Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 82
    It's a good game that truly engrosses the player into the role of Batman while demonstrating simple, but well-designed gameplay mechanics.
  2. 82
    While the gameplay could still use some refinement and focus, the overall Vengeance adventure is an engaging and entertaining one.
  3. This game looks marvelous. Playing it honestly feels like you are in an interactive episode of the cartoon.
  4. Cinematic presentation, chilling Gotham City atmosphere, a good comic book story, and decent gameplay make this game stand out above the rest of the licensed games on their way this year.
  5. While there's nothing here that would warrant picking up this version if you already own the PlayStation 2 or GameCube editions, the Xbox version slightly edges out its brothers.
  6. The gameplay as a whole is lethargic and inaccurate.
  7. Overall it shines brilliantly compared to other titles of its franchise, but still falls short in some areas, mainly having to do with gameplay.
  8. It doesn’t correct any of the mistakes made by its PS2 predecessor. [Feb 2002, p.92]
  9. 70
    The 3D visual and audio style is topnotch, and the cinemas are a blast—even if some camera views are awkward and some areas are a little too dark and muddy.
  10. 70
    The 3D visual and audio style is topnotch, and the cinemas are a blast—even if some camera views are awkward and some areas are a little too dark and muddy.
  11. If you can look past its denounceable play control then you will find a smart, stylish, Batman experience that is, at its foundation, true to its namesake.
  12. If you’re looking for something to remind you why you spent £300 on a brand-new console, stay away.
  13. With the power that the XBox seems to be able to produce in the visual sense, you'll find that most of what is here is completely clean of the jagged edges, but it still fails to keep up in the detailing department!
  14. The difficulty is amped up in the latter stages by a maddening focus on precision moves and platform jumps. [Spring 2002, p.92]
  15. It takes more than a pretty cape to impress us these days. [Feb 2002, p.70]
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. AhmetL.
    Jul 4, 2002
    10
    Great game, If you love the show, or you just feel like you want an adventure.
  2. BubbaFresh
    Dec 28, 2002
    0
    Avoid at all costs.