Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 9927337
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010
  • 4.7 (91)
ESRB Rating: Teen
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5
amazing5 Posted by: from: on i love this game so much. ive beaten it so many times. im such a huge fan of the Arkham series.

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5
Must Have5 Posted by: from: on This is an excellent game. It is a must have for any DC fan.

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5
It's good and it's Batman need I say more?5 Posted by: from: on When Batman Arkham Asylum was released and I purchased it years back it was a surprise a truly good super hero game. Now there have been some I've enjoyed over the years like The Death and Return of Superman on the Super Nintendo or The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, etc beat em up games from the arcades and consoles. This was a rarity all the same. It was clear Rocksteady worked hard to make this game with it's well done fighting system that just keeps feeling better with each subsequent game in the series though it maybe becoming more accustomed to it. This one will always hold a special place. If you like Batman at all give any of the three a shot though I do suggest playing them in order they do not disappoint. I realize it isn't likely to have the impact it did back than since they've had time and two more opportunities to improve but give it a shot.

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3
Entertaining Game3 Posted by: from: on I am sure this was a great game when it was released. The fighting sequences are dated but still a good game.

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5
Batman // what else is there to say5 Posted by: from: on finally a superhero game worth getting ... the first of the series and a great start // stealth, action and a pretty good story to go with it ... can't go wrong and if you are a fan of Batman like I am ... definitely get this game

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5
Amazing game!5 Posted by: from: on I bought this on special from Best Buy, and enjoyed it for many many hours. I recommend this game to every PS3 owner!

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5
Great game for a great price5 Posted by: from: on This is a must buy Batman video game for anyone who loves Batman and is a fan of Beat Em up games. It is also a great price!

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The First Batman Video Game That Gets It Right!!!5 Posted by: from: on Batman: Arkham Asylum was a gaming masterpiece. There are probably not a whole lot of people out there that would argue that fact. However, there are probably a great deal of people out there wondering if they should get this if they already bought AA. Simply put.......no. In a nutshell, the plot is simply "Joker takes over Arkham Asylum and releases all sorts of baddies. Batman tries to stop him." The game hasn't changed much since it first came out and if you enjoyed AA almost a year ago, you can expect the exact same game this time around. Nothing has really been revamped, altered, or changed up. However, the biggest surprise for me was how well done the 3-D is. While the glasses are little more than cardboard blue and reds from the past, somehow Darkworks/TrioViz managed to avoid the tinting that those glasses used to give. It's still there a little bit, but at least the image isn't in blues, reds, and purples the whole time. You can actually notice various shades. Once your eyes relax, the image is clean and clear with very little in the realm of headaches or eyestrain. However, it doesn't hurt to pause or stop every once in a while, take off the glasses, and give your eyes a rest. Instead of being "popping" 3-D, it is more of a "passive" 3-D effect. To clarify: In so many 3-D experiences the image comes out at you as if it might hit you, this 3-D effect is more like the TV is simply a window and the depth starts from the screen's edge. Don't expect to try and dodge cheesy "in your face" moments. There is depth, but it far more subtle. For the gamers out there who wear glasses, fear not. The 3-D specs still fit over glasses, although I am sure it looks about as cool paisley polyester tracksuits. The passive 3-D has one big perk though, your friends can watch you play without the glasses and the 3-D "double exposure" look is minimal to non-existant. However, for all its style, it still feels gimmicky. Sure, it's cool, but I probably won't be playing through more than once with it turned on. The extra challenge maps are nice, but since anyone can download them for an extra 7 bucks... Well, it doesn't really justify the price for older owners. For those unfamiliar, the extra maps are "Dem Bones" (Scarecrow Challenge maps) and "Crime Alley" (um....do I really need to explain that one?). The "Play as the Joker" maps are there as well. Pretty much everything you could have added over the last few months is there on one disk.

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5
Excellent5 Posted by: from: CTP Michigan on This game doesn't disappoint. Recommend this game to anyone..

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Great Game5 Posted by: from: on You can never go wrong with the batman games they are hours of fun

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    Product Details

    • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
    • Publisher: WB Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 3
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 05/11/2010
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    Synopsis

    When Gotham's Caped Crusader clears the city's streets of the criminal collateral, the gritty Arkham Asylum grows a little more crowded. Here in Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, dangerous figures from Batman's past reside, biding their time. And when Batman becomes trapped inside the walls of Arkham, the Joker and a host of other notorious villains aren't about to let him escape without a fight for his life.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum takes you inside the sinister confines of Arkham and gives you free rein to explore the infamous island for the first time. Assume the role of Batman, relying on your wits, strength and arsenal of gadgets to foil a demented scheme cooked up by the Joker. Cling to the shadows, employing the utmost stealth to help you hunt down Gotham's most notorious villains without being seen. The Game of the Year Edition features four extra challenge maps not included with the original release. An innovative new technology lets you explore the feared hospital and fight Gotham's greatest villains in 3D. Face off against an array of enemies, including Harley Quinn, Victor Zsasz and Killer Croc, and do your best to unlock the secrets that shadow Arkham — before you become the next victim.

    Product Features

    Game of the Year Edition

    features a play-in-3D option that is compatible with all standard and high-definition TVs and four extra challenge maps on the game disc

    Original storyline created by five-time Emmy Award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series

    Utilize Batman's incredible arsenal of tools, including Batarangs, explosive gel aerosol, the Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher

    Compile unlimited combos via the unique FreeFlow combat system to battle with enormous groups of the Joker's vicious henchmen in violent melee brawls

    Take down some of Gotham's most legendary criminals using a variety of methods, including swooping from the sky and smashing through walls

    Rely on fear takedowns and a unique vantage point system to hunt your enemies and move without being seen

    Employ Batman's grapple to move freely through your environment by jumping from any height or gliding in any direction

    Get a closer look at the action by using the predator camera

    Solve intricate puzzles through use of cutting-edge forensic tools, such as x-ray scanning, fingerprint scans, Amido Black spray and a pheromone tracker

    Explore a gritty, realistic world and complete hidden challenges to unlock even more dangerous secrets

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