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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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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Ring of Zen
( 33.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A great game that truly captures the atmosphere of the Dark Knight comicverse. I am not much of an action game player - but the combat difficulty is just right even with just keyboard and mouse.
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Lucasen811
( 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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phantomord
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I like batman and one of my favorite superhero since I was a kid, I decided to play this game because it's batman game and it has a good review on steam too. (I play most of the time in offline mode)

Pros:
- It's Batman game
- The story is good
- Graphic and gameplay are good too

Cons:
- The story is too short, idk maybe this game is made for trilogy thats why the story is too short for me

If you like batman, I do recommend this game for you hahaha :1
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Batman
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm Batman, Why wouldn't I like it.

In seriousnesss, this game is great and would recommend to Batman fans and non Batman fans.
Why?










Because i'm Batman
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R_creator
( 71.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm Batman.
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Neofamous
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The game occasionally wouldn't start, giving me segmentation fault errors. With that said, it's definitely an amazing game; especially for one that's already 7 years old. I remember playing this on my PS3 back when it came out, and replaying it on PC brings back lots of fond memories.
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Doomday
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Good storyline and nice graphics.
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Papa Ping
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
So I've invested a lot of time into this game when it originally released on the Xbox 360 in 2009 and here I am in 2016 playing it again. The game runs much better with also being the GOTY edition the extra content makes the replayability last a little longer.

Batman: Arkham Asylum, in many ways a great Batman game and especially bringing the series back to having good games after a long time of horrible releases, but there are some flaws as well that many people may not like. The flaws really just derive from the gameplay, meaning that there are some things you may not like about the game (these flaws however were improved in the sequels. Combat is fun, but can become boring quickly if you do not like beat em' up style combat, which this game focuses heavily on. The "Free-Flow" combat system refreshes the beat em'up style of games by providing a fluidity of movement as if everything works within a rhythm and as I mentioned it can be good or bad.

The collectathon aspect of the game is primarily its biggest side quest (it's the only real side quest), you must collect all of the Riddler's trophies, figure out all riddles, and much more. The journey can be rewarding but taskful as there are 240 collectibles in the game. It's your choice to task yourself that role.

The length of the game is about 10 hours, maybe less if you rush through it all and overall a nice experience. If you're a fan of Batman, you'll surely love this game along with the other Arkham games.


Performance is great, I stay at a steady 62 fps, due to the game being a bit older the port isn't as great as people would think but textures are improved, but other than that there are no huge differences between the PC port and the Xbox 360/ PS3 version. The only issue I have encountered though is during my second encounter with the Scarecrow. After "defeating" him, my game dipped to about 8 FPS and remain still for a few seconds during the transition of getting out of the Scarecrow nightmare so be wary of that if you encounter this issue.

Specs:

GTX Nvidia 980 Ti
Intel i7-6700k
16 GB of DDR4 Ram
Asus ROG DDR4 Motherboard

To save your hands from cramping, definitely use a Xbox 360 controller or a gamepad you are most comfortable with.
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HaYzD
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Worst in the series... But that dosnt make it an bad game
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CallMeMok
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
BEST GAME EVERRR!!!!!!
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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
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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Even when its first from Arkham Series with lowest content its still worth of playing due its atmosphere, environment, Scarecrow and a bit different, yet slower, combat system.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Batman Arkhan Asylum GOTY

Even tough this is not my favorite game style, it is remarkably one of the best designed games ever. In other words, I surely give a score of 10 out 10 for every development cathegory as follows:

MOVEMENT MECHANICS / CONTROLS: solid and easy to control

GAMEPLAY MECHANICS: combat, camera position, skills, flight controls, gadgets, everything works well.

LEVEL DESIGN: PERFECT AND AWESOME.

SOUND AND VISUAL EFFECTS

CHARACTHERS DEVELOPMENT

DARK ATHMOSPHERE

LEVELLING UP / UPGRADES

STORYLINE / STORY DEVELOPMENT PACE / THRILLER

CRIME INVESTIGATION

CHALLENGES

The only negative part of the game is the amount of Ridle's thropies that is a way too many. I had enough trying to get as many as could get. Of course, it is not mandatory and do not affect overall storyline progress.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
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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
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
If you like Alice: Madness returns like me, you'll love it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Just Awesome! Every batman arkham game is a masterpiece!
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