Today the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum™ game has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’. When I first read this I was like how could you make such a claim, but after really thinking about it I can’t think of another superhero game that was better than BAA. When I say this, I am speaking specifically about games focused on a single hero, so we can’t count Marvel vs Capcom and the like. If you take those out, then what are you left with, I mean you definitely have to give props to Hulk: Ultimate Destruction but while it was a load of fun to play its not even in the same realm as Batman: Arkham Asylum. I mean the Ironman, Superman and just about every other superhero game that has ever come out has been less than stellar. So when I really think about it, I have to agree with Guinness, what do you think?
Batman: Arkham Asylum, out today in the United Kingdom, has been given top scores across the board from National newspapers and specialist game reviewers. The game has broken the Guinness World Record in this category by achieving the highest average score of 91.67 from reviews around the world.*
Developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on DC Comics’ Batman license, Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players diverse gameplay that pushes the envelope for action, adventure and superhero games and exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum.
Gaz Deaves from Guinness World Records states, “We are so pleased to be awarding Batman: Arkham Asylum a Guinness World Record. It is a fantastic new game and due to the reaction of gaming experts we believe it has a well deserved place in the Guinness World Records book.”