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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• 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.
• This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
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.
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.
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.
pretty much blown away
this is so much like the batman dreams I had as a kid, it's scary. I could not imagine how a video game could give much more depth, definitely the best game I've ever played. I have played this (with a wireless Xbox 360 Controller) for a couple months and have enjoyed watching myself learn how to fight and eventually begin to win the predator and combat challenges and it's been a very rewarding experience. From getting kicked around in the beginning to scoring upwards of 20K+ per round in some of the challenges has been quite vindicating, but figuring out all the stealth challenges is really the coolest part of the game to me. The story is awesome, the graphics are amazing and the performance on my 2011 MBP is noticeably tighter than it feels on my friend's console… For me, lots of replay value too. Amazing job, Feral! The only possible way to go any further up from here would be… to do Batman Arkham City…right? Please? Awesome game, thanks ~ta~
Looks better than Arkham City does on Boot Camp
I concur with the reviews, that this is an outstanding 'port'.
I've had to go through the trouble of installing Boot Camp, just so that I could waste some of my precious time on Arkham City, the sequel to Arkham Asylum. To be able to display the full range of its visual gimmicks, that game requires DirectX 11, as well as the nVidia 'physx' accelerator. Both can be turned on, on an early 2011' 15" MBP, with the 6750M (1GB) GPU (I guess the CPU takes on the task of doing the 'physx' number-crunching in that case); however activating either of them leads to frequent crashes. It also slows down considerably, at the native resolution (1680x1050). Arkham City still looks gorgeous without all these; but it does lack some of the luster that it would have on 'maxed out' settings.
This port of Arkham Asylum is very impressive, in that it runs perfectly smoothly at the native resolution, *and* features some of that DirectX 11/'physx' polish.
- 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.
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later