BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Games Make Empire's List Of The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time

Empire Magazine has released their list of the 100 greatest games of all time, and it's full of controversy. Included are many fan favorites, ranging from Assassins Creed II to Portal, but titles such as Halo 2 and Mass Effect 3 are absent.

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By MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014
Empire Magazine has recently dropped their 100 Greatest Game of All Time list, and in it many games that ComicBookMovie.com users hold close to their hearts appear. Games such as Duke NukemSonic the HedgehogMass Effect 3, Super Mario Bros., and The Last of Us all made appearances on the list. Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkahm City both earned a spot on the list, and both of which were praised for bringing the Batman experience to life. You can check out the full list below.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (28)
"I'm escorting a just incarcerated Joker into the depths of Arkham Asylum when all of a sudden the lights go out in the elevator. There are choking sounds, the Joker has one of the guards! He's escaped! Wait, no he hasn't, I seized Joker by the throat the second the lights went out. Coz I'm Batman."

"Defeating the Joker at the end was just an epic conclusion to an amazing video game. Hands down my favorite game, no doubt."

"It's the pinnacle of superhero games, not even it's sequel can live up to its standards. Finally, a Batman game that does just to the world's greatest detective. Kevin Conroy is Batman, Mark Hamill is the Joker. Enough said."

"Standing up to try and correct my TV at the first Scarecrow challenge. I was so scared the game was broken."

"Batman's second fear-induced hallucination. The way the corridor gradually turns into crime alley was handled beautifully I still have chills just thinking about it. Rocksteady did a brilliant job of staying true to the character."

"The hallucinogenic, truly disturbing sequences where The Dark Knight is exposed to Scarecrow's fear toxin are among the most memorable moments of this console generation. Unmatched, even with the arrival of Arkham City."


Batman: Arkham City (12)
"Being such a huge Batman fan, it was not the solid gameplay, the immersive story or the wonderful visuals that stood out to me, but the many MANY easter eggs hidden around to find. I remember finding a Man-Bat one in the church steeple myself, I was so proud :)"

"Greatest comic book game ever made. I still remember flying for my first time over the atmospheric landscape of the Gotham slums. The attention to detail was so immense, that I am still playing it to this day."

"I loved the final sequence, I never felt I would honestly want to cry after seeing the Joker breathe his last breath but Mark Hamill's performance made me feel connected to him in a way I never have for any video game villain."

"I remember taking 107 hours to beat the game in NG+ because I acted as if I was actually Batman. Instead of gliding over rooftops, I would walk through the alley-ways. Everything was concise and Batman like!"

"Staying up late into the night, getting to *THAT ENDING* and then the answerphone message playing through the credits.... best gaming moment ever." "Always been a fan of Batman. But this game made me wanna put on a cape and fight crime."
 

Empire's 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time
100. Journey
99. Crash Bandicoot
98. Homeworld
97. Super Mario Galaxy 2
96. Team Fortress 2
95. League of Legends
94. Super Metroid
93. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
92. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
91. Duke Nukem 3D
90. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
89. Max Payne
88. Star Wars: Battlefront II
87. Left 4 Dead
86. Heavy Rain
85. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
84. Grim Fandango
82. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
83. Championship Manager
81. Dragon Age: Origins
80. Okami
79. System Shock 2
78. Counter-Strike
77. Age of Empires II: The Age Of Kings
76. Chrono Trigger
75. Gears Of War
74. Sid Meier's Civilization
73. Final Fantasy IX
72. Metroid Prime
71. Super Mario Galaxy
70. Dead Space
69. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
68. StarCraft
67. Elite
66. Planescape: Torment
65. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
64. Silent Hill 2
63. The Walking Dead
62. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
61. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
60. Final Fantasy VIII
59. Kingdom Hearts
58. Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos
57. Portal
56. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
55. The Elder Scolls III: Morrowind
54. Call of Juarez
53. Sonic the Hedgehog
52. Diablo II
51. Shenmue II
50. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
49. Resident Evil 2
48. Bioshock Infinite
47. The Secret of Monkey Island
46. Tomb Raider
45. Final Fantasy X
44. Super Mario Bros.
43. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
42. Resident Evil
41. Portal 2
40. Street Fighter II
39. Mario Kart 64
38. Tetris
37. Assassin's Creed II
36. Half-Life
35. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34. Halo: Reach
33. Shadow of the Colossus
32. Doom
31. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
30. Mass Effect
29. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
28. Batman: Arkham Asylum
27. Resident Evil 4
26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
25. Fallout 3
24. Super Mario Kart
23. The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess
22. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
21. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
20. Super Mario World
19. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
18. Mass Effect 2
17. Deus Ex
16. Super Mario 64
15. Half-Life 2
14. BioShock
13. Dark Souls
12. Batman: Arkham City
11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Halo: Combat Evolved
9. Red Dead Redemption
8. Grand Theft Auto V
7. Shenmue
6. GoldenEye: 007
5. Metal Gear Solid
4. Final Fantasy VII
3. World of Warcraft
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
1. The Last Of Us
Source: EmpireOnline
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DuckNation - 8/28/2014, 7:30 PM
The Last Of Us over The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
yeah GTFO!!!
DuckNation - 8/28/2014, 7:31 PM
Also Batman: Arkham City was such a major let down for me
Sipprelle - 8/28/2014, 7:31 PM
Heyoooooooooo!
TheDirtyMexican - 8/28/2014, 7:31 PM
Where's the thumb down button.
CaptainObvious - 8/28/2014, 7:31 PM
I'm disappointed Crash Bandicoot: Warped isn't on here. That is the best Crash game and one of the best games Naughty Dog has produced.
MexicanChinman - 8/28/2014, 7:41 PM
Some of these are nostalgia picks. Ocarina of time is a good game but there are way better games than it, including other Zelda games.
staypuffed - 8/28/2014, 7:42 PM
Arkham City is my favourite game of all time.
Also, isn't it a little soon to declare The Last of Us the greatest game ever?
MexicanChinman - 8/28/2014, 7:43 PM
Also, all Metal Gear games should be in the top ten.
Jollem - 8/28/2014, 7:43 PM
disgraceful list. there are some good picks, tho
DrDoom - 8/28/2014, 7:43 PM
Shadow of the Colossus only 33?!?!?!?!?!?!

AND CALL OF JUAREZ IS ON THIS LIST, above classics like Metroid Prime, StarCraft, System Shock 2 and Counter-Strike?!?!?!?!

Also, the fact that BioShock Infinite is on this list is garbage. That game was a travesty.



I'm okay with Last of Us being top pick, though. It's second for me, right after Shadow.
DrDoom - 8/28/2014, 7:44 PM
Super Metroid only 94?

DIAMONDZ - 8/28/2014, 7:48 PM
GTA 5 AND COD 4 OVER UNCHARTED 2?!!?
DIAMONDZ - 8/28/2014, 7:50 PM
Gears of War 1 is way too low as well.
Jollem - 8/28/2014, 7:50 PM
there's so many games that should be here above others
MrCBM56 - 8/28/2014, 7:52 PM
Great list. Totally agree on the last of us. Terrific game.
ImTheDoctor - 8/28/2014, 7:53 PM
Halo number 10, bitches! If not for Halo, the console-FPS genre would have died with GoldenEye.

THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/28/2014, 7:54 PM
I agree
DIAMONDZ - 8/28/2014, 7:58 PM
Where the fvck is Halo 2 at? That game was amazing online before the modders, and standbyers took over.
Jollem - 8/28/2014, 7:59 PM
i'm not even about to get into all the games that should be in this list, but the first legend of zelda should be near the top. that game has provided the template of so many other games
DIAMONDZ - 8/28/2014, 8:00 PM
Is this based solely on single player or what?
SpiderFraud - 8/28/2014, 8:03 PM
I hate top 100 list like this.

How are they breaking this down? Popularity, influence on the medium, quality, etc etc.

Stuff like this only makes me shrug.
staypuffed - 8/28/2014, 8:06 PM
Sorry, @MrBlackjack, but Mass Effect 3 isn't on this list. Which is unfathomable. It is superior to the first two games in every way (tone, story, cutscenes, combat, graphics, characters) except for the last 30 minutes. But I can overlook the underwhelming ending and remember the incredible experience of that game.

Seriously, the first Mass Effect hits the top 30, but Mass Effect 3 doesn't even place? Shit.
staypuffed - 8/28/2014, 8:07 PM
@SpiderFraud
I believe people voted for their top 10s and they collated the votes to create the list. I think.
Dingbat - 8/28/2014, 8:07 PM
The Last of Us is #1??? It shouldn't even be top 10. I played the game once and never played it again. No replay value. Also, no Halo 2 or 3? Those 2 games lasted years for me and my friends. WE still play Halo 3 custom games to this day. That's what makes a great game.
DefcoN - 8/28/2014, 8:09 PM
Well, most of my all time favorites are on that list, I don't care about the order because that's just the opinion of those who made it.
SpiderFraud - 8/28/2014, 8:10 PM
@staypuffed

That would make perfect sense.

Now I get how Last of Us came in 1st, and GTA V is before GTA III.
Dingbat - 8/28/2014, 8:11 PM
Who put this list together? Ko Ko the monkey?

DIAMONDZ - 8/28/2014, 8:13 PM
@Dingbat

I agree. Good/fun multiplayer makes a game great.
DefcoN - 8/28/2014, 8:14 PM
Man, I miss playing the Zelda games. I'll always regret selling the N64 and the Gamecube.
Obi - 8/28/2014, 8:15 PM
Tekken 3 should be on that list
MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014, 8:17 PM
Maybe I should change the teaser...
BlacktinAmerica - 8/28/2014, 8:18 PM
SniktBub - 8/28/2014, 8:18 PM
Uncharted 2 and Mass Effect 2 should be higher. Kingdom Hearts 2 should be on here. It was way better than the first game. Top 15 for sure
JohnWilkesBooth - 8/28/2014, 8:19 PM
This is bullshit. Ocarina of Time should of been Number One. The Last of Us is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it ain't got nothing on N64 Zelda.
DrDoom - 8/28/2014, 8:19 PM
Yeah, and although I hated the Mass Effect 3 ending just as much (and probably more) than most people, that doesn't discount the rest of the game being one the best of all time. Cut off the last fifteen minutes and it's easily the best of the trilogy in nearly every way.
JohnWilkesBooth - 8/28/2014, 8:21 PM
The greatest consoles of all time are: SNES and N64.

THAT'S IT, THE END.

Anyone who thinks differently is clueless to how to make a terrific game
JohnWilkesBooth - 8/28/2014, 8:22 PM
Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are the ONLY good superhero games. They are PERFECT. Keen as a bean for KNIGHT
SpiderFraud - 8/28/2014, 8:23 PM
Just realized GTA III is not on this list.



This list is broken.

GuNStArHeRo - 8/28/2014, 8:25 PM
The Last Of Us does not belong at #1. you Sony fanboys are nuts lol.
MrBlackjack - 8/28/2014, 8:27 PM
Fixed? I'm not really sure what to make of the list.
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