Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 21 out of 33
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  1. In short, playing this epic-sized monstrosity is similar to being scratched to death by a house cat...not only is it painful, it's also embarrassing. [Sept 2004, p.104]
  2. GameBiz
    48
    Really, really, really annoying camera angles.
  3. 45
    After the grueling long exploration levels, I found myself craving a good catfight. Unfortunately, the simple combos and lifeless combatants make the fighting in the game more like a catnap.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    43
    Stylish visuals and a skintight catsuit can't save Catwoman from baffling controls (jump is the right shoulder button?), repetitive combat sequences, and predictable AI. [Oct 2004, p.74]
  5. Basically, there's nothing to like about Catwoman outside of the graphics. At the very most, the game deserves a rental.
  6. 40
    There is a lot of sheen resting over what's essentially an empty shell. While the development team has done a better-than-average job of heaping sparkles and gloss over these broken bones of a game, the end result is that Catwoman is a overly simplistic combat game.
  7. The restrictive control system and progression feels pathetic compared to the state of fluid titles such as "Prince of Persia" or "Galleon", whilst the overall experience is confounded by an awkward fixed camera system that makes it virtually impossible to see where you’re going.
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    40
    Besides the horrendous camera and controls, what irked me the most was how nonsensical it was. Its relentless linearity leads to jumping puzzles that make absolutely no sense. [Oct 2004, p.101]
  9. A flat out bomb, just like the pictures ticket sales. It's a shame Electronic Arts had to develop a movie version of Catwoman without the freedom of using the real feline character from the comics. Stay away from this game.
  10. 40
    Catwoman commits every action-adventure platform-jumper crime imaginable: lousy camera angles, incomprehensible level designs, and a lame combat engine.
  11. But even the addition of Halle Berry’s slinky form and sultry voice can’t pull unpolished game play with lousy camera angles out of the litter box.
  12. 40
    The hell of the game is that the environmental puzzle setups look pretty good -- climb the wall, lash onto the nearest outcropping, swing to clamber chainlink fences, etc. It's just a shame the game actively fights your ability to navigate them.
  13. This game certainly has some really great graphics and animations but it comes up short on being able to keep things moving at an enjoyable pace, not to mention that it's very difficult to control.
  14. AceGamez
    40
    Reasonable graphics are let down severely by atrocious, uninteresting and frustrating gameplay, ill-considered sound and very little incentive to keep playing.
  15. If you want a shallow, no fun, sexist, rip-off of "Prince Of Persia," taken from a terrible idea for a film, then why the hell are you reading this magazine?
  16. The game, while pretty to the eye, is flawed in execution in most every way, shape, and form. The story is bland, the game is short, the controls are iffy, and the camera is laughably bad.
  17. But however pleasant that perspective may be, the unnecessarily complicated controls, the crappy fighting system and the inability to change perspective before jumping from place to place grinds to a halt whatever potential this game had for a bounce off of an atomic box-office bomb.
  18. The sultry character may offer a mesmerising, hip-swaying walk and spectacular feline acrobatics, but the game is frustrating, thanks to imprecise, unintuitive controls and a dreadfully wayward camera over which the players have no control.
  19. EA Games screwed up the controls so bad that's it hard not to miss that important jump, and that means you have to go through some overly tedious levels all over again. The bottom-line is that the gameplay is so horrible here that I think nobody will cry if this cat gets run over by a car.
  20. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    This fetid package comes ribbon-wrapped with a horrible, barely adjustable camera that sees to it that Catwoman must guess where her enemies are and where the next in an endless series of platforms sits. [Sept 2004, p.94]
  21. From its bad control to its bad design, this is the real reason god kills kittens.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. AB
    Nov 10, 2004
    1
    Other than "Bad Boys II," "Drake of the 99 Dragons," "and Charlie's Angels," this is the worst game I have played this year. I really Other than "Bad Boys II," "Drake of the 99 Dragons," "and Charlie's Angels," this is the worst game I have played this year. I really wanted to love it. I like Catwoman as a character, and I like EA, but this was a major disappointment. The game is UNPLAYABLE. The enemies don't die, the controls are impossible, and I could go on, but that wouldn't make the game better. I was hoping that this wouldn't be as bad as the movie, but it definitely is. Full Review »
  2. JohnF.
    Jul 24, 2004
    6
    I recently bought this game and have already finished it. The camera in this game is the worst part of the game. It stays glued on I recently bought this game and have already finished it. The camera in this game is the worst part of the game. It stays glued on Catwoman's sexy body, making it hard to move in the game. The graphics are good considering it's a EA game. They spent most of their attention on Halle's curvacious body making her look and move realistically. Anyways the game is "enjoyable", despite what the critics say. Full Review »
  3. BasR.
    Jul 21, 2004
    0
    Rented it, I wish I didn't. My God this is awful, as bad, if not worse, then the movie. However, the movie only lasts for a few hours, Rented it, I wish I didn't. My God this is awful, as bad, if not worse, then the movie. However, the movie only lasts for a few hours, this could potentially last for MORE. What do you end up with? GUESS WHAT? Another movie cash-in by Electronic Arts that will be forgotten in 2 weeks. Avoid like the black plague. And boycot EA by the way, untill they make GOOD games that AREN'T related directly to movies, or that aren't franchises of which they bought the publishing rights. I hate EA by the way. But not nearly as much as this "game". Full Review »