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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 The game starts with a warning
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 The Boxer's Life is an option from the main menu.
Each one is a chapter in their life story that ends in a fight. Winning the fight unlocks the next chapter

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AceGamez PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Mar, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles GameCube May 03, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 29, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy GameCube Feb 19, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot GameCube Feb 05, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 30, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube May, 2003 62 out of 100 62
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Target GameCube Feb 17, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55

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