Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 81
    It is not a game without faults, but its solid, if formulaic gameplay mechanics and beautiful cartoon style combine for an experience that is definitely recommended.
  2. Scores big points for recreating the animated series in video game form with you in control of Batman.
  3. 78
    Lovers of Batman (the cartoon or old-school) and proprietors of Nintendo will have a comfortable 10-hour romp.
  4. The sound effects, music, and voiceovers are near perfect. All of the voiceovers in Batman Vengeance are provided by the same actors who perform them in the cartoon series.
  5. The GameCube version slightly edges out its PS2 brother...It succeeds at what it set out to do--it puts you into the role of Batman.
  6. If you loved the cartoon, you’ll go batty for Vengeance’s complete and polished packed of Caped Crusading. [Feb 2002, p.149]
  7. Don't worry about what it isn't, just enjoy it for what it is – one of the few playable and, yep, fairly enjoyable superhero games out there.
  8. 73
    The pace is quick, the visuals pleasant and the writing as tight as its television counterpart.
  9. Batman has never looked so good and for once the developers have taken as much care with the gameplay and story as they have with the overall presentation.
  10. This is competent, if uninspired stuff that will no doubt please Bat-fans. [NGC]
  11. Complete and flawless, the cinematics just make the entire game worthwhile. Watching Mr. Freeze deliver a blast from his freeze ray, I damn near feel out of my chair.
  12. Even with an outstanding soundtrack, great voice acting, some incredible, although obviously cartoonish cutscenes, the overall experience is not nearly as rewarding as it could have been.
  13. While this linear formula is an old one, it works well thanks to the polished presentation and variety of gameplay modes.
  14. For most players, this game will only slightly entertain. [Feb 2002, p.87]
  15. A constant, an ever-glimmering paradox that may someday lead the land into a brightened future.
  16. It's also short, and there is no reason why you would feel compelled to play it again. No secrets to unlock, no hidden characters.
  17. Batman Vengeance had a hopeful start, but the controls, cameras, and crappy graphics make this bat look like a rat.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Oct 13, 2013
    8
    one of the best at its time,the cartoon look and all the gadgets and good boss battles and good voice actors,problem is that its short but for 2001 the game had good graphics,gameplay,voice acting,and the charm of the cartoon batman series Full Review »
  2. Sep 7, 2013
    3
    Worst controls possible, gameplay atrocious. Became quickly and frequently frustrated with the overall controls, and the camera control. I agree with hmn... Anyone who gives this a rating of 7 or more is retarded. That being said, the graphics were very nostalgic of batman I grew up with on TV, but yeah... Without gameplay, that won't save it. The game itself sucks. Full Review »
  3. hmn
    Mar 23, 2008
    2
    TERRIBLE controls, terrible levels. By far the worst title in my 40+ game Gamecube collection. Anyone who gives this game a rating of 7 or more is INSANE! Full Review »