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  • Summary: Batman faces a new enemy. Unlike any he has ever faced before. The faceless foe plunges Gotham City into chaos on the night of the anniversary of Bruce Wayne's parents' murder. Who is responsible for unleashing havoc on Gotham City? The truth will be revealed. A Brand-new Villain for the Batman Univers: Sin Tzu, cunning master of strategy and martial arts, makes history as the first Batman character to debut in a video game. Battle the evil forces of Gotham City by yourself or with a friend. Two Players can fight the forces of evil as the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin; or choose to control Nightwing or Batgirl! Battle Batman's most infamous enemies including Bane, Clayface, Scarecrow and the new formidable foe - Sin Tzu, all appearing for the first time in a videogame. Utilize Batman's arsenal such as the Batarang, Grappling Hook, and Smoke Bombs. Topple Sin Tzu's soldiers of crime with more than 35 martial arts moves and combos. 12 Levels: Defend Gotham City through the Gotham City Docks, Crime Alley, and Arkham Asylum. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. A case where the sum is greater than the parts. If you can get past the repetitive gameplay you may actually find a game with a great personality.
  2. Only devout Batman fans and action gamers looking for a quick fix will find much appeal in Batman: Rise of the Sin Tzu.
  3. 70
    Those looking for a good old fashioned beat ‘em up, with a slightly new twist, would do well to check out this game.
  4. While the audio and visual departments have been done in exemplary fashion, I just can’t let the game off the hook for its gameplay. No, it’s not nearly as bad as Kemco’s travesty, but there’s nothing compelling about it.
  5. Once all the moves are unlocked, this is a rather decent game. But since thye're not immediately available, the monotony will have you bailing before the second level. [Nov 2003, p.78]
  6. About as classy as a "KerPOW!" sound effect and sadly never elevates itself beyond basic Bat-Shtick.
  7. Forsakes any sort of previously demonstrated variety, great story, or awesome atmosphere all in favor of fight, fight, fight. It only needs the "POW! WHAP! BLORP!" [Nov 2003, p.130]

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Score distribution:
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  1. DaddyFix
    Nov 13, 2003
    Great game. Just can't beat Sin Tzu.:S
  2. TylorY.
    Dec 9, 2003
    I loved the game, best I have ever played.
  3. SebastianG.
    Dec 17, 2006
    Its so damn good !! i've had so many hours with that game.
  4. Kairow
    Dec 15, 2003
    There are a couple of groups of people who will love this game. 1) Younger kids for whom button mashing does not detract from game play. My 6 year old nephew loves it. 2) Fans of the animated series, who will love the look of the heroes and the levels. Very true to the whole Dini feel. The graphics are suprising good for a franchise game. This is not one of those "let's make a comic book video game that has poor game play and poor graphics'. (SPAWN! SPAWN!) 3) People who play 2 player versions of games. There are few non sports games that support a quality 2 player version. (Halo springs to mind) The two player is easy, mindless and a complete blast. Expand