Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition) – Playstation 3

Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition) – Playstation 3

  • Become the Invisible Predator with Batman’s fear takedowns and unique vantage point system to move without being seen and hunt enemies
  • Experience a whole new to play with Game of the Year Edition
  • Utilize the unique FreeFlow combat system to chain together unlimited combos seamlessly and battle with huge groups of The Joker’s henchmen
  • Investigate as Batman, the world’s greatest detective, by solving intricate puzzles with the help of cutting edge forensic tools
  • Face off against Gotham’s greatest villains including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Victor Zsasz and Killer Croc


Batman: Arkham Asylum returns with a Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that includes extra content and now, for the first time, Trioviz 3D vision on home consoles. Batman: Arkham Asylum launched to critical acclaim in summer 2009 and has often been referred to as the ‘best license game ever’ and a ‘must buy’ on gaming websites and magazines. It’s been praised for delivering a compelling mix of action, stealth and puzzle-solving game-play tied with a dark original storyline

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  1. 110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “I Think He’s Talking About YOU, Bats!”, May 14, 2010
    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition) – Playstation 3 (Video Game)

    Batman: Arkham Asylum was a gaming masterpiece. There are probably not a whole lot of people out there that would argue that fact. However, there are probably a great deal of people out there wondering if they should get this if they already bought AA. Simply put…….no.

    In a nutshell, the plot is simply “Joker takes over Arkham Asylum and releases all sorts of baddies. Batman tries to stop him.” The game hasn’t changed much since it first came out and if you enjoyed AA almost a year ago, you can expect the exact same game this time around. Nothing has really been revamped, altered, or changed up. However, the biggest surprise for me was how well done the 3-D is. While the glasses are little more than cardboard blue and reds from the past, somehow Darkworks/TrioViz managed to avoid the tinting that those glasses used to give. It’s still there a little bit, but at least the image isn’t in blues, reds, and purples the whole time. You can actually notice various shades. Once your eyes relax, the image is clean and clear with very little in the realm of headaches or eyestrain. However, it doesn’t hurt to pause or stop every once in a while, take off the glasses, and give your eyes a rest. Instead of being “popping” 3-D, it is more of a “passive” 3-D effect. To clarify: In so many 3-D experiences the image comes out at you as if it might hit you, this 3-D effect is more like the TV is simply a window and the depth starts from the screen’s edge. Don’t expect to try and dodge cheesy “in your face” moments. There is depth, but it far more subtle. For the gamers out there who wear glasses, fear not. The 3-D specs still fit over glasses, although I am sure it looks about as cool paisley polyester tracksuits. The passive 3-D has one big perk though, your friends can watch you play without the glasses and the 3-D “double exposure” look is minimal to non-existant. However, for all its style, it still feels gimmicky. Sure, it’s cool, but I probably won’t be playing through more than once with it turned on.

    The extra challenge maps are nice, but since anyone can download them for an extra 7 bucks… Well, it doesn’t really justify the price for older owners. For those unfamiliar, the extra maps are “Dem Bones” (Scarecrow Challenge maps) and “Crime Alley” (um….do I really need to explain that one?). The “Play as the Joker” maps are there as well. Pretty much everything you could have added over the last few months is there on one disk.

    If you have been a holdout for Batman: Arkham Asylum, then this is well worth the price for the added 3-D and all challenge maps up to this point. You should be buying this immediately. For those people out there, this is a 5 star package. For anyone who already owns/owned Arkham Asylum, then this product should probably be passed up. Unless you feel like you MUST have the 3-D, spend the extra money and buy “Dem Bones” and “Crime Alley” off the PSN/XBL and save the rest for Batman Arkham Asylum 2.

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  2. 26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Batman in 3D, what a blast!, June 8, 2010
    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Game of the Year Edition) – Playstation 3 (Video Game)

    I like Batman, but I am far from a big fan. With that being said, this is one of the best games I have played. The fact that it is in 3D makes it even better. The game combines many things that are familiar elements from other games. Some levels have a scary sensation like F.E.A.R offers. The fighting is similar to God of War. Stealth movement is like Splinter Cell. There are plenty of areas to explore. The graphics and voice work are amazing. But, let’s get down to the basics:

    Pros: Has a well organized upgrade system, easy to learn controls and Batman moves and reacts like a superhero should. You get to use a lot of Batman’s gadgets which is cool.

    Cons: In some levels, you will have to go back and forth a few times to accomplish a task. The Boss battles are pretty close to being the same (a batarang to the head and then pummel them).

    Graphics: Great 5 of 5

    Sound: Great 5 of 5

    Controls: Good 4 of 5 (pretty smooth, but not perfect)

    Story: Moderate 3 of 5 (good but not captivating unless you are a Batman fan)

    I would still give this game overall a 5 of 5, because it was a lot of fun and the 3D effect made it so much cooler. It is probably the best Comic Book game out there. Let’s face it, Marvel has a hard time making a game that gets over 3 of 5 stars in most reviews, which is hard for me to say as I am a huge Marvel fan. I would definitely recommend this game and I can not wait for the sequel.

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