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 (195 reviews) - 94% of the 195 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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

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
    • 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.
    • 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
120.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Retrospectively, Batman: Arkham Asylum is the high point of Rocksteady Studios' Batman trilogy. It's a tight, focused experience with a deft tonal awareness, shaping a dark, grotesque setting for a plot that hits all the 'edgy Batman story' notes, relying on spectacle - supplemented by some pretty top-tier action and stealth gameplay - to see it through.

Similarly to the way Asylum itself is the pinnacle of the Arkham series, Arkham Asylum's third-person melee combat is quite easily the best to be found within this genre. It's fluid and functional, with solid ability variation supplemented by superb animation and sound design shaping an experience that is - at its core - quintessential to the cheesy, ridiculously one-sided combat of superhero comic books. Despite the borderline omnipotence of Batman's combat ability, the fights never became overly unchallenging, as the game introduces new enemy abilities frequently enough to keep you juggling knives, stun batons and giant experimental abominations. Regarding stealth gameplay, Arkham Asylum utilises mechanics that necessitate a predatory approach - if you're spotted by armed enemies, you'll be dead in seconds. Creeping around in the shadows and picking off burly, shirtless men until they start to panic is great fun, but it tends to be even more one-sided than the combat. It's almost as though there's too much freedom to just hang out on a rooftop with the x-ray vision constantly turned on until a specific enemy moves far enough away from the group for you to drop down and take him out, and then rinse and repeat. The endless functions of the x-ray vision makes it almost irresponsible not to keep the thing turned on, despite the fact that it replaces pretty much all textures with various shades of dark blue. The somewhat 'Mary Sue' nature of most superheroes is probably the cause of troubles like this - people would complain if Batman didn't have tons of ultra-powerful gadgets like this. Regardless, it doesn't totally ruin the game's balance, it just tends to make a lot of encounters a touch too easy.

Arkham Asylum is pretty aesthetically brilliant. Voice performances by long-time Batman and Joker voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill adds an air of authenticity to the dialogue, as does top-tier animation and some genuinely creepy underground sequences. While the plot is more of the same stuff you'll find in a lot of Batman comics (Arkham Asylum is primarily based on Grant Morrison's 1989 comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth), it's still good stuff. Not because of the storyline itself, which is samey and tedious, but because of the amount of work put into the various villainous characters, particularly the Scarecrow, whose subplot features some pretty interesting surprises along the way. It's in the depictions of established characters that the story shines, coming close to the 'definitive versions' that the endless superhero film reboots seem to be going for. Arkham Asylum really ramps it up towards the ending with some fancy setpieces that are actually very enjoyable. In general, the game shines as a rare example of a popular IP being adapted into a video game that actually manages to gel the elements of the Batman​ franchise with what makes video games inherently fun.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
The beast that started it all!
Superhero games will never be the same ever again. Thanks Rocksteady.

Can't recommend it enough. If you're a Batman fan then you owe yourself to play this gem.
10/10 would again hang from the gargoyles
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Played this game for the first time in 2016 and it's still ridiculously good.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Wam, biff, and kapow your way through hordes of freaks as you try to uncover a mystery that actually ends up being really dumb and predictable. Basically Die Hard if you replaced John McClane with Batman and set it in a prison. If you ever wanted to crawl through a dirty asylum beating the snot out of inept goons, then look no further. It can be a bit jank at times, but that's part of the experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
The Best ComBAT System !
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is fantastic there are not side missions but the story is great the combat is really good but the other games improved on it if you're going to buy one of the games I recommend you get this one first.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I didn't BAT an eye when I got this game. Now, after finishing it, I see that you have to be MAD not to like it!
A true case for the superhero genre.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Best game i have ever played!
Will buy the other Batman games too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The only Arkham game where finding all the riddler stuff isn't a complete chore.

Buy it already!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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9.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
Altough it has a an amazing Batman talle, set in the most recognisible place in comic book realm, this game suffers from bad pacing. You are "just" running %70 percent of the game. Still great tough...

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1.6 hrs
Posted: October 25
Good Game...
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2.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
This game is probably in my top 10 fav games of all time, the characters are awesome, even though most of the characters we've already seen in comics, movies, and other video games, they still are really cool in this game. One thing I think is really cool is that there is TONS of content, it has tons of collectables, a pretty long story mode, a challenge mode and so much more. This game also has really good graphics for a game from around 2009. I don't know what else to say besides that lol. I could probably go on for a while talking about the great things about this game, but I'm just lost for words lol. Overall this game is amazing and I highly recommend it. Rating: 9.5/10
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17.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Very good game, nice history grafics and puzzles
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20.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Observed crashes
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5.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
I heard a lot of good things concerning this game so I decided to give a try. What a dissapointement.
First of all the Field of View is awful, it's way to narrow to enjoy any action experience and walking around is clunky at best.
Second of all the gameplay is subpar, it makes the fighting really frustrating and annoying. Frustrating gameplay and repetitive sequence sucks all the fun out of a game.

The voice acting is meh at best and Harley Quinn is abysmal. Half the upgrade are locked so you don't know what to aim for.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the only game in the last fifteen years I bought and not played through at least once. I stopped altogether not even halfway through the story.

I bought a Batman bundle so it came cheap but it's not worth the 5 bucks I spent for it.
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16.3 hrs
Posted: October 23
i did not now how to be joker but the story mode is still relly good
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17.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
I enjoyed it overall. I do wish that the enemies would be a bit more intelligent. I dont know much about the Batman comics so I thought that including collectable character trivia was a nice touch.
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14.8 hrs
Posted: October 22
Combat is great. Story is good but a little bit slow paced.
The graphics is still aweing in 2016.
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9.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
This is the game that set the tone for arkham games. A masterpiece with just one slight downside which was the finale. Joker was made to feel like all the other bosses faced during the game whereas he should have been difficult and tough to beat. But despite that its a brilliant game and definitely worth every penny and will pin you down until the finale.
Would give it 9/10.
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