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  • Summary: Step into the shadows of Gotham City's dangerous criminal underworld as Batman. Based on the movie of the same name, Batman Begins lets you explore both the origins of the "dark knight" and his transformation into a superhero. As Batman, you must use your strength and an array ofStep into the shadows of Gotham City's dangerous criminal underworld as Batman. Based on the movie of the same name, Batman Begins lets you explore both the origins of the "dark knight" and his transformation into a superhero. As Batman, you must use your strength and an array of high-tech gadgets to fight the evil forces that threaten the city, including Scarecrow, Ra's Al Ghul, and Carmine Falcone. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. 100
    Longtime Bat-gamers can consider Batman Begins the cave-engineered antidote to the Bat-crap that's been dropping on consoles in recent years.
  2. The gameplay goes deeper than expected with stealth elements and the ability to build a fearful reputation and then kicks it into high gear with some thrilling racing sequences.
  3. Is it great? Heck no. Does it offer little substance, but an enjoyable handful of thrills? It does, more often than not. [Aug 2005, p.97]
  4. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels too much like a mishmash of several other well-known gaming franchises and ends up overly simplistic.
  5. Where the game really succeeds, however, beyond providing a robust and solid, if unassuming model of explorative stealth and attack, is in fulfilling that old and oft-forgotten criterion - putting the gamer inside the movie. [Aug 2005, p.95]
  6. 60
    A reasonably engaging, yet perfectly average experience--much like most summer blockbusters.
  7. You've basically got a barely interactive "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Sept 2005, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. GeorgeR.
    Jun 15, 2005
    10
    Fun as hell!
  2. MaxP.
    Dec 14, 2004
    10
    great sound, great graphics, great play......great game.
  3. AndyC.
    Jun 18, 2005
    9
    Top game looks good plays well sound and voice is top class buy this game you'll be happy.
  4. HarryS.
    Jun 13, 2005
    8
    The controls are a little loose for my taste, but the game is a solid actioner with some nice graphics and good performances by the original The controls are a little loose for my taste, but the game is a solid actioner with some nice graphics and good performances by the original film actors. It's not going to win any awards, but it's fun and much better than the typical movie cash-in. Expand
  5. RyanFG.
    Jul 1, 2005
    7
    After seeing Batman Begins on IMAX, I have gone on a Batman frenzy. So after learning that there was a game on XBOX based off of the movie, I After seeing Batman Begins on IMAX, I have gone on a Batman frenzy. So after learning that there was a game on XBOX based off of the movie, I just had to get my hands on it. Luckily for me I went to this site and saw all of the low scores for it. Still itching for the Batman experience, I ran out nad rented it. I finished it in two days. It was fun and I enjoyed freaking out the thugs, but I just wasn't blown away by it like I was with its film counterpart. I hated missing a ledge or rope and falling next to 3 enemies and getting blown to bits. It lacked the really cool gadgets in the movie that I loved, and the games combat needed a liitle ommph to make it truely enjoyable. All in all, if you're a bat fan rent this game if not: run over to your buddy's house to play Splinter Cell. Expand
  6. DavieL.
    Apr 9, 2006
    6
    It was ok, bit too easy but they streached out the levels so that they are longer. Not sure it if I would play it again though.
  7. JohnL.
    Oct 14, 2005
    1
    This game was terrible to say the least....The fighting looks like crap and the mechanics are really sloppy, Im cosidered by most to be a This game was terrible to say the least....The fighting looks like crap and the mechanics are really sloppy, Im cosidered by most to be a pretty hardcore gamer and I could NOT get used to the camera inverted or otherwise...I'm seriously disappointed in this game because Im a BAtman fan first and a gamer second, but I couldnt stomach it this game is just awful...Do what I did after playing this, replay Ninja gaiden or go out and buy Ninja gaiden black. Expand

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