Batman: Dark Tomorrow GameCube

  • Publisher: Kemco
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 12 out of 14
Buy On
  1. The game’s presentation is nothing less than excellent, and its graphics and sound are great too. On the other hand, the control and camera are awful, and the gameplay often fails to deliver on its lofty intentions.
  2. Nintendo Power
    38
    The story, cinema scenes and rendered graphics are in keeping with the Batman franchise, but the game suffers greatly from its difficult control scheme. [Apr 2003, p.134]
  3. 35
    If you're able to survive the first batcable swinging level with any hair left in your head and are then able to experience the first combat level of the game for yourself, then you will truly understand the pain involved in playing this game.
  4. A stagnant pond full of crap-sucking carp that’ll have you reeling in one piece of garbage after another. The gameplay is excruciatingly unresponsive, the graphics are generic – quite simply, there is no possible excuse to buy this game, even if you consider yourself a Batman fan of the highest degree.
  5. If players can overcome the gloomy graphics, irritating camera, and puzzling gadgets, they can look forward to swinging from rooftop to rooftop, punching dozens of enemies using two moves over and over again, ducking behind walls like "Metal Gear Solid," and even taking to the skies in an awkward controlling Batglider.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    30
    Stay away from Batman: Dark Tomorrow like it was a greatest hits CD of Christina Aguilera songs performed on an water-swollen oboe.
  7. When you combine the stiff gameplay, muddy graphics, and clunky movement in the game's levels, Batman: Dark Tomorrow ends up feeling like it was thrown together with half-finished components.
  8. 20
    A disaster. It's a mile-long train wreck in Gotham City's dirtiest and most rat-infested train yard.
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    15
    I think this is the most unplayable game I've ever encountered... and I've played some real crap. [June 2003, p.112]
  10. Game Informer
    8
    The action that unfolds is so incomprehensible and littered with bugs tht you can't help but wonder if your GameCube or television is on the fritz. [May 2003, p.87]
  11. You'll find it almost unplayable thanks to both the worst camera and control in the history of video gaming.

Awards & Rankings

35
#35 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
33
#33 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. Jul 3, 2016
    2
    No tutorials when the game is complex. The controls are really bad. Graphics are good for a gamecube game. The game is hard cause it ain'tNo tutorials when the game is complex. The controls are really bad. Graphics are good for a gamecube game. The game is hard cause it ain't playable. Plot ain't so bad but this game deserves to be skipped. Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2016
    1
    The game, let me just say that it is horrible or the worst game in the Batman video games series. Basically, nothing, well graphics were onlyThe game, let me just say that it is horrible or the worst game in the Batman video games series. Basically, nothing, well graphics were only good. I used to have it, but I sold it because the game is terrible. Full Review »
  3. Aug 26, 2015
    5
    Excellent graphics, cut scenes, presentation, level design, voice acting, animation, boss fights, musical score. So why do i give this game aExcellent graphics, cut scenes, presentation, level design, voice acting, animation, boss fights, musical score. So why do i give this game a 5/10. Because the camera, and controls are so awful that you cant even enjoy everything else. This is a great game plagued by game breaking issues that ruin the entire experience.
    5/10
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