Big Download writes: "There are rare few good superhero games that are based on existing licenses, and there have certainly been no great games involving Batman. You can cringe every time you hear about a Batman game, and it will normally be justified. But not with Batman: Arkham Asylum. This is one of the best superhero games of all time, and certainly the best Batman game ever made. It combines some excellent atmosphere with a truly amazing faithfulness to old-school style, and this classic feel makes it one of the best games this year."