Batman: Arkham Asylum -- Game of the Year Edition
Batman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Ever since first appearing in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, the Caped Crusader has been featured in a cult classic television show, beloved animated series, and several critically acclaimed movies, as well as continuing to appear in comic books for seven decades. One thing that the Dark Knight has never been able to do, however, is make a successful transition to video games. A few of the Batman games that came out during the 16-bit era were entertaining, but can’t really be described as classics, and the titles released last generation were pretty awful. From the second Batman: Arkham Asylum was announced, gamers hoped that this would be the ultimate Batman game, but many had reservations given the Bat’s history in the medium. Adding to the hesitation was the fact that a virtually unknown studio, Rocksteady, was handling development duties. Now that the game is out, there is no doubt that Arkham Asylum was in more than capable hands. Simply put, it is the Batman game that fans have been waiting for.