Batman Begins GameCube

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
Buy On
  1. 100
    Longtime Bat-gamers can consider Batman Begins the cave-engineered antidote to the Bat-crap that's been dropping on consoles in recent years.
  2. The production values are outstanding.
  3. 80
    The training levels are a little tedious, but serves it purpose to have you naturally thinking and reacting as if you're Batman by the heart of the game.
  4. Batman Begins isn't just a good game, it's two great games that play great together. When you're the caped crusader, it's an action game in the mold of "Splinter Cell"... Then, when you're driving the Batmobile, the game morphs into "Burnout," with you knocking cars off the road as you careen through traffic.
  5. If you enjoyed the newest Batman movie and want to "play" it in game form, Batman Begins will satisfy your inner batty desires.
  6. 76
    Flaws considered, this is still the best Batman videogame to come out in two generations and there's a lot for both the comic book and movie fans to enjoy.
  7. While the storytelling is poor, the game does an excellent job of evoking the film's ambience, with striking visuals even better than those in the movie. The game's use of light as it streams through broken boards into a dark room is reminiscent of the wonderful art direction of the first "Splinter Cell" game.
  8. The decision to go stealth was a good one and even though scripted and prompted, the gameplay hits the broad mark.
  9. 75
    They've almost got the formula, the look and style of the game was perfect for the Dark Knight, but they seem to have forgotten that Batman is a detective. I don't need to be lead through the game by my hand, let me try to figure out my environment on my own, that would have been more Batman's style.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 2, 2013
    8
    I used to play this all the time as a kid and I just recently dusted it off again. It is amazing how much higher my expectations are forI used to play this all the time as a kid and I just recently dusted it off again. It is amazing how much higher my expectations are for graphics these days. I remember playing this nearly a decade ago and being amazed by it.
    The graphics do still stand up, but there are some odd moments. This game really shines by making you feel like you are Batman. The levels are very vey linear and by that I mean you have one and only one way to play through each level there isn't even a detour you can make through a level. You have to get rid of all the enemies in the same fashion.
    I think this game doesn't get enough credit. I really firmly believe that this game was a the great starting point for the Arkham video games. There are a lot of similarities between them.
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  2. Nov 27, 2011
    7
    It's a slow progressive game that defines a mixed taste , while Batman ( in that time) didn't had a fantastic moment in the gaming industry .It's a slow progressive game that defines a mixed taste , while Batman ( in that time) didn't had a fantastic moment in the gaming industry . Batman Begins , begins a good reputation to the grim hero . Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Jul 30, 2005
    4
    The graphics and presentation are nice, but the gameplay is seriously dumb. But I could see someone who hasn't played many games getting The graphics and presentation are nice, but the gameplay is seriously dumb. But I could see someone who hasn't played many games getting some enjoyment. Full Review »