Help me determine if my copy of Batman Arkham Asylum is fake

#1 Posted by GlutenBob (143 posts) -

so I ordered a copy of Arkham Asylum and it came with a cover that looks legit and a disc that looks legit too. The case doesn't look like a typical video game case and is very flimsy. So I thought maybe the earlier case broke, but then I go online to see images of the disc and all the discs online have the Games For Windows Live statement and logo on them. Mine DOES NOT.

So im beginning to think that maybe mine is a bootleg copy. The cover does have the games for windows live header on the top. It is also a EU version of the game.

Can anyone let me know if they have a disc of this game without the GFWL statement and symbol? Thanks

#2 Edited by katanalauncher (215 posts) -

If it registers on GFWL it's real, simple as that.

Doesn't matter what the case look like.

#3 Posted by GlutenBob (143 posts) -

the thing is, i already have the game installed on steam from a previous sale and bought the disc version cos i like to own physical copies of games.

Is there any other way to check other than uninstalling that version and installing this one?

#4 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1105 posts) -

Can you post a pic of the Disc and Box? It will help.

#5 Posted by GlutenBob (143 posts) -
#6 Posted by ShaggE (6828 posts) -

When you start it up, does it say "Batguy: Arkman Aslalom"? And is it a 2D sidescroller? Subtle clues like this are usually how you can tell.

#7 Edited by Seastalk (123 posts) -

@katanalauncher said:

If it registers on GFWL it's real, simple as that.

Doesn't matter what the case look like.

Exactly what katana said.

It is entirely possible, however, that if you purchased this second hand that the product key has already been activated with Games for Windows Live...

Personally when I purchase my games (second hand) for my collection I make sure that they're in the original box, with all manuals and that the disc is not scratched...

#8 Posted by Berserk007 (219 posts) -

It looks legit but it is probably AU version or something similar. the 16 and up is the hint I would work off of.

#9 Posted by Seastalk (123 posts) -

It's not an Australian version Berserk... at least the dust cover is not. The cover is from the Europe. Australian rating stickers are a rectangular object with the corners rounded and they come in different colours depending on the rating...

#10 Posted by Zleunamme (717 posts) -

If the cd is written with a sharpie or you bought it from a seller that operates in China.

#11 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

Doesn't Arkham Asylum have a tutorial that can't be completed if it's pirated?

#12 Posted by Vextroid (1445 posts) -

It's legit. I have the same looking case, disc and the code registered fine on GFWL. It's an EU copy. I bought from EB Games Australia strangley enough. Why they would have EU imports? I have no idea.

#13 Posted by GlutenBob (143 posts) -

Thanks for the confirmation Vextroid.

Thanks everyone for helping me out. I can rest easy now.

#14 Edited by jonano (366 posts) -

Well it's the best looking bootleg I've ever seen.Hey there is a easy way to check ,

does the graphic on the top of the disc peel off if it is textured or really thin it's not fake ,

can you see a hologram thing or barcode in of the centre on the bottom of the disc if you can see these it's not fake .

and if the bottom of the disc a weird colour it's fake .

I hope this helps man .

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