Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition)

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One of the All Time Greatest Games

on 7/2/2011

I didn't start this game as a Batman fan. I have played videogames since Combat and Missle Command for the Atari 2600. I enjoy all the classics, and this is going to be one of them. The gameplay is smooth, the storyline is compelling, the graphics are top notch and the overall experience is simply awesome. I have been playing this consistently for several months now, and just haven't gotten tired of it. Read More

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on 8/5/2011

This game is one of the best games ever! By the way, this version is the Greatest Hits Version. Read More

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Product Overview

Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum - Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum.

Specifications

Manufacturer WHV Games
Mfg Part# 50108
SKU 214870212
UPC 788687501088
UPC 14 00788687501088
Format PlayStation 3
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review It's not often that I'm conflicted about a game. Don't get me wrong, review scores are in the eye of the beholder so I'm sure there are plenty of times that you've read something I have written and not agreed with me. I mean that it's rare for me to play a game during a demo and not have a solid idea of what the final product is going to be. I played bits of Batman: Arkham Asylum a few times before I finally got a copy to review, and I always found myself coming away with mixed feelings. I enjoyed the combat and attacking from the shadows, but the pacing seemed off and Batman's movements seemed stiff. Could Rocksteady really pull everything together to deliver on one of DC Comics' biggest franchises?...After having beaten the game, I can tell you the answer is most certainly "Yes."...This system is great. I felt empowered as I knocked these creeps down, grabbed their bats and slammed them back into the attackers. I'm sure it sounds like the process could get repetitive, but the crooks start using tasers and knives eventually, and that leads to you having to fight them in a different way and avoid simply spamming your mouse; you need to get behind the taser-packing guys to strike and daze the knife dudes before socking them in the jaw...As you ping-pong off people with your savage attacks, a combo meter tallies your strikes on the left side of the screen. As long as each of your attacks is landing (Don't mash the buttons; pick your shots.) and you're not getting hit (Reverse, Master Bruce!), the combo count keeps climbing. I'm sure it sounds simple, but you'd be surprised how good you have to be to link together massive combos. If you can get the count up to eight (five with an upgrade), you can do special moves once you've unlocked them, and I can tell you that I don't do special moves all that often...Batman: Arkham Asylum is the greatest comic book videogame of all time. This is an adult Dark Knight story that is well-told, packs some truly fun gameplay elements, has topnotch voice talent, and feel like it's part of Batman canon. If I have to nitpick, I wish the cutscenes looked better as they can distract from the tale and that the AI was a bit more responsive, but those are tiny flaws that shouldn't distract from the big picture...Rocksteady nailed what Batman is supposed to feel like. Fans, rejoice.
Reviewer Greg Miller
ReviewRating 9
Features
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.
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.
Experience What it's Like to be Batman using Batarangs, explosive gel aerosol, The Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher.
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.
Face Off Against Gotham's Greatest Villains including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Victor Zsasz and Killer Croc.
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.
Unlock More Secrets by Completing Hidden Challenges in the world and develop and customize equipment by earning experience points.
Utilize 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.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturer Part Number 1000150450
Manufacturer Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc
Product Name Batman: Arkham Asylum
Package Type Retail
Brand Name WB
Platform Supported PlayStation 3
Features Utilize 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 customize equipment by earning experience points. Move through the environment with the use of Batman's grapnel gun to get to out-of-reach places, and jump from any height to glide in any direction.
Software Name Batman: Arkham Asylum
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Release Date 2009-08-23
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 1000150450
Manufacturer Website Address www.warnerbros.com
Manufacturer Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc
Product Name Batman: Arkham Asylum
Brand Name WB
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Platform Support PlayStation 3
Features Utilize 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 customize equipment by earning experience points. Move through the environment with the use of Batman's grapnel gun to get to out-of-reach places, and jump from any height to glide in any direction.
Package Type Retail
Software Name Batman: Arkham Asylum
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
PEGI Rating Not Applicable
Rating Descriptor Alcohol Reference / Tobacco Reference / Blood / Mild Language / Suggestive Themes / Violence
Single Player Support Yes
Release Date 2009 August
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Game Genre Action / Adventure
Quotes
Edwin Millheim, ImpulseGamer.com Batman: Arkham Asylum is the ultimate Batman experience, hands down.
Ryan Scott, GameSpy.com If you're a Batman fan, this is the best treatment the World's Greatest Detective has ever received in videogame form...
Phil Soletsky, GameOverOnline.com [Batman: Arkham Asylum] is very nearly the perfect game. This game is as close to 100% as I've ever seen.

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