When Gotham's Caped Crusader clears the city's streets of the criminal collateral, the gritty Arkham Asylum grows a little more crowded. Here in Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, dangerous figures from Batman's past reside, biding their time. And when Batman becomes trapped inside the walls of Arkham, the Joker and a host of other notorious villains aren't about to let him escape without a fight for his life.
Batman: Arkham Asylum takes you inside the sinister confines of Arkham and gives you free rein to explore the infamous island for the first time. Assume the role of Batman, relying on your wits, strength and arsenal of gadgets to foil a demented scheme cooked up by the Joker. Cling to the shadows, employing the utmost stealth to help you hunt down Gotham's most notorious villains without being seen. The Game of the Year Edition features four extra challenge maps not included with the original release. An innovative new technology lets you explore the feared hospital and fight Gotham's greatest villains in 3D. Face off against an array of enemies, including Harley Quinn, Victor Zsasz and Killer Croc, and do your best to unlock the secrets that shadow Arkham before you become the next victim.
Game of the Year Edition features a play-in-3D option that is compatible with all standard and high-definition TVs and four extra challenge maps on the game disc
Original storyline created by five-time Emmy Award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series
Utilize Batman's incredible arsenal of tools, including Batarangs, explosive gel aerosol, the Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher
Compile unlimited combos via the unique FreeFlow combat system to battle with enormous groups of the Joker's vicious henchmen in violent melee brawls
Take down some of Gotham's most legendary criminals using a variety of methods, including swooping from the sky and smashing through walls
Rely on fear takedowns and a unique vantage point system to hunt your enemies and move without being seen
Employ Batman's grapple to move freely through your environment by jumping from any height or gliding in any direction
Get a closer look at the action by using the predator camera
Solve intricate puzzles through use of cutting-edge forensic tools, such as x-ray scanning, fingerprint scans, Amido Black spray and a pheromone tracker
Explore a gritty, realistic world and complete hidden challenges to unlock even more dangerous secrets
Tablets have grown immensely in popularity over the past several years. This has caused a variety of manufacturers to begin making them. At the same time, it has made buying one a more difficult task as there is more to choose from. With some simple tips for buying a tablet, however, you can feel more confident about your decision.
1. What will you use it for?
Tablets are very multifunctional devices that can be used for a variety of different purposes. For example, some businesses rely on tablets to make inventory-taking a much easier process. And some people buy tablets just to watch movies in bed. Knowing what you'll use your tablet for will help you to decide what features are important to you. For example, is constant access to the internet a necessity? Will you want to someday increase the storage capabilities of the tablet? When you shop with the answers to these questions in mind, it can make ruling out tablets that won't work for your purposes much easier.
2. What apps does it have?
Although the answer to this question is constantly changing, if you have certain apps or types of apps that you know you'll want to use, make sure they're offered on the operating system your tablet uses. More apps can mean more functionality from your tablet, so go with an operating system that has a wide selection. More isn't always the best, however, so you shouldn't simply choose the manufacturer with the most apps (Apple, right now) and go with them. Just make sure you have the variety you need in the type of apps you plan to use.
3. Price doesn't always predict quality
As is the case with most products, just because you pay more for a tablet doesn't mean it's of the highest quality. Some companies, like Amazon, have been able to offer tablets for a low price because they know they'll make money from additional purchases (e.g. books, apps, etc.). Yet their tablet is still a very high-quality product.
4. Size matters
It will matter to you in one way or another, whether it is that you want a tablet of a certain size or want to pay a certain price for your tablet. The smallest tablets are around 7 to 8 inches across. They are very portable and lower-priced than larger models. Medium tablets range from 9 to 10 inches; most tablets fall into this size category. They have higher resolutions screens than the smaller tablets and are better for watching movies or television. There aren't many tablets over 10 inches available now but they are becoming more popular. Many manufacturers call them hybrids because they offer the processing power of a PC but the touch screen of a tablet.
5. Screen resolution
The highest resolution available right now is 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, but you don't need to go that high to have a clear picture. You should test your tablet out, however, and make sure the resolution is to your liking before you make the purchase.