1. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360/PS3/PC, 2009)

The gaming world finally got its ideal translation of a comic book when Rocksteady Studios released their breakthrough Batman: Arkham Asylum game two years ago. While previous Batman games tended to stray far from the canonical comic book story and thus were never able to capture the imagination of gamers, that's not the case here: Arkham Asylum is a concerted effort (written by long-time Batman writer Paul Dini) at bringing to virtual life the troubled sanctuary of Gotham’s most evil of doers, with The Joker at the wheel. It’s the comic-book video game players deserved; for that we’re throwing down the gauntlet and saying that it’s the best game based on literature ever created. Suck it, Dante!