Batman: Arkham Asylum (GOTY)

Batman: Arkham Asylum (GOTY) Achievement Guide

Guide By: Fizzmatix
There are 47 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Big Bang50
Complete story mode on Easy difficulty (6) 

This is a story related achievement.

See Biggest Bang

Bigger Bang50
Complete story mode on Normal difficulty 

This is a story related achievement.

See Biggest Bang

Biggest Bang50
Complete story mode on Hard difficulty (11) 

This is a story related achievement.

Like every game the harder difficulty's can cause issues for some players. I suggest you play through the game at least once to learn all the movies and the general dynamics of the game. If you don't feel like running through the game more than once start out on hard.

While playing through make sure you pick up and solve as many of the riddles as possible to help build your XP level. The more you build on your character the easier the game will be in the long run.

Look through the secret achievements for tips on how to deal with the bosses you may be stuck on.

These achievements do stack so playing through on Hard will unlock Easy and Normal. 

Party Pooper10
Time to break up this party (3) 

This achievement is missable.

You can only unlock this later on when you have to deal with The Joker. You will be summoned to The Jokers party, head over to the visitors center and beat up the goons outside. Once you enter the visitor center do not walk through to the next area. Beat all the enemies in this hallway and the achievement will unlock once you kill the last one.


Freeflow Combo 2010
Complete a combo of 20 moves (any play mode) 

See Freeflow Combo 40

Freeflow Combo 4010
Complete a combo of 40 moves (any play mode) (11) 
This is one of the hardest achievements to complete. You will need to string together a comb of 40 hits without being attacked from your enemies. You may find this a little easier with the weapon upgrades as you can pull off far stronger combos and raise your level faster.

Once you raise your combo level it will turn gold allowing you to pull off stronger hits. You will also be able to take longer breaks between combo attacks on enemies giving you time to think about each move you pull off.

While fighting with the Titans you can build up a high combo level while riding on their backs and hitting over Jokers men. Just take your time and practice.

See Freeflow Perfection for combo combination.
Night Glider5
Glide continuously for over 100m (4) 

There is only one place where you can get high enough to earn this. Climb Arkam Mansion and head toward the clock tower. Once your on the very top platform hold down and run off the platform, keep holding down to glide down towards the door which leads you to Arkam North.


String up one henchman and drop him to surprise a second (any play mode) (2) 

You can only earn this once you buy the skill upgrade ability to perform inverted takedowns (Black title with white eyes). Either enter a challenge or story mode, jump up to a gargoyle and hit to hang upside down. Once an enemy passes bellow you press to drop down and leave them hanging from the gargoyle.

Jump to another gargoyle by hitting the then select and aim your Batarang using the . Aim for the rope holding the enemy and press the to throw the Batarang and cut the rope to drop the enemy in front of the others.


Take on a beast in hand to hand combat (4) 

This achievement is missable within the story.

If you miss this achievement within the story mode you can play challenge mode to take on a Titan in the extreme combat challenges.

This is going to require some patience. Once you first encounter the Titans you need to defeat them using only your fists. If you use the Batarang you will void yourself of earning this achievement.

Once you start fighting the Titans make sure they run into each other and dodge out the way. Once a Titan is worn down enough and holding it's head start attacking. Make sure to evade side swipes, you may need to attempt this more than once. You don't need to kill both Titans just one.


Catch a Batarang (any play mode) (3) 

Before you can attempt this achievement you need to unlock the Remote Controlled Batarang upgrade. Keep earning XP and you should be prompted to upgrade soon enough. Press the to enter the upgrade menu when prompted and scroll through until you find the upgrade.

Once you have the Batarang head to an open area and throw the Batarang, use the to fly around the open space and back towards Batman.


Freeflow Combo 55
Complete a combo of 5 moves (any play mode) 
This will probably be your first achievement in the game, just link together a combo of five hit or more on enemies you first encounter by press in sequence.

See Freeflow Combo 40
Freeflow Combo 105
Complete a combo of 10 moves (any play mode) 

See Freeflow Combo 40

Freeflow Perfection10
Perform a perfect combo including all of Batman's combat moves (any play mode) (13) 
This is one of the harder achievements, this may be easier in the challenge modes where you can practice and take on various amounts of enemies. You may find the visitor center the easiest spot in story mode to earn this as none of the enemies will have weapons before you face The Joker.

Some of these will require you to upgrade Batman's combo skills, earn XP from killing enemies or finding/solving the Riddler challenges.

Basic Combo:
- Strike
- Counter
Tap Twice - Evade
Tap Once - Quick Batarang
Tap Twice - Quick Batclaw

Upgraded Combo:
- Stun
+ - Ground Takedown
+ - Throw
+ - Takedown
Freakshow Rodeo10
Ride a beast and unleash its power (3) 
You may expect this to unlock when you first fight the Titans but you will earn it later in the game. On your patch you will be taken to the underground sewers which you need to escape. Joker will force you to fight a horde of enemies as well as a single Titan. Throw a quick Batarang and dodge out the way until you have worn down the Titan.

Climb on his back by pressing to throw a few punches and then climb on, control the Titan with the + and knock down as many enemies as possible before the Titan throws you off. You should get this once you knock down four or five guys.
Freeflow Bronze10
Achieve 8 medals on combat challenges 

See Freeflow Gold

Freeflow Silver25
Achieve 16 medals on combat challenges 

See Freeflow Gold

Freeflow Gold50
Achieve 24 medals on combat challenges (12) 

These challenges will be a lot harder for some people seeing as you need to beat the highest scores on each challenge map. Before you can start working your way through the challenges you'll need to collect the riddler trophies to unlock them. See Crack The E Nigma for more information.

You need to beat the following scores to earn a gold medal on each map:

  • Intensive Treatment - 18,000
  • Sewer Bat - 18,000
  • Shock and Awe - 30,000
  • Rumble in the Jungle - 30,000
  • Intensive Treatment (Extreme) - 30,000
  • Sewer Bat (Extreme) - 50,000
  • Shock and Awe (Extreme) - 30,000
  • Rumble in the Jungle (Extreme) - 50,000

Predator Bronze10
Achieve 8 medals on predator challenges 

See Predator Gold

Predator Silver25
Achieve 16 medals on predator challenges 

See Predator Gold

Predator Gold50
Achieve 24 medals on predator challenges 

These challenges are far more straight forward than the combat ones but they will still be a challenge until you find the best way to complete them.

Refer to the following guide for tips on how to beat the criteria.

Predator Challenge Guide

Invisible Predator 10
Complete one predator challenge by using only Silent Takedowns and without being detected (5) 
This is a lot easier than it sounds, pick on of the earn stealth challenges. You will want to take your time don't rush this as you may get caught. Drop down and hold the to sneak up behind enemies. Press to perform a silent takedown, once you have killed the enemy your after make a quick escape to one of the gargoyles or another section of the map.

Using other weapons or takedown tactics will cause you to miss out on this achievement so make sure you don't use the Batarang, Batclaw or glide takedowns.
Flawless Freeflow Fighter10
Complete one combat challenge without taking damage (1) 
This will either come with practice or patience. Play through the first challenge map "Intensive Treatment" there are less enemies and they won't be armed with any weapons. keep your distance and use some of the tips provided in the videos for Freeflow Gold, they may be for the extreme maps but they will give you some guidance on techniques for taking down enemies quickly.

Make good use of your Batclaw and Batarang, keep evading and watch out for enemies which may attack you from behind. 
Crack The E Nigma20
Solve every riddle on the island (6) 
Once you solve every Riddler challenge you will be rewarded with this achievement. This may seem quite tedious to start with as there are 240 challenges through Arkham Island but it doesn't take that long to complete. You won't be able to collect every single item from the start of the game, you will need to acquire upgrades for your weapons such as:
  • Answer the riddles
  • Destroy the chattering teeth
  • Find all the stone plaques
  • Collect every audio interview
  • Find all question marks
  • Collect all the Riddler trophies
You will need the following upgrades to access all the challenge items:
  • Explosive Gel
  • Batclaw
  • Thee Shot Batclaw
  • Cryptographic Sequencer (Distence Upgrade)
  • Zipline
You won't start out with these items as you acquire them while progressing through the games story mode. Before you panic about missing any of these collectibles you can go back in a free roam style to collect all the challenge items at the end of the game. Just continue from the main menu.

While playing through the story you will find maps which indicate where all the Riddlers challenge items are located. Make sure you pick up all these maps when you see them to save any hassle finding each item. There not hidden away but they will be on your patch or in plain view.

If you are stuck on any of the Riddler's questions use the following site:

Riddler's Challenge Guide
Arkham Analyst20
Solve 5% of Riddler challenges 
As you start out you will find yourself picking up trophies and audio recordings while solving the riddles. This achievement unlocks fairly soon as it doesn't require you to collect many of these riddles. You will unlock most of the achievements towards Crack The E Nigma without really trying as you will want to pick these items up to build XP.

See Crack The E Nigma
Cryptic Investigator20
Solve 10% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

Lateral Thinker20
Solve 25% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

Mystery Solver20
Solve 40% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

Conundrum Cracker20
Solve 55% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

Mental Athlete20
Solve 70% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

Riddle Resolver20
Solve 85% of Riddler challenges 

See Crack The E Nigma

World's Greatest Detective20
Solve Arkham's biggest mystery (3) 
You find Chronicles of information documenting the villain's from previous crimes around Arkham Island. they are located everywhere but they are fairly easy to solve. The following guides will help you find any articles you may be missing:

Arkham East
Arkham West
Arkham North
Arkham Mansion
Botanical Gardens
Intensive Treatment
Medical Facility

Once you have collected everything and all the stones you will hear from the Riddler one last time. Once he has finished talking head to the Penitentiary and go to the security booth. Head up into the booth and scan the big circle on the floor, the achievement will unlock once you collect this last article.

If your having trouble finding the security booth its in the same room with Clayface and the mysterious man with one arm.
Perfect Knight75
100% Complete (12) 
This will be your last achievement and most likely your most annoying. You need to fill a list of requirements before the achievement will unlock. You will need to complete the following criteria before this achievement will unlock:
  • Unlock all 20 upgrades
  • Solve the 240 riddles
  • Earn a gold medal on all challenges
Secret Achievements
Shocking Rescue10
Take down Zsasz in the Patient Pacification Chamber (1) 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Leave No Man Behind10
Rescue the guards and henchman from the Joker toxin in Decontamination (3) 
This achievement is Missable

You will encounter this area fairly close to the start of the game. You will have to go through a room filled with toxic gas and turn on the fans. You can just walk past all the guards and miss this achievement. Once you get up onto the vents make your way over to the two security guards and one of Jokers men. Help them all up and the achievement will unlock as soon as you help the last guy.
Malpractice Needs More Practice10
Survive the onslaught from the deformed Joker henchman 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Born Free10
Escape from Intensive Treatment to the island surface 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.
Just What The Doctors Ordered10
Save all the doctors in Medical 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.
Survive the nightmare of the Scarecrow's fear gas 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.
Baneful Payback25
Defeat Bane (2) 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Bane can be a little tricky on the harder difficulty's. While fighting him make sure you tap the to throw a Batarang and pressing twice to evade his running attacks. Once Jokers men start to drop down and cause your grief make sure to use Bane as an advantage. Once he starts to charge at you get him to knock over the other enemies leaving you with a clear shot.
Breaking And Entering10
Gain access to Arkham Mansion after it is locked down by the Joker 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Recurring Nightmare10
Face your biggest fears and keep your sanity 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Zsasz Cut Down To Size10
Save Dr. Young from being killed by Victor Zsasz 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Solitary Confinement25
Capture and lock up Harley Quinn 

This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Double Trouble25
Defeat two Titan Henchmen at once 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

You will first encounter the Titan's while chancing after The Joker a little way into story. They can be a little tough the first time but make sure you make them run into each other. You can also earn Mano-A-Mano at this point in the game.
Resist The Fear50
Conquer the effects of the Scarecrow's fear gas 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

You will enter the Scarecrow's world three times before you can break away from the effects of his fear gas. As you progress you will have one final encounter when you return to the "Intensive Treatment" section of the game.
Crocodile Tears50
Venture into Killer Croc's lair and come out alive 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

You will be forced to enter Croc's lair to collect a toxin. You will need to sneak around the waterways by holding the , it doesn't mater how fast or slow you go just make sure your sneaking.
Poisoned Ivy50
Defeat the giant Titan Ivy plant 
This is a story related achievement and cannot be missed.

Defeating Poison Ivy is more tedious than hard, while attacking her keep an eye on the ground for clumps of grass. As soon as you see these clumps forming evade by them by jumping to either side. Keep tapping the to throw the Batarang, remember not to aim but use quick throws. Half way through the battle Ivy will start to spawn guards, pay less attention to them and concentrate on Ivy. Keep throwing the Batarang and dodge the vines that come up from the floor.

This is more trial an error but once you get half way through you will start from that save point. 

Game Info


US May 11, 2010
Europe March 26, 2010

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