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 48 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 192 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Must play Batman classic is surprisingly dark

This is one of the best games of all time that everyone should play. A gritty, darkly psychological take on batman that took me a little by surprise in that regard. Taking place in an asylum, the extremes of mental health are explored in parts which some may find disturbing. There are nightmare sequences which are quite unnerving even as an adult. Little to no strong language or sexual content. A lot of violence but just batman beating up thugs, no blood except for around the asylum walls. The overall atmosphere of the game would be too intense for younger teens.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
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+

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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