Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
Buy On
  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. It's good. Clichéd nonsense, but good. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  3. While it's easy and linear (not to mention short – 6 to 7 hours or so), Batman Begins excels where it counts, truly making you feel like the Dark Knight, stalking his prey and brutalizing those who target the weak and innocent.
  4. With perfect voice acting and sound effects, very crisp and good looking graphics, a truly wonderful story, but somewhat lacking gameplay…Batman Begins is at most a weekend rental for the average gamer, but is definitely worth a purchase by any Batman fan.
  5. Like most games in its genre Batman Begins isn't a game we're likely to remember in a year. It's a good game in most ways, but even if it introduces some interesting elements into the gameplay I doubt it'll be enough to appeal to those not heavily into Batman, or the action / third-person action genres.
  6. 80
    The training levels are a little tedious, but serves it purpose to have you naturally thinking and reacting as if you're Batman by the heart of the game.
  7. The production values are outstanding.
  8. I wish the old Batmobile was unlocked and in the game but instead gamers will get to drive the prototype instead. For fans of Batman it is safe to say there is plenty of replay value.
  9. With a completion time of under eight hours and a few half-decent extras, one has to wonder if Batman Begins was essentially targeted directly as a rental game.
  10. While the storytelling is poor, the game does an excellent job of evoking the film's ambience, with striking visuals even better than those in the movie. The game's use of light as it streams through broken boards into a dark room is reminiscent of the wonderful art direction of the first "Splinter Cell" game.
  11. The decision to go stealth was a good one and even though scripted and prompted, the gameplay hits the broad mark.
  12. Batman Begins isn't just a good game, it's two great games that play great together. When you're the caped crusader, it's an action game in the mold of "Splinter Cell"... Then, when you're driving the Batmobile, the game morphs into "Burnout," with you knocking cars off the road as you careen through traffic.
  13. 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.

Awards & Rankings

52
#52 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Jun 27, 2011
    8
    This is a great game for fans of the movie and general Bat-man fans.

    most of the game revolves around stealth and creeping around and then
    This is a great game for fans of the movie and general Bat-man fans.

    most of the game revolves around stealth and creeping around and then literally putting the fear into the crooks which makes it easier to defeat them.

    there is also a bat-mobile level which is great.

    The game has great graphics and controls.

    the only problem that it might be too easy for hardcore gamers.
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  2. 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.
  3. 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. Full Review »