Well, it’s official. Eidos' Batman: Arkham Asylum is the greatest superhero game of all time!...At least, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Dark Knight’s latest virtual adventure has been recognized as the “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever” as it has so far received a worldwide average rating of 91.67 (Metacritic has it rated at 91). Assuming that a flood of particularly nasty reviews don't come pouring in sometime soon, it's safe to say that this record/rating is secure for the time being.
I guess that’s what happens when you get people intimately familiar with the source material involved on the ground floor. Plus, it should be clear by now that if you’re going to make a game based off an existing IP (specifically a comic book or movie), make sure you’re telling an original story instead of trying to form fit a previous story onto it. Oh, and if you can, have it take place in labyrinthine facility housing scores of insatiably violent maniacs. That always helps.
Do you think Arkham Asylum is the best superhero game ever? If not, what’s your pick?