Batman: Arkham Asylum was released on August 29, 2009 by Warner Brothers. The game was developed by Rocksteady Studios.  Batman: Arkham Asylum is a third person action game.

Development began at Rocksteady Studios in May 2007, with a 40-person team that expanded to 60 people by the project’s conclusion after approximately 21 months.

In Batman: Arkham Asylum the Joker is being taken into a secure psychiatric facility while being escorted by Batman and some security guards. When they get deeper into the facility the mayhem breaks out. With Joker threatening to detonate hidden bombs around fictional Gotham City, Batman is forced to fight his way through the asylum’s inmates and put an end to the Joker’s plans.

Most of the game’s leading characters are voiced by actors who have appeared in other media based on the DC Animated Universe; Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprised their roles as Batman, the Joker, and his sidekick Harley Quinn respectively.

Batman is visible on the screen and the camera can be freely rotated around him. Batman can be directed to go anywhere. The game is comparatively linear until Batman gets outside when he is able to move around more freely. Batman has all of the standard tools such as the batarang and batclaw.


Operating SystemWindows 7 or better
CPUCore 2 Duo or better
Memory1 GB or more
Hard Drive Space8 GB
Graphics HardwareGeForce 6600 or better
Radeon x1300 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required