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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Gordon / Oracle / Young Bruce Wayne / Dr. Sara Cassidy (voice) (as Kimberly D. Brooks)
The Joker / Scarface / Cop #2 (voice)
Edward Nigma / The Riddler / Orderly Bob Johnson / Henchman #8 / Dr. Adrian Chen / Janitor Luke Curtis / Gotham Cop / Masked Guard (voice)
Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow / Lunatic #1 (voice)
Waylon Jones / Killer Croc / Masked Guard #2 / Guard Ian Kennedy / Guard Jordan Fraser (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Bane / Henchman #2 / Janitor Carl Todd (voice)
Victor Zsasz / Guard Frank Boles / Orderly Robert Stirling / Masked Guard #1 (voice)
Arkham Voice / Dr. Gretchen Whistler (voice)
Head Guard Aaron Cash / Henchman #6 (voice) (as Duane Shepard)
Guard William North / Masked Guard #4 / Masked Orderly #1 (voice)


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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25 August 2009 (USA)  »

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When you lose to Bane, one of the game over sequences shows Bane breaking Batman's back, which is a direct reference to the "Knightfall" storyline in the comic books (early '90s). See more »


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 »


[first lines]
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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Why aren't all superhero games this good?
6 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best, yes the absolute best superhero game ever. Well maybe until the sequel at least but this game here makes me wish every superhero adaptation was this good. This game truly captures what it is like to be the worlds greatest detective. The game comes from the Arkham Asylum comics but it is still it's own original thing as well.

Gameplay- This game is flawless you get everything you need to make you feel like you are Batman, you fight like him, get cool gadgets, do a little sneaking around. The AI isn't incredibly smart but when were the henchmen ever smart. The fact they will get terrified as you pick them off one by one that is a truly satisfying feeling. The boss fights aren't that hard except the infamous Poison Ivy fight that is just down right annoying. The game is also great when you set a trap for a henchman and they fall right in it.

Sound- This game sounds amazing the music score is pretty good nothing too notable. But the voice acting is every fan of the animated series cream in there pants. So yes Batman is voiced by Kevin Conroy and the Joker is voiced by the Mark Hamill himself.

Graphics- These look fantastic granted the game is so much easier if you stay in detective mode, but I high recommend just getting out of that and admiring Arkham Asylum and all its glory. What I love is the fact Batman will take damage as the story progresses that is just something story heavy games should have because it adds so much to the game. Plus I personally thing it gives a sense of danger if the hero is getting beaten down.

Story- So the Joker turns Arkham Asylum into his own personal playground but of course he has a more dastardly plan in mind. The player or Batman has to use every tool in his arsenal to stop the crazy clown. In the story you fight The Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and there are appearances by other Batman villains as well. This is such a Batman fans wet dream I had a hard time putting the controller down wondering whats going to happen next it is really addictive. The ending sets it up for a major sequel but with how great this game is who would ever complain.

Overall this is in my top 10 games ever. I loved the hell out of this game, if you haven't already played go out and buy, buy , buy it. My rating for this game is Jizz In Your Pants good.

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