Aesthetically, the Batman games for Xbox are masterpieces. The games’ artists put painstaking detail into the environments, and complete control of camera movement lets the players fully appreciate the atmosphere. The voice acting is phenomenal and the cut scenes well rendered. You will have to closely examine every cranny to navigate the corridors of Arkham Asylum and Gotham City.
While combat mostly consists of pressing buttons and watching beautiful close-ups of Batman punching his opponents in the face, the game is much more than a standard beat-em-up. You will spend a good deal of time searching for things to grapple onto and devising strategies to surprise foes. The abilities to crawl climb and glide makes the player feel like they are Batman. While the game has a learning curve, it does a good job of helping players in the beginning so they can put those skills to the test.
Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are worthy of standing on your shelf next to your Batman Begins blue-ray disc and The Dark Knight Returns comic. Your Batman collection will not be complete, however, without LEGO Batman, a cartoonish spin on the series which is friendlier to young audiences. And with the rumors going on gaming websites, like on this site, that Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be remastered for PS4 and Xbox one, we will have one more edition which will be called – Batman Arkham HD Collection, to add to our Batman collection.