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You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the Arkham Island.

Director:

Sefton Hill

Writers:

Bob Kane (character created by: Batman), Paul Dini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... The Joker / Scarface (voice)
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman / Dr. Thomas Wayne (voice)
Arleen Sorkin ... Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn (voice)
Tom Kane ... Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon / Quincy Sharp / Louie Green / Amadeus Arkham (voice)
Steve Blum ... Killer Croc / Masked Guard #2 / Ian Kennedy / Jordan Fraser (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Danny Jacobs ... Victor Zsasz / Frank Boles / Robert Stirling / Masked Guard #1 (voice)
Dino Andrade ... Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow / Lunatic #1 (voice)
Tasia Valenza ... Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy / Martha Wayne (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Bane / Henchman #2 / Carl Todd (voice)
Wally Wingert ... Edward Nygma / The Riddler / Bob Johnson / Henchman #5 / Adrian Chen / Luke Curtis / Gotham Cop / Masked Guard (voice)
Kimberly Brooks ... Barbara Gordon / Oracle / Bruce Wayne (Child) / Sarah Cassidy (voice) (as Kimberly D. Brooks)
Cree Summer ... Dr. Penelope Young (voice)
Adrienne Barbeau ... Gretchen Whistler / Voice of Arkham (voice)
Chris Cox ... Eddie Burlow / Masked Orderly #2 / Masked Guard #3 (voice)
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson ... Lunatic #2 / Stephen Kellerman / TV Voice (voice)
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Storyline

On a routine trip returning The Joker to Arkham Asylum, the Batman himself must deal with traps set within its inner sanctums, purposely set by the now escaped Joker, along with the rest of his rogues' gallery that are now free within the premises. Written by tb4000

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: Arkham Asylum See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

DTS (PlayStation 3 version)

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Trivia

Even though this is an open world "sandbox"- type game, limited to Arkham island, at no point does Batman take a rest from his detective work. The game saves every time the player enters a new area on the island. See more »

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After defeating Bane, Batman activates the Batmobile, still parked in Arkham North. When Bane surfaces and tries to kill Batman, we see the Batmobile barreling down a hill towards him. This means the car would somehow have to go through two locked doors, which appear in one piece and still locked later in the game, in order to make the journey to Arkham West near the water where Batman and Bane were. See more »

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[first lines]
Dispatch: All units proceed to Gotham City Hall. The Joker has been apprehended. Batman is now en route to Arkham Island.
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The best game of 2009. Period.
29 August 2009 | by Adamant-ASee all my reviews

WOW! After months and months of anticipation for this game, it has finally been released and I must say that it not only lived up to my expectations, but has far surpassed them.

The game begins with Batman (Kevin Conroy from the 1992 Batman Animated Series) returning The Joker (Mark Hamill) to Arkham Asylum after an attempt is made on the Mayor of Gotham City's life. Once inside Arkham, Batman, along with Comissioner Gordon, deduce that Joker planned to be caught and returned to Arkham because of how simple it was to catch Joker in the fist place. Not to soon after this, Joker does escape custody and (with help from Harley Quinn) sets all of the asylum inmates free. Batman now must save any innocent doctors and cops as well as beat all of the Joker's henchman to a pulp. Some of Batman's greatest enemies make appearances in the game as bosses (Joker, Poison Ivy, Harley, Scarecrow, etc...) and other great villains are not in the game at all, presumably running rampant in Gotham, but files and trivia on these villains can still be found around the game. Story: 10/10

The graphics are truly a marvel to behold with Batman looking especially excellent, you can see each cut on his suit and even his 5 o'clock shadow, Arkham is enormous and is almost fully accessible, and Harley Quinn has never looked better! Visuals: 10/10

The audio is also brilliant, the game has fantastic music and sound effects that are great and totally unique. Each of Batman's cool gadgets give off sounds that almost make them sound as if they are real. Audio: 10/10

The best part of this game is how you actually FEEL like Batman, solving the mysteries of Arkham Asylum as if you were the real Dark Knight. Batman has such a vast array of gadgets from batarangs to his trademark grappling launcher. The combat in the game is very responsive, the stealth elements fit Batman's character well, and the "Detective Mode" becomes more essential to the game the further you go. The only negative point I can think of is that the game is a bit short, but it is totally satisfying. This is the best comic book game of all time, finally breaking the DC Comics video game curse (though Lego Batman was a pretty good DC Comics game, too). Gameplay: 10/10

Just like how The Dark Knight was my favourite film of 2008, Batman: Arkham Asylum is my favourite game of 2009. Get this game, it ROCKS! My overall score: 10/10

Also, is it just me or does Batman look an awful lot like Michael Keaton?


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