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Batman: Arkham Asylum Guide

Batman: Arkham Asylum Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

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Batman: Arkham Asylum is probably the best game implementation of a comic book character in the history of gaming – I think that is a safe statement.  You play as the Dark Knight himself, and it is not the wimpy Batman played by Adam West – no, you are playing a seriously buffed Batman that is a mixture of Christian Bale and the comic book sort of Batman; macho, and with a definite attitude. 

EIDOS says that the Batman in the game was actually designed to be a sort of amalgamation of all of the movie/cartoon/comic book Batman characters but I think they are just trying not to hurt the feelings of George Clooney, and Val Kilmer.  I did not mention Michael Keaton because they did incorporate his attitude in to the game, so call it a Keatonesque-Bale mix. 

If you have read the reviews, you will likely have read that the combat system in the game is stunted – that is not true.  The reviewers that wrote that did not grasp how the games combat actually works, it is really that simple.  If you try to strike your blows based on visuals, you are going to have problems because that is not how it is designed.  What you should be doing is listening for the blows, and striking as soon as you hear them – this institutes a combo system that becomes very valuable later on.

Everything is valuable when it comes to the upgrades, but purely from a fighting standpoint, you should learn the combo system early.  That means buying the combo system as your first upgrade so that you are learning it and working it as soon as possible.  Of course that presumes that you are interested in mastering the fighting style of the game – if you are a button masher, ignore what I just said and buy whatever upgrades you like, since it really will not matter to you.

One more comment on this – it is nice when a developer puts out a game that allows you to play it to the hilt, using the skills that are part of the game if you choose to, or play it casually without bothering to learn anything at all – there is a path for finesse and a path for brute force, the choice is yours.

An important point for you to understand about Arkham Asylum is that this is the game where you get to BE Batman.  All of the previous games let you sort of be Batman, only as much as the programmers let you be him.  In BAA, you get all the gadgets, all the skills, all the moves – in short it is the most complete Batman experience you are every going to get, so if you want my advice, take the time to enjoy this one, because it is the rare game where they just got it right.


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Dec 6th 2015 Guest
how to explore wall and floors
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Oct 25th 2015 Guest
need c
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Jun 22nd 2015 Guest
who i walking in the rout
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Feb 25th 2015 Guest
I have played this game before and got through alot of difficult parts by staying up all night, I recently purchased the game again and I am stuck at the part where Jokers men are holding the medical nurses hostage. And every time I glide down to take out the bad guys they shoot the crap out of Batman. There are five armed bad guys and I can only attack them when they are all together or separate from each other. If you have a better strategy please email it to me [email protected], thank you and God bless you 😊
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Apr 16th 2016 1CheaTsLiKeU1
been down sneak up from behind
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Mar 22nd 2016 Guest
Try taking them out one by one from behind using the triangle button
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Jan 7th 2015 Guest
What's the deal with the giant? On the wall when in detective mode in the mansion
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Oct 18th 2014 Guest

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Oct 12th 2014 Guest
Batman Is Awesome
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Sep 16th 2014 CMBF
I am not really sure what it is you mean by that?

To get to the Penthouse you go via the West Tower - use the disruptor to take out the cannon then sabotage it. Then you charge the control panel on the right with the shock gloves to unlock the entrance.

Take out the enemies then follow the path through the shaft and halls to the West Tower 25th Floor, then keep following that path. At different stages you will need to fight, use the remote controlled batarang and the sequencer. This is all part of the standard path though.

From what you are asking you think that there is some sort of shortcut - there isn't. Sorry.
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Sep 16th 2014 CMBF
Poison Ivy is found inside the Botanical Gardens and you unlock her via the mission (story). If you are having game crashes prior to or at that point that is NOT a good thing. You should check to see if your game is fully patched. It may just be that you need to apply a patch - the PC version does not automatically do that.

If that is not the problem or you are playing on console try re-installing. If none of that fixes your issue you need to email a help request via the official game site.
ID #448544
Sep 14th 2014 Guest
I need help unlocking poison ivy because my game freezes before I can.
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Apr 18th 2014 Guest
what is the code to get frome the pool to the pent house
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Apr 14th 2014 Jacobro96
Yeah this is a great game and i have mastered the game gotten all riddler trophies and solved all the clies and it has got to be the most wothwhile game EVER and iv also bought every upgrade and it is one of the best games of the decade (of my opinion) and if u disagree plz say wat yours is cos im looking to buy more games and thx
ID #374733
Feb 24th 2014 Guest
any pigeons in japan
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Feb 20th 2014 Guest
Is this LEGO?
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Dec 10th 2013 Guest
How do you defeat Killer croc at the start of the game I am always getting killed
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Sep 25th 2013 Guest
batman has a 6 pack!!!!!
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Sep 12th 2013 Guest
the second entrance to the batcave is in crocs lair
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Aug 30th 2013 Guest
how do i save the docs in the gardens as i keep gettin spoted and i cant get the man in room as he drops them? sum1 help plz

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Jul 28th 2013 Guest
where is the blue key at ? I'm clueless
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Jun 30th 2013 Guest
To get to the batcave ,you must go either over that gate ,and to dead man's point,or if its your second time,go to intensive treatment through crocs lair and it takes you there through a shortcut to the batcave.I am a expert at this game,the Warden's office is in the Mansion.
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Jun 29th 2013 Guest
How do I switch characters at the x-ray walls at the first part of the joker helppppppppp
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May 4th 2013 Guest
where is the wordens office
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May 1st 2013 Guest
could you show me how to complete the plane level?
i've been stuck there for years!
ID #279178
Jan 29th 2013 Guest
im stuck.. i have to get back to the batcave with the titan formula, and cant find my way to the cave.. help will be appreciated, thankyou
ID #247498
Apr 3rd 2016 Guest
Okay so u know when you go to the batmobile frofrom getting beat up that's how u get there
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Jan 24th 2013 Guest
how do u pass lv 2 with mr.freeze
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Jan 3rd 2013 Guest
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Dec 30th 2012 Guest
how do you get past the fire on batman???
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Dec 15th 2012 Guest
How do I dectroy the Turin in the botanical gardens
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Nov 5th 2012 Guest
On lego batman we have got 99.6% and we can't figure our how to get 100%. It won't tell us anywhere. Please help. We don't understand the bonus levels for Wayne manor or Arkum asylum!
ID #205589
Oct 17th 2012 Guest
I have completed all the chapters on the first batman Lego
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Sep 30th 2012 Guest
I'm stuck on the part where you find Joker and he shoots his henchmen and theyre all huge and stuff... I DO NOT LIKE THEM.
ID #190400
Jul 1st 2015 Guest
I cant do it either!!
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Sep 10th 2012 Harkey
I've collected all there is to collect in Batman Asylum what now ? do I have to complete all the challenges to move on and how do you get into the visitors center.
Thank You
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Aug 26th 2012 slipperydragon
i don't know this game but i know lego batman2 and lego batman this game is for big kids
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Aug 16th 2012 Guest

[[pogi ba si makoy]]
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Jul 22nd 2012 Guest
How do I get back to the Caves, have only the last two Riddler Trophies to obtain, I will soon be in a straight jacket if I do not find them, HELP
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Jul 15th 2012 Guest
how do u get different bat suites in arkham asylum
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Jun 29th 2012 Guest
Im stuck idk how to get into the north island im going crazy lol
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Jun 26th 2012 Guest
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This is by far the most coolest game ever, and once you master the combos, well, ya kinda feel like Batman. And Jim Carrey's voice over for Riddler and Luke Skywalker as the Joker. The Garden Scene when you find the two guards dead with the classical music reminds me of Silence of The Lambs just before Hannible kills the two policemen in his cage at the courthouse.
ID #157391
Apr 7th 2012 Guest
im am downloading it now, it may be 3 years late but who cares!i know dont...
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Apr 3rd 2012 Guest
how do u beat the last lv of episode 3?
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Apr 2nd 2012 Guest
go to YouTube ask your question their you get the answer [b][/b] [/b]
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Mar 22nd 2012 Guest
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Mar 10th 2012 Guest
Destroy every thing
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Mar 3rd 2012 Guest
[quote][/quote] How do get teh jet pack and/or fly across the two buildings on the 1st level
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Nov 30th 2011 Guest
Just walk around jokers first level long enuf and you will find your way through. Look for grates that you can remove also and always use l2
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Nov 30th 2011 Guest
I need help on Joker's first level.Can you show me how to do it?
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Nov 20th 2011 Guest
How do I find dr freeze
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Nov 15th 2011 Guest
Im stuck in the observation deck how do u get to hugo srange
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Nov 10th 2011 Guest
Im in the cooling tunnel and it tells me to throw a baterang at a switch. What switch?
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Jul 18th 2011 Guest
When coming up to Ivy's plants the quick batarang automatically targets and you have plenty of time for all three orbs.
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