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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition


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Suitable for mature persons.

NOTE: Contains violence

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"Brilliant game once it gets going"
4 stars"

As a fan of Batman in general, I really enjoyed this game. It captures the essence of the Grant Morrison graphic novel of the same name (though it is by no means meant to follow it directly), and you can really get the sense of Batman struggling to maintain his sanity as he faces the inmates of the Asylum. This is the grim and gritty version of Batman, and is much darker than the Batman people are familiar with from the movies.

It does start out a little slow, but very soon, you'll be fighting swarms of bad guys with many useful gadgets, and having boss battles with classic Bat-villains (Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and Scarecrow, among others). The Joker is wonderfully insane (and quite creepy), and provides a pretty bizarre commentary of the situation throughout the game. Some of the fights can be a little repetitive at times, but there's enough variation in them to keep them interesting (bad guys with different weapons, using objects in the scene to aid you, stealth attacks from above them, etc.).

The one main issue I have with this product is not from the game itself – it's the use of Games for Windows LIVE. It causes more problems than any other platform I've used, and can make it difficult to even start the game. It has to be installed, signed in, allowed to download updates and check your profile before you begin. You can play through without it, but you won't be able to save your progress if you do so there's not much point.

Overall: brilliant game on an unfortunately bad platform. I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes Batman.

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"Best Batman Game!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Very easy tutorial, great storyline. Love the Graphics

"Great Game"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game is definitely one of my top 5 games. It has Great voice acting and a Amazing fighting mechanism.


The multi award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum adds a new dimension to crime fighting with support for TriOviz 3D on both PS3 and Xbox 360. Compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets, TriOviz 3D creates a far more immersive gaming experience, allowing console players to dive deeper into the gothic world of Arkham Asylum..

Expanding the game-play over the original boxed edition, the Game of the Year Edition comes complete with all six previously released Downloadable Content Challenge Maps on disc, giving players further opportunity to hone their crime fighting skills. Gamers can face-off against Arkham Asylum's toughest inmates in some of the iconic environs from the game such as the infamous Crime Alley and the insane Scarecrow Nightmare.


  • 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.

System Requirements:

o OS: Vista/XP
o Processor: 3Ghz Intel or AMD or any Dual Core
o Memory: 1GB Ram(XP)/2GB Ram
o Graphics: PCI Express SM3 NVidia 6600/ ATI 1300
o DirectX®: 9
o Hard Drive: 8GB free space
o Sound: Any onboard sound card
o Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows – Live
Re-released on
May 11th, 2012
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