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Batman Begins

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Description

In this adaptation of the film of the same name, the origins of the Batman legend are explored. Playing as both Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman, you will need to hunt evil forces in familiar locations such as Arkham asylum, Gotham City, but also in the Himalaya. Using both stealth and brutal skills, you take on enemies in true beat-em-up style. Batman has a vast array of moves, from kicks and punches to more exotic special moves. Multiple enemies can be attacked at once, and there are tricks to break through enemies' defenses. Also, certain attacks can only be used as a finishing move when opponents are weakened.

Next to the melee combat, Batman carries his Bat Utility Belt with a Batgrapple to reach higher areas, the Batarang and gadgets such as smoke and flash grenades, a lockpick, camera hacker and an optical wire to peek from behind corners.

Certain levels turn Batman Begins into a racing game, as you drive the shiny Batmobile at high speeds though Gotham City. During these missions, your progress is measured by a reputation meter, which increases when you take out cops and thugs, and decreases when you harm civilians. There is nitro available for even higher speeds and an armour meter shows the status of your car.

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Batman Begins Xbox Avoiding being spotted by the ninjas.
Batman Begins Xbox Bruce Wayne getting through some training by Ducard.
Batman Begins Xbox Main menu
Batman Begins Xbox Using turbo boost to gain on speed rather quickly.

Alternate Titles

  • "蝙蝠侠:开战时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

GameCell UK Xbox 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania GameCube Jun 21, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxpo.com GameCube 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Aug, 2005 7.25 out of 10 72
GameSpy Xbox Jun 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Jul 25, 2005 68.5 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jun 21, 2005 13 out of 20 65
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Aug 08, 2005 65 out of 100 65
GameSpy GameCube Jun 20, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
X-Power Xbox Jul 04, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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