Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

Video Game  -  Action | Crime | Fantasy  -  25 August 2009 (USA)
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You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the forensic mental hospital.

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Barbara Gordon / Oracle / Young Bruce Wayne / Dr. Sara Cassidy (voice) (as Kimberly D. Brooks)
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The Joker / Scarface / Cop #2 (voice)
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Edward Nigma / The Riddler / Orderly Bob Johnson / Henchman #8 / Dr. Adrian Chen / Janitor Luke Curtis / Gotham Cop / Masked Guard (voice)
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Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow / Lunatic #1 (voice)
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Waylon Jones / Killer Croc / Masked Guard #2 / Guard Ian Kennedy / Guard Jordan Fraser (voice) (as Steven Blum)
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Bane / Henchman #2 / Janitor Carl Todd (voice)
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Victor Zsasz / Guard Frank Boles / Orderly Robert Stirling / Masked Guard #1 (voice)
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Arkham Voice / Dr. Gretchen Whistler (voice)
Duane R. Shepard Sr. ...
Head Guard Aaron Cash / Henchman #6 (voice) (as Duane Shepard)
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Guard William North / Masked Guard #4 / Masked Orderly #1 (voice)
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On a routine trip returning The Joker to Arkham Asylum, the Batman himself must deal with traps set within its inner sanctums, purposely set by the now escaped Joker, along with the rest of his rogues' gallery that are now free within the premises. Written by tb4000

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Entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for most critically acclaimed superhero video game of all time. See more »

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After defeating Bane, Batman activates the Batmobile, still parked in Arkham North. When Bane surfaces and tries to kill Batman, we see the Batmobile barreling down a hill towards him. This means the car would somehow have to go through two locked doors, which appear in one piece and still locked later in the game, in order to make the journey to Arkham West near the water where Batman and Bane were. See more »

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Dispatch: All units proceed to Gotham City Hall. The Joker has been apprehended. Batman is now en route to Arkham Island.
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It all works surprisingly well
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea of confining the main character to Arkham island for one hellacious night wouldn't usually make for a good Batman game. You don't usually think of Batman without being able to drive the Batmobile, swoop through Gotham, etc. But here, it totally works. The Joker's taken over the asylum, the inmates are freed, and it's up to Batman to fix this huge mess.

And while the people behind this game put some serious muscle behind the voice work (Conroy as Batman, Hamill as The Joker, Sorkin's back as Harley Quinn), the real winner is the gameplay. When you're not scanning the room in detective mode, preying on bad guys from the shadows, you're engaging with all manner of thugs in brutal combat. And that was one of my favorite parts of the game, the satisfaction of this mean bastard laying the smack down on bad guys.

The only disappointment is not being able to drive the Batmobile (the nature of this beast), and credit where it's due, that was one sweet- looking ride. But that disappointment pales in comparison to the distinct creepy atmosphere of Arkham, the thrilling fights and hearing these signature voices (Hamill really does make the Joker hilarious).

This is one well-done game.

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