Batman Swoops In For New Guinness World Record

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We’re sure by now many of you out there have played Arkham Asylum and realised how fantastic it is, but if you remain undecided, the Dark Knight of Gotham has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’, with some bat-tastically good scores.

Metacritic have announced that to date Batman: Arkham Asylum has the highest ever average review score out of any superhero game to be released with an average of 91.67 from reviews around the world.

The game flew into shops in the UK today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PS3 version of the game recieving exclusive DLC allowing you to play as the Joker. If you haven’t got the game already, we sug-jest you get out there and buy it.

We would love it if anyone out there could come up with more comic book hero puns for us to Marvel at.

Huh? Huh??? PR is after the jump. You lot wouldn’t know funny if it slapped you.

28th August 2009 London, UK – Today the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum™ game has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’.

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.”

In Batman: Arkham Asylum, BATMAN finds himself trapped inside the confines of Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, ARKHAM ASYLUM. THE JOKER has set a trap for the DARK KNIGHT and has conspired with the deranged inmates to eliminate BATMAN once and for all. Adding to the authenticity of the game are veteran animated Batman voice talents Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, who reprise their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.

Batman: Arkham Asylum features an original story by Paul Dini, Batman writer and five-time Emmy Award winner whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series. Gamers will move in the shadows, instill fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious villains, including HARLEY QUINN, BANE, KILLER CROC, POISON IVY and SCARECROW, who have taken over the asylum.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is rated “BBFC 15” and available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 Computer Entertainment System for the suggested retail price of £49.99. It will also be available for Games for Windows® LIVE at retail outlets for the suggested retail price of £34.99 on September 18, 2009. For more information, please

*Compiled by, one of the web’s best resources for critical information about film, video, games, books and television.