Batman: Arkham Asylum

Games for Windows Live Genre Action Styles Adventure Developer Rocksteady Studios Publisher Eidos Interactive / Warner Bros. Interactive Release Date 2009 Controls Keyboard /Mouse/Gamepad

Score: 96/100

Review

This game is AMAZING. Everything about this game is great. The story and voice acting is absolutely top-notch. [Adventure] For the first time in a vhile, I’ve been playing a game obsessively not because I want to get some [Adventure] dumb achievement or unlock something, but because I actually want to know what’s going to happen next! [Adventure] The combat system in this game is amazing, on many levels. [Adventure] First off, it is simple to master, but still requires some skill. [Adventure] Contrary to the way it might seem in the beginning, it isn’t just a matter of blocking and clicking and watching Batman do his stuff. [Adventure] Later on in the game, it shows some pretty hard enemies at you that requires some fairly difficult combat moves, such as guys dual-wielding knives or guys with stun batons.

Not only is the usage of the combat system great, the fighting animations in this game are absolutely astounding. [Adventure] I never would have thought it would be possible to make a game with such dynamic and fluid combat animations. [Adventure] When a guy goes to kick you from behind, when you click block, Batman fluidly reaches down and actually grabs the guys leg…not around his leg, not his torso then the engine draws his leg in Batman’s arm…it looks for all intents and purposes absolutely REAL. [Adventure] Also, the atmosphere in this game is perfect! It’s a perfect blend of comic book lore, the animated series, the Burton films, and the Nolan films. [Adventure] It is dark, but not overly serious like the recent films. [Adventure] The Joker is brightly colored and humorous…yet also grizzly, violent and nasty. Batman’s suit does have gray in it, yet it brings nothing to mind from the Adam West days. This is an amazing game. Highly recommended.

Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP or Vista Batman Arkham Asylum review
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3500+
RAM: 1GB for Windows XP 2GB for Windows Vista
GRAPHICS: nVidia 6600 or ATI 1300
SOUND: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible)
DVD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
HARD DRIVE: 9GB free disk space

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