Batman: Arkham Asylum, written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, is based on the long-running comic book mythos, as opposed to most other Batman games which are adaptations of the character in other media besides the source material. The Joker, Batman’s arch enemy, has instigated an elaborate plot from within Arkham Asylum where many of Batman’s other villains have been incarcerated. Batman investigates and comes to learn that the Joker is trying to create an army of Bane-like creatures that threaten Gotham City, and is forced to put a stop to the Joker’s plans. The game’s main characters are voiced by the actors from the DC Animated Universe, namely Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprise their roles as Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, respectively. The game is played as a third-person perspective action-adventure game with a primary focus on Batman’s combat abilities, his stealth and detective skills, and an arsenal of gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration.
To test we set everything to maximum, but disabled physX and Multi Sample Anti Aliasing. We choose some of the most intensive areas of this game to nail the card, this gives a truly real world ‘worst case scenario’.
At these settings Batman: Arkham Asylum is as smooth as butter and the frame rate never comes close to dipping into the danger zone area. The Powercolor overclocked card offers a couple of extra frames per second when compared with the Sapphire Vapor X model.