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Batman: Arkham Asylum Review 0

Licensed games are a sorry lot, generally speaking. Maybe it’s because they are often rushed out the door to meet a release date to coincide with a movie. Perhaps it’s due to the second- or third-rate studios that churn them out. Whatever the reason, they show a history of suckage that dates back to E.T. on the Atari 2600 and continues today with titles like Avatar. Every once in a long while, though, a real gem squeaks through this gauntlet of trash and surprises everyone with its quality.Golde...

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Great game with one glaring flaw 0

Batman Akrham Asylum is a amazing game.  However, there is one glaring flaw in the game that removes an entire star from this review.  The Bosses.  Out of the many reviews I read it seems as though this problem is hardly ever commented on.  The boss fights are just a bit to similar besides Poison Ivy, every fight seems exactly the same.  The very first boss fight is a fight with a titan-formula injected guy.  The second boss fight is with Bane.  Who is basically the same as the first guy only no...

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More than just a Batman Game 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the games I have been the most excited for this year. On Tuesday morning I picked up my copy at Gamestop and I kept playing until sunrise. I was completely blown away with the amazing attention to detail with the Batman lore as well as the gameplay itself. Its the first Batman game where I actually felt like the worlds greatest detective.  Arkham Asylum is about the Dark Knight taking the Joker into custody and transporting him into Gothams Arkham Asylum. During t...

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Batman :AA Review 0

Well this is the first written review. So hey if you wanna be harsh about it, know what your judging.  I will first start with do i think you should buy this game no i don't think it has enough replay value. Second do i think this is a good game yes, i think this game falls under a good game worth playing and renting.    Why i think this, well first the way the games handles story is about what you would expect if you played the demo it's a lot of the style which has some cut seen style, others ...

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Top-notch Action Adventure 0

Batman Arkham Asylum is a 4 star game, but earns 5 stars for the comic book video game inspired world. It surprisingly has a lot of depth and story for a genre that normally does not and sets the bar high for future titles.   The graphics are amazing and the art style is true to the source material. Controls are at times clunky, but it's nothing you can't look past to really enjoy this gem of a game. Voice acting is superb, combat system is great, and the game is fairly lengthy (10+ hours). If y...

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Arkham asylum: A serious game for a serious hero 0

 Batman: Arkham Asylum is a paradigm of focused design that is as remarkable for what it leaves out as for the wealth of gameplay included. Consistently good gameplay mechanics, that all revolve around making the player understand what it is to be Batman, joined with exceptional artistic direction produce a game that while limited in scope, is compelling for its entire length.  A typical approach to a batman game produces a nondescript product with a compulsory driving section so that we include...

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When a license makes a game even better. 0

When playing through Batman: Arkham Asylum, there were moments when I couldn’t believe this game was this polished and this intelligently designed. Rocksteady Studios had only one other game under their belt prior to Arkham Asylum, which didn’t make huge waves critically, but three years after their first release, they’ve come out with what is easily one of the best games of the year. It’s not one of the best games of the year just because of how polished and lovingly crafted it is, it’s one of ...

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Bow Down to the Dark Knight Once Again... 0

 Note: The PS3 version's exclusive downloadable content of the Joker challenge maps will be also mentioned in this review. Plus, the videos may contain possible spoilers, so watch at your own risk.The gaming industry gods have not been so kind to the Batman ever since the NES days. Sure, there might be some Batman games that are somewhat decent, but the majority of them are pretty bad. Even with last year's amazing success that is the Dark Knight movie, it seems like things are going right for t...

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Batman is pure fun from start to finish. 0

 Batman Arkham Asylum is one of the few licensed super hero games that does justice to the hero it is representing. What makes it great? For starters, the game has a great story that fits perfectly with the batman world. Secondly, it has the great atmospheric music and voice talent from the Batman cartoon series (this means recognizable voices for the characters in the game and good delivery of script lines). Lastly, combat mechanic and implementation of all things batman (gadgets at your dispos...

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Batman Arkham Asylum review 0

  Batman Arkham asylum is a real tribute to the Batman legacy, the game focuses on a more serious grittier Batman in keeping with the new movies, however the games able to carve its own identity with a confident take no crap Batman who's about as much of a psychopath as the villains he's chasing.To Put it simply you wont find Batman dancing in this game.   Arkham asylum starts of with Batman escorting a captured Joker to Arkham asylum where it becomes clear that its all just part the of the joke...

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Perfection until it finished 0

Batman is a great game with a horribly out of character ending. The game starts with a good run through of part of the asylum to give the mood. And man does it do a good job. This game is dark and it lets you know it. I love the setting and tone that the game sets, and its pacing is consistent all the way through. After the initial opening scenes of the game, you go outside and all preconceptions of this game are shattered. The game opens up, and although you have a specific direction you have t...

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Batman: Arkham Asylum 0

 I normally steer clear of licensed video games because of their general crappiness, but there are three reasons why I gave Arkham Asylum a shot. 1) The demo was pretty promising. 2) It had near universal acclaim from critics and friends alike. 3) It's not a rushed product meant to cash in on some movie or something, but a game made as part of the excellent animated series' universe, even written by Paul Dini and starring the voices of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and the Joker, respe...

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Great game all the way through 0

I played through this game twice and each time i had a blst doing so. It kept calling me back and i eventually played so much that i managed to scrounge up all 1000 points in this game. The characters were astounding especially Mark Hammil as the joker. The combat was addicting, even if your just mashing on the x button, somehow it just seems like more. Everything about this game is so well polished fun that even after getting all the points  i still have the itch to play more. I just wish they ...

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Batman: Arkham Asylum, a little late 0

  Batman Arkham Asylum  is a video game released late in August of last year for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Although I had bought the game maybe a month after it’s initial release, I hadn’t completed the game until quite recently, and I’m a little dissapointed in myself for not doing it earlier.     My first introduction to the version I consider to be The  Batman  was the   animated series  of the mid nineties.   Bruce Timm‘s art style and   Paul Dini‘s story’s rea...

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Best Comic Book Game 0

When I first heard of Batman: Arkham Asylum, My expectations were very low, Mostly because of the first and only Batman game I play, Batman Forever, God I hated that game. So, I said to myself, Yeah that's cool, a new Batman game and the got some of the old voice actors form Batman: the animated series, I may check it out. But after play the Demo, I was so off, It was fun. Now that I finished it, I can say that Batman: Arkham Asylum is The Dark Knight of the Batman games. It's an outstanding gam...

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This Game is No Joke(r) 0

Batman Arkham Asylum has so many great elements from the best video-games and puts them into a form that is perfectly suited for Batman game. Best.Batman Game. Ever. The game begins with Batman driving to Arkham Asylum with the Joker in his custody, and once he arrives to check him in, he realizes the Joker wanted to be caught and then the Clown Prince of Crime begins his plan to take over the Asylum. From the start, it is Batman's goal to stop the Joker and the rest of the super villain inma...

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Batman is Finally Given the Game he Deserves 0

 Batman's history in gaming is, to be gentle, mixed. Like all DC Comics properties, his games have tended to suck. Not as bad as Superman (and, suffice to say, not nearly as bad as Aquaman), Batman's games have usually had little to do with the character himself and have just been tedious side scrollers with nothing really special about them.Rocksteady has taken its shot at this character whose games have tended to underwhelm (see Batman Begins on XBox/PS2). And they absolutely nailed it ...

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...a batty bleh 0

Played Through in Fall 2009. So…you play as this guy…who… really knows his way around a gym. And when he’s not practicing one-liner gruffs in a mirror, he’s out stopping bad guys from doing bad things. But tonight doesn’t go as planned as one of those bad guys, with a smile, gets loose on an Island made for some….REALLY bad guys, which leads to…. even MORE bad things…. It’s Batman vs Joker. Like Mario vs Bowser, Ali vs Fraiser, or Kimbo Slice vs Dakota Fanning, it’s a timeless match-up that we...

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Gameplay In Accord With Gotham 0

The Dark Knight tosses The Joker (enthusiastically voiced by Mark Hamill) into Arkham Asylum and inadvertently sets in motion a diabolical scheme to free The Joker’s locked-up cronies and fellow Batman arch nemeses. Thus begins Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as the player’s quest to track down The Joker and stop his predictably devious plot. Missions are doled out in a liner fashion and take place in one of Arkham Island’s large buildings, with the island’s exterior serving as an impressively la...

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Batman sneaks his way into GOTY contention 0

  Batman: Arkham Asylum kicks off the pre-winter releases with the weight of expectation bearing down on it like the Dark Knight himself. Promising since its announcement it’s pleasing to discover the game lives up to the hype surrounding it. Despite its minor niggles and loss of imagination in the final acts, the game is a resounding success and much more than the sum of its parts. The premise is simple and inspiring at the same time. Having apprehended the Joker after an attack on City Hall, ...

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The Dark Knight Returns 0

     Batman is back in this highly anticipated game and also making his debut in the new systems. Does this Dark knight have what it takes to become game of the year.              Positive: Amazing CombatChallenging riddles and puzzlesOutstanding VisualsFantastic voice actingphenomenal storylineGreat gameplayCool gadgetsGood upgradesEnvironment changes as player progresses through gameBoss fights A lot of fun content and challengesOpen World Free roam            Negative: There are none         ...

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Eidos and Rocksteady deliver the authentic Dark Knight experience 0

  Despite it being the sole, innate desire of the male species upon our eve of birth, none of us will never actually become Batman.   Most of us lack either the means to possess a subterranean abode littered with hi-tech equipment, or the motivation to hone such perfected skills in martial arts and gadgetry.   Neither of these setbacks in this unpractical ambition suppress the desire however, and so we are collectively drawn to rapidly flowing images of Michael Keaton and Christian Bale galli...

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Batman: Arkham Asylum: Finally, A Game That Does A Comic Justice 0

Playstation 3 cover   Batman – The Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne…he has many names, but no good video games. Sure, games have been created in the vain attempt to capitalize off of a movie or during a comic book resurgence period, but rarely did these games ever amount to anything more than a filler Christmas game that a loved one can get for the gamer in their life. With the recent release of “Batman: Arkham Asylum”, Rocksteady went out on a limb to create something we have rarel...

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Analysing Arkham 0

"The best game I've played all year" - Really? I played Arkham Asylum with, yes, i admit it, a bias. Previously I have disliked most superhero games with a passion. Superman Returns left me with a feeling of emptiness that, in all honestly, i've only felt once before. So yeah, my first play of Arkham Asylum was slightly prejudiced, I was expecting it to be another appalling way for Marvel to suck a few dollars out of an overblown franchise. And do you know what? - I was wrong. My previous quarre...

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one of the best superhero games of all time 0

This game was crucial for me.  It was either this, or save my money for Halo 3: ODST.  I sure am glad I chose this.  After playing this game three times through, I can honestly say that it still feels new everytime i play it.  The controls help the game alot by not confusing you with wierd-ass combos where you have to hit a gajillion buttons.  The gameplay to go with those controls keeps it so smooth through combat and other scenes of the sort.  Picking this game to run on the Unreal 3 engine wa...

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Maybe the best Batman game ever made. 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum is terrifically paced action adventure with tight controls, great visuals and memorable voice acting. Everyone who considers himself a gamer should absolutely play it. LUNATICS ARE LOOSE Game takes place in the course of a one night. Batman is delivering the Joker to Arkham island but of course he escapes and takes entire island as a hostage. Now it’s up to Batman to find out what’s going on and try to stop joker. Story is paced in a way that you never feel bored in ...

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This game is great. 0

i had high hopes for this game before I picked it up. When I actually played it, Arkham Asylum surpassed my expectations in the graphics, gameplay, and the natural feel of the controls. I don't want to spoil this game by telling you too much about it. The riddles are very fun to solve so I like that there are 240 of them. From the opening scene this game is beautiful, fun, challenging but not too hard, and very smooth. Load time is next to nothing and the story is seamless. I recommend buying th...

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You're Batman 0

  Batman Arkham Asylum is a welcome entry into the long maligned genre of licensed games. It is the first serious (and successful) attempt in enabling players to experience every aspect of being Batman; the gadgetry, the detective work, the terrorizing of thugs, and the moral struggles. The game starts with a very familiar premise: capturing the Joker and leaving him at the mercy of Arkham Asylum. The smugness he exhibits even while being stretchered away into his high security cell...

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And Then There's Batman: 0

Over the years I've become jaded.  With each passing movie turned into quick cash in on a superhero video game I've grown to dislike the genre and the subject matter.  Barring a few gems here and there, superhero games as a whole have failed to impress me in any meaningful way, generally resorting to played out beat-em-up mechanics with a fresh skin of your favorite superhero of the quarter.  And then, there's Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Batman: Arkham Asylum pits you (predictably as Batman) against...

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Play. This. Game. 0

Joker the clown prince of crime is once again on the loose, but was quickly stopped by Batman and escorted back to the Arkham Asylum; where the most dangerous criminals and lunatics are kept. This is where all hell break loose as Joker has long been planning for this... and so, the 'party' begins.The game starts by pitting you (batman) against thugs to get you acquainted with the combat system. It's a very simple yet fun concept. Left mouse click for attack and the right mouse click for counter....

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Just The Right Formula For "What The Hell?" 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum begins with Batman driving a beaten and defeated Joker to Arkham Asylum (yep, you guessed it) after a suspiciously easy defeat back in Gotham City. Batman, accompanies Commissioner Gordon and a number of other guards into the asylum until the escort goes awry and The Joker escapes with the help of Harley Quinn. The island is put under lock down as Batman attempts to figure out one very important question: The Joker isn't trying to escape, but why?   Of course, you can't tal...

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Batman as you'd want him. 0

  8.9/10 The controls are sharp, the visuals crisp, and the voice work top notch. In essence this game should appeal to anyone who loves their gritty action games. Even Batman fanboys won’t be left out in the cold, as the world of Arkham Asylum is populated villains, heroes, and gadgets that will be instantly recognisable to faithful fans of the cartoon and comic iterations, although many have received an artfully tasteful facelift.   The gameplay itself feels very reminiscent of previous Riddi...

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Holy Great Game Batman! 0

 I was as sceptical as the next person when i played the demo, found my self wondering how they could possibly keep the pace and quality up at such a high standard for a full game. Well im happy to report that the game does just that and a whole lot more.The graphics for starters are amazing, with the exception of Bat's cape (tends to get in your way when trying to take down enemies) everything looks first rate. Batman is well animated as he strolls around Arkham and when you take part in battle...

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Not just a good comic book game, but a damn good game 0

Batman Arkham Asylum isn't just a good comic book game.  Its just a good game period.  Rocksteady really took the time and effort to make a quality game and after playing through the game i can say this is one of the top games of 2009.  First off, the story is great.  When they took the time to flesh out a story of one of comic' book favorite villian its hard to have a bad story.  While the main is engaging enough to keep you playing what makes this game ten times better than other comic book ga...

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Completely badass, incredibly dark and immersive. 0

 Let's get this out of the way; Batman is a complete badass. Sure, you comic book fans are now about to send me an angry message saying how Batman is full of morals, so therefore, he is the complete opposite of badass. But dudes, picture this: At the start of the game, a room is filled with noxious gas thanks to the Joker's sadistic work. Two people are hanging off ledges at the top of the room, where the gas is lingering at the bottom. He runs up to the first guy, who is a security guard, and ...

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Bat-Sh*t Crazy! 0

I'm still in awe of the fact that it took game developers this long to finally come up with the perfect way to represent the Dark Knight in video game form, but damn it, if it wasn't the worth the wait! This is like the kind of stuff that Paul Dini would probably see if he took a whole bunch of anti-depressants and soaked in a hot tub for a few hours. And those mind-jacking Scarecrow scenes are just priceless....

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Undoubtedly one of the best games of 2009! 0

 Superhero Batman doesn’t need an intro. A very rich businessman who has made himself into something extraordinary, using his intelligence, detective skills and with the help of some exceptional gadgets. But, Batman isn't a man with supernatural strength. He can't fire lasers from his eyes and he doesn't have the ability to fly or shoot spider webs from his hand. He's a man of flesh and blood, who uses his smarts to find clues at crime scenes, uses gadgets to analyze the environment in ways norm...

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The World's Greatest Detective Returns Yet Again!! 0

Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC is a true masterpiece of gaming. Again and again it has dazzled me with its ability to standout among all of the other gritty current titles that have come out since the release of the now-current gen systems (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360). I have not found anything outstandingly wrong with the game since I started playing it about a week ago.  In Batman: Arkham Asylum, you play as Batman, superhero, detective, and generally all around badass as you make...

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Just play it already. 0

This game is damn near perfect.  The combat is fun, the story is compelling, the voice acting is amongst the best of all time, the graphics are top-notch, yadda, yadda, yadda.  All of this you could read in other reviews, and likely have.  Here are the two reasons I gave it 4.5 stars instead of 5:  1). Combat:  It's fun (as I said), but I couldn't figure out the proper button timing to get a high multiplier score.  This is probably because I'm inept at such things.  I would think that if I worke...

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Batman: Arkham Asylum - Facebook Status Update Review 0

 "Batman: Arkham Asylum" (2009, Rocksteady Studios) - Surprisingly engaging from start to finish. The titular asylum feels painstakingly crafted and is a pleasure to explore. Although the breadth of combat scenarios impress, large-scale brawls often boil down to button mashing. Combined with a few uninspired bos s fights and one too many Scarecrow encounters, Arkham Asylum falls just short of greatness.    ...

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Arkham does for gaming what Batman Begins did for Movies 0

It's rare that a vidoe game does so many things right, especially a comic book based video game.  Superb graphics, with a wonderfull comic book aesthetic and moody color pallet.  Top notch voice acting to support a fun story.  And controls that are  flowing and graceful...   Go buy this game!...

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Review - The definitive Batman game 0

A superhero licence hasn’t exactly been a seal of quality in recent years, so it was a wonderful surprise to find that Batman: Arkham Asylum is an absolute gem of a game. Every moment of the game radiates with love and respect for the source material. Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy and Arleen Sorkin reprise their pitch-perfect voice roles from the revered animated show, while veteran bat-scribe Paul Dini crafts an epic and enthralling adventure. With so many of Batman’s rogues gallery of villains m...

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