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  • Summary: Step into the shadows of Gotham City's dangerous criminal underworld as Batman. Based on the movie of the same name, Batman Begins lets you explore both the origins of the "dark knight" and his transformation into a superhero. As Batman, you must use your strength and an array of high-tech gadgets to fight the evil forces that threaten the city, including Scarecrow, Ra's Al Ghul, and Carmine Falcone. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  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. If you enjoyed the newest Batman movie and want to "play" it in game form, Batman Begins will satisfy your inner batty desires.
  3. 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.
  4. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels too much like a mishmash of several other well-known gaming franchises and ends up overly simplistic.
  5. 65
    The stealth fails, however, in at least two significant ways. The first is a near-total lack of choice: there's almost always one prescribed way to navigate a given situation, and player improvisations are promptly curtailed by unsustainable gunfire.
  6. Where the game really succeeds, however, beyond providing a robust and solid, if unassuming model of explorative stealth and attack, is in fulfilling that old and oft-forgotten criterion - putting the gamer inside the movie. [Aug 2005, p.95]
  7. You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Kevin
    Jul 19, 2005
    This game is great. The graphics are hott, storyline is great. The game in general just draws you into it. It makes you want to play it all day even when you know you have better things to do. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 19, 2005
    Awesome Game, Forget the negative reviews.
  3. DB
    Jul 19, 2005
    Great Game.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 . Collapse
  6. 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. Expand
  7. KarlM.
    Jun 26, 2005
    Requires no skill whatsoever to play, good for kids but as a game it shocks me that some reviewers have given this top marks.

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