Having become extremely suspicious at the ease of recapturing and transporting the Joker back to Arkham Asylum, Batman’s worst fear is confirmed when the clown prince of crime escapes from his restraints and converts the facility into a deadly fun house filled with a lethal combination of traps and familiar villains, which the caped crusader needs to overcome in order to foil his arch enemy’s plans.
Zavvi are currently parting with copies of the game for the outstandingly good value of £15.93, which is almost £2 cheaper than the next best offer of £17.93 from The Hut.
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This is without a doubt the best incarnation of the Batman franchise to make its way onto our consoles, and also stands head and shoulders above the other superhero titles on the market.
The story, beautifully mapped gothic environments of Arkham, and brilliant voice acting from Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, makes it feel like you’ve fallen amongst the pages of a living breathing DC comic.
The gameplay is everything you could hope for from a Batman game. Stealth and the creation of fear amongst your enemies is preferable to all out brawling in the majority of situations. However, when brute force is needed, Batman is more than capable of dishing out a variety of formidable moves using the amazingly fluid combat system. Players also have access to a number of familiar Wayne Enterprise gadgets, including several varieties of Batman’s signature weapon, the Batarang.
Whilst its incredibly hard to find any faults in Arkham Asylum, I would have preferred to roam the rooftops of gotham city, directly protecting the home that Bruce Wayne holds so dear. Also, I was extremely frustrated by the inability to drive the Batmobile or pilot the Batwing.
Short of winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune, this is the closest you’ll come to becoming The Dark Knight. The quality of the game speaks for itself and if you’ve not bought it yet then for £15.95 you really have no excuse to put off owning it any longer.
Thanks to davver99 @HUKD