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Batman: Arkham Asylum (Classics)

Rating: 15+ (BBFC)

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  Best comic book - game so far

| | See all Ashraf91's reviews (6)

When it first came out I was skeptical as I thought it might be a bit boring like the Spider-Man and Hulk games. But I bought this a few months ago for a good price and can confirm...I was WRONG! lol This game actually does feel like you are BATMAN not just some guy that has a controller in the hand if you get what I'm saying. I'm not a big fan of Batman neither but this game is quite good! Story, gameplay, voice over etc I'm sure you've read other peoples 5 star rating fully detailing the game so I don't think it's necessary to write it all again here. But let me just add that the graphics are so good it actually made me feel dizzy and sick after like an hour lol

  BATMAN AT HIS BEST(GAME OF THE YEAR)

| | See all steathkiller's reviews (11)

Everything has been written about this game make no mistake this is one hell of a game its got it all.bring on the sequel.THIS IS A MASTERPIECE A MILESTONE IN GAMING HISTORY,WAIT FOR
ARKHAM CITY CANT COME QUICK ENOUGH FOR ME

  classsssss game

| | See all TheBoogeyman's reviews (83)

from reading other reviews i can see where people are coming from saying its very repetetive etc, and to be honest...it is, with the battling system and running around endlessly, but you kinda get distracted by that as there is soo many things to do. I've had it probably a year and i still haven't 100% completed it. Not playing it everyday obviously, but solving the riddles that the riddler kindly gives you when you enter certain rooms takes up half the time, then without giving too much away although most people have probably got this game now, you get challenges after completion of the game which some are very difficult and can take time to complete which adds to your 100% record There is so much to do in this game, and personally i love the stealth takedown more than anything in the game. 5 stars for me, if i could give it more i would

  Excellent first play through but boring after

| | See all FraserLazer22's reviews (30)

this game is a brilliant batman simulator, from beating up thugs to blowing wals up everything you want from a batman simulator is in this game.however it is a detective game so the replay value is verry poor. a great game on you first playthrough. i would recommend it to any freind and batman frend

  Sets a New Standard for Superhero Games

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

In much the same way as the Dark Night set a new standard for comic book movies Batman: Arkham Asylum raises the bar for all superhero games to follow. The creators have faithfully reproduced the brooding atmosphere associated with the caped crusader fully immersing the player in the world they have created. Most importantly however the game allows full access to all of Batman's abilities right from the outset, thankfully avoiding the common video game trick of having them slowly unlocked during play.

Much of the game is played in one of two ways. Firstly there are the out and out brawls that find Batman surrounded by groups of enemies. The controls are simple but very effective allowing for a brilliant flow of attacks and counter attacks that really makes the player feel like they are in control of a superhero. In between these brawls, usually when meeting enemies armed with guns, the player is able to make use of a greater variety of tricks. These 'stealth' sections require the player to stalk their enemies before unleashing a lightning fast attack and returning to the shadows without being spotted and are every bit as enjoyable as the regular combat.

Aside from the disappointingly generic final battle with the Joker the boss fights are also fairly imaginative helping to provide some variety to proceedings making for a truly fantastic video game.

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  Sets a New Standard for Superhero Games

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In much the same way as the Dark Night set a new standard for comic book movies Batman: Arkham Asylum raises the bar for all superhero games to follow. The creators have faithfully reproduced the brooding atmosphere associated with the caped crusader fully immersing the player in the world they have created. Most importantly however the game allows full access to all of Batman's abilities right from the outset, thankfully avoiding the common video game trick of having them slowly unlocked during play.

Much of the game is played in one of two ways. Firstly there are the out and out brawls that find Batman surrounded by groups of enemies. The controls are simple but very effective allowing for a brilliant flow of attacks and counter attacks that really makes the player feel like they are in control of a superhero. In between these brawls, usually when meeting enemies armed with guns, the player is able to make use of a greater variety of tricks. These 'stealth' sections require the player to stalk their enemies before unleashing a lightning fast attack and returning to the shadows without being spotted and are every bit as enjoyable as the regular combat.

Aside from the disappointingly generic final battle with the Joker the boss fights are also fairly imaginative helping to provide some variety to proceedings making for a truly fantastic video game.

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  Batmans back, and hes bigger, badder, and more awesome.

| | See all jjlovesamerica's reviews (21)

Batman arkham asylum is a great game with a long campaign. its combat system is amazing allowing you to string endless moves and counters. also the stealth sections are fun allowing you to systematicly pick of your oppenents and watch your enemies desend into madness. with lots to keep you interested there lots of villians including obviously joker, harley quinn, killer croc and many more. cant wait until the sequel arkham city. this game kicks ass

  Insane Asylum

| | See all tar6693's reviews (1)

I got this game after seeing lots of great reviews from pretty much everywhere that reviewed it. The story is great and suprisingly long. After thats done theres a mass of collectables and challenges to do as well! Totally worth the money, good fast delivery too.

  WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE!!!

| | See all PATCHES1989's reviews (518)

This is a truely brilliant game with a great story that would be fitting to a movie let alone a game. The graphics are really good which adds to the enjoyment. The combat system is really well done so its not a case of button bashing. Plenty of things to do from completing the story mode and of course the achievements that you get with the 360. Enjoy