Batman Arkham Asylum
By Feral Interactive Ltd
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Descend into the core of the criminally insane as the Joker seizes control of Arkham Asylum and launches his most diabolical plot ever. The inmates of Arkham have been set free - and it’s up to Batman to bring order to the chaos and take back the asylum.
Using his combat skills, stealth and gadgets, it’s up to Batman to thwart Joker’s fiendish plans before it’s too late. Batman: Arkham Asylum lets you explore the depths of Arkham Island as you experience the darkest journey of Batman’s life.
• Square off against some of Gotham’s most notorious lunatics, including Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and Poison Ivy.
• Deploy an arsenal of upgradable gadgets, from a remote-control Batarang to a grappling gun and explosive gel.
• Use Detective Mode to identify important objects and reveal enemies’ weak spots.
• Deliver brutal combos with the innovative FreeFlow™ combat system.
• Move in the shadows and strike fear amongst your enemies.
• Solve the Riddler’s devilishly difficult puzzles to unlock challenge levels and trophies.
• Face Batman’s darkest fears in hallucinogenic nightmares induced by the Scarecrow’s toxic gas.
• Explore Arkham Island and discover its gruesome secrets through hidden items and character biographies.
• Winner of numerous awards including BAFTA Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design awards from the Academy of Arts & Sciences.
• Written by Paul Dini and featuring the voice talents of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy.
• Conquer six additional challenge maps and even play as the Joker! Batman: Arkham Asylum on the Mac contains all the DLC and expansion packs.
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• You can find out more about the game on the Batman: Arkham Asylum mini-site at feralinteractive.com/bmaa
• Minimum System Requirements: Processor: 2.0 GHz, RAM: 2GB, Graphics: 128MB, Free Space: 10GB.
• The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.
• The following cards require you to have 4GB of System RAM: NVIDIA 320M, Intel HD 3000.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
• Fixes an occasional crash on launch related to USB devices.
• Improves support for non-QWERTY keyboards.
• Fixes compatibility with the Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2.
Gets everything right!
Arkham Asylum is one of those rare games that was made with the kind of love and devotion you can see, hear, and feel in every moment of play. It looks incredible, the voice acting is superb, the mechanics are elegant and satisfying while at the same time easy to learn (although a keyboard and mouse are a must if you're not using a controller), and the story is engaging and moves along at a brisk pace. Add to that a load of goodies such as playable maps and extra game modes (to practice your Bat Fu outside of the story), and you have what experts refer to as "your money's worth." Arkham Asylum does a fantastic job of capturing the unique mix of stealth, combat, and detective work that makes Batman so appealing (and yes, you do get to silently swoop down on thugs and leave them hanging upside down from gargoyles). Don't know much about the Batman universe? No problem—the game provides background info on all named characters you encounter; you even come across taped "patient interviews" with the various homicidal nutjobs that are running amok in it. On the technical side, the game also performs admirably: on my 27" iMac with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 7 with 4 GB Ram and 512 MB VRam, with maximum graphics settings and at the highest screen resolution, Arkham Asylum runs smooth as butter while not even causing the CPU to heat up excessively. Frankly, you can't lose. Come and feel the Bat love. Or the Joker love, if that's your thing—he's there, too!
This is one of the best games I have played. Ever. It is a fun game and enjoyable to play. The combat is brilliantly programed. It is very smooth and unrepedative. The game really trully makes you feel like you are Batman. It plays smoothly on a mac. I was surprised. Because of the keyboard I expected to jerk around like a moron when changing directions. I usually play games on a console, but I don't own a console myself. The experience was immersive. Coming from a big Batman fan, the design is great. It's Mark Hamill (i think thats how you spell it) and Kevin Conroy as Joker and Batman. All the other voices are brilliantly acted as well. Visually it is brilliant, they redisigned a few characters, but for the most part it was for the best (it takes a little while to get used to Scarecrow and Harley, but they still look good) It is the Batman of my dreams. Dark, but not excessivly so, funny, but not comedy hour. Brilliant. Runs well on a 2011 OSX Lion (I'm not a tech expert so don't come crying to me if I gave you misinformation about my computer)
I have been a good little boy this year and all I want for christmas is the sequel. A hippopotomus would be nice too ;)
Great game, perfect on the Mac
I had this game on my last Windows desktop machine, but I never completed it. I think I bought it for $7.99 from the Microsoft store, so $40 seemed very steep. Having said that, this is an excellent game and the Mac version is a great conversion. Too many games make pretty big sacrifices on either performance or visuals, but not ths one. It's hugely playable and performs extremely well on my MacBook Pro, i7 with the GT330m (mid-2010) in native resolution (1680*1050). If you have a better Mac, or a lower resolution screen, you should be good. Be warned, I accidentally played it first of all on the HD3000 (I had dynamic switching disabled) and it crawled. If you only have integrated graphics, you might not have so much fun.
Make no mistake, this is a class game, not some console 'hand-me-down'. Buy it, we might see more like this on OS X.
Not to other developers… this is the kind of performance we should get from all games. Dragon Age and Bioshock, and a few others, are starting to look extremely poor performance wise.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 19, 2011
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 9.21 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Feral Interactive Ltd
- BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Software © 2009-2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Published for the Mac by Feral Interactive Ltd. under license from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Rocksteady and the Rocksteady logo are trademarks of Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Powered by Unreal Engine. Unreal ® is a registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. Unreal ® Engine, Copyright 1998-2011, Epic Games, Inc. Uses FMOD Ex Sound System. Firelight Technologies. Uses Scaleform GFx © 2009-2011Scaleform Corporation. Portions of this software utilize SpeedTree® RT technology (© 2007-2011 Interactive Data Visualization, Inc.). SpeedTree® is a registered trademark of Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later