Top 10 Action Games Of All Time

7. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Rocksteady put an end to Batman’s long line of awful video games last generation in one fell swoop. The Dark Knight’s perilous adventure into the deepest recesses of the lunatic-filled Arkham Asylum introduced us to a terrific story with a who’s who of fun enemy cameos and groundbreaking combat.

Batman’s ability to fluidly battle mobs of enemies and the clever counter-attack cues made every battle a blast rather than a chore. The larger open-world sequels did a great job of expanding Gotham City, but we love Arkham Asylum’s sense of Metroid-like progression that comes with unlocking new sections of the more compact madhouse.

Arkham Asylum reinvented the Caped Crusader and put Rocksteady on the map with undeniable style.