Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum Achievements

Biggest Bang

Complete story mode on Hard difficulty     

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.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 8 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by xJIMMYxJAZZx
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 02:29:26 PM

If you complete the game on Hard difficulty, you'll also unlock the Big Bang (complete the game on Easy) and the Bigger Bang (complete the game on Normal difficulty). 3 birds with one stone. haha

Comment #2 by JackMolloy
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 07:29:04 AM

Last Achievement to get on this game :(

Comment #3 by cochran2015
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 09:48:58 AM

This is really easy. I recommend that you first beat the game on normal (Get all of the puzzles down) and then repeat it on hard.

Comment #4 by PromoteViolence
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 02:38:39 AM

Even I wouldn't go so far as to say it's "really easy". It might be really easy for you and me but for others it may not be possible at all. The elevator titan fight in the pump control area and the final fight before joker among others can prove very challenging.

Comment #5 by asylumspadez
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:40:13 PM

I would use a guide for the Riddles and Trophys. You get more experiance to upgrade and the more you upgrade the easier the game is. It is actually pretty easy if you know what you are doing, Only the end is hard.

Comment #6 by MrRobP
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 08:55:38 AM

Its actually not been that bad (so far) but its just that Poison Ivy boss battle, that one's a motherfuck*r!

Comment #7 by Planet Chuck
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 09:00:54 AM

I'm stuck on Poison Ivy too.

Comment #8 by Magon
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 04:01:35 PM

If you don't waste your armor upgrades too soon (for a full health bar during a hard fight), its doable for not that great players (like me) as well. I haven't kept one for the fight before end boss, and had to keep repeating that for bazillions of times, but eventually I have done that as well. Just keep trying, end boss will be a relief after that one, no worries. :)

Comment #9 by PromoteViolence
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 09:35:24 PM

You can spam quick batarangs at Ivy even while the pod is closed around her; you will just do more damage when it opens. That should make it MUCH easier.

Comment #10 by StoneTrooper
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 01:27:55 PM

I found this achievent really easy im only missing 3 others (2 i get at the same time)

Comment #11 by XX HEH8ME XX
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 02:27:00 PM

Why is the battle against the 2 titans and the henchmen way harder than against
joker? should get an achievement just for beating that, especially on hard.

Comment #12 by Blargimazombie
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 02:30:12 PM

@11 no kidding that fight took me 3 times as many tried to beat than joker did, the only reason joker took longer was because I didn't notice the strategy written on the top of the screen for me.

Comment #13 by tallish03
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 07:00:59 PM

how long does it take to complete?

Comment #14 by JackerCracker
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 06:40:10 PM

I completed the game on easy and normal. now i'm trying to complete it on hard and i'm stuck at the very last part where you have to beat the two titans and some more enemie

Comment #15 by JackerCracker
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 06:43:06 PM

I completed the game on easy and normal no problem. now i'm trying to complete it on hard and i'm stuck at the very last part where you have to beat the two titans and some henchmen. lol (don't read comment #14)

Comment #16 by BossierBroom
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 03:45:47 AM

Last cheevo, then I'm on 100% db

Comment #17 by Inevias
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 08:57:34 AM

Wasn't to bad this one. Couple of parts a bit tricky but for the most part quite enjoyable

Comment #18 by martinlindstrom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 05:28:21 PM

Poison Ivy was really annoying but am I the only one who was a bit dissapointed with Jokerfight? Bit too easy I think.

Comment #19 by Majkeeboy
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 03:50:56 AM

Are the difficulty achievements stackable?

Comment #20 by Majkeeboy
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 03:52:16 AM

Sry.. missed the top post which answered my question..

Comment #21 by Seththeslayer4
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 07:47:30 PM

Yeah. (xJIMMYxJAZZx) I should have completed the game on Hard 1st. Hang on
I think it was locked. I dont reamember. But hay gives me 7 reasones 2
play it agine! HA HA! Like (Inevias) said: The game is quite enjoyable.
Its easy as all get out 2 get 100% on the game. But its fun!

Comment #22 by rbodden89
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 09:30:41 AM

@21 then why dont u have 100%

Comment #23 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 01:44:24 PM

@11 and @12 are you guys insane? I beat the two Titan boss battle on the first try but joker was a bi+ch. But he was no where near as bad as bane. Am I the only one who thinks that fight was the hardest in the game)

Comment #24 by SpecOpsHD
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 09:57:38 PM

Really easy, took me like 7-9 to get it. :)

Comment #25 by markoquinn
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:02:36 PM

bane and ivy were both easy for me. i'm stuck on the last two titan henchmen before titan joker. i found that if you only worry about them while they are charging you is the best. throw a batarang at them when they charge then let them knock the guys down while you try and beat up the little guy when they are all gone focus on the henchmen then.

Comment #26 by Fifa08Meister
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 10:41:57 AM

Im at the last bit with titan joker and this is really starting 2 stress me out lol i can get down 2 his last bar and then i die :(

Comment #27 by Croc 494
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 10:34:44 AM

@18 Basically come and do it for me then I have done the whole game on hard, Ivy was a challenge, the last 2 titan henchmen were pretty hardcore but the joker is just impossible. How on earth can you say it was too easy, you must be on crack

Comment #28 by Trombonafide
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:31:43 PM

I beat Bane on hard on my first try. I only got hit in the very beginning while getting my bearings and then at the end when I got a bit careless. How I beat him was simple. Avoid the henchmen and let Bane kill them. He usually plowed through them or knocked them down, and I tried to time it so his rock throws would hit them too. I don't think a henchman ever touched me.

I haven't gotten to Poison Ivy yet, but I'm blowing through the game. It's my last achievement to get. After all the combat challenges, you learn how to counter enemies without the warning symbol and take out enemies effectively. While I wouldn't say it's "easy", because it certainly takes a level of skill and concentration, I would say its at least fair. If you make use of all your abilities, you'll have no problem. A

Comment #29 by Trombonafide
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 11:14:00 AM

@27 - What are you finding difficult about the Joker fight on hard?

I'm not trying to be condescending, but I really found the fight to be a breeze. If you're getting hit by the Joker's swipes when he's on the ground, try and roll away instead of just running. His range is too great for that.

When the guys drop down, my best advice would be to treat it like a challenge room fight. Try and redirect your attacks and stay on the move to keep away from enemies. Always take out any enemy who goes for the gun case as quickly as possible. Use B + Y combo takedowns to lessen the enemy numbers, ESPECIALLY if one manages to grab a gun. And don't use the Batclaw on Joker until all the enemies are down. I made that mistake while one enemy was still up, and he interrupted by Batclaw and I had to

Comment #30 by TheCheater
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:39:59 AM

#xJIMMYxJAZZx - I'm so idiot! I didn't know that, so first I completed the game on easy, after it on normal, and just now I'm completing on hard...

Comment #31 by MinoCFC
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 04:26:23 AM

I got this achiev. on my first gameplay (got Big and Bigger Bang). Only hard part was fight with Bane :D and i had a little problem with Ivy :D.

Comment #32 by professa23
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 02:23:52 PM

only missing this achievement...going back and play it now...pretty easy so far...shouldve done hard on my first playthrough lol

Comment #33 by serenity540
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 06:12:36 AM

i wish i had played my first time on hard would have saved me alot of time.

Comment #34 by spencer8989
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 09:38:57 AM

Just got the achievement. The last fight was pretty hard

Comment #35 by oldben
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 04:18:30 PM

Just got it. Some of the boss fights are challenging, but I found it was a huge comfort to keep an unused upgrade for armor in case my health got too low. I only actually used it during a fight once, but it was nice to know i could squeeze by a boss if I didn't feel like retrying.

Comment #36 by Azrael1
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 12:44:22 AM

Love this game, easy achievement though.

Comment #37 by Hoot Mckoy
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 10:02:55 AM

was dreddin this one,came through good though

Comment #38 by Hollow Slag
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 02:29:53 PM

done all achievements on this game 3 times now and i recommend going thru on hard first try for people who have plenty of game experience bc its not all that hard. hardest part is bane and learning when to counter thugs after u get thru those its as good as yours

Comment #39 by Spiral 462
Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 05:56:40 AM

I had the hardest time with Bane as well, but maybe because that wasn't too far into the game so I wasn't as used to the combat mechanics as you are by the time you get to the Joker? It took me 4 tries to beat Joker at the end, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was gonna be, and that was on Hard. And no, it's not bad playing on Hard your first time through. It's just getting used to the combat. And I'm not good at the combat in this game, I'm just good at the A+A move to evade while throwing in a random attack here and there lol. It takes patience, but I would barely lose health most of the time and would finish the fights still with most of my health intact.

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Game Info
Rocksteady Games


US August 25, 2009
Europe August 28, 2009

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