Batman: Arkham Asylum

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
90
Based on 36 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    29
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Exciting action sequences.
  • Considerable replay potential.
  • Solid online components.

Cons:

  • Potentially repetitive.
  • Frustrating battle scenes.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 80

Donning the cowl of the Caped Crusader and venturing into Gotham's legendary madhouse is serious fun—for a little...

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

DaveFirst things first: I love comic books, but I was never much of a Batman fan (X-Men FTW, baby!). Although I have enough knowledge of the series to appear suitably geeky to my friends in the pub, most true Batman fans pick apart my knowledge...

By Maximum PC on 90

The Bat is back We’ve been saying it for years: The moment they stop messing around with rushed, under-funded movie tie-ins and make a real Batman game, we’ll have a huge hit on our hands. With Arkham Asylum, Rocksteady has proved us...

By HardOCP on

Batman: Arkham Asylum for PC is a great game. It looks good, it feels good, and it performs brilliantly. While it does have some touches which scream its console heritage from the highest tower, Batman: Arkham Asylum does come to the PC with some...

By Wired UK on 90

They say that you should never meet your heroes. Without doubt, there are enough examples to suggest you should never play your heroes in video games either. To be clear: the world does not need another bad superhero game. Rather good then that...

By The Best Case Scenario on 100

I was lucky enough to procure a copy of Arkham Asylum on its release date, and I've summarily thrashed it about, in the best interest of you-my readers. And now, put on your cape and cowl, Joker's gotten loose in the Asylum... It's up to you...

By Tech2 on 90

What I don’t understand for the life of me is why I was forced to download a 300 MB update to enable PhysX when the game was delayed by over a month just to implement that very same technology. Also like always Games for Windows Live feels the...

By New Game Network on 88

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a remarkable game, the delivery of the story and pacing of combat and puzzles is first class. The game features elements of stealth, melee combat, puzzle solving and some simple platforming. The story briefly follows you as...

By Elite Bastards on

As I've already mentioned in this review, I'm not exactly what you'd call a big fan of the Batman franchise, and thus my reactions during the development period of Arkham Asylum were more that of curiosity than actual excitement - Even when...

By Gaming Daily on 93

Arkham Asylum starts with The Caped Crusader dropping off The Joker into Arkham – a high security mental asylum and home of the infamous Super Criminals of Gotham. Within minutes The Joker breaks free and takes it upon himself to capture and cause...

By Smarthouse on 90

When all hell breaks loose at Arkham Asylum, Batman must join the inmates and fight for his own sanity. Featuring classic villains like The Joker, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and Poison Ivy, it is more like a Splinter Cell title than a...

By GameZone on 92

This is the first game that truly grants players an opportunity to be Batman, whether he’s using his intellect or his fists. Anyone with even a modicum of interest in playing an awesome Batman game should pick up Arkham Asylum, without any...

By VideoGamer on 90

Superb presentation, Loads to collect, Great mix of gameplay styles, Not being able to jump causes...

By Game Observer on 94

There is no argument that a mysterious revival happened with the film series, and now many hope that Arkham Asylum has marked the very same key moment in the video game counterpart of the franchise, opening doors to new possibilities to craft...

By Gaming Nexus on 96

Finally, a comic book game based on Batman that's truly a fun and fantastic adventure has arrived on the scene. Rocksteady Studios was just known for Urban Chaos prior to Batman: Arkham Asylum but after this game they're going to be a pretty big...

By Strategy Informer on 95

Firstly, a lot of PC owners have been put off by the prospect of potentially complicated DRM issues. Frankly we had no problems with any of this, although we didn’t attempt to install the game on multiple machines. Otherwise, starting the game is...

By GameSpy on 100

Pros: The best Batman (or, really, any comic-inspired) videogame ever made.

Cons: In stark contrast to the rest of the game, the boss fights arent very imaginative.

By AsiaOne on

BATMAN can do no wrong.Be it in last years blockbuster film, The Dark Knight, or the critically acclaimed animated series before that, Bob Kanes comic creation of a man trained to peak human perfection has found success in any medium.Now, I am glad...

By Games Radar on 90

As a rule of thumb, superhero games are, almost without exception, complete rubbish. We’re talking the officially licensed ones here, not stuff like Freedom Force or City of Heroes. You know, ones that have often have “The Game” tacked...

By Tech Olive on 80

With the reinventing of the Batman movies, could the same be managed with the video game franchise? Many people seemed to think that this was achieved with the newest Batman video game installment. The Xbox 360 reviews were stellar, but I still had my...