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  • Summary: Step into the shadows of Gotham City’s perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics’ legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. The gameStep into the shadows of Gotham City’s perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics’ legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. The game explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. Gamers will play as both Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, hunting evil-doers from the shadows, using strength, intellect and an array of high tech gadgets to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city, including classic villains the Scarecrow, Ra’s Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone. Turning traditional stealth-based gameplay on its ear – by allowing gamers to play the hunter, rather than the hunted – Batman Begins delivers the Batmanuniverse as never before. Stalking criminals from the shadows, gamers will discover new ways to paralyze thugs with fear before engaging in hand-to-hand combat, or interrogating them. From the halls of Arkham Asylum and the alleys of Gotham City to an ancient monastery high in the Himalayas, Batman Begins the video game delivers a thrilling interactive companion to Christopher Nolan’s reinvention of the Dark Knight in Batman Begins. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  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. 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.
  3. In the end or in the beginning if you like, Batman Begins is a good game, just falling short of great due to the linearity.
  4. Batman Begins doesn't have a genuine bone in its body.
  5. Could anyone take less risks designing a license action-adventure? Nice graphics and sound, but super simplistic gameplay. Also super boring. [Sept. 05]
  6. 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]
  7. You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. JuliusM.
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    I'm just an occasional gamer. I've never played Splinter Cell, I LOVE burn out. But this is EVERYTHING I've ever wanted in a I'm just an occasional gamer. I've never played Splinter Cell, I LOVE burn out. But this is EVERYTHING I've ever wanted in a Batman game. Sneaking around, climbing things, dropping down on people and beating the info out of them. As a Batman fan I LOVE it. Expand
  2. AlexR.
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    This game is a batman game you will not stop playing on. It had everything I wanted and still does, stealth, interrigate, you even make them This game is a batman game you will not stop playing on. It had everything I wanted and still does, stealth, interrigate, you even make them scared by using the enviroment! My rating is 10/10 A must buy. Expand
  3. ChrisD.
    Jun 16, 2005
    9
    I Dont know completely what the story is yet. But from what i the most important thing is game play and this what I think a Batman game I Dont know completely what the story is yet. But from what i the most important thing is game play and this what I think a Batman game should have and the second stage with him in a Ninja suit is a nice added surprise. So if u like stealth and fighting u love this. And the graphics r amazing . Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2011
    9
    Batman hasn't been known for having good games, but this game changes that bad rep, it's just so much fun to play, the graphics, sound, andBatman hasn't been known for having good games, but this game changes that bad rep, it's just so much fun to play, the graphics, sound, and controls are great, it has fun racing areas, and fun stealth scare tactics like gameplay, the only flaw is the camera, it rarely works with you, this is one you want to pick up if your a Batman fan, or just like good games, a blast to play. Expand
  5. JimP.
    Jun 19, 2005
    8
    Not bad.
  6. Jesse
    Jul 9, 2005
    6
    I loved the movie. The game looks great, that character mapping is by far the best i've ever scene, but it's so encapsulated in the I loved the movie. The game looks great, that character mapping is by far the best i've ever scene, but it's so encapsulated in the movie that you might as well just watch that and give your thumbs a rest. Though the dialogue was good, I would have rather had an option to skip it. like I said...I've seen the move, I don't need a series of tedious and over the top clips to remember it. I think the controls and environements should have been more "spiderman" or "gta" (not in plot - just control) than feeling like you're contrained into a pac man maze. Expand
  7. Bob
    Jun 29, 2005
    0
    Rubbish it is so poor i burnt the disk and completed it in 3 hours.

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