Exciting action sequences.
Considerable replay potential.
Solid online components.
Awesome voice acting, graphics, atmosphere, combat, and controls.
I think best superhero game covered it.
The best Batman (or, really, any comic-inspired) videogame ever made.
Story mode really sucks you in.
Uncomplicated combat is fastpaced and looks fantastic.
Tons of cool stuff to unlock, including Challenge mode maps.
Audio and visual presentation is uniformly impressive.
Fun and varied gameplay.
Excellent story and voice characterisations.
Unlockables are fun and worth the effort to find.
Frustrating battle scenes.
Story mode is on the short side.
Most mini-bosses play out the same.
Can't re-play the game with unlocked gadgets and costumes.
In stark contrast to the rest of the game, the boss fights aren't very imaginative.
Too tempting to play through the entire game in detective vision mode.
Supervillains that you dont get to fight feel like missed opportunities.
Some game mechanics not clearly explained.
By PC Mag on December 10, 2009
Donning the cowl of the Caped Crusader and venturing into Gotham's legendary madhouse is serious fun—for a little...80
By Yet Another Review Site on November 17, 2009
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...90
By Maximum PC on November 13, 2009
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...90
By HardOCP on October 19, 2009
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 October 12, 2009
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...90
By The Best Case Scenario on October 10, 2009
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...100
By Tech2 on October 09, 2009
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...90
By New Game Network on October 01, 2009
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...88
By Elite Bastards on September 29, 2009
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 September 25, 2009
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...93