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Video GameBatman: Arkham Asylum Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @GrowingUpGamers.


Batman: Arkham Asylum is an open-world adventure game. It's the first game in the Batman: Arkham series. In the game, the Joker has taken over Arkham Asylum trapping Batman inside and watching him as he tries to escape, sending various enemies after him from the asylum.

You explore areas of Arkham Island after you've unlocked them. While going through the game you'll find a variety of challenges, some have you going toe to toe with a group of thugs, other situations will have you taking a stealthy approach to take out enemies off one by one, and finally you will need to use your detective vision to solve a variety of puzzles. The story offers surprising twists and turns that accentuate the feeling of playing in the world of a Batman comic book.

Batman: Arkham Asylum also offers a challenge mode where you can try to beat your scores and times in different unique challenges that will test your skills as a player. These challenges take key encounters in the game and make them more challenging and provide additional resources for you. This gives you the opportunity to be more creative in how you approach the scenarios.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/08/2009

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Stealth

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Rocksteady Games (@RocksteadyGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete. The game contains lots of extra content beyond the main story which will extend this considerably.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16+ for frequent moderate violence towards human characters. Enemies armed with lead pipes can block attacks, but their own weapons can be taken from and used against them. Prisoners are also equipped with firearms, which can kill Batman. All violence is determined to be moderate in its severity and effect on characters.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.


Batman: Arkham Asylum usually costs £14.99.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Steam Store PC £14.99

Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition

Steam Store PC £14.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Available in Batman: Arkham Collection and remastered in Batman: Return to Arkham with all downloadable content.

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