Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 9927328
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010
ESRB Rating: Teen
Alcohol and tobacco reference, Blood, Mild language, Suggestive themes, Violence
$19.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (82 out of 84)

Product Details


  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 05/11/2010

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.

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



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only game good enough 2 play again!

    Posted
    lewejl

    I remember when Arkham Asylum was coming out. I was excited as everyone else, but not sure just how good it was going to be. I thought it was just going to be another flop in the super hero genre. Well, I must have not been all there up stairs cause it was awesome. Excitement:5, Challenge:5 (if you play on Hard first like I did), Graphics:5 (probably the best looking third person game i've seen in a while) Length:5 (about 15+ hours, and that's not including the challenges and finishing up finding all the riddles and trophies.) I caught onto this one quick from playing the previous one. I jumped into Hard mode like I did the first time, only this time a bit easier due to playing it before. I'm not your average game player who loves first person shooters, I prefer third person and i'm not the best at playing games on Hard, but there's something about this game and the freeflow combat system that makes you an elite gamer when playing on Hard, no matter your skill level. I started off the first one a button masher, and that will get you into trouble. Once I relaxed and hit one button at a time, like strike, or counter, etc. This game started to get pretty easy on Hard most of the time. After a some armor upgrades and playing some of the challenges, i've realized this is the best combat system in any third person action game i've ever played. So addicting, I found myself wanting more. Like most games on Hard, I'd want to run or not fight. This game changed that. If you played the first and know what i'm talking about, then get it if you want to enjoy it again, or get another 1000gs. If you've never played this game and have thought about picking it up, then do so. 50$ is a steal for this game with all the maps that I had to get extra with the first one. It also has the option of playing it in 3D, and you can turn that off anytime during the game if you get tired of wearing the glasses. But the game still looks amazing with or without them. So please, do yourself a favor and pick this up. Lay explosive gel, throw remote controlled batarangs, grapple enemies over a ledge, or sneak up behind em' for the quiet kill. Your choice. Batman AA GOTYE puts the tools in your hands as you progress through this amazing game. Can't wait for AA 2 due out early 2011.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games ever, hands down.

    Posted
    xleanxxx
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've been a gamer for a long time now, although not a die-hard core gamer that has to have everything. I just recently bought an XBox 360 after lots of research. And the reason I bought it was because of this game. I was at the store looking for some PS2 games and saw this advertised with trailers. I was blown away by the look of it. So now I have the GOTY edition, and it is incredible. I've only played it through once, on the easy level, but it was tremendously fun and brought Batman to a new light for me. I've been a comic book and superhero fan for as long as I've been a gamer, but I've never been a big Batfan. This changes that however. You can fight it out, throw batarangs, use grapples, talk to Oracle, climb up on roofs, into ceilings and ventilation systems, and stalk the bad guys. You can even do the ultra cool crash through the ceiling onto the unsuspecting bad guys! Adding Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to the voice casting was just the icing on the cake for me. Hands down, the best video game I've ever played, on any system. You become Batman, and do all of the cool stuff he is known for. Oh, and no Robin!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great game at a great price

    Posted
    william09
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    this is the first batman game released that actually has been able to make you really feel as if you are playing as batman. the story line is great along with the enemy encounters. the game does a great job at granting the players proper controlls and fullfilling the caped crusaders moves and abilities. there are plenty of gadgets including batarangs, zip line, grappling hooks and a device to hack/diable door control consoles so you can access certain areas. there are also alot of items to unlock, mostly including character stautes to look at, along with information regarding characters. ovrall the feel and look of the game is great, although in the end the game feels short and i was disappointed it was over and all the enemies were defeated, however once you beat the game you are free to explore the area and finish the riddler challanges. overall teh game is great, and if you have been looking for a successfull attempt at a game putting you in control of batman this is the game you have been looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Batman story/gameplay, lots of fun!

    Posted
    CamBor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was late to the Batman games (just giving in last month) and I am glad I tried them because now I'm hooked. I am not really a comic book reader and I probably have about as much Batman lore knowledge as anyone who's watched the movies. I learned a lot about the villains in this series as the games give you that info, and it's just fun fighting as Batman! I had a great time with both "Batman: Arkham Asylum" & "Batman: Arkham City" and I really hope there's a third on the way. Good fights, clever puzzles, great voice acting (Mark Hamill really steals the spotlight as The Joker), the graphics and sound are top notch, and while the initial game looks like it will be small (due to it being confined at an asylum) there are outdoor areas and several buildings to explore. I highly recommend giving these games a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I had SO MUCH fun playing this game

    Posted
    gamernate
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I absolutely loved this game. I was a little late to this console generation, so I was catching up with some games a couple years back. I remember playing this game through the first time and how amazed I was. I don't remember having this much fun with a video game in a LONG time. The story is good. I imagine it's hard to write new material for Batman, but the developers did a good job here. But where this game shines is in the gameplay. Whether you're gliding over the courtyard, hanging from gargoyles stringing up bad guys, or engaging in what I consider to be the most rewarding hand to hand combat in any modern video game, it's all just plain fun. This game is a can't miss game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy but not totally

    Posted
    Dartz
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I loved the game I played the first 2 story line achievements at my cousin's house but when I got the game my self... when I first opened it I was disappointed. I ordered the same copy he had ordered. The Game of The Year edition, under Platinum Hits. However I was very disappointed when mine didn't come with the 3D glasses and added game info he got. It would of been nice of them to put this in the Overview section as a heads up to people hoping to get the glasses as well that I'm guessing only half the people got.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Superhero Game so far...

    Posted
    Dogslyf

    This is a great game. It feels like you are inside a Batman comic. The atmosphere is dark and gothic and tha character animation is awesome. Gameplay is a combination of fighting, strategy, stealth, and puzzle-solving. The best thing about this game is that if you like it, BAC is better. Bottom line: buy it, you won't be disappointed. Also, spend a few extra dollars and get GOY edition. It's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad 3D/Boring Game

    Posted
    NixH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The 3D was poorly made for such a dark environment game, making it hard to focus with the sterography on. I had to play the game with the 3D feature off, which was the thing I was most excited about. The game itself was boring as well. I may of already had a sour taste in my mouth from disliking the quality of the 3D, so that may be effecting my position on the matter of how entertaining the game itself was though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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