Batman Begins PlayStation 2

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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
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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. The decision to go stealth was a good one and even though scripted and prompted, the gameplay hits the broad mark.
  3. At least it’s easy on the eyes and ears: Batman Begins looks remarkably good, from twilight environments that make for a spooky Gotham City to some surprisingly impressive character models.
  4. Had the develop[ers] only thought about what it was doing a little bit more it could have made an astonishingly good game using the source material provided.
  5. Edge Magazine
    60
    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]
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    60
    Could anyone take less risks designing a license action-adventure? Nice graphics and sound, but super simplistic gameplay. Also super boring. [Sept. 05]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  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. TyP.
    Jun 20, 2005
    9
    Batman is a great game it makes u think of good strategies. He's the best super hero in the U.S to be made. Who ever made batman deseves Batman is a great game it makes u think of good strategies. He's the best super hero in the U.S to be made. Who ever made batman deseves alot of money. My suggestion is you get this game QUICK!! 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. Collapse
  5. MartinK.
    Jun 21, 2005
    8
    Thoroughly enjoyable game for the casual gamer. More experienced players should play the game in "Challenging" mode to get the most out of it.
  6. Myles
    Sep 6, 2006
    7
    Bought the game the day the film came out... gotta say, I was a bit disappointed. Although it's a ton of fun to play and looks Bought the game the day the film came out... gotta say, I was a bit disappointed. Although it's a ton of fun to play and looks fantastic, being led through every level gets old and it's all too easy to just block punches and time retaliations. The environments need to be a lot more open... a gamer needs to feel that there will always be a corner of Gotham left to explore or that there's many different ways to beat a level. Plus, it's much too short. Although I'm a big fan of Batman and of the movie, this game just didn't fulfill my Bat-expectations. 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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Awards & Rankings

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#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005