Boss battles have a recognizable pattern


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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I luv most of the Superhero Movies/Animations out there be it from DC or Marvel, but this game made me a real fan boy of the entire Batman Franchise (Games/Movies/Animation) - A 100% Epic Game followed by an awesome sequel (Arkham City) and even the non-rocksteady prequel (Arkham Origins) was a great game.

Eagerly awaiting the final game (Arkham Knight) in the Rocksteady's Trilogy of the Dark Knight!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Well it´s been a while since we enjoyed a good Batman game OST HARDLY RELATED but this game is quite interesting...


Rocksteady Studios brought us this game in 2009, thats 3 years after Urban Chaos their first game (which was quite good IMO) so i´ve been waiting the Goty Edition of this game for a while and it´s time to talk.

It uses the Unreal Engine 3, built by the awarded Studio Epic Games, and it uses very well the LCPP (Lightning Calculations Per Pixel) and the HDRR (High Dynamic Range Renderer) allows you to behold all the scenery created for the game.

The plot is awesome, a twisted Joker instigate an elaborate plan to gain the control of Arkham Asylum, trapping Batman inside with all the maniacs and foes that he has been imprisioning all these years. As you see it´s simple but full of shades among the different corridors of the Asylum. During the game you´ll find some of the most famous villains, and every boss fight hides messages as references for their comic-story.


As for the gameplay. Actually its fun, it has some fails of course but you can still enjoy the combat. You can counter, attack or stun your enemy with the Freeflow combat, this system also allows Batman to move fast between your targets, chaining different combos with your gadgets in order to get over with.
If you don´t want to fight all day you can use predatory tactics. The predator combat is based on the stealth, silent knockbacks, takedowns, drops or even using your gadgets (like explosives) to destroy walls or roofs in order to tilt the odds in your favor.
After this you´ll be rewarded with XP, which are used to:

-Improve your physicall armor.
-Unlock combat moves & Gadgets.
-Get Health upgrades.

What about the enemies? Well, they react to your own acts as Batman. If they find inconcious allies their "fear" will raise, altering their behavior. And this means that they´ll change their patterns. They can shoot on sight, disable your predator points (gargoyles for instance), move to another part of the scenario, stay together with their allies forcing you to change your tactics.

The design is hilarious and was complete in 2 years, one of the developers spent these years just designing Batmans Cape, just for make it move realistically. It´s not about the cape, it´s about the work, effort and love that this developers made to make this game shine. Even the writing, they though that more characters (like Freeze) will not fit into this game, due to discrepancies with Joker and because he doesnt have personal grudges against Batman. They though this with nearly every antagonist and they only use the ones who makes sense with their plot.
Talking about characters...the developers WANTED the voices of the Animated Series made by Paul Dini. In fact Dini was helping with the writing of it. So they took Mark Hamill as Joker and Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn respectively...and Kevin Conroy for Batman. Nothing more to say guys 10/10 in dubbing.


Finally, the game also has a lot of content even when you finish it. A lot of riddles, Joker Teeth, Riddler Trophies, Chronicles of Arkham, Patient Interviews (audios talking about the different stories of the villains) and combat Challenges.

Must Buy Guys.




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Bueno, ha pasado un tiempo desde que disfrutásemos de un buen Batman OST HARDLY RELATED pero este juego es algo interesante...


Rocksteady Studios nos trajo este juego en 2009, es decir 3 años después de su primer juego Urban Chaos (decentillo IMO), así que estuve esperando un tiempo hasta pillar el formato GOTY y es hora de hablar.

Su motor gráfico es el Unreal Engine 3, usado por el aclamado estudio Epic Games, y usa muy bien sus características como el LCPP (Lightning Calculations Per Pixel) y el HDRR (High Dynamic Range Renderer) permitiendote contemplar toda la escenografía y efectos creados para el juego.


La trama es increíble, un Joker retorcido que instiga un elaborado plan para hacerse con el control del sanatorio mental de Arkham, atrapando a Batman dentro con los maníacos y todos los enemigos que ha ido encerrando estos años. Sinceramente es una trama simple, pero creada para que de juego con todos los matices que quieren ofrecerte en el juego. A lo largo del juego encontrarás a algunos de los villanos más famosos de Batman, y todos esconden historias más allá de sus peleas referentes al cómic.


Hablando del modo de juego. Es muy divertido, aunque con fallos de respuesta en contadas ocasiones que ciertamente no te evitarán disfrutar del juego. Puedes contraatacar, atacar o usar stuns en un modo desarrollado por Rocksteady llamado Freeflow combat. Este sistema permite moverte a gran velocidad entre los enemigos, encadenando diferentes combos con tus artilugios para superar los encuentros.
Si no quieres estar luchando todo el día, te entiendo, puedes usar otra variante del combate conocida como depredador. El modo depredador se basa en el sigilo, ataques sigilosos y derribos sin alertar a los enemigos, usar puntos altos para agarrar a tus enemigos o usar los utensilios para destruir paredes, techos, etc... para inclinar la balanza a tu favor.
Después del combate, serás recompensado con puntos de experiencia, que son usados para:

-Mejorar tu armadura física.
-Desbloquear movimientos y utensilios.
-Desbloquear mejoras de salud.


Acerca de los enemigos. Reaccionan a los actos de Batman. Si encuentran a un compañero inconsciente o son alertados por un superior su nivel de "miedo" aumentará haciendo que adopten diferentes patrones y alterando su comportamiento. Podrán disparar a discreción, destruir puntos altos (como gárgolas), moverse en grupos, explorar el escenario, etc...

El diseño tampoco se queda atrás, fue completado en tan solo 2 años. Para que entendáis el empeño del estudio. Uno de los programadores pasó estos 21 meses de desarrollo programando solo la capa, porque necesitaban un movimiento realista y que quedase resaltado por el UE3. Incluso el guión fue cuidado hasta el punto de no incluir más villanos de los necesarios, porque muchos de ellos desentonarían en el ámbito que se desarrolla en Arkham Asylum o por discrepancias con Joker(como Freeze). Y hablando de personajes, los desarrolladores QUISIERON las voces de la serie animada de Batman, si aquella de los 90 que tanto molaba, que hizo Paul Dini. De hecho el mismo Dini acabó ayudando en más de un aspecto del desarrollo. Así que debido a esto tomaron a Mark Hamill y Arleen Sorkin como Joker y Harley Quinn respectivamente y a Kevin Conroy como Batman. Un 10/10 en doblaje.

Para finalizar, el juego tiene además una gran cantidad de contenido cuando lo superas. Acertijos, trofeos, mandíbulas de joker, diarios de audio para aprender más de los personajes, etc...

Este juego es uno de los que deben jugarse.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
sometimes bigger is not better, to me this one is the best in the trilogy.
very fun and tight action adventure game, the combat is well done, the story is good for a batman game, the characters and the voice actors are awesome and really did an amazing job, great game all around.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Imagine you are Batman..... Yeah. It is that awesome.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Masterpiece! A game that has managed to attract me all the time, this rarely happens.
Recommended to all!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Probably the most enjoyable fighting system ever. The visuals are breathtaking and still great after years. The story isn't perfect but it's good enough and follows a typical Batman storyline. It's more fun to collect stuff and find out about all the backstories of every character that Batman comes across. It's not as open as Arkham City but still very fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Batman: Arkham Asylum starts with a gritty, captivating story and solid gameplay. Even if one doesn’t know the Batman story, this game is not leaving anybody to try to understand it.

Rich stealth and action elements coupled with a dark atmosphere – this is its essence.

A game that invites you to play through again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Significantly more entertaining than lowering two dynamic doo-gooders into a vat of acid while a bomb ticks down at the mayors office.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
In this game you play as the one and only Batman as he takes on the Joker and his minions in Arkham Asylum. Arkham Asylum has lots of detail for a prison and you will be able to explore it as you look for the Riddler's Challange trophies, interview tapes, and solve environmental puzzles (mostly just puns). Only complaint is that it only has 2 bosses practically. All the boss fights except for the Ivy one have you against tough Bane like inmates. But if you like Batman you will enjoy playing through anywasy. A small complaint is that if you use xbox360e for your non 360 controllers it will disable achievments. I had to use it cause with my Wii controller pro it inverted the right stick both ways.

The combat is really fun too and requires more timing than how it looks on video. You also get to play with toys that are sort of like Zelda items since they open up new areas. And if you like the Batman franchise you will be rewarded with your favorite villians in audio interview and the spirit of Armaedus Arkham.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Good Game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Awesome story, awesome voice acting, awesome mechanics. Awesome game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game is a lot of fun to play, with an interesting story and very challenging.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
One of the best action games out there. Controls are tight, combat is satisfying, collectables are actually worth getting, voice over work is outstanding. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Absolutly one of the best games i have ever played
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Combat is near flawless, great feel to run around and explore. Great diversity in boss fights, everything looks and feels smooth. It took me 33 hours to complete the game on a 100%, which is by the way something I suggest everyone to do - at the end, it will give you a huge feel of acomplishment and satisfaction.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The first game in the best Batman series. Arkham Asylum will suck you into the Batman world with it's great characters (some of which voiced by the original actors from the Animated Series) and its great combat system that make you feel truely like the Dark Knight. If you are a Batman fan or just a fan of metrovania stlye games, definitely give this game a try
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Batman Begins !!!


10/10 MASTER PIECE
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
allows you a chance to become batman
gives you the opportunity to find all the hidden items
lol no
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