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Batman: Arkham Asylum

[+] Easter Egg: Secret Room in the Warden's Office, Reference to Batman: Arkham City

In the Warden's Office, head back to the room with the Warden's portrait on the far wall. Turn left as soon as you enter the doorway and approach the wooden wall. You can destroy this with Explosive Gel. It may take a bit of trial and error, but one panel can be blown away. Beyond this is an unmarked room with a blueprint on the wall. It shows plans for the relocation or expansion of Arkham to Gotham City. This is a nod to the setting of Batman: Arkham City.

[+] Cheat: Level Select

Note: Alter game files at your own risk and ALWAYS make backups! You can select where to start the game, by opening the "BmGame.ini" file in the game folder (Documents\Eidos\Batman Arkham Asylum\BmGame\Config) folder and changing the following line:

DebugLevelStarts=(Name="FE_NewGame", LevelNames="start batentry?Area=Max,Max_C0,Max_C0_Audio,Max_C0_CLigh ts,Max_C0_FX,Max_C0_Lights,Max_C0_Static,Max_A1,Ma x_A1_Audio,Max_A1_CH1,Max_A1_CLights,Max_A1_Fx,Max _A1_Lights,Max_A1_Static,Max_IntroParty,Max_IntroA udio?Flags=Chapter1_Start,gamestart,Batman_Abiliti esScreenDisabled,Batman_EnvAnalysisDisabled,Batman _RiddlesDisabled,Batman_RiddlerChallengesDisabled? Start=BeginGame?Movie=101_Batmobile_Intro?StreamMo vie")

This controls the game behavior, once you selct "new game".

Mark the line with a semicolon ( ; ), so the game will skip it during loading and add the following line directly underneath it:

DebugLevelStarts=(Name="FE_NewGame", LevelNames="start batentry?Area=Overworld,Overworld_A1,Overworld_A1_Audio,Overworld_A1_CLights,Overworld_A1_FX,Overworld_A1_Lights,Overworld_A1_Static,Overworld_A1_Tunnel")

Using the above method you will only get an empty area. If you want to jump into the action, you have to use flags at the end of the line.

Example:

DebugLevelStarts=(Name="FE_NewGame", LevelNames="start batentry?Area=Overworld,Overworld_A1,Overworld_A1_Audio,Overworld_A1_CLights,Overworld_A1_FX,Overworld_A1_Lights,Overworld_A1_Static,Overworld_A1_Tunnel?Flags=Chapter2_Start,Unlocked_Health1,Unlocked_Health2,Unlocked_Health3,Unlocked_Health4")

(Note that the ?Flags= are listed after the various filenames of the selected level, but before the closing quotation marks.)

Here are some working flags:

Chapter[Add 1-7 here]_Start - necessary to get enemy spawns (The tutorial is Chapter 1, Chapter 2 is Arkham Island, etc.)

Unlocked_Health1 - Health upgrade 1 (log into WayneTech once)

Unlocked_Health2 - Health upgrade 2 (log into WayneTech once)

Unlocked_Health3 - Health upgrade 3 (log into WayneTech once)

Unlocked_Health4 - Health upgrade 4 (log into WayneTech once)

Equip_HarpoonGunLv2 - Get BatClaw (requires restart from checkpoint)

Equip_LineLauncher - Get Line Launcher (requires restart from checkpoint)

Equip_ExplosiveGoo - Get Explosive Gel (requires restart from checkpoint)

Equip_Resonator2 - Get Electric lockpick (requires restart from checkpoint)

Upgrades and moves that aren't specially mentioned (sometimes required, like LedgeGrab -- these are marked with a *). These usually require you to log into WayneTech (TAB and then 1) at least once:

Unlocked_BatarangStunTime

Unlocked_BatarangTarget2

Unlocked_BatarangTarget3

Unlocked_ExplodeSolo

Unlocked_ProximityMine

Unlocked_SonicBatarang

Unlocked_SonicBatarangExp

Unlocked_ResonatorRange

Unlocked_ResonatorEasy

Unlocked_BatarangSteer

Unlocked_AnytimeTd

Unlocked_FloorGrateTd*

Unlocked_GlassSmashTd*

Unlocked_HangAttackTd*

Unlocked_CombatThrow

Unlocked_QuickTakedown

Unlocked_DoublePowerCombo

Unlocked_LedgeGrab*

Unlocked_ComboBatarang

Unlocked_ComboBoost

[+] Easter Egg: Paging Dr. Clooney...

After you rescue Cash and an orderly from the Joker's laughing gas, stand in the main room looking at the smaller room where they were trapped. A ticker scrolls a garbled message:

"Dr. Clooney report to Gynecology." No doubt a nod to ladykiller and former Batman, George Clooney.

[-] Hint: "Freeflow Perfection" Achievement / Trophy

Hint: "Freeflow Perfection" Achievement / Trophy

Before attempting this Achievement / Trophy you should have Batman fully upgraded with all combo-based upgrades etc. You can do this fairly easily in the later rounds of the first Challenge, Intensive Treatment. You'll need to perform the following moves in a single combo (don't get hit, or blocked or let the combo counter run out) to get the Achievement / Trophy. NOTE: You can Evade as many times as you want to keep your combo going!

  • Punch
  • Stun
  • Evade
  • Counter
  • Throw
  • Instant Takedown
  • Ground Takedown

After using the first few moves listed above plus a couple of Punches to get your combo meter above 5x, you can perform a Throw. Don't let him hit anyone else or you may leave yourself without any opponents to continue the combo.

Punch a bit more and Evade as needed, then use the Instant Takedown when its available. Before using a Ground Takedown to complete this combo, use some Batarangs to stun anyone else nearby -- if it's all clear, go for the Ground Takedown to complete the "perfect" combo!

[+] Easter Egg: Alternate Endings

After you beat the game and the credits come to an end, you'll be treated to one of three ending movies. They seem to be random and not based on completion percentage. Here are the three endings:

  • Bane's arm rises out of the water and grabs a container of Titan formula
  • Killer Croc's arm rises out of the water and grabs a container of Titan formula
  • Scarecrow's arm rises out of the water and grabs a container of Titan formula

[+] Easter Egg: Scarecrow's Aptly Named Doctors

The first Scarecrow Interview Tape features the names "Dr. Murphy" and "Dr. Combs." This could very well be a reference to Cillian Murphy, the actor who played Scarecrow in Batman Begins and Jeffrey Combs who played the character in The New Batman Advetnures.

[+] Hint: Freeflow Perfection Achievement / Trophy

Before attempting this Achievement / Trophy you should have Batman fully upgraded with all combo-based upgrades etc. You can do this fairly easily in the later rounds of the first Challenge, Intensive Treatment. You'll need to perform the following moves in a single combo (don't get hit, or blocked or let the combo counter run out) to get the Achievement / Trophy. NOTE: You can Evade as many times as you want to keep your combo going!

  • Punch
  • Stun
  • Evade
  • Counter
  • Throw
  • Instant Takedown
  • Ground Takedown

After using the first few moves listed above plus a couple of Punches to get your combo meter above 5x, you can perform a Throw. Don't let him hit anyone else or you may leave yourself without any opponents to continue the combo.

Punch a bit more and Evade as needed, then use the Instant Takedown when its available. Before using a Ground Takedown to complete this combo, use some Batarangs to stun anyone else nearby -- if it's all clear, go for the Ground Takedown to complete the "perfect" combo!

[+] Unlockable: Challenges

To unlock additional Challenges, you'll need to play Story Mode. Most Challenges can be unlocked by finding certain Riddler Trophies. You can find a complete list of the Riddler Trophy locations here. Here is a complete list of the Challenges with the Riddler Trophies that unlock them. Some Challenges are unlocked just by playing the game.

  • Intensive Treatment - ???
  • Silent Knight - ???
  • Sewer Bat - ???
  • Record Breaker - ???
  • Shock and Awe - Find the Riddler Trophy for Botanical Gardens Riddle # 24
  • Survival Tactics - Find the Riddler Trophy for Caves Riddle # 20
  • Rumble in the Jungle - Find the Riddler Trophy for Caves Riddle # 9
  • Invisible Predator - Find the Riddler Trophy for Arkham Island, West Riddle #9
  • Intensive Treatment Extreme - Find the Riddler Trophy for The Penitentiary Riddle# 8
  • Silent knight (Extreme) - Find the Riddler Trophy for Botanical Gardens Riddle # 29
  • Sewer Bat Extreme - Find the Riddler Trophy for Intensive Treament Riddle # 30
  • Record Breaker (Extreme) - Find the Riddler Trophy for Caves Riddle# 19
  • Shock and Awe (Extreme) - Find the Riddler Trophy for Medical Riddle # 28
  • Survival Tactics (Extreme) - Find the Riddler Trophy for Mansion Riddle # 29
  • Rumble in the Jungle (Extreme) - Find the Riddler Trophy for Caves Riddle #23
  • Invisible Predator (Extreme) - ???

[+] Easter Egg: Arkham's Website

As you walk (or run) through the halls of the Medical Facility, there's a voice in the speakers that will read a website: http://www.ArkhamCare.com. If you try typing it on your browser, it will lead to the Arkham Asylum's website, with everything you want to know about it! (Even prices!). If you figure out how to log in to the employee section, please write us!

[+] Easter Egg: The Missing Cadaver

After solving the Ra's Al Ghul riddle in Dr. Young's Office (scan the toe tag of the cadaver hanging out of the morgue wall), return much later (after finishing the game, for instance) and the cadaver will be missing... Most curious!

[+] Hint: Catch! Achievement / Trophy

You'll need to catch your own Batarang for the Catch! Achievement. To do so, head outside of a building and, with the Remote Controlled Batarang upgrade, toss your Batarang, Control it so it returns to Batman in a wide arch to satisfy the Trophy / Achievement requirement.

[+] Hint: High Combo Hint

When you fight a Titan henchman and a group of normal henchmen, stun a Titan, jump on his back and used him to hit the normal baddies. Your combo total goes up even you didn't hit anything!

[+] Hint: "Night Glider" Achievement / Trophy Made Easy

Climb to the highest point of Arkham Mansion in Arkham East (the clock tower) and glide down for an easy Night Glider Achievement / Trophy (Glide continuously for 100 meters).

[+] Hint: Slow Motion Camera

When equipped with the Batarang, Batclaw, or Multibatarang you can activate a cool slow-motion camera by aiming with L1 and firing with R2.

[+] Unlockable: Armored Batman

Beat story mode to unlock Armored Batman for Challenge Mode. Armored Batman has a bit more health than regular Batman. You will be able to select Armored Batman before beginning a Challenge.

[+] Hint: The Final Chronicle of Arkham Riddle

After you've snapped a shot of 23 of the 24 of the Chronicle of Arkham markers, you'll need to track down the final marker. The key to solving the mystery of Arkham is the Warden, whom you last saw in the Security Control Room. Head to this room in the Penitentiary and enter the small central office area. Look on the floor for a circle of scribbles and etchings that say "BATMAN." Enter Detective Mode and take an Environmental scan of this to complete the final Chronicle of Arkham Riddle.

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