Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. While this rises above its predecessors, its true potential is hampered by restricted game mechanics.
  2. Despite its limitations Batman Begins is an okay-ish action/adventure game, which has excellent production values. The voice acting is excellent and helps to make the game feel and sound very authentic compared to the movie. This game certainly is no "Catwoman"! [July 2005, p.59]
  3. It's too simplistic. While the game gives the illusion of Splinter Cell-style freedom in how you want to take out your enemies, Batman only really ever has one course of action: knock something over, scare the bad guys into dropping their guns, then come in punching and kicking.
  4. Unless you are a true comic fan and know nothing about games, avoid this title like avoiding the Scarecrow's neurotoxin. Instead, save your money from the rental and see the movie, which far exceeds what this game presents.
  5. Compromised because you've pretty much seen and played the game before. Fans will see the adventure through, but many players will find their attention wandering.
  6. Although its blend of stealth and action is clever, it's also derivative and boring.
  7. Batman Begins feels more like work than fun. Look at Spider-Man 2 to see how superhero games should be done. [NGC]
  8. You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]
User Score

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
    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 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
    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
    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 »