Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2005
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. Dtom
    Sep 8, 2005
    9
    I don't know why all the critics don't like it... but i thought it was a all right game. It does need a lot more work but i enjoyed playing it a lot.
  2. DavetheSlave
    Dec 7, 2005
    8
    id say more like an 8 and two-thirds....this game was definately fun, (im a fan of pointless violence,though a pacifist *shrugs*) i kinda dig the idea that different routes can be taken in the story depending on choices made/character picked from start.whens the last time you saw a rated M capcom game that didnt involve zombies... *thinks* anyway, the game did have its drawbacks... long id say more like an 8 and two-thirds....this game was definately fun, (im a fan of pointless violence,though a pacifist *shrugs*) i kinda dig the idea that different routes can be taken in the story depending on choices made/character picked from start.whens the last time you saw a rated M capcom game that didnt involve zombies... *thinks* anyway, the game did have its drawbacks... long loading screens, bad stage sound tracks, and poor voice overs... though im not all together sure whether the game was originally released in english... or japanese, then poorly voiced over for american release (im assuming the latter). if you liked this game (or if you hated it) i think yall would love 'the warriors' by rockstar... its the same idea with less loading, no fashion changing,and more action! as well as better soundtrack, graphics, controls, and atmosphere. makes me wonder if rockstar has influenced capcom on this one~~>beat down: fists of vengeance. Expand
  3. BrunoF.
    Apr 14, 2007
    9
    When you approach a game of this kind you cannot, by any means, apply the same criteria that you apply to any other game. Beatdown promises great amount of visual violence, rudeness, slang, and tough battles. And it provides so. It is true that the graphics aren't as polished as, let us say Urban Reign, but the characters are much more realistic - vulgar, uninteresting, much like any When you approach a game of this kind you cannot, by any means, apply the same criteria that you apply to any other game. Beatdown promises great amount of visual violence, rudeness, slang, and tough battles. And it provides so. It is true that the graphics aren't as polished as, let us say Urban Reign, but the characters are much more realistic - vulgar, uninteresting, much like any street thug is! Also, being published under Capcom, it provides a feeling which Final Fight players will understand, mostly due to the places where it is played (cliché names such as Harbor, Slum, Police District, Downtown). Also it is quite realistic in the sense that you can either peck a fight until one of the fighters is knocked out, or you can just go wild and choose to take his life - a level of violence which is seldom found on a game of this sort. A rude game for people who enjoy a little violence every now and then. Not galons of blood. Just the same amount of blood you'd get for beating someone up on your backyard. Sometimes I could almost sense the awfully stinking smell that emanated from the back alleys. Great! Expand
  4. JeffD.
    Aug 24, 2005
    9
    I really enjoyed this.
  5. MarcusT.
    Sep 3, 2005
    10
    An awesome beat 'em up with tons of customization, variety, and fun!

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 15 out of 33
  1. It's a beat-em-up. You beat people up. If nothing else, it offers the bare minimum of gameplay to meet the name, but all the other claims of deeper gameplay are half-assed.
  2. Bland gameplay, however, stifles what inspiration there is. The fighting action is fundamentally underwhelming, and a poor camera and constant loading further handcuff things.
  3. 50
    An intriguing idea, but it deserves a better game than this.