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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CRONUS
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
i am batman !!!!!
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Henley77
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Хорошая!
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TheManIsInsane
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
While Batman Arkham Asylum lacks many of the gameplay improvements and larger environments that later games in the series introduced, its linear design and single story thread offer something that later games in the series lost over time: focus. Arkham Asylum is a dense and highly detailed setting that is ripe for exploration. Tucked away everywhere are mysterious hidden rooms and passages which contain references to the Dark Knight's history and offer the player alluring tales about the dark secrets hidden within the asylum.

The game's general art and character designs are also more true to the comic books' outlandish and extravagant art than previous games in the series are, as they opted for more gritty and realistic designs. This gives the game an exciting and somewhat fantastical tone that highly effective in making you want to progress through the plot, which itself is a highly well written and performed tale, that will hold your attention throughout the duration of the game.

Neither the freeflow combat nor the predator encounter systems are as tight or varied as they are in later titles, but that isn't to say they're dull. They are both still rock solid in their handling and execution, and form the backbone to what I believe are, to this day, the game's strongest gameplay feature: its boss battles. In comparison to other games in the series, Arkham Asylum's boss battles are grand and have a sense of immense scale. Many of the bosses themselves are presented as gigantic titans which need to be brought down in some amazing manner, thus making the task of doing so a tense and highly rewarding experience. Other games, with maybe the exception of Arkham City, largely abandoned this style of boss fight making Arkham Asylum's maybe the best in the series.

So while Arkham Asylum may not feature all the great gameplay advances achieved in later games, the manner in which it progresses in such a highly focused way, in terms of both its world and story, insures that players will have a superb gaming experience.
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Mr.Willie
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
The best game in the series. Arkham Knight being the worst! I felt that Origins was the most solid but not as impressive as Asylum and City. However, City introduced many of the issues I disliked with Knight, with game lengtheners and useless missions. Asylum isn't just the best in the series, but one of the greatest games out there! Definitely my favorite Superhero game ever released, which is tough to place a game ahead of HULK ultimate destruction.
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Gerach
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game brought some freshness and new things to the gaming industry when it game and even after these years it is enjoyable.
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temporarymadness
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
No longer requires GFWL
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JeRiL
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The Batman game that broke the Batman videogame curse. Inspired by Bioshock 1. A great Batman game. Even for people who aren't really into the Batman comics and shows.
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Moriendor
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
First off, I'm not a Batman fan (only watched the... 1990? flick with Kim Basinger and Michael Keaton) and I'm not a superhero fan either but this game has almost turned me into both!

I know I'm late to the party in 2016 but this game is absolutely amazing with stunning visuals and an extremely detailed world to explore.

For a Batman fan, this must be the pinnacle of awesomeness. For me as a regular gamer it's just plain awesome.
My only gripe would be the consolitis which shines through at times. I also wasn't too impressed with the rather lame bossfights which are made unnecessarily annoying because of said consolitis and camera issues. In fact, I have not beaten the final boss yet due to these issues but I have kept the game installed and shall try again.

Verdict: A highly recommended near masterpiece. Now onward to Arkham City...
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DeputyGovernorOfSmiles
Posted: May 25
I'll keep it short:

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a deserved classic and the best of the series, even though not most polished.
it still looks good, plays well and has aged decently overall.
this is where it all started, so come and join the fun before it got watered down further and further
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Crisis Actor
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I wish the final boss battle was better. Scarecrow is the best part of this game; he's legitimately scary
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mobbie
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
fun game
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mobster101games
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
great game if you like batman and the fighting style of basicly any fighter game lol
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isbrianok
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Great game. Must buy. Don't hesitate.
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GeneralReggie
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Good game, certainly not perfect. It was enjoyable, but not my favorite. Certainly worth the pennies I spent when it was on sale, but it may be a while before I think about playing it again.

Actually, the more I think about it, it was a pretty decent game.

Rating when I finished the game: 4/10
Rating when I started this post: 6/10
Rating right now: 8/10
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JFlyd
Posted: May 24
i can't start the game . I want my money back. Only launch screen comes wtf
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Beckendorf
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Amazing. A must have for every one. A bat-joyable game.
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Megalomania
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I DON´T CARE I LOVE IT
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AlmalexyaBlue
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Probably one of my favorite games ever. Of all times. Like really. The game is beautifull, Batman is awesome and the Joker is... undescriptible. It's my favorite Joker. Of all times (yes, again).
I've kinda discovered Batman with this game, since then I'm a huge fan.
Just buy it, it's really, really, really good !
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mozzalex
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A timeless classic.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The most authentic (legal) way to experience being Gotham's Caped Crusader.

Knocking out street-thugs?- Check.
Beating Up Super-Villains?- Check.
Sneaking through buildings and cracking peoples skulls?- Check.
Scaring the everloving crap out your enemies?- Check.

Batman is the only way I could sum it up.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Arkham Asylum may seem a bit linear and somewhat limited compared to the newer Arkham series games now, but it still stays a truly nice game to play through.

Pros :
- good fighting system and infiltration sequences
- immersive atmosphere and sound design
- good story with convincing voice acting
- decent graphics still today

Cons :
- not many sidequests appart from colletibles
- may seem a bit linear
- relatively small and restricting map
- seeing the batmobile and not being able to use it ... yet.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
An all time classic that still holds up 6 years later. The gameplay in the Arkham games has changed little since its debut, although the first entry reminds me a lot of Zelda games, where progression is all about learning how to use whatever new gizmo you have recently acquired.

The art style and music are amazing, and I'm still surprised by how great the graphics look. I very much doubt the recently announced console remake will look significantly better than this one on max settings.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Pros:
-Story
-Combat
-Nice Open World (but is kinda tiny)
-Nice Villans
-Graphics are still good

Cons:
-Easy Final Boss
-Stuttering (you can play but its anoying)

A Great Game
9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
The first in the Batman: Arkham series and it opens on a good note. I find the combat quite enjoyable to begin with even though as you become more aware of the mechanics of combat it becomes more about countering rather than punching. The story is intriguing even though it's all set on the island of Arkham Asylum. I 100% completed the game in under 40 hours, so it's not like it has a long life-span, but nonetheless if you enjoy being Batman (who doesn't?), then I recommended picking up this first part of the series.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
People think it's an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It's never been like that. I chose this life. I know what I'm doing. And on any given day, I could stop doing it. Today, however, isn't that day. And tomorrow won't be either.
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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
i heard good things about this game and even this series long before i actually got it, but i also heard it used games for windows live and really didn’t want to buy it and then not be able to play it. i picked it up shortly after they patched out gfwl and it’s about what i expected. it looks great, feels very batman, and has you doing some very cool stuff like ziplining, grappling, and gliding.. it also has sections i didn’t enjoy such as the scarecrow sequences and looking for the clue in a room to set up to track someone. a little shorter than i expected but i was also ready to move on to arkham city so wasn’t disappointed. great for batman fans, but skip if you aren't into batman or at least cool gadgets.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
What can we say about the biggest hero of all times? That he deserved a game that caught up with him. And Asylum does just that. It's great, and it has all you could expect from a Batman game: great puzzles, great environment (which makes you really dig into the story) great action, all your favorite characters, some really tough fights and kicking as much *** as you could possibly do!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Hack and slay your way through the Arkham Asylum! Intriguing riddles and quests await. What I personally enjoyed most: The fighting mechanics! Insane fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 12
Pros:
  • Gameplay - fast paced fights, stealth moments, roaming, puzzles with sometimes not clear clues.
  • Graphics - game has it's years but it still looks amazing on maxed details
  • Voice acting
  • Music/Sounds
  • Atmosphere - it's really dark, and amazing in every single aspect
  • Plot/Story - really worth keeping attention to it, believe me, you won't regret it
  • Joker(!)

Cons:
  • For me absolutely none
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
First off, I'm not a Batman fan (only watched the... 1990? flick with Kim Basinger and Michael Keaton) and I'm not a superhero fan either but this game has almost turned me into both!

I know I'm late to the party in 2016 but this game is absolutely amazing with stunning visuals and an extremely detailed world to explore.

For a Batman fan, this must be the pinnacle of awesomeness. For me as a regular gamer it's just plain awesome.
My only gripe would be the consolitis which shines through at times. I also wasn't too impressed with the rather lame bossfights which are made unnecessarily annoying because of said consolitis and camera issues. In fact, I have not beaten the final boss yet due to these issues but I have kept the game installed and shall try again.

Verdict: A highly recommended near masterpiece. Now onward to Arkham City...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Ventilation duct cover removal simulator 2010, Game of the Year Edition

10/10 Would forcibly rip down ventilation duct covers again.

Seriously, you remove A LOT of ventilation duct covers. I feel bad for the HVAC guy who has to get called in after everything is clear over in Arkham Asylum.

Still, an amazing experience that must be...experienced. Highly recommended.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 9
+Combat feels nice and fluid
+Choose between stealth or loud combat against various hordes of enemies
+Lots to explore and discover
+Hard to tell at some parts that it's a 2009 game

-Extremely repetitive after the first quarter
-Bosses are downright terrible
-Combat gets stale, especially with the final boss

Ultimately I'd say the game is worth it, but be prepared to do the same ♥♥♥♥ over and over again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Parabens aos desenvolvedores. Jogo é F0d@
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
58 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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 10
After finally getting the last achievement I can surely say this game is great! This game has no real weaknesses and is highly recommended to all action-adventure fans, especially to the fans of Batman!

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a serious action-adventure game based on DC comics, it’s very atmospheric and story rich. Top-notch quality.
Graphics are amazing. Nice design, superb models, great animation, it’s simply awesome and looks fantastic. Music is very good. It certainly helps to remain motivated while under pressure in certain combat and predator challenges. Voice acting is phenomenal – world class.
As far as the 3 difficulty levels are concerned, this game is rather easily beatable even on Hard. The only significant difference is that you don’t see a counter warning. Needless to say, enemies deal more damage and your health replenishes less than in easier difficulties.
Only few achievements are really hard, probably getting the 24 medals in combat challenges will be the most challenging for most people. Everything else is just a matter of time and proper preparation. Completing everything is rewarding, because you discover more details about characters and get to see highly detailed models of them in the main menu.
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