Saturday, August 29, 2009

Batman: Arkham Asylum Wins Guinness World Record

Okay, so Batman: Arkham Asylum is good. Really good. It’s so good, Guinness has proclaimed it the “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,” Kotaku reports. As of this writing, the multiplatform title has earned an average review score of 91/100 on Metacritic. Congrats, Caped Crusader!

“We are so pleased to be awarding Batman: Arkham Asylum a Guinness World Record,” Guinness’ Gaz Deaves said in a statement. “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.”

While this is a cool and deserved honor, it seems more like a thinly veiled marketing effort than an actual award. With its gorgeous visuals, immersive gameplay and a solid story by acclaimed Batman scribe Paul Dini, Arkham Asylum doesn’t need weirdly specific world records to prove how awesome it is.

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