Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. We could well be looking at a number one here. Unfortunately, Batman Begins won’t deserve such an elevated status as it’s average to the core. [Aug 2005, p.106]
  2. A classic case of style over substance, being little more than a glossy advertisement for the film.
  3. You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Before there was Arkham Asylum, it began on the PS2 with Batman Begins.

    Begins takes Batman into a realm he has never been before, this is
    a smart Batman this a wary Batman. He is only a man and he not going to jump into a fight with a bunch guys armed to the teeth, he will cut to shreds in seconds. And that is how you need to approach this awesome movie tie-in.

    This is the true game that uses fear over all other means. While recent batman games have used this mechanic they also didn't punish you if you got caught, you could still duke it out with little damage, Begins doesn't give you that luxury and it's a better game for it. Fear is the key and you need to get those heart-rates to the point of darkness. Whilst linear this 2005 streamlines they experience by setting you on a direct that has you cross Scarecrows thugs and having to survive the onslaught of the Gotham P.D.

    Things get tough and you have only your wits to get you through the night. With varied locations Begins really takes you on a roller coaster or survival where you are not invincible, but still deadly if you stick to the shadows.

    Also Begins gives you what you have wanted for the past 6 years and lets you cause utter mayhem in the Batmobile. Inspired by Burnout 3, you get to break up the levels by traveling between locals whilst taking down thugs and cops alike. Not as good as Burnout 3, but decent fun on the way to more stealth sections.

    Whilst it shares similar aspects with the modern Arkham series, it has a lot more stealth to keep you in the dark, it's all about survival and fear.
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  2. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    wow what a great ps2 game this is the best batman game there was on ps2 the best thing about this it stays true to the movie there are great mission were you drive the batmoblie and the voice cast is excellent to this game everyone doing the part great 10/10 Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    7
    One of the first batman games that I have played back on the playstation 2. I thought it was still a fun stealth game but I gave it a 7.1 out of 10 knowing this game needed to improve. Full Review »