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4.76 stars 4.76/5 Stars Average score of 130 user reviews spread across 28 releases and 0 DLC

Repetition Killed This Game For Me. 0

 Repetition killed this game for me and I am surprised that more people have not chimed in on it. Backtracking through the entire island multiple times, roughly the same fighting mechanic, the same puzzle mechanics drove me insane. I am surprised I made it 5 hours into this game.  The game has a great first impact when you play it. The controls are well done, the fighting is impressive (the first time) and the voice acting is incredible. But once you start beating up the same group of thugs in ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Haiku Review: Batman Arkham Asylum 0

 This is the Haiku Review, where I fully review a game in seventeen syllables, in a 5-7-5 format, letting you know everything to expect from beginning to end for this game.  Batman: Arkham Asylum Haiku Review by TurboMan  Batman is weak to bullets, knives, poisonous gas,And chattering teeth  Now meditate on the haiku to really get a sense of if it's worth checking out.    ...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Arkham Asylum is simply an incredible achievement... 0

Wow, a game based on a comic book, you know thats gonna suck; wait what? I cant believe im saying this, but Batman Arkham Asylum is Amazing! Why? honestly, i cant really explain it, you just HAVE to try this sucker out. You probably expect this to be a simple and linear game with boring art and level design, but its the exact opposite. Yeah, its an open world; but in a metroid-bioshock kind of way. To put it in a more simple prospective, it has Bioshock's art, Metroid's exploring, and Assassin's...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman Kicks Ass 0

 Video games based on super heroes have never appealed to me in the past, but I heard so many good things about Batman: Arkham Asylum that I had to give it a shot. Overall, I was very impressed with this game. The gameplay style is similar to some of my favorite games: combining exploration, combat, and mild role playing elements with great storytelling much like the Legend of Zelda & Fable series. All of these pieces fit together really well because Batman: Arkham Asylum feels great to pl...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Two face (some parts I like, some I don´t) 0

I liked: The Riddler puzzles, the feel of the game and some gameplay parts. It felt very batman-y, being dark but funny.  I didn´t like: The fighting parts of the game, especially towards the end. I don´t like button hitting contest, and fighting without strategies (press Y when someone is behind you) are dull. Since the "X,X,Y,Y,X,X,why? why?" parts of the game is basically the entire game I played for the story alone....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Game of the year material 0

It did not take me long to fall in love with game, and is probably my favourite game since Bioshock came out two years ago. It boasts fantastic sound in it's score and voice acting (expertly done by the cast of the animated series), great intepretations of all the Batman characters, and a very intuitive and fun combat system.  There are some complaints towards the game's ending, which i have to agree fails in comparison to the rest of the game, but the rest of the story is an absolute treat. The...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Finally A Good Batman Game 0

Hulk Ultimate Destruction and now Batman Arkham Asylum. There have not been that many great comic book games but those two stand out. Wolverine Uncaged was done well but not in the class of Batman and Hulk. We can only hope that Iron Man 2 shows up. Overall Batman gets it right with the story and combat. The gargoyles can be repetitive but it fits in the universe. Batman’s universe is fully realized with the villains. Scarecrow and Bane lesser known but come to life in Arkham. I do not give man...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Batman: AA Review 0

 As a fellow Batman fan I was particularly excited for the release of this game. After playing the demo I was lessened in hope, I finally got my hands on it… I was blown away and by blown away I mean, well… you'll have to read my review. All my ratings are x/5.0  (This was taken from my original review and some changes were made.) Graphics //3.0// The graphics were fairly good but felt unrealistic, a little solid, somewhat gritty and dirty. I found several graphical glitches towards the end...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Looks like batman 0

How can someone give this game a half-star? It looks good, the mechanics are there, also exceptional scenes in the game....  Essentially, Batman: Arkham Asylum plays out like a masochistic fantasy, which is morbid considering that it takes place in Arkham Asylum. Perhaps the actual art/beauty of this game, is how much it makes you feel like a slave, while actually sort of being a slave half the time.  What I mean by this, is while playing the game, you are faced with the same 4 monsters the enti...

0 out of 6 found this review helpful.

All the way 5 stars. 0

Batman Arkham Asylum is a surprisingly good game. After having played the Demo i thought, "...s'alright", but after having played the game i can tell you that it stands out as one of the best games of the year.  What the demo doesn't show you is the "Metroidvania" style gameplay where you have to upgrade your equipment to get to the next area. The game is made of many parts; exploration, platforming, stealth and combat.The combat is saticfying enough, though the weakest part of the game. You can...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Top 5 game of the year! 0

Wow. this is one of those games that really frew me in. The best thing about the game is the pacing. you will beat up ten guys at once and then have to kill another six but from the shadows. every mechanic in the game is done very well. Most games now a days will take one of the mechanics and draw it out for 5 or 6 hours. Batman truly makes you feel like a baddass. When I beat the game on normal, I couldn't wait to play on hard and I also can't remeber the time I wanted to find all the secrets i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

REVIEW: Batman: Arkham Asylum 0

I grew up as a fan of Batman.  There are few memories I remember with such fondness as getting the Bat-mobile on Christmas morning or coming home to watch the original Batman cartoon that my grandmother had recorded for me on VHS while I was stuck at school.  Growing up as a Batman-kid, I have been with the “world’s greatest detective” to “the caped crusader” to “the dark knight” and have loved most of the representations of such for differing reasons, however the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 0

 Finished this a little while ago. Lets get the negatives out of the way first. The boss fights are, in a word, shit. Killer Croc and Ivy stand out as the worst but they were all bad. Having to fight Scarecrow three times was extremely irritating and the final boss fight was a poor way to wrap up an otherwise outstanding game. That was the only big problem I had with it, any other criticisms would be nitpicking. Stuff like lip-syncing (which is quite bad throughout) or the one or two occasions t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Could a Batman game have been any better ? 0

  Batman : Arkham Asylum is by far the greatest Batman / Superhero / Comic-theme game ever made. But it is much more than that. It represents a new superlative for stealth-based action games and is one of the best games I have played, not just in 2009, but across multiple generations and genres.   Welcome to Arkham Asylum Batman ! The story here is pretty standard comic book stuff. Batman has apprehended   Joker   who doesn’t seem the least bit bothered by his predicament (In fact, he rather...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Very true to Batman 0

I have never played a super hero game that captured the feel of a character better than this game does.  Using the same voices that did the work in the Batman, Batman Beyond, Superman, and Justice League TV series really makes this game feel like Batman.  Mark Hamil (Luke Skyewalker) is the voice of the Joker, and he does a fantastic job as always.  The gameplay is solid.  Batman has his usual arsenal of toys, and all of them work very well.  There is a nice mix of stealth and combat, though I w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Batman Game Fans Have Been Waiting Years For. 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum for XBox 360Batman and video games have had a bad relationship over the years. The simply titled "Batman" for the NES was the only exception in a long-list of lackluster Batman titles over a two decade span.Then Eidos released Batman: Arkham Asylum. I have to admit, it took me a while to get around to playing this game just because of the stigma attached to previous Batman games in my mind. Simply put: I didn't believe the hype. So I was skeptical of this game from the get-...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best superhero game 0

First let me tell you that this is the best liscenced superhero game I've ever played (although infamous is slightly better but lets ignore that for now). The first thing I will deal with is the most important the gameplay, it is ALMOST perfect. I say almost because the dectective mode used in the game, while an interesting mechanic sometimes makes the game a little too easy, for example you don't know where to go in the room but you go into the dectective mode and you see a glowing grate to cra...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great game, Best Batman game and Best Superhero game in general. 0

  ProsCombat mechanics are simple, but fun and flows well. It's entertaining to watch.Great in terms of both visuals and sound, it makes for a great atmosphere. Includes voice acting. Pretty good all round.Not too much combat. Beating stuff up is fun but Batman is meant to be an awesome detective as well and it lets you be one in this game - mainly by solving Riddler's Riddles.Story is good and well told.Appearances are made by many a classic and some not-so-classic Batman villain, if they're n...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A wonderful game 0

The worst part about Batman Arkham Asylum is that it's a Batman game.  Not that it captures the spirit of the Dark Knight poorly, it's actually quite good about it, with fabulous voicing and such.  But as someone who's no more than a casual Batman fan I really don't care about that and it's ridiculous dialog and cliches while totally in character are kind of silly.  It's got tons of back story if you're into that sort of thing but I could care less about Poision Ivy's background i know the basic...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Metal Gear Solid meets Metroid 0

  This game is amazing and whatever system you own this is a must own! The game play is great too, I love the free flow combat in the game too. It is very smooth and feels great while doing it. I seem to have found myself relying on detective mode a little to much but it didn't bother me as much as it did some people. It feels like Metal Gear Solid because of the way you go around in stealth most of the game and the Scarecrow parts are so amazing they are on par with or even better than the Psyc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dark Knight Rises 0

This game is a lot of fun and delivers a really strong immersive game experience. The character of Batman is portrait as well as he has ever in recent memory, super strong character roles carry this game a long way. But its not the real star of the show, the best part of the experience is interacting and fully existing on the Arkham island and within the walls of its many sinister buildings. The doom and gloom chills and the fear of what's around the corner are ever present in the game but they ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Finally a game that does Batman justice 0

Pros:-Excellent combat system-Good graphics-Amazing atmosphere and story-Great and memorable boss fights-Challenge rooms are fun-Excellent voice actors-Great stealth gameplay-Good variety in Gadgets-Upgrading and unlocking new moves and gadgets is great-Detective Mode is helpful and a nice touch-Riddler challenges are funCons:-A little shortComic based hero games have had a muddy past, often times they feel like cheap cash ins to make money simply off the name alone. But Rocksteady Studios shatt...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Why did I drive my Batcar into the river? 0

I'm a year late on this one, but despite its age I was very happy with Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The atmosphere of the game was great.  There were times that it felt a little too gritty.  Batman would say something or do something that feels completely wrong, but that's what Batman is all about.  He's been avoiding killing people for over 50 years . . . so there's no surprise when he avoids taking out a badguy.    For the most part, the story was a side note to the nostalgia.  I found myself playi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fantastic pacing, awesome realization 0

What more can be said about Batman: Arkham Asylum that hasn't already been written. Excellent combat, great pacing, a good story in the Batman universe and just an overall fun experience. It goes without saying that this game is easy to recommend but I would extend this to say that if you like games such as God of War or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed you'll love Arkham Asylum. In particular the detective elements of solving Riddler challenges adds some depth and fun to the main story and combat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Arkham Asylum isn`t just a superhero game, it's a great game. 0

 I'll admit, I'm not a huge Batman fan. I know Batman is Bruce Wayne, Joker is awesome, Bain broke Batman's back and some other miscellaneous information about the universe of Batman. But after playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, I not only realize how great all the Batman characters are, but also how to make a successful franchise into a game without making anyone mad. This game is definitely way more than the sum of it's parts. There's fighting, there's stealth, there's exploration and a bit of puz...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More Than Just The "Best Comic Game" 0

To say that Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best comic book game ever made is to do the game a disservice. Think about it. Most games based on comics are average at best, with only a few rising to greatness. Arkham Asylum easily leaves all of those games in the dust with its superb graphics, varied game play, and compelling characters. It is much more fitting, then, to say that Arkham Asylum resides comfortably alongside Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter IV as one of the best games of 2009.   From...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best licensed games ever. 0

This is without a doubt one of the best licensed games I have played.  I know that there aren't a lot of great licensed games but there are some and this game to me outshines them all.  The story is more than adequate and it is delivered by as good of voice acting anywhere put on top of some top notch graphics.  No the combat isn't complex but it isn't horrible either it just isn't anything new or special.  I challenge anybody to play this game and not smile at the sense of power that Batman giv...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Be all you can be in the Bat suit. 0

A buddy and I were talking about what we fantasized about being as kids. He wanted to be a cowboy and was enraptured with Red Dead. Me - I wanted to be the world's greatest detective.Arkham Asylum is a gift from heaven. Never before have I been able to get under the skin of the Dark Knight. Everything in this game rings true.The controls and fighting mechanics are smooth as can be, the world beautifully created and simply dripping with ambiance and dark, Gothic atmosphere.The characters you come...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman Arkham Asylum 0

GET COMMITTED TO ARKHAM ASYLUM When it comes to licensed games, I’m always very skeptical. We have all been burned too many times in the past seeing some of our favorite characters, movies, TV shows etc.. being completely butchered in video game form. This is not the case for the latest Batman game. Arkham Asylum is a true gem. The game excels at making you feel like you are Batman. The controls are very intuitive and allow you to use all of Batman’s skills and gadgets to pure perfection. Eidos...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Binge Gamer Review 0

  Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum By James Walker Eidos are idiots.…let me explain. Remember how, about a month ago, Eidos was accused of trying to bribe gaming magazines with the right to break the embargo on their Batman: Arkham Asylum review? Well, let’s assume for a moment that this story was true — after all, Eidos has been accused of trying to tamper with reviews in the past. Assuming this is true, somebody at Eidos is breathing a sigh of relief because they risked tarnishing th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman AS 0

Best fight engine since "Perfect Weapon" PSX( if anyone can remember that lol). Played through twice and got nothing extra( bit of a dissappointment) even RE gave you something after beating the game once!  Guess the downloadable extra maps and characters were supposed to be enough lol. Sorry, can't do that. PS(SONY)  should stop trying to be like MS and put the perks back into the games themselves instead of pulling the free downloadable extras crap....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Late Bird Reviews: Batman Arkham Asylum 0

This game has the reputation of being one of if not the best Batman games ever released. Almost a year since its release and I’d still say, “Yea it’s freaking awesome.” Maybe this review won’t be helpful to you in your decision to try this game out. Chances are you’ve already picked it up and loved it with the rest of us. But if you haven’t, you might as well take the opportunity to grab the Game of the Year edition in the stores and play the crap out of this game because it is still awesome. Th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Finally! A Good Batman Game! No, Seriously! 0

Batman is one of the most well-known super-heroes of all-time, but definitely not because of his video games. Let’s face it, the only one that was halfway decent was the freakin’ LEGO game. Now, little-known developer Rocksteady Studios has stepped up to the challenge of creating a good Batman.   Not only did they succeed, they made one of the best games of the console generation thus far, Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Pros: - Gameplay that makes you feel like you really are the Dark Knight - Fl...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Sets a standard for this genre that might never be matched. 0

Once you play Batman: Arkham Asylum, you will wonder why it took this long to get a great Batman game. Arkham Asylum forever destroys any excuses that bad Batman games may have made. This excellent experience has everything going for it – awesome presentation, great gameplay, and the sense that you are the brilliant badass depicted in the comics and the recent Christopher Nolan movies. Even if you don't care about Batman and you are just an aficionado of good games, you owe it to yourself to pla...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Well-made, but underwhelming for a non-Batman devotee 0

I can usually appreciate great action/adventure games regardless of whether I'm a fan of the source material. With Batman: Arkham Asylum, however, I really think your enjoyment of this game escalates with how much you love the overall Batman franchise. It's an extremely well-made game at its core, with sumptuous visuals and hyper-detailed textures, immersive environments, and reasonably fun stealth game mechanics and hand-to-hand combat.I just don't necessarily feel this lives up to its Game of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Perhaps the finest licensed comic book game ever. 0

I will admit right here at the start that I am what you might call an almost complete comic book novice. I’ve watched the occasionally film adaptation or two, and know some of the general details of certain more famous characters, but when it comes to telling the difference between the Marvel or DC universes, or remembering certain obscure events, places or people, I usually haven’t the foggiest. Not to mention, I haven’t really read a comic cover to cover in my life, since I’m usually so engro...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

By far the most exciting and well made Super Hero game to date. 0

Batman Arkham Asylum is a surprisingly great game.  In the past, the standards for a game based off of a super hero have been relatively low.  That’s why I was extremely skeptical about the amount of hype this game was getting pre-launch, but once I started playing it I immediately saw why everyone was so excited.  Not only is the game technically sound, but it also feels like a true Batman experience and not just a grab at the success of the Dark Knight movie.   In other words, the guys that m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Batman: AA, I should have played it sooner! 0

 I am very skeptical about superhero games. Most turn out to be bland, boring, and just flat bad. But Batman: Arkham Asylum delivers on all promises made by the company, critic reviewers, and user reviewers. This game is just fun. The story is entirely believable and the amount of immersion is palpable. You really feel like Batman. Let me start out with the little things that make this game so much fun. 1) Batman's costume and face actually degrade over time. I am not sure if this is ba...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Sun is Shining After a Dark Tomorrow 0

Batman Dark Tomorrow, takes it‘s place as one of the worst video games I have ever played; and I don’t even mean common era I‘m talking about years of video game history dating all the way back to the Atari. So I hope you understand my apprehension of picking up a Batman game developed by “Rocksteady” a development crew that I myself have never heard off. In truth the only reason why I picked up the game was the trio of Paul Dini, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, three instrumental cog’s in the ex...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More like "really above average action game"-man! 0

Batman: Arham Asylum is not the greatest single player experience I have had this generation.   Now that that's out of the way, I will let you know that Batman: AA is an excellent action adventure game,  and that is more than enough reason for anyone who is a fan of the genre, Batman fan or not, to try out the game without regret.   While games based upon superheroes don't have a tendency to work out all that well, Batman:AA manages to keep the game exciting and enjoyable through the games short...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Arkham Asylum finally has Batman playing all the right cards. 0

Situation:I bought the game of the year edition new but on sale at Gamestop for $20 for the PS3. I have been wanting to play the game but it sat in my backlog for quite some time. I finally got round to playing the game out of boredom and as soon as I put the game into the system I got sucked in. Which was exactly what I was hoping to do. I played through the game on Easy, collected all the riddler’s trophies and played through the challenges. I’m currently playing through the game again on hard...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Peanut Gallery Reviews 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' 0

 The word “Atmosphere” gets thrown around a lot nowadays in this merry little creative realm known as video games. Having “good atmosphere” is usually used to describe games that are not so good in the actual gaming department – ::cough:: Assassin’s Creed and Bioshock ::cough:: – in a half hearted attempt by critics to describe the big chubbies they get staring at dynamic graphics, thereby proving my theory that anyone can be distracted by waving a shiny object in their face.   Batman: Ark...

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A big round of appluase for Rocksteady 0

Lets be honest, there hasn't been a good Batman game since...well, since never. This is the first good Batman game, in fact its not good, it's great!The game begins with Batman driving towards Arkham Asylum with Joker in hand, an easy catch, one would say a little too easy. From there we see the Joker escaping the clutches of the prison guards and raising hell from within the Aylum.It's up to you, Batman to save the day and restore order once again.From the get go you can see that a lot of love ...

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Takes a Minute To Get There, But Worth the Trip 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum is based on the DC Comics (recently DC Entertainment) character who has become a cultural touchstone since the brilliant one-two punch of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" and this game, while taking a little while to rev up, fairly accurately simulates what it must be like to be The Batman.You take control of the titular character as he's bringing his archnemesis the Joker to the sinister Arkham Asylum. Naturally something goes wrong within the first ten minutes of Jok...

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