Batman: Arkham Asylum

Game review by Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Dark yet thrilling action game based on the Caped Crusader.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 47 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 186 reviews

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age 11+

A Classic Thriller

I think this is probally the worst in the Arkham Series but its bit bad its one if the best games ever that just sayd how good the rest are to. This is probally the only game in h tho e series i think should be a 11+ because the only bad stuff is just Batman pummeling thugs in a creepy mental Asylum/prison. So this is a great game and i recommend it. My son is 11 and has played all 4 games and he can handle it all, so i say go ahead and get this for 11+

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Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Excellent game

This is the first in the iconic Arkham series and probably the tamest. The violence in this game is limited to Batman fighting thugs with his bare hands, sometimes the thugs will use pipes, knives, tazers and guns to try and kill Batman. There is no blood unless you count the walls which are decorated in barely visible blood. The language honestly isn’t that bad. If your child goes to a public school then they will hear worse everyday. Words include sh*t, ass, damn, hell one or two uses of b*****d and b*tch. At one stage batman has to follow a whisky trail ( and later a tobacco trail ) but no one is shown actually using these substances. As for sex, there is really nothing apart from some female villains wearing revealing clothing. Ok for 11 years and up

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