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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.

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Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When both players are using power ups it can be hard to see where to aim your punch
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 The training option has the player follow a sequence of commands while pummelling a robot
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 A One Player fight starts with the player selecting their fighter and the game has paired Nadine to fight Nadine
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When a player is knocked down they must press CROSS a lot in order to wake up their character

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Critic Reviews

N-Europe GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) GameCube Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 10, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Worth Playing GameCube Jun 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube May, 2003 62 out of 100 62
GotNext GameCube Aug 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2003 58 out of 100 58
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55

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