Batman: Arkham Asylum Guide

Batman: Arkham Asylum Walkthrough and Guide

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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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Added 22nd Jun 2015, ID #573886

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    Added 30th May 2015, ID #563068

    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, thank you and God bless you 😊

    Added 25th Feb 2015, ID #521126

    What's the deal with the giant? On the wall when in detective mode in the mansion

    Added 7th Jan 2015, ID #497598

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    Added 18th Oct 2014, ID #459972

    Batman Is Awesome

    Added 12th Oct 2014, ID #457604

    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.

    Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448549

    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.

    Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448544

    I need help unlocking poison ivy because my game freezes before I can.

    Added 14th Sep 2014, ID #447812

    what is the code to get frome the pool to the pent house

    Added 18th Apr 2014, ID #376287

    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

    Added 14th Apr 2014, ID #374733

    any pigeons in japan

    Added 24th Feb 2014, ID #358492

    Is this LEGO?

    Added 20th Feb 2014, ID #357180

    How do you defeat Killer croc at the start of the game I am always getting killed

    Added 10th Dec 2013, ID #327547

    batman has a 6 pack!!!!!

    Added 25th Sep 2013, ID #311111

    the second entrance to the batcave is in crocs lair

    Added 12th Sep 2013, ID #309312

    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

    Added 30th Aug 2013, ID #307416

    where is the blue key at ? I'm clueless

    Added 28th Jul 2013, ID #300927

    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.

    Added 30th Jun 2013, ID #293897

    How do I switch characters at the x-ray walls at the first part of the joker helppppppppp

    Added 29th Jun 2013, ID #293589

    where is the wordens office

    Added 4th May 2013, ID #279998

    could you show me how to complete the plane level?
    i've been stuck there for years!

    Added 1st May 2013, ID #279178

    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

    Added 29th Jan 2013, ID #247498

    how do u pass lv 2 with mr.freeze

    Added 24th Jan 2013, ID #246098


    Added 3rd Jan 2013, ID #236073

    how do you get past the fire on batman???

    Added 30th Dec 2012, ID #232225

    How do I dectroy the Turin in the botanical gardens

    Added 15th Dec 2012, ID #222146

    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!

    Added 5th Nov 2012, ID #205589

    I have completed all the chapters on the first batman Lego

    Added 18th Oct 2012, ID #197749

    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.

    Added 30th Sep 2012, ID #190400

    I cant do it either!!

    Added 1st Jul 2015, ID #578266

    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

    Added 10th Sep 2012, ID #184962

    i don't know this game but i know lego batman2 and lego batman this game is for big kids

    Added 26th Aug 2012, ID #180264


    [[pogi ba si makoy]]

    Added 17th Aug 2012, ID #176890

    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

    Added 22nd Jul 2012, ID #167381

    how do u get different bat suites in arkham asylum

    Added 15th Jul 2012, ID #164316

    Im stuck idk how to get into the north island im going crazy lol

    Added 29th Jun 2012, ID #158384

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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.

    Added 26th Jun 2012, ID #157391

    im am downloading it now, it may be 3 years late but who cares!i know dont...

    Added 7th Apr 2012, ID #130436

    how do u beat the last lv of episode 3?

    Added 3rd Apr 2012, ID #129136

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    Added 2nd Apr 2012, ID #128617


    Added 22nd Mar 2012, ID #125169

    Destroy every thing

    Added 10th Mar 2012, ID #121935

    [quote][/quote] How do get teh jet pack and/or fly across the two buildings on the 1st level

    Added 3rd Mar 2012, ID #119926

    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

    Added 30th Nov 2011, ID #91689

    I need help on Joker's first level.Can you show me how to do it?

    Added 30th Nov 2011, ID #91652

    How do I find dr freeze

    Added 20th Nov 2011, ID #88726

    Im stuck in the observation deck how do u get to hugo srange

    Added 15th Nov 2011, ID #87763

    Im in the cooling tunnel and it tells me to throw a baterang at a switch. What switch?

    Added 10th Nov 2011, ID #86347

    When coming up to Ivy's plants the quick batarang automatically targets and you have plenty of time for all three orbs.

    Added 18th Jul 2011, ID #59046

    how do i get gates open in zoo,s company

    Added 15th May 2011, ID #43169