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  • Summary: In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, theIn Batman: Arkham Asylum, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, the game brings the universe of DC Comics' detective to life with stunning graphics. Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players the chance to battle Gotham's worst villains with Batman's physical and psychological strength in a graphically distinct and story-driven game. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    Yes, this is the Batman you've been waiting for...It's a wonderful experience, beginning to end, never taking the easy or familiar route, and infusing each shift of the story with original ideas that cut no corners. [Oct 2009, p.70]
  2. I can’t recommend Arkam Asylum enough.
  3. Don’t waste another second hanging on the fence about it. Buy this game.
  4. In my opinion Batman: Arkham Asylum is a landmark game based on a comic book superhero and is equivalent to what the The Dark Knight did for comic book films.
  5. Regardless of whether you're getting sucked into the Story mode or competing for high scores in the Challenge mode, Batman: Arkham Asylum does an outstanding job of letting you be Batman. Everything about this game--the impressive visuals, stirring soundtrack, superb voice acting, fiendish puzzles, hard-hitting combat--feels like it has been lovingly crafted by a development team that's both knowledgeable and passionate about the source material.
  6. The pessimist in me never thought that it was possible to make a really good game from a popular license, but Rocksteady have managed to do just that with Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game is second to none in the genre, and beats all contenders with a mighy bat-punch!
  7. games(TM)
    80
    Rocksteady Studios has produced a game as ravishing as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and as compelling as Dead Space, one that very nearly lives up to its own hype. [Oct 2009, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 299
  1. Mar 16, 2011
    10
    i absolutly love this game i never liked Batman or red or played any of the batman merchandise out there until i was recomended and reasuredi absolutly love this game i never liked Batman or red or played any of the batman merchandise out there until i was recomended and reasured that it was a good game (also it was the deal of the day at EB games) and i am so glad that i bought it. i play this game religously now that i have sunk my teeth into this decedant piece of Batman merchandise and it has actually gotten me interested in Batman and i want to learn and look more into Batman. i have not compleated the story yet but i have played a couple of hours and usually i have beeten the games by this point so i think it is safe to assume that this is a long story line. the graphics in this game are also amazing it is just like watching a movie and i dont mind the camera view because it changes when you fight and when you run so i basicly am never looking over the shoulder. there is also a very deep plot involved with the story to and is layered with lots of detail and is very interesting. i especially love the amount of villains in this game and the voice acting of every character is superb. this gmae has turned me onto the entire batman name and is defenatly in my top 10 favorite games if not my favorite and im glad i finally gave in and bought this game Expand
  2. JohnF.
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    GRAPHICS: Amazing. The character models are highly detailed. They appears as if they're walking, talking action-figures. GAMEPLAY: GRAPHICS: Amazing. The character models are highly detailed. They appears as if they're walking, talking action-figures. GAMEPLAY: Flawless. The combat is quick and responsive with seamless transitions between strikes and counters. The bat-gadgets are intuitive and effective in traversing the various areas in the game. PRESENTATION: The story is fun and entertaining all the way through. The overall experience is great. Controlling Batman, you feel the "POW" behind each punch and "ZIP!" with each grappling hook. This game is absolutely worth the new price of $59.99 and it'd be insane not to check it out in a few months when the used prices really begin to drop. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2013
    10
    Hands down, best superhero game of all time. Visually stunning. Gripping story. Both challenging and fun. Just a masterpiece. If you have notHands down, best superhero game of all time. Visually stunning. Gripping story. Both challenging and fun. Just a masterpiece. If you have not played it, what are you waiting for Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    9
    Great controls, great graphics. The story is a little too linear, but the universe is so immersive and the characters so polished (hello,Great controls, great graphics. The story is a little too linear, but the universe is so immersive and the characters so polished (hello, Joker!), I found it very engaging overall. Fights are very dynamic and controls are so responsive you want to engage everyone. Detective mode underdelivers - why bother when you can play the entire game with detective mode ON and detect all hot spots? Give it a time limit, or limited use. One of the best action/adventure games I've ever played. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    9
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    besitzt tolle Charaktere, der Joker ist der Wahnsinn in Person, Madison Ivy, Bane, Scarecrow, der Pinguin. Es gibt
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    besitzt tolle Charaktere, der Joker ist der Wahnsinn in Person, Madison Ivy, Bane, Scarecrow, der Pinguin. Es gibt spannende Rätsel, die man mit den Batman-Gadgets lösen kann. Das Kampfsystem von Remedy ist revolutionär, es ist schnell, flüssig und wird mittlerweile von vielen Spielen übernommen. Oft befindet man sich in einem Raum mit Jokers Anhängern und kann sie leise ausschalten, indem man auf Stützen sitzt,sich runterhängen kann oder durch Luftschächte klettern kann. Mit dem Batcape kann man direkt auf Feinde zufliegen oder sie mit der Batclaw ablenken. Je mehr Feinde bewusstlos sind desto nervöser werden die Gegner und schießen manchmal einfach in die Luft, die Ki ist sehr gut. Das Leveldesign ist klasse, abhängig vom Gegner verändert sich der Kampf total, die Level sind unterschiedlich und innovativ gestalt, wie die Scarecrow-Passage, wo er Batman vergiftet, der sich in einer Traumsequenz vor den Blicken eines Riesenscarecrows verstecken muss. Es ist im Gameplay und im Design sehr viel Abwechslung gegeben, genau wie die Bösewichte und deren fiesen Plänen
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  6. Nov 20, 2021
    8
    Harley Quinn is annoying in this game. Really don't know why the public romancize her charisma.
  7. Aug 3, 2021
    0
    A Masterpiece & the best Game in the Series

    This game is an amazing lesson in atmospherical density and level design, both things in which
    A Masterpiece & the best Game in the Series

    This game is an amazing lesson in atmospherical density and level design, both things in which the prequels while improving on the gameplay, disappointed. It was also the first game ever that really made me feel like a superhero...
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