Batman: Arkham Asylum is better than Uncharted 2 – proven

By Alan Ng - Mar 22, 2010

Following on from our previous article, which informed you about the BAFTA video game awards in the UK, we learned one important thing – Batman: Arkham Asylum pipped Uncharted 2 to the Best Game award.

Just how many of you disagree with this though? Uncharted 2 was up for numerous awards, as was Batman: AA and Modern Warfare 2. It was Batman that took the most important award though – and I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised.

While many of you are saying Uncharted 2 is the perfect game – mixing gameplay and graphics together to glorious effect, it was the unsung hero in Arkham Asylum that leaves the lasting impression.

Considering that all previous Batman games have basically been terrible lets face it, it is finally nice to see Eidos and Rocksteady create a title worthy of Best Game.

What are your thoughts on this? Did Batman: AA deserve this award, or do you think it is an outrage that Uncharted 2 didn’t win?

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  • lolnoobs

    whoever insulted ac2 should be assassinated by a modern day assassin

    • guest

      i think u mean uc2, and btw, how much is the pay?

  • GUEST

    JUST GOT BACK FROM HOLIDAY AND READ YOUR RESPONSE,I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS TO,AND OWN NEARLY EVERY CONSOLE EVER MADE STILL,I LIKE TO COLLECT, YOUR ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION,AND SO AM I,CLUTTERED, BUTTON BASHING,DEAD EYED FACES AND AVERAGE BOSSES,DO NOT MAKE AN ALL TIME CLASSIC,I NEVER SAID EVERYONE HAS TO AGREE,OR TRIED TO DENY YOU YOUR OPINION, I JUST SAID IT WAS INCORRECT,AND PROBABLY CANNOT BE TRUSTED,ALSO YOU SOUND LIKE A 360 FAN BOY,IF YOU ARE A DEDICATED GAMER IT SURPRISE'S ME THAT YOU WOULD SELL A PS3,LOTS STILL YET TO COME,GT5, LAST GUARDIAN,I LOVE MY 360 AND I CAN SAY I NEED ALL CONSOLES TO BE ABLE TO GIVE A REVIEW OF SOMETHING WITHOUT MY OPINION BEING EFFECTED BECAUSE OF WHAT CONSOLE I HAVE,SO I WILL SAY AGAIN UNCHARTED 2 HAS BETTER GRAPHICS,ATMOSPHERE, GAME PLAY AND STORY VOICE ACTING AND FILM SCENES
    BATTER BATMAN,S,UNCHARTED 2 HAS THE TIGHTEST 3RD PERSON SHOOTING TO DATE,ONLY GEARS IS CLOSE,IF ANY CONTROL IS LOOSE ITS BATMAN,S AND THE CAMERA SUCKS, UNCHARTED 2 HAS A HIGHER META CRITIC SCORE, AND YOU NOT HAVING A PS3 ANY MORE MEANS YOU WILL BE LOSING OUT ON WHAT THERE IS TO LEARN THIS GENERATION WHEN IT COMES TO GAMES BECAUSE NOT HAVING ACCESS TO EVERYTHING ON EVERY PLATFORM CANNOT BE A GOOD THING,I NEVER SAID MY OPINION IS THE ONLY ONE,OR WOULD TRY AND DENY YOU YOUR OPINION AND ITS RUBBISH THAT YOU SAID THAT,I RESPECT PASSIONATE GAMERS,BUT I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT UNCHARTED 2,SO GOD HELP THE WORLD OF GAMING IF A MAN WITHOUT A PS3 CAN TRY AND MAKE OUT THAT HE KNOWS EVERTHING ABOUT GAMES THIS GENERATION WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ACCESS ANYMORE,AND TO ACT LIKE WHAT I SAID WAS UNFAIR TO YOU IS SILLY, ALSO ANY DEDICATED GAMER HAS 100S OR 1000S OF GAMES THAT NOT A BIG THING,THIS IS A COMMENTS SITE,SO PUT UP WITH PEOPLES OPINIONS,I DO.JUST A THING TO END ON,I THINK BATMANS 3D HAS BEEN UNFAIRLY TREATED BY SOME
    PEOPLE,THEY SAY IT DOES NOT WORK,IT DOES,NOT BRILLIANTLY,BUT IF YOU GET YOUR PICTURE'S BRIGHTNESS CORRECT IT DEFINITELY ADDS DEPTH TO THE IMAGE.ITS NOT AVATAR 3D BUT IT DID INCREASE THE LEVEL IN WHICH I WAS IMMERSED IN THE GAME,THE GAME IS STILL ONLY A HIGH 8,BUT I THOUGHT IS WAS A NICE TOUCH. PS IT CAN MAKE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM MOTION SICKNESS FEEL ILL BUT 3D JUST HAS THAT EFFECT ON SOME PEOPLE,AND IT IS THE OLD WAY OF 3D TOO,SO WE SHOULD NOT EXPECT TO MUCH FROM IT,BUT I STILL ENJOYED IT,ONE LAST THING, ONE THIRD OF BATMAN,S GAME PLAY IS JUST A POOR MAN SPLINTER CELL,BY THAT I MEAN AVERAGE STEALTH PLAY. CHEERS FOR READING

  • Rumen

    Stop figting.they both are really good games.but still i think batman arkham asylum is better.it has good graphics,combat,stealth,audio,voice and atmosphere.i have a gaming pc,ps3 and 360.i personaly like playing games on pc and secondly on ps3.do u believe that i bought ps3 only 4 playing uncharted 2.and i definitely enjoyed it but when i finished batman,i thought it was the most complete experience in games i have ever played.so ps3 lovers please do not disapoint. batman just got few awards but uncharted got so many awards.atlast as a pc lover i want to say something,BOYCOTT UBISOFT(AC 2)

  • 542naed

    Alright don't get your knickers in a twist, did you just expect people who liked uncharted 2 more to comment, is this a your forum and is it called "agree with me or else!", the fact is batman won the award and this annoys you, and all I did was say how much I enjoyed it and how little I enjoyed uncharted, which to me is on a par with resi 5 or dark sector, just another loose controlling 3rd person action shooter. Another fact is that I have sold my ps3, having played 3 exclusives UNCH2, MGS4 and LBP and not being overlly impressed with any of them. Another fact for you is that I have been a gamer for 25 years, and owned at least 10 consoles and 100s maybe 1000s of games, so please don't say I don't know what I'm talking about or deny me my opinion, cause if the only opinion that matters is yours then god help the world of gaming! Peace out!

  • guest

    uncharted 2 score rating is way above batmans and thats a fact,sorry but even if you love batman theres reviewing with your heart and your head,and neally every review gives uncharted 2 a better score than batman,batman good but crawling through air vents when i should be leaping from buildings, stuck in corridors all the time button bashing and everybody falls to the ground the same way,and sticking batman to left of the screen was not a good idea! the bosses where dissapointing to,and to say uncharted 2 is anything less than a 9 shows your a liar, no one gave it less than 9.2,thats the lowest score it ever received ,batman got lots of 8 scores, your obviously a 360 only owner,no one takes a ps3 back because of uncharted 2,i have both consoles and i love them both,your a fanboy who cannot review objectively,and uncharted 2 has battered batman at every award show,and still won twice the amount of awards at the baftas that batman did,so batman certainly did no butt kicking,british made and wins the only game of the year award at a british game show,know other award show gave it to batman,you do the math,everybody who is an intelligent gamer knows batman winning was injust and a massive shock,all you have to do is read up on this,magazines not being able to review batman unless they give it a 9,come on,the public is not stupid,and you havent played uncharted 2,you call it our game,if you had played it,you would have phrased it differently,sorry but uncharted 2 has battered batman around the world at every award show,we are the only people that did not give it to uncharted 2,so i say again uncharted 2 has done the butt kicking,and to finish, going on about batmans visuals which are good but uncharted 2 is the best graphics easily and that is not ever question by anyone,and to argue that as well as everything else,you will only convince people that your opinion cant be trusted,uncharted 2 is by far the best game. everybody that is not an amateur knows this,no offence intended by that last comment,its just i have games that i love like a 10,but my head knows that they are an 8 not a 10,and games that are a 10 when reviewing with my head, even if i only love them like an 8,this is whats happening with your opinion of batman,you never had a ps3,only 360 only owners ever say anything bad about uncharted 2 because its not on 360,i have both and ps3 owners all say uncharted 2 is the best game,and they can be trusted more,because like you said batmans on both platforms, sorry but uncharted 2 is one of the greatest ever and batman is not,and i think people will listen to what i said more than what you said because i respect batmans quality but your trying to lift it to a level is just not,and thats what the baftas have tried to do because its british made,and they have been panned by critics and joualists alike around the world,do your homework.uncharted 2 is the most decorated game of 2009 when it comes to awards and reviews,so your last comment makes you sound slighty out of touch.and to call uncharted 2 a one play rental shows you cannot be trusted because your talking about one of the highest rates games of all time,and thats a fact,look it up,it cannot be denied. thanks for reading.

  • 542naed

    Batman AA definately deserved this award. It's visuals, atmosphere and most importantly gameplay are outstanding. I finished this game a while ago and have all the achievements but still played it today because it's so much fun. I bought a ps3 just 2 months ago souly for uncharted which I finished and traded in one week later closely followed by my ps3. Uncharted might look better and have a better story, but hey so has transformers 2 the movie! Uncharted is a one-play game "a rental". Sorry ps3 fan boys I'm not bashing your game, after all Batman is on both platforms, it's just comparing these two games ridiculous, Batman AA is a 10/10 and uncharted is at best an 8! Bring on Arkham 2, let's hope it kicks climey-man's butt in Drakes 3, at next year awards to!

  • guest

    While batman is a good game,there is no way it stands against uncharted 2,uncharted 2 is one of the highest rated games of all time and has won the award across the globe,batman however did not and there is a reason for this,its not game of the year.i think probably because its british made we gave it to batman but i think its sad we gave it to batman because of an english developer made it,uncharted 2 is one of the most spectacular games ive ever played and i dont think i will trust bafta again,everybody likes uncharted 2,lots of people dont like batman,uncharted 2 is an alltimer,batman however is just good,also when batman came out there was lots of talk about the game not being given to certain magazines unless they gave it a good score,was does that tell you,its sadens me that they have got away with this,but iam sure that lots of gamers no this.sorry but thers no question that uncharted 2 is game of the year.ps theres probably and simon cowell of our gaming industry pulling the strings at the baftas causing this unjust result. very gutted.