With The Dark Knight already having wound everyone up into a Batman frenzy, along comes Batman: Arkham Asylum - the game which critics are hailing as the best superhero adaptation ever made (it’s even gone on to claim the Guinness World Record for Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever!).
Without doubt, this is one of greatest titles for 2009 and it’s going to take something pretty special to stop it winning game of the year. So if you’re looking to get your hands on this one, the cheapest place is currently from The Hut where copies are going for £32.73. After following the link below you will notice that the price shows up at £34.73 – just add the code Bank20 when checking out for a £2 discount.
With so many cheesy, gimmicky and tongue-in-cheek superhero games out there at the moment, a game like Batman: Arkham Asylum is exactly what the genre was crying out for. The game is full of adult themes, dark, gritty violence and captures the overall atmosphere of the Batman world superbly well.
The story takes place on Arkham Asylum – Gotham’s prison for the criminally insane – where, after an escape instigated by the Joker, the city’s most dangerous villains are once more on the loose. The game’s main emphasis is on stealth, with the player encouraged to strike from the shadows, although there is also a strong emphasis on puzzle solving.
However for a much more in depth look at Batman: Arkham Asylum check out this highly enthusiastic IGN review in which they praise practically every aspect of the gameplay - apart from the odd moan about AI. All in all, whether you just like a good action game or your one of those people who is obsessed with everything Batman, with your bedroom wall covered in batman posters like some weird sexual fetish, this game will not disappoint.