Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and released by Eidos Interactive in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Based on DC Comics superhero Batman and written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, Arkham Asylum was inspired by long-standing comic book myths. In the main story of the game, Batman battles his arcenemy, the Joker, who instigates a complex plot to seize control of Arkham Asylum, traps Batman inside with many of his prisoners and threatens fictional Gotham City with hidden bombs. Most of the main roles in the play are cited by actors who have appeared in other media based on the DC Animated Universe; Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin reprise their roles, Batman, Joker and his rival Harley Quinn.

The game is presented from a third-party perspective with a major focus on Batman's combat and covert abilities, detective skills and devices that can be used in combat and exploration. Batman can move around the Arkham Asylum Facility freely, interacting with characters and completing missions, and unlocking new areas by progressing through the main story or acquiring new equipment. The player is able to complete side quests away from the main story to unlock extra content and collectibles. Combat focuses on linking attacks together with numerous enemies while avoiding damage, while the secret allows Batman to hide around, using devices and environment to silently eliminate enemies.

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