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  • Summary: Become Batman with blistering martial arts combos, over 500 unique animated moves, and a multi-functional cape with its own A.I. Wield such goodies as Batarangs, Batgrapples, Flash Bombs, Remote Charges, Batcuffs, Nets, the Batlauncher, Batscope, and more. [Ubi Soft]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 80
    The game itself is not the next-generation butt-kicking game I hoped it would be, but it is a fun, varied title that, despite harboring some awkward control here, and simplistic design there, winds up being a respectable arcade game, steeped in Batman lore.
  2. Main problem: you can only fire your Batgrapple at specific points...We wanted the freedom of Tenchu and all we received was a hook through the nose with a finger pulling us the right way.
  3. In the end, BV succeeds at what it set out to do--it puts you into the role of Batman. Every major aspect of the character is presented in some way in the game...it is one of those incredibly rare birds known as a good licensed game.
  4. Ultimately, Batman: Vengeance is hampered by its linear nature and lack of mental challenge, but the game is still heads and shoulders above all other Batman titles released in the last few years.
  5. For better or for worse though, "Vengeance" relies on scripted and very linear, boring and predictable encounters with enemies/NPC's to move the game along by fists and kicks rather than thought.
  6. These intriguing elements can only offset, and not make up for, the often frustrating gameplay. [Dec 2001, p.100]
  7. The only time you can use the Bat-grapple is when you get an onscreen signal to look for a huge, out of place Bat-insignia perched on the corner of some overhead location. Oh, I guess I'm supposed use my Bat-grapple here. Sheesh!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. CrashMaster
    Jul 28, 2002
    9
    I'm a big fan of Batman but besides that this is a good game excellent graphics a good storyline and good sound effects but the controls get confusing! Collapse
  2. Vik
    Jan 3, 2005
    9
    Very good in all.
  3. Michael
    Dec 3, 2001
    8
    Not a bad game, the best Batman game to come out ever. With an original story line, great action, it's a good consideration for Batman fans. Bads: controls are difficult at times, ecspecially in fine movements and camera angles are difficult to deal with. Goods: incredible city landscape, looks like actual animation from now off air WB tv show. Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2013
    4
    Batman Vengeance is a decent and somewhat stylish super hero/adventure game who's ruined by its terrible controls and lame boss fights. I don't recommend it, specially for Batman fans. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2011
    4
    This is one of the games that help give Batman the bad reputation in the video game world, first of all it's to dark to see anything going on screen, and the controls are bad, and the story doesn't keep you hooked either, it's definitely one of Batman's worst games. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2014
    3
    I think this game isn't that good. i think it's OKAY but things are WAY too dark too see, The controles are HORIBLE, it is alittle cartoonish for a teen videogame, it is boring, you need to use the hook shot at surtin' parts, and you need to hand cuf them when their down. This is the worst batman game in HISTORY!! Expand

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