Game details

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
August 25th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
August 28th, 2009
Online Players:
Rocksteady Studios
Eidos Interactive
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
70 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
67 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Batman: Arkham Asylum

Published by Eidos Interactive and developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Asylum boasts an original story featuring iconic DC Comics’ characters Batman, The Joker and Killer Croc amongst others - all completely revisioned by WildStorm. “Welcome to the Madhouse, Batman” Upon entering Arkham Asylum, The Joker greets Batman over a loudspeaker and Batman has no choice but to enter into what can only be an ambush. Batman: Arkham Asylum features brutal combat, giant sized boss battles and deadly experiments all within the notorious island prison.

Batman: Arkham Asylum News

  • Complete Batman: Arkham Asylum series #2 action-figure line-up spotted

    Inevitably, the success of an action video game will spawn a range of action-figures, giving you the freedom to recreate your own show-stopping performances in the comfort of your own home. In the case of Rocksteady Studio’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, the popularity of the caped-crusader and the c...

  • Elusive Arkham Asylum DLC now available for all

    With the Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum now available, players can experience 2009's fantastic super hero title the way it was meant to be – with all DLC intact and added 3D functionality (if you're into that kind of thing). For those of us who don't feel like purchasing...

  • Second free Batman map pack out tomorrow, detailed

    The second free DLC for the hit Batman: Arkham Asylum is coming to the PlayStation Network tomorrow. The ‘Prey in the Darkness Map Pack’ includes two additional challenge maps. The first map is the Heart of Darkness FreeFlow Combat map, which has players fight waves of enemies at the ...

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum ships 2.5 million

    Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive have revealed that critically acclaimed superhero outing Batman: Arkham Asylum has shipped a total of 2.5 million units to retail since the game's launch last month. Understandably chuffed at the news, Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos, commented: “Batman: Arkham ...

  • First Batman DLC detailed

    The first of two free downloadable content packs for Batman: Arkham Asylum is coming this Thursday, and includes two new challenge maps. Insane Night DLC includes two maps that will test your skills with the FreeFlow Combat and Invisible Predator systems. In the “Totally Insane” FreeF...

  • Batman sells 2M, new DLC on the way

    The battle between comic-book companies DC and Marvel continues to heat up, especially since Disney recently purchased Marvel. According to a report in the L.A. Times, Warner Bros. hit Batman: Arkham Asylum has sold more than 2 million units in the first month of its release. To further compete with...

  • New DLC coming to Batman: Arkham Asylum

    If you’ve launched Batman: Arkham Asylum lately, you may have noticed an interesting update to the in-game news ticker. Apparently, the PlayStation 3 is getting new and free downloadable content in nine days, that’s Sept. 17. We don’t have any other information on this content a...

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum receives Guinness World Record

    Gritty superhero romp Batman: Arkham Asylum has notched up a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,’ achieving an average score of 91.67 from reviews around the world. Speaking on the milestone, Guinness’ Gaz Deaves commented: “We are...

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum, a history lesson in insanity

    Batman: Arkham Asylum comes out this Tuesday, and in anticipation of its release, Eidos is showing off the history of the asylum. This haunting hospital is the setting of the game, and the video shows us very good reasons why residents of Gotham City try to stay out of trouble. Lucky for us, a lot o...

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum demo hits PSN this week

    A demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum is set to hit the PlayStation Network this Friday, giving fans of the Caped Crusader a chance to try out the game before its release later this month. The demo will be available for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and the PC, Eidos announced today. The demo will ...

Batman: Arkham Asylum Features

  • Games of the Generation: Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Throughout this generation, developers were looking into ways to innovate their games and bring something new to the table. Amid these attempts at innovation, Rocksteady released what some consider not only the best Batman game ever made, but perhaps the best comic book game ever made. In 2007, War...

  • [UPDATE] Competition - Batman: Arkham Asylum (UK Only)

    UPDATE: The competition has now closed and we have selected the winners via a random number generator. Congratulations to the following: Winning Comment / Username: #230 - jipjip #135 - Annev0 The above winners will be contacted within the next few days using the email address linked to their P...

  • Editorial: How the Caped Crusader saved the superhero genre

    When we think back to videogames based on superheroes, very few, if any, gave us the thrill and excitement that should come with taking control of some of the most iconic mutants, spandex-wearing vigilantes, or caped anti-heroes. There always seems to be something missing from the equation. Either t...

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