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Arkham has been well received so far, and holds a 91% at GameRankings based on 12 reviews.
Metacritic currently holds the game at 91% (based on 13 reviews). The first review of the game was published by GamesMaster. The magazine awarded Arkham Asylum a 96%.
Game Informer praised the game, stating "Batman: Arkham Asylum is this year's "BioShock," not just from the connection established with the world, but from its ability to innovate where new ideas are needed, and moreover, deliver an adventure unlike any other." It was rated 9.5/10. OPM gave Arkham a 9/10, citing "Arkham Asylum is comfortably the best comic book game that PlayStation's ever had, and is up there with the system's best actioners, full stop." OPM summarized the game as "a class act". Xbox World 360 scored Arkham 95%, stating "a massively impressive licensed game." IGN gave the game a 9.3 out of 10, Praising the voice acting, the story and overall gameplay and called it "the greatest Comic Book game of all time." Eurogamer also praised the game, stating "this isn't just the best grown-up Batman game, it's the best superhero game, bar none", and scoring Arkham with a 9/10.