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Batman: Arkham Asylum - Collector's Edition

Released on 28 August 2009

Rating: 15+ (BBFC)

3.0 out of 5 (25 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from £41.98




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.

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Collector's Edition contents:

  • 14" Batarang with stand (matches in-game design)
  • Arkham Doctor's Journal - 48 pages of notes on Arkham's inmates
  • Digipack sleeve packaging
  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD
  • Code for downloadable Challenge Map (exclusive "Crime Alley" map)
  • Full-colour manual

Game features:

  • 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.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (25 reviews)

 Great Game & how not to do a special edition!

| | See all DreadEd's reviews (1)

The Game itself? The best superhero game period! Also the best Batman of any media except for some of the greatest comics. Better outing than any movie to. Should be top contender for 'Game of the Year'! Shame the special edition just is not worth the additional £20, the Baterang looks less like a display piece & more like a cheap plastic toy you'd pick up in a bargain bin in Toys are Naff! I've hidden it behind me other Bat stuff for shame of embarassment. Whoever was responsible for putting this package together should loose their job. The videos on the bonus disk are all available online or in the PS store already and have been for weeks. The only saving grace is the small notebook but, that's only a brief curiosity. I'd only recomend this to a Batfan completist as it's an example of how not to do a special edition. You don't even get a PS3 game box sleeve to keep yer disk in, just some floppy case. All cheap tat & *rap. Ruined what could've/ should've been a great package! Trust me save yourself £20 and buy the game which I'd give 5 out of 5 for, wish I had!

 Great game, but CE feels a bit rushed and cheap.

| | See all SiScott's reviews (98)

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Ok so I got the CE because im a huge DC fan and the idea of having an iconit batman weapon sitting next to my graphic novels is just cool.

Its just a shame the actual thing is a bit cheap and.... well cheapish.

The actual batarang is pretty shoddy for the simple fact it just looks bad. The actual blag baterang isnt awful itself (although a more realistic material then plastic would have looked better), but the grey stand it sits on is rediculious!!

Maybe im expectng too much for £60, but would it have hurt to have maybe molded the stand into something more interesting?

Maybe add some gothic shapes, or some pattern or maybe colour to it? The batarang has authentic damage marks on it, like its seen use and battle, so thats a nice touch tbh.

But the rest of the CE is a slight let down too. You get a book which basically tells you stuff you learn ingame about BOs of characters and a thick manual, and the key to unlock extras.

The DVD you get with the game showing developement isn't bad, but its basically 5 or 6 tracks with a menu letting you choose one.

Over all, people are going to buy this for the batarang and tbh. its a bit of a let down for paying an extra £20. I realise making it out of metal or steal would have probably been dangerious, but plastic just doent feel riight and stand leaves a lot to be desired.

As for the game, its great!!!

 Review of the Collector's Edition, NOT the game itself

| | See all neonspike84's reviews (1)

having had this on preorder for quite a while it finally arrived this morning, I was most dissapointed when i opened to box to see that the batarang inside the box was the cheapest looking piece of plastic i've ever seen, it's like the plastic you get from thos £1 toy swords at markets. The little book about the villians is interesting but to be honest you can find out all the info online anyway. This edition is not worth the additional £20 you pay for it just buy the standard version and save dissapointment!

 dont buy the collectors edition

| | See all dhill96's reviews (76)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

i have give this one star for the collectors edition it is the worst collectors ever made everything from the box to the batarang just looks and feels cheap and tacky thank fully the game is amazing save your money and just get the normal edition is a five star game

 Just played the Demo

| | See all YearZero9's reviews (1)

And the game is freaking awesome. Its just like a Batman game ought to be, nice combat, movement is great, takes downs are decent, stealth is probably the best part. 20ish more days.. pre ordered woop woop

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Rating15+ (BBFC)