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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 295
  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. MohammadA
    Oct 30, 2009
    10
    I loved this game. Didn't expect it to be this good. Kept playing it even after I finished it. Seriously considering playing it again I loved this game. Didn't expect it to be this good. Kept playing it even after I finished it. Seriously considering playing it again even with a lot more games I didn't play yet. 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 24, 2011
    9
    Never been a fan of comic books or super-heroes, but damn, this game makes you feel like you're really the bat. The story is pretty good andNever been a fan of comic books or super-heroes, but damn, this game makes you feel like you're really the bat. The story is pretty good and covers a lot of villains. The graphics are easily identified as running through the unreal engine, but they look fantastic. The real hook of this game for me is the hand-to-hand combat. It is so fluent and the animations and fighting sequences blend flawlessly together as you dispatch hordes of foes. Rocksteady Studios really hit a gem with this game. Can't wait to play Arkham City! 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 25, 2021
    8
    I doubt any batman game will ever top how could and mysterious this one is. Few games have this feeling of creepiness and awessomeness.
  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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