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Black & Bruised is a cartoonish take on boxing with 18 different boxers, each with their own personality and fighting style. There are five different modes including multi-player, exhibition and a story mode told with CG with each boxer's life story is played out in story mode. Each boxer has a different special attack and power-ups can be picked up to use in matches. There are 30 different facial expressions for each boxer reacting to punches and misses giving them a life-like appearance.


Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 Player Training is fighting against a robot
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 From the main menu there's a Setup option which gives the player access to Sound, game configuration, player controls such as this, and Cheat codes can be entered there
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 There's no title screen. After an animated introductory video the game goes straight to the menu
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 The game starts with a warning

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
The Next Level GameCube Jan 28, 2003 B 75
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy GameCube Feb 19, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameZone PlayStation 2 Feb 07, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 GameCube Dec 21, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Mar 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60 GameCube Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55


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