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  • Summary: Step into the ring as Rocky Balboa, to fight and train your way from unknown fighter to peoples' champion. To become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World you must meet & defeat awesome adversaries including Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy 'the Machine' Gunn. The challenge is tough - you'll need inner strength, guts, grit and determination. [Rage Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The sounds of gloves hitting faces gives off a satisfying smack, and body blows have a painful thudding sound to them.
  2. It’s a great game with visual flair and an immense depth of gameplay that recreates the “Sweet Science” perfectly.
  3. A winner with at least majority decision, if not a knockout.
  4. The game is a fairly realistic boxing sim. It pretty much it boils down to this: if you liked the acclaimed Rocky series, you’re sure to like this title, but if you never cared for it, you’ll probably hate it.
  5. 74
    Unfortunately, for PS2 owners, a vicious beat-down is delivered by the GameCube's less blurry, less angular crowds, and it wins by a split decision.
  6. The control and gameplay aren't great, but they're good enough for fans of the license. [Holiday 2002, p.54]
  7. Completely spoiled by a few major problems, the worst of which makes it possible to get by opponents using only one button.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. AndrewC.
    Feb 15, 2003
    10
    Best boxing game ever made!
  2. NoahB.
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    I'd give this a 100. But it's 1-10 .ApolloCreed iz da' man!!!
  3. JamieK.
    May 24, 2003
    10
    I love rocky and i love the game.
  4. Ben
    Dec 5, 2003
    10
    Sylvester Stallone is not only the single greatest actor to ever exist, but has written and directed the greatest movie series in the history of mankind. This game is a hard-hitting, Stallone powered machine that never stops running. The best movie has become a game... Expand
  5. LoopDoGG
    Jun 25, 2003
    9
    This is the best boxing game ive ever played, and ive played them all. Moves are fluid and the Al's are just at the right difficulty. One problem I noticed is a major glitch. If one plays with the silver rocky statue, the game freezes. Collapse
  6. BillK.
    Mar 17, 2003
    0
    I love Rocky movies and I was loving this game until late in story mode when I was having some trouble. Suddenly **ding** I realize you can beat ANY fighter in the game with 1-2 rhythm of just the X button (body punches--dont even need to touch directional pad). Finished the game easily soon after, I cant even say it was due to any skill on my part. Game was pretty useless after that...I was lucky to get my money back. Expand

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