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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Released on 28 August 2009

Rating: 15+ (BBFC)

4.0 out of 5 (251 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum - Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum. Using a wide range of Batman's gadgets and abilities, players will become the invisible predator and attempt to foil The Joker's demented scheme.

Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story penned exclusively for the game by famous Batman author and five-time Emmy award winner, Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost season one and Batman: The Animated Series. With amazing graphics and a moody, immersive setting, Batman: Arkham Asylum offers diverse gameplay options that push the envelope for all action, adventure and superhero games.
  • Play as The Joker in Challenge Maps exclusively on PS3. The character will be available from launch as downloadable content from the PlayStation Network.
  • Utilise 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, Victor Zsasz 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, and use the predator camera get a closer look at the action.
  • 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 customise equipment by earning experience points.
  • Enjoy complete superhero freedom in the environment with the use of Batman's grapple to get to any place you can see, jump from any height and glide in any direction.

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 Average rating (251 reviews)

 Played it at the London Excel - Anime Expo. (PS3 Version)

| | See all PREDATOR3's reviews (16)

From what i've played,i thought it was a realy good game. Graphics are really clear & sharp. The combat system is good. but i found myself pressing SQAURE too much..Maybe it was the demo not allowing all the combo to be done,gotta wait for the ful gam but sides that really good BATMAN IS BACK :D
Like how they re-made the Batmans films - Batman Begins & Dark Knight. Batman Arkham Asylum maybe what the fans have been waiting for a revamped version of the Batman game that is really good.

 This is the Platinum version!

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So I bought Batman : Arkham Asylum for 9.99 from play.com, but be advised - I got the Platinum version, not the original version as advertised!! Obviously this doesn't distract the gameplay whatsoever, but I expected to get a non-Platinum copy.

 Best Fighter for PS3

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The production values for this game are excellent; from the entertaining cut-scenes, level / character design and voice actors. It's a joy to play, and the various difficulty levels are spot on.

As the title suggests, this game takes place inside the grounds of an asylum, and as such the game map isn't exactly massive, although there is still plenty to explore.

It's a very linear game, although you may find yourself having to resort to the map several times inbetween objectives, which can become a little tiresome. Also, the batmobile and batplane both make an appearance, if only to remind you that you don't get the chance to pilot them (even the Amiga Batman game afforded you that opportunity).

While not as expansive and complex as GTA, it's a lot more satisfying in terms of pure combat and weaponry gadgets. It relies heavily on sub-tasks (I'd finished the game, while the counter claimed I had 40% left to play), but while it lasts, it's one of the most impressive games out there.

 Played the demo from PSN - amazing game

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Great game going off the demo, and going to be a big hit.

The dark Gothic atmosphere of the latter films and comic books has been captured beautifully. The visuals and sound are top notch in capturing the feel, Batman looks fearsome - heavily muscled, elegant and swift in his movement yet powerful. Arkham asylum captures a beautiful blend of old fashioned Gothic asylum with modern maximum security psychiatric unit - you get the feel the place is old but has been heavily updated to cater for Gotham city's most violent and psychotic criminals.

Cutscenes are honestly a pleasure to watch the graphics and voice acting is as good as I've seen, the only slight let down is the face animation of non main characters like guards when seen in cut-scenes close up - they lack the detail and character of say the joker or batman, but hey who cares!

The game play itself though is the core of the game and an absolute pleasure. The camera is over the shoulder and a little close which takes a bit of getting use to but once you do you'll feel like you really are Batman. The combat is fantastic, you really get the essence of Batman being a martial arts master in the game; groups of muscled hench men will surround you, by simply tapping a button and pushing in the direction off one you can unleash a series of masterful kicks, punches and martial arts splendour, push towards one of the other enemies instantly and you can string your attacks together - Batman will automatically flip, spin and strike his opponents in such style that you'll just sit back and say wow! You'll be treated to up close slow motion camera cuts of him striking final devastating, bone crushing final blows mid combat which only adds to the highly stylized action.

In fact the variety in which you can do it makes it all the more fun, if you want you can simply stand there for a while parrying the attacks of your enemies, catching kicks that come from behind and back fisting your enemies backwards, blocking punches and quickly striking them and pushing them away in a movie like fashion, almost taunting them with Batman's incredible hand to hand combat skills.

Your also encouraged to observe the area via a detective mode which changes your vision, this mode is useful when you want to stalk and pick off groups off heavily armed opponents where open combat would be suicidal. You can perform a veriety of silent attacks and slowly take down groups of enemies - at one point in the game the Joker came in on the PA system to tell the least remaining henchman that i had picked off all his buddies and i was hunting him, at which point he began creeping round clearly terrified looking for me, he even fired at steam coming suddenly from a vent because it startled him all the while cursing and talking to himself - it really makes you feel like the feared dark knight as you stalk these criminals who clearly have a pre defined fear of the ultimate vigilante. Even more impressive was that this was not a scripted thing that happens every time you play the game, i played through the demo several times and there is great variety in how these things happen, often triggered by your specific actions.

All in all i have never had the pleasure to play something that so captures the feel of batman so well - I hope there's more to come of these games in this style, it really captures the feel that DC created in their darker comics and i will definitely be buying this one - try the demo, its great!

 Fantastic Game, finally a decent serious batman game.

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Ok folks, for owning the game for less than 24 hours it may be a bit unfair to review now. So far I have completed 17% of the game for about 3 hours gameplay. Its a huge game with lots of upgrades and things to search for which I generally love in gaming. Graphics are superb, visually stunning and really dark just as batman should be. The fighting style gets a bit simple after a while but still fun. MGS style tactics, hiding around corners, aerial attacks plus the bonus of batmans gadgets!! The reason for my 4* and not 5 is that the game is a tad glitchy there were 2 moments where I had to reset the game as batman was falling off the face of the map down and down into darkness FOREVER until i realised it wasnt supposed to happen. Don't forget every game has its glitches to start off with and patches tend to be released to fix them.

Great game definately worth waiting for, good job eidos.

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Rating15+ (BBFC)