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  • Summary: HBO Boxing is another disappointing boxing game that fails to even come close to re-creating the look and feel of the sport in the ring.
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. The two-handed boxing controls give gamers unprecedented freedom. And while most of the game modes are easy, the Career Mode is no pushover.
  2. If it keeps the cool Career mode, Custom Boxer Creation, decent polygon models and line-up of solid fighters (tossing out everything else, especially the awful 'toggle active hand' controller configuration), it could have the basis on which to rebuild a better game next year.
  3. 30
    It's a real disappointment, it's not fun, and it looks bad. It's not even a potential contender, and if Apollo Creed or Mr. T. ever got ahold of this they'd eat it for breakfast, and they aren't even real boxers.
  4. The Hector "Macho" Camacho of boxing games: lots of style and flash, but no punching power.
  5. The game has the worst combination of problems a boxing game could possibly have: sloppy controls, horrid animation, and poor collision detection. These detrimental factors ultimately make HBO boxing a bigger waste of money than the Tyson vs. Golata fight.
  6. Horrible...Not even a big-name license such as HBO or a high-profile cover boy such as George Foreman could save this boxing debacle, thanks to its awful graphics, horrible control, and crappy gameplay.
  7. If "Knockout Kings 2001" weren't on the market, this game might earn a severe MISS rating. But compared to that excellent game, HBO Boxing isn't worth the disc it's encoded on.
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