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Batman Arkham Asylum Achievement Guide

by: JMcEvoy2006 ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

The Dark Knight makes a strong showing on the Xbox 360 and like any good games, there are a ton of achievements available. The majority of the achievements are naturally attained by completing the campaign. Challenge modes and solving riddles will gain you the majority of the rest.

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    Enter the Night

    The Dark Knight has finally made his first appearance (non-LEGO) on the current generation of video game consoles. Here is a guide to obtaining all the achievements in Batman Arkham Asylum.

    Most of these are story-based and will be automatically achieved as you complete the game’s campaign. Though others you will have to work a little harder to get. Though it requires some time and patience, all 1,000 are attainable. The pursuit is made all the more smoother and enjoyable as Arkham Asylum itself is a phenomenal game.

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    Put Em’ Up

    Cover Art 

    The following achievements are combat-based. A few you will achieve just through random, button-mashing, while others will require at least a shred of strategy and the benefit of various upgrades you attain during the game. Also, the combinations come easier as the game proceeds, due mostly to the fact that you'll face many more henchmen at a time as the difficulty increases.

    Freeflow Combo 5 - 5 pts

    Complete a combo of 5 moves (any play mode) – This and the following achievement can be attained through button mashing.

    Freeflow Combo 10 - 5 pts

    Complete a combo of 10 moves (any play mode) – See above achievement, you’ll likely get these on accident.

    Freeflow Combo 20 - 10 pts

    Complete a combo of 20 moves (any play mode) – This is a bit more challenging, as the game’s difficulty progresses you’ll be able to reach this by attacking large enough gains, ideally eight or more.

    Freeflow Combo 40 - 10 pts

    Complete a combo of 40 moves (any play mode) – This is just as hard as it sounds, if not more so.

    Freeflow Perfection - 10 pts

    Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman's combat moves - I recommend unlocking all of Batman's combat upgrades first.

    Freakshow Rodeo - 10 ptsTaking out the Trash 

    Ride Titan henchman and knock down 10 thugs - This is best done near the elevator prior to fighting Ivy. Stun the Titan with a batarang, beat up, climb him and guide him the rest of the way.

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    The other achievements in this game are situational (similar to Madden 10) or beating the game at various difficulty modes. Some of these make perfect sense, others are a bit random.

    Big Bang – 50 pts

    Complete the game on easy – Pretty self-explanatory. Don't do this though, see next achievement.

    Bigger Bang - 50 pts

    Complete the game on normal - All things considered this game isn't that hard on Normal, either. The nice thing here is if you beat the game on normal, you automatically get credit for beating the campaign on normal mode as well.

    Biggest Bang - 50 pts

    Complete the game on hard - After this, you'll wish it was worth more than 50 points. If you're crazy enough to do this first, you will get the points for beating it on the lower two difficulties.

    Night Glider - 5 pts

    Glide continuously for over 100 meters - An outside environment or the larger rooms where you hunt down henchmen are the best locations. Thought its only worth 5 points, its a bit more difficult than it seems.

    Party Pooper – 10 pts

    When you finally get to the Joker’s party, remain outside the visitor’s center, don’t walk through to the next area until you’ve dispatched the henchmen. This is also a great place to pick up the 20 hit combo if you haven't already.

    Rope-A-Dope-A-Dope – 10 pts

    String up one henchman and cut him down to scare another – You can only do this once you’ve gotten the inverted takedown upgrade. Wait until you get a guy hanging from a gargoyle, then break the rope via batarang when others are nearby. Besides getting the points, its also incredibly amusing.

    Mano-A-Mano – 10 pts

    Take on a beast in hand-to-hand combat – Beating a Titan without using a batarang. Yup, this is just as fun as it sounds. Best do this when you have multiple Titans, dodge them and wait until they rush each other, then go in for the kill when they’re stunned. You only need to beat one to get the achievement. I would do this during the first battle with Titans, the second one is far more difficult.

    Catch! – 5 pts

    Catch a batarang – Once you get the remote batarang update. Throw one in an open area and direct it back to Batman. If you try this in an enclosed area, the batarang will crash into a wall.

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    Are You Up to It?

    These achievements are gained through mastering the various challenge modes. By and large, you’ll need to be efficient in stalking and annihilating the thugs.

    Using your combat skills and combinations in the game, beat these challenges to get points. You will also have to find certain Riddler tokens to unlock various challenge stages. The key to completing these is to beat the game first. This way, you will have all the upgrades and the option to used the armored Bat suit.

    Freeflow Bronze – 10 pts

    Achieve 8 medals on combat challenges

    Freeflow Silver – 25 pts

    Achieve 16 medals on combat challenges

    Freeflow Gold – 50 pts

    Achieve 24 medals on combat challenges

    Flawless Freeflow Fighter – 10 pts

    Complete one combat challenge without taking damage - This is a tremendously tough achievement to complete. Be ready to counter early and often while keeping your eye on any henchman armed with knives or tazers.

    Using stealth ability collect point by completing these challenges.

    Predator Bronze – 10 pts

    Achieve 8 medals on predator challenges

    Predator Silver – 25 pts

    Achieve 16 medals on predator challenges

    Predator Gold – 50 pts

    Achieve 24 medals on predator challenges

    Invisible Predator – 10 pts

    Complete a predator challenge by using only Silent Takedowns and without being detected. - Unlike the combat challenge, this isn't quite as impossible. Be sure to take your time, the inverted takedown is a preferred method.

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    Finders Keepers

    Be on the Lookout 

    Throughout the game you are able to find Riddler Tokens, though not necessary to beat the game, collecting these will gain you points (similar to the dog tags in Wolverine.) The best tip I can give you is to be explorative and find the Riddler Maps, which will help direct you to the specific locations of the tokens. You’ll find most of the tokens in air vents and rooms where you use the explosive gel to gain access.

    Arkham Analyst – 20 pts

    Solve 5% of Riddler challenges

    Cryptic Investigator – 20 pts

    Solve 10% of Riddler Challenges

    Lateral Thinker – 20 pts

    Solve 25% of Riddler Challenges

    Mystery Solver – 20 pts

    Solve 40% of Riddler Challenges

    Conundrum Cracker – 20 pts

    Solve 55% of Riddler Challenges

    Mental Athlete – 20 pts

    Solve 70% of Riddler Challenges

    Riddler Resolver – 20 pts

    Solve 85% of Riddler Challenges

    Crack the E Nigma – 20 pts

    Solve every riddle on the island

    World's Greatest Detective - 20 pts

    Solve Arkham's Greatest Mystery - Find all information about the crimes of Arkham's supervillians. They're all over the place, grab some Red Bull, it's going to be a long night.

    Perfect Knight - 75 pts

    100 % complete - This will take some time, you have to earn all gold medals in challenges, find all 240 (that's right) Riddler Tokens and gain all 20 upgrades

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    SHHHHH! Secret Achievements

    Most of these are simply campaign-based achievements, mostly beating bosses. I assume they’re secret in order to no spoil the various surprises of the plot.

    Shocking Rescue – 10 pts

    Take down Zsasz in the Patient Pacification Chamber – This is the first of two encounters with him, just take him out, elude when necessary and use the B button to stun him.

    Leave No Man Behind – 10 pts

    Rescue the guards and henchmen the Joker toxin in Decontamination – Simply find the fan vents and turn them on by hitting nearby power boxes with the batarang.

    Malpractice Needs More Practice – 10 pts

    Survive the onslaught from the deformed Joker henchman. – This aptly named achievement is even simpler than it sounds. The first time I figured you had to beat him, but you have simply last long enough for the henchman to collapse as a result of the failed experiment.

    Born Free – 10 pts

    Escape from Intensive Treatment to the island surface – This is another self-explanatory achievement that you’ll do naturally as the game progresses.

    Just What the Doctors Ordered – 10 pts

    Save all the doctors in medical – Simply perform silent takedowns on all the armed henchmen. Use the gargoyles to navigate and wait until you catch a henchman on his own. There are times where exploding a wall with the gel will also incapacitate them.

    Daydreamer – 10 pts

    Survive the nightmare of Scarecrow’s fear gas – Whatever you do, just don’t let Scarecrow see you, nothing else to say. At the end of the climbing the tower, point the bat signal at him.

    Baneful Payback – 25 pts

    Defeat Bane – Simply dodge debris and throw a batarang while Bane charges. He will be stunned then press A near him to remove the tubes which provide the Toxins that strengthen him.

    Breaking and Entering – 10 pts

    Gain access to Arkham Mansion after it’s locked down by the Joker – Avoid sniper fire, flank them and take them out. Then gain access to the air vent just above the two snipers above the mansion’s entrance.

    Recurring Nightmare – 10 pts

    Face your biggest fears and keep your sanity – Same as before, only this time you will occasionally have to destroy skeletons.

    Zsasz Cut Down to Size – 10 pts

    Save Dr. Young from being killed by Victor Zsasz – Crouch in the corner and throw your batarang to get this achievement.

    Solitary Confinement – 25 pts

    Capture and lock up Harley Quinn – You actually don’t capture her yourself. It occurs during a cut scene after you battle a ton a henchmen while leaping of alternating electrified floors.

    Double Trouble – 25 pts

    Defeat two Titan Henchmen at once – This battle plays very similarly to the Bane achievement, except you have two enemies at once. Use the batarang to stun them as they charge, get in a few quick shots and repeat. You can even piggy back one and use it to hit the other.

    Resist the Fear – 50 pts

    Conquer the effects of the Scarecrow’s fear gas – You didn’t think you were done with Scarecrow did you? Well, just like the other two encounters, simply get to the bat signal and you’ll finally be rid of him.

    Crocodile Tears – 50 pts

    Venture into Killer Croc’s lair and come out alive – This is really easier than it sounds, basically you'r evading him and occasionally stunning him via batarang when he charges you.

    Poisoned Ivy – 50 pts

    Defeat the giant Titan Ivy plant -This is really harder than it sounds, the pattern's basic, but nonetheless difficult. Throw two batrangs her when the plant shield leaves her exposed. When her giant plant is stunned, run up and apply explosive gel to weaken her. You'll only have to do this twice.

    Finally, that was a bit of a challenge, but given the quality of this Batman title, its well worth it. While the first 500 or 600 points come relatively easy, the remainder will take both time and patience. Specifically, collecting Riddler tokens and completing the game entirely are tough challenges, those clues in the game will help you along the way.

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    Finally, that This Doesn't Look Like Fun was a bit of a challenge, but given the quality of this Batman title, its well worth it. While the first 500 or 600 points come relatively easy, the remainder will take both time and patience. Specifically, collecting Riddler tokens and completing the game entirely are tough challenges, those clues in the game will help you along the way.