Batman: Arkham Asylum Boss Guide

Arkham’s insane-o inmates aren’t simple pushovers for Batman. Sure, Batman’s a badass, but he’s also vulnerably human, and if you’re having trouble taking down the worst of The Joker’s entourage, check out our succinct guide to get you through the rough spots.


Deformed Joker Henchmen

The deformed henchmen are your first real test in Arkham Asylum. Pay attention to this freak's patterns: you'll face many goons like this over the course of the game.

If the henchman picks up a body keep diving to the left and right to avoid getting struck.

The beast will roar when he’s about to charge. Now’s your chance. Time to throw a quick, well-aimed Batarang.

Immediately dive to the side. If the Batarang strikes true he’ll clatter into the wall and let you punch him while he’s dazed.

Every henchman can be tackled in this way, though later brutes have three health bars instead of just the one.

Don’t panic – keep punching them when they fall to one knee and you’ll get to ride them like a cheeky cowboy.


Big brute Bane's the man who broke Batman's back in the Knightfall story arc of Batman #497.

Bane’s tackled in exactly the same way as the giant henchman from before. Just use the Batarang when he charges.

Don’t bother attacking Bane until one of his segments is depleted. Once that happens run in and keep punching.

You’ll rip the venom tubes right off his back, weakening him. Sadly his punch is still pretty powerful without the tubes…

Keep countering the goons that attack and watch for Bane’s charge. Launch a quick Batarang and dive when it comes.

Bane will occasionally grab chunks of wall and hurl them. Just dodge to the side to avoid them. You've got plenty of time to prepare.


  • Fostaboii - August 2, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    do you have to solve all the Riddles before you proceed???
  • Fostaboii - August 2, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    me and my 5 year old son have a ?..after you fight The Titan Joker what next??
  • yourtrashman - December 24, 2009 7:57 p.m.

    i need help, my son is playing and cant get past 37%, he needs to destroy titan production in botanical gardens but cant find it or holly quin, any help would be appreciated
  • kris33nike - December 24, 2009 5:34 p.m.

    hey i am at the 37% completion mark and i cant get back into the mansion! help please.... poisin ivy just covered the island qith her plants i would really appreciate it
  • bobzombi2 - October 10, 2009 10:06 a.m.

    how do you get past the part where you have to free 2 guards when they are hanging over the electrified water in 2 minutes. I free the one but i don't know what to do from there. And on th PC version how do you use the sequencer, is it A,D, left click, right click in succesion or do you hold them down?
  • Amatarasu - September 21, 2009 2:43 a.m.

    uug, i wish you FOUGHT killer croc,not just ran around an hit him with baterangs but it'd probably be hard to figure out how to work him in a fight without him being just like bane or a titain
  • crazyqazqaz - September 7, 2009 10:50 a.m.

    Recaptcha: lanky giraffe lol :)
  • crazyqazqaz - September 7, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    This game is awesome. You've got to buy it. I completed the riddler challenges without any guides, some of those teeth were solid to find! @ Proffess0rCha0s Thats as much an easter egg as the final Joker fight you pillock
  • ilike2pwn - September 5, 2009 1:33 a.m.

    Wow i beat the game....and At the end the joker is on drugs
  • pinoklin - September 2, 2009 5:58 p.m.

    rofl i cant even get i n the batcave before defeating ivy
  • AlexMercer1337 - August 31, 2009 10:06 a.m.

    @ Pr0fesser Its not an easter egg, its part of the story you idiot....
  • AlexMercer1337 - August 31, 2009 10:04 a.m.

    Thanks GR, I needed that Croc guide (he scared the piss outta me)
  • Pr0fesserCha0s - August 31, 2009 5:14 a.m.

    Gamesradar I found a super secret easter egg its called the scarecrow scenario I swear to god that this is not fake, okay once you got the line launcher got to Arkham North use the launcher in a guard tower to go back to the intensive treatment this works a 100% percent I think I'm the only one who knows this okay continue down until u see joker goon putting mine on gargoyles okay take all the baddies out, now destroy the bomb at that little office in the middle okay 2 doors will be available goto the right one and BAAM you'lle just have to see it by yourself this is scarescrow's 3rd boss fight where batman is trapped in alternate world the mission was awesome please gamesradar post this a a feature or something and this is not a hoax and if everybody has found this already where sorry for the rush Gamesradar try it now!!!!!
  • adadadad - August 28, 2009 7:03 p.m.

    @ barrage7667, broother. ;/ may respect yous. may think if yous and may can cross this concole devide - with a handshake like broothers - mayb wes sees that wes is not so differennt, u and i? ;/
  • barrage7667 - August 28, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    adadadad i respect ur opinion i dont mind that u hate the sony with a passion w/e but u dont have to announce it to the enitre world man PLEASE ur just making a fool out of yourself
  • DrRock - August 28, 2009 11 a.m.

    How do you beat Sandman? He isn't even listed here as a boss. I must be missing something here cause I can't figure out how to get past him. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Pr0fesserCha0s - August 28, 2009 5:58 a.m.

    I so wanna read this but I can't cuz I don't wanna know the spoilers It's literally killing me not to read this article
  • mgkyo666 - August 28, 2009 2:45 a.m.

    @SkinnyJr the riddler challenges arent that hard just follow the above instructions (i dont need em cause i found em all, but it was still tiring)
  • batman5273 - August 27, 2009 11:34 p.m.

    Awesome FUCKING game!! but i may be biased!!
  • gutlessVADER - August 27, 2009 11:04 p.m.

    could be handy

Showing 1-20 of 42 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000