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Black & Bruised

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PlayStation 2
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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 Here the both players have power ups
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 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
Black & Bruised PlayStation 2 When both players are using power ups it can be hard to see where to aim your punch

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Critic Reviews

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
GameZone GameCube Feb 10, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Nintendojo GameCube Apr 08, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy GameCube Feb 19, 2003 68 out of 100 68
IGN GameCube Jan 27, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Mar 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Jul 17, 2003 11 out of 20 55
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Feb 19, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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