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What is the remote control batarang good for in Batman Arkham asylum?

I have so far not been able to find a use for it.

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Oh now I see ... the problem was that I use inverted controls but the control for the batarang didn't get inverted so whatever I did it would end up hitting the floor – Willbill Sep 22 '10 at 15:58
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It's good for taking out distant enemies - snipers are the best example. Also, the remote batarang doesn't stop when colliding with enemies, only with walls and such; so with a little practice it's possible to steer it so that you could bring down multiple enemies in one throw.

Notice that enemies aware of the batarang will try to evade it.

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  • Hit enemies around the corner
  • Knock down enemies that are hard to reach
  • The batarang will also give you some info about the enemies within a room since the camera will follow the item

Personally I've used it in stealth situations when it was best to not cause a racket.

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On the PS3 there is a trophy for catching your own batarang which I got using the remote control batarang. I'm not sure it's possible using the normal batarang.

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One of the silent predator challenge maps requires that you take down three enemies with one batarang. I believe you can only do this with the remote batarang. If you want to get 100% and/or get all trophies, you'll need it.

I never used it during normal gameplay, however. You can definitely just beat the game without it.

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