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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: 3 out of 261
  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. B
    Nov 17, 2009
    10
    This is the action game that I have been waiting for! Got this when it first came out. Its dark and twisted and so much fun! I was amazed how This is the action game that I have been waiting for! Got this when it first came out. Its dark and twisted and so much fun! I was amazed how good it was! I thought it would be an ok game but man was I wrong! A must get for the PS3 if you own one! Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2013
    10
    El único fallo sería la gran facilidad que nos aporta el modo Detective a la hora de eliminar sigilosamente a los villanos armados. Aún así,El único fallo sería la gran facilidad que nos aporta el modo Detective a la hora de eliminar sigilosamente a los villanos armados. Aún así, el resto de los elementos del juego hacen que te olvides (parcialmente, claro está) de ese fallo. Pues no sólo es acción, sino que también podremos interactuar mucho más que en juegos anteriores, tendremos una historia mucho más interesante y profunda, respetando fielmente la esencia del personaje y, como no, disfrutaremos de unos gráficos increíbles. De lo mejor del catálogo de PS3.

    Nota: 9.5/10
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  4. LukeH
    Sep 21, 2009
    9
    As far as licensed games go this is definitely in a league of its own. I must admit, before the games release I was surprised at the As far as licensed games go this is definitely in a league of its own. I must admit, before the games release I was surprised at the attention it was getting and from looking at screens and reading previews I could not really understand it. I played the demo and was impressed but not blown away. I still picked it up because I have a fair wait until Forza 3 and GT5 hit later this year. After playing for a while I was hooked and enjoyed everything about it. The story, graphics and voice acting are all top notch and the game pays all the batman fans (I am not one) some service by having back stories and mentioning some villains from past comics etc. Picking up the interview tapes that are scattered around Arkham Island also provides some interesting bit of information. It is these tapes that create the 'Bioshock feel' that many reviewers have mentioned. At least thats what I think. Either way, whethere you are a Batman fan or not I would definitely give it a look.If you are looking for non-stop action then maybe rent it first. There is not a fight around every corner but I feel that that is one of the games strong points. The pacing is excellent with puzzle and stealth sections thrown into the mix. There is always challenge mode for full on fighting too. Anyways, thats enough from me. Check it out. 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. Jun 15, 2012
    9
    The game combines a flawless fighting system, an intriguing plot, masterful voice acting and ingenious art direction into a game that keepsThe game combines a flawless fighting system, an intriguing plot, masterful voice acting and ingenious art direction into a game that keeps players wanting more when it is all over with the makings of one of the best adapted games to date. Expand
  7. chilimac
    Jan 10, 2010
    2
    Batman: AA represents everything that is wrong with the games industry today; sky high production values, but the games are short and so easy Batman: AA represents everything that is wrong with the games industry today; sky high production values, but the games are short and so easy a caveman's child could beat them. Sure, the combat can be fun, until you realize that you just have to mash the buttons to win every contest. No skill is required. The game is very linear and short, and the game designers obviously new the when the decided to sprinkle the Riddler's trophys all over the place for you to look for, in an attempt to distract the player from the actual game, and thus avoid finishing it in one sitting. I don't know about you, but I didn't buy a Batman game so that I could go on an Easter egg hunt, I bought it in hopes of being able to kick some butt. And you do get to kick some butt, but unfortunately, the butts are too easy to kick, so much so that it's no fun. "Congrats, you have the ability to mash buttons" Not very rewarding, to say the least. I give it 2 points, one for the graphics and the other for the voice acting. The rest of the game is the stink. Would make a nice rental for the prepubescent in your life. Expand

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